I am not a doctor. I am providing information based on experiences that my mom has with natural remedies. The purpose of this blog is to help folks to educate themselves. Use this information with your own discernment.

08 November 2009

Constipation Got You Down?

My mom, she's got Lewy Bodies in her brain.  It is a very peculiar disease.  At times, it feels like we are on a roller coaster ride, making stomach turning dips and living on the edge. 

Then, there are days where things seem normal and calm.

What I have noticed is since my mom started to take the natural remedies and supplements that the Naturopath has prescribed, her bad days are what her good days used to be like. 

All in all, my mom is doing great.  She's happy.  She is sleeping at night and her appetite is pretty good.  As a result, everyone in our house is sleeping at night allowing all of us to have happier days.  Yay!

Being on the supplements and with the addition of daily Reiki and Hypnosis sessions, my mom doesn't have those mood swings where she hates my guts and the problems of the world around her are my fault. 

Today, my mom knows who I am.  She has known me since she began taking Ashwagandha 2 times a day, once in the morning and once at night.

I was greeted with a happy GOOD MORNING!  Oh, music to my ears and heart.

Her blood sugar was 105, but she forgot to brush her teeth last night and I was so tired, I forgot to remind her. 

Her blood pressure was lower than it's been in years, 126/63.  Our ND prescribed a natural blood pressure supplement, it is working great.  I hope she can soon get off  the only pharma med that she's on, Lisinopril, it's not good for her kidneys.

I've noticed that when my mom is constipated, her memory isn't as good as it is when she's had a movement.  Lately, I find my days being consummed with trying to solve my mom's bowel problem. 

I still can't believe I can talk about this subject with out gagging.  In years past, my nephews would gather up their little friends and then say stuff that would make me gag.  Oh the talk of maggots and poop and all things stinky, coupled with my over active imagination, gave the boys hours of fun with poor ole' Auntie Sue dry heaving. 

Now that I can talk about constipation and all things stinky with out gagging, watermelon has worked great for my mom, but winter is approaching and it's very difficult to get watermelon.  If I can find it, it has no taste and worse, it's got a #3 food sticker on it telling me that it's been genetically altered.

Yesterday I took the mom's out to a discount store and was looking through cookbooks when I picked up a book by the Heller's, both doctors.  In the book they covered a topic about constipation.  They stated that you don't need pills or fancy drinks, all you need to do is eat 2 celery stalks and the stools will come shooting out of you.

Hmmmm... I wonder if it will work for my mom, I thought to myself.  I bought the book for .98 cents so that I could read other great tips that the doctors may have for me.

So... we get home and my mom is complaining about her needing to get her bowels moving.  I remember about the celery.  I tell her about it and she says, "bring me some celery!" 

It works.

Constipation got the best of you or a loved one?  Take 2 celery stalks and you will be sitting on your throne in no time.


  1. Yes it is... one day you will be a superhero for remembering this little tip. It is amazing how well it works. :)