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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I am having issues with constipation eating paleo. Any suggestions?

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Creative_Caribbean_ 0 · January 03, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Are you drinking enough water and getting a good probiotic balance? I found that when my probiotic balance was bad, I would eat tons of fiber, drink a lot, but nothing was getting broken down well enough and my poo would just take forever to... (more)

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by 432 · about 7 hours ago

Turmeric greatly improves my sluggish digestion and impossible constipation, and I take a tablespoon with each meal. It is a fact that certain spices such as cinnamon and cloves can cause significant liver damage if used in excess. How much... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · September 01, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Always take your turmeric with black pepper. I honestly would not worry too much about turmeric and hepatotoxicity. But if you're worried about it, take magnesium. Magnesium is good for the liver AND improves digestion and pooping.

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hi there, I just wanted some advice from people on treating symptoms associated with an overgrowth of Streptococcus SIBO. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 18 months ago but despite following a strict paleo diet (so... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 02, 2014 at 12:50 PM

You seem to be doing all the right things. I don't know if it will help, but you might want to try an elemental diet. I saw this a few days ago and it might be helpful: http://chriskresser.com/can-a-short-term-elemental...In terms of using... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I've completely eliminated processed foods, sugars, grains, dairy, nuts, seeds, legumes, starchy vegetables and fruit. Leafy greens and raw vegetables make me sick. I've tried probiotics, digestive enzymes and just recently ox bile.... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · May 15, 2014 at 1:36 AM

Are you actually having symptoms of parasites? (Diarrhea or loose stools for more than 2 weeks, chronic exhaustion, itching anal area, especially at night, unexpected weight loss >10 pounds in last 2 months, abdominal cramping and pain.) ... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hi all, I'm blessed with good health with the exception of constipation. I'm trying to follow the Cure Your Constipation protocol and go with bone broth only for a week to heal my gut. I'm new at this so your suggestions are... (more)

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samc 0 · March 08, 2014 at 3:43 PM

I like to use bones from grass fed cows that have some meat on them. Ask him about the source of the dog bones, if they are from grass fed I don't see a problem. Woof.

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by 598 · about 7 hours ago

TMI? Not on Paleohacks... My girlfriend goes consistently upon waking nearly every single day. Out of bed, to the pot. Lucky! Me: could be any time but usually missed the chance if it doesn't happen by 4:30PM. Getting pretty regular... (more)

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Michael_Nivens 0 · March 07, 2014 at 1:35 AM

I always go in the morning after my "Mother Tonic" is ingested. Sometimes I will move again in the late afternoon. Just depends. Also, I use a small step stool in the bathroom to bring my knees up and form a more natural position for elimination. (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I have been doing some research, and for my non-chronic constipation, I think I want to try (in addition to proper hydration): 1) Milk of magnesia 2) More probiotics like Greek yogurt (is kefir better? I can only find commercial... (more)

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staceyhudsonn 0 · December 06, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Refined coconut oil does not have any dietary fibre in it, virgin coconut oil may have dietary fibre but that too should be very less to make significant impact. Coconut oil has medium chain fatty acids which promote the breeding of... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I've been constipated - well more like irregular bowel movements - for nearly 4 years now. My diet has changed drastically over the years; i have tried many diets like low FODMAPs, Paleo, Elimination Diet, Candida diet and often multiple of... (more)

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Kate_1 0 · November 27, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Two words: Resistant Starch. Check out the posts relating to this at Free the Animal and Animal Pharm. , Resistant Starch. Works miracles. Check out the posts at Free the Animal and Animal Pharm. Bob's Red Mill unmodified Potato Starch is... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I started the Paleo diet two weeks ago and I have not lost any weight, but actually gained weight around the abdominal area, became constipated and bloated. Like literally I look pregnant. I had IBS before starting the Paleo diet but my... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · October 28, 2013 at 1:42 AM

FODMOPs are a likely cause. Many paleo foods can actually be more aggravating for IBS than processed foods. Sucks, but true. Check out this handy chart if you want to see if you've been eating things that could be... (more)

