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Prunes vs Plums – Are they the Same?

A prune is a dried plum. California produces more dried plums/prunes than any other part of the world. The fruit’s name was officially changed from “prunes” to “dried plums” by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001. However, many people still use the term “prune”. Prunes are generally known for being a laxative because they […]

High Fiber Fig Smoothie – Constipation Remedy- Children & Adults

Fig Smoothie 3 or more figs, fresh or sun dried 1 medium banana 1 tablespoon of honey or molasses* 1 cup of rice dream (a non-dairy organic rice based milk like substitute) Mix ingredients in a blender. Drink first thing in the morning and any time after lunch or dinner to promote active bowel habits. […]

Over the Counter Laxatives Comparision Guide

Milk of Magnesia® and Haley’s M.O.® – these laxatives contain magnesium salts that are very poorly absorbed by the intestinal tract. As a result, the magnesium remains in the intestine and keeps water with it. The end result is that there is much more water in the stool, keeping it very soft, and causing it […]