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by 15 · April 15, 2014 at 12:03 AM

I'm not new to Ketogenic dieting or a paleo lifestyle in the least, but I've never had this problem before. Can anyone shed some light? I had a normal, painless bowel movement, but it was extremely black... not thick though. Is this... (more)

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by 0 · November 27, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Hi, whenever I eat nuts, no matter what amount upwards of ~3, no matter whether fresh, roasted or ground, my stool will be very soft and smeary. That, as you can imagine, is ugly. Why could that be? Also, I have a friend to who... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 25, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Nuts are typically binding. Any large quantity will constipate most people. They are also a common allergen and since about 3 nuts isn't enough volume to have major gastrointestinal effects from the fat and fiber, I'm guessing you're reacting... (more)

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by 88 · September 03, 2013 at 5:50 AM

Hey, So while I don't have SIBO or a serious such bacterial overgrowth, I did have a high count for just one strain of bad bacteria: Enterobacter Cloacae, on my Geneva Diagnostics comprehensive digestive and stool analysis test that I had done... (more)

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Hepoberman 0 · September 02, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Avoid Starch. Add FOS. From WIKI: "...FOS serves as a substrate for microflora in the large intestine, increasing the overall gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract) health. It has also been touted as a supplement for preventing yeast infections..." (more)

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by 120 · August 31, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Developed some kind of pathogenic infection in the gut. Alternating between constipation and diahhrea. No foods are staying down and everything comes out of me immediately. Bone Broth hasn't seemed to do the trick either. Fermented foods make it... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · August 31, 2013 at 3:58 PM

2-3 weeks suggests to me that you haven't yet done the rounds with your GP or gastroenterologist yet. I would first see them, they can run basic tests. If that doesn't show anything, a naturopath or other specialist could order more... (more)

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by 43 · June 14, 2013 at 3:20 PM

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 77348 · March 26, 2013 at 2:22 AM

What does that indicate when they appear in your stool? Could that be undigested food? Otherwise its seems formed. Trying to stay in-tune to my digestive health not to TMI, lol

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greymouser 0 · March 12, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Undigested fat is the most common food-related issue that can cause white streaks in the stool. Other possible issues include less common issues like mucus, parasites, etc.

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by 11664 · March 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM

I have IBS with bloating and cramping as the major symptoms. I did a hydrogen breath test for SIBO many years ago which came back negative. Last year my naturopath ordered a comprehensive stool parasitology, which showed no dysbiosis. I... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · March 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM

No, it is my understanding that a stool test is a glimpse of what is happening in the large intestine, not small. However, what he responded does make sense on a purely logical level. Not sure if he is accurate, but I almost buy it ;) I think... (more)

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by 608 · November 20, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Hey Paleo Hacks, I recently got my Metametrix Stool Test Results back and I was hoping someone could help me interpret them. From what I can tell I do not have enough good bacteria and I have Aeromonas Sp. Overgrowth. The high triglycerides and... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · November 20, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Have you had any success? I recently found out that I also have an aeromonas infection. My ND put me on a combination of Tanalbit and oregano oil, and I don't think it's working, even though I've been taking lots of probioitcs and fermented... (more)

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by 5 · February 21, 2013 at 3:19 AM

So I've been paleo for over a year now, and one of the biggest concerns I've noticed from new paleo-ers is that they can't get enough fiber. I've got the direct opposite issue; too much, way too much. Loose stool all day every day. I don't feel... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · February 21, 2013 at 3:19 AM

My stools are also often loose, and a quantity of green leafy stuff usually goes right through me (sorry for the TMI). I am also sensitive to fiber but other things can set off my digestion too. I have found that some sweet potato with skin... (more)

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by 25 · February 10, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Ok, I'm roughly two weeks into paleo and for the last four days have had horrible stomach pain and the last two days my stool is a dark green color. No diarrhea, though have used the restroom frequently. The first week i felt great, felt thinner... (more)

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Fang 0 · February 09, 2013 at 11:27 PM

ewwwwwww nope your going to die!! ewww

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by 10 · February 08, 2013 at 4:03 AM

I've been eating a lot of grass fed beef lately, like a pound a day usually and I freaking love it.. finally I'm full on paleo. However, now my stool looks really messed up. It's like dark yellow color and has a bunch of what looks like white... (more)

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bryce_2 0 · February 08, 2013 at 4:03 AM

cool thanks for the help

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by 1401 · January 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

This queston is not really relevant to my situation right now because I only ever ate quinoa once last year, but I still want to see how many of you experienced what I did when I did eat it. So I boiled the quinoa on the stove with water until... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Short answer: no. Longer answer: it's not the worst grain or pseudo-grain you could eat. Suggestion: just skip the grains and pseudo-grains. There's so many better paleo friendly sources of dense, starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes, sweet... (more)

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by 820 · March 12, 2013 at 11:22 AM

i've been on a moderate carb paleo diet for a couple of weeks now and haven't had one normal bowel movement. when i was on a high carb diet with lots of pasta and soda my turdies were always bulky and perfect. also, do the loose turdies mean i'm... (more)

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Crystal_3 0 · January 15, 2013 at 4:05 AM

Depending how loose your turdies are! If they are watery then there's probably something up. When they are smooth and easy to pass (rather than those big stonking bread turds) then you're eating well.

