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by 3277 · July 13, 2012 at 1:22 AM

I'm evaluating 2 different magnesium supplements (a citrate and a glycinate). If I take the same net magnesium amounts (the gross weights will be different), and one causes loose stools, and the other doesn't, does that mean the one that doesn't... (more)

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KA24 0 · May 31, 2012 at 4:36 PM

It can. However, I've found that with myself, and others, that when digestion is already good and bowel movements are frequent and regular, Magnesium has little to no effect as long as you are adequately hydrated. My advice would be to try using... (more)

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by 43 · August 31, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Fellow cavepeople, I am a 27-year-old, 112-lb, 5'9" tall dude who switched to a paleo diet approximately 4.5 weeks ago to gain weight and balance out my dysbiotic gut (Genova stool tests showed 0's for lactobacillus aciophilus and Bifidus, and... (more)

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Justin_Guimond 0 · August 17, 2013 at 7:27 AM

I would recommend checking-in with the guys at http://scdlifestyle.com/

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by 0 · January 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I really believe in the Paleo way of eating, and have followed it for the last few months. The only problem I have had, is my bowel movements have been very loose and frequent and I often have a rumbling, unsettled stomach throughout the day. I... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · January 18, 2013 at 7:50 PM

That pizza dough and those fries are giving you SOLUBLE fiber (vs the insoluble fibre in green veg), which helps give your stools that nice loggy consistency :) Instead of going for fries, eat Paleo-friendly sources of soluble fiber like... (more)

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by 802 · January 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM

I have been eating paleo for about a year, I was doing it pretty 'low-carb' style. A month ago I finished my studies and got a job in my hometown in China. Then I can only do paleo at breakfast and dinner. When I eat my lunch in my workplace I do... (more)

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Tal 0 · January 14, 2013 at 11:55 AM

mabye try some psyllium husk for a while to try to "bulk" things up and cleanse the colon?

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by 224 · February 25, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Ive been eating paleo/VLC for about 2 weeks now. There was instantly an improvement in the quality of my...leavings. For the past 2 days though my stool has been different from anything I have experienced before... Its small clusters of either... (more)

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paleocurious_1 0 · February 25, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Constipation can happen like that. The water and soft stuff can make it around a blockage. The presence of water and hard stuff is what makes me think constipation. I think your body is doing what it can to clear it if you still have the hard... (more)

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by 0 · May 31, 2012 at 5:27 AM

I'm new to Paleo, only a touch over a week. I loved it at first but now I feel like I'm falling apart. I am breaking out like a teenager which suprises me since I'm not eating any greasy foods. I noticed yesterday I felt really bloated and gross... (more)

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MrsWilgocki 0 · May 31, 2012 at 5:27 AM

I to have noticed a major break out with the paleo diet but I feel amazing!!! Breaking out is worth having the energy naturally rather than by drinking 4 cups of coffee/creamer/sugar!! LoL My hubby loves me and my new bffs on my face so that's all... (more)

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by 423 · March 23, 2012 at 7:54 AM

So we've been doing Paleo for about 2 weeks now, and my boyfriend came to me this morning asking if I had read anything having to do with starting Paleo and "bathroom issues". Apparently, he is a once every 2-3 days kinda guy, and "can feel it... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · March 23, 2012 at 7:54 AM

It could be a FODMAP issue: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-fodmap.html

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by 20 · January 05, 2012 at 6:24 PM

As the title says: Am I Mg sufficient since I get very loose stools from Mg citrate or could I be Mg depleted? I have not got hold of Mg malate so I have not been able to test it. I am an otherwise healty guy in my early 30s and I follow a low... (more)

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James_3 0 · January 05, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Like the others said, loose stools <> magnesium sufficient. If you want to know for sure, you need to get tested. If it turns out you are magnesium deficient, and supplements cause problems, look into transdermal magnesium sprays.

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by 720 · July 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I know there are lots of poop questions on here but none of them really help me out. I've brought this up before when I first started Paleo and had people telling me to up my carbs, up my fats, lower my fats, lower my protein, eat stems, etc.,... (more)

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Kellie_2 0 · July 17, 2012 at 4:32 PM

I was recently visiting with my sister who had been diagnosed with POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). The treatment was to increase her salt intake. She had also sufferred with bowel issues all her life. Once she started take... (more)

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by 561 · June 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM

I've been eating mostly paleo for about a year. I went strict for the first 90 days, then had some cheats in the way of sugar and dairy (exclusively ice cream). Two months ago I decided to dial it back in and cut out the sugar and dairy. I eat... (more)

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harms_20 0 · August 08, 2011 at 1:53 PM

From the way you worded your question, it kind of looks like you started experiencing these symptoms at the same time you gave up the ice cream. Every time I give up dairy I have the same reaction. Paleo theory aside, I think my body in particular... (more)

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by 10 · November 08, 2011 at 11:39 AM

I've been following a fairly strict Paleo diet since the beginning of the year (almost four months). I also started doing CrossFit around that time. Things are going very well. Energy level is up, body composition is much improved, seasonal... (more)

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Dinis_Correia 0 · November 08, 2011 at 11:39 AM

I think I'm having similar issues with sweet potatoes - I usually have baked sweet potatoes and while it doesn't give me an upset stomach, it upsets other things. This sucks, because there aren't that many high-carb starchy tubers around - mostly... (more)