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by 826 · less than a minute ago

So like a weenie, I caved to the yearly cookie extravaganza at my job and devoured several chocolate chip cookies. this after 6 solid months gluten free. I am severely bloated and cannot pass stool since Monday. Im thinking about taking a... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · December 09, 2010 at 12:43 AM

I cannot recommend enough a tablespoon or two of either lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar in a pint glass. Fill halfway with hot water and then add cool water to the point where you can pound it. Pound first thing in the morning on an empty... (more)

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by 1248 · 1 minute ago

I had a bag in the cupboard for about a year. I should have thrown them away but i don't like to waste. So, I made some black bean soup and paid for it with extreme bloating and constipation for 3 days. Needless to say, no more stupid beans for me. (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · December 07, 2010 at 5:21 PM

I'm sorry you experienced that. I empathize a lot with the gesture of not throwing things away, but I've had to re-learn my stance. Next time you consider throwing away toxic food to be a waste, remind yourself that you are not a garbage can,... (more)

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by 316 · 1 minute ago

I am a 27 year old female, relatively active (meaning I workout 3-4 times a week), and have been eating paleo for 6-7 months. Sometimes when I go to the bathroom, I feel a sharp pain and I find little traces of bright red on the toilet paper. ... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · November 29, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Ok so we have ruled out anal sex as a risk factor! And no constipation?! The fact that you had the problem before starting the paleo diet (and it went away after starting) leads me to believe something is going on in your gut. Perhaps you have a... (more)

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by 468 · 1 minute ago

I have ankylosing spondylitis (5 years - now 35). I've been on NSAIDs 2xday for 3 years and Humira for 1 1/2 years. I'm just wondering if there's any way to recover WHILE on these immune-suppressing drugs? I can't quit them because the pain... (more)

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Kat 0 · November 22, 2010 at 2:27 AM

Hi Lindy, You might want to do some research into the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. A lot of people with autoimmune illness (mostly IBD like Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's, Celiac) have managed to wean off drugs similar to the ones you're on. It is... (more)

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by 493 · 1 minute ago

So it seems like all these discussions are somewhat tentative, or inversely, pretty far out-there. Maybe I can walk the line here. Background Information I've been eating paleo for maybe 6 months now, no dairy besides butter, no fruit, no nuts... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · November 16, 2010 at 2:47 AM

I think it's generally accepted that constipation is due to deficient bacterial populations, not lack of fiber per se, though fiber is important for feeding those populations. I'd recommend probiotics for everyone raised in a conventional Western... (more)

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by 432 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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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by 4292 · about 23 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 23 hours ago

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 23 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 23 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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by 53 · about 23 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 0 · about 23 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 11683 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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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