Issues Being Regular
by Jeni G.
(Chiefland, FL, United States)
Suggestions needed regarding issues being regular with the bowels...
I have been taking Health Plus brand of Super Colon Cleansers in the amount of 12-15 pills per day for 5+ yrs.
I remember having constipation problems since I was young. I'm now 40 yrs. old.
I eat a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables daily and avoid dairy products. I still, for some reason, go through times of constipation and bloating and not being regular for 2-3 days.
Do you have any suggestions?
I'm a bit concerned for you that you have been taking that particular Health Plus brand of Super Colon Cleansers for such a long period of time.
It's not that you can't take some natural cleansers daily and for long periods, but that particular product contains a lot of senna. It's my understanding that taking senna for long periods is not really a good idea.
You might want to try swapping that colon cleanser for another one without the senna, like Herbal Fiberblend
. That's the natural cleansing product that I use myself. It's safe to use indefinitely and does a great job.
Your issues being regular may simply be diet related. Have you noticed whether or not these bouts of constipation occur after you've eaten a particular food?
They could also be a lack of water or lack of essential fatty acids that you experience from time to time. It's hard to really say for sure.
Definitely try to drink a bit more water if you haven't been drinking several glasses per day. Also, consider taking some EFA's, like fish oil or plant based oils (like AIMega
) to improve your bowel motions.
Another simple and natural option you might want to try adding to your daily diet is Salba grain
. Salba is basically white chia seeds and they are full of natural essential fatty acids, too. You can sprinkle a tablespoon into or on top of something you are eating (doesn't matter what as it's tasteless).
Hope these tips help you out and that you find a safe and natural solution to your issues being regular from time to time. To your good health!