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by 373 · about 22 hours 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 1193 · about 22 hours ago

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 22 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 22 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 30 · about 22 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 22 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 915 · about 22 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 · about 22 hours ago

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 25 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 188 · about 22 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 22 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 225 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 · about 22 hours 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 22 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)

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by 40 · about 22 hours 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 22 hours 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 22 hours 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 11478 · about 22 hours 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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by 343 · about 22 hours ago

So, I gave birth 5 days ago, but I'm concerned that I haven't had a bowel movement since the first day. I did take two stool softener pills while at the hospital and they were loose stools, but I haven't been able to go since, and it's very... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · July 27, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Totally normal, and annoying. I second the suggestion to use a stool under your feet or even better, a squatty potty. In addition, I would get a strong probiotic (garden of life or biokult is good)And lots Of ferments like kombucha, kimchee ,... (more)

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by 1160 · about 22 hours ago

Over the past few months, whenever I have a particularly iron-heavy meal or series of meals (oysters, beef liver, red meat in general), I'll often have a bowel movement or two with some bright red blood in the bowl. I also get beeturia after... (more)

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Varelse 0 · July 24, 2012 at 1:10 AM

It is never, ever a good thing to have blood in your stool. I would kindly suggest to please go to a doctor and have that checked out, ASAP. The beets are not necessarily related. It could be anything from a fissure to an ulcer to cancer. It could... (more)

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