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Constipation Remedies And Colon Cleansing

Posted Nov 17 2008 1:24am 1 Comment
by Keith M. Henry

Colon cleansing has become very popular, especially for those that lean toward alternative medicine. Colon Cleansing is extremely beneficial for numerous ailments; ailments such as ance, digistive tract problems etc.

Constipation can be caused because of irritable bowel movements, excessive and chronic use of laxatives, worry, anxiety, fear, lack of physical activity and problems with intestinal function (chronic idiopathic constipation) etc. However, the most common reasons for constipation are a diet low in fiber or a diet that is high in fats, such as cheese, eggs, and meat.

Bowel Friendly Foods

Grapes have proved extremely advantageous in overcoming the occurrence of constipation and irregularity. The combination of the properties of the cellulose sugar and organic acid in grapes make them a laxative food. Fennel has properties in curing digestive troubles. The habutual use of fennel will normalize the working of the digestive system and cure the constipation problems. Fennel has extraordinary attributes which assit in curing digestive problems. It is traditionally provided in Indian cuisine after each meal. It is also found in many commercial colon cleanse products.

Fruit salad containing guava and papaya is advisable. It provides good roughage and clears your bowel system and prevents constipation. Fruits like papaya and guava are very beneficial in treating constipation. Regular intake of papaya at early morning on an empty stomach helps prevent constipation. Fruits are made by nature and are a perfect food. They contain the right balance of nutrients with distilled water.


Exercise, or lack thereof, is seen as a cause of constipation because some believe that without regular exercise our metabolic rate slows, which means a longer digestive cycle and thus less regular bowel movement. Among other reasons the fact is, the longer the stool spends in your digestive system, the more water is excreted from the stool, which results in a harder stool which is more difficult and painful to pass.

Colon Cleanse

There are many good commercial colon cleanses on the market. A good commercial colon cleanse will normally be plant based, and will encourage, by its action intestinal detoxification. It is not uncommon for these colon cleansers to contain substances such as psyllium husk herbs like Slippery Elm bark, Cascara Sagrada, and Marshmallow.

In a nutshell bad eating habits, lack of exercise, not drinking enough water etc., lead to constipation, and the sooner these habits are dropped and corrective habits instituted, the sooner relief from constipation will be realized.

About the Author:
Keith is a Medical Missionary Herbalist and Natropathic Doctor candidate. Try his Eden Cleanse at his site. Visit his Blog for great info on alternative remedies
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regular drinking of lemon juice can help you prevent from having constipation.
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