note: for chronic constipation, seek the help of a trusted healthcare practitioner
- drink more water
- eat more vegetables & fresh fruit
- incorporate ground flaxseed, chia seeds, and psyllium seed husks (be sure to increase water intake when adding bulky fibrous 'laxatives')
- is your constipated related to hormonal cycles? if so, see 'balancing hormones'
- journal about what you aren't "digesting & assimilating" in your life
D I S C L A I M E R : : I am not a medical doctor. I want to share these simple and safe remedies because I believe health is a fundamental human right. Oftentimes, I find that the most healing tools for common ailments are in my pantry, closet, or garden. Personally, I believe in the healing power of plants & natural remedies, and always turn to them for relief of simple, common ailments. Use common sense when using herbs and other natural remedies, and for all serious conditions please consult your health care professional. I am not attempting to diagnose or treat major medical conditions. The FDA has not approved of any food-related claims made here. Be sure to consult a trusted herbalist if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, giving herbs to children, taking medications, or dealing with a major health issue. Consult your health care professional before taking herbs with a serious medical condition or potential herb interactions with any medications you are taking.