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by 373 · 1 minute ago

I've had floating stools ever since I began a high-fat PaNu-style diet - has anyone else? I'll ask my doctor about it next time I go, but I was wondering whether anyone had any insight on the implications of it? Is it something to worry about? ... (more)

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Ed 0 · October 14, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Floating stools are usually harmless unless accompanied by other symptoms, such as diarrhea, foul smell, abdominal pain, fever, or abnormal stool color. Symptomatic "floaters" can indicate infection, inflammation, or malabsorption. Stools... (more)

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by 307 · 1 minute ago

What is the best way to begin healing your GI tract? Also, what is the best way to get rid of constipation? This is assuming you are on the Paleo diet of course. Thanks for the answers!

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David_Moss 0 · February 19, 2010 at 4:53 PM

The most important thing is to avoid whatever's irritating the GI tract. Presumably already avoid grains, legumes, casein (possibly), lactose (possibly); but you might want to be sure you're avoiding excessive fibre (especially insoluble), tannins... (more)

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by 10 · 3 minutes ago

Is it possible that taking enzymes will cause unwanted weight gain? After all, they will likely help you digest your food better. Thus you will be able to get more calories out of your food, instead of passing them out undigested or partially... (more)

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AsWeGo 0 · August 05, 2014 at 5:49 AM

I believe there was a study on almonds or some other nut that found they actually have a lot fewer calories than listed on the package because typically a person can only digest 75 or 80 percent of it (or something like that, don't have the exact... (more)

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by 5 · 3 minutes ago

Can you tell whether you are a slow or fast oxidizer by the amount of food you can eat and digest comfortably? Me for exsample can eats small meals about 5x a day and feel great and some people can have 2 large meals. What's the science behind... (more)

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paleot 0 · July 30, 2014 at 4:14 PM

What's the criteria for being a slow / fast "oxidizer"?I feel like if you can eat 1-2 large meals a day without any snacking and feel great, then you would most likely be able to eat 3-6 small meals a day and also feel great. But if you need to... (more)

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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

In these image conscious times there is more pressure than ever on be folks to be slim. Fortunately dieting and losing pounds needn't be the chore that it is often made said to be and it is doable to eat whenever you want and stay slim if you know... (more)

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Finally got a test done on my digestive system as I thought I had a parasite for a while. It showed no parasites. However, I have some drastic results in other areas. Intestinal Lysozyme normal levels are less than 6mg. Elevated is... (more)

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by 0 · 5 minutes ago

I have a Candida + Leaky Gut issue, and for the last month I've been following a protocol to fix it. This has included daily enemas, which I've been doing to clean out the Candida/bad bacteria from my bowels, and for general cleansing purposes.I... (more)

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Chronic 0 · June 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Apart from breathing, drinking water, and a stroll in nature, daily anything is a bad idea, in my opinion.

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by 0 · 6 minutes ago

I'm new to the paleo lifestyle (2weeks in) and not sure that I'm 'doing it right'. I'm feeling AMAZING but am finding myself running to the loo ALOT the last couple of days. Sorry if it's too much info!! I'm not eating a crazy amount of fruit. Is... (more)

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by 20 · 6 minutes ago

I am wondering if I might have low stomach HCL. Ive tried taking HCL pills with meals, up to 5 x 648g HCL pills, but didnt notice any difference.So Im thinking of getting the Heidelberg test to detect low stomach HCL, is that a good idea? (more)

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by 598 · 7 minutes ago

This is just an n=1 report and I'm curious if others have experienced anything similar... or have some feedback about what I'm doing. For instance, I hope I'm achieving some aspects of IF without stuffing my face for 8 hours and going hungry the... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 23, 2014 at 5:46 PM

At school, can you get away with paleo-friendly snacks? Put some macadamia nuts and raisins in your bag. Awesome combo! Costco has a good deal on Hawaiian macas but overall I think the price is overestimated. Considering how long a pound lasts,... (more)

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by 0 · 8 minutes ago

I started following a paleo diet about 3 months ago largely because of digestion issues. In October 2013 I started experiencing extreme bloating, gas, constipation and overall great discomfort every time I ate a meal. From this (and probably the... (more)

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bearfoot 0 · April 11, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Hey there. My eyes didn't glaze over, for what it's worth ^ Some possible ideas as to digestion issues - coffee is a digestive irritant, and it sounds like you're doing bulletproof coffee. I've tried that, and it causes me so much P.A.I.N. I... (more)

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by 0 · 8 minutes ago

Hello, I have been on a paleo template as per Chris Kresser for a couple of years now. My wife has been a long time vegetarian. She grew up constantly having stomach pains. At one point she was hospitalized for 7 days for stomach pain. The... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Betaine HCL and other digestive supplements are a good bet. Use a lot at first then wean her off of it with small portions of easily digested meats until her body gets the signal and makes its own stuff again. I personally find that if I eat... (more)

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by 0 · 8 minutes ago

Hello, As of now, I have been eating paleo for over a year. I was rail thin when I started, and the diet has been an attempt to control autoimmune issues and an assortment of debilitating health problems, not to lose weight (I had none to... (more)

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DLester 0 · April 11, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. Luckily, I seem to be doing well with raw, grass-fed dairy.

