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hack my poop :)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 18, 2011 at 3:53 PM

I know there are lots of poop questions on here but none of them really help me out.

I've brought this up before when I first started Paleo and had people telling me to up my carbs, up my fats, lower my fats, lower my protein, eat stems, etc., lots of different and conflicting advice, as it goes on PH, I know, but basically, I'm at a loss with this.

Does anyone else deal with this on a regular basis and what have you done to help it?

My main concern is that I'm damaging my colon!

I've been Paleo since February 2011, and since I started I have no had solid movements. I always had stomach issues, but they kind of cycled, I definitely had what I would call "healthy" movements, cycled with IBS type stuff.

Since paleo, no such luck. I basically have a "pile" every morning, certainly does not seem healthy. I have cut out dairy and booze, still no better.

I eat only high quality meats, fish and vegetables, very little fruit, if at all. Fats are avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, a few nuts. I don't think I'm getting too much or too little fat or too much or too little of anything, really. I eat starchy vegetables too and a variety or vegetables, so not always eating the same thing.

I've tried probiotics, magnesium, psyllium husks, digestive enzymes.

Literally, the only time I had a solid movement was when I cheated and ate a wrap with a flour tortilla.

Is wheat (or grain) the only thing that will bind? This is ridiculous!

And did Paleo man have loose stool all the time??

And does solid stool=healthy stool?

I'm really tired of it but I'm not going back to eating grains.

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on July 17, 2012
at 11:10 PM

agree. especially since I started this one.

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on July 17, 2012
at 05:49 PM

auto correct... "try it NOW bc I'm pregnant"

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on July 17, 2012
at 05:49 PM

I don't know what POTS is but that's interesting about the salt. Are they just called "salt tablets?" I probably wouldn't try it no abc I'm pregnant and don't need extra salt but maybe after. I have, oddly, had a little bit of improvement in bowel movements this week and the only difference is I'm eating yogurt, but who knows. I've tried that before and it didn't help..seems like the improvement is totally random.

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on July 17, 2012
at 04:26 PM

I've noticed the same thing - when I'm too strict on Paleo, poop <> good. When I add some things like rice and potatoes (more rice than potatoes) I feel more solid.

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on February 21, 2012
at 03:36 PM

so an avocado, some nuts and some oils is too much fat? I thought we were supposed to eat copies amounts of fat...I don't know what to think anymore.

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on February 21, 2012
at 03:34 PM

I'm definitely suffering from anxiety but it's been going on so long I can't really say.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on February 13, 2012
at 03:13 PM

I would stay away from buckwheat and potatoes and just do rice once every morning cooked in broth. Buckwheat and potatoes are a little less easy ont he stomach.

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on February 13, 2012
at 09:23 AM

Melissa, I just read your blog post and it sounds very good to me. I've noticed that rice seems to help, so I'm going to start adding rice / potatoes / buckwheat at more meals. Do you eat these at each meal, or just once a day? I am SO SICK of spending so much time in the bathroom!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on February 12, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Though for me, gelatin fixed my poop before I tried fruit.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on February 12, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Good point, Nance. I'm now a fruit advocate too :). 6 apples a day = better sleep, unlimited energy and better libido. Thanks!

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on September 08, 2011
at 09:50 PM

I'll try it, can't hurt! Thanks!

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on August 22, 2011
at 04:44 PM

YW, Lauren. Good luck!

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on August 21, 2011
at 04:26 PM

Lauren, maybe you should try cutting them back for a week or so, and then slowly increasing the fats again and see if that helps. Sometimes the body just needs a re-set. Also, I have the exact same problem whenever I try to supplement with fish oils. My body wants me to eat my fats, not take them.

Bbb65dfde2b925e334048eb6438b3950

on August 19, 2011
at 09:35 AM

Vitamin C can cause osmotic diarrhea. It draws fluids out into the lumen of the colon, which causes diarrhea. The oranges I put in my morning smoothie was the main cause of my constant diarrhea when I was on raw food a couple of years ago. I dont know how coffe works but I´m guessing it promotes peristalsis because I get an urge to go like 10 min after my morning coffe, which is a very recent addition to my diet. Also I think it loosens the stool.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 18, 2011
at 09:10 PM

yeah, sweet potatoes are a stealth irritant IMHO. They are considered a "safe carb" but they mess up a lot of people's stomachs.

