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What are good homemade laxatives that are all natural?

What are good homemade laxatives that are all natural?

Fiber: Fiber is the all natural laxative, whether it be in frutis( apples and pears are high in pectin) grains, or supplement. ...Read more

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Is coconut water a natural laxative?

Is coconut water a natural laxative?

Agree w Dr. Lipton: Due to it’s osmolarity, coconut water is used in some tropical areas to replace fluid losses due to diarrhea. It contains potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc & manganese. Coconut water is not a laxative. ...Read more

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What are some laxative foods for constipation?

What are some laxative foods for constipation?

The best: The best meds for constipation are cheap: proper diet and proper fluid intake. Eat a high fiber diet and you don't need fiber supplements. Drink 80 - 100 ounces of non alcoholic, non caffeniated fluids every day. You must break bad habits if you want any relief. There is no magic pill that can replace a helathy lifestyle! ...Read more

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Black coffee a natural laxative?

Black coffee a natural laxative?

Yes: Coffee is indeed a natural laxative as the caffeine in coffee is a stimulator of smooth muscle, which is found throughout the intestines. ...Read more

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What can cause bad constipation-help! should I try natural laxatives?

What can cause bad constipation-help! should I try natural laxatives?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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What are some excellent and safe natural laxatives apart from the habits of eating healthy, lots of water etc etc?

What are some excellent and safe natural laxatives apart from the habits of eating healthy, lots of water etc etc?

Magnesium: If you do not have underlying kidney dysfunction, magnesium can be of help. Since we often eat processed foods, it is not uncommon to have deficiencies in this important mineral. Renal disease, severe diarrhea, or anti-hypertensive drug therapy may deplete natural stores of this mineral. Sources include spinach, tofu, pumpkin seeds, kelp and others. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Which juices and foods can you use as a stool softener/laxative?

Which juices and foods can you use as a stool softener/laxative?

Constipation: Pure fruit juices especially prunes, pears, peaches, etc are good stool softeners. Foods rich in fiber include whole grain cereals with added bran, fruits eaten with their skin, vegetables like cooked beans, lentil, etc. And tree nuts. Increased water intake will fulfill the purpose. ...Read more

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Is it common to have food cravings or be hungry in general when using a laxative (Dulcolax)?

Is it common to have food cravings or be hungry in general when using a laxative (Dulcolax)?

Hunger: ^'ed appetite/ food craving is not listed as a side effect on Drugs.Com. Use of this type of laxative could lead to' nausea, cramps, griping, and/or faintness' as well as 'Diarrhea, GI irritation, and fluid and electrolyte depletion' ...Read more