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My constipation is chronic and I have had it since age 13 when I became hypothyroid.  I have always had sluggish bowels and tried surfac and medimucil for a long time.  My concern now is that I have become to dependant of this form of unhealth colon.  I also have been treated for anxiety and depression with celexa and ativan for a year.  I have not had alot of exercise over the last year either.  I have been mostly on a weight watchers type diet and have the same thing every day.  I am sure you will agree that I need to get off these laxatives after using them for a long time.  What am I up against and what do you suggest.  Do cheese and skim milk products bind you up. What should I do.  I do not have cancer.
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Try a diet that is very high in fibre.  For instance:-

- pulverised fresh vegetables to which organic bran has been added
- pulverised fresh fruit to which organic bran has been added
- healthy meat/fish meals with lightly cooked vegetables
- likewise add organic bran to yoghurt to increase your fibre intake
- wholemeal organic brown bread (no white bread etc)
- home made muesli (organic oats + bran soaked in milk to which grated fruit and nuts have been added - it looks like wet cement!!)
- no processed foods, no junk foods, no colas, nothing with "E numbers"
- prunes are also helpful because they contain anthrone (naturally) which is a laxative
- drink at least 2 litres of water (steadily) throughout the day

Do try to eliminate "chemical laxatives" otherwise you will become dependent on them and, in this event, sometimes the solution of last resort can be a total colectomy if the colon becomes totally inert.

Good luck
regards
Morecambe

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Try a diet that is very high in fibre.  For instance:-

- pulverised fresh vegetables to which organic bran has been added
- pulverised fresh fruit to which organic bran has been added
- healthy meat/fish meals with lightly cooked vegetables
- likewise add organic bran to yoghurt to increase your fibre intake
- wholemeal organic brown bread (no white bread etc)
- home made muesli (organic oats + bran soaked in milk to which grated fruit and nuts have been added - it looks like wet cement!!)
- no processed foods, no junk foods, no colas, nothing with "E numbers"
- prunes are also helpful because they contain anthrone (naturally) which is a laxative
- drink at least 2 litres of water (steadily) throughout the day

Do try to eliminate "chemical laxatives" otherwise you will become dependent on them and, in this event, sometimes the solution of last resort can be a total colectomy if the colon becomes totally inert.

Good luck
regards
Morecambe

Avatar universal

Try a diet that is very high in fibre.  For instance:-

- pulverised fresh vegetables to which organic bran has been added
- pulverised fresh fruit to which organic bran has been added
- healthy meat/fish meals with lightly cooked vegetables
- likewise add organic bran to yoghurt to increase your fibre intake
- wholemeal organic brown bread (no white bread etc)
- home made muesli (organic oats + bran soaked in milk to which grated fruit and nuts have been added - it looks like wet cement!!)
- no processed foods, no junk foods, no colas, nothing with "E numbers"
- prunes are also helpful because they contain anthrone (naturally) which is a laxative
- drink at least 2 litres of water (steadily) throughout the day

Do try to eliminate "chemical laxatives" otherwise you will become dependent on them and, in this event, sometimes the solution of last resort can be a total colectomy if the colon becomes totally inert.

Good luck
regards
Morecambe

Avatar universal

Try a diet that is very high in fibre.  For instance:-

- pulverised fresh vegetables to which organic bran has been added
- pulverised fresh fruit to which organic bran has been added
- healthy meat/fish meals with lightly cooked vegetables
- likewise add organic bran to yoghurt to increase your fibre intake
- wholemeal organic brown bread (no white bread etc)
- home made muesli (organic oats + bran soaked in milk to which grated fruit and nuts have been added - it looks like wet cement!!)
- no processed foods, no junk foods, no colas, nothing with "E numbers"
- prunes are also helpful because they contain anthrone (naturally) which is a laxative
- drink at least 2 litres of water (steadily) throughout the day

Do try to eliminate "chemical laxatives" otherwise you will become dependent on them and, in this event, sometimes the solution of last resort can be a total colectomy if the colon becomes totally inert.

Good luck
regards
Morecambe

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