Cleansing & fiber help you keep your bowel movements regular
Q. Dear Judy, I don’t have regular bowel movements—sometimes only once every other day. Do you think I should take a cleanser to help me out? —Maria
A. Good elimination means 1-3 bowel movements a day. You should not have stools that are hard or difficult to eliminate—they should be smooth on the outside. Doing an internal cleanse is a good idea to start fresh by cleaning you out, especially if you have a long history of constipation. Otherwise, make sure you consume adequate amounts of fiber and water everyday. Eat more fiber-rich foods, especially green vegetables and fruit.
Another favorite of mine is Lindberg Super Colon Health, a blend of psyllium and other herbs that have a gentle laxative effect and can be used every day. —Judy