After reading all the other posts, mine may seem a bit simple... but it's very easy to apply. I got this advice from someone working in a pharmacy. I was looking for weight loss remedies and after a bit of discussion, the woman said that it sounded like I had an 'elimination' problem. I told her that I tend to retain fluids, so I don't want to be pounding down lots of water all day. She explained that I should be drinking small amounts of water throughout the day to stay hydrated. To improve elimination, she advised me to drink about 250 ml of water at room temperature as soon as I get up in the morning. She said that your digestive system is working through the night, and it's at its 'readiest' to be emptied in the morning when you get up and get vertical. Constipation is simply a lack of sufficient fluid in the lower intestine. So, if you give your lower intestines that fluid when it's most useful, it will help your natural rhythm. It's been a great success. I just keep a bottle of water by the bed or in the livingroom and start sipping as soon as I get up. It's been very effective and constipation is a thing of the past. I also try to eat fiber when possible. But the water in the morning has been amazing.
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