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11 Home Remedies to Relieve Constipation Naturally

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Hiya Gorgeous!

Do you sometimes feel like you’re carrying around a load of bricks in your belly? When I get backed up, everything suffers—my overall energy, mental clarity, and attitude… So although I covered the basics of healthy poop in an earlier blog, today I want to tackle constipation head-on and talk about how we can all be more regular.

Constipation is obviously uncomfortable, but did you know that it could lead to health issues like fecal impaction, colon cancer, and other digestive problems? That’s why digestive health and avoiding chronic constipation are high on my prevention checklist.

So let’s get proactive about poopin’. You’ll be amazed by how much better you feel when your bowel habits are back on track. Without further a doo-doo, let’s dive into some home remedies for constipation.

13 Tips to Relieve Constipation

Even if constipation runs in your family or you have a highly sensitive or stubborn system, you don’t have to give in to feeling backed up and bummed out all the time. Use my home remedies for constipation below to help loosen things up.

#1: Drink More Water

Drinking water is the best way to hydrate your bowel movements. Without enough H2O, your stool becomes dehydrated and hard, making it difficult to pass. Your daily fluid intake should aim for half your body weight (lbs) in ounces daily.

Need some help staying hydrated? Check out my top-10 tips to get more water in your day.

#2: Get Enough Dietary Fiber in Your Diet

You need to include fiber-rich foods in almost every meal, which include a mix of both insoluble fiber (ex. whole grains, non-GMO corn and foods containing non-GMO corn bran, nuts, seeds and fruit and vegetable skins), and soluble fiber (ex. chia seeds, flax seeds, oats, beans, lentils and strawberries).

Women need to aim for at least 25 grams of total fiber daily. Rye bread, beans, lentils, flax seeds, chia seeds and celery are real constipation-busting superstars. Adding fiber by eating some of these nutritious foods every day will help relieve constipation and stimulate a bowel movement.

If absolutely necessary—and you can’t get enough fiber in your diet—you can consider using a fiber supplement. Aside from fiber supplements, consider taking digestive enzyme supplements (like this one from Pure Encapsulations).

#3: Add in Daily Moderate Exercise

At least 20 minutes a day of low-impact aerobic activity like walking, jogging, dancing or jumping jacks will encourage motion through your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Try a walking or standing workstation to help you incorporate more activity into your work day, or go for a daily morning, lunchtime or evening walk for regular bowel movements.

#4: Balance Your Supplements

An excess of calcium and iron—both of which are essential minerals—may actually be causing some of your constipation symptoms. If you think these supplements could be your constipation culprit, check out my guides to getting calcium and iron through your meals.

Food sources of these minerals are more gentle on your system because they aren’t as concentrated. Plus, plant sources of calcium and iron also contain fiber and other nutrients that support a healthy digestive system and prevent constipation.

On the other hand, a magnesium citrate supplement can be an easy way to find constipation relief. Magnesium acts as an osmotic laxative. Osmotic laxatives work by pulling water into your digestive tract, which can soften stool, making it easier to pass. Start with 300 mg once a day (you can take up to 300 mg three times a day if needed) until you’re able to have a normal bowel movement.

#5: Limit Your Consumption of Meat and Dairy

One of the many reasons I adhere to a vegan diet is because meat and dairy mess with digestion. These low-fiber foods contain a lot of constipating calcium and iron. If meat and dairy are part of your daily diet and you’re not having a regular bowel movement, limit them or eat them in a small serving along with lots of high-fiber foods.

#6: Take Probiotic Supplements to Aid Your Digestive System

Your digestive system contains beneficial bacteria. When the ratio of good-to-bad bacteria is out of whack, it can mess with the healthy gastrointestinal system necessary for fermentation and healthy poop formation. Taking a daily probiotic supplement will not only ease constipation, but also reduce bloating, gas, and even help reduce anxiety and depression.

You can also find constipation relief by eating more fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi and tempeh in your weekly meal lineup. They contain natural probiotics to keep your gut bacteria in a healthy balance for regular, easy stools. Adding in healthy food to your diet is one of the best natural remedies.

#7: Be Mindful of Prescription Drugs and Antacids

Certain medications (prescription and over-the-counter) can be dehydrating and slow down your digestion in a way that increases constipation effects. To help address this pesky side effect, check with your doctor about switching to a medication that isn’t constipating and always make sure to stay hydrated. When it comes to antacids, limit fatty foods to help promote better digestion overall and reduce your need to pop these babies on a regular basis.

