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Lola
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meribelle,
it is plain magnesium you should be looking for.)


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ah hah.  i never thought of daily.  that is a lot of bravery.  but on the other hand, it kind of slids down.  thanks.......


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that is a lot of bravery.



I enjoy either soaked whole or ground flaxseed every morning. Occasionally, for special reasons I will even take some later in the day.


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I appreciate your encouragement.  Do you grind your own flax seed? We were discussing that at work today.  Do you know the difference in regular flax seed and the golden kind?  What happens if you drink whole flax seed without soaking?


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I reckon it passes right through you, without any special benefit! )

it is preferable to chew your whole soaked flax seeds, also.

remember to drink your water during the day!


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on the magnesium front.................the oxy-powder i posted about, is 400 mg. magnesium. i take it from some of the posts, that i could safely take one of those a day w/o diarrhea? could i take 2 and be safe, as long as i take my calcium? i forgot about the Vit C to help the bowels move!  Duhhhhhh!!!! thanks!



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I grind a heaping tbsp of flaxseed every morning in a coffee grinder.

This FAQ has an answer to your question about the different colored flaxseeds: http://www.flaxcouncil.ca/faq.htm. The rest of that site has other good information too.

Using soaked whole flaxseed works totally different in my body then soaked ground flaxseed. If you don't grind the flaxseed first you won't get any of the nutritional benefit of the flaxseeds. However, that does not mean that using whole flaxseed is not a good idea. As I said they work differently so it depends on what you want and need. You need to try both methods and see how your body responds to each and then decide what you need to do. I sometimes use both forms.


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whenever I have whole soaked linseed, I make sure I chew them thoroughly!)


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hmmmmmmmmmmm.  I thought I had to gulp down the whole flax seeds that were soaked. And I never thought to ask "how Many" flax seeds to soak.  Maybe I have been trying toooooo many!

Whatever, something needs to work!


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I thought I had to gulp down the whole flax seeds that were soaked. And I never thought to ask "how Many" flax seeds to soak.


I do just drink the whole flaxseed gel straight down.

I use a heaping tbsp of whole flaxseed at a time either left whole or ground up.



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If I weren't careful, I would have this problem, too.  I eat large amounts of fruit for breakfast by itself (food combination rule). I also eat large amounts of veggies with other meals.  I take magnesium to sleep & make the calcium absorb better, & that probably helps.  I avoid travel because that stops me up.  I admire those who can travel at the drop of a hat & never miss a beat in life.  I seem very healthy, but can't travel.  Maybe going to the state fair 200 miles away is OK, but I have no interest in going too far unless I am going to stay in a place with right food & bathroom facilities!!  Of course, I tell people "I'm a bad traveler" & that it throws my system off & affects sleep, but I don't say the main reason!  Why are we embarrased to discuss this with certain people?   I also think that 'core' exercises may help.  I've been doing these since Oct. '04 & I suspect the midsection motion helps.  But keep those fruits, veggies, & yes, olive oil, too!!
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I am finding that depending on my monthly cycle determines constipation or not. Some weeks I am regular and than the week before I seem to be constipated. Not a lot of change in the diet, just depending on what week of the month it is. Can any other female relate to this situation.

Also I hope to see Oprah this afternoon because she is suppose to introduce a diet to help women with bloating, irratiablity, and weight loss. East coast 4:00pm.
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Quoted from Sassy
Also I hope to see Oprah this afternoon because she is suppose to introduce a diet to help women with bloating, irratiablity, and weight loss. East coast 4:00pm.


Please keep your eyes wide open    when watching this. Take what you hear with a grain of salt and remember, once again, it is probably going to be a diet that is "one size fits all", unfortunately.

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I eat large amounts of fruit for breakfast by itself (food combination rule). I also eat large amounts of veggies with other meals.  I take magnesium to sleep & make the calcium absorb better, & that probably helps.


This is something that puzzles me where I'm concerned. I eat lots of fruit and veggies, but still constipated. I'm wondering if I need to give up the fruit, that it is causing a candida problem. Need to do the spit test in the morning if I don't forget.
I am bad about taking my calcium/mag every night, so I must get on the ball w/ this!
The only thing, besides laxatives, that moves me is coffee. Against my better judgement, yes, I indulged and yes, success.  I know I shouldn't have coffee and I really shouldn't, as I have weak adrenals, yet I feel for this moment it is what I have to do. I am still going to try the mag/oxy stuff, but have to travel (Mrs T O+ - maybe I should tell them I can't because..........ya know) 4 hours tonight and 4 hours back on Sunday to help move my mom and 2 sisters. Don't want to be caught in between exits w/ a sudden urge if I use the mag/oxy stuff right now. Will leave the coffee alone too as long as I have one BM a day, for this weekend. I would love more than anything to stay home, yet I feel obligated to go.



