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Nov 03, 2014

This is a project for my LVN program

I am a 44 year old student in the LVN program wanting to do a presentation on preventing constipation after abdominal surgery.

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Nov 03, 2014

exelent article

I am a retired health care professional and have had constipation since childhood. Worked in GI healthcare for several years and this is the first article

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Aug 19, 2014

IBS & Diverticulitis

Why is some ice cream not as bad as other's? I have stopped at DQ and not had a lot a trouble yet my wife will give me some Hudsonville ice cream and I

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Aug 11, 2014

constipation remedies

I have just been diagnosed with gastroparesis. One of the problems associated with this disease is constipation. Since I can't take magnesium (broke

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Aug 11, 2014

Prune Products

I recently purchased a jar of prune jam and I enjoy the taste of this product, but does it provide equivalent benefits as the whole prune or juice?

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Aug 11, 2014

post rectocele surgery blood in stool

I had surgery two months ago for a prolapsed uterus and bladder and rectocele prolapse as well. Before the surgery my big problem with my colon was frequent

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Aug 11, 2014

Re : Dealing with Constipation-fecat impaction

Hi Anita. The damage is usually done to the colonic mucosa. The more the impaction stays, the more the get gets stretched out of proportions, leading sometimes

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Aug 10, 2014

Stress and constipation : the missing link

Myth: there is no proven link between stress and constipation. Fact: those two imbalances are closely intertwined. In this article, you will discover herbal solutions to deal with both.

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Jun 13, 2014

Constipation

Well i just wanna say that over 4 yrs ago i was diagnosed. With chronic constipation n i have been reading about this olive. Oil. Being proven to help

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Jun 13, 2014

Gall Bladder Surgery: Protocol ?

Do you have a protocol for those of us who have already had gall bladder surgery? I am gaining much help from your website. Thank you, Richard Stewar

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Mar 26, 2014

good gastroparesis information!

I have been sick for many years and really didn't have a good diagnosis! The first diagnosis was lactose intolerance then IBS then IBS! After awhile

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Mar 26, 2014

Hopeful

I am so happy to have found this website. I have been struggling with constipation since 2008 and have been searching for a lifestyle change, not medications

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Mar 26, 2014

Triphala side effects

Hello, First of all, THANK YOU for this website! I am so incredibly happy to have found it. I've been dealing with mild to moderate constipation off and

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Mar 03, 2014

Olive Oil

I'm italian and use olive oil every day, even for cooking, four-five spoons a day and it's simply effectless on constipation simply because it's digested

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Mar 03, 2014

olive oil vs mineral oil

I for one believe olive oil is a better remedy for constipation than mineral oil. I believe it can be used as an enema just like mineral oil.

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Dec 31, 2013

Fiber supplements and Constipation

I have been hospitalized 4 times in the past 3 years with obstipation/fecal impactions. One thing I have learned from my doctor is the need to stop using

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Dec 02, 2013

Milk and Molasses Enema used to treat Obstipation

My chronic constipation is caused by nerve and muscle damage from surgery. Water intake, diet, exercise, and internal trigger point therapy have, for

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Nov 23, 2013

Wonderful and Informative Site

I do not have time now. I take care of my 86 year old mother and she is hollering for me to go help her with something. I am 53 and have a 16 year old

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Nov 04, 2013

Thank you, thank you!!

I will, but for now I just want to say thank you ........ for putting the time into such a wonderful site. I cannot imagine how much time & effort you

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Oct 29, 2013

Benefits of Bancha?

Thank you for your informative articles. Is Bancha tea included in the green tea category? Does it have the same benefits or is it different?

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Oct 29, 2013

Thank you!

The information in this article was extremely helpful to me. I have always felt that bagels were constipating for me but couldn't figure out why, especially

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Oct 29, 2013

Dried Apricots are surprisingly Effective

I really appreciate your description of the science behind how prunes/prune juice effect the colon. I unfortunately have not had good results with them

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Sep 26, 2013

diverticular, colonic inertia and dyssynergia

At 70 years of age I have suffered a lifetime of intestinal disorders of one sort and another since childhood e.g. internal parasite infection, removal

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Aug 22, 2013

constipation and no gall bladder

This article is very informative. Thank you- My problem is constipation b/c of a sedentary life style somewhat, and certain drugs that cause constipation

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Aug 17, 2013

results of an ignored cat scan

My 57 year old brother suffered often from impactions and in the ER he had a CT scan and the narrative stated he had a severely impacted bowel- and nothing

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Aug 01, 2013

Colon inertia and its relief

I am 70 years diabetes ( type 2) I was suffering from acute constipation .I was diagnosed with IBS .My earlier period ,I was passing

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Jul 17, 2013

quality of life after subtotal colectomy for slow-transit constipation?

