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by 40521 · December 04, 2013 at 07:30 PM

Anybody observe a difference in GI transit when paleo or not? I don't recall any paleo "references" talking about GI transit time but it seems to change quite a bit for me dependent on the food I eat. Typically when eating more or less paleo, GI... (more)

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Methodician 0 · December 04, 2013 at 06:55 PM

I've observed meal size, complexity, and diversity to have a major impact. Yes, the type of food will too. After a very large meal, intuition would suggest you'd have a very large BM shortly there after. In my experience, the opposite is... (more)

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by 905 · December 06, 2013 at 01:42 AM

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 02:57 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 10 · September 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Hi all, my names Josh. I'm a 21 year old living in London. I first got involved in paleo as a cure for intestinal problems that were brought on by an overuse of antibiotics. As a diet, it worked great; bloating lessened and I felt generally... (more)

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xander 0 · September 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Hi Josh, was wondering if any potential donor got in touch with you for the fecal transplant? I'm looking for one too (in London) and by doing a Google search I come across your post. Perhaps we could bundle our efforts to find a donor. Hope... (more)

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by 85 · December 06, 2012 at 12:49 PM

I got into Paleo since it cuts out the most obvious trouble foods for me (wheat, dairy). But I still get pain pretty much every time I eat, which is why I also like intermittent fasting. I drink coffee in the morning, do a morning workout (usually... (more)

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Jake__2 0 · December 06, 2012 at 04:53 AM

I had this problem for about a month but living in Kenya. It got to the point where I didn't want to eat. Living in Kenya, parasites were much more likely. I took a de-worming pill and right around that time was fine. Hasn't come back. I don't... (more)

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by 998 · November 24, 2012 at 08:54 PM

I've been taking this one during chemo with permission from my oncologist who recommended I take one when I was having GI side effects. It did help somewhat. Now I am interested in a very good and thorough one to start off my recovery, that is if... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · November 24, 2012 at 08:54 PM

I've have good results with VSL#3 and with Custom Probiotics.

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by 800 · March 11, 2013 at 08:57 AM

This question is for my mother 51y/o 5'5" 200 lbs, she is doing a ketogenic paleo diet, but she has problems going to the bathroom, my mother has use LOTS of laxatives in the past, and now she stop taking them, its difficult for her to go to the... (more)

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anginaberryz 0 · March 11, 2013 at 08:57 AM

Hi, Constipation is a symptom that has different meanings to different individuals. Most commonly, it refers to infrequent bowel movements, but it may also refer to a decrease in the volume or weight of stool, the need to strain to have a... (more)

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by 1144 · August 29, 2012 at 05:06 AM

Don't ask me why, but I ate about 10 prunes two weeks ago. Sort of the mindless snacking that can happen in moments of weakness. Needless to say, the next 36 hours were an adventure, but it's now been almost two weeks and I'm still have... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 29, 2012 at 05:06 AM

That's weird. I kind of want to say that that's not normal for your digestion to be wonky a week later. But it is possible for some. You could have consumed some kind of mold. I would stay away from all fiber for a bit and do GAPS intro for a... (more)

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by 15 · August 23, 2013 at 06:56 PM

Has anyone else besides me noticed various condiments effects on symptoms of inflammation? Case in point: About a week ago I ate eggs with zero signs of intestinal distress or inflammation. A few days later I added black pepper to the mix and... (more)

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CICO_Suave 0 · August 26, 2012 at 07:55 AM

I don't know about effects on intestinal permeability, but I know they've been PROVEN to reduce the risk of most STDs - to say nothing of preventing pregnancy. For that reason alone I think they should be made widely available to ANYONE who is... (more)

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by 155 · August 12, 2012 at 06:39 PM

Hi, I've been on AZT for 7 years now for Cronh's after presenting at the #AHS last year (and yesterday) I have gone Paleo (more or less) with a big improvement but still lots of problems. I've reduce the meds but want to stop so have been... (more)

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primallykosher 0 · August 12, 2012 at 06:39 PM

From what I understand about worms, they only live about 5 years. Also you need to travel to Mexico to get them done, so its probably a costly procedure. I have no idea what its like in UK though. I would love to know how to get vitamin d up to... (more)

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by 117 · June 23, 2012 at 04:51 PM

Hi guys, For the last 7 months or so I have been experiencing gastrointestinal problems (heavy bloating, constipation, fatigue, etc) which have gotten increasingly worse over the last few months. It started sometime after I took too many NSAIDs... (more)