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by 598 · about 7 hours ago

TLDR? I lack appetite, have some indigestion, slow peristalsis maybe? It's been getting better with Paleo but I want to feel hungry again! What can I do to get hungry and increase my caloric intake? I follow a mostly PHD-inspired diet.... (more)

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samc 0 · October 09, 2013 at 3:44 AM

I have some of the same issues, not really all that hungry a lot of the time. As I recall reading you started IF, which I do as well. I think it helps remove some of the hunger as you are cramming your eating into a smaller window. The... (more)

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by 4292 · about 7 hours ago

I'm pretty stumped. Background: I've had constipation IBS since forever; I thought I had it more or less under control when this happened: From 7/26-8/8, I was on a wilderness canoe trip. I actually packed and ate Paleo food and didn't change my... (more)

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elf27 0 · August 14, 2013 at 4:34 PM

parasite? Is there any possibility you consumed some unclean water? (And even if not on this trip, maybe some time before? It sounds like you're a seasoned camper/hiker.) You'd be surprised how many people have cryptosporidium, or other protozoa... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hello - my first time posting here. I have been doing the Whole30 for 20 days. Here is what I am experiencing. I feel like I'm all over the place. The entire process has been rather discouraging. I would love some advice or guidance on what I can... (more)

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elf27 0 · August 08, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Hi Emily - Whole9 blog has message boards that might be more help for you. They might be able to point you towards a naturopath or nutritionist on their team that could help you more, but in general, are you eating 3 meals a day? Have you stopped... (more)

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by 154 · about 7 hours ago

I have had problems with irregularity for most of my life (not just on paleo). When I first went paleo last year (have almost been paleo one full year now) I noticed I became more regular right away but I still am not going on a daily basis. My... (more)

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VB 0 · July 07, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Constipation does not happen out of nowhere, there is a cause. I had that problem and, apparently, I did not have enough beneficial bacteria. As soon as I restored the balance, everything got better. I was taking a special prebiotic for two... (more)

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by 53 · about 7 hours ago

I drink at-least 8 cups of water a day. I decreased my fiber cause I was eating way too much, but still hard and dry and ball like and I have to force. I just came off an oxy powder cleanse where my poop was grainy. I just dunno. (more)

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VB 0 · June 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

95% out of 100% is that you are lacking beneficial bacteria - both lacto and bifido. Raw sauerkraut and pickles are sometimes just not enough. Stick with Paleo but definitely, definitely add some probiotics AND prebiotics. Prebiotics are even... (more)

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by 11683 · about 7 hours ago

Hi there, I have IBS and anxiety. Doctor just tried me on a low dose of Zoloft (sertraline, an SSRI) for the anxiety, but it's making me extremely constipated. He said to give it 2 weeks for side effects to subside, but I'm on day 9 and... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 12, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Yes, side effects can often take a few weeks to even out. Stick with it. If the medication ends up helping with your anxiety, it will be well worth it.

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by 1772 · about 7 hours ago

I was recently having some mild constipation, and about a week ago I was a friend's house and after looking at the ingredients on "Ezekiel bread," had 2 slices of it toasted with a side of scambled eggs at breakfast. THe ingredients aren't great,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 10, 2013 at 7:19 PM

I've had the opposite experience - starchy root vegetables == happy bathroom times; bread == a slew of lower GI issues that would horrify you if described. Whole grains were the basis of years of pain, blood, tears, and thinking I was dying - as a... (more)

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by 571 · about 7 hours ago

What are some natural alternatives to OTC stool softeners? Not laxatives. I've searched and found lots of suggestions for ways to relieve constipation, but these things have a laxative effect. What foods/herbs/supplements/whatever have a legit... (more)

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ecks 0 · April 26, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Kefier, sour krout (fermented in salt and it's own juices- not the weird pickled stuff they try to pass as sour krout), kamboucha- Any fermented food really.