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I, too, usually have success with two tablespoons full of ground flaxseed a day. I soak it in a glass of pineapple juice as part of my breakfast - my breakfast gloop, as my hubby calls it. I add two tablespoons of nutritional yeast before I eat it. I really like the taste.

There are occassions, however, when I do not have a BM. Usually it is when I have had an avoid and/or am stressed. Wheat and potatoes are the worst culprits for me - if I have wheat my digestive system seems to freeze and nothing moves on through. I've noticed also that grains generally, even rice, slow me down.

Bananas too. Bananas and rice are both used to treat diarhhoea in India - my sister contracted a gastro-intestinal infection that resulted in copious and prolonged diarhhoea and the doctor she saw told her to eat lots of bananas and rice. She did and the diarhhoea stopped! She's an O too.

I also looked after some kittens once who were really ill with the runs. I fed them rice water (water taken out of a saucepan of boiling rice) and they recovered.

It might be good to look at your consumption of grains generally, potato and banana.
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Sorry, I lost track of this thread, I just use a magnesium supplement.  Seems GNC (store)  supplements work the best for me.
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"If I weren't careful, I would have this problem, too.  I eat large amounts of fruit for breakfast by itself (food combination rule)"

I have a question about the "Food Combination Rule" mentioned in another post.  I am not sure if it is proper to ask it on this thread about constipation, or if I should start another thread.  

Any way, please tell me more.

Also, what are "Core" exercises that help with constipation?


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pilates would be a core exercise, for example, it strengthens from deep inside, the core.


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OK, I'll try to remember the Qs I was asked since I am semi-literate & don't know how to do the thing where you quote someone else!
Core exercises are those that are for the mid-section mostly to strengthen the back & probably the abs, etc.  I do them with an exercise ball - recommmended by a chiropractor.  I wish I learned these earlier, but around my 57th birthday was the time I started.....
Food combinations are ways that food is supposed to be assimilated better & healthier.  The premise is that it is more toxic mixed up any old way.  Some believe in it & some don't.  In ER4YT (I think) Dr. D. doesn't seem to agree with combos.  Maybe he has a point that if you eat  BTD-style, things will also assimilate better.  I do some of both, especially eating the fruit alone.  I think the fiber situation with fruit works better alone, also.  Some feel they are allergic to a certain food, but when they combine it right or eat it aone, they don't get the allergic reaction.
The original or best known author of this topic was Herbert Shelton.  Look for him on Google.  His original organization was taken over by some others & his original works are preserved bya different organization.
Back to constipation--If I would eat a portion of white spaghetti or white rice, I would stop up.  So, even if many of you eat veggies & fruit, you may be eating even a moderate amount of refined food & it may be stopping you up.  My dad eats very well but often even eats a half a bagel or something like that & later has 'the problem' & probably doesn't understand that even that small amount can slow things up.  I have a lot of his heredity & boy, do I understand!
I got a good laugh from the one who has to travel.  I wish we weren't so sensitive.  But, we are Os & we Os are just like that!!!!  
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I've always understood a core exersize to involve the psoas muscle group.  The psoas (there are a pair; one on each side of the spine) is about the length and thickness of your forearm.  It originates up under the diaphram, travels along the spine in FRONT of it, down through the pelvic bowl, and attaches onto the lesser trochanter of the femur.  When you are standing and you bend your knee up to lift your leg/foot, you are activating that muscle.




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Thanks to you guys for explaining for combo's and core exerciese.  In all of my 58 years on living I never thought about grains "stopping" me up.  Grains were always the "good guys".  I really truely belive you are right, and it is an eye opening thought.  For some unknown reason I always want to "eat the whole house" when I wake up, and this morning I had applesauce with ground flax, rice bran and walnuts.  That is a far cry from the oatmeal I wanted, but I remembered reading about grains causing constipation, so I reached for the fruit instead.( of course I cheated a little with yesterday's left over chili), but all in all, I did better than usual.

I tend to think that if combining food groups was important, Dr. D would have mentioned it in his book.  However, it is an interesting concept that I may look into today.  

I have decided to leave a bottle of water at my favorite stopping points around the house, and maybe I will drink more of it.

I wonder why O's seem to have the constipation problem.  Does anyone know?

And why do we say a "grasshopper" is a new person?  


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"Grasshopper"

When I hear that term, I think of the television series starring David Caradine, about a Shou Lin (sp?) priest in the US, trying to escape his past in China.  His master teacher would call him "grasshopper" as a young student.

Although I've known about and followed BTD for a long time, I still consider myself a student, a "grasshopper."  I'm still learning about all there is to know, about how BT affects/ influences so many aspects of our body/health/life.


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Lola and all...
I tried to make a post and hit the wrong button a minute ago.  Sorry.  I tried the link for food combining and it was not successful.  Thanks anyway.
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right, doesn t work with me either!)
let me see what I can find.....


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