Since birth i have had major digestive problems, when i was 7 i went 6 weeks without a bowel movement. From about the age of 10 through to 18 my bowel movement frequency was about once every 3-4 days. I've been eating real food (eggs, fish, meat, vegetables, tubers, fruit) for about 18 months now and my digestion has improved slightly (bowel movement every 2 days) but i feel it is less than optimal even though the stool is large, firm and light brown (sometimes its very loose though).
I occasionaly get intense bloating that seems to correlate with nut consumption (intolerance). i don't eat nuts anymore but i got really bad bloating last week that subsided after a bowel movement. In the days running up to this bloating, i upped my fiber intake.
Could this be dysbiosis, lack of fiber or is my digestion permanently impaired because of my problems from birth ?
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I had IBS-D for the last 10 years, but in the beginning of going Paleo, I got constipation (both a SIBO/dysbiosis problem). This is how I overcame it: http://eugenia.queru.com/2011/11/15/fixing-constipation/ Hint: The magic food here is home-made goat kefir.