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fiber-free laxative for cheese cheater?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 04, 2011 at 3:56 PM

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 I'll ever have cheese! Or any other dairy - they always spelled trouble for me, but now without fiber I'm really worried. Please help!

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

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on March 25, 2012
at 12:51 AM

Love smooth move tea- totally reliable and still gentle.

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on January 02, 2012
at 04:56 AM

I'm late to this one, but be careful with senna. The times I've had senna tea at full strength I ended up nearly fainting on the bathroom floor from wicked stomach cramps, chills, nausea, etc. No exaggeration -- I'm okay with a quick steep of 90 seconds but if it goes to two minutes strong I suffer.

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on October 05, 2011
at 08:41 AM

Should also mention that if I do have a migraine that sneaks through (like if I forget to take magnesium :) ) I have been also playing around with zinc and 5HTP with some success. It appears that 5HTP acts similarly in the body as the migraine medicine I was prescribed. I use it as a treatment, not a preventative, so taken only if I feel a migraine coming on. It's still a relatively new idea for me, so I don't want to guarantee success or anything, and it shouldn't be used along with migraine meds. See here: http://www.raysahelian.com/triptan.html

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on October 05, 2011
at 08:25 AM

I've been using it for years. Migraine sufferers tend to have low levels of magnesium (and as I found out lately, possibly high levels of copper.) Taken daily, it's a pretty effective preventative. There are some abstracts like Maj linked, but also Dr. McCleary recommends it in the Brain Trust Program. Also, here: http://books.google.com/books?id=07tmYu4g7VYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=magnesium+solution&hl=en&ei=ERSMTuv_NKqpsQKnvJzaBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CFEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 05, 2011
at 06:52 AM

Yes, you can go lower, but if you need fast release, take large doses.

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on October 05, 2011
at 02:41 AM

I'm a fan of the tea option too. My fave is Get Regular by YogiTea. There are other options, esp in the ethinic aisles/stores. Teas that say "slimming" or "dieter's" tea usually have the pooping herbs in 'em -- look for Senna or Malva as an ingredient. The teas that matt H and I like also contain additional herbs to soothe the, uh, process. For me the tea takes about 12 hours, but some people get results within 2.

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at 02:27 AM

Rogue is right. And for anyone interested, a gram is about a **1/4 *tea* spoon** - best taken at hourly intervals. I wouldn't try taking 2 tablespoons of vitamin C at once.

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on October 05, 2011
at 12:03 AM

Magnesium malate

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 04, 2011
at 06:30 PM

Yes, take ascorbic acid "to bowel tolerance"-meaning, take about a gram at a time until you have a bowel movement...the dose will vary greatly from person to person.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 04, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Yes, total carnivore diet has reduced stool volume. Its nothing to worry about.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 04, 2011
at 05:41 PM

MgSO4 can be used oraly for laxative effect, its very cheap and you can buy it in any pharmacy.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 04, 2011
at 05:39 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8984087?dopt=Abstract

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 04, 2011
at 05:38 PM

Mg is used extensively for all types of migraines. MgS is used even IV and reduces pain almost 100% in 80% of the subjects, even those with clusters.

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on October 04, 2011
at 05:36 PM

This is the first I've heard of magnesium for migraines. Where did you find out about this? What does it do for you?

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on October 04, 2011
at 05:35 PM

Magnesium oxide also works well from what I hear, if you can't find magnesium citrate. As reported elsewhere in this thread, chelated magnesium doesn't seem to have the same effect.

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on October 04, 2011
at 05:33 PM

Magnesium oxide works well from what I hear, if you don't have chelated magnesium handy.

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7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on October 04, 2011
at 04:33 PM

A good heaping teaspoon of Natural Calm always works well as a laxative for me! That or something else with magnesium citrate in it might help you.

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

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on October 04, 2011
at 05:33 PM

Magnesium oxide works well from what I hear, if you don't have chelated magnesium handy.

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

(3499)

on October 04, 2011
at 05:35 PM

Magnesium oxide also works well from what I hear, if you can't find magnesium citrate. As reported elsewhere in this thread, chelated magnesium doesn't seem to have the same effect.

3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

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on October 05, 2011
at 12:03 AM

Magnesium malate

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7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on October 04, 2011
at 04:02 PM

First of all, relax. You'll probably be back to normal in a day or two, and don't really need to take a laxative (or to make promises to a bunch of strangers on the internet that you'll never eat something again.)

You could try drinking a cup or two of black coffee, though.

Edit: Cheese can have a constipating effect, but it's also possible that it's actually your recent shift to a "total carnivore" diet that's causing your problem. The fact that you've also recently eaten some cheese might be a coincidence.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 04, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Yes, total carnivore diet has reduced stool volume. Its nothing to worry about.

