gall bladder, sometimes (too much bile causes diarrhoea
whilst too little causes constipation)
If you are
constipated you are not emptying your bowels properly. In the process of
evacuation you initially pass water, followed by stools. A sign that the bowels
have emptied is a second passing of water. If this does not occur then your
bowels are not completely empty. Drinking lots of water will clear constipation
in most cases.
psychological perspective, constipated people can be regarded as misers. They
are trying to hold onto things, including their own waste. I encourage my
constipated patients to get rid of an object that they have not used in the
past five years so that they can begin to think in terms of 'letting go'. This
often results in the bowels moving again.
Many people take
laxatives. Habitual use of laxatives forces the body to perform its necessary
functions unnaturally. Laxatives are quite unnecessary if you can eat
sufficient roughage and drink enough water. The natural way to overcome the
problem is to eat foods which have a naturally laxative effect - such as onion
soup, pears, plums, bran, linseed oil, green vegetables and minerals - and
avoid starchy foods and white flour products.
2 tablespoons of bran
2 tablespoons of
linseed oil mixed with 1 rotten overripe black banana
orange juice or apple
LUNCH AND DINNER
eat green vegetables
rather than root vegetables
water to flush your system
The colon can quite
easily be restored to normal functioning within 21-28 days. Insufficient
exercise combined with long periods of sitting can often cause constipation
because of the lack of movement. If your work is sedentary, you can help
yourself by performing regular abdominal exercises. Singing is also most
FRESII JUICE RECIPE
Make 500ml from
equal amounts of the following juices:
Drink undiluted on
an empty stomach. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper and eat 1 raw courgette.
While drinking this juice, practise 'eating the drink'.
From time to time
fast for 24 hours, drinking only warm water.
l00g almonds (skinned)
2 cardamoms (small)
1 tablespoon jaggery
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
4 cups soya curd milk
25g pork fat
ingredients into a paste and fry together. Drink slowly and the bowels will
move within half an hour. Jaggery is unrefined sugar from sugar cane and can be
obtained from most Asian foodstores. If you cannot buy soya curd milk, you can
make it yourself in the same way as you would make yoghurt from cow's milk.
Soya bean milk can be purchased from most healthfood stores and large