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Avoid This Dangerous Laxative For Constipation

Dr. Karlo Mauro, N.D.
One of my patients was having a very peculiar bowel problem. It lasted for about three days.

On Monday, Bill noticed the dinner he had made for him and his wife tasted funny. It was just a simple meal of rice, cheese and steamed vegetables. But it had a sour taste. Slightly off, but not too bad.

That night both Bill and his wife had loose stools, which continued into the next day.

Tuesday, they have some more rice with tofu and vegetables. This time the sour taste was worse. It also didn't taste salty enough. They tried adding some extra salt, but it didn't help.

The next day they find themselves spending far too much time on the toilet again.

Food Poisoning?

Wednesday comes along, and the meal they made tasted so sour that they couldn't finish it.

They were vexed between whether something they were eating was off or they had some strange parasitic infection that was affecting their bowels AND their taste buds. (Some parasites do affect your sense of taste and cause you to have cravings for foods that are good for THEM, not you).

At first, they thought maybe they got a bad batch of rice, as that was the only common thing they'd eaten for all three nights.

So Bill cooked just a little bit of the rice, with no salt or other condiments. It tasted fine.

That's when Bill started to clue in.

"Maybe, it's the salt."

He went to the cupboard and opened the jar of salt he used for cooking. That's when he remembered he just refilled it on the weekend.

He smelled the salt. "Smells fine."

Then he took a pinch and put it in his mouth. His face turned sour, and he said to his wife, "It's Epsom salt!"

Epsom salt, as you may know, has a natural laxative effect due to its high magnesium content. It's commonly used for taking a bath in, especially after a workout or a massage.

But of course, it goes awful on rice, vegetables and just about anything else you'd want to put in your mouth.

What had happened was that Bill accidentally mistook an unlabelled bulk bag of Epsom salt for sea salt. The reason they didn't notice it as much the first night was probably because the salt that was in the cheese made up for the lack.

As you can expect, Bill went back to good old Celtic sea salt and his bowel movements went back to being normal.

You may have resorted to taking harsh laxatives like Epsom salt or Senna to overcome your constipation problem. Relying on laxatives to clean out your colon is a dangerous route to go

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Yours in Natural Health,

Dr. Karlo Mauro, N.D.

Dr. Karlo Mauro, BSc, BA, MSEd, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Constipation Relief Strategies For Women

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