Why still got diarrhoea?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 12, 2012 at 7:18 AM

My wife and I both follow a primal lifestyle and way of eating (for about a year) although my wife isn't quite as strict as I am but most days she goes to the toilet for a number 2 it is still runny like diarrhoea. Any ideas? We do still eat a bit of diary like double cream, butter, cheese and Greek style yoghurt, could it be that? Please help. Thanks in advance for everyone's comments.


on May 12, 2012
at 01:11 PM

Could be too much fat, could also be something called FODMAPs in your diet. http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/072710p30.shtml

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on May 12, 2012
at 12:15 PM

It could be the amount of fat, that often causes issues. Since you didnt say how much fat you are consuming, this is just a guess like everyone else.

Try looking at your intake and reduce it slightly each day and see if it improves. For me, that was the solution (that and reducing fibery carbs)

you might have to eliminate things every few days to see what it its,it could be a number of things, but start backing fat back and see if that helps. (maybe to about 50% of your intake, then you can see if it helps, if yes hold there for a while, then slowly increase to see where your threshold is)



on May 12, 2012
at 07:49 AM

The most cases of IBS happen because of gluten intolerance, so if you "occasionally" do some gluten (even traces, e.g. inside soy sauce), it can get you sick from within 30 minutes to 30 hours later. It definitely does that for me (I had IBS-D for 10 years, and gluten intolerance persists even on trace amounts -- even if I'm not a celiac).

The other thing to consider, is to add more hard-core paleo foods in your diet (it has helped me): offal, sea veggies, fermented foods, bone marrow broth, and home-made goat kefir. I personally also supplement with D3, Mg, krill oil, and occasionally K2.

I went from 4-5 "bad" visits to the bathroom daily, to once a week. And since I went Paleo-ketogenic (less than 50-60 grams of carbs daily), I have zero symptoms.

I have no trouble with dairy, especially with lactose-free goat/sheep/buffalo dairy (more tolerable than cow dairy).


on May 12, 2012
at 07:47 AM

What supps do you take ? Mag will give you the runs there are about 5 different types. It could be high fat content I know I don't tolerate hi fat it gives me the runs.



on May 12, 2012
at 07:46 AM

Whenever I eat outside of the Paleo lifestyle, in particular dairy. I have experienced the same after effects. I figure it is just not worth the expense if you know what I mean.lol

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