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Re: Is the tea addictive? What to do?
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Re: Is the tea addictive? What to do?

Herbs like Senna, Cascara Sagrada, and Turkey Rhubarb work by irritating the colon and causing it to contract to get rid of the irritant. This mimics the natural process of peristalsis. For people who have a history of lazy colon or very slow peristalsis, these herbs can be almost a miracle at first, However, the body can become dependent on the herbs and natural peristalsis grows weaker and the bowel loses its muscle tone. As long as an individual takes the herbs they have fairly regular bowel movements; but once the herb is stopped and eliminated from the body, then they can become very constipated.

If you have been using Smooth Move daily for three weeks now, I suggest you begin t use it just every other day. Then you may want to use it only a couple of times a week just before you end your fast.

Not every person becomes dependent on herbal laxatives, however, it is a common enough problem that it makes sense to wean the body off the herbs. Meanwhile, work to strengthen your muscles in the abdominal area. Contracting the muscles and holding them in, or contracting the muscles and rolling them upward both help to strengthen then colon and prevent constipation.

These herbal laxatives may not be addictive, but the body can become physically dependent on them. Ideally, the end result of a cleanse should be to have the body functioning naturally without depending on any medication, supplement or herb.

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