How To Poop When You Can’t Without Using Laxatives

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Not everyone has the same experiences when it comes to going “number two.” Some people regularly eliminate without strain, while others struggle to go once or three times a week. In case you aren’t aware, you should be having one to three bowel movements every single day. This frequency tells you that your digestive system is functioning like it should.

 

Sometimes you go to the restroom and you sit on the toilet, straining to get something out. You are usually left with an unsatisfactory bowel movement. Medications, IBS, depression, or even pregnancy can result in constipation. There are natural remedies, however, that you can use to make using the restroom a regular experience.

 

Probiotics:

Probiotics deliver good bacteria to your digestive tract. Good bacteria already exists in the digestive system, but certain foods may increase the amount of bad bacteria, which can inhibit healthy digestion. Probiotics such as sauerkraut, fermented vegetables, kombucha, or kimchi actually help to move food through your intestines.

 

Bowel Training:

This is a real thing, people. If you struggle with frequency, you may need to train your body to poop. The best way to do this is to try and use the restroom when you wake up or after you finish eating; the digestive tract is most active at these times. And don’t put off going to restroom if you feel the urge. This can make things worse.

 

Chew Your Food:

Some people don’t thoroughly chew their food, which makes more work for the digestive system. Additionally, chewing your food slowly and thoroughly helps to keep you from overeating because you aren’t inhaling your food.

 

Squat, Don’t Sit:

You don’t have to go out and buy the Squatty Potty; rather, you can use phone books to elevate your feet about four to six inches off the ground. The squatting position straightens your passageway, whereas sitting creates a slight pinch in the rectum, making it more difficult to pass stool.

 

Drink More Water:

Water may just be the key ingredient you need to normalize your bowel movements. Most people don’t drink enough water, which means that your digestive tract isn’t sufficiently lubricated. Keep drinking water to keep going to the bathroom.

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    Drink some herbal laxative tea (i.e. senna, cascara sagrada, Smooth Move, etc.) and a cup of prune juice 1-3 times daily. You may also try performing an enema. What you're feeling is natural. The bloating will soon give way to numerous bulky bowel movements.

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    Stop putting so much energy (emphasis) on how much (weight) you're losing. You're creating a block for yourself. In fact, you should even stop weighing yourself. Only do so after you complete the cleanse. Just focus on how you feel, and what you desire -- your objective, okay!

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    No difference at all, Beloved! Even the boiled water becomes room temperature water. You're doing fine! Thank you for your words as well! Much appreciated! Peace and Love!

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    Q: My daughter is six years old. Since she was an infant, she had problems with going to the bathroom. I noticed she only has a bowel movement approximately 2 times a week if that. I told her doctor and he recommended the product Maalox daily. I hear you are supposed to have a bowel movement at least once a day. Even I myself do not go as often. Please help

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    You will most likely be using the restroom frequently during the cleanse. At minimum, more than you are accustomed to. However, its not uncontrollable.

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    Q: Hello, I just started my 9th day on the FBC. With the exception of the 2nd day I have really had a bowel movement. I usually only have a bowel movement once a week. Should I be concerned? Will this interfere with the cleansing process?

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    Ready for TMI?

     

    Healthy bowel movements are a marker of good health and naturally part of the bodies detox system. Transit time for food should be a day and a half from mouth to anus. Healthy people have 2-3 bowel movements a day. 1 or less indicates constipation. Once a week is a serious medical concern. Food that hangs around becomes toxic and rots. Colon cancer is of major concern if you are not having at least 1 bowel movement per day. I recommend a salt flush to help aid the removal of built up fecal matter.

     

    To do a salt flush you need:

    1 liter of water purified

    2 teaspoons of sea salt or Himalayan rock salt

     

    Drink on an empty stomach. Best done first thing in the morning when you have an hour or two of free time. It tastes terrible but it works. You will have a flush in about a half hour. You could also add some lemon and tiny amount of maple syrup to the mixture to hide the taste. Do not do the flush and then go out in public. Ha! Give yourself time to get it all out. This can be done every season or when you go a day or two without a bowel movement.