Hi, I am a 32-year-old female from Greece. I had a long history of chronic and severe constipation, which (as years went by) couldn’t respond to any diet

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Jun 01, 2013

Clomid constipation

Can clomid constipation happen in sensitive individuals undergoing infertility treatment? The answer is yes. Find out why in this article.

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May 31, 2013

Constipation remedy : Triphala

The best constipation remedy will provide a slight laxative effect while improving overall digestion. Here is one from India called Triphala.

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May 25, 2013

amazing

Hi I am not a fast wrter or a very good one so i am going to keep it short. I am 42 have osteoporosis and I noticed that every time I start taking cslcuim

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May 22, 2013

my bowel problem is driving me more than nuts!

This is without doubt the best article I've ever read on bowel function and I've read my share and much more over the years. Doctors know nothing about

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May 16, 2013

Karo Syrup for Constipation

Your may remember talks about Karo syrup for constipation from your childhood. It sounds like a good old grandma’s remedy doesn’t it? But does it really work?

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Apr 10, 2013

Constipation cured

I am 61 years of age, female. ALL my life I have been constipated, I remember as a small child going to the doctors and being given a red drink full of

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Mar 31, 2013

Organic apple cider vinegar

Hi! You didn't mention organic apple cider vinegar as a remedy. I have heard that taking it before a meal aids in digestion issues. If so, what is the

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Mar 31, 2013

Recommended dose.

0.7mg/kg equates to say 0.5gm for an adult(71kg).A tablespoon of castor oil weighs about 14gm.The article you refer to did not refer to medicinal use of

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Mar 22, 2013

Colon resection and IBS

I had 18 of my sigmoid colon removed years ago. I have since had IBS going from constipation to diarhera. Is there a relationship there?

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Mar 10, 2013

I swear by it!

Seriously this is one of the only remedies that work for me. I get serve rely constipated a good amount of times and this is what helps me be regular again!

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Mar 03, 2013

Is this constipation?

I do get constipation but mainly it's as if I don't have the muscles/peristalsis to put out the waste, I am losing weight + feel constantly tired.

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Feb 25, 2013

high potassium

Hai I `m very much impressed with your site,thanks for helping people like me.I would love to have Salad the way you mentioned,but i`m on low pottassium

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Feb 14, 2013

Can you do a decoction of yellow dock ?

I saw that you can buy the root on the internet, seems to be a bit cheaper than the tincture. But not sure how to use it. Thanks !

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Feb 14, 2013

Prunes are the MVP for regularity

I was advised by two doctors to eat more fiber. One said consume more metamucil. That didn't help much. The other said consume more natural fiber. As

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Feb 14, 2013

Sounds like I should stop eating

OK, informative, but a bit depressing too. Sounds like everything could be a trigger. Am I supposed to stop everything that is tasty?

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Feb 13, 2013

Fibers

Thinking of fibers to cure your chronic constipation ? Think again. This article explains why they are counterproductive for gastrointestinal issues, constipation included.

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Dec 18, 2012

Piles (hemorrhoids) : natural treatment

This article provides a natural treatment a dreaded complication of chronic complication : piles, also called hemorrhoids.

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Oct 24, 2012

Probiotics and constipation during pregnancy

Constipation during pregnancy is a very common problem, and the issue is, the list of remedies available is fairly limited due to the pregnancy.

A new study, published in "Nutritional Journal" (2012 Oct 4;11(1):80), takes a look at the efficacy of probiotics for constipation during pregnancy.

In this study, 20 pregnant women received during four weeks a daily dose of the following probiotic strains :

  • Bifidobacterium bifidum
  • Bifidobacterium lactis
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus

The frequency of defecation significantly increased from 3 per week at the beginning of the study to almost 7 per week at the end of the study (4 weeks later).

The sensation of obstruction and incomplete evacuation also significantly decreased.

This study is therefore very encouraging for pregnant women, because the intake of probiotics is considered safe and without potential side effects for the baby.

Oct 24, 2012

Arugula instead of dandelion greens?

I tried dandelion greens in the past and the taste is a little - well - too bitter :) Any way I could replace dandelions with arugula and get the same

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Oct 24, 2012

Canola and sunflower oils for vinaigrettes

Hi, I have bought different oils in my health food store (sunflower and canola) - nowhere on your website you mention those. What is your take on the use

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Sep 23, 2012

Menopause and Constipation

Menopause and constipation often go together, due to hormonal fluctuations in your body. Find out how to get relief through natural and nourishing ways.

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Aug 30, 2012

Remedy for Constipation: Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a simple yet effective remedy for constipation. Find out how to use it in this article.

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