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Old 04-30-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
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Triphala for constipation

Has anyone tried Triphala for constipation? I am going to pick up some today and try it. I would just like to know if anyone has any thoughts on it. Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #2
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Has anyone tried Triphala for constipation? I am going to pick up some today and try it. I would just like to know if anyone has any thoughts on it. Thanks.

I think about it. I try to find information how many carbs is there.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:49 AM   #3
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Seriously, the best constipation cure I've ever found, I owe to LC: Coconut oil (CO).

I've tried fiber, and magnesium, and I EVENTUALLY "go" with those...

Then we started making CO-coffee. And, the very first time, we over-did it a bit...

Since then, I've discovered that about 2-3 TBS of coconut oil in my coffee (whiz with an immersion-blender or regular blender, to make it frothy, instead of forming an oil-slick on top) keeps me "regular", and 4-6 will deal with the worst constipation... up to and including the impacted bowel my husband periodically gets (usually after eating lots of fiber. ~frustration~)

Now, the CO is a routine part of my diet. If I notice any sort of GI issues, I may adjust my quantities up or down to deal with it.

Many have had success with Magnesium, as well, but be certain you're only increasing your magnesium -- not your calcium -- if you do that. Like iron, calcium can cause constipation.
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thanks for your suggestion. I will try coconut oil.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:16 AM   #5
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Looks like I need to try a little bulletproof tea! I have to get things moving!
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I forgot to buy coconut oil. Next time
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:14 PM   #7
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I use the PYsllum husk with success in pill form. I do not drink anything but water so hard to blend it in. If I cook in the CO will it do the same thing. Like my sauteed spinach and the such?
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:13 AM   #8
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I imagine it would be hard to get as much CO ingested by cooking in it, though it'll certainly help.

Some people eat it off the spoon.

Others (me included) make Fat Bombs.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...fat-bombs.html
What are fat bombs?
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...s-da-bomb.html
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lowcarb-recipe-help-suggestions/788733-fat-bombs-where-have-you-been-all-my-life.html

Most recipes call for either a small amount of natural peanut butter or some nut-butter. Personally, I make mine salty, rather than sweet. I bought some silicon muffin-"molds", and I make them in those. A fat-bomb can act as a quick meal (usually breakfast) when there isn't time for something else, as a quick dose of ENERGY before something that demands it (like a workout just before mealtime), or as a preventative measure... like when hubby's co-workers threw a party for him last week... at a restaurant I knew wasn't LC friendly. Popped a fat-bomb before I left to pick him up, and the pitiful little pile of lettuce and liverwurst (I like liverwurst. That's what I ordered to feel better about being there) on my plate was suddenly enough. (Without the fat-bomb, I still would have been hungry. I know this from experience. The majority of their portions are things like bread and potato chips.)
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