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Potassium and prunes are a natural constipation remedy that you can quickly use to help you get constipation relief.
Potassium is needed in your colon walls to insure that peristaltic action occurs. Without potassium, colon walls are weak, lack tone, and unable to respond and contract properly when fecal matter needs to be move.
Potassium in your colon wall tissues brings in more oxygen, which is required for good cell function and elimination of toxins. In addition, potassium creates an alkaline environment inside and outside the cell, which help protect cell walls from bacteria, fungus, and other pathogens.
Potassium is a powerful source when it comes to cleaning, feeding and building your colon walls. Removing the thin layer of buildup – harden mucus, dried fecal matter, waste derby, heavy metals - against your colon wall can be accomplished by eating those foods that are high in potassium.
Excess build up of fecal matter and toxins on your colon walls can cause constipation. This build up can also stop the re-absorption of mineral through the colon walls as is necessary by a normal functioning colon.
Potassium is necessary for reducing anxiety and depression. These conditions can affect peristaltic movements of your colon. Lack of it causes muscles and organs to sag and lack tone.
Potassium, also, draws water out of the body. So when potassium is in your colon it attracts water and pulls it into the fecal matter. This makes your fecal matter softer and easier to move along the colon and thereby preventing constipation.
To get more potassium into your diet make a constipation remedy drink by,
Pouring hot water over dried prunes and waiting 10 minutes. Then eat the prunes and drink the juice Do this on an empty stomach in the morning. You can also soak prunes overnight in the refrigerator and in the morning heat them for 5 minutes before you eat them.
The high concentration of potassium and vitamin A, in prunes, stimulates enzymatic processes. These processes melt down fecal wall wastes and dissolve blockages. They also activate peristaltic action to move this waste out through your rectum.
The best foods to eat that are high in potassium are:
Kale, cabbage, yellow tomatoes, spinach, carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, cauliflower, alfalfa sprouts, goat milk, sesame seeds, wheat germ brewers yeast, flax seed, grapes, green peppers, pineapple, beets, potatoes with skin Blackstrap molasses
If you have any kidney disease, do not take potassium supplements unless directed by your doctor. If you are pregnant, take potassium only under a doctor's direction.
If you are on any type of drugs, do not take potassium unless directed by your doctor.
When you have constipation it is best to take potassium supplements. Once you have your constipation eliminated back off on the potassium you are taking and depend on your potassium dose from the foods you eat. Taking an excess of potassium can be just as harmful as not getting enough potassium in your diet.
My recommended Potassium dose is 1000 – 3000 mg each day taken with meals.
Rudy Silva has a degree in Physics and is a Natural Nutritionist. He is the author of Constipation, Acne, Hemorrhoid, and Fatty Acid ebooks. He writes a monthly newsletter called "natural-remedies-thatwork.com." More information on constipation is available at : http://www.stop-constipation.com
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