If fruits and veggies will work, then fine. But if they don't, like in an accute case, this will help. It is not addictive or habit forming. It is a very very safe product. It is given to children with severe constipation problems. It is very very gentle. In the end, one has to decide how they want to deal with their issues and to what they want to try.
All I'm saying is it trains your body's balance to get back on track. Training the body to feel the urge, and go, at least once a day, should be the goal here. Heck, Dr. Schultz says people should go 3 times a day!!!!