I am having issues with constipation eating paleo. Any suggestions?
Are you drinking enough water and getting a good probiotic balance? I found that when my probiotic balance was bad, I would eat tons of fiber, drink a lot, but nothing was getting broken down well enough and my poo would just take forever to... (more)
Turmeric greatly improves my sluggish digestion and impossible constipation, and I take a tablespoon with each meal. It is a fact that certain spices such as cinnamon and cloves can cause significant liver damage if used in excess. How much... (more)
Always take your turmeric with black pepper. I honestly would not worry too much about turmeric and hepatotoxicity. But if you're worried about it, take magnesium. Magnesium is good for the liver AND improves digestion and pooping.
Hi there, I just wanted some advice from people on treating symptoms associated with an overgrowth of Streptococcus SIBO. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 18 months ago but despite following a strict paleo diet (so... (more)
Types 1 and 2 on the chart below indicate constipation. If you have type 1 & 2 movements every morning, can you be considered constipated?How did modern cavemen manage to survive without classifying their... (more)
Yes, you can be non-constipated, and have effortless daily bowel movements, but with hard, dry stool.I experienced this myself recently, and found that caffeine was causing the problem.
I've been having digestive problems for about 2 years, after picking up a parasite and virus in Mexico. Before then, I was vegan (occasionally some eggs), pretty high-carb, and alcoholic (so more stress on digestive system). I have symptoms... (more)
Hi all, I'm blessed with good health with the exception of constipation. I'm trying to follow the Cure Your Constipation protocol and go with bone broth only for a week to heal my gut. I'm new at this so your suggestions are... (more)
I like to use bones from grass fed cows that have some meat on them. Ask him about the source of the dog bones, if they are from grass fed I don't see a problem. Woof.
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)
Hi all, I am looking for a LONG TERM paleo-friendly hack for my constipation. My goal is to eat "real" food and not worry about "unnatural" interventions to poop. What do you guys recommend? To make a long story short, I need to wean... (more)
I have been doing some research, and for my non-chronic constipation, I think I want to try (in addition to proper hydration): 1) Milk of magnesia 2) More probiotics like Greek yogurt (is kefir better? I can only find commercial... (more)
I've been constipated - well more like irregular bowel movements - for nearly 4 years now. My diet has changed drastically over the years; i have tried many diets like low FODMAPs, Paleo, Elimination Diet, Candida diet and often multiple of... (more)
I started the Paleo diet two weeks ago and I have not lost any weight, but actually gained weight around the abdominal area, became constipated and bloated. Like literally I look pregnant. I had IBS before starting the Paleo diet but my... (more)
TLDR? I lack appetite, have some indigestion, slow peristalsis maybe? It's been getting better with Paleo but I want to feel hungry again! What can I do to get hungry and increase my caloric intake? I follow a mostly PHD-inspired diet.... (more)
Paleo 60 days... Doing great. Still working on some digestive issues (lifetime issues with gas, bloating and constipation)so digging for more info. Uncover the discussions on fodmaps (what, no avocado??) and night shades (what, no tomatoes?)...... (more)
Hi all, I am two months into my paleo pregnancy and feeling amazing! No nausea or food aversions, and great energy. When not pregnant, I am very regular after years of constipation- but need a super high dose probiotic to help with that. I also... (more)
Hello - my first time posting here. I have been doing the Whole30 for 20 days. Here is what I am experiencing. I feel like I'm all over the place. The entire process has been rather discouraging. I would love some advice or guidance on what I can... (more)
I have had problems with irregularity for most of my life (not just on paleo). When I first went paleo last year (have almost been paleo one full year now) I noticed I became more regular right away but I still am not going on a daily basis. My... (more)
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)
Hi there. My mum has sjogrens syndrome, the main symptoms for her being dry eyes, dry mouth, tiredness and brain fog (I think). After a good experience for me back in 2007 eliminating grains for a while to help get over glandular fever and get... (more)
I have been doing strict Paleo for the last 4 weeks. The only exceptions -- daily -- 1 scoop whey protein powder after and/or between CrossFit WODs, morning coffee, and sugar free chewing gum -- None of this is new to my diet, either. Before... (more)
Hi there, I have IBS and anxiety. Doctor just tried me on a low dose of Zoloft (sertraline, an SSRI) for the anxiety, but it's making me extremely constipated. He said to give it 2 weeks for side effects to subside, but I'm on day 9 and... (more)
I was recently having some mild constipation, and about a week ago I was a friend's house and after looking at the ingredients on "Ezekiel bread," had 2 slices of it toasted with a side of scambled eggs at breakfast. THe ingredients aren't great,... (more)
What are some natural alternatives to OTC stool softeners? Not laxatives. I've searched and found lots of suggestions for ways to relieve constipation, but these things have a laxative effect. What foods/herbs/supplements/whatever have a legit... (more)
I've been eating and living primally for the past couple of years, but my wife just started about a month ago. She began because she was getting very sick and needed to go on an autoimmune protocol (no nightshades, eggs, gluten, chocolate, dairy,... (more)
I have had similar experiences... I fixed mine by cutting down on insoluble fiber and bumping up soluble fiber like sweet potatoes and avocado. If I do have insoluble fiber in my meal I make sure to include soluble as well. Who knew daily snacking... (more)
Hi all! Hoping you can help me, as I'm a little confused about Natural Calm. I have struggled with constipation issues, for about 20 years. I have been diagnosed with IBS-C, and pelvic floor dysfunction (after 3 kids). I also have some nerve... (more)
Hi folks, I switched to the Paleo diet about 4 weeks ago. Initially I started changing my dietary habits because of skin problems which then got better. But since I??ve always been a little underweight it first was and still is a bit challenging... (more)