Taking Charge of Your Health

Hello my beauties ! Today I’m going to address an issue that I’m sure you have either experienced it or experiencing right now or maybe you know someone who is suffering from it, constipation. Before I start, I would like to first talk about the lipstick that I’m wearing because I know, I’m pretty sure one of you guys will ask me and I’ll always end up like not remembering so I will show you I’m wearing the new Lancôme juicy shaker and the matte version so you can see the cap is actually black not silver this one is in the color yummy pink and it’s number 379 and I just thought I’d show you guys before I forget, back to the constipation you’ll actually be surprised, but a lot of people suffer from this, some say more than 4 million Americans frequently feel constipated so guess what you’re not alone, you see we eat three meals a day sometimes more so a lot of food goes into our bodies and therefore it’s natural for it to come out the other way, for some people you can go to the bathroom or poop as often as three times a day because that’s pretty much how much you eat or it could be one to two, times a week however if you haven’t expelled for more than three days then Houston, we have a problem because then you’ll be categorized as constipated constipation occurs when there is not enough fluid in the colon, whereby feces become hard and difficult to expel, there are many things that you could be doing or may have done that have causes but it’s definitely more of a diet and lifestyle choice, as opposed to genetics. One being the most obvious is that too much water is being absorbed from the food that you are eating, and not enough left in the colon for it to go out to the other way. This also happens when feces is moving too slowly through the intestines due to the muscles not contracting or not contracting fast enough. Now certain drugs and medication like antidepressants or iron tablets can also cause constipation. There’s also various illnesses and diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer Parkinson’s disease and MS can all cause constipation, of course there is also eating too much meat and dairy products not eating enough fruit and vegetables eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia sometimes pregnancy can also cause you to have constipation, not to mention sleeping too late or a lot of stress are all big factors that contribute to constipation. There are some natural remedies and foods that you should be eating to help with constipation. Number one, beans I’m sure you must have heard about eating too much baked beans will make you pass gas, well it’s true. Passing gas is totally normal, and in order to pass gas it means that your bowels are moving, which is exactly what you need to be doing to cure constipation now beans contain a great mixture of soluble and insoluble fibers that will help keep the food moving through your intestines. Number 2, spinach okay besides the fact that it’s a vegetable, and you should be eating it anyways think of spinach as a way to clear out the intestines, and help you improve the bowel movements. It contains magnesium and minerals that can help with the good bacteria in your stomach to clear out everything, it can also eliminate the heat from the body, as well as increasing metabolism and help to break down the food better Number 3, berries. Yes eating more fruits is going to help, but in this case especially blueberries strawberries and raspberries. Not only are there high in fiber, but they low in calories which means you don’t have to feel bad when you’re snacking on them I usually eat them with yogurt, or in your pancake, cereal oatmeal, which brings me to my next thing. Number four, oatmeal. Oatmeal contain whole fibers and adds bulk to your stool, especially great if you have them for breakfast, and you can also add fresh fruits like I mentioned before raspberries, and strawberries I know we all live very busy lives and sometimes we skip breakfast, but let me tell you now skipping breakfast, which is the first meal of the day not only will make you more constipated, but it can also cause you to gain excess weight because when you don’t eat breakfast it actually slows down the metabolism and the movements in your bowels, so make sure you eat breakfast Number five, prunes. Now this one works for me almost every time, and I feel like if you eat it too often or if you eat it too much, then sometimes it decreases the effects on your body, so try not to eat it too much but prunes are often considered a better supplement than fiber, when it comes to alleviating constipation they basically are known to be a natural source of laxatives. Prunes produce more spontaneous bowel movements, and they’re tasty too! Number six, sweet potato sweet potatoes are high in important fibers and also have vitamins and minerals you can bake them, you can boil them, you can fry them you can eat them in your congee or have them as sweet potato fries, so you can try this ancient traditional Chinese remedy which has been passed down from older generations you will need ginger, white vinegar, white wine as well as band-aids. First you just cut ginger into some thin slices, ginger is actually known for many benefits and one of them is to help with blood circulation dip the ginger slice in white wine, this is a cooking wine commonly used in Asian cooking, and then you dip the ginger slice into white vinegar, so vinegar has a ton of benefits, I have already done a video about that so I will link that at the end of this video, and then you apply the ginger slice directly to the abdominal area and to keep them in place use a band-aid over it, and you can go straight to bed the next morning when you wake up, the first thing you’re going to want to do is go to the bathroom and of course there are also pressure points that you could do to help with constipation the first pressure point is on the back of your arm, measuring from the crease of your wrist place four fingers down and the pressure point is on the finger that’s furthest away from the wrist, press down firmly three times, and then massage for about 60 seconds you can do this for up to three times a day the next pressure point is the one on your stomach, and this one is similar to the debloating one, as this will help to stimulate your intestine movements. Find your belly button there are two spots on either side of it, measure three fingers apart on each side, massage both spots clockwise 30 times, and then counterclockwise 30 times the last pressure point is on your leg this is great if you have indigestion too bend the knee so you can feel the bottom of your kneecap, on the outer side of your calf, measure four fingers down from the edge of the kneecap bone you can either use your finger or your knuckle to massage this point, I find that the longer you massage the better it works, so it’s awesome for after big meal. Okay, so that’s it! I hope you guys find this video somewhat helpful, if you have any questions, leave your comments down below and I will see you in my next video, bye!

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