#8: Monitor Changes in Routine

Travel, a new job, a new baby, your mother-in-law just moved in—you name it! Any change in your routine can lead to fewer bowel movements. So when you know a change is on the horizon, include plenty of water and high-fiber foods in your diet to help get you through.

Also, resisting the urge to go because of hemorrhoids or other reasons can cause or make constipation worse. Soften your bowel movements and remedy rectal bleeding by increasing fluids, exercising and adding more fiber to your meals—especially soluble fiber from chia seeds, psyllium, beans, lentils and berries.

#9: Don’t Overuse Laxatives to Stimulate Bowel Movements

According to the NHS, there are four main types of laxatives:

1. Bulk-forming laxatives: This is just a fancy term for adding more fiber into your diet, either with food or supplements.

2. Stimulant laxatives: These laxatives are considered a colonic stimulant because they stimulate the lining of your colon to accelerate stool through your digestive tract while simultaneously increasing stools’ water content. Overusing these can lead to the inability to poo on your own so chronic use is not recommended.

3. Osmotic Laxatives: As mentioned earlier, osmotics pull water into your digestive system to make your stool soft.

4. Stool Softener/emollients: This type of laxative acts as a surfactant and “wet” the stool to help improve stool frequency. It’s a slower type of constipation relief.

Even too much senna (a naturally occurring stimulant laxative) can lead to dependence and increase your risk of functional constipation. Senna and over-the-counter stool softeners and stimulant laxatives should be reserved for occasional, last resort use. You should avoid them as a way to treat chronic constipation.

#10: Add Prunes or Prune Juice into Your Diet

If you’re already upping your fiber, drinking more fluids and exercising without seeing improvement, try eating 3–8 prunes daily. Prunes contain insoluble fiber and the natural laxative sorbitol, which makes your stool softer and easier to pass. One study even found prunes to be more effective than psyllium in relieving constipation. While prune juice doesn’t provide fiber, it can be an effective remedy to treat constipation.

#11: Consider leveraging Coffee’s laxative effect

I am an advocate for and lover of green tea over coffee. That being said, drinking coffee—whether decaffeinated coffee or caffeinated coffee—can relieve symptoms. It stimulates the muscles in your gut to lead to a BM. But you have to be careful to limit your intake of caffeine, or the downsides will quickly outweigh the benefits of coffee. Secondly, if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), drinking coffee can aggravate your symptoms and lead to an upset stomach.

#12: Drink lemon juice

Lemon is a natural digestive aid. You can drink lemon juice in a glass of cold or hot water or in your tea before bed. Lemon is especially helpful on an empty stomach when you wake up—I start every day with a cup of warm lemon water. It’s not only effective at treating constipation but also helps to flush toxins from your body.

#13: Avoid junk food

Processed foods and carbonated beverages can lead to constipation and wreak havoc on your digestive system, so they should be consumed in moderation. It may not be easy in this fast-paced world but try to follow the 80/20 rule and aim for a healthy fiber-full diet over fast foods 80% of the time.

When to See a Doctor for Your Chronic Constipation

When natural home remedies for constipation don’t bring you relief, it might be time to seek medical attention. While these tips are a great starting place, they can’t replace professional medical advice. When do you need to see a doctor? If you have:

  • Rectal bleeding/blood in your stool
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of Appetite

I hope these natural ways to treat constipation will help you avoid constipating, party-pooper foods and habits so that you can show your badass BMs some love. I don’t know about you, but I feel lighter already!

Your turn: Do certain foods or practices help you stay regular? Share your tips in the comments!

Peace & poo progress,

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  1. Nayna says:

    Magnesium powder from Natural Vitality is a God send!
    Gluten and dairy and legumes are very Constipating to me. I avoid them. But sometimes I want hummus or lentil soup, the Mag is a major help. And soaked Chia seeds!
    As is Green Juice!!!

  2. GlobalGeeks says:

    Your blog is very nice and all the information you have described here really we like

  3. I got good info from your blog

  4. Mukesh says:

    Hello There,
    Nice blog, I think people should also change in their habits or lifestyle for better result and make their body stronger enough to fight with constipation and mental constipation is also a problem nowadays so people should understand the real problem of their problem. Thanks for sharing valuable blog.