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on August 18, 2011
at 08:55 PM

interesting!! thanks!

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on August 18, 2011
at 08:49 PM

To answer the question "does solid stool = healthy stool" check out the Bristol Stool Scale. Most things I've read say that if you are anything other than type 3 or 4 for more than a few days in a row, that is not healthy.

C491ff8ce20d5c17f8f7ff94392a9570

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on August 18, 2011
at 08:04 PM

I have the exact same experience.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on August 18, 2011
at 07:38 PM

coffee could do it, its a sure way to hit the bathroom for alot of people!! The food diary might help, you'd be surprised how you can go to the 3rd day and see a problem, especially if its the same foods. Good luck!! there is hope!

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on August 18, 2011
at 07:31 PM

Thanks Albert. Seems like the consensus might be to lower fats, which is a shame because don't fats help with weight loss? Well no matter. And to those other questions, yes indeed, I AM stronger, higher energy, ridiculously positive, mentally sharp! The change is miraculous. But, I do have occasional discomfort, gas, gurgling, and I know I have hemorrhoids...so maybe I'm not "fine" in that dept. It's all experimentation I guess. I just find it odd that I "bulked up" when I ate wheat. It made me mad. Because aren't we not supposed to be tolerant of wheat?

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on August 18, 2011
at 07:26 PM

I eat tons of vegetables, there's no way I'm not getting enough fiber. Too much fat, maybe...but what's too much? I cook with coconut oil or butter, eat some avocados and nuts, but I don't feel I overdo it, but maybe I can't tolerate even that much. Who knows. Flushing twice indeed, and don't forget toilet paper waste, I'm single handedly wiping out (pun intended) the forests. Oh it's funny as much as it is frustrating. Thanks Ashley.

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on August 18, 2011
at 07:24 PM

See that's my whole issue/question..if we aren't meant to eat grains, then why do they make our poop firmer and more desirable? :)

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on August 18, 2011
at 07:22 PM

8 YEARS! Oh dear Kelly, I'm sorry! I have had 2 colonoscopies in the past 2 years (before Paleo) and all they found were internal hemorrhoids which can't really be treated. No family history of gut issues that I know of. I was eating dairy but I gave it up to see if this would get better..nope! I should keep a food diary I guess. Next to go is going to be coffee, but this never bothered me before Paleo, but probably because I was eating bread with the coffee, binding and moving...:) I'll check out GAPS, thanks... Thanks for your response!

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on August 18, 2011
at 07:19 PM

yeah I might cut out the coconut oil too and see what happens.. I wish acupuncture would work for me, I've tried a million times for a million different things, I don't think it works (for me). Glad to know I'm not the only one suffering :) Not that I'm glad you all are suffering but the camaraderie is nice...

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on August 18, 2011
at 05:21 PM

Periodically I take NOWfoods Super enzymes. When I do, I have the "pile" issue as well. When I stop the enzymes for a couple days. Everything returns to solid. Strange.

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:51 PM

Some people are sensitive to coconut oil. You could eliminate (ha!) that for a while and see if anything changes? If you eat lots of raw veggies, that can do it too. Too many raw veggies give me 'fluffy poos'.

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:31 PM

@JulesK7, accupuncture helped me tremendously, if you have inflammation especially (they use an infrared light which heats the area) super soothing!! Im trying to get my hands on one for home

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:21 PM

I've been paleo about a year, and just started having this issue a few months ago :( Still feeling better than when I was eating grains, but I miss normal poo :( I'm considering trying acupuncture.

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:06 PM

I have this same EXACT problem! I was kind of hesitant to bring it up, but I'm glad you posted this..hopefully we can figure something out!

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 18, 2011
at 04:21 PM

My latest post on my blog was about this. I struggled with loose stool a lot on strict paleo and it subsided when I would eat an apple sauce/banana/pumpkin/broth diet. Finally I got it to go away altogether by just well...not eating paleo. I still eat meat and fish as a major part of my diet, but rice is a big part of my diet now too. I wonder if there is some other solution though. Some people I know have had success with fermented vegetables and supplementing butter oil.

C491ff8ce20d5c17f8f7ff94392a9570

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on August 18, 2011
at 08:04 PM

I have the exact same experience.