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Ben_16 0 · June 13, 2012 at 09:07 PM

For the last 7 months or so I have been experiencing gastrointestinal problems ... I have tried GAPS GAPS and diet is something that only works on a long-term. How long did you try the GAPS-diet. An estimate on the GAPS website says that most... (more)

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by 5 · June 12, 2012 at 03:17 AM

Since being diagnosed with celiac and going GF 4 mos ago my 13 yr old has had an increase in GI symptoms. Ironically, he never had any before going GF. His GI doc suggested removing dairy from his diet. So I know that there is a link between... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · June 12, 2012 at 02:25 AM

A gluten-free diet does not create lactose intolerance. However, when you are doing the plain gluten-free diet and not proper Paleo (e.g. offal, coconut oil, sea veggies, bone broth etc), the gut does not get better fast-enough, so more allergies... (more)

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by 65 · May 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I started eating about 75% Paleo close to two years ago and never had any issues. This past holiday season I let myself cheat a little more than usual and now that I am back on strict Paleo (about 4 months now) I am experiencing horrible bloating.... (more)

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VB 0 · April 08, 2012 at 08:54 PM

I highly recommend going Terry Wahls. I know, it sounds very restrictive, but it might really help. Try it for three days - I saw the difference in one day. And avoiding all fruit if you need too. Also, have you tried probiotics? They might help... (more)

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by 7490 · July 03, 2012 at 03:42 PM

I was really interested in reading The Second Brain by Michael Gershon, but then I worried it might be a little over my head when I read some of the reviews. Also, it was published in 1999, and surely we've learned since then? I have The Paleo... (more)

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Dracil 0 · January 27, 2012 at 05:29 AM

How about Gut Sense by Konstantin Monastyrsky? http://www.gutsense.org/

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by 364 · November 10, 2011 at 02:45 PM

This is a post from a very good friend of mine. "We have already been to one ENT as well as a GI Specialist and no one can tell us why "Jim" wakes up in severe respiratory distress every 4-6 weeks - upper airways (not lungs). This has been going... (more)

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Jon_Thoroddsen 0 · November 10, 2011 at 02:45 PM

Does he get it when he has a runny nose? I used to get severe asthma from mucus dripping down into my lungs while sleeping, both from allergies, mucus forming foods and just plain cold. The worst offender for me was non-cultured milk, as it's... (more)

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by 436 · December 16, 2011 at 03:34 AM

Anyone have links to great resources/papers on the reason why people experience severe intestinal pain when they "cheat" with a bit of gluten or legumes after going Paleo? My thoughts are that the gut has healed and is now more sensitive to... (more)

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animalcule 0 · July 27, 2011 at 04:34 PM

Personally, I used to have shooting intestinal pains all the time before I was paleo... now I only have them when I 'cheat' with foods that aggravate my system (grains, stuff fried in crap vegetable oil, or too much fruit or nuts, basically). But... (more)

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by 2817 · August 16, 2011 at 01:54 PM

Disclaimer: I am not seeking medical advice, know you're all not doctors, etc. I plan to get this checked out but still feels there's potential great merit in polling this large group of folks who might have insight into what's going on with... (more)

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g_ 0 · June 17, 2011 at 09:37 PM

I get some similar symptoms from some fermented foods/drinks. I don't know if it's an allergy or what. I've found it useful to keep track of what I'm eating - especially when I start getting weird symptoms like you're describing. Recently I... (more)

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by 545 · April 05, 2011 at 03:57 PM

I realize there are a couple somewhat similar questions out there. For this question, I am less concerned with actual facts or the merits of fiber consumption- I want to hear more anecdotal personal accounts from people who consume little/no... (more)

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ben61820 0 · April 04, 2011 at 02:19 AM

I ate literally zero plant matter for three months. Before that I was WAP for three years and then paleo for about six months just so you know. I had a morning bowel movement every day of the three months, no worries. They were indeed smaller I... (more)

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by 9796 · December 31, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Via an elimination diet, I figured out about a year ago that I am gluten-intolerant (tested negative for celiac though). After this discovery, I started by cutting out gluten for the most part (trace amounts don't give me symptoms, but I know I... (more)

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wjones3044 0 · December 20, 2010 at 04:58 PM

I'd be interested to know more about your negative celiac result. Was it an endoscopy? If bloodwork, which test? The Mayo clinic does a genetic test. (Others do it too.) It tells you which alleles (gene variants) you have. There are two alleles... (more)

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by 494 · May 23, 2014 at 06:52 PM

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 02:47 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)