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Constipation: Difficult Defecation and Best Homemade Laxative



Bowel movement is so important that it is considered as a measurement of your health. But regular pooping is not as easy because of stress, daily diet, rapidly paced society, and frequent travel. And that’s when laxative shows its effect to get pooping job done fast. In fact, the laxative is the most common over- the- counter products through the investigation.

The people who use laxative regularly are divided into four groups, depending on the aim of using laxatives. Moreover, the biggest group of the laxative users is those who suffer from eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa and anorexia. They tend to use more laxatives to control the weight and feeling. Another group contains middle-aged people who have impaired digestive system and trouble with unceasing constipation.  Athletes, bodybuilders create a group that aims to maintain weight and looks. The last division is people who have to deal with digestive system disorder.

Are you curious that how laxatives work?

Normally, waste, unwanted nutrients, electrolytes, and an amount of water all create and form stools. It is a soft and solid substance which can pass through digestive tract smoothly. In fact, most of the nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine, not the stomach while large intestine has responsible for absorbing water content in the digested food.

Types of laxatives

There are several types of laxative products nowadays which can help stimulate, lubricate or else laxative which contains saline and osmotic compounds, bulking agents, and surfactants. Laxative products such as herbal tea and detox tinctures, pills, as well as enema are widely used to improve constipation condition.

Stimulant laxative

The most popular type of laxative people often use is stimulant laxative, which is also abused most. It can stimulate the lining of the intestine and force the intestinal muscle to contract which aims to keep stool more hydrated. But using laxative over time may lead to laxative dependency.

Osmotic laxative

Another type is osmotic laxative which provides hydration for feces and makes the bowel movement smoothly. Enema product is directly inserting water into the rectum and soften stool quickly. The bulking agent is the mild laxative that most doctors recommend to the patients by its fiber treatment. Lubricant makes the stool more slippery with the mineral oils covering the intestinal wall.

Over-the-counter laxative

Over-the-counter laxative is useful, but if it is overused or misused due to any reason, chronic constipation is possible and homemade laxative is utilized to relieve temporary constipation with less risk along with the same effect. Moreover, the digestive process might be affected by many aspects of the body, such as enzymes, water, hormones, blood flow, and electrolytes.

The diet without or less fiber, lack of sleep along with stress causing hormone disorder, and an inadequate amount of water are the leading causes of constipation. So regulate your lifestyle is the best way to avoid constipation.

What happens if you abuse laxative?

Laxative is needed but depending on laxative can lead to many risks for your health

  • Dehydration occurs when too much water is drawn from the gut and transferred into feces to soften stool.
  • Electrolyte and acid/ alkaline base imbalances
  • A dizziness and mild headache
  • Damage and loss digestive function and reflex
  • Alternating diarrhea and constipation

Some useful homemade laxatives you should know

Olive oil

Olive oil is considered as the best homemade laxative. It can promote your digestive system and assist stool moving in your intestine. Add olive oil to your diet can relieve constipation condition effectively and prevent inflammation and irritation while having difficulty bowel movement.

Fiber-rich diet

Fiber and hydration are keys to having the smooth bowel movement. Fiber and water supplement of vegetable or fruit brings up an ideal diet for everyone to prevent and treat constipation. The typical representation of fiber-rich food is sweet potato. The extremely high concentration of fiber in sweet potato creates an effective homemade laxative. Moreover, oligosaccharide- a kind of sugar in sweet potato is good for your health status. Boiled or grilled potato not only improves passing stools but also provides energy for a long day.

Flaxseeds are the great source of fiber and treatment for both constipation and diarrhea. Tasteless characteristic of flaxseed makes it convenient ingredients for baked good or smoothies. But remember to consume more water if you don’t want to get more bathroom problem.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a source of enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and electrolytes which help heal the gut. For instance, Anthraquinones in Aloe Vera acts as a laxative agent by improving intestinal water content and increasing intestinal mobility. Moreover, Aloe Vera contains many anti-inflammatory agents which alleviate swelling and improve digestive organs remarkably.

Chia seed

Chia seed is used as a homemade laxative due to its content and combination with gelatin form. Chia seed enlarges and swells in the intestine by absorbing more water from food. That’s how chia seed works in the intestine and improve constipation condition.

Probiotic food

Specifically, probiotic yogurt is a wonderful source of good bacteria for the digestive system. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the typical treatment for constipation. Sufficient supplement of probiotic food not only improves defecation but also decreases the time of transit. Moreover, good bacteria are necessary to avoid other digestive disorders.

Leafy green veggie

This veggie contains a considerable amount of magnesium, an important mineral which can soften stool by drawing water from the gut. But as a result, too much intake of magnesium can lead to too loose and watery feces. Adjust the diet reasonably is the best advice for you.

A healthy and nutrient diet full- filled with vegetables, whole- grain products, and especially water combining with regular exercise is always the best remedy for preventing constipation.


