Has anyone seen this rebuttal to Poliquin about the need for HCl supplements for digestive functioning? It was originally posted in a yahoo group by an actual (gasp) gastroenterologist and made its way to T-nation. Anyone have any rebuttals to... (more)
hypochlorhydria, low stomach acid, is pretty poorly studied and more research focuses on infections rather than digestion however there are a lot of studies on PPIs, which cause hypochlorhydria purposefully and eventually do lead to B12... (more)
I know there are lots of poop questions on here but none of them really help me out. I've brought this up before when I first started Paleo and had people telling me to up my carbs, up my fats, lower my fats, lower my protein, eat stems, etc.,... (more)
My latest post on my blog was about this. I struggled with loose stool a lot on strict paleo and it subsided when I would eat an apple sauce/banana/pumpkin/broth diet. Finally I got it to go away altogether by just well...not eating paleo. I still... (more)
I've been trying to drink coconut milk as part of a shake for breakfast lately, but it's been causing quite a stir in my stomach.. Anyone else having issues with coconut milk acting as a diuretic?
If you're talking about coconut milk, you may just be having trouble dealing with all the fat. It can act as a laxative, not necessarily as a diuretic. You may need to start slowly, then ramp up the fat over time so your body can deal with it. If... (more)
Hi, I have been on paleo for the last 3 years or so. It has been a great experience! I've lost 50 pounds, 3 year long case of heartburn went away, stopped taking antidepressants, etc. In the last 4 weeks i've been getting more and more... (more)
I'm guessing this is some kind of mechanism to stabilize weight? Should I still eat then even if I'm not hungry? Also, my stomach seems to be permanently distended. What's happening?
I have stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea, but probably a stomach bug that is spreading like wildfire where I live. Afraid to eat anything but chicken broth and crackers and bananas, which is what I usually do in this situation. No way to bacon,... (more)
From the literature it seems that almost all cases of GERD/acid reflux occur due to too little acid not too much. I think this is because the stomach needs to contain a certain amount of hydrochloric acid before it shuts the LES. Correct me if I'm... (more)
I was asked today if I was pregnant. I am not pregnant. It was mortifying, but it was not the first time I've been asked this question. I am a size 4/6, 125lbs, 5'4. Not fat, but thin limbed, high-waisted, large-chested, and my lower-stomach is... (more)
I say, "Nope, just fat, but thanks for noticing." I then enjoy the look of horror on their face. Mean, but just desserts for asking such a rude, intruding question.
After 7 weeks of strict paleo (apart from 1 packet of quavers) I had a meal with friends last night and I ate non-paleo. 4 courses and we didn't finish eating till gone 10pm. All night I have kept waking up, feeling wobbly/shaky, very... (more)
I am interested in achieving maximal GI tract health, and I am concerned that I have been continually re-injuring the damage done by 20 years of SAD. I am wondering what the optimal strategy is for restoring gut health as fully as... (more)
The first thing I would do is try to stop the diarrhea completely. When I was occasionally eating gluten I was having problems with diarrhea, but what works for me in a diet of just bananas, applesauce, and mashed pumpkin until you get at least... (more)
Hi everyone. I have a quick question. I can't seem to get rid of my stomach. I'm 5'6 130 pounds and my arms and legs have gotten thin but my stomach just won't seem to get any flatter. I do a mix of cardio and weight lifting. How much more weight... (more)
I have just started week 5 of following a strict paleo diet and I am still having some stomach issues. Before I started eating paleo I was experiencing gurgling in my stomach constantly and I am still having those same issues after I eat. What's... (more)
I seem to be experiencing an odd and quite uncomfortable symptom of not feeling full no matter how much I eat (unless I quite literally eat myself to nausea). I'm certainly getting enough calories, upwards of 3000 due to needing to gain weight.... (more)
After getting Diarrhea from bad dried fruit which lasted two days i fixed it by eating just veg and sum meat ,my digestion cleared up but i was hit with a sudden terrible fatigue , its very strange as i can barely get up the stairs its so bad , it... (more)