Constipation
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Home Remedies for Constipation

Honey and Lemon

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Posted by Atisha (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 07/12/2007
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Hi all, I have been drinking honey & lemon concoction in water warm on an empty stomach for the past 6 days. This is my 6th day & i had noticed my bowel movement has been regular since the duration of consuming the concoction. It's amazing. Try it!


Honey With Olive Oil, Oranges

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Posted by Cheryl (Bakersfield, California ) on 12/01/2009
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I just want to tell people that if they are severely constipated, that three or four tablespoons of honey can get your bowels moving, but they will move easier if you add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil or any good oil, such as sunflower or safflower oil to the honey as well. And something else that usually will do the trick is two or three oranges ate one after the other. I used the honey method on a relative who had not had a bowel movement in over a week. After the dosage his bowels moved that evening!

Replied by Leo
(Atlanta, Ga.)
12/21/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I tried this tonight. I took 1 tablespoon olive oil and mixed with 1 tablespoon RAW honey. Then put the mixture in a water bottle with about 8-9oz water. Less than 15 mins later, I was in the bathroom! Thank you!


Juice

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Posted by Lisa (Raleigh ) on 01/26/2017
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Celery juice for constipation.
I'm always constipated and I have tried everything - prunes, ACV, miralax, and beyond. I have hard time pooping. Literally.
Then, I stumbled on celery juice with ginger.
Who knew?
Works like a champ.

Replied by Mrssmith379
(Nc)
12/29/2018
2 posts

Do you make this yourself or buy it? I have IBS-C. I litteraly cannot poop. I drink ACV 2ith lemon and honey every morning. Then I also drink Miralax. I am not on a good daily regimen of water intake but I am at a stand still with pooping. I was going good but now I am not. I have had 2 Colonoscopies and am only 46. Please someone help.


Juice
Posted by Pat (Oakville, Ontario) on 09/21/2013
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I have been feeling very plugged up lately, so much so that my bra was too tight to wear! I read about drinking a warm cup of apple juice and thought, why not? I heated about 6 oz in the microwave and sipped it after dinner. About a half hour later I felt a slight urge to go to the bathroom and with little effort and no discomfort I had a very rewarding bowel movement! I eat a fairly good diet, with lots of fibre but I can be lax in my consumption of water so using apple juice to move more fluids to my lower bowel was perfect! I will try to increase my daily consumption of water but also include warm apple juice too!


Juice
Posted by Bilja (Toronto, Ontario) on 03/10/2013
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Prune Juice for Constipation... Not personal experience, but family member, having constipation as taking many different medications and pain killers treating other issues. Tried acv, and olive oil w/ lemon juice, slow results. However drinking glass of prune juice gave relief in shortest possible time, very smooth and easy experience with bowel movement as never before in last 10 days. Just want to share with all.


Juice
Posted by Warren (Costa Mesa, Ca) on 05/26/2011
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Great suggestions here. I make a smoothie every morning and have always used Rice Dream or Almond breeze but now use Papaya Juice instead. It helps to move things along along with whatever else you're doing.


Juice
Posted by Angel (USA) on 07/11/2008
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I was bloated swollen, there was pain in my upper left rib cage, all the way around my back. I went to the ER thinking it was my gallbladder, thank God that it wasn't. I was told that I needed to poop! I was given magnesium citrate..it took almost 2 hours to work and it didn't bring out the beasts that were within me. I called my little brother who insisted that I try some apple juice. I took out a mug and filled it with apple juice and warmed it in the microwave. About an hour and a half later, I was on the free of poop list. It worked wonderfully. Left me feeling sluggish but well worth it. I'll continue to drink a cup of warm apple juice once a week to keep myself regular. I loathe medications, so this natural remedy is what I recommend.


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Posted by John (Baltimore, Maryland) on 09/21/2006
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Ever since my wife and I were married she would drink a glass of prune juice 2 times per week. This resulted in not only a cleansing but an end to constipation after trying it myself. It is also good to drink a glass of water as well to wash it down.


Juice
Posted by Lisa (Missouri) on 08/22/2006
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Pineapples! Fresh pineapple juice works great. I have a juicer and have it every morning. I'm not sure about store bought seeing as they usually have additives in the juice. A juicer is the best investment you'll ever make.

Replied by Winston
(Sf, Ca)
10/14/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Don't know about the juice but a good sized portion on fresh, not frozen pineapple is a very effective natural acting laxative.


Juicing

Posted by V (Oak Run, Ca, United States) on 02/04/2012

For constipation, I suggest juicing. For constipation, try carrot apple and beet juice. Beet juice is very powerful and should be used sparingly at first. Go on to the internet to some juicing sites and you will find some great recipes. Poop might be red. Not to worry, it's the beet juice. Good luck!