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Four Indian police, two militants killed in Kashmir attack: police



SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Four Indian paramilitary policemen and two militants were killed in a gunbattle that ensued after militants stormed into a police training center in Kashmir on Sunday, a police official said.

At least two militants entered the building at around 2:30 a.m. at Letpora, south of Srinagar, Rajesh Yadhav, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) spokesman told Reuters.


The militants fired indiscriminately and lobbed grenades before heading into the center, Yadhav said.

He said two militants and four police were killed in the gunbattle.

SN Srinvastav, special director general of the CRPF, said that there could be one or more militants still hiding.

“We hope that we will conclude the operation as soon as possible”, he said.

S P Vaid, director general of Jammu and Kashmir police, said that a search operation was going on, adding that they had received tip-offs about an impending militant strike in the Kashmir for the past three days.

“They (militants) were trying. They probably could not get a place and time earlier. So, they struck last night,” Vaid said.

Militants have targeted police camps in Kashmir in recent months. Eight Indian police officials were killed when Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attacked a security camp in southern Kashmir in August.

Indian troops have killed 206 militants this year, Vaid said. Last year’s total was 150.

India accuses Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the Line of Control that divides Kashmir. Pakistan denies those allegations.

The South Asian neighbors have fought two of their three wars since independence in 1947 over Muslim-majority Kashmir, which they both claim in full but rule in part.

Writing by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Alison Williams

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, East Coast



(Reuters) – Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The mercury in New York City’s Times Square was expected to drop to about 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 12 Celsius) with a wind chill at nearly 0 F (minus 18C) during the final hours of 2017, the National Weather Service said, testing the willpower of hundreds of thousands of New Year’s Eve revelers.

In the heartland, next week could bring low temperatures last recorded 130 years ago to parts of Nebraska, said David Eastlack, a meteorologist with the weather service. That includes a record low for the date of minus 22F (minus 30C) for Tuesday.

“The bitter cold is going to be dangerous,” he said in a phone interview, warning residents of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa to avoid venturing outside or taking a car trip. He said that the wind chills will be near minus 35F (minus 37C), a level when frostbite could set in within 10 minutes.
People cross 6th Avenue and 42nd Street as a cold weather front hits the region, in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 30, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The weather service predicted lows would hit minus 20F to minus 30F (minus 7C to -34C) from Montana into the Dakotas and Minnesota, well below average.

Temperatures could drop to around 0 F (minus 18C) as far south as the northern border of Oklahoma on New Year’s Day, and into the minus 30s near the Canadian border on Sunday and Monday, the service said.

The arctic air from Canada will also bring subfreezing temperatures to U.S. Gulf Coast cities such as Biloxi, Mississippi.

 Icy roads will make travel difficult over much of the United States, from the south-central states of Texas and Oklahoma and eastward over Arkansas, northern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama through the New Year’s weekend, the private AccuWeather forecasting service said.

Weather was expected to remain much more mild on the West Coast, with temperatures forecast in the low 70s in Los Angeles over the next few days.

Reporting by Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; editing by Diane Craft and Jonathan Oatis

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How to Choose the Right Lipstick According to Your Skin



A lot of people choose the right lipstick thinking by randomly going to a mall and selecting a shade the find attractive. Without applying them directly on their lips, they swatch a couple of colors on their wrist and think they find the right match. However, once they get home and apply the lipstick on their lips, the reflection they look in the mirror does not go according to their expectations. This is because the process through which they think they choose the right color is wrong.

Let is examine the right way of finding that one perfect shade according to your skin undertone that you can wear whenever you want. Follow the instructions below step by step.

See Your Skin Tone

The right way to do is to stand in front of a mirror and examine your skin too. Are you fair, light, tan, medium or dark? See if you get sunburn easily or you don’t get a burn at all? Do you get tanned easily or your skin is already tanned? Look for answers to these questions before jumping to the next step.


Once you figure out the outer tone of your body, it is time to examine the undertone. Look for the color of your vein. We humans usually have three types of tones: warm, neutral, and cool. If your veins are blue or purple then you have a cool undertone. If your veins are green in color then your undertone is warm. However, if you can’t decide whether you have blue veins or green then you probably have neutral undertone.

Gold and Silver Jewelry

If you are still not able to figure out what undertone you have, you might as well switch to examining the kind of jewelry that fits best on your skin. Does your skin looks better when you wear a silver jewelry or are you more comfortable with gold? People who can easily sport these two are the ones with neutral undertone. Silver jewelry looks good on cool tone whilst gold on warm.

Everyday Color

Now let’s choose a lipstick for you. The best way is to find a color that is at least two shades darker than your lip color. Apply a lipstick you think is right on your lower lip and compare it with your bare natural upper lip. If you think that there is slightly difference, then you have found the perfect color. However, if there’s a lot of difference then you need more options. All users can get 20% Off on Teleflora Coupon Codes.

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