Let’s talk about constipation.
I know — not your typical thing to chat about.
Specifically, lets talk about constipation while traveling.
If you put me in a car, train or plane for any length of time, have me drink strange water, or eat foods I normally don’t eat. It’s going to have an affect on my bowel.
Perhaps that happens to you too?
Why do we have a digestive system?
The reason we digest the way we do was stated best by a wonderful nutritionist from Toronto who said, “we have a digestive system simply to sort the good, the bad, and the ugly!”
I love that description!
She said: the good goes to our blood stream, the bad goes to our liver and the ugly just has to go – thus the reason for the bowel movement. Many feel accomplished in moving their bowel once a day. Doing at least that is still a good thing, however if you eat more than once we have to process or digest more than once – therefor eliminating the ugly more than once daily. This is actually very important. Something to strive for.
If you are constipated while traveling it’s really no fun. Consider a natural laxative. I choose a signature product that has a wonderful traditional herb called Senna in it. Typically when one thinks of a laxative, it’s usually paired with the thought of an emergency “gotta go” , this is not the case with what I use. This product promises and delivers nothing more than a gentle prompting.
In my natural medicine cabinet and or in my travel bag I keep a natural laxative on hand to help keep me “going ” especially when I travel.