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7f7069fc4d8d2456cec509d0f9e9bb34

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on October 04, 2011
at 06:04 PM

Smooth Move tea. Good for this occasional kind of thing and more reliable than ODing on magnesium.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on October 05, 2011
at 02:41 AM

I'm a fan of the tea option too. My fave is Get Regular by YogiTea. There are other options, esp in the ethinic aisles/stores. Teas that say "slimming" or "dieter's" tea usually have the pooping herbs in 'em -- look for Senna or Malva as an ingredient. The teas that matt H and I like also contain additional herbs to soothe the, uh, process. For me the tea takes about 12 hours, but some people get results within 2.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on January 02, 2012
at 04:56 AM

I'm late to this one, but be careful with senna. The times I've had senna tea at full strength I ended up nearly fainting on the bathroom floor from wicked stomach cramps, chills, nausea, etc. No exaggeration -- I'm okay with a quick steep of 90 seconds but if it goes to two minutes strong I suffer.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on March 25, 2012
at 12:51 AM

Love smooth move tea- totally reliable and still gentle.

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2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

on March 25, 2012
at 12:39 AM

definitely magnesium...the reason you get constipated is because of the higher ratio of calcium to magnesium in dairy...so its best to just create a better balance instead of relying on herbal bowl stimulants like senna. also you might want to consider just eating higher magnesium foods when you eat dairy or eating less constipating forms of dairy like yogurt or cottage cheese. if you are craving calcium eat carrots :)! cottage cheese with pumpkin seeds and carrots is probably one of my favorite less paleo snacks

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41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on October 04, 2011
at 04:47 PM

Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Hydroxide (aka Milk of Magnesia) or Magnesium Citrate.

Stay away from most of the chelates tho (Magnesium Aspartate, etc). I take them for migraines specifically because they don't have the effect you're looking for.

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

(3499)

on October 04, 2011
at 05:36 PM

This is the first I've heard of magnesium for migraines. Where did you find out about this? What does it do for you?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 04, 2011
at 05:39 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8984087?dopt=Abstract

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 04, 2011
at 05:38 PM

Mg is used extensively for all types of migraines. MgS is used even IV and reduces pain almost 100% in 80% of the subjects, even those with clusters.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on October 05, 2011
at 08:25 AM

I've been using it for years. Migraine sufferers tend to have low levels of magnesium (and as I found out lately, possibly high levels of copper.) Taken daily, it's a pretty effective preventative. There are some abstracts like Maj linked, but also Dr. McCleary recommends it in the Brain Trust Program. Also, here: http://books.google.com/books?id=07tmYu4g7VYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=magnesium+solution&hl=en&ei=ERSMTuv_NKqpsQKnvJzaBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CFEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 04, 2011
at 05:41 PM

MgSO4 can be used oraly for laxative effect, its very cheap and you can buy it in any pharmacy.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on October 05, 2011
at 08:41 AM

Should also mention that if I do have a migraine that sneaks through (like if I forget to take magnesium :) ) I have been also playing around with zinc and 5HTP with some success. It appears that 5HTP acts similarly in the body as the migraine medicine I was prescribed. I use it as a treatment, not a preventative, so taken only if I feel a migraine coming on. It's still a relatively new idea for me, so I don't want to guarantee success or anything, and it shouldn't be used along with migraine meds. See here: http://www.raysahelian.com/triptan.html

1
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 04, 2011
at 04:33 PM

The best laxative is Vitamin C.

Take 2 tablespoons of powder and wait 2 hours.

It will also clear all toxins in the gut.

Works similarly as lactulose with added benefits. If you don't get laxative effect after 2 tablespoons, take another 2.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 05, 2011
at 06:52 AM

**hej there asdfasdfasdffsf

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on October 05, 2011
at 02:27 AM

Rogue is right. And for anyone interested, a gram is about a **1/4 *tea* spoon** - best taken at hourly intervals. I wouldn't try taking 2 tablespoons of vitamin C at once.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 05, 2011
at 06:52 AM

**asdfasf** sdafasdf

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 05, 2011
at 06:52 AM

!asf! asdf sdf sdf

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 04, 2011
at 06:30 PM

Yes, take ascorbic acid "to bowel tolerance"-meaning, take about a gram at a time until you have a bowel movement...the dose will vary greatly from person to person.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 05, 2011
at 06:52 AM

Yes, you can go lower, but if you need fast release, take large doses.

0
3f11b5fda91063846bba45daac3541bd

(1186)

on October 04, 2011
at 11:12 PM

Aloe Vera gel may be another option. Not sure if it's totally fiber-free.

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on October 04, 2011
at 07:16 PM

I'm surprised no one mentioned experiences with one of their first really high fat meals (for me, it was downing a cup of heavy cream before lifting). Needless to say, a large serving of fat, coconut oil works the best, will really get things going. Couple that with some coffee about 15min later, and you'll be cleaned out in 2-4 hours.

Really cleaned out.

0
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on October 04, 2011
at 04:46 PM

Xylitol is fairly effective for some people.

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on October 04, 2011
at 04:04 PM

I agree with Olivia's black coffee. What works for me is a couple spoonfuls of coconut oil a day in the morning and my Enzymatic Therapy Pearls...or any probiotic that works for you.

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