Laxatives Removes Intestinal Toxins After a Fast

Laxatives or laxative effect is also found in fruits and natural fruit juices. The soft fibers have a cleansing effect on the intestine. This laxative effect stops after the colon happily adjusts to the soft fibers. (If fruit juices cause excessive diarrhea during fasting, use psyllium or the enema to eliminate the problem.)

If used moderately for short periods, laxatives can help remove toxins from the intestine during a fast. Some people feel that the most effective cleansing is in using the enema kit combined with natural laxatives. Others prefer using psyllium and a glass of prune juice or senna tea.

Tips On Using Laxatives During a Fast

If you choose herbal laxatives, never take them for prolonged periods. Moderate use of natural laxatives, while juice fasting or while on a mucus-less diet is a matter of personal preference.

Warning: Excessive dieting, fasting, continuous use of laxatives, low-self-esteem and preoccupation with weight loss are the signs of an eating disorder. If you are suffering these symptoms please read the compulsive eating sections of

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6 Responses to Laxatives Removes Intestinal Toxins After a Fast

  1. Jamie says:

    Hi Tom, Please define enema for me. Is it colon cleanse kit or a solution you drink to detox? I’m unsure in my mind what enema is when I keep comming acroos this term.

  2. jamie Kerwin says:

    I don’t usually comment on blog posts… but this was a good post.. keep up the good work

  3. twspol says:

    I’m doing an extended water fast, I’m thinking of eating a plum as laxative, when should I eat it and how many?

    Thank you.

  4. newlife says:

    Hello Everyone,

    I have been researching this fasting for about 4-6 weeks, and am excited to get started 01-01-10. I’m so glad to have this forum as I know I can’t do it alone. Pray for me. I’ll try not to go too long on the question. The only thing I am concerned about is going too green as I am 100+ obese. And I read somewhere that, while greens are great for you, they increase red blood cells (vit. K) and may be a concern as to blood clotting. My blood is probably already like sludge from toxins. It’s disappointing cause, some of the green juice recipes sound great. Any advice from you Tom would be greatly appreciated. Many Blessings.

  5. With_Teeth says:

    I just got done doing a water fast 5 days ago I have been doing fruits juices and soups. And no bowl movement yet. Can I take a laxative?
    Also when am I able to water fast again,
    Thank You