Many of us know what it feels like to have stomach problems.
And being constipated, or feeling any version of bloated, and the discomfort that comes along with it is no one’s idea of a good time. Stress, lack of physical activity, and diet are the primary reasons for this and sometimes we need a little help emptying our bowels.
I would like to take this to time to simply suggest that eating a healthier diet in the first place is a good idea. And if you’re going to change your diet make sure you do it in baby steps or else you can overwhelm your system and create equally uncomfortable situations.
I can’t emphasize enough how important having a healthy digestive system really is, your energy, mood, sleep, you name it hinges on how balanced things are in your belly.
If we throw off that system it can get backed up with toxins because it’s not as good at eliminating them efficiently anymore. This is where we can start to get into serious trouble and chronic illnesses can begin to form. Not to mention, toxins trapped in your body in and of themselves can make you fat.
I’m not a big fan of over-the-counter medicines because virtually all of them come with their own set of uncomfortable side effects, which sort of seems counterproductive and ironic.
For this reason, we suggest a natural colon cleanse 2-4 times a year.
The detox mixture below consists of organic foods and essential oils that will be easy on the body and should take about two minutes to do its thing (i.e. be near a toilet after drinking this stuff).
Plumber’s Special Sauce Recipe
- 2 organic plums
- 15 organic dates
- 3 drops ginger essential oil
- 3 drops fennel essential oil
Turn the stove to high and heat up five cups of water in a medium-sized pot. Once the water starts to boil, add the plums and dates. Let things simmer for ten minutes, and remove from the heat. Let it sit for an additional 10 minutes before adding the essential oils.
How to Use:
First thing in the morning when you get out of bed, take 1 tablespoon of the Plumber’s Special Sauce and let it sit in your belly for 30 minutes before eating breakfast. This should help alleviate all of your digestive issues in addition to constipation.
Feeling super-constipated? Eat organic raisin bran for breakfast and lentil soup every day for a week.