Relieve constipation through chewing

Relieve constipation through chewing


Keeping the gut “moving” can be challenging,
for ANYONE. Bung ups, lead to bloating, gas and pain aka. CONSTIPATION. Now for someone
with a spinal injury, it’s EVEN more challenging to get the gut “moving”, since the nether
regions don’t do much movement period. So expecting the colon to jiggle along nicely,
is somewhat optimistic. It doesn’t. 42 – 81 % of people with a spinal cord injury are
constipated. And getting relief, using traditional approaches, more often than not, doesn’t
work. You may be asking, so what ? That’s not me. Maybe not, but something that works
for this group of people, “the tough nuts”, could help, EVERYONE. This was the thinking
of a team of researchers, based at the Isfahan University of Medical Science. Join us for
this episode of Better Body Chemistry TV as we discover strategies to help the tough nuts,
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The team, reached out to patients attending a rehabilitation centre, in the city of “Shahr-e
Kord”, in central Iran. All of the patients had a spinal injury, they had been injured
at least 2 years earlier, the site of their injuries, varied, across the length of their
spine’s. Pretty much all of them had pooping problems. Some more than others. Now, mindful
of the fact that moving the nether regions was a problem, the team contemplated the biology
behind the wiring of the digestive tract. Now the big player in moving the gut, is the
parasympathetic nervous system, nicknamed THE FEED AND BREED arm, of the autonomic nervous
system. So at the end of the day, getting the gut moving, hinges on firing up, the vagus
nerve. This is the main branch of the parasympathetic nervous system. Now, it can be achieved in
multiple ways. But for the stressed out and chronic sitters, it is NOT so easy. That said,
this is biology and there’s always, more than one way, to skin a cat. Introducing Neuroanatomy
101. The face and mouth are packed with nerves. The big player here, is the trigeminal sensory
nerve, also known as cranial nerve 5. It is distributed under the skin of the face and
in the mouth and nose. It is responsible for conscious sensation in the head and neck area,
helping you sense, among other things pain and temperature. It’s NOT connected to the
vagus nerve, but could the wires cross ? The team hypothesized that Jjiggling the nerve
endings in your mouth, would jiggle the nerves in the nether regions. Potentially popping
a poop out. So they prescribed regular mouth jiggling, to the patients attending the rehab
clinic. Mouth jiggling was achieved, through the use of a traditional wooden tooth brush.
This was culturally appropriate approach. Before the invention of the modern plastic
toothbrush, people kept their teeth in tip top shape, by chewing on pieces of wood. It
is an approach still used in the Middle East today. The way that it works, the tannins
buried inside the soft woody parts of the stick, are released into the mouth, when the
stick is chewed. These tannins, have antibacterial, anti-mouth odour and anti-inflammatory properties,
facilitating good oral health. Now around the world different shrubs have served the
purpose. In this neck of the woods, the brushes come from Salvadora persica. The volunteers
were issued with a Salvadora wooden tooth brush, and received instruction on how to
use their brush correctly and they were encouraged to use it, twice a day, for 5 minutes, immediately
after breakfast and dinner. 6 weeks later, the team checked up in on their levels of
constipation. And with no exceptions, things had improved. Here are the results. Thanks
to a wire cross, which is believed to happens at the Medial Longitudinal Fasciculus, a bout
of serious chewing, can, give the colon a kick in the pants, Helping to get the poop
out and relieve constipation. So the secret is overcoming constipation is chewing. Now,
don’t panic, chewing more, does not require you to chew a piece of wood. Although if you’re
up to it, it might be quite a hoot. You will need to shop around, to get your hands on
a wooden toothbrush or two, but they are available in the West. And they are able to clean your
teeth. Several scientific studies have validated their utility as toothbrushes. But, if you’re
not a wooden toothbrush kind of person, you could chew any number of things a raw carrot,
a handful of nuts, a piece of jerky or biltong, or a stick of chewing gum. The point is to
CHEW on something, particularly around breakfast time. Chewing, it’s actually a forgotten
art. Unfortunately, most modern breakfasts (and many lunches & dinners), can be consumed
with little to no chewing. It’s one of the side effects of food processing – foods
are good to go, so they can slip down, with little to no chewing. Eish ! Oh, and if goes
without saying, if all breakfast is, is “a cup of Joe”, clearly zero chewing is expected
! Why’s the early morning important ? Well, early mornings are made for pooping. When
you wake up, so should your colon. Now since your colon doesn’t actually see the sun,
it’s signal for waking comes from you. A good chew, acts as an alarm clock for your
colon, signalling the dawn of a new day and the need to clear out yesterday’s waste,
with a good poop, helping your create BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY and BETTER HEALTH. Interested
in discovering more ways to create BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY or need a little help getting
your body chemistry on track ? Visit our website at WWW BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY dot COM, browse
our library or enrol in one of our courses or programmes. The advice is simple to follow
and based on real science, not hype. Know someone who is pretty sedentary and struggling
to poop. Share this video with them – so they know how to get their wires crossed and
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