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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

What are gentle remedies for constipation?

Choices: There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia). ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of blackstrap molasses? It is so tasty, and with such a deep, dark color, it seems it must be good for you.

What are the health benefits of blackstrap molasses? It is so tasty, and with such a deep, dark color, it seems it must be good for you.

Tasty stuff: This was an old "health food" since the early 1900's, and you've correctly identified why people believe it must be magic. As a substitute for refined sugar, it contains a small amount of some minerals, including copper and iron, some of which it gets from the machinery in which it is prepared -- takes ~1/4 lb of molasses to get your rda of iron. Don't expect any other health benefits. ...Read more

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Does hot water n honey help for constipation?

Does hot water n honey help for constipation?

Hot water with honey: Drinking hot water with honey in the morning should help. Taking senna everyday is not a good idea, but once in a while is okay for constipation. For chronic constipation, drink lot of water/fluid, increase quantity of fibers in your meals, avoid fried foods, exercise regularly (daily walk for 30 to 40 minutes), chew food well before swallowing, increase vegetables/ fruits, and eat small quantity ...Read more

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Constipation for 7 days. Took laxatives for 6 days n nothing?

Constipation for 7 days. Took laxatives for 6 days n nothing?

See: your doctor. Taking laxatives with no results could be a problem. Worry about an obstruction. See your doctor to get on a proper schedule ...Read more

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I have black spot on my face, can blackstrap molasses help my face?

I have black spot on my face, can blackstrap molasses help my face?

Black strap molasses: Probably no help for spot on face. It would be a good idea to see your doctor to identify the facial spot and advise you on how to treat it. ...Read more

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Get nauseous every time I eat just the past few days n unusually tired also wake up achey every morning. Constipation every other day. What is this?

Get nauseous every time I eat just the past few days n unusually tired also wake up achey every morning. Constipation every other day.  What is this?

Not sure: these are vague symptoms and it is not possible to know what is casuing them without the benefit of a complete evaluation and an exam. Check with your physician and consider short term use of a laxative until then. ...Read more

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What is dark molasses?

What is dark molasses?

See below: Blackstrap molasses is just one type of molasses, the dark liquid byproduct of the process of refining sugar cane into table sugar. It is made from the third boiling of the sugar syrup and is therefore the concentrated byproduct left over after the sugar's sucrose has been crystallized. It's used in making beans & gingerbread. ...Read more