There are many causes of constipation. BUT, like everything else in Natural Health, it’s a process of experimenting on yourself and talking with a good Naturopath to rule out some of the obvious choices.
We’ve all heard for decades that FIBER was the key, but for those of us who follow a Species-Appropriate Diet such as Paleo or my Diet For Human Beings, we’re just not that into fiber for its own sake.
I eat 6 to 8 cups of cooked vegetables daily, along with some salads and a little fruit. The key is having a good 12 quart stockpot with a steamer insert that will let you cook bunches of leafy greens at one time. (Here’s one I recommend). Kale, chard, dandelion greens, collards, mustard greens, spinach and all the lettuce family need room to start out big, but wilt down as they cook. I like all of them alone or in combination with others.
Want more info on leafy greens for constipation?
My recent blog post and Podcast on Causes of Constipation has lots more tips. Meanwhile, one EASY way to help a sluggish bowel is to eat 2 to 3 cups of cooked green leafy veggies daily. Experiment with the quantity YOU need. And feel free to share any other food tips for moving the bowel. Thanks!