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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

So I eat a low carb paleo ketogenic diet (Bulletproof Diet without tons of coffee though) for roughly a year now. I feel great on the diet but always seem to have looser stools. I dont really have much bloating, acne, or gas, and I dont have very... (more)

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by 373 · about 7 hours 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 · about 7 hours 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 · about 7 hours 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 · about 7 hours 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 5 · about 7 hours ago

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 · about 8 hours 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 229 · about 8 hours ago

A female client of mine has been a pescatarian for 18 years. She now has low iron if she doesn't get regular injections. She would like to be able to get her iron from meat but whenever she has any chicken, beef, turkey, she gets diarrhoea 30 min... (more)

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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I wonder if she could handle eating liver? You get a lot more iron in a very small amount of meat, so it might be easier for her to handle. It's also more bioavailable than a pill. A lot of the time, I'll grind liver up and put it in a... (more)

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by 20 · about 8 hours 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 · about 8 hours 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 · about 8 hours 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 · about 8 hours 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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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

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 1040 · about 8 hours ago

I'm wondering about other's experiences with various foods and digestion times. I noticed eggs don't last long, but if I have Sashimi * I am stuffed all day. I don't experience this with steak at the same quantity. I am curious to other... (more)

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thhq 0 · March 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

This is a puzzler. Fish is supposed to be fast digesting (30 minutes), and beef very slow (3-4 hours). http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=401696 How much sashimi did you eat? The body can only digest protein at a certain rate,... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours 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 333 · about 8 hours 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 · about 8 hours 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 75 · about 8 hours 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 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, I have problem with digesting root vegetable. After I eat any kind root vegetable (carrot, beetroot, radish, parsley root, celery root etc.) I feel like I want to vomit everytjing from my stomach, I tried to eat it cooked or uncooked and the... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 28, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Maybe you need to adapt a paleo diet to exclude FODMAPS foods.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I have been eating Paleo for 8 months and I love it. I changed to Paleo mainly because I was sick of eating processed foods. I always ate healthy and organic, but everything out there is processed in some way. I love eating clean. When I... (more)

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BobK 0 · October 25, 2013 at 6:03 PM

If you want your diet & situation accurately hacked... you need to provide detailed data about you & what you eat. If you're serious about finding a natural / paelo solution you need to keep a food log & reactions... (more)

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by 3742 · about 8 hours 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 · about 8 hours 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 · about 8 hours 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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by 88 · about 8 hours ago

Hey there, so I've just got a comprehensive digestive analysis done, and today my results came back. All of my blood lipids, and all of my absorption is A-ok, my SCFA and immunology AND my parasite-ology is ALSO fine, so the ONLY thing that... (more)

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VB 0 · August 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Gosh, great question - I wish I knew the right answer! Honestly, I think bad bacteria should be killed off first, but I would not do it with antibiotics. There are so many other things to try, for example, bacteriophage. I myself took some... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

For about 2 years I have suffered with gastritis. I have indegestion with reflux. This gives me discomfort after eating any food. The disconform is around my heart and it radiates into my under arm, sholder and neck. Lots of gas! Breakfast always... (more)

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Riceball 0 · July 26, 2013 at 3:26 AM

Are you strictly paleo? If not, I recommend going strictly paleo for a month. And if that doesn't work, go even stricter and follow Robb Wolf's autoimmune protocol. I went strict paleo because even when I was eating "paleo", I realized that I was... (more)

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