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by 373 · 34 minutes 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 164 · 41 minutes ago

Title says it all - I have a history of gut issues (leaky gut, suspecting SIBO, bloating, etc) and found that a keto diet kept the bloating away and BM's regular. I'm currently doing Lyle Mcdonald's PSMF (Protein Sparing Modified Fast) where... (more)

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by 598 · 41 minutes ago

TMI? Not on Paleohacks... My girlfriend goes consistently upon waking nearly every single day. Out of bed, to the pot. Lucky! Me: could be any time but usually missed the chance if it doesn't happen by 4:30PM. Getting pretty regular... (more)

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Michael_Nivens 0 · March 07, 2014 at 1:35 AM

I always go in the morning after my "Mother Tonic" is ingested. Sometimes I will move again in the late afternoon. Just depends. Also, I use a small step stool in the bathroom to bring my knees up and form a more natural position for elimination. (more)

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by 30 · 43 minutes ago

When I feel a poop coming on, I am already at the point where I could go immediately or hold it in. When I get in the bathroom, I squat on the toilet seat and poop immediately, maybe have to wipe 1 or 2 times and the whole ordeal is over in... (more)

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Methodician 0 · December 20, 2013 at 9:41 PM

We need a new thread: "Only on PaleoHacks"... But I find the discussion really interesting. My girlfriend is extremely regular, goes immediately upon waking every day, but she hangs out in there for half an hour looking at facebook and... (more)

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by 0 · 43 minutes ago

Sometimes I get poops that leave a never-ending trail on my toilet paper. Other times, I wipe and realize I didn't even need to because there's nothing there. What causes these no-wiping-necessary bowel movements?

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begob 0 · December 14, 2013 at 9:51 PM

This week I've mistakenly been supplementing with potato flour instead of resistant potato starch (info on the packet misleading) - things suddenly got streaky down below.

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by 915 · 43 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 · about 1 hour ago

So my problem is.. One hour after eating veggies my stomach makes a gurgling noise and I have very loose stool. I was on a fat fast/zero carb eating plan for 7 days ( some days less than 10 g carbs, most days in the 18-30 range). I just brought... (more)

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by 896 · about 1 hour ago

Ate yogurt for the first time in a year and my poo went extremely soft and changed color. I haven't been right for a week, but seems to be subsiding. No pain, just disgruntled. Checking to see if this is normal as I do not recall yogurt doing... (more)

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epollux 0 · August 20, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I think adding a new food to your diet has sometimes strange reactions. I used to have Pizza (I know it's a bad word) with no problems but now that I am on a fairly low carb diet when I indulge on 'real' pizza from Italy (we got a great local... (more)

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by 25 · about 1 hour ago

OK I'm going to ask you brilliant people a "poop question"! Has anyone else on this diet had the experience of having their BMs smell like burning plastic? Brief history- I am a 53 year old female, very healthy except for some arthritis, which... (more)

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by 58 · about 1 hour ago

I drink at-least 8 cups of water a day. I decreased my fiber cause I was eating way too much, but still hard and dry and ball like and I have to force. I just came off an oxy powder cleanse where my poop was grainy. I just dunno. (more)

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VB 0 · June 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

95% out of 100% is that you are lacking beneficial bacteria - both lacto and bifido. Raw sauerkraut and pickles are sometimes just not enough. Stick with Paleo but definitely, definitely add some probiotics AND prebiotics. Prebiotics are even... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

I've been eating a Primal diet for the past 3 years. On my longer stretches without any cheats, I find that my doodoos are not that solid, more like kind of soft and greasy. I'm guessing that it's from the high fat content of my diet. I'm... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

I'm guessing two things happened: You ate more food than usual You ate foods that were higher in soluble fiber and resistant starch More food will simply make your stool have more "body" in general. More food, and more stool, will signal to... (more)

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by 20 · about 1 hour ago

I've often heard or read about the benefits of squatting during a bowel movement, but I've never done it. I know that it is how most of the world goes number two and what our ancient ancestors probably did, but my westernized sitting toilet just... (more)

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j_roc 0 · April 30, 2013 at 2:42 AM

Iv noticed ever since eating paleo and squatting while pooping I rareley have to wipe and if i do its just one or two small wipes. Ive spent litterally over an hour wiping before this, probably because i ate a lot of proccesed foods my body could... (more)

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by 9 · about 1 hour ago

I think this is weird but when I cook my food at home I can't poop, but when I eat out I have a regular bm. Anyone have any ideas?

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durward 0 · April 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Are you gluten free?..potentially the restaurant food has gluten in it and makes you go. How long have you been paleo? Did you recently up your fibre intake? Need more details..