     

    Try to avoid salt the day of and after the flush.  

     

    If you have a dog you will notice that after each time they eat within 15 minutes they will have a bowel movement. That is a sign of a healthy digestive tract. 

     

    A way to check transit time is to eat beets. Note the time of eating the food and when the visible markers of red tinted fecal matter shows up in your toilet bowl. 

     

    I eat a 60-90 percent raw, low fat, high carb vegan diet. It is approximately 4pm where I am and I have already had three bowel movements. I average three a day. 

     

    I also recommend watching this video: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/bowel-movement-frequency/

     

    Hope this helps,

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLC

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    Q: Hello Sir. I seek your recommendation for the following challenges I am facing. I tried "Colonix" cleansing system 1.5 years ago and the results were damaging. I had a bowel movement (BM) which I felt travel down my intestine like it was brillo. The result was a BM surrrounded with a thin coating of blood. I was shocked!!! I had always been fairly regular with my BM's 2-3x per day with occassional constipation during PMS time but since that "cleanse" I have been reduced to 1x a day maybe, hard as rocks and I am now a regular user of laxatives(which I do not like at all!!) Aside from that, I have gained 60 pounds and I am having a difficult time losing the weight. Prior to the "cleanse" I had NEVER had a weight problem nor BM problem. I have a regular DR. whom has stated I have no health issues, just the need to lose this weight. 2nd topic: I had an STD when I was 17 yo (37 now) which damaged my fallopian tubes. I have had 2 pregnancies 1 prior to and 1 after the STD, the latter resulted in a total abdominal pregnancy and the pregnancy (20 weeks) had to be terminated. I have not been pregnant since. The DR. removed 1 tube & ovary and stated the remaining tube was damaged. I went on the pill for many years, as not to repeat that experience, and have now been pill free for 2 years, not preventing pregnancy in any way, yet not becoming pregnant. I believe my body can heal itself with the proper natural remedy as I do not trust Western Medicine as a first choice. I have read many of the testimonials and have heard your ad's and believe in your philosiphy for better health. I would like to try your products but do not know where to begin. Please help. Thank you,

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    I think you'll find our 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE right up your alley, very effective, and very gentle to your system. Please give it a try to help eradicate your constipation. FYI: It is ideal to detox with the FULL BODY DETOX first and then the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. There is much healing in store for you! Claim it NOW! Peace and Love!

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    Q: I'm doing the Full Body Cleanse and I have a few questions about it: I get tired of drinking just the distilled water and I'd like to drink the herbal teas, but I don't like it by itself. Would it mess things up to add a pack or two of Splenda to my tea or maybe honey? I can't stand the salads with the olive oil or apple cider vinegar or the lemon juice as dressing and it makes me gag. I have To have some sort of salad dressing. What kind would be suitable? Do I look for sugar-free? Or organic and natural? I found one that is organic and natural, but it has 3 grams of sugar in it. Without eating all my whole grained breads and other fiber, I haven't had much of a bowel movement in 3 days, should I wait a while yet? (I had surgery on my bowels and always had to take fiber tablets and eat lots of grains to get my bowels to move.) I haven't done the enemas yet, (low on money) should I try that? Or should I resume my fiber tablets I normally take? Any type of fiber I could add to my fruit smoothies in the morning? I want to also do the female cleanse. Is it ok to do that immediately after I finish the full body cleanse or should I wait for a little while? Thank you for all your help, I feel much better than I did before and I just started this detox a week ago, lost 10 pounds, too, woohoooooo! Thank you

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    1. Instead of splenda, use agave, stevia, or grade b maple syrup as a sweetener.

    2. In re Salad Dressing, an organic and natural one is great. You can also check our website for salad dressing recipes.

    3. The fiber pills are not part of the cleanse, so we wouldn't advise those. Fruit is you best choice of fiber so look into eating more papaya, mango, figs, etc. And yes, colonics (and enemas) would greatly help you - undoubtedly!