  5. Tove says:

    I love your cheery letters! I am fighting multiple myloema , I’ve quit the drugs and doing juicing eating lots of fruits and veggies , coffee enemas are confusing , and do I need to do it every day and how do I clean my upper tract and colon?
    Smoochers, Tove

  6. Charity Thistleton says:

    Constipation hits me after ovulation as the hormonal activity relaxes muscular tissues and slows peristalsis… worth noting another reason women might get cyclical constipation ❤

  7. Anthony says:

    Do you struggle with constipation? About 63 million people on this planet are exactly in the same situation as you are.

    This does not mean that constipation is ok or even normal, by the contrary; it’s a very serious health condition that shouldn’t be taken lightly since it can have devastating consequences.

    Eliminating feces on a regular basis, i.e., once or twice a day, is extremely important not only for your bowels but for your overall health.

    Literally huge amounts of toxins are flushed out by your liver straight to your intestines. If your bowels don’t expel these toxins or even if your intestine walls are lacking the lining that works as a sealant agent, then you´re in trouble because, in both cases, the probability of toxin reentry in your body through your bloodstream is very high.

    If that happens, hazardous things will surely occur namely infections and even a wide range of cancers.

  8. Joe says:

    Hi Kris, first of all ,thanks for the great article!

    I can really relate to overusing laxatives and not having enough exercise. Once I realized that, I started to exercise on a weekly basis (a few times per week) which helped improved my digestive issues. Also, I was looking for an alternative to laxatives. I’ve read elsewhere that adding some foods like papaya or fennel can help with constipation relief. It somehow helped me a little but luckily I found an alternative to laxatives that is all natural and contains papaya and fennel. It’s called Digestic. It is made in the US and is non-laxative. Digestic actually really helped with my chronic constipation and improved my digestive system even more.

    If you’re looking for an healthy alternative to laxatives or exercising is not helping enough (talking from personal experience), I recommend trying these guys. Here’s their website if you need: http://www.digestic.co

    Hope that helps!

    Thank you again Kris for all the great tips and posts!

    Best,

    Joe

  9. Kelsey says:

    Hi Kris! Awesome post! You should check out the company that I work for’s cute animations – the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation that easily explains constipation. All our info is science based so its trusted information!

  10. asifawan says:

    Wow, great information but i have a question? Can i drink mango juice while i am constipated? Because I love mangoes.

  11. James Brown says:

    Nicely write here… you are Excellent !!

  12. Jyoti says:

    Thanks for the information you have shared here.
    Nice Blog.
    Consuming probiotic foods such as fresh curd/yogurt and buttermilk daily can help boost gut immunity and health and thus reduce the risk of digestive disorders.

  13. Jeff Evans says:

    A lot of your suggestions apply to other gastrointestinal problems as well. For example, increasing your fiber intake will not only help with constipation, but it will help with fissures as well. I highly encourage everyone to implement these changes, because they’ll help with all sorts of problems.

  14. Thanks for sharing such informative blog.
    Constipation is common problem. It means either going to the toilet less often than usual to empty the bowels or passing hard or painful poo.

  15. Lalla says:

    Hi Kris, I have this issues in this area & sometimes when nothing works I consume a cup of something called “3 ballerina tea”. It’s all natural & really cleans you out which brings such relief after a week of not being able to go. I’d love to know if your dr has heard of it & if she thinks it’s safe to take?

  16. Neha Joshi says:

    Thumbs up for this information
    It should be shared so that someone in need can be helped out.
    These home tips can really save you from dangerous constipation because constipation is the cause of piles.

  17. babar gujjar says:

    Appreciation for really being thoughtful and also for deciding on certain marvelous guides to cure constipation, most people really want to be aware of.

  18. Melissa Mellie says:

    Thanks for sharing this information. If you want to prevent the problem of constipation you should drink more water. Though this, our digestive system works properly and it reduces the problem of constipation.

  19. Manue says:

    Hi Kris,

    just a little note to say I LOVE YOU! You’re so fun & sweet, you’re my model!
    I’m 36 and I have a metastasized colon cancer, I had a massive surgery in January + chemo every 2 weeks since then, I had already all of your books so it really helped me to keep a smile on my face and to believe in my strenght.
    I read your blog also so it was time I leave my little love letter to you.
    Big big big hugs from South of France (gros gros gros bisous)
    Take car and keep going babe!

  20. OTB says:

    Thanks for the tips…. I have a son that has CP and is not very active, movicol has changed our lives considering constipation issues. http://www.cp-parents.com/#!What-Is-Movicol-constipation-treatment/c193z/5714f5c50cf2331db0f841ec

  21. Jade says:

    Hi Kris!