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by 100 · about 1 hour ago

I started paleo 2 months ago and just recently I have started getting stomach aches. About a week ago I tried some grass-fed, organic whey concentrate protein powder. It had more lactose than I expected (I wasn't really aware of the difference... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 08, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of FODMAPs intolerance! You've identified issues with lactose, and that's good for you to know. Blueberries, strawberries, and almond milk? Did the almond milk have guar gum (or other gums) in it? Strawberries and... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

I'm on day 24 of the Whole 30. I've been having trouble pooping. My stools are not hard but it feels like everything is all stuck inside my gut and I can feel I need to poop but nothing wants to move. Feels like it's sludge inside :( When I pass... (more)

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JimmyTwoTimes 0 · February 01, 2013 at 4:00 AM

humans are not ruminant animals...stop eating salads and spinach...vegetables are either impossible to digest due to cellulose or contain goitrogens which inhibit metabolism, and therefore, can cause constipation...also nuts are not helping you... (more)

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by 225 · about 1 hour ago

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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Nix 0 · December 30, 2012 at 5:08 PM

This happens to me every time I go really low carb. It will go away after a while. Usally about a week. I don't know what causes it. But for me about an hour after I eat like clock work watery stool. I'm thinking it has to do with laxative effect... (more)

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by 360 · about 1 hour ago

Hi, I'm a 15 year old teen boy. Exactly 6 days ago, my mom cooked a terryaki chicken dinner w/ snow peas and other vegs. She uses store bought terryaki sauce that has traces of wheat in it. Thirty minutes after eating 2 bowls of soaked... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 20, 2012 at 11:43 PM

hey buddy. i hate to even mention this but your situation is very similar to what i experience with ulcerative colitis. the urgency is a BIG part of that disease because of the inflammation, same with the diarrhea. i also know that accutane has... (more)

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by 80 · about 1 hour ago

Hemorrhoids have been part of my life since the age of 15 (bad loo "technique" combined with bad diet, constipation, and probably genes too). But they've never been so bad since going Paleo about 2 months ago. I've been in a lot of pain in the... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · December 19, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Are you having effortless bowel movements? Sounds like constipation forcing you to bear down too hard when making a bowel movement and inflaming the hemorrhoids, no?. Eggs, low fat protein sources like chicken breast, and dairy can be... (more)

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by 887 · about 1 hour ago

I've been primal for 7 months now and have been supplementing with iodine for 5 weeks now. In the last 2 weeks I have realized that I now have what I think may be perfect poop...day after day. I never knew how consistently perfect poop could be.... (more)

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PoopMasterMC 0 · December 14, 2012 at 8:58 PM

You have successfully Become One With The Poop! Poop Nirvana! Congratulations, Enlightened One!

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by 83 · about 1 hour ago

Been Paleo for 10 weeks. I love it. Plenty of energy, feel healthy, require less sleep,but can't remember my last solid shit. I just ordered some Kefir grains and plan on making some coconut milk kefir to get some good gut flora. Has anyone... (more)

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January 0 · December 12, 2012 at 4:56 AM

The longer I ferment dairy kefir, the more "binding" it is. A common experience from what I've read. Also too much at once is binding (though if you're new to kefir, it can cause diarrhea -- start with small amounts until your body adapts). If... (more)

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by 40 · about 1 hour ago

dark chocolate is my "treat"... i enjoy a few small bricks nightly, maybe 5 nights a week. this has been my ritual since ditching grains and other junk foods. yes, i know that the sugar content is an issue here, so we don't need to visit that... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · November 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Chocolate (like coffee) increases gut motility, so that could make your stools softer. If your reaction is strong, it's also possible you have an intolerance.

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hi all, I am a 22 year old mother of an 11 month old. I have lost 50lbs since giving birth by eating primal. It has been relatively easy, and I am slowly feeling less pain all over and my bowel movements went from diarrhea every day to 'normal'.... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I have hemerrhiods thanks to 2 pregnancies and dry hard stools cause bleeding. But you should have this checked out by a doctor to be sure--sounds concerning.

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by 80 · about 1 hour ago

Hi all, Just got the tests back and positive for SIBO. I have been dealing with terrible GI issues since catching c. dif. in the hospital last year. I already have celiac, hashimotos, and ulcerative proctitis. I eat a combination of Autoimmune... (more)

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steph_11 0 · February 27, 2013 at 5:29 AM

Ali- I just found this website and noticed you posted back in October. In case you're still looking for relief...I have SIBO, Celiac and hashimotos like you (and am also lactose and soy intolerant). I tried 4 rounds of antibiotics for SIBO and... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I started a peleo diet (my first try at this) 2 days ago. I seem to be pooping quite frequently, and it's floating and borderline loose. This is not the norm for me. The last couple of months my diet was not fantastic, and I was having a... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 05, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Might not be fiber at all. After all conventional wisdom says the fiber in grains are good for us, but it turns out it's not. Might be things like probiotics from homemade fermented foods would work better. Or bone broths (as the glycine is... (more)

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by 11478 · about 1 hour ago

Runners World says "There are only two types of runners, those that have shit in a bush and those that will shit in a bush." I fully understand that shitting in bushes is probably about as Paleo as you can get, but I'm running my first... (more)

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gydle 0 · August 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I agree with Judi - eat normally the day before, run fasted like you usually do and you'll probably be fine. Don't take energy drink or any food at the aid stations - just water - or your stomach might rebel. You're probably fat-adapted from all... (more)

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