Constipation in menopause

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Hi ladies

Off and on I seem to be suffering with constipation. I have a lot of fibre in my diet. I drink plenty and have boiled warm water as well. I have prune juice most days. Anyone got any ideas? X

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    Hi Michelle

    I'm in peri - age 50 - my bowel habits have changed too ... lots of windy pains, and stools have changed too ... small pellets at the start then followed by a semi-normal stool ... weird ... hormones I fear ... and also developed a couple of haemorrhoids too due to changes in skin thickness I think - due to hormones ... the joys.  Small meals, chew food properly and green tea - proper stuff - Matcha powder - expensive but the real stuff :-)

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    I believe you can have too much fibre, and it can start to 'clog' you up.

    I have flax seeds every morning with my porridge. I use a pestle and mortar to grind up a couple of tablespoons of seeds. This does two things. One it makes the Omega 3 more readily available and, two, the ones you miss act like dynarod on your insides. They must be fresh though as you don't want rancid oil! Works for me.

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    Eating steamed or boiled vegetables will soften it up.
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    Flaxseeds are great. I use them too. Put them in your freezer to prevent them from going rancid. Also since grinding them yourself, you only use a little anyhow. If I grind too much, I put them in the freezer and use them the next day. Sometimes I'll buy the already ground flaxseed which I store in the freezer too. I use 2 tablespoons daily (ground).

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      Does anyone know if putting olive oil in the frig will keep for longer? Or even if it's to refrigerate? It seems mine go bad even before I use up half of the bottle. Thanks

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      Hi CC, refrigerating olive oil will not extend it's shelf life.

      I came across this from a food website which I know is actually true information:

      The average life of such oils is about 18 months from crushing of the olives, says Estevez. And since it takes about six to 12 months to go from crushing to bottling, an olive oil that has reached supermarket shelves has at best six to 12 months of shelf life. And that doesn't account for shipping time and the store's rate of turnover, which can significantly impact the shelf life of an oil.

      That's why I buy olive oil that doesn't come from a million miles away. Try to buy one that appears to be closer to your area. Hope this helps.

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    Thankyou everyone for your replies. I'll go and buy some flaxseed tomorrow x

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    My bowels changed too, constipation was a real problem and seemed like I passed nuggets thought for a while I was turning into a rabbit!  Again some months are worse than otheres. I picked up on magisum citrate which helps! 
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