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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 116.6
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 7.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Basic Rules for Bowel Movements (yep, ain't that gross!)

Submitted by: CHRIS-CATHI

Number of Servings: 1


    1. Fruit juice. Plain old apple, grape, or prune juice often does the trick quite nicely. These are the strongest bowel moving juices too. If you just need to keep your bowels moving regularly though, you might choose a citrus juice such as orange juice or home made lemonade instead.

    2. Fiber. Adding fiber to your diet will help keep the waste moving regularly too, because it's not digested by your body. So fiber acts as a "broom" when it's inside your colon. Fiber can be added from foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, or you can take fiber supplements instead.

    3. Water. Drinking plenty of water each day will help keep your bowels moving regularly. In most cases, drinking two to three quarts of water a day will do the trick.

    4. Herbal supplements. There are a variety of herbs which will help relive constipation. Some of these work quite quickly, while others may take up to 24 hours. Here's just a few that work wonderfully:

    - Chickweed: An excellent herb for relieving constipation within a few hours of taking it, this herb also strengthens the stomach and bowels, and helps carry out toxins.

    - Slippery Elm: Another wonderful single herb that works for both constipation and diarrhea, because it normalizes the stools while soothing, coating and healing the intestinal tract lining. Slippery Elm should be taken with lots of water to help move it through your system.

    - Cascara Sagrada: This is one of the strongest herbal laxatives and it's commonly added to over the counter medications for use in relieving constipation. Take an herbal capsule at night with a large glass of water.


Number of Servings: 1

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