“The older I get, the more difficulty I have with constipation. I know this is making me feel sluggish, gain weight from impaction. I have been using teas and laxitives for temporary relief. Is there a more natural way?”
It is correct to realize that the less well your elimination channels flow, the more toxic your system will become. I recommend you find a high quality pro-biotic, that is prescribed by you by a trusted physician specializing in detoxification and holistic health, and I recommend that you ensure the quality of this and all other medicinal substances, both natural and chemical using whatever bio-dermal testing equipment they have available.