Have now been paleo for about 6 months. Feel much better, much more of the time. Significant weight loss, no carb slumps, very smug etc.
However, I have struggled in recent weeks with recurrent hemorrhoids (think this is the US spelling, from UK so not sure if this is correct). We call them 'piles' over here!
Anyway, is this simply likely to be down to dehydration? I have noticed for example that I sometimes forget to drink during a fast.
Any thoughts appreciated, thanks.
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on May 12, 2011
at 06:02 PM
Yes, I have noticed a change in my bowels since going paleo. I haven't been drinking as much water either. I became inpacted and had to go to the hospital...not a pleasant experience. You do NOT want to have to go thru that. They told me it was absolutely crucial for me to drink at least a gallon of water a day until my body gets used to all the changes. Then I can reduce to 64 oz. (1/2 gal.). From the whole experience I have developed "piles". I can tell when I need to increase my water intake. So drink your water!! It does wonders.
on May 12, 2011
at 04:43 PM
I recently pieced together that, for a decent stretch while beginning paleo, I really wasn't drinking enough water. I simply didn't feel thirsty. As a result, I was tired, muscle recovery wasn't there, 'piles' became a problem (I like your term way better, lol) etc.. In the past month I have made a concerted effort to drink a lot more water. I have seen benefits in all the above mentioned issues. I will say, I have "buckled down" a little more all around (nutrition wise), with the hopes of really thriving.. so it may just be part of the puzzle, but I really think it makes a difference.
Hope that helps :)