Physical activity is essential to stimulate the intestine. Instead sedentaryism promotes constipation.

Constipation must be resolved differently depending on the cause. Let’s review the possible causes and their natural remedies to solve the problem.

Because of a bad diet

Poor nutrition can cause constipation. Maybe not immediately, but in the long run certainly yes. It is essential to avoid refined white flours and an excess of animal proteins and, vice versa, to follow a diet rich in:

  • Seasonal fruit, ripe, fresh or pureed.
  • Vegetables, past and salads.
  • Whole grains.
  • Legumes.
  • Dried fruits and seeds.

Moreover, there are some foods that, despite being very laxative, do not irritate the intestine:

  • Flax seeds left to soak all night.
  • Prunes.
  • Dates.
  • Hazelnuts.
  • Fresh ripe figs.
  • Kiwi.
  • Acacia honey.
  • Kuzu o kudzu.
  • Chestnuts.
  • Psyllium.
  • Jelly.
  • Apple cooked with peel.

Equally important is to drink enough water between meals, at least 6 glasses a day. Constipation is characterized by dryness, so if we hydrate properly, we will also help the body eliminate all the fibers we receive from food.

Because of a sedentary life

Even the intestine is activated when we put into action all our body, which is why it is essential to perform physical activity half an hour a day.

Because of tensions and stress

Stress damages the whole body and alters it at all levels. One of these is constipation. The intestine is a part of the body that is affected by tensions, as well as the back. If this is your case, you will have to treat constipation using the following options:

  • Infusi of melissa, passiflora or valerian.
  • Deep breathing exercises.
  • Massages on the belly.
  • Sweet gymnastics such as yoga or tai-chi.

Because of a wrong functioning of the liver

Also the liver and the gall bladder are directly connected to the intestine. Among the signs that may give you confirmation that this is precisely the cause of your constipation we encounter poor digestion and heaviness, problems of vision, problems with the hair, crow’s feet, yellowish color of the skin or pain under the ribs of the right side. In this case you can solve the problem in the following ways:

  • Infusions of boldo, milk thistle and dandelion. 
  • Make dinners read and soon.
  • Sleep with a bag of warm water on the ribs on the right side.
  • Drink the juice of half a lemon and a spoonful of fasting olive oil.
  • Eat a umeboshi plum every day (on sale in Japanese grocery stores or organic products).
Prugna umeboshi

Due to an abuse of irritating laxatives

People who suffer from constipation time and use irritating laxatives (chemical or natural as senna, podofillo or aloe) must know that, in the long run, these damage the normal functioning of the intestine, causing diarrhea, ulcers, calcium deficiency, etc.

It is better to stop using them as soon as possible or, in any case, use them only in isolated cases. The first 3 or 4 days after you stop taking them, your intestines will struggle to function properly. You can make enemas these days. Afterwards, the organ will work again naturally and you can help it with light natural laxatives.

Because of psychogenic reasons

There are people who can not evacuate if they are not in their own home. This particular is more important than it looks, since it is not a stimulus that we can control with the brain. The intestine, in fact, warns so that we receive the signal. If we ignore it, with time this can also be the cause of a wrong functioning of the organ. To solve this problem, if you can not do it yourself, you can count on the help of a therapist or a psychologist.

Difficult or isolated cases

In case of severe constipation, for example when you are elderly or in isolated cases in which the other remedies have not had effect, before resorting to chemical laxatives, you can opt for the homeopathic remedyOpium 15CH. Take three balls under the tongue, three times a day, away from meals and strong flavors or menthol, for a period of time not exceeding three months. As soon as you notice improvements, stop using them and use the previous remedies.

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