Constipation is something that hits most of us at one time or another. When our food is cooked so soft, it doesn’t add fibre to our meals, we become constipated. I suffered from this as a teenager during my years at boarding school. It hurt to go to the toilet.
Dehydration was the cause and it was only when I grew older, that I learnt about the importance of drinking water from Muscle & Fitness magazine.. We are 70% water. If we do not drink enough each day, we simply get backed up.
And I am not talking drinking liquids like coffee, soda or alcohol either. Herbal teas and mineral water are easily recognised by your body as a liquid to work with. Your body uses it to digest food, transport nutrients and also eliminate waste and toxins.
Constipation beating foods are normally starchy in nature, usually being vegetables and fruit instead of meat, fish or dairy.
A salad made up of at least 7 veggies including cabbage, broccoli or carrots will definitely beat constipation.
Put either a tomato salsa or avocado dressing with it and eat with a protein of your choice. Yes, you can still eat your meat, fish and eggs, but with at least half your plate looking like the picture of salad above
Half an hour later, drink 2 cups of water. You should aim to drink between 8-12 cups of water daily depending on your weight and height.
Why Is Fibre So Important?
Simply because if you don’t evacuate the waste from your food, it basically ferments within your colon. All the toxins that should have gone down the toilet, are left to recirculate round your body.
This can cause all kinds of problems including arthritis, skin problems, cysts, tumours and even cancer. If your standard meals consist of a burger, fries and a Coke, you definitely need to spruce up your diet and make some changes.
Constipation Beating Salad
I am not saying to go cold-turkey into eating clean. No – just add one 7 veg salad to your daily menu. Make sure to chose veggies that are not just starchy, but also ones you find visually appealing and colourful.
Cut them up in chunks, for example, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, sweetcorn, onions. Your dressing could be a nut butter, or homemade tomato salsa. DEFINITELY NOT mayonnaise or ketchup!
This is for starters. Then once you have eaten your salad, go ahead and eat your standard meal.
Half an hour later, drink 2 cups of plain mineral water. If this is too plain, add some lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey to your water.
After eating like this for a week, you will find that time spent in the toilet will only be a couple of minutes instead of 7… Remember, 2 cups of water on rising, 2 after breakfast, 2 after lunch and 2 after dinner. You will feel better and lighter. Any constipation issues will clear up in less than 3 weeks if you follow this constipation beating plan.
As this is a natural treatment, do not expect super fast results. You need to treat your stomach and bowels gently. If you are thoroughly backed up and have not moved your bowels in a week, you need to see a specialist who performs colonic irrigation and supervises you.
One of my friends has an extra long colon and normally goes to toilet every 3 days. While on holidays she visited me for a week in September. I encouraged her to join me for a smoothie fast.
We would each have 5-8 full glasses of fruit or vegetable smoothie a day. No cooked food allowed. Each glass was 8oz.
My friend agreed so I bought 4 days worth of all the fruit and vegetables we would need.
On the first day, my friend sipped her way through 3 glasses. As she found them tasty, she was up to 5 glasses by Day 2. She also made several trips to the toilet.
By Day 3, my friend felt so energetic, she mopped my entire flat and also cleaned up my bathroom til it sparkled!
Her face glowed and she found herself needing less sleep. She also lost 5lbs of weight. Job Done!
To top it off, by the end of the week, she made the decision to go for a colonic in a private clinic. There it was confirmed that she had a lot of old fecal matter that was black and sitting in her colon. In other words – Mucoid Plaque. She looked at it through a glass tube that allowed her to see fecal matter that she had passed. Invigorised, she returned to the Caribbean with the intention of buying a blender and continuing the smoothie making at home..
My friend was at least 3 stone (42lbs) overweight and had a problem with knee pain. However, even after 5 days of this smoothie fast, she felt lighter and her joints were more flexible.
Using the above methods, you can see that constipation can be eased. You do not have to be at the mercy of laxatives. Today I challenge you to take your health matters into your own hands so you can lead a healthier life and enjoy it.
If you have any questions about this topic, please feel free to leave them below.
12 thoughts on “Eczema & Constipation Beating Foods”
Very inspiring to read about your friend, and I am glad her health got sorted out.
I have also been trying to eat a salad made with as many veggies as I can get my hands on for lunch each day. It has definitely made a difference and I have lost a few kgs since doing this.
However in winter, this has been difficult to keep up as one doesn’t feel like cold food, so instead, I have been making veggie soup and having that, although I think it is not as good as fresh veggies for our bodies.
Colon health is extremely important, and if your colon is healthy, you feel so much better and have so much more energy.
Very true Michel….
I hope you get the balance right of what you should eat for each season, yet still be a decent size for your height.
I appreciate that you wrote this article on a topic that very few of us wish to talk about publicly. I have suffered from digestive problems for the better part of the last 5 years. I have seen GI specialist and they have done many tests on my abdomen. They typically find nothing wrong and send me away with a prescription.
It wasn’t until someone suggested a few changes to my diet that I started to see some relief from my stomach problems. Their suggestions were very similar to your article and helped me tremendously. I noticed that you mentioned eczema in your title, does this diet help with that also?
Thanks again, Glenn
My niche is eczema related therapies Mainly focusing on dry eczema.
I am pleased you find the information I posted useful. I hope your digestive issues totally clear up.
This is really a helpful and useful post. I didn’t use to drink a lot of water. I used to think I don’t need to drink if I’m not thirsty, but that change recently. The reason I started drinking more water is because I was told it will help get rid of skin bumps. This post has also open my mind to some important of drinking water and fruit smoothie. I will put all those recommended method into practice.
Thanks for sharing.
I am glad you enjoyed reading this post and find it useful.
Constipation is a major issue that i do face. It used to look like a borden to me which usually disturb my sound sleep. I normally take vegetables being a lexative and they do work for me. This is another logic of curing constipation and I’ll love to try the formular out. Thanks for this useful review.
Good for you Stella!
Stella, thanks for your post. Feeling constipated is no fun. But your post has informed me of some potential long term effects if this problem persists. I drink water at meal times but given the amounts you suggest I need to drink a lot more. I don’t eat enough fibre so I will be giving the salad a go too!
Good for you James!
I like your content, easy to read how to solve the constipation problem. I like your idea about a salad to eat before the meal but I think it is too much water we need to drink. Unless the tea or juice included in the counting of water. I missed more details about how to prepare shakes, what vegetables and fruits to use. At least one recipe or just an idea what kind of vegetables to use before sigh in to get a recipe.
Your content is “eczema and constipation….”, but I didn’t find anything about eczema, I was reading again your article and finally, I found in a very bottom on right side your other article ” eczema… “. Sorry, there is just my opinion.
It is very simple, remove constipation and inflammation plus itches die down and eczema clears off….
Sorry I didn’t make it clearer for you. There is more about eczema on the other pages!