So my room mate, a chronic sufferer or self diagnosed IBS, wants to try paleo for a couple weeks to a month to try and get some relief. I've done paleo in the past, and have done Whole 30 before, but I've only half assed it since nursing school... (more)
Vegan and vegetarian propagandists claim that red meat and other animal flesh rots in your intestines. Where did they get this idea from? Does animal protein/flesh get fully absorbed by your body? Does it digest more efficiently than fibrous plant... (more)
Hi, I have problems with fatigue, bloating, constipation amongst other things. Tried loads of things, nothing seems to help. Been recently adding 45ml of lactulose and 2.5g of chlorella with each meal every day and 4 grams of triphala (capsule)... (more)
the best advice i ever got from a doctor on this subject (and believe me, there were many) was this: "you just have to commit to making the time to poop." then he went on to tell me how his bowels are normal only if he wakes up early, drinks his... (more)
My boyfriend and I recently moved from Delaware back home to Florida. Since we've been back, we have definitely slipped out of eating paleo, but are trying to head back that direction. My boyfriend has been having very severe lower stomach pain... (more)
So Robin Gibb, member of the Vegan Society, died today from a colon cancer that had spread to his liver. He was 62. Just curious about your thoughts on this? I don't follow celebrity news that well (or at all) but this is not the first time that... (more)
As bad as I think veganism is for the great majority of people, one thing I have noticed over the years is that very few vegans actually remain vegans. I lasted two years, then gave up; despite being skinnier than I'd ever been in my life, I was... (more)
I have had Crohns disease for close a decade now. Oddly enough I'm constipated most of the time as opposed to the common 3-5 times a day diarrhea. On a routine colonscopy I had a few years ago, I had trouble with a new laxative they use. It didn't... (more)
Magnesium attracts water to the bowel, so it might counterract the drying effect of the long transit (and it's a good supplement in its own right for lots of people).
I suffer significantly from slow transit constipation. Today my surgeon informed me that he would like to totally remove my colon attaching the ileum to the rectum (subtotal colectomy with ileo-rectal anastomosis) and maybe (awaiting the outcome... (more)
i believe i am genetically predisposed to the above diseases given family history. i have recently read that a high fat low carb diet invreases risk given slower transit time of feces in the intestinek. correct? what can be done to combat it?
I'm at the age where colonoscopies will become a regular thing, or at least an occasional thing. As prep for the colonoscopy, you drink this liquid which "cleans you out" so they can get a better look. Does anybody know if this wipes out the gut... (more)
Hi, I have a few questions about psyllium husk as a fiber source. I have hypothyroidism and tend to get jammed up, I've taken psyllium husk for years to keep things moving, is that totally going to defeat the paleo purpose? Also, my husband had... (more)
Sorry for the detail, but anyway came back from the toilet and my ass hurts, like a kinda burning. And it came out all mushy. Already woke up today feeling kinda like i had something undigested in my colon. Anyway, yesterday i ate mostly raw... (more)
For a couple of years I've had consistent bloating, which is always most extreme in what I've figured is my colon, on the right side of my abdomen. When it's most inflamed and sausage-like it's usually accompanied by wild gas and gurgling, so it... (more)
Hi there, Paleo has helped with a lot of my symptoms, but not the one that causes me the most grief. Every time I go to the bathroom (once a day, and takes a lot of squatting in order to prompt), afterwards it's like my colon just keeps... (more)
It's a crazy idea, but it just might work ?! In the midst of some colitis pain yesterday, I began thinking about how (at least for my colitis type), some lubrication in the system might ease the pain of an inflamed colon trying to pass waste.... (more)
I was about half way in my 30 day Paleo challenge and doing great! Lost a bit of weight, my energy level was up, AWESOME! Out of no where I ended up getting very sick and in the Hospital with a Bacteria Infection in my Colon (Colitis). Would... (more)
Hi all, my question is how much reliable this colon hydrotherapy treatment is? and What are the benefits it includes comparing to other methods like colon supplements and drugs?
As I have whined about before, I have IBS and my gut goes into a prolonged spasm (like, day-long) after every single #2. I eat low-FODMAP, no eggs or nuts. I eat 3 meals a day, each one comprised of meat or fish, a cooked fibrous veg (chard,... (more)
With IF fasting I simply can not eat enough to function well during the day. I hypothesis about it more on my blog. http://primallykosher.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/intermittnt-fasting-problem/ However will this cause problems in the long run? (more)
As I've written here before, I have IBS which is why I've started Paleo. I am noticing a decrease of bloating on this diet, which is great. However the one symptom that hasn't changed yet is the spasm. My ascending colon (especially where it... (more)
Possible Duplicate: paleo colon cleanse The other day, my massage therapist was telling me about her experience with colonics and how amazing she felt after she had one. She said her weight loss was easier; when she got pregnant she only... (more)
Does death really "begin in the colon?" Ok, that aphorism might be an overstatement- I would more say 'disease' instead of death, cause we're all going to die someday, but I'd rather live that time in a healthy state till the end. After copious... (more)
What do you think on the Diet of Dr Hiromi Shinya. He comes from Japan, now he has practice in the US. His opinion is to have a high vegetable diet. Enzymes are important. And to keep your colon clean. Vegetables should be partly raw. He doing... (more)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?
Paleo and Body Type Theory?