Laxatives

  • BeachStud2014

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    Oct 17, 2008 11:49 PM GMT
    has anyone ever used those laxatives
    what are the best ones for your body
    and ever heard of a laxative addiction ?
    when is time to ditch the laxatives ?
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    Oct 20, 2008 10:00 PM GMT
    According to my dictionary, a laxative is meant to stimulate the bowels, that is to say, to ease constipation. Bran seems to be a good breakfast cereal for this, as it is a natural laxative. Here in Britain we have All Bran, "The Natural Laxative Food" says the adverts, along with Bran Flakes, and whatever.
    In your query, you do not say whether constipation is a problem or not. Do you link taking laxatives with your training program? Here again you don't say. As a triathlete and long-distance cyclist, I found no evidence in myself that laxative has added any boost to my performance, except maybe a faster run to the restroom!
    As for laxative addiction, Bran is a roughage, or fibre, not a drug. I have eaten and enjoyed All Bran for breakfast, but I have never been addicted to the cereal, in fact for me, Bran does not taste that fantastic, and in a sense I was happier to switch to another, tastier cereal.
    I hope that this may be of help to you. Good luck!
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    Oct 20, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    Bran for breakfast (bran flakes, shreddies, etc.) prunes for later in the day.
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    Oct 20, 2008 10:42 PM GMT
    Here is the pitch from a mock commercial for a laxative my first TV Production teacher, Mr. John Hayes, wrote way back in 1974. One of these days I'm gonna film it. I've never forgotten it, still in my head all these years later...


    ANNOUNCER:

    Are you tired of the same old prunes, that funny fruit with the obscene wrinkles?
    Are you tired of wondering whether one is too few... or if three is too many?
    Do pills seem... unnatural?

    WELL, WORRY NO MORE AMERICA!!

    Uncle Sam Cereal will give you Foreign Aid!
    Yes, Uncle Sam Cereal will get rid of that foreign stuff that's messing-up your domestic affairs.

    Uncle Sam Cereal is the whole-grain cereal that is free of preservatives or artificial colorings. Yes, Uncle Sam Cereal is a natural laxative!

    FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY WE HAVE BEEN HELPING AMERICA LUBRICATE THEIR INTESTINES! THE NATURAL WAY!!!!

    Yes, since 1908, Uncle Sam Cereal , the patriotic laxative, has helped Americans DO THEIR DUTY!

    Do YOUR duty, and buy Uncle Sam Cereal. Just look for the Red and White Striped box.

    DO IT FOR YOUR COUNTRY!

    DO IT WITH UNCLE SAM! ...CEREAL!!!