Constipation

Tips on how to get your bowels moving:

• Water

•Foods with fibre: oat bran, ground flax, dried prunes and figs, soaked overnight in water, nuts and seeds, leafy greens, brown rice, veggie and fruit skins

•Chewing gum (helps move the bowel)—Choose brands sweetened with xylitol

•Aloe Vera juice

•Probiotics

•Magnesium oxide—200 to 400 mg/day, not taken with meals 

•Epsom salt baths (also have magnesium in them)

•Castor oil compresses applied to the belly.  Massage the oil in a clockwise direction (See a diagram of the bowel, if you’re unsure), then put a warm cloth and hot water bottle on top.

•Exercise

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