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Old 05-06-2002, 07:46 PM   #1
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question for harry and everyone else

i was wondering, i get really backed up about once or twice a week, is it ok to take glycerin suppositories once or twice a week, or is it really bad for you colon, thanks

 
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Re: question for harry and everyone else

Hi,

Yes, glycerine suppositories are ok to use if you are constipated, but surely it is better to make sure that you don't get constipated in the first place?

Eat plenty of fruit and veg and carbohydrate in your diet. Make sure you drink plenty of fluid, at least 2 litres daily and add in prune juice to keep your bowels working.

Add in a fiber supplement such as Metamucil/Citracel and take this regularly. Also, eat live yogurt or take Acidophilis caps regularly to keep the good bacteria in your gut going.

If all this then fails to produce an adequate BM, then yes, use glycerine suppositories. However, I cannot really believe that if you take all this that your bowels will not work normally?

I hope others may agree with me when I say, surely it is better to get your bowels working well and keep them working well so that you do not need to resort to suppositories to have a bowel movement in the first place?

Also, make sure you get enough exercise as this helps the peristaltic action of the bowels.

Now I understand why you were asking in your previous post about fat cells. If you have put on weight, this is due to not opening your bowels and not fat. Once you open your bowels, your weight should go back to normal.


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Old 05-07-2002, 08:15 AM   #3
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Re: question for harry and everyone else

I don't like to use un-natrual means to promote BMs. If you are having problems use FIBER supplements and if you still have problems then eat prunes that have been boiled or prune juice.It only takes 3 or 4 prunes daily. I put them in water and boil them and let them sit for awhile.

Prunes as you know are probably the best natrual laxative---they don't change(oxidize) as they pass through your gastro system. I boil them so it does two things kills the mold or fungus that maybe present and make them re-absorb water.

I have never used a suppository in my life!!! I think if you do what Sarah says----it should work!!! If it doesn't ---then I think you're not in taking enough fiber.

For your Gastro system to work right it takes 20 to 35 grams of fiber daily. The fiber is not digested or absorbed---it passes through. So-what Sarah said is get enough, Fiber, Water, Exercise--make sure you have the good intestinal bacteria present in your system and if needed prune juice or prune should solve your problem.

I TOTALLY agree. I am sure you want your BMs to be as natrual as possible --- Right??? Do you really want to mess around with suppositories the rest of your life----Well this the way people that depend on laxatives for natrual body functions begin ----it starts out in a very simple way.

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God Bless---Harry

 
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Re: question for harry and everyone else

In addition to Sarah's & Harry's good advice, I'd just like to add a comment about 'carbs'.

Generally 'carbs' should mean 'healthy' fiber-rich carbs, not breads, potatoes or white rice, which can sometimes worsen constipation. My notion of carbs these days is brightly coloured produce, including lots of greens. Most greens contain cellulose a product that your gut does not digest thoroughly but which provides the necessary bulk to help stimulate and keep your gut moving.

Using olive oil & vinegar or lemon dressing may also help since olive oil lubricates your gut aside from providing you with healthy unsaturated fat. Mayonnaise and packaged salad dressings to NOT do this. Something else you might look into is digestive enzymes - sometimes the body needs a little boost.

Regards,
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