Put all ingredients except lemon
juice in a pot. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Stir in lemon juice. Eat as is or spoon over
oatmeal as a sweetener.
I used this recipe when cooking for
the students of the Guru. Meditation students did a lot of deep
breathing which caused constipation due to water loss. They also
sat for extended periods of time which caused constipation due
to inactivity. This particular side dish/condiment kept many a
devotee comfortable and tastes best with organic ingredients!
How The Ingredients Work:
The water provides lubrication
necessary for movement. The lemon juice is a mild astringent
which tones and strengthens the intestines. It is also a mild
antiseptic and loosens the material from the intestines. Prunes
provide the bulk or fiber and stimulation to move the
intestines. While the cinnamon is a stimulant it also creates a
sense of well-being.
A spoonful of this recipe brings a
relaxed smile to one's face.
Please stay tuned for my next
article, where I will investigate the linkages between
constipation and depression. Please visit VitalityCapsules.com
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Jennifer Daniels, M.D., M.B.A is a
graduate of Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania
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