In the old days, when a child or baby showed good health or resistance to infections, people would say they had a ‘good constipation.’ What it really meant was that they had a great natural immune function - strong and resilient.
But how do you get one? We've got three natural suggestions for you. Natural herbs such as manuka honey, olive leaf extract and echinacea and lifestyle choices like more exercise, less alcohol and less sugar also work wonders.
One of the best ways to improve your constipation though is to support the health of your gut, and probiotics are the standout choice for this. Here are three unusual ways you can get a huge hit of healthy nutrients into your system:
1. Kombucha Tea: Kombucha tea is a fermented drink you can make at home and is an absolute probiotic powerhouse. 100ml of kombucha tea literally contains millions more probiotics than some of the best store-bought or capsule varieties probiotics. Because up to 70% of your immune system is in your digestive system, a probiotic taken as food or drink is immediately placed where it needs to be to assist immune health. The weird part about kombucha tea? It’s made from something called a ‘Scoby’ a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. Just as with Apple Cider Vinegar and fermented Kefir, the scoby is the mother – the starter for the fermentation process that results in all the lovely healthy bacteria in the kombucha tea that your body, your gut and your immune system will love.
2. Put honey and lemon juice into a teacup or mug. Add hot water and stir. Add more lemon juice, honey, or hot water to taste. Be sure to pick quality honey like Natural Life Manuka Honey is hand-harvested from pristine native Australian Manuka forests. Natural Life™ Bio-Active Manuka Honey is a product of the Australian Leptospermum Polygalifolium plant. It is a premium quality pure Manuka Honey, harvested from unpolluted natural ecosystems along the East Coast of Australia.
3. Probiotic Boost. Open Probiotic Capsule: This is an idea that a naturopath shared with me. It again involves probiotics but uses them probiotics a little differently, to reduce oral infection, tongue coating, sore throat etc. Start with a strong probiotic capsule. Open the capsule and empty the powdered contents directly into the back of your throat. Hold it there a while and mix it around with your saliva before swallowing. Try not to drink or eat anything for ½ hour to an hour afterwards. This puts live probiotics directly to the affected area and also lines the first part of the digestive system, rather than waiting for it to be absorbed during the digestive process.
Try our quality Australian made and owned Manuka Honey for the best health benefits.