February 22, 2015
I have been eating raw food – 80% raw and 20% cooked – since this past July. I often need psyllium and a pill to eliminate every day. All the raw eaters are always surprised to hear that I am constipated. I eat a lot of fruits (smoothies plus cut fruits) in the mornings and greens in the afternoon. I do an hour exercise everyday. I make sure I drink a lot of water. Any suggestions to help my intestines to eliminate toxins?
N.B. My colonoscopy examination was all good .
Thanks in advance!
Thanks for your question.
#1 I would say if you are eating a lot of fruits to stop eating bananas as they are constipating.
#2 Focus more on the leafy green veggies and try to get down to just 1 piece of fruit a day.
#3 Sub all those fruits for high water content veggies such as tomatoes, red bell peppers, cucumbers, and zucchinis.
#4 Drink at least 1 quart of green juice a day (no fruit).
#5 Flax and chia can be constipating and bloating for long time raw foodies. It is for me after all of these years of eating them. I avoid flax and chia for the most part now and never take psyllium (unless it is in small amounts in a raw food recipe) as it can be very clogging and will constipate you after your body gets used to it being around. If I do eat too much flax or chia I get bloated and constipated.
#6 Avoid too many nuts and seeds. If you do eat them a lot, be sure to culture them into a cheese using good quality probiotics which contain plantarum or use a kefir starter to make coconut water kefir and then use that kefir to make the nut and seed cheeses.
#7 Drinking water is good and your best bet is to drink warm lemon water every morning before eating (about 3 TBS lemon in 1 quart water).
#8 Also try MSM powder as a way to keep the body flushing toxins and keep inflammation down.
#9 Try a parasite cleanse or a liver flush. Check out my liver flush e-book, liver/gallbladder flush kit with instruction manual, or join me in one of my upcoming detox courses.
Have fun and keep me posted!