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by 0 · 8 minutes ago

Is it okay to do intermittent fasting if you have digestive issues? I've only been doing it three times a week, and only until lunch, but yesterday I had a problem. I pushed back eating until nearly 2pm, just due to the timing if my day. After... (more)

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samanthaalys 0 · April 09, 2014 at 10:27 AM

There are some of the other facts to be considered for intermittent fasting. It results in sleeplessness, irregular periods anxiety and other symptoms hormone dysregulations. Other issues are low calorie, which results in low energy, stress, and... (more)

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I'm wondering if anyone can provide insight as to why I might have experienced aching in the gall bladder area. The first time it happened was after doing a daily smoothie challenge for nearly 3 weeks, ( I wasn't paleo at the time). It took... (more)

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Fatfeaster 0 · March 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I think this could be it. I had a dizzy spell a few nights ago after eating pad thai with rice noodles. I've also noticed twinkly vision recently, and I've been wanting a nap just about every day in the early afternoon for the last two months... (more)

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by 0 · 9 minutes ago

Is non-hard and flaky stool an indicator of poor digestion? or simply lack of fiber?

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samc 0 · February 27, 2014 at 6:58 AM

More info on the subject https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Stool_Scale , which I am happy to not discuss. Read for yourself.

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by 15 · 10 minutes ago

i am a 3rd year student of nutrition. i struggled for years with digestive issues going around and around in circles without effecting any real changes and improvements. and then one day i just started eating nuffin but white meats and a few... (more)

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by 0 · 11 minutes ago

Mark wrote in http://paleohacks.com/questions/147163/sibo-share-your-successful-strategies.html#axzz2o3gtPHyU that he used Qi Gong breathing to aid with SIBO. I realize, and apologize, this is not a paleo specific question, but I'm desperate. If... (more)

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by 333 · 11 minutes ago

I think sometimes the cause and effect get reversed...like iron deficiency and H. pylori. What if we are all just zinc/magnesium deficient and a sufficiency could provide us with the digestive oomph necessary for moderate *bread... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · December 16, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Zinc deficiency induces membrane barrier damage and increases neutrophil transmigration in Caco-2 cells. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18716167

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by 915 · 11 minutes ago

Hey guys, another poop question, my poop is hard, lumpy & difficult to pass, sometimes like stone. I eat pretty well, lots of grassfed meat, lots of fat, some veggies,starch, bit of fruit, sauerkraut etc..I also use a squat pad to poop.... (more)

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kathleenes 0 · November 30, 2013 at 2:57 PM

I can relate - as I have had similar problems. Perhaps you have a lack of magnesium, which most people do by the way. You could check www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/magnesium-deficiency-symptoms-and-diagnosis .. Another thing I tried that helped me... (more)

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by 0 · 12 minutes ago

I'm confused about the role of enzymes in our food. There seems to be some controversy. Some people say that only the enzymes your own body produces are of any use to you, and it's pointless to eat foods raw hoping to get their enzymes, because... (more)

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by 75 · 12 minutes ago

It???s almost universally agreed upon that probiotics are beneficial to your gut. Without the tremendous amount of bacteria covering our bodies inside and out, a lot of which is friendly, we would very quickly pass away. Probiotics is no... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 12, 2013 at 5:02 PM

This is really something we paleo health aficionados need to take more seriously. It's got to be at least as important as our beloved macronutrient ratios. I've heard of some really transformative probiotics stories. I'll add my own... (more)

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by 3742 · 12 minutes ago

Do we know what impact a Paleo lifestyle has on aging? In particular, how will our ability to heal change as we get older? Most Neolithic humans lose the ability to heal by the 50s or 60s almost completely. Bones start decalcifying by 30s and by... (more)

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kathleenes 0 · October 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I disagree - if we give our bodies a good proper and complete nutrition, our bodies are designed to heal themselves and that does not stop even at old age. The problem is that so many have poorly maintained their bodies and therefore they will... (more)

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by 0 · 13 minutes ago

Hi there, please can someoe tell me how to get these vitamins naturally. I hope I am, by eating lots of green leafy vegs. and fruit. I love fresh salmon steaks, mackerel, pork loin, steak, turkey and chicken (I eat a lot of chick and turkey... (more)

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Zach__1 0 · September 16, 2013 at 12:42 PM

here's my two-sense in this: vitamin A, really only good sources of this are from organ meats, especially liver. So either eat liver once or twice a week, or take a good fermented cod liver oil, chris kresser suggests Green Pasture's. Carrots... (more)

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by 88 · 13 minutes ago

EDITS: I am understanding more and more how Methylation contributes to overall health, and a lot of the health problems I've been having are seemingly linked to it.. What I didn't know was how sulfur in the diet affects this. I eat a lot of... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · September 30, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I am delighted to see a post here on methylation!!! I was just diagnosed with MTHFR 1298 (homo: +/+) and am hopeful this might tie everything together for me. During the last 3 years of keeping a food diary, I eventually figured out that I... (more)

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