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by 373 · 14 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 1193 · 17 minutes 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 · 20 minutes 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 · 21 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 593 · 21 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 · 24 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 · 24 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 · 24 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 · 27 minutes 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 25 · 28 minutes 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 · 30 minutes 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 · 30 minutes 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 · 32 minutes 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 10 · 38 minutes 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 · 39 minutes ago

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 · 40 minutes 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 · 40 minutes 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 · 40 minutes 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 · 40 minutes 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 · 41 minutes 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 1631 · 42 minutes ago

I'm pretty sure the cavemen didn't use toilet paper to wipe their ass, maybe I should stop, sounds pretty pretty paleo. What should I use, my hand?? " Be a man, use your hands "

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animaleater 0 · November 21, 2012 at 6:20 AM

In Thailand they have a common kitchen sprayer/hose T-junctioned to the toilet water line. Real easy to do. Squat on the lid, go, spray and use your finger to clean, spray, done. Here in Japan the toilet is beside the shower; I use the shower... (more)

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by 1631 · 42 minutes ago

IS EATING POOP PALEO. GOOD BACTERIA AND PROBIOTICS RIGHT?

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borofergie 0 · November 21, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Yeah, try it and let us know how you get on. At least you won't have to worry about "keto-breath".

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by 40 · 42 minutes 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 · 42 minutes 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 108 · 44 minutes ago

I've been trying to reach poop nirvana the last few months and I've experienced every type on the Bristol Stool Scale. For the most part, I think I'm getting better. I've been drinking bone broth..cut out dairy..limited my fruits..and for the... (more)

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mb10lu 0 · October 14, 2012 at 8:43 PM

You may also want to look into a food elimination diet or getting your blood tested for IgG allergies. I had a similar pain in my right upper abdomen and it turns out that I'm intolerant to gluten, dairy and eggs! As soon as I stopped eating those... (more)

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