I had an intestinal resection surgery once and ever since, I have to go the bathroom 1-4 times per day. The worst part about is that I often get the urge to go 30 minutes after my last bathroom visit. I'm currently taking probiotics,... (more)
I bought some Knox gelatin, intending to just try it, after reading a few people say it had helped them with sleep, pain, fatigue, and weight loss. I've been mostly Paleo AIP for a couple of months now, and using bone broth every day, all because... (more)
A friend emailed me a link to this SkinnyMe Tea (Melbourne, Australia based) website asking if it would be a good idea to give it a try. These were my thoughts and I want to know if they are correct or not. It utilises a shrub called a Senna... (more)
Hell yes! Laxative abuse is contiguous with purging and anorexia. People die from this behaviour.
This question is for my mother 51y/o 5'5" 200 lbs, she is doing a ketogenic paleo diet, but she has problems going to the bathroom, my mother has use LOTS of laxatives in the past, and now she stop taking them, its difficult for her to go to the... (more)
My niece an nephew (twins) went through potty training several months ago, however, they both were experiencing some issue with passing BMs. This caused them some stomach cramps and constipation. Of course the pediatrician recommended they... (more)
Hi there, sauerkraut juice contains a lot of lactic acid, some salt and hopefully very dedicated bacteria strains. But whenever I drink a small cup of it, it punches my gut like it was fermented by chuck norris himself... Does the body... (more)
It's classic 'die-off' (read Herxheimer reaction) from dead yeast and bacterial cells as they pass through the body. You're just killing off some critters, and as they die they release endotoxins which can make you feel ill. The gut reacts with... (more)
I recently went fiber-free, total carnivore, seemed to work great for my bowels until I ate cheese. Cheese has always bound me up, so I shoulda known better, it's my own fault. But anyway, now I need a laxative. I promise, this is the last time... (more)
So like a weenie, I caved to the yearly cookie extravaganza at my job and devoured several chocolate chip cookies. this after 6 solid months gluten free. I am severely bloated and cannot pass stool since Monday. Im thinking about taking a... (more)
I cannot recommend enough a tablespoon or two of either lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar in a pint glass. Fill halfway with hot water and then add cool water to the point where you can pound it. Pound first thing in the morning on an empty... (more)
I seem to be sensitive to sources of MCT oil, like coconut milk. Too much, and a laxative effect is a sure bet. Is the laxative effect something that fades away after a period? Any idea what causes it? I know that MCT oil has antibiotic... (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)
I have heard both that Miralax (aka Polyethylene Glycol) is a benign laxative and that it actually damages the gut flora. How severely does Miralax affect gut flora?