About a year ago I first wrote about tips and techniques for powerful pooping, and given the changes I’ve been experiencing with elimination as I transition to an 80% feeding tube/liquid diet I thought it’d be a good time to revisit those suggestions. One would think that liquid in would not make for constipation or difficulty pooping, however this is not the case. Perhaps it’s the high protien mix I’m using or maybe it’s the further weakening of my muscles around my intestines either way I’ve got a fine line to walk because too much assistance isn’t good either!
Let’s just say gentle methods are preferred…If I could still swallow I’d be using the long life cocktail~ the ground flax seed unsweetened cranberry juice and water solution once or twice a day. I do use the marathon runner’s trick of a glass of cold water followed by a glass of warm water. I also add flax seed oil into my gravity bag of “food” from time to time, you can put yours in your protien shake along with some ground flax seed and that should support your elimination. Add dietary enzymes to your supplement routine along with probiotics and if you need immediate release throw some aloe vera juice into a protien shake or fruit juice and wait 10-20 minutes…for real.
I am newly a fan of the step stool in front of the toilet and still putting my arms up over my head to move things along, as I am impatient by nature…when in doubt, of course grab that Traditional Medicines Smooth Move Tea and sip away…in any case…Better out than in as they say!