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by 1193 · September 28, 2014 at 4:14 AM

I feel like I'm always constipated or making diarrhea...sometimes both. I do most of the usual paleo things???lots of veggies and meat, CrossFit, sleep???and some bonus things, like using a squatty potty adapter, but I find that the only... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 03, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Sounds like you might have the wrong gut flora, or a parasite.Try making and eating more home fermented foods. kraut, kvass, pickles, kimchee, kombucha (not the commercial stuff).

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I noticed I've been going less frequently to the bathroom since I went paleo. Is there anything related?

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Seamaster 0 · May 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM

I'm as regular as a Kennedy funeral. Once a day and always at the same time.

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by 164 · about 2 hours 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 583 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 0 · September 26, 2014 at 4:17 AM

So it's been 5 days and I haven't been able to poop so I ate some whole wheat bread today thinking it would trigger it but didn't I have also taken stool softness n there not working either I drink lots of water please help me!!!!!

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Matt_11 0 · December 12, 2013 at 2:22 AM

This is what happens when you make drastic changes (even if positive) in your diet. Relax, you will poop again. Eating some starch is a good idea, bread… fine. Rice is probably better, just a bit though. If you ease into a change, 1) it's easier... (more)

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by 915 · about 2 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 126 · September 30, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Let's talk poop. This might be TMI for some but my wife is apparently having an issue breaking down food. Small chunks for veggies are visible in her bowl movements. She's also hungry all of the time, which may or may not be related. Any... (more)

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Methodician 0 · October 02, 2013 at 3:43 PM

First line of defense is digestive enzymes. A company called "now" makes one I trust and use. See link below and I suggest taking them up on the "Frequently Bought Together" offer since the betaine can be a very helpful addition when eating... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours 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 2 hours 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 2 hours 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 53 · about 2 hours 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 2 hours 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 2 hours 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 · September 29, 2014 at 3:56 AM

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 2 hours 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 188 · about 2 hours ago

For the past few months, I've been experiencing "rage" events. They usually happen a few times a month, last about an hour and include crying and trying not to scream or throw/hit/punch inanimate objects. I think there's a blood sugar component,... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · March 07, 2013 at 9:04 PM

its your liver....what is your regular diet like? if i were you i would cut out all vegetable based fats for a while as well as caffiene if you drink it. see if you cant start eating more animal fats from fatty cuts or fatty fish, egg yolks,... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours 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 812 · September 30, 2014 at 3:53 AM

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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Jay_15 0 · January 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Perfectly normal. No worries. On low carb you feed your gut bacteria less and hence produce less waste.

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by 225 · about 2 hours 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 2 hours 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 2 hours 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 · September 30, 2014 at 3:51 AM

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 2 hours 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)