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Cheesy Constipation

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 27, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Why is it that dietary fat can often treat constipation but cheese is notorious for causing it?

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on October 28, 2011
at 05:21 AM

Hi Eugenia, your 2 points may or may not be true, but your introductory sentence creates a logical fallacy.

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on October 27, 2011
at 11:02 PM

I eat tones of all flavors of cheese every day for last 2 decades. No problems at all. The same with the family.

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on October 27, 2011
at 08:04 PM

I second (fourth) Dave S., Matthew, and Melissa. Are you sure it's the cheese?

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on October 27, 2011
at 07:48 PM

I used to eat a block of cheese every day for lunch and never had a problem.

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on October 27, 2011
at 07:16 PM

I have never found cheese to cause any problem.

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on October 27, 2011
at 06:20 PM

I'd like to understand this in a western medicine paradigm.

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on October 27, 2011
at 06:19 PM

Are you referring to the Chinese Traditional Medicine meaning of "damp"?

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on October 27, 2011
at 07:14 PM

That cheese causes constipation may be a myth:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs155

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on October 27, 2011
at 07:48 PM

I used to eat a block of cheese every day for lunch and never had a problem.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19235)

on October 27, 2011
at 07:16 PM

I have never found cheese to cause any problem.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on October 27, 2011
at 08:04 PM

I second (fourth) Dave S., Matthew, and Melissa. Are you sure it's the cheese?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 27, 2011
at 11:02 PM

I eat tones of all flavors of cheese every day for last 2 decades. No problems at all. The same with the family.

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93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

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on October 27, 2011
at 09:39 PM

I happen to think it IS true. It's true in my case.

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on October 27, 2011
at 07:25 PM

Cheese (dairy in general) is also said to increase phlegm and prolong a cold. I'd bet both of these things are related to lactose and/or casein intolerance. I'm slightly lactose intolerant, so if I drink milk or eat soft cheeses, I get phlegmy and digestion problems (both constipation and constipation's equally evil brother, diarrhea). But I can eat hard, aged cheeses (no lactose) with absolutely no problem at all. I can't see what else in cheese specifically would be a cause for constipation.

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on May 23, 2014
at 06:55 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 @Kasra

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on October 27, 2011
at 10:35 PM

Cheese can only cause a constipation if these both are true: 1. The cheese is not hard cheese, and thus it still has lactose in it. 2. You have a Candida or other yeast problem, which eats the lactose you consume, overgrowing itself, creating mucus. As a result, the mucus does not allow your stool to be released.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on October 28, 2011
at 05:21 AM

Hi Eugenia, your 2 points may or may not be true, but your introductory sentence creates a logical fallacy.

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on October 27, 2011
at 05:51 PM

dairy is binding and dampening which is heavy and wet and clogs up your pipes.

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on October 27, 2011
at 06:20 PM

I'd like to understand this in a western medicine paradigm.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on October 27, 2011
at 06:19 PM

Are you referring to the Chinese Traditional Medicine meaning of "damp"?

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on October 27, 2011
at 11:51 PM

I think blood type is a factor-- I don't tolerate it much at all. Not gonna waste my time wondering why it's constipating, it's simply an avoid.

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