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12-27-2005, 08:11 AM
Hi. I was wanting to know what kind of raw foods were laxatives. Having trouble finding the info on the internet. Maybe I am googling wrong.
12-27-2005, 08:15 AM
I would think that if you are eating enough raw foods you would not need a laxative but if you do I would recomend flaxseeds. You can add ground flaxseeds to a glass of water morning and night. It is not unplessant.
Helen Of Tennessee
12-27-2005, 08:21 AM
I don't need a laxative (eating high raw), but I will tell you, when I eat apples . . . .
Eating raw will eventually get your intestines and colon functioning correctly and you won't have to worry about this, but I'm assuming you looking for right now while your body is trying to heal itself. All I can suggest is to try to stay away from too much nuts (hard to digest) and keep your fruits and veggies intake high.
<>< Helen of Tennessee
12-27-2005, 11:14 AM
Citrus fruits are laxatives also. Oranges will usually plumb right through in about 24 hours, but you have to eat PLENTY of them..and in a row..and not with anything else much heavy.
In fact, there is a citrus colon cleanse: Grapefruit, lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines..ect. You only eat these fruits for 3 days with clean water. You'll take salt baths, and skin brush..and REST. That's it. By the end of 3 days, you can introduce some other light foods. This also cleans out the liver and kidneys as well.
12-27-2005, 06:32 PM
If you are not opposed to herbal therapies you could try Senna or Cascara Sagrada these work very well for me and you can get them in either capsule or tea form. I also use the Formula 1 by Doctor Shultz. This is a wonder for me. Even though I have been raw for a long time I still need some help since I have had this problem for over 14 years suffering from irritable bowl syndrome for so long. Hope this helps. I also find if I eat too many cherries in one sitting I get some serious results. And my sister gets alot of help from apple juice.
12-27-2005, 07:01 PM
Kiddies, why are you specifically looking for foods that are considered laxatives? what kind of symptoms or problem are you having?
depends on what your bowel problem is..........some people don't get enough bulk..........water or their "mechanics" don't work well altogether so alittle tune up is required :)
I fall into the last category. :)
12-27-2005, 09:13 PM
I have trouble with elimination. I might not be getting enough water. Will try that. I was hoping to get my bowel cleaned out, by eating alot of laxative foods, then eat alot of stuff. I feel like my back is hurting and I do not really like enimas. I will try more water. I know there are special foods that have laxative properties. I thought some of them were bannanas, apples, dates, pears and a whole list of others, but do not remember what they were. Plus I was wanting to know what else helped with that. Does anyone know of a book that has all of the vegetables and what they do for the body or what they are used for?
12-27-2005, 09:20 PM
There's nothing better for me at getting the bowels moving than wheatgrass juice. It's powerful stuff. But you have to drink lots of water too.
12-27-2005, 09:39 PM
Pineapples have really worked for me, but I did not eat a whole lot the night before, because I was not feeling well. I think that I have heard that they have a laxative effect before.
12-27-2005, 10:28 PM
Elimination can get intricate b/c there are many parts to it---intestinal tract,acids,bacteria etc. You're right there are foods with laxative like qualities............foods that improve digestion...............foods that enhance body's own ability to assimilate.
Most definately foods like fruits, soften the colon tract....apples, apricots,pears, papayas................not uncommon to be bloated or feel stunted after eating for a few days.............the cleaning action begins and may take a few days or so. Exercise helps !!!!!!!!!! blood flowing is important. I mean if you "use" an aid like an enema,herbal laxative, you will still have to rebuild that digestive/eliminative tract so just be careful--its' a sensitive part of the system. Artichoke increases the bile in the liver and aids in digestion. Powder form of magnesium works.
find what works for you---I personally have benefited from fruit....wheatgrass softerns my stools but doesn't provide "laxative" effect. Apricots worked but papayas again, softened my stool.
triphala by planetary formulas is a wondrful prdouct that corrects the digestive/elimanatory timing.............I LOVE IT! MOST importantly, chewing our food is the first step in healthy stomach and digestion.
I'm still working on correcting mine.........startingw ith buildingthe lining back and softening up the track. :)
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