Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I am sometimes very constipated. I don’t like taking chemical laxatives nor do I like taking the fiber stuff. Is there any alternative?
A: For proper digestion it is of paramount importance to eliminate stress, tension, spicy foods, fried foods, and too much meat. Also, maintain a minimum of 60 ounces of water intake each day.
Here are some remedies:
1. Eat one fresh apple on an empty stomach.
2. Eat lightly steamed asparagus and cabbage at night, one hour before bed.
3. Make beet soup.
4. Mix crushed black sesame seeds with honey and make into a paste. Take one-tablespoon at morning and night with one glass of warm water