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Constipation

Question

I have problems with my stomach. The movement of the bowels is weak and incomplete, and the colon is irritable. I only eat warm, fresh vegetarian meals and no cold beverages.
~ M.Q of Bogota, Columbia

Answer

In general, for more regularity, the Herbal Cleanse formula helps. Also try the following tips:

  • Eat a stewed apple for breakfast.
  • Replenish the digestive flora with fresh buttermilk (yogurt and water mixture) and have it at lunch.
  • Add bulk and water soluble fiber to your diet, such as psyllium husk, oatmeal, fruits and zucchini.
  • Cook your foods with equal amounts of turmeric, cumin and coriander.
  • Take a walk about a half hour after lunch.
  • Increase the digestive fire by chewing about 1/4 teaspoon of fennel seeds 3-4 times daily between meals. Mix raw and baked seed together — 50% of each.

Constipation is a Vata imbalance. So, before bed, apply Rejuvenation Massage Oil to your hands and feet.


Please note: This ayurvedic information is education. It does not replace medical advice or treatments.

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