Tried the ZC to get rid of GERD. Well, it worked...sort of.
Swallowing trouble: Gone
Burning sensation: Gone
Food coming up: Gone
The problem is it made me severely constipated and in one day I now have a hemorrhoid. I ate:
1lb of grass-fed ground beef Small container of ghee 3 cups of bone broth 5 liters of water
I woke up with a fast heart rate + feeling extremely sick to my stomach. I ate some carrots and a small apple and immediately had to defecate. Diarrhea, of course.
Three questions: do hemorrhoids go away ever, or did I just start a vicious cycle that's going to get have my colon removed or something? I'm fairly certain low-carb does not work for my IBS but does for my GERD; is there any compromise? Anyone else have this happen on ZC or as usual am I just some anomaly that's looking worse and worse by the minute?
asked byJon_11 (1307)
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on June 04, 2012
at 03:28 PM
I would try to find one or two plant foods you can add that don't reactivate the GERD while you adjust to a low-fiber diet. But the priority now is to get rid of the diarrhea. I would try mixing the broth with a can of pumpkin to do that.
I have had hemorrhoids before and have been able to get rid of them without having to eat vegetables for fiber. There are plenty of people here who are on low-fiber diets and who do not have them or constipation. Your gut bacteria need to pick up the slack, but they are damaged right now. Probiotics should be helping. The diarrhea makes it seem like more fiber is the last thing you need though, it seems like you overshot the fat and should try to reduce it a little. Diarrhea is as likely to cause them as constipation. And remember not to try to go when you don't have to go on ZC/VLC- you are not going to have many bowel movements on these diets.
If you do try eating more vegetables, the gentle ones I recommend are
- carrots (shredded or cooked)
on June 04, 2012
at 02:45 PM
You can heal from hemorrhoids, but there will always be the risk of a flare-up. I have to make sure I eat enough fiber, without going overboard. I know it's time to cut back on my veg intake when my stools become too soft or loose. Since cutting out grains, there is much more consistency in my bowel movements. You will have to play with your diet a bit, adding in certain vegetables. Green cabbage (lightly sauteed), kale, spinach, mushrooms, cauliflower, tomatoes, onions, and garlic are the biggest part of my diet.
on December 04, 2013
at 04:05 PM
Very informative and useful article! I appreciate the the effort you have put into your writing. Its clear that you know what you are writing about. In the article Constipation and Hemorrhoids says that the main cause of hemorrhoids is constipation, then you need to keep track of your stool to avoid constipation and everything will be OK. Wish health!
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on June 08, 2012
at 04:56 PM
Melissa was kind enough to point out I don't need to post any more sh*tty threads, ahhahahahaha--ahem! Anyways!
Can a hemorrhoid cause odd shaped stools? Here's a few things to prevent people from being alarmist (hopefully...) Looks like something has pressed on one side of the poo.
Not any difficulty passing now (have IBS working on those issues)
Had a colonoscopy 2 years ago and nothing was find: diagnosed with IBS
I'm hoping the hemorrhoid will go away on it's own, and no surgery will be necessary. When I can reintroduce supplements, I'm going to take some rutin possibly. I've read that will cure hemorrhoids.
on June 04, 2012
at 03:48 PM
Yeah, that's the frustrating thing. Your recommendations for treating the GERD worked in half-a-friggin'-day. My poor gut flora don't know what to do with meat and ghee though it seems.
The nausea from the broth has happened before when it's the last thing I have before going to bed.
Celery and carrots never seemed to bother me much. And, don't laugh, I know from doing the Blood-type diet that pumpkin is a-okay with me for the most part. Questions, do you think that supplementing with gelatin might help with all these gut problems, and should the can of pumpkin be blended into a container (ie. what a couple of bones + water makes) broth or a can per bowl?
To be honest Melissa, I panic. Very easily. And it's likely I forced out stool because I had not gone that entire day despite the fact I had no bloating or stomach pain. Good to know hemorrhoids can resolve on their own though. Thankfully, mine don't hurt that much (external I think).
I'd like to try a rutin supplement for them, but you said no supplements.
Also, this is the probiotic I found (maybe it's the problem): http://www.renewlife.com/ultimate-flora-critical-care-50-billion.html
on June 04, 2012
at 02:57 PM
Here's the thing I don't get. When I first started paleo, I had some GERD/LPR, but my IBS got tremendously better. The GERD started to get better too, and then all of a sudden--wham! Out of nowhere it seems everything spiraled downhill after a month or two of paleo. Originally, my herbalist gave me some probiotics + FOS. They didn't seem to bother me at all. Now, I hear FOS can aggravate IBS. How come it didn't at the time?
Why was I feeling better and then all of a sudden I'm almost as bad as I was on the SAD?
Oh, and turns out Jack Lalane's brother lived to be 97...and didn't act at all like Jack (exercise, nutrition)...turns out genetics might have more to do with my situation than diet ever will.