I've been paleo for about two months now. The first two weeks I was having a bowel movement everyday which was a first for me. After two weeks I modified the diet to treat candida and eliminated starches and fruit. For the last month and a half I've been on this strict diet and have been constipated every single day of it. I also began to develop gerd like symptoms. I don't get hungry anymore and it feels like food is trying to come up my throat. So I decided to try hcl. The first day I took them I thought the problem was solved. I felt incredible. I had energy and just felt great and I got hungry really quick. After the first day it just went back to shit again. I've experimented with dosage but nothing works. I then tried digestive enzymes with the same effect! The first day, I had energy and thought this must be it. Again, after the first day, the pills had no effect. Anyone have a similar experience? Thanks.
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on January 22, 2013
at 01:01 PM
You need to eat all kinds of foods. Candida should be already subsided after 1.5 months of this strict regiment. Go back to normal Paleo (add starches/fruits up to 100 gr of net carbs per day, but increase these slowly), and consider to add home-made goat kefir (very potent), along other fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut (and bone broth). A normal paleo diet and kefir should put candida to its place in the long run.
on February 19, 2013
at 04:05 PM
Fat and lots of leafy greens helps when I have similar problems. I have a theory that digestive enzymes back things up moreso, because they break down the food more quickly than it would be broken down naturally, so maybe the system gets overwhelmed. But that is just a myth of mine!
Also, abdominal massages and lots of stretching helps. I know that since I sit a lot doing school work and going to class, my abdominal area is always kind of compacted.
At least for me, the stress I cause myself worrying about the constipation makes it even worse! So, try your best to relax, and if you are eating right, your body will have to get rid of the waste eventually!