    I have struggled with constipation my whole life. I went vegan about a year ago, but unlike other vegans I know who go 2-3 time a day, I am lucky if I go once every 3 days! I thought for sure eating a healthy, whole-foods, vegan diet abundant with whole grains, tubers, beans and legumes, leafy greens, veggies, fruits and whole-fats would clear things up, but the problem continues to persist! I have tried so many methods in hopes of curing my constipation, from prunes to probiotics, but I can’t seem to find relief.

    Do you have any suggestions? Should I speak with my doctor? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Andy says:

      I had the same problem too… Healthy life style but constipation. Ur gut needs more help. I did the Clean gut program after reading the book. Although I bought All my supplements separately from amazon, so it didn’t cost as much. It worked. I went regularly every morning like a normal person, every since. A miracle when all my life I have been constipated.

  22. Saly says:

    Thanks Kris! I suffer from constipation and just recently learned that my iron levels are extremely high. My doctor says I need a shot of Desferal. Is there natural way that you know of to lower Iron levels?

    • Marg says:

      Saly, My mother had hemachromotosis…a genetic disease (prevalent in Irish and Jewish folks…1 in every 64 people). It is a disease in which the body doesn’t rid itself of iron as it should. Can lead to cirrhosis of the liver. The only way to lower iron is to donate blood as often as you can.

  23. Deb R says:

    Your “Choo-choo!” made me laugh. I swim a couple times a week. Sometimes there’s a little kid swim class where they hold onto the side of the pool and walk their floaty little bodies to the deep end and back. The person at the front is the engine and of course there’s a caboose. Imagine n your mind a gaggle of little high voices yelling “Tzew-Tzew!” SO cute.

    Those of us who’ve had cancer treatments (surgery, chemo, radiation, narcotics etc) can get intenstinal blocks, resulting in an unpleasant trip to the hospital, an NG tube and several days of liquid diet. The first warning sign at home is nausea and feeling full. WATER WATER WATER WATER!!!! No more food for at least three days. Just fluids. After day 1 it’s a good idea to add cayenne pepper or pepper sauce to a gentle laxative like Miralax or Smooth Move tea. I also drink miso broth with seaweed and take a probiotic supplement.

    Your site has energized me, made me good and mad and wanting to fight for my health. Stage IV doesn’t mean crap!

    Right on!

  24. Dawn Russo says:

    Plz give me the name of more foods to eat to help Me move my bowels thank you

    • Deb R says:

      Beans, beans the musical fruit
      The more you eat, the more you reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and constipation!

  25. Steph says:

    I have to put a big PSA warning out there for people who may have IBS or general trouble (gas! pain! loose stools! etc.) with eating more fiber, but haven’t pinpointed the problem. I think Kris has mentioned this here and there, but evaluating your sensitivity to FODMAPs can really help steer you away from the most problematic foods for you – it has helped me so much! (But now I do tend to have more problems in the other direction, if you get my drift, hence my reading this post in the first place! 😉 )

    Inulin (chicory root) has become an almost ubiquitous additive and source of fiber in processed foods (including even less-unhealthy bars like Clif, Kind, etc.) and even healthier foods/drinks that have added prebiotics. It is probably fine/good for some people. But it took me years to figure out my inulin and other FODMAP issues, so I hope I can help even 1 person here by sharing!

  26. Annette says:

    I’ve struggled on and off with constipation and have tried all of the above often with little to no affect (I’m a very healthy eater). For me, I found that my constipation is more tied to emotional/psychological stress. Holding on (not letting go) is often related to the need to be in control, which is often associated with fear. I have found that taking the time to truly relax my body and do deep belly breathing for several minutes (at least 5) really helps. It’s amazing how many of us don’t breathe deeply on a regular basis, so when you start to breathe more deeply you often feel like something is stuck because you can’t breathe all the way down to your belly. When this happens for me, I know I’m holding on to something and not letting go, so I just continue to relax to allow the breathing to go more deeply. Hope this helps!!

  27. Phoebe says:

    Thanks for this post! My son (age 19) home from college and having some troubles in this department. He has been taking PB8 probiotics and flaxseed oil but then yesterday after reading your post he had a nice big piece of organic celery and some organic strawberries. Sure enough success! Thanks for your tips. It’s nice to know of specific types of food and fibers that can really help.

  28. Sue Mitchell says:

    Hi Kriss
    I find drinking/eating miso soup is also great as it is a fermented food, gentle on the stomach and increases all those good bacteria in the gut.

    I just bought your lovely cards for my friend and me, they are so beautiful, we both love them!

