The Other Option’s DIGESTIVE REMEDY™ Siberian Pine Nut Oil offers a natural solution for constipation. See DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS for constipation.
DIGESTIVE REMEDY™ IS NOT a laxative that provides instant results. It is a natural product which helps balance the digestive environment, and takes approximately one to two weeks to regulate bowel movements (unless you have become dependent on laxatives).
“Poor bowel management lies at the root of most people’s health problems. This is because the poisons back up in the system polluting our inner environment. We call this autointoxication or self-poisoning.” – Dr. Bernard Jensen DC, PhD.
What Causes Constipation?
Constipation is an accumulation of food by-products in the colon. This leads to toxic build up, weight gain and low energy in sufferers. Constipation is caused by various factors such as stress and low stomach acid which inhibit digestion.
Other factors contributing to constipation are food sensitivities and intolerances, insufficient fibre and water in the diet, high sugar intake, holding back the urge to defecate, imbalance in intestinal flora, ‘junk’ and refined foods, lack of physical exercise, laxative abuse, magnesium deficiency and the use of medications such as iron pills, antacids, diuretics, pain killers and anti-depressants.
If you suffer from constipation please see CAUSES OF STOMACH PROBLEMS and the effects of bad digestion.
Constipation Signs and Symptoms
Abdominal discomfort and pain, bloating, cramps, depression, difficulty passing stools, hard stools, headaches, incomplete bowel emptying, infrequent stools, nausea, rectal bleeding.
Side Effects of Laxatives
Side-effects of laxatives include dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and laxative dependence.
Laxative dependence is when the colon requires larger and larger doses of laxatives to produce bowel movements. People often become so dependent on laxatives that their body cannot produce a bowel movement without the use of laxatives.
Weaning Yourself off Laxatives
If you have become dependent on laxatives, weaning yourself off of them can take several months, but the health benefits are well worth the effort.
In addition to gradually cutting back on your laxative usage while using DIGESTIVE REMEDY™, you should drink more water, eat more fibre (unrefined foods), eat fresh fruit and vegetables, and exercise.
Once your movements have become regular, it is highly recommended that you continue taking a teaspoon of DIGESTIVE REMEDY™ daily to maintain regular bowel movements.
Massage to Induce a Bowel Movement
Massage the abdomen in the same direction that contents move inside your colon –
- the ascending colon starts at the bottom right hand side of your groin area and extends up above the navel,
- the transverse colon extends from the right above navel across to the left of the abdomen,
- the descending colon extends from here downwards towards your rectum,Massage in this direction (as pictured below) until you feel the urge of a bowel movement.
Be patient, as this can take a few minutes. At The Other Option, we have witnessed abdominal massage working within 15 minutes on a person suffering from postoperative constipation