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by 820 · December 13, 2012 at 1:00 AM

i've always heard that floating stool is a sign of malabsorption and this has be worried. i rarely have diarrhea and my stool is usually a normal color and texture. my only concern is that it will often float for a minute or two before sinking. is... (more)

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Christina_13 0 · December 13, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I have heard that it floats if you eat a lot of fat, because, as you know, fat and water do not mix very well, so while the fat is still in the stool, it will float, and once the fat disperses out of it, into the water, the rest will sink! How is... (more)

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by 820 · February 04, 2013 at 5:22 AM

i've been on a high fat paleo diet for a couple of months now. my turdies are always a healthy color and texture but they usually float for about 30 seconds before sinking (sometimes they don't sink at all and sometimes they sink immediately).... (more)

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Jay_26 0 · January 21, 2013 at 1:37 AM

From what I could flush out (haha) of the information I found online, it sounds like floating can be caused by mal-absorption or excess gas due to the activity of bacteria in the digestive system. I wouldn't be too concerned whether it sinks or... (more)

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by 487 · November 20, 2012 at 6:10 PM

My rectum hurts/burns like a hell, and i have been passing white stools, what is wrong with me ? Any advice is much appreciated

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 20, 2012 at 4:42 PM

See a doctor as soon as possible.

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by 40 · November 10, 2013 at 4:13 AM

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 · October 12, 2012 at 2:41 AM

WHAT COULD I DO REGARDING THE TITLE. THANK YOU. RICHARD.

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MiMintzer 0 · October 12, 2012 at 2:41 AM

It's possible to have constipation while having loose stools. (The constipated material dries and shrinks while the loose material passes through around it.) Constipation can cause headaches. My son often had these symptoms when he was much... (more)

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by 1 · July 27, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I’ve been following paleo (about 98%) for nearly 3 weeks now. My sugar and grain intake have been negligible. My milk intake has been almost negligible. I’ve also eliminated the night shades. Other than having lost about 4 lbs. I don’t feel... (more)

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Dru 0 · July 27, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Thanks, Todd B., the reference to the article addressing the fiber/grains study answered the doubts.

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by 4176 · July 14, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Is this just conventional wisdom?

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Chinaeskimo 0 · July 14, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I eat a lot of fiber, and if I take pain medicine, it doesn't matter how much fiber I eat, I get hard dry painful stool and need to take a stool softener. So this makes me wonder how much fiber actually softens stools and why the stool softener... (more)

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by 53 · July 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM

So , I ate spinach yesterday. I believe that it has caused the loose stool I am having since last night. What may have caused this is perhaps, fiber or am I allergic ? Please help !

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Its probably nothing so don't worry too much. Produce can have microbes ranging from mild to severe. If your diarrhea gets really bad, call your doctor. Otherwise just eat bananas and rice for today and see if you improve.

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by 5 · February 14, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Ive been eating paleo for 3 months now. Almost gave up at the beginning because it gave me bad stomach cramps and diarrhea for 10 days. I finally went on a one day, saltine and ginger ale diet and was back to normal. However, I've been studying... (more)

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dnkpaleogirl 0 · February 14, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Been doing Paleo for about a month....having some issues in Poop Dept. Start taking a fiber supplement...I went from going daily to going once a week(it seems like).....I don't like it...but I feel OK.

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by 3737 · June 07, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Since going Paleo I have very normal stool but when I added ~20 hour water fasts I'm getting loose stools a few hours after eating the first meal afterwards. This is normal I presume, from lack of fiber during the day?

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dzone 0 · June 07, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Yeap! may be it is because you haven't eat anything from last 20 hr. Don't worry it's normal. http://goo.gl/O5CEC

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by 1019 · May 29, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Been Paleo for about 6 weeks. When I first started, I had fewer bowel movements but they were usually dark in color and solid/clearing movements. I'm still having solid/clearing movements generally, but lately they have been orange in color. This... (more)

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Daphne 0 · May 29, 2012 at 1:03 PM

This is not poop hackers...and no I did not look.

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by 6218 · September 15, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I was curious how accurate people found Enterolab, how many used it, and how helpful it was? My husband and I did the testing for different reasons. I was barely symptomatic but some occasional constipation IBS type issues. My husband had... (more)

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Beckyg612 0 · September 15, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I recently completed the full gluten sensitivity and other food sensitivity panel from EnteroLab and came out with immunological reactions to absolutely everything they tested (gluten, chicken eggs, milk (casein), soy, corn, oats, almond,... (more)