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on August 18, 2011
at 07:24 PM

See that's my whole issue/question..if we aren't meant to eat grains, then why do they make our poop firmer and more desirable? :)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on February 13, 2012
at 03:13 PM

I would stay away from buckwheat and potatoes and just do rice once every morning cooked in broth. Buckwheat and potatoes are a little less easy ont he stomach.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on February 13, 2012
at 09:23 AM

Melissa, I just read your blog post and it sounds very good to me. I've noticed that rice seems to help, so I'm going to start adding rice / potatoes / buckwheat at more meals. Do you eat these at each meal, or just once a day? I am SO SICK of spending so much time in the bathroom!

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on July 17, 2012
at 04:26 PM

I've noticed the same thing - when I'm too strict on Paleo, poop <> good. When I add some things like rice and potatoes (more rice than potatoes) I feel more solid.

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on August 31, 2011
at 01:00 PM

Hi,

I notice you mention you eat nuts as part of your diet. I've found some nuts and drupes give me similar symptoms. I can only have them occasionally and in very small doses.

Assuming you haven't already, I'd recommend you try going off them for a week or so and seeing if anything improves. If not, at least you've eliminated them from the list of potential causes.

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

(720)

on September 08, 2011
at 09:50 PM

I'll try it, can't hurt! Thanks!

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:13 PM

Hi Lauren, welcome to my world!!

I've had the issue for the last 8 years, it started with discovery of a zillion food allergies, extreme levels of inflammation in my intestines. Removing grains and gluten has helped in the sense that my inflammation has gone down substantionally but I'm still dealing with the same issues. (I do lots of chicken broths from scratch to help this as well)

I've been sick the last few weeks with a variety of things, from food poisioning then a bad cough and cold, just run down in general. I haven't had much appetite and dont want to loose any weight so I've basically been eating potatoes and home made french fries, and I've noted that this seemed to offer me some degree of binding that I haven't normally had. I don't eat rice or potatoes as a general rule.

I have tried all the probiotics which don't really help, digestive enzymes (clean of all allergens) have offered a bit of help but nothing extreme. I supplement every other day with 1/2 immodium AD or more as needed--basically I function on this.

Have you ever had any tests to check on the state of your colon or intestines? colonoscopy? This is one way to know if you have diverticulitis (which I have and didnt know), any family genetics issues? issues with IBS, crohns, ulcers, etc.

Do you eat dairy? Lately I've been craving dairy which I generally don't eat, and I think thats loosen things up again for me.

Do you notice undigested foods? mucus? color changes? Reactions to certain foods? Do you keep a food diary? This can help track back food related issues which can occur up to 3 days later.

I stay away from high fiber fruits and veggies as well and follow some of the GAPS recommendations, they do offer some help here. Perhaps google GAPS and pick up some of the basics about food preps and food options to get a start in the right direction. I'm trying hard to do the 'healing' but it does take some time and dedication!!

I wish I had the answer, I'm still trying to figure it out. I think it depends on how touchy your system is, how much damage has been done over x period of time. (mine reacts instantly and severely, but i'm having less issues off grains and glutens).

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

(720)

on August 18, 2011
at 07:22 PM

8 YEARS! Oh dear Kelly, I'm sorry! I have had 2 colonoscopies in the past 2 years (before Paleo) and all they found were internal hemorrhoids which can't really be treated. No family history of gut issues that I know of. I was eating dairy but I gave it up to see if this would get better..nope! I should keep a food diary I guess. Next to go is going to be coffee, but this never bothered me before Paleo, but probably because I was eating bread with the coffee, binding and moving...:) I'll check out GAPS, thanks... Thanks for your response!

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on August 18, 2011
at 07:38 PM

coffee could do it, its a sure way to hit the bathroom for alot of people!! The food diary might help, you'd be surprised how you can go to the 3rd day and see a problem, especially if its the same foods. Good luck!! there is hope!

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on July 17, 2012
at 10:50 PM

There can never be too many poop threads

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on July 17, 2012
at 11:10 PM

agree. especially since I started this one.

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D4d83e7981ca572aaaa19fc620bb54f1

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on February 12, 2012
at 11:15 PM

I don't know what a "pile" is, but if it's anything like type 5 on the bristol stool chart (see link), you are probably healthy, according to this doctor:

http://www.gutsense.org/constipation/normal_stools.html

You may be just missing some probiotic food, such as raw sauerkraut.

I have just recently started following his guidelines, so I can't say if it's working yet. But I'll keep you posted!

