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ketogenesis and constipation

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 21, 2011 at 3:33 AM

:-( any suggestions for what you used to address the common side effect of constipation on ketegenic diet? i feel great otherwise!

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on December 21, 2011
at 06:17 PM

Ensuring adequate salt will help with electrolyte balance issues that happen when water is lost quickly. I don't know if that will help constipation, but it's an important thing to know.

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on December 21, 2011
at 02:51 PM

LInk???????????

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on December 21, 2011
at 10:28 AM

Salt was the solution for me. Gelatin and apple cider vinegar work well too.

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on December 21, 2011
at 06:03 AM

I wrote about it here: http://eugenia.queru.com/2011/11/15/fixing-constipation/ Except honey, and the #10 point, everything else is in order to fight constipation.

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on December 21, 2011
at 03:42 AM

constipation? really? for once my being uncommon is a plus!

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on December 21, 2011
at 05:49 AM

Try magnesium malate, Mg is often needed to help the body transition from a standard diet to a more ketogenic one. Also take a probiotic, that helps balance your gut flora, an imbalance of which is a major cause of constipation.

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on December 21, 2011
at 03:40 AM

Eat more fat. Drink more water.

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on December 21, 2011
at 06:26 AM

In the newest Atkin-Book mentions the hint to take one teespoon of salt a day and "all" side effect on ketegenic diet should disappear.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on December 21, 2011
at 06:17 PM

Ensuring adequate salt will help with electrolyte balance issues that happen when water is lost quickly. I don't know if that will help constipation, but it's an important thing to know.

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

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on December 21, 2011
at 02:51 PM

LInk???????????

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on December 22, 2011
at 02:05 PM

Remedy=half cup of fat (ghee, coconut oil, olive oil) with half lime squeezed in!

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on December 21, 2011
at 06:44 AM

A combo of the recs from above have worked for me - more fat, more water, more greens, and Natural Calm morning and night. Probiotics are helpful as well. If you have problems with digestion, digestive enzymes can work wonders.

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on December 21, 2011
at 03:58 AM

A magnesium supplement can work wonders, e.g. Natural Calm.

If you're open to supplementation, that is.

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on December 21, 2011
at 03:56 AM

more fat more greens....sounds like you might be too high in protein

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on May 23, 2014
at 06:56 PM

When you eat cleaner you naturally detoxify. You awaken toxins as your body cleanses itself. Your body's main way to eliminate toxins are via the bowel. Sometimes when you eat cleaner you awaken more toxins than your bowel can handle, which results in constipation. To really enjoy the benefits of a clean diet, get a gravity method colonic to remove the excess toxins and help tone the bowel. Read 'The Raw Food Detox Diet' by Natalia Rose or 'The Body Ecology Diet' by Donna Gates for more information. Peace out @metta

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on December 21, 2011
at 04:11 PM

I would try a 1/4 teaspoon per day before going to sleep of Epsom Salt, the edible kind, dissolved in a glass of water. That should make you regular, and that's what you call "constipation." If not, then you need alternative methods that may require long-term treatment, in case your gut flora is damaged or your glucose intake is insufficient or your colon walls have no moisture.

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