    Keep up the good work, you lovely lady!
    Sue xxx

  29. stacy says:

    This has been my issue since my teens. The best things for me are -chewing slowly and savouring my food rather than guzzling it (it takes 30 mins for the gut to register foods coming), drinking warm water with lemon, a big pint glass on an empty tummy at least once a day (revs up the liver), a fresh made veggie juice with ginger and celery (it really is a super green for constipation) and setting aside regular times in the day to go and encourage your system..rather than holding it. If all else fails magnesium citrate or Triphala an Aruveydic herb mix is great!

  30. Ayaka says:

    Some people take digestive enzymes everyday especially people who are into raw food. I used to take it because I heard it was a good idea, then I started to worry that it makes my own digesting ability bad, because if the pills just breaks down food, you don’t have to do it by yourself. (and my digestion works just fine by itself) So I stopped taking it. Do you know if my theory is correct? You talked about the dependency on laxatives, and this is sort of similar, so I thought I’d bring it up…

  31. Tina Gray says:

    Since going Vegan, I poop the right colour and shape twice a day. I never used to poop like that when I was a vegetarian. Thanks Kris for the tips!

  32. khalidah says:

    I start my day with 2 table spoon of cold press organic olive oil and after i take the warm water with lemon n it works .
    In some cases if i need to go more to the toilet i would take Epsom salt before i go to bed

  33. Hi Kris, Thanks for all the great tips. Constipation is such an issue for so many people, your information is so helpful.

    I have had good success for myself and my clients with Slippery Elm Porridge.
    This easy slippery elm porridge really soothes your stomach and intestines.
    It helps with constipation and is very gentle. It does not cause bloating. It is
    allergen free and can be spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg or even cardamom.

    1 serving

    2 Tb slippery elm powder
    ½ tsp cinnamon
    4 Tb water
    3/4 cup almond or hemp milk
    Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
    1/2 tsp raw honey or several drops stevia (optional)
    • Whisk together the slippery elm, cinnamon, water and nut milk
    • Pour mixture into a small pot, stir over a low flame, gently heating the
    mixture and stirring constantly until it thickens 1-2 minutes. It will be
    like the consistency of yogurt
    • Turn off the heat and add nutmeg and sweetener.
    • Eat immediately

    Love & Hugs,
    Ingrid

  34. Amy says:

    What does the trick for me: coffee (though I’ve given it up to give my adrenals a break), two tablespoons of chia seeds in my morning smoothie (works like clockwork a few hours later), and popcorn before bed. 🙂

  35. Nancy Moody says:

    Thank you for very important information on the importance of regular bowel movements. It is a subject many don’t want to talk about. Getting more fruits, vegetables, water and exercise are all key as you said!

  36. Maiya says:

    I’ve dealt with constipation all my life. Drinking a giant cup of coffee every morning for decades was the only thing that kept me ‘going’ at all, but when I went on your CSD and gave up the caffeine, I was more clogged than ever (even with all the great fiber foods you recommend.) I had a series of colonics which helped and then started drinking 32 oz. of green juice every morning along with continuing to eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. I also started taking a Magnesium Oxide supplement with citrus. Now I’m back on track and pooping once or twice a day and feeling grateful! Thanks for all your Crazy Sexy Love & Wisdom!!

  37. Leanne says:

    Waking, yoga, and lots of fruits & veggies!

  38. Lori says:

    Eating a few raw carrots and drinking a bunch of water helps me as needed!

  39. Christine says:

    Thanks so much Chris, I really needed these tips to get my bowels more regular, love your blog, instagram and Facebook, you are an angel and blessing keep up the good work.

  40. Asma says:

    I used to go once a day till last year, when I underwent a surgery involving large intestinal tract. I also have difficult in normal walking so i don’t move around much. I’ve been struggling for a normal bowel movement sincemy surgery.

    But last week I was given an abdomen strengthening exercise by my physiotherapist and voila, my bowels seem to be normal since then. The exercise is.. Lie down on floor with legs close to buttock, squeeze in the abdomen towards floor while flattening the lower back.

  41. Jennifer says:

    Thanks Kris for all these great suggestions. I’ve been taking daily doses of CALM which is magnesium. My Dr’s tell me it’s not habit forming but I certainly notice when I don’t take it. What are your thoughts on this?

    • Kris Carr says:

      Hi Jennifer! We checked in with our Crazy Sexy RD, Jen Reilly, on your question. Here’s what she had to say: “The research says that magnesium is safe taken daily, but you may want to take half or skip days to see if you need it every single day. Maybe you only need it when you travel or when you are under extra stress?” Hope that helps! xo

  42. patti says:

    The yoga Kapalbhati breath works well too!

