rawlings888;45725 wrote: My acupuncturist was pretty short on ideas, but one of the things he recommended was drinking two or 3 cups of fresh
marshmallow root tea every day.
Slippery elm or marshmallow root either one will help to soften the stools.
One thing which can cause poor water absorption is drinking too much water at one time. You should keep a bottle with you all day and even at night in order to sip on it continually or whenever you wake up at night, thus keeping it in your body and staying constantly hydrated. I’ve done this so long that sometimes it seems like I drink the water I keep at my bedside in my sleep. In the mornings the glass is always missing quite a bit of water, and I can’t always remember drinking that much of it.
Chia seeds absorb something like 12 times their weight in liquid, so adding these to your diet may help. I see this as almost like “eating your water” instead of drinking it since it would slow the process down, and in a way have the water time released.
One of the functions of glutamine is to promote water uptake into the cells by allowing water to cross from the bloodstream into the cells;
so who knows, maybe you’re deficient in this amino acid.