A couple of things come to mind--
like Newport said, the Mag Malate because of aluminum.
Lead majorly brings the bowels to a halt---larger doses of Vitamin C/Triphala taken every few hours helps with that.
My father has had "sluggish bowels" for a long time, and since I got him started on lecithin, or phos-choline with meals, along with ox-bile, he no longer has the problems.
Newport has information on CZ someplace, about the Vagus nerve. It plays a big role in digestion/liver. It is included in Newport's Cranial Nerve script.
>>In the alimentary tract they (vagus nerves) stimulate smooth muscle in the walls of the stomach and of the intestines, acting through the nerve networks between the layers of smooth muscle, but they have the opposite action on the smooth muscle sphincter that tends to prevent the stomach contents from moving on. They stimulate glandular secretions of stomach acid and of the digestive enzymes that are released into the stomach and intestine, and the ejection of bile from the gall bladder. They also influence the release from the pancreas of the hormones that promote the storage of absorbed nutrients. All these effects add up to support of activity in the alimentary system during and after eating, when the parasympathetic effects predominate over the opposite quietening effects of the sympathetic nerve supply.
Someplace, I've also read that the bitter/sour stuff stimulates the vagus nerve, causing the liver to dump bile, which signals the bowels too.
The other thing is fats, which Newport has talked about with the Ghee. 1 oz
on an empty stomach in the a.m.
The liver releases bile for digesting fats, which is why the Liver Flushes
work. My liver (hepatic) stones have been x-large (no gallbladder). I know most people here don't like doing them, but I would put that at the top of my list for one of the main things that has literally saved my life.
You don't have to do a full fledged Liver Flush
to get the liver to purge gunk. People think oil/fats are the bad guys, but try cooking with the ghee, and add oils (like olive oil, or safflower oil) to different things. I have a friend that takes 1 TB of olive oil, followed by some juice to wash it down with every night.
Castor oil works well for several purposes-- it causes the liver to dump bile, which stimulates the bowels- but it also has undecylenic acid in it, which also kills parasites
Moritz used to say to take 1 TB of castor oil first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and follow it about 1/2 an hour later by drinking something warm.
Bowel cleansing is the first thing the Alternative Dr had me start with. For short term (several weeks), cascara taken at night works well. He had me taking cascara at night, along with "Fiber Fusion" am and pm.
I can't remember the name of the water soluble fiber product you can buy in most any store now..the one that comes in the green container.
It's a good idea to be getting water soluble fiber (like oats) to help escort out the toxins anyhow.
Pretty much, if bowels are not working, a congested liver is at the base of it.
Also..grapefruit juice slows down liver function.
Inhibitors of phase I detoxification
Many substances inhibit cytochrome P450. This situation can cause substantial problems as it makes toxins potentially more damaging because they remain in the body longer before detoxification. For example, grapefruit juice decreases the rate of elimination of drugs from the blood and has been found to substantially alter their clinical activity and toxicity. Eight ounces
of grapefruit juice contains enough of the flavonoid naringenin to decrease cytochrome P450 activity by a remarkable 30%.