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by 0 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 3280 · about 17 hours ago

Types 1 and 2 on the chart below indicate constipation. If you have type 1 & 2 movements every morning, can you be considered constipated?How did modern cavemen manage to survive without classifying their... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · July 02, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Yes, you can be non-constipated, and have effortless daily bowel movements, but with hard, dry stool.I experienced this myself recently, and found that caffeine was causing the problem.

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by 0 · about 17 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 10 · about 17 hours ago

I've been having digestive problems for about 2 years, after picking up a parasite and virus in Mexico. Before then, I was vegan (occasionally some eggs), pretty high-carb, and alcoholic (so more stress on digestive system). I have symptoms... (more)

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pone 0 · May 08, 2014 at 5:54 AM

Samantha, wow my gastroenterologist is frustrating. He will only talk about traditional celiac, and any other reaction to wheat is something he won't accept as a real condition. No Cyrex testing for other peptides besides gliadin. No Cyrex... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 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 17 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 17 hours ago

Hi all, I am looking for a LONG TERM paleo-friendly hack for my constipation. My goal is to eat "real" food and not worry about "unnatural" interventions to poop. What do you guys recommend? To make a long story short, I need to wean... (more)

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Methodician 0 · January 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM

I've answered a lot of questions about constipation on here because I'm the proud owner of a fairly well refurbished gut and it took me just 2-3 months to get almost completely there. Still no bowels of steel like my hearty girlfriend but 100%... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 hours ago

I've always had constipation issues but the doodie used to be an early morning thing (within 20 minutes to 2 hours of waking) - to the extent that if I missed it I probably wouldn't go that day. For some reason that all changed and it could... (more)

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samc 0 · October 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM

edit - I was correctly chastised and removed my original post. No offense intended. I suggest relaxation as I've noted your dietary changes might not be doing what is needed. I've removed most dairy, added probiotics and increased starch and... (more)

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by 598 · about 17 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 0 · about 17 hours ago

Paleo 60 days... Doing great. Still working on some digestive issues (lifetime issues with gas, bloating and constipation)so digging for more info. Uncover the discussions on fodmaps (what, no avocado??) and night shades (what, no tomatoes?)...... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · August 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM

there are so many different diet or meal plans that if you tried to restrict everything, you'd be left with nothing. I think you should go by what you feel and your symptoms. maybe try no fodmaps for a few weeks and if you don't notice a... (more)

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by 80 · about 17 hours ago

Hi all, I am two months into my paleo pregnancy and feeling amazing! No nausea or food aversions, and great energy. When not pregnant, I am very regular after years of constipation- but need a super high dose probiotic to help with that. I also... (more)

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I am ending a whole30 on Sunday and decided to try a FODMAP-free diet for the first week out because I have continued issues with constipation/bloating/gas. I am trying to develop my meal plan for the week using the various resources on here and... (more)

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Jarryd 0 · August 14, 2013 at 1:26 AM

I've been FODMAP free for 2-3 months now and have been taking betaine HCL and digestive enzymes with every meal. Tried macadamia nuts and broccoli recently and both caused a reaction, although not as bad as a couple of months ago. Hopefully I'll... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 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 0 · about 17 hours ago

I have been eating Paleo for over four months and all is lovely EXCEPT for (get ready) the hard stools I've been experiencing for 3 of those months! I'm in my early 30s, still breastfeeding a 19 month old, and have 1st degree bladder prolapse... (more)

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greymouser 0 · July 02, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Would you say that when you are "eating paleo" you generally have a metric fuck-ton of vegetables, and little to no starchy foods? I ask the above, because you stated ... "foods like gluten-free pizza, etc on my travels. Whenever I eat these... (more)

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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 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hi there. My mum has sjogrens syndrome, the main symptoms for her being dry eyes, dry mouth, tiredness and brain fog (I think). After a good experience for me back in 2007 eliminating grains for a while to help get over glandular fever and get... (more)

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joi_1 0 · June 02, 2013 at 7:43 PM

I did test positive for sjogren's through lip biopsy. I have eliminated gluten and I experiment with Paleo dishes. I take Vitamin D-3, 5,000 in winter less in summer, a probiotic slenium 50 mg. and metamucil. I exercise every day, running mostly.... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I have been doing strict Paleo for the last 4 weeks. The only exceptions -- daily -- 1 scoop whey protein powder after and/or between CrossFit WODs, morning coffee, and sugar free chewing gum -- None of this is new to my diet, either. Before... (more)

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primalpat 0 · May 31, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Eat starches. They really aren't the devil, and they will absolutely help you poop.

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by 11683 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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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