  43. Suzanne says:

    I have been taking Mag07 daily for several months. I forgot to pack it on an overnight trip and I couldn’t do anything, even though it is not supposed to be habit forming! Is it safe to take on a daily basis?

    • Kris Carr says:

      Hi Suzanne! We had our Crazy Sexy RD, Jen Reilly, weigh in on this. Here’s what she had to say; hope it helps!: “Mag07 is a cleanser that can be taken daily in the maintenance phase, but I wouldn’t recommend more than the serving size of 3 capsules daily on a regular basis. If your bowel movements are solid, there shouldn’t be any negative side effect. You may try fewer than the 3 capsules daily when you’re NOT traveling to see if a consistent “at home” routine requires less of a booster, and then reserve the full dose for when there’s a changeup or added stress.”

  44. Maureen says:

    hi Kris,
    Hypothyroid causes constipation, all your suggestions are great, thank you! I have found that distiller aloe juice has added moisture to the stool, do,you think it is habit forming? I ran out and went back to constipation. I also had Epstein Barr relapse with mono this year, so I follow Anthony William, as well, he diagnosed me. I follow you Too!
    Thank you, love to follow your work, and Bless you for sharing!
    Maureen

    • Kris Carr says:

      Thanks for your question, Maureen. We checked in with our Crazy Sexy RD, Jen Reilly—here’s what she had to say: “From what I understand about aloe vera juice is that you may build up a tolerance to it and so you’ll need more and more to feel relief. Also, it’s possible that prolonged use can actually increase your chances of constipation. So, it’s one that I would recommend as an occasional remedy. Hope that helps!”

  45. Stacey says:

    Hi Kris. Thanks for these tips! I have been trying to incorporate more fermented veggies to keep me more regular and to make my gut healthier. Every time I eat these foods, though, I feel really bloated. Do you know why this is? Is this normal? Does it get better with time? Love all your recipes! Thanks 🙂

    • Kris Carr says:

      Hi Stacey! We checked in with our Crazy Sexy RD, Jen Reilly, on your questions. Here’s what she had to say; hope it helps!: “Yes, it may get better with time, but have you tried taking a supplemental probiotic? You may want to start there first, and then work the supplement out while you work more fermented veggies in. It’s possible that even with the fermentation, the foods you’re eating are still too gassy, and an isolated probiotic may be your best bet as you build up your ‘tolerance.’”

  46. xuxanne says:

    thank you! i have found matcha tea works too!

  47. LM says:

    My family always had constipation issues so it was all I knew. I thought it was normal to be constipated. October 2013 after being constipated on vacation I developed a fissure. Having no idea what this was and being in severe pain for 7 months I finally went in for surgery to correct it. Now, a spinach smoothie packed with chia seeds, flax seed, celery and other goodies, going poop is now not something I dread. A change in diet can help you feel better all over☺

  48. Megan says:

    Eating lots of fruit helps me! Not only does fruit make me feel healthy, but it definetely helps me poo regularly!

  49. Dale says:

    as a native of Louisiana, I grew up drinking coffee with chicory (CDM; Community; French Market) didn’t realize it’s impressive power to regulate until a friend with chronic constipation visited and was almost immediately “cured”!! so, in addition to making your coffee thicker………..try CHICHORY

  50. J says:

    Thanks Kris. I have another cause for you. I had a minor surgery 6 days ago with a general anaesthetic and I think the anaesthetic shut down all my intestines. Lots of water, smoothies with chia and linseeds, and enemas are my solutions. I don’t know if I could have done anything prior to treatment as it was an unexpected “gift” of the surgery. You live and learn. Starting to come round now, but it’s an unsettling experience.

  51. Laura says:

    Ayurvedic tradition recommends warm water with lemon every morning. I drink a big glass and it works like a charm!!!!

  52. Hi Kris,
    Thanks for the tips, and for all the straight talk about stuff that people need to know! In my experience, an unexpected benefit of going vegan was that it made me very regular, which had never been the case before. I remember once going something like 14 days without pooping while travelling in Indonesia. Now it’s every morning like clockwork!

  53. Tammi says:

    Kris, thanks so much for these tips. They are very timely for me. I’ve been struggling to get my digestive system back on track for the past four years and after making a commitment last weekend to make my health THE priority in my life, the Universe gave me this.

    Thanks, again. You’re a blessing to the world!

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