Glad to hear this. So far so good for me. If it works long term I will post in this thread about it. If it stops working I will post that too.I fast once a week now, just for 24 hours straight. I like to call it 'Fasting Fridays." It definitely helps soften my BM's for the rest of the week. It's not hard to do either.
Yes. I agreed with this option. I have IBS-C since July 2020. Have been trying stool softener, probiotic, magnesium and plenty of fruits and vegetables. I find that all these weaken my body and decided to switch to TCM. In Singapore, I am lucky to have to access to many Chinese TCM physicians.Ive been taking traditional chinese medecine and I have to say......its magical. If you can find a practioner, check them out.
Well, unfortunately, I am back to say that after a nice long run, it has stopped working for me. I am going to clean myself out and give it another try. I did recently change unrelated (to constipation) medications for high blood pressure, and this may have been what stopped me up again. New prescription medication for high blood pressure.Glad to hear this. So far so good for me. If it works long term I will post in this thread about it. If it stops working I will post that too.
Here's some more info about Kiwi:Here is some of the science to back up my post on how to deal with this situation. From PUBMED. It is now easy to search PUBMED for randomized trials and clinical trials. Once you do a subject search you can then use the filters for RCT and Clinical trials.
Kiwi fruit: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17729399/ It is not just fiber from Kiwi, it has a laxative chemical also, as do pears and probably pineapple.
Chia: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28000689/ Chia has higher viscosity than Flax
Pineapple (bromelain) https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2017/ra/c7ra06109a#!divAbstract
Pears (sorbitol) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2122724/ Many fruits have sorbitol in them but to me pears as a food is very effective.
Here is the discussion of constipation from the Life Extension Foundation.Although it never helped me, I've had Doctors tell me that caffeinated coffee works, I take Linzess daily & 400 mg in stool softener weekly, which has helped me
I wanted to start a comprehensive list of food, herbal, medical, and physical remedies that have helped people in the past. Anything that has worked for IBS-C. I am in a really bad bout right now and that is what I am looking for. Many people come to this site looking tfor information that can help when everything else fails so I thought this might be a good idea. I will start the list. Things that have worked for me at some point: Herbal: Senna Leaf. Medical: Lactulose, polyglycol 3350, Ducolax, copious amounts of sea salt water. Food: Hemp Hearts, Spinach, Licorice, Prunes, strawberries, watermelon. Physical: Extended walks.Stuff that did not work: Chlorella. Colostrum.