Highly Effective Tools for Constipation in Children
13 Highly Effective Home Remedies for Constipation!
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If your child is suffering from constipation, don't turn to adult laxatives as they can be harmful! Try the natural remedies listed below instead–you most likely will not need to do all of them.
Conventional laxatives have an irritating effect on the intestines and over time can cause impaired function, especially if they are abused at an early age. When constipation occurs it is usually a symptom of an unbalanced diet.
Many cases can be resolved with some dietary changes, in addition, it is wise to look at the whole picture such as exercise or activity and emotion upsets.
Because food is our VERY BEST medicine it is the best place to start. A drug on the other hand will force our body to do a certain thing. Even if it does have the desired outcome, it is often very hard on our body and leaves us without correcting the issue.
Food, on the other hand, is both cleansing and building to our body. It is our optimal fuel. The following foods are right for all blood types and most genotypes.
13 Highly Effective Home Remedies for Constipation
A tablespoon of olive oil on an empty stomach is a foolproof treatment for constipation.
*Children often respond quickly to this simple habit that you can keep up for a few weeks until the problem is resolved.
*Extra virgin olive oil acts as a mild laxative and a very healthy food that is essential to a balanced diet.
Apples: A fruit with lots of fiber, fructose and sorbitol that can regulate digestive function depending on how they are eaten.
*Eat an apple in the morning with its peel to fight constipation.
*Organic apples are highly recommended to avoid pesticides which shut down the guts ability to digest foods properly.
Plums: Another excellent mild laxative that will help prevent constipation in children naturally.
*Offer your child four plums on an empty stomach in the morning
*If you prefer dried plums or prunes, be sure to soak them in water overnight first.
Kiwi: Another very beneficial food for healthy intestinal function, thanks to their high fiber and enzyme content.
*You can eat it alone or in combination with apples and prunes for a nutrition smoothie that your child may love.
Flaxseed: Are famous for treatment of constipation. You must soak them in water overnight first.
*While the seeds soak, they release soluble fiber known as mucilage.
*On an empty stomach in the morning, have them drink both the seeds and the water
*If your child does not like the plain beverage or the gelatinous texture, mix it with some fruit.
Chia seeds: These amazing seeds promote a deep cleansing of the digestive tract without irritating the intestine.
*When you soak them in water, they release fiber, begin with 1 teaspoon and work your way up to 1 tablespoon for a child.
Especially the acacia variety, has a mild laxative effect and reduces intestinal inflammation. It is also a very healthy and energizing food for children.
A glass of warm water with the juice from half a lemon has a laxative effect on the body. This is one of the simplest and most natural treatments for childhood constipation
1 cup water
Juice from 1 lemon
Heat the water to a comfortable temperature and add the lemon juice.
Drink this mixture on an empty stomach.
Oats: One of the richest cereals when it comes to fiber, making it ideal for children with constipation.
Probiotics & ARA: Probiotics right for blood type and ARA are extremely beneficial in balancing out the gut flora. You can use them to treat both constipation and diarrhea.
Water: When you increase your fiber intake, don’t forget to drink more water to help digest it.
Make sure that your child drinks plenty of water throughout the day. Dehydration causes constipation.
Massage: When your child goes to bed at night, give him or her a gentle abdominal massage. It is important to follow the paths of the intestine. See Abdominal Massage attachment.
EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique will allow the body and mind to be balance, releasing any stress is as important as taking a bath to clean your physical body. Emotions can build up and cause constipation. Do EFT in the morning before getting out of bed and night before bed for 1 week to develop the habit. You can do it anywhere and anytime and pretty much anywhere.
Organic Supplements & Food: It is vital to use only organic supplements and foods because they do not contain chemicals that shut down the function of the gut.
Avoid/Greatly Limit White Flours & Sugars: It is equally important to avoid or greatly limit white flours and sugars for several reasons.
Creating wellness and natural paths to abundant health!
DeLynn Lake, ND, RN Neural Organizational Technique Practitioner