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by 571 · about 7 hours ago

This is so TMI but I need help. I haven't gone in a few days and it's starting to get uncomfortable. I feel like there's some sort of blockage. I took 500mg Magnesium Citrate and a bunch of Vitamin C because that has helped in the past (not that... (more)

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jimmy__1 0 · April 26, 2013 at 6:49 AM

Enema. Quick, easy and if it doesn't work, you'll be in no worse shape than you're in now without putting more food or compounds in your belly.

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by 570 · about 8 hours ago

I've been eating and living primally for the past couple of years, but my wife just started about a month ago. She began because she was getting very sick and needed to go on an autoimmune protocol (no nightshades, eggs, gluten, chocolate, dairy,... (more)

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paint94979 0 · September 04, 2013 at 2:27 PM

I have had similar experiences... I fixed mine by cutting down on insoluble fiber and bumping up soluble fiber like sweet potatoes and avocado. If I do have insoluble fiber in my meal I make sure to include soluble as well. Who knew daily snacking... (more)

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by 150 · about 8 hours ago

I'm 24 YO female, I had been Paleo (to address my PCOS) for about 2 months and then fell off the wagon a couple of days back. Not that I'm craving my non-Paleo delicacies but that Paleo gave me an immense case of constipation and a bad acidity. I... (more)

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Undercurrent 0 · March 17, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Magnesium! It could be the link between your PCOS and constipation. Both are among the symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

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by 40 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all! Hoping you can help me, as I'm a little confused about Natural Calm. I have struggled with constipation issues, for about 20 years. I have been diagnosed with IBS-C, and pelvic floor dysfunction (after 3 kids). I also have some nerve... (more)

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paleocurious_1 0 · May 12, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Mag Citrate is a good supplement just to keep your magnesium levels up because it's so easily absorbed. The way magnesium helps with constipation, though, is when it's not absorbed, causing it to be present in the lower intestine and draw water... (more)

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by 45 · about 8 hours ago

I have been LC to VLC for awhile now, but whenever I go ever a certain amount whether from a starch or sugar I will feel like I got hit by a bus the next day and my gut/colon feels cloged. I was just curious for those who have been on VLC to no... (more)

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RoryD 0 · March 04, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Starch in large quantities wreaks havoc on your stomach and intestines, it leads to indigestion, and so it breeds parasites which cause fermentation. This releases sulfur, which acidifies your system, causes temperature issues, and messes with... (more)

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by 502 · about 8 hours ago

Pretty much all my health issues have been solved via the paleo/primal diet except for my most long standing issue. I have been chronically constipated since age 2 or so(I'm 20). There were times in my SAD life that I went only once every 7-10... (more)

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NooMoahk 0 · July 26, 2013 at 3:17 AM

It seems I may have found the answer. In short, Ray Peat. For the last 4 months I have been eating Ray Peat style, at least the way I interpret a RP diet to be. Mostly low fiber fruits, raw goat's milk, grass-fed beef(raw or cooked), shellfish,... (more)

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by 150 · about 8 hours ago

Whenever I'm constipated (incomplete evacuation in the morning), I get tiny red bumps on my skin - no pain, no pus, no itchiness, just red and elevated, stays for days if I'm constipation for long. And this had been happening frequently this a... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · March 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM

do you drink enough water? like upwards of a gallon a day? try taking a magnesium supplement before bed with a quart of water, yes you might have to get up to pee, you might also wake up and have a few nice turds in the morning do you drink any... (more)

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by 15 · about 8 hours ago

I had an intestinal resection procedure done about 4 years ago and ever since then, I've had to go the bathroom between 3-8 times/day (depending on my diet and SIBO). Through following this diet and eating 2 big meals on the opposite ends of the... (more)

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julia_10 0 · March 03, 2013 at 11:34 PM

I have read that there is an association with too much serotonin (neurotransmitter) and IBS. I think I also read that serotonin and dopamine are kind of like a see-saw - as one goes up, the other goes down. Maybe there is something in this for... (more)

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