2 more days until I can try my naturally fermented sauerkraut! :)

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on February 12, 2012
at 03:56 PM

I will play my usual role of fruit advocate.

So many questions/comments on this site include "I have _ problem" and "I don't eat fruit." Well, I eat a grapefruit and some other serving of fruit every day and I have healthy, comfortable poop. I go so easily and pain-free I frequently have to look to make sure I actually pooped, but it's almost never too soft either. Hmm.

I also eat plenty of greens and fatty meat. I don't recommend high fruit ratios, but avoiding fruit completely makes no sense at all to me. I can't imagine trying to have normal digestion and stools without feeding my gut flora fruit along with the other healthy nutrients.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on February 12, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Good point, Nance. I'm now a fruit advocate too :). 6 apples a day = better sleep, unlimited energy and better libido. Thanks!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on February 12, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Though for me, gelatin fixed my poop before I tried fruit.

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on July 17, 2012
at 04:32 PM

I was recently visiting with my sister who had been diagnosed with POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). The treatment was to increase her salt intake. She had also sufferred with bowel issues all her life. Once she started take salt tablets - her problems went away. I too struggle to have regular bowel movemenets and I tried them. I have seen a marked improvement!! I thought I would have more water retention but that has not happened. Only side effect has been a nice healthy bowel movement. You don't need a prescription but you will have to order them from your pharmacist or on line. They are a bit expensive but well worth the money! My other bit of advise is that you can't eat like a bird and sh*t like a buffalo! :)

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on July 17, 2012
at 05:49 PM

auto correct... "try it NOW bc I'm pregnant"

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on July 17, 2012
at 05:49 PM

I don't know what POTS is but that's interesting about the salt. Are they just called "salt tablets?" I probably wouldn't try it no abc I'm pregnant and don't need extra salt but maybe after. I have, oddly, had a little bit of improvement in bowel movements this week and the only difference is I'm eating yogurt, but who knows. I've tried that before and it didn't help..seems like the improvement is totally random.

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on July 17, 2012
at 02:08 PM

So glad this is here because I'm having the same issue and it seems like most people have the REVERSE issue....It has made me think that I should give up on Paleo because it doesn't seem quite right. I've gone 30 days as of today, so I'm going to go ahead and try some rice today. Also need to cut out the nuts because I've been going overboard, so I will lose those and add a little more fruit and veggies. The coconut thing has made me nervous because previously I had the worst diarrhea I have EVER had from drinking coconut water. But coconut milk the other day didn't seem to make things any worse.

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on February 12, 2012
at 06:53 PM

are you sure this issue might not be life-style related? for example, i'm a really high-stress personality and my digestion is a direct reflection of how much stress i'm going through (or think i'm going through). it's the same with the rest of my family. the only time it seems that my digestion is completely normal is when i'm on vacation in the country...

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on February 21, 2012
at 03:34 PM

I'm definitely suffering from anxiety but it's been going on so long I can't really say.

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on February 12, 2012
at 06:13 PM

I would try adding white rice ala the Perfect Health Diet. Check out their four part series on healing bowel disease starting here: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=215 Also, a serving of banana or plantain a day might help. And continue with probiotics or fermented veggies as part of long term project to reshape gut flora.

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on February 12, 2012
at 02:55 PM

You might try tracking your food on FitDay. It's free and it will give you a breakdown of fat, protein, and carbs. I've been tracking for a week and thought I was eating far less fat than I am. And, like you, it was only an avocado, a handful of nuts, and some oils in a day. Glad you posted this thread though... good to know I'm not alone!

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on February 21, 2012
at 03:36 PM

so an avocado, some nuts and some oils is too much fat? I thought we were supposed to eat copies amounts of fat...I don't know what to think anymore.

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on August 18, 2011
at 08:41 PM

One thing you may want to look at is FODMAPS...

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/25-years-of-health-struggles-overcome/

http://www.healthhype.com/fodmap-diet-foods-to-avoid-in-ibs-bowel-disorders-with-bloating-and-gas.html

I'm sort of in the same boat, both before and after paleo (I should say paleo-like since I'm not quite fully there and more perfect health diet like than anything). I'm playing with fodmaps right now, though focusing mostly on no dairy and legumes. It's to early for a definitive answer, but short term it seems promising...

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on August 18, 2011
at 08:55 PM

interesting!! thanks!

