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by 20 · September 01, 2013 at 7:14 PM

I bought some Knox gelatin, intending to just try it, after reading a few people say it had helped them with sleep, pain, fatigue, and weight loss. I've been mostly Paleo AIP for a couple of months now, and using bone broth every day, all because... (more)

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Sam_36 0 · September 01, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Yes it had the same effect on me too. I would ease into it to be gentler with your body. I dive into the deep end all the time and my body pays for it. Best to do it gradually.

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by 45 · June 28, 2014 at 2:44 PM

A friend emailed me a link to this SkinnyMe Tea (Melbourne, Australia based) website asking if it would be a good idea to give it a try. These were my thoughts and I want to know if they are correct or not. It utilises a shrub called a Senna... (more)

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John_the_Drunkard 0 · October 16, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Hell yes! Laxative abuse is contiguous with purging and anorexia. People die from this behaviour.

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by 800 · March 11, 2013 at 8:57 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 8:57 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 5624 · July 20, 2012 at 9:17 AM

My niece an nephew (twins) went through potty training several months ago, however, they both were experiencing some issue with passing BMs. This caused them some stomach cramps and constipation. Of course the pediatrician recommended they... (more)

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PlantGirl 0 · July 20, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Consider prunes and prune juice. They are a natural laxative.

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by 2368 · April 12, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Hi there, sauerkraut juice contains a lot of lactic acid, some salt and hopefully very dedicated bacteria strains. But whenever I drink a small cup of it, it punches my gut like it was fermented by chuck norris himself... Does the body... (more)

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Jackson 0 · April 12, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Drinking anything salty in quantity has this effect. I can't fully remember why, but I think it has something to do with the salt drawing water out of your body through osmosis.

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by 6043 · October 18, 2011 at 2:28 PM

I have heard both that Miralax (aka Polyethylene Glycol) is a benign laxative and that it actually damages the gut flora. How severely does Miralax affect gut flora?

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Matt_11 0 · October 18, 2011 at 2:02 AM

We chemists see PEG has fairly inert and biologically compatible. Being non-toxic, it's not killing gut flora. It might though through its mechanism of action ultimately cause bacteria to get flushed out of your intestines, just a guess on that. (more)

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by 2923 · March 25, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I recently went fiber-free, total carnivore, seemed to work great for my bowels until I ate cheese. Cheese has always bound me up, so I shoulda known better, it's my own fault. But anyway, now I need a laxative. I promise, this is the last time... (more)

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Rockgrrl 0 · October 04, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Aloe Vera gel may be another option. Not sure if it's totally fiber-free.

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by 826 · December 09, 2010 at 11:52 AM

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 105 · October 13, 2010 at 8:47 AM

I seem to be sensitive to sources of MCT oil, like coconut milk. Too much, and a laxative effect is a sure bet. Is the laxative effect something that fades away after a period? Any idea what causes it? I know that MCT oil has antibiotic... (more)

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Beastie_Girl 0 · October 13, 2010 at 8:47 AM

I personally found that I thought coconut products were causing my digestive issues, but it was actually stevia. Once I cut out stevia, coconut products are nothing but delicious and filling. If you use stevia, you might want to cut back or... (more)

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by 90 · July 15, 2010 at 5:41 PM

I've been trying to drink coconut milk as part of a shake for breakfast lately, but it's been causing quite a stir in my stomach.. Anyone else having issues with coconut milk acting as a diuretic?

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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · July 15, 2010 at 5:34 PM

If you're talking about coconut milk, you may just be having trouble dealing with all the fat. It can act as a laxative, not necessarily as a diuretic. You may need to start slowly, then ramp up the fat over time so your body can deal with it. If... (more)