- May 10, 2012 at 3:15 am #81425
mahdamaMemberTopics: 6Replies: 0
I am on day 13 of the diet. Generally i feel miles better. However i have been experiencing pretty bad constipation (no bowel movement), despite feeling that i need the toilet the last 2 days. I am not sure what to take. I was considering senna leaf tea as a laxative (i do take psyllium husk, vitamin c and bentonite soltuion everyday, and a lot of vegetables with olive oil in my diet- so i feel i am doing a pretty good job already)
Advice would be great.
Thank you.May 10, 2012 at 5:06 am #81429
Jo*JoMemberTopics: 64Replies: 242
I had this problem after about day 3 of the cleanse and right from the start of the cleanse I was taking 2 tbsp’s of olive oil followed by very warm water after each meal. That didnt do very much so I added an epsom salts drink once a day and that did a bit but again not very much.
After about 7 days I used a natural laxative and that helped loads but obviously it didnt last. Next i started taking Slippery Elm – 2 tablets 3 times a day without the oil, warm water and epsom salts and things were better but not great.
Now I use the slippery elm with the oil and warm water and I’m pretty regular now.. not ideal but the best i’m gonna get with no carbs.
But thats just me. Here’s a list of constipation remedies http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1098_Constipation-Remedies.aspxMay 10, 2012 at 8:08 am #81446
Candid NMemberTopics: 4Replies: 8
Magnesium helped me.May 10, 2012 at 10:18 am #81464
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
This is exactly why we don’t recommend using psyllium because it can cause constipation for days. It also can cause internal bleeding.
If you want to improve your movements immediately, I would stop with the psyllium husks and switch to something like chia seeds.
Psyllium is only meant to be taken during the cleanse, and you shouldn’t continue it any longer than this during this time period.
-rasterMay 10, 2012 at 11:11 am #81475
misscandidaMemberTopics: 9Replies: 26
Hi Raster would the Chia seeds help causing bowel movements? I’m having the same problems 🙁May 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm #81483
PattinooMemberTopics: 12Replies: 50
Yeah. I had problem with this for about 4 weeks or so. Not fun. I used colon Clenz and acacia fiber and still needed suppositories and enemas a couple of times. Just when I was about to add Aloe Vera juice it got better.May 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm #81513
West11MemberTopics: 5Replies: 26
I once used a bad probiotic that cause this once. Drinking peppermint tea and like someone said before take some magnesium should help. If it gets really bad a sea salt water flush my help.September 17, 2012 at 7:46 am #90133
GandhaLajjaMemberTopics: 2Replies: 1
I occasionaly have this problem too and what really works wonders, at least for me, is to drink warm salted water, just a cup, first thing in the morning.
Sometimes you need to drink it repeatedly throughout the day, but you don´t need to increase the amount of salt, just a bit is enough.
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