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Bowel Movements on Water Fast

by msfrazier


I'm on a water fast, currently day 4. But I haven't had a bowel movement yet.

Does anyone have any safe suggestions on what one can do while water fasting to create more bowel movements.

I wasn't sure if enemas and salt water flushes were safe to use on a water fast. PLEASE HELP ME! Thanks

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Mar 05, 2013
by: Cindy

I'm on day 10 of my water fast. I didn't have a BM until day 7. It was mosly diarhea, but a bit was solid too. Nothing since then. I don't expect to have any more.

Sep 02, 2010
BM with flax
by: Anonymous

Soaking flax seeds in hot water will release the lingins and drink the water, it sort of slicks up the bowel and encourages peristalsis.

Aug 22, 2010
*MY* Opinion
by: Anonymous

Don't you worry, unless you feel EXTRA CRAPPY you don't need bowel movements or enemas. The only time I had BM on a water fast - was on day 19 or somewhere close to that. And I felt groovy during the fast, no problems at all.

Aug 20, 2010
My understanding
by: Anonymous

If I'm understanding this correctly, bowel movements are to rid the body of solid waste. If ur not eating solids I would think u would have very few if any bowel movements. All waste products would be liquid and would come out in urine.

Aug 20, 2010
Herbal Laxitive
by: Racheal

You could try using a herbal laxative, like smoothe move, or any other natural senna laxative. Drink a cup of the tea at night. Should have a bowel movement next morning.

Some people disapprove of the salt water flush, others don't, but it is not easy for most to stomach, so the better option would be the herbal laxitive. I am pretty such it would solve your bowel movement problem.

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