but my bowel movements still arent normal after going paleo. i eat eggs sometimes but i also read it could be from dehydration? i drink a ton of water and take magnesium.
anyone else experience this? lookin for n=1. thanks!
This was the protocol that helped me with my GI issues: http://eugenia.queru.com/2011/11/15/fixing-constipation/
Try a squatting position http://www.naturesplatform.com/health_benefits.html#Dr_Rad
Plenty o' water. If you have to push hard and painfully to get desiccated poop, you are dehydrated. If this is your norm, your colon will eventually take sides against the rest of you. Not going to go into details here about "perfect bowel movement" (Google) but you can be sure pellets ain't the goal. Point: if one is not having a very good bowel movement at least once a day, one might consider finding out why. Unless being a human poop compactor is, like, one's goal?
If not: Fermented foods. Foods with high enzyme values; fresh sprouts a great source. Probiotics.
Make sure you're getting enough potassium, as it helps water stay in the bowels. Drinking too much water can make you loose potassium too so you should drink to thirst. The body makes seven litres of digestive juices a day so the water you drink actually has little effect on the moisture of your bowel movements.
I've had pellet poops for years, and found vitamin c and magnesium to be useless but sauerkraut and potassium helpful. The liquid from sauerkraut is really good for softening stools too.
Avoid dairy as those tend to be good for stopping diarrhoea, fermented vegetable juices are the thing for constipation.
Probiotics are also good. Pellet poops suggest a lack of gut bacteria. I'm guessing you don't fart much either?
I highly recommend a book called 'Fibre Menace', www.gutsense.org. It discusses how the bowel works very well and how to fix problems such as pellet poops.
I have the same thing- its not constipation, it's just "rabbit poo"! I still poop regularly so I'm not really worried about it. My preliminary research thought it might be due to liver qi stagnation. Stress and anxiety are probably the major culprits!
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