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I've posted on here about my now-frequent bouts of constipation. Have relied on Stool Softners which have done the trick. I eat veg, not keen on fruit and can't stand fruit juice, Have upp'd my water intake: good results. But I don't want to take these for long periods.
Well for some reason I was remembering my dear ol' mum and her issues around constipation. I believe she, myself and one sister had this tendency: the rest seem to go as often as a racing Greyhound!!
Well, I remember my mum each morning making up a small concoction of Epsom Salts, mixed to a paste with water then washed down with a cup of tea. Within half hour she was flying past us to the loo!
When I was feeling completely bunged up, I did wonder if this might work for me. But I have to say, as great as she was, my mum had some funny ideas about medicines etc, so wondered if this was just one of her many 'alternative' ideas she'd come up with herself! She would have been 95 now, and died (not from constipation!!) at 81, so she had a good innings.
Well, that funny lil ol' girl was doing something right for once! I read a really good article about Epsom Salts and their health benefits. The article name-dropped Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham soaking in E'salt baths to reduce bloating (what? on them two - who they kidding?!). But more importantly it went on to mention soaking in a bath with the salts to help aching joints.
Don't laugh: it also had a possible solution to my 'Greasy Hair' Thread: make up a paste and slather it on your hair for that too!
Blimey! If this little pot does all its said to do, it'll be the best £1.49 I've spent in ages (Boots)!!
I just thought I'd share this with you, as it may work for one of us. Well girls, here goes nothing.........!
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