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Natural Remedies for Constipation

Are you a Type 1 or 2 on the Bristol Stool Chart?

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Set the foundation:

Eat a Real Food Diet – Check out my book, The Reclaim Diet. 

Water

  • Most important thing is to drink a lot of water – 8 glasses a day – to keep things moving.
  • Measure your water intake for a few days and see if you are drinking half your body weight in ounces of water (for example, if you weight 150 pounds, try to drink 75 ounces of water each day).
  • Start the day with fresh lemon squeezed in water or add 1 – 3 tsp of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar to a glass of water 30 minutes before you eat.
  • Try the Water Challenge

Magnesium Glycinate

  • Take Magnesium glycinate (not magnesium oxide) at bedtime.
  • Try three or four capsules (300 – 400mg) at bedtime to start. Increase by one capsule each night until your reach the desired effect!
  • Get a 15% discount on Klaire Magnesium Glycinate Complex capsules on Wellevate, Item # MAG67.

Buffered Vitamin C

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  • 1 tablespoon of flax or chia seed in a cup of hot water
  • Wait about 15 minutes until the waters cools.
  • Drink the water with the seeds, do this once a day.

Probiotics

Digestive Enzymes

Essential fatty acids


Aloe Vera Juice

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Nature Works Swedish Bitters Traditional European herbal formula

Promotes regularity for healthy digestive function.

NatureWorks® Swedish Bitters is an artfully blended extract of selected herbs of unsurpassed quality.

Bitters begin their work the moment they touch your tongue, stimulating the production of digestive components that will help you digest your food.

L – Glutamine

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  • Make your own by steeping peeled ginger chunk in hot water for 5 minutes
  • Smooth Moves Tea will never let you down

Coconut Oil

1 Tbs Coconut Oil added to warm tea.

GBW Green Smoothie http:::getbetterwellness.com:?p=6835Fruit and Vegetable Fiber foods

  • Green smoothies with green leafy vegetables and avocado. Add a pear and berries with enough water to blend.
  • Apples, carrots, beets, citrus have pectin and is said to be helpful.
  • Prunes – eat a few prunes or drink some prune juice
  • Grapes, figs, apricots, turnips, endive, watercress, coconut, avocados, cabbage
  • Eat vegetables and fruits raw when possible and to eat the peelings as well

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Essential Oils for Digestive Support

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The basic starter kit comes with DiGize, Peppermint and 10 other beneficial oils plus a diffuser.

Three More Helpful Tips

  1. Foods made with flour and sugar are constipating so eliminate them from the diet.
  2. If you haven’t had your thyroid checked recently, this might be the time to do that.
  3. Exercise!

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