Kiwi

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Posted by Adrienne (Gold Coast) on 06/15/2015
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I have suffered from constipation for years and have used many products including the best digestive enzymes and acidophillus available - I am also a nutritionist so I eat well and take heaps of the best supplements. I've also had colonics and massage to help.

The thing that has worked wonders for me without question is kiwi fruit. first thing on an empty stomach I eat 3 kiwi or blend them with another fruit and some chia seeds, and I have absolute success every time.

I think kiwi have the right ph for your gut health, are full of enzymes and also are slippery.

Try this and share!

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)
06/16/2015

HI U ADRIENNE, , , , , , , , , called my tractor driver over to read what you say because she has been down all your trails and still has bowel problems. Think you got her attention. She has done everything to address her problem.

Her Colonoscopy doctor told her that her colon was like the Road to Nantahala which is the road in NC that all the world's bikers ride because it is so curvy.

You deal with what the Lord gave you.

========ORH==========


Kiwi
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 03/23/2010
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I used to constipation till a doctor gave me this piece of advice: eat kiwis first thing in the morning (maybe better start with just one...). It worked wonders. After a while any fruit worked, even bananas and my intestines became so regular that I didn't even need to do a thing anymore. Now I started to use coconut oil things have changed but they will go back to normal I hope!


Laxative Abuse

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Posted by Pam (, Sacramento,california,) on 05/22/2014

What is Miralax. A polyethylene glycol. This can't be good even tho effective results. Right?

Replied by John
(New Windsor, Maryland)
09/09/2015
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

Miralax is essentially made from anti-freeze.

Polyethylene glycol is made by stringing together molecules of ethylene glycol into a large polymer chain, hence the prefix poly-, Greek for many. On its own, ethylene glycol is used in automotive antifreeze and brake fluid. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, it is an extremely toxic substance:

“Ethylene glycol is chemically broken down in the body into toxic compounds. It and its toxic byproducts first affect the central nervous system (CNS), then the heart, and finally the kidneys. Ingestion of sufficient amounts [as little as 30 ml — KM] can be fatal.”

Miralax is also on the the FDA's Adverse Events Reporting list warning of “neuropsychiatric events”.

If anyone is planing on taking Miralax, I would urge them to read this article before doing so:

https://www.gutsense.org/gutsense/the-role-of-miralax-laxative-in-autism-dementia-alzheimer.html


Laxative Abuse
Posted by Sagemarie (Reston, Va) on 12/06/2012
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Warning

I made the unwise decision of drinking some pretty strong laxative tea last week when it wasnt needed... Since then ive been constipated unless I use another laxative tea. I dont want to have to take laxative tea everynight! Help!!

Replied by Tina
(Houston, Usa)
12/06/2012

Sagemarie from Reston, Va You could try -

1) Adding good quality probiotics to your diet or probiotic-rich foods like kefir (milk or water), kombucha, sauerkraut (Bubbies brand) and fermented veggies are effective at resolving constipation.

2) Drinking nettle leaf infusion which is full of trace minerals and vitamins that aid in maintaining healthy & smooth bowl movements. I buy my nettles from http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/ and you could try other places too, organic is best.

3) Good quality magnesium before sleeping allows the body to fall asleep and helps in bowel movements the next day. I successfully use Natural Calm found on Amazon. You mix 2 teaspoons in 1/2 cup warm water and drink before bed, and it does your body good.

This should help yor body come back to balance and you will be fine in no time.

Good luck

Tina

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
12/06/2012

Hi Sagemarie, When I was much younger this happened to me a couple of times and one can see why people become reliant on them. On the other hand, constipation is upsetting too. First, your body is trying to balance itself back out, so in a sense it holds on after such a "violent" means of evacuating. Now, what you can do is on a regular, daily basis start taking chia seeds. I use them in a fermented drink and it is absolutely amazing. Besides keeping you very regular, the benefits are innumerable. Just google and find out about what a superfood they are! Hope this helps. Lisa


Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

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Posted by Sharon (Queensland, Australia) on 05/16/2017
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I was badly constipated. Very uncomfortable and a tad grumpy about my discomfort. I took 1 tsp of lemon juice with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Mixed them together in a small glass, drank them straight down. It didn't taste gross. It barely tasted like anything at all.

20 minutes later, I felt like I may need to go to toilet, I wasn't quite sure but figured I'd try. I passed bowel movement really easily. Feel a thousand times better. Highly recommend this weird little concoction!!



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