2. Choose the right foods, supplements and treatments.
The next step is to identify the specific foods, supplements and remedies that will best address your condition. Constipation is a good example of a condition that can have several causes, each having a different “best remedy.” The right approach could be more fiber, more water, avoidance of an allergenic food, liver-gallbladder cleansing, or a reduction in calcium supplementation. If excessive calcium supplementation is the cause of constipation, more fiber and water may not correct it. If it does correct it, you still haven’t treated the underlying cause of excessive calcium intake, which is a risk factor for hardening of the arteries.