-1 tablespoon of olive oil
-1 teaspoon of lemon juice (optional)
In the morning consume one tablespoon of olive oil. It works best on an empty stomach, so have it before you eat anything else. If you forget, wait until later when you haven’t eaten for a while. You can mix it with a little bit of lemon juice if you like to lighten the flavor (lemon juice also acts as a natural aid for constipation.)
-1 fresh lemon
-1 cup of warm water
Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into 1 cup of warm water. Drink or sip until finished completely.
-1 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses
-warm water or tea (optional)
Consume one teaspoon of blackstrap molasses. Start slow and small here-if you don’t like the flavor of molasses, you can add it to a cup of warm water or tea to dilute the taste. If you find that a teaspoon has not been effective, you can go as high as 1-2 tablespoons, but try less at first.
-Whole grain bread
-Plums, pears, and apples
-Potatoes (skip the fries though)
-1 glass of orange juice with pulp (8 oz.)
-1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
Mix 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil with 1 glass of orange juice. Drink as needed, but give it time (up to 5 hourse) to start working so you don’t overdo it.
-2 tablespoons of pure aloe gel or 1 cup of aloe vera juice
Mix two tablespoons of pure gel with fruit juice and drink in the morning, OR drink one cup of aloe vera juice as needed.
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 cup warm water
-2 teaspoons of Epsom salt (for adults) OR ½ teaspoon (for children)*
-1 cup of water or fruit juice
Dissolve 2 teaspoons of Epsom salt in one cup of water or fruit juice and drink all of it. If within 4 more hours there is no sign of bowel movement, you may take one more dose. Only use ½ teaspoon for children.
*Consult the box for dosing
-2 glasses of prune juice (8oz)
Drink one glass of prune juice in the morning and one at night to relieve constipation. It should start working within a few hours, so it’s important to let one glass pass through your intestines before attempting to drink another-or else you risk diarrhea. You can also eat several prunes instead of drinking the juice if you prefer.
-1-2 teaspoons of dried dandelion leaves
-1 cup of hot water
Put 1-2 teaspoons of dried dandelion leaves into a mug, and pour hot water over them. Cover and let steep for 6-10 minutes. Drink up to 3 times a day.
-1-3 cups of plain yogurt
Eat a cup of yogurt with breakfast, and then on its own or with snacks throughout the day.