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on August 18, 2011
at 07:50 PM

I was having something similar for a few months that came on slowly, and has mostly resolved now. Not sure exactly what caused it or fixed it, but these seem to have helped:

  • Strong probiotics and lots of real sauerkraut, some bone broth
  • Stopping all other supplements, in case they were irritating -- and magnesium and vitamin C in particular seem to make things move along too quickly
  • Cutting back on veggie fiber sources, particularly eliminating sweet potatoes (I was eating a ton!)
  • Smaller meals so my body could fully digest them
  • Excessive coconut oil/milk may also contribute

I did try Melissa's BRAT-like suggestion without too much success. Perhaps I was too impatient. I feel like eliminating potential irritants (fiber, fructose, supplements) and adding good probiotics was the key. I've since been able to add a lot of the above back in -- just with a bit more moderation than before.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 18, 2011
at 09:10 PM

yeah, sweet potatoes are a stealth irritant IMHO. They are considered a "safe carb" but they mess up a lot of people's stomachs.

Bbb65dfde2b925e334048eb6438b3950

on August 19, 2011
at 09:35 AM

Vitamin C can cause osmotic diarrhea. It draws fluids out into the lumen of the colon, which causes diarrhea. The oranges I put in my morning smoothie was the main cause of my constant diarrhea when I was on raw food a couple of years ago. I dont know how coffe works but I´m guessing it promotes peristalsis because I get an urge to go like 10 min after my morning coffe, which is a very recent addition to my diet. Also I think it loosens the stool.

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:25 PM

Not a medical expert here (my standard disclaimer), but -- the first thing I'd try is to reduce the fats. You're right to refuse to go back to grains. That said, despite how much I largely believe that we're all more similar than we are different, it also makes perfect sense to me that we all have our own physiological quirks, if you will. I'd look at it this way:

Do you feel good, otherwise? Are you strong? are your energy levels where you want them to be? is your emotional state generally positive? are you mentally sharp? If all of your answers are "yes" you're probably fine.

Aside from the loose/soft stools, do you have any discomfort? irritation? burning? hemorrhoids? dehydration? Is BM frequency out of whack? If all of your answers are "no" you're probably fine.

Maybe for you what you're experiencing is "normal" -- just different from what you're used to. If it really bothers you and everything else is ok, maybe eat some white rice every now and then, just to firm things up a little. Or eat more bananas.

Or maybe there's something on your Paleo menu that just doesn't agree with you. Here's some other general info (non-Paleo) that might be helpful.

Let us know how things "turn out." ;)

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on August 18, 2011
at 07:31 PM

Thanks Albert. Seems like the consensus might be to lower fats, which is a shame because don't fats help with weight loss? Well no matter. And to those other questions, yes indeed, I AM stronger, higher energy, ridiculously positive, mentally sharp! The change is miraculous. But, I do have occasional discomfort, gas, gurgling, and I know I have hemorrhoids...so maybe I'm not "fine" in that dept. It's all experimentation I guess. I just find it odd that I "bulked up" when I ate wheat. It made me mad. Because aren't we not supposed to be tolerant of wheat?

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on August 22, 2011
at 04:44 PM

YW, Lauren. Good luck!

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:14 PM

It could be two things: 1 a food intolerance you're unaware of, 2 too much fat and not enough fiber (from fruits and fiberous veggies) in the diet which slow down digestion. It shouldn't damage your colon, but if things aren't being digested, you risk vitamin deficiency...plus, it's bad for the environment to always have to flush twice :P

Da681d976130df15aac3984013aaad6d

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on August 18, 2011
at 07:26 PM

I eat tons of vegetables, there's no way I'm not getting enough fiber. Too much fat, maybe...but what's too much? I cook with coconut oil or butter, eat some avocados and nuts, but I don't feel I overdo it, but maybe I can't tolerate even that much. Who knows. Flushing twice indeed, and don't forget toilet paper waste, I'm single handedly wiping out (pun intended) the forests. Oh it's funny as much as it is frustrating. Thanks Ashley.

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on August 21, 2011
at 04:26 PM

Lauren, maybe you should try cutting them back for a week or so, and then slowly increasing the fats again and see if that helps. Sometimes the body just needs a re-set. Also, I have the exact same problem whenever I try to supplement with fish oils. My body wants me to eat my fats, not take them.

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