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Constipation: foods to eat and avoid

Reference #: 785
Submit Date: 13 Jul 2006
Browse Category: constipation
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Country of Remedy: china
Remedy Source: Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity, Daniel Reid, Fireside, New York, p 101-102
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Remedy Description

Source: Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity, Daniel Reid, Fireside, New

York, p 101-102.


Excessive consumption of devitalized and cooked foods, especially in

incompatible combinations, results in sluggish bowels and chronic con-

stipation; the colon fills with feces and toxic by-products of fermentation

and putrefaction, which impairs peristalsis, irritates the colon, and even-

tually poisons the bloodstream by osmosis; colonic irrigations are the

firststep in correcting constipation, followed by nutritional therapy.

Figs: fresh or sun-dried figs cleanse the bowels of toxic waste and mucus

and serve as a natural laxative; for an excellent therapeutic drink for

constipation, put 3 figs in a blender with one ripe banana, 2 tbsp

molasses and 1 cup water and blend till smooth.

Molasses: 1 tbsp in warm water, twice daily.

Spinach: raw spinach is nature's best remedy for irritated and sluggish

bowels; as juice mix 6 oz spinach with 10 oz carrot, 2 pints daily.

Carrot: grated raw carrots supplemented with 2 pints raw carrot juice

should be consumed daily by those with chronic constipation.

Other beneficial foods: papaya; squash; raw apples; ripe bananas; raw


Foods to avoid: never use mineral oil as a laxative: it robs the digestive

tract of all oil-soluble vitamins, such as A, E & D, and is not as

effective as figs or molasses; also avoid pasteurized milk, cooked eggs,

overcooked meats, and refined starch.