Cure constipation and boost immunity naturally (no laxatives or Airborne needed)…
This “drink” is all you need to cure constipation and keep colds and inflammation at bay. The best part? It’s only 3 ingredients.
The Ultimate Morning Drink to Cure Constipation
Olive oil, lemon, and water.
Sounds simple, right? But when these three ingredients are combined, this isn’t your typical water cleanse. These 3 ingredients can radically boost your immune system, detox your body, cure constipation and improve your health.
The magic behind the recipe?
- Lemon (including the rind)
Natural stomach acid to enhance digestion and gut health. 80% of your immune system is in your gut so your gut health matters.
The universal solvent and hydrating substance to get your digestive juices and metabolic health revved first thing.
- Olive Oil
Healthy fats with anti-microbial properties. Drinking olive oil has been a long-kept secret constipation cure.
Mix them all together and, voila, you have one of the best ways to start your day with many potential health benefits, including:
- Detoxifies the liver
- Stimulates lymphatic drainage
- Contains anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties
- Boosts immunity
- Helps to decrease viral load and fight infection (lemon essential oil from the lemon rind is anti-viral)
- Improves absorption of nutrients
- Alleviates constipation and improves digestion (lemon juice helps to increase peristalsis which gets the bowels moving!)
- Healing leaky gut
- Improves energy
- May offer cardioprotective benefits (nutrients from the rind)
- May offer neuroprotective benefits (nutrients from the rind)
- Reduce or abolish swollen lymph nodes
This drink may as well be the updated version of bone broth!
Many years ago, I was dealing with multiple painful and debilitating symptoms including: chronically swollen lymph nodes, rashes, chronic fatigue, muscle wasting, allergies, constipation and many other indications of a compromised immune system.
During my research, I came across an obscure book that mentioned a lemon olive oil drink that helped to gently detoxify the liver and lymph, boost immunity AND was helpful for reducing swollen lymph nodes.
I decided to give it a try and started drinking this magical constipation cure and immune boosting beverage on a daily basis. I’m ecstatic to report….it actually helped! The swelling in my lymph nodes went away, and my energy levels improved drastically. And not only that…it actually tastes good! I’m used to choking down horrific tasting concoctions in the name of health and healing. However, to my pleasant surprise, this drink happens to be delicious and refreshing.
I continue to drink this constipation cure and immune booster most days of the week to keep my immune system strong and my body healthy.
How to Make the Ultimate Constipation Cure Drink
- 1 whole organic lemon
- 4 cups filtered water
- 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil (organic, unfiltered, cold-pressed)
- handful of ice cubes (optional)
- other add in options: 1 tsp of vanilla, 1-inch piece of raw ginger root, a couple drops of stevia to taste if you need a little more sweetness)
Clean the lemon very well. Cut it into fourths and throw it in the blender (Vitamix works great). Add 4 cups of cold filtered water. Add olive oil, ice and any add-ins. Blend on high for a minute or so. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove the lemon seeds and pulp and discard. Your beverage is now ready to consume! I usually drink a 6-8 oz. glass and save the rest for the next couple days.
How the Drink Works
Natural Liver Detox
Swollen lymph nodes indicate that your body is fighting an infection and can be a sign of liver and lymphatic congestion.
Since your liver and lymphatic system are responsible for detoxing your body and fighting constipation, illness, viruses and disease, if these aren’t functioning up to speed then imbalances occur.
The swelling of the lymph nodes often reduce or resolve when the liver is cleansed, which is precisely what this drink does. The extra virgin olive oil helps to increase the flow of bile from the liver, which helps the liver to release stored toxins. Once the liver is cleansed, the lymph fluid is able to drain into the liver to be processed and eliminated from the body (hello constipation cure!). The lymphatic flow improves and is better able to do its job of getting rid of cellular waste products.
Immune Boosting Properties
The vitamin C and flavonoids found in lemons, along with lemon oil from the lemon rind, also help to fight off infection. Lemon oil contains a constituent called limonene that has potent anti-microbial, as well as anti-cancer and antioxidant properties. Limonene increases liver enzymes that help to detoxify the liver of carcinogens.
Many are privy to the healing and cleansing properties of lemon juice and lemon oil (derived from the lemon peel), but the lemon peel actually contains many powerful healing properties. Research indicates that certain flavonoids from citrus fruit peels have been shown to have anti-cancer, anti-tumor, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.
According to The Immune Restoration Handbook, this simple concoction had been very helpful for people with chronic fatigue syndrome, AIDS, cancer and symptoms related to immune system compromise.
This drink can also be helpful for anyone looking to improve their health, energy, gently detox or to boost immunity.
The ability to consistently and effectively cleanse the body of harmful toxins and infections helps to keep you feeling vibrant and healthy!
Brenda Walding, DPT, FDN-P
- The Immune Restoration Handbook, 2nd Edition by M. Konlee & C LeBeau
- The Lymph System and Your Health by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP