The Western culture thrives on pills. Since the dawning of the age of television ads, the medical community has coasted into a media which mesmerizes viewers with the ever popular myth of the “magic pill.” Since there is a part in all of us that wants to believe in magic health, happiness and sexual vitality, advertisers are more than delighted to present plastic bottles of pills, pink or white liquid, or chocolaty foil packets filled with magic combinations of lab manufactured chemicals that are sure to launch you in any direction you wish to go. If the “natural” remedies for constipation suit you, vegetable based remedies are also offered, with the same outcome. When these chemicals cause adverse reactions in the body, labs have produced more chemicals to magically make them disappear, too. But when is it time to stop believing in magic chemicals that are lifted up like rabbits out of a hat, and understand the body as an intelligent, organic entity?
Signs of Constipation
What Your Colon is Trying to Tell You
If food waste is gathering up in your colon causing constipation, the intelligence of your “second brain” is sending out a clear message. You are not ingesting foods and liquids that contain proper cleansing properties. If you are answering back with chemicals that force the colon into reducing the waste matter into diarrhea, there is a friendlier approach.
How Laxatives Work
What You Can Do to Balance Your System
If you are constipated, don’t panic. If your constipation occurs without other troublesome symptoms, take a deep breath. More than likely you are constipated due to a poor diet, dehydration, a nervous bowel, quitting coffee or cigarettes, or a combination of these factors. Regardless of the cause, the end remedy is the same:
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High Fiber Recipes
*Please know that I am not a medical doctor or a health practitioner. I cannot diagnose your stomach problems nor can I guarantee a cure. I am here to share my knowledge, which applications have worked for me and to offer suggestions of where you may go physically, emotionally and spiritually for healing and self-empowerment. If you choose to explore alternative medicine, do not independently stop taking your prescribed medications. Always consult with your current doctor as well as your new practitioner when changing your medical program.