Thursday, 29 March 2018

Bowel Tips

Different ideas to help keep your bowel happy! 
In the morning it is very easy to make a smoothie instead of having toast or breakfast cereals which don't really fill you up anyway. 
I put bananas in and ice which you can just buy in bags from the supermarket. It just tastes nicer chilled. Adding frozen fruit, raspberries blueberries etc will make the smoothie nice and cold. I also add coconut oil, cacao powder and protein powder 
I also add a spoonful of peanut butter I buy this from Holland and Barrett when offer on, buy one get other half price! 
I add water rather than milk as it comes up quite creamy anyway with all the other ingredients. I also add Medjool dates, take the stones out first. You can get these from most supermarkets or online.  
Just play around with the ingredients and measurements, its up to you really and what tastes you like, but all these things are super healthy and really good for the bowel. You can have this anytime if you are in a rush and don’t have time to eat anything. 

Flaxseeds for constipation or an impacted bowel must be soaked in water first, overnight. Put 4 teaspoons of seeds into a glass, fill the glass 1/3 full and leave overnight in the fridge. This will make the water quite gloopy due to the release of oils from the seeds. Add a teaspoon of the swollen seeds each morning to you water, fruit juice or a smoothie. Alternatively, add it to your cereal or yogurt, or drink it on its own. They are a very effective remedy for constipation, but avoid eating the seeds if you have inflammatory bowel problems, such as diverticulitis or Chrons. In which case, you can simply add the gloop to your water or smoothies and will still gain the milder benefits of its actions, despite not eating the seeds

These can help with constipation, Ortis chewy fruits and fibre from Holland and Barrett, might be cheaper online though. 
If you are constipated then I highly recommend colon cleanse tablets which you can buy from the clinic. They cost £19.99 for 100 tablets.  I usually suggest starting with 1 with dinner but don’t be afraid to take more if you are still finding yourself not going to the loo. 

Colon cleanse ICF2 
Therapeutic action: This stimulating tonic is both cleansing, healing and strengthening to the entire gastro-intestinal system. It stimulates your peristaltic action ( the muscular movement of the colon ) and over time strengthens the muscles of the large intestine, halts putrefaction and disinfects, soothes and heals the mucous membrane lining of your entire digestive tract. This herbal tonic also improves digestion, relieves gas and cramps, increases the flow of bile which, in turn, cleans the gallbladder, bile ducts and liver, destroys Candida albicans overgrowth and promotes a healthy intestinal flora, destroys and expels intestinal parasites, increases gastrointestinal circulation and is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. 
Start with only one capsule of this formula during or just after dinner. This Formula works best when taken with food, The next morning you should notice an increase in your bowel action and in the amount of faecal matter that you eliminate. The consistency should also be softer. If you do not notice any difference in your bowel behaviour today or the difference wasn't dramatic, then tonight increase your dosage to two capsules. You can continue to increase your dosage every evening by one capsule until you notice a dramatic difference in the way your bowel works. There is no limit. Most people need only 2-4 capsules. It has taken most of us years to create a sluggish bowel, so let us be patient for a few days and increase by one capsule each day only.
This formula can be taken for a week, a month or the rest of your life. Continue to use this formula until you are having one bowel movement each day for every meal you eat, between. 2 and 4 bowel movements a day. 
If you find you are the other extreme and your stools are too loose, with an urgency to go to the bathroom or after meals then I recommend colon cleanse No 3. I also stock these at the clinic. They are the same price £19.99 for 100. 
I always recommend taking probiotics. There are many different type of probiotics but if you are looking for just a general every day one then this is a very good reasonably priced one. 
Ecodophilus 60 They are £20.60 for 60 and if you mention my name at check out, you will receive a further 10%. 

Yakult and Actimel do not provide much in the way of probiotics. The latter 2 are just very sugary drinks with little probiotic! 

It is also a good idea to take digestive enzymes if you feel any of the following symptoms.  The good news is that digestive enzymes are very safe and reasonably cheap, you can always try them and see if you notice any difference in your digestion.  I suggest these 
Digestive Enzymes  (don't forget to add my name as a practitioner and you will receive a further 10% off).  To help digest the meal you are eating, it's best to take the enzymes during or immediately after the meal.  Other symptoms that suggest you might have problems with digestive enzymes are:
  • Gas and bloating after meals
  • The sensation that you have food sitting in your stomach (a rock in your gut)
  • Feeling full after eating a few bites of food
  • Undigested food in your stool
  • Floating stools (an occasional floating piece is fine, but if all your poo consistently floats, that might be a sign something is wrong)
  • An “oil slick” in the toilet bowl (undigested fat)

  • Other useful things to help with constipation! 
Wheat Belly is a great read to see the detrimental affects of gluten on our digestion system. 
And obviously lots and lots more water! 
Quinoa is a great alternative to rice and pasta. It is a complete protein rather than a carbohydrate which is far less stodgy!I. You might be able to get from Tesco or Sainsbury’s too but the one below from Waitrose is very nice as it is mixed, red and white quinoa with bulgar wheat. I eat hot or you can eat cold added to salad for bulk. 
This is also very tasty from Marks and Spencers, very easy, hot or cold and just add a salmon fillet or piece of chicken, pack in your lunch box and off you go.  So much better than grabbing a sandwich and packet of crisps or chocolate bar.   M & S Super Grains & Beetroot
Here is an idea for a salad, and just add chicken or salmon to bulk it up. You can make this the night before work. 
Also get a flask for work and fill up with soups. There are loads of different ones you can buy ready made in the fridge section in supermarkets or make your own! 
Most importantly when nature calls, you must go to the toilet. It is not good at all to ‘hold’ on if you are out and about because you don't like using public toilets or work toilets etc. If you ‘hold’ on, by the time you find the ‘right’ time to go to the toilet, your bowels no longer want to go and constipation is already setting in. If you are worried about smells in the toilet and feel embarrassed if other people are around Poo Pourri  is very useful to carry around or take to work. You spray it into the toilet BEFORE you go and it eliminates smells rather than exacerbates them like ordinary air fresheners do! 
After your colonic take it easy 
The effects of your colonic will go on for a number of days (2-4) after your treatment. They will be varied from a boost in energy level or occasionally a headache or feeling a little tired. Bowel movement may take a few days to return to normal. This is a time to give your digestion and yourself a break by eating foods which are easy to break down and by taking time to pamper yourself. You may also feel a little cold afterwards; make sure to keep warm, drink warm herbal tea or soup and bring an extra layer with you just in case. 
Beneficial Foods 
Vegetables in all forms, especially steamed or in soups
Brown rice, porridge, quinoa and millet are rich in beneficial fibre and will help the friendly bacteria in your gut as well as improve your transit. 
If you feel you have serious gut problems that are not going away even though you feel you are doing all the right things.  You have made several trips to the doctors to no avail, then I suggest you get some tests done to eliminate what you have and haven't got.  I cannot diagnose what you have, I can only treat your symptoms.  If you know exactly what is going on in your gut through proper testing then you know what you are dealing with and I can help and treat you accordingly.
Home test kits and information for the diagnosis and treatment of candida and much more

If you want to order any well known brands of supplements a good website is The National Dispensary If you use my name as a practitioner at check out and use the code MBOU10 you will receive a further 10% off. Any problems with this please contact me.

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