    4. You can do the Female Cleanse right after you finish detoxing. There's no need to wait!

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    Q: I have been using this product for about a week and there are days when I do not have a bowel movement. I have started having gas and cramps. The days that I do have bowel movements it is hard as if I am constipated. This product has not worked for me at all. Please Help.

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    IT'S NOT THE HERBS, IT'S YOUR BODY! YOU COLON IS GREATLY IMPAIRED AND SO IT TAKES TIME TO BUST UP ALL THAT CRUDE MATTER (HARD FECES) IN YOUR COLON. NATURAL HEALING REQUIRES PATIENCE. JUST KEEP TAKING YOUR HERBS AND KEEP EATING HEALTHY (NO MEAT, DAIRY, REFINED GRAINS, REFINED STARCHES). HOPEFULLY YOU CHANGED YOUR DIET IN ADDITION TO TAKING THE HERBS. THAT HELPS!

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    Q: What is a good natural herbal remedy for a 5 year old with Spinia Bifida? I currently catherized my son 3-4 times daily. I'm seeking a remedy to prevent UTI's without placing him on a antibioctic regimen. I'm also interested in a great remedy for insuring that he has effective bowel movements, without giving him harsh laxatives. Any assistance you can provide me would be highly appreciated. I am on a fixed income and can not afford certain Western medicines.

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    I highly recommend our DHERBS.COM Children's Detox Kit. This detox has many formulas that will greatly benefit your son. If you opt to not do the whole detox you can choose individual extracts for him such as, Children's Kidney Extract, Children's Colon Extract, and Children's Elixir Extract. You can go to the DHERBS.COM website online store to view our other children's products that may also be of interest to you.

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    Q: What do you recommend for a very bad case of systemic yeast with many symptoms; cold hands and feet, constipation, mental confusion, bad food digestion, etc? And what about replacing the good bacteria? I have tried many things and nothing has worked. I think this Candida yeast came from being on birth control for a short period of time and then Anti-Biotics for a short time as well, probably stress too.

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    Perform the FULL BODY DETOX for 3-weeks. After the FULL BODY DETOX, take 6 capsules daily of Candida Buster formula, and 3 capsules daily of Colon Conditioner. Try our natural PRO-BIOTIC/ACIDOPHILUS formula to replace the beneficial bacteria.

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    Q: I have been bleeding daily through my stool for weeks. I see active bleeding, pus like matter in toilet. Sometimes I do not even have a bowel movement but I will feel like I have to go. All that comes out is blood, tissue or pus looking matter. What do you suggest that I do to help with this problem?

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    Perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE as soon as possible. These are not good or healthy signs, Beloved!

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    Q: Since my surgery for fibroids last year my bowel movements is very slow and I am gaining weight around my stomach even my breasts are looking much fuller why are my breasts looking fuller? I am also eating lots of fruits, but it does not send me to the bathroom, are the fruits helping my breasts?

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    Your breasts are becoming fuller because they have become the waste location for all the fluid waste that you are not expelling below (lower eliminative channels) due to the surgery. The breasts are one of five major fatty reserves on the female body (i.e. breasts, buttocks, belly, thighs, and upper back arms). Read our article "Toxic Breasts" on our site under Articles."

    You are probably not eating your fruit according to the laws of food combining (we have a chart available on our site under "Food Combining Chart"). I would recommend that you consider performing the Full Body Cleanse; or, give our Bowel Motion, Colon Formula, and Intestinal Cleanser formulas a try and watch the improvement in your bowel movements -- guaranteed! All you need is 2-3 capsules of each formula per day and you'll see the results you desire.

     

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    Q: My son is 10 and only has a bowel movement once every 3 days. When his ped. Gives him meds. She gives him adult strength because of his size. Could he use colon cleanse? He will take pills but won't drink what you have for children.

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    IF HE CAN SWALLOW SMALL SIZED CAPSULES, YES! HE CAN TAKE THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE (ALONG WITH THE LIQUID CHILDREN’S COLON EXTRACT). AND EVEN BOWEL MOVER TEA. ALL OF THESE WILL HELP HIM.