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Slow Digestion/Bowel movements

Commented on October 08, 2014
Created October 12, 2011 at 2:52 PM

I just started Paleo about 2 months ago. I have lost some weight, but seem to be on a plateau right now. I am less hungry that I used to be, and eating smaller amounts, but my bowel movements are very inconsistent, slow, and sluggish. I have tried taking magnesium supplements, but that only works sporadically. I am also bloated. Any feedback would be appreciated - thank you!

B442730f74eed4f00b7d6027a7109977

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on October 13, 2011
at 02:33 PM

Let me tell you it was really a huge shock because it hadn't been mentioned in any of the books I'd been reading, but thankfully the online community was familiar enough with the issue that they were able to help out.

19895182f76cdb0fc199aafdd2b9862a

on October 12, 2011
at 09:07 PM

Thank you so much - I like this things so hopefully this will work out!

19895182f76cdb0fc199aafdd2b9862a

on October 12, 2011
at 03:36 PM

Thank you so much, Jonas, I will definitely give it a try!

D89511137c1849427593b3ef172578cb

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on October 12, 2011
at 03:26 PM

I also took probiotics and I also didn't seen much of a change when I took them. I still take them, either in pill form (Jarrows) or from fermented stuff like yogurt or cheese. Still, have a go at digestive enzymes. A cost-effective brand is Now Foods, but I tend to favor Dr. Best Digestive Enzymes. Don't get too caught up on brands though, just get any and give it a go.

19895182f76cdb0fc199aafdd2b9862a

on October 12, 2011
at 03:23 PM

I just started taking probiotics, haven't seen much of a change yet.

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B442730f74eed4f00b7d6027a7109977

on October 12, 2011
at 08:27 PM

Yeah I had the same issues. I added probiotics like GT Kombucha, Kefir and more fermented foods like Kim-chi Sauerkraut and Greek yogurt along with magnesium supplements and everything is working out much better.

19895182f76cdb0fc199aafdd2b9862a

on October 12, 2011
at 09:07 PM

Thank you so much - I like this things so hopefully this will work out!

B442730f74eed4f00b7d6027a7109977

(100)

on October 13, 2011
at 02:33 PM

Let me tell you it was really a huge shock because it hadn't been mentioned in any of the books I'd been reading, but thankfully the online community was familiar enough with the issue that they were able to help out.

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on October 13, 2011
at 04:42 AM

I make kombucha, fermented salsa, fermented ginger-carrots, sauerkraut, these have helped a lot over the years to add probiotics to our diet.

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on October 12, 2011
at 05:16 PM

The first thing that I do when I wake up in the morning is drink a liter of water.

That gets things going for me. Are you drinking plenty of water?

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on October 08, 2014
at 06:35 AM

It is preferable if you drink 2 glass of water early in the morning, 1 glass before your meal and 1 hour before 1 glass of water when you go to the bed. And as you find yourself thirsty you can have middle of it also.

Drinking plenty of water is very essential but drinking at correct time is also beneficial for your overall health.

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on October 12, 2011
at 03:47 PM

This is now and was a problem for me before paleo. I find that Kimchi and/or Kombucha by GT works well. There are now two versions. one that they sell that you have to have an ID for because of the higher levels of alcohol due to fermentation...(still extremely LOW overall alcohol) but it seems to work well for me.. I only drink about 1/3 of the bottle for two days and I get relief without cramps, pain or diarrahea

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on October 12, 2011
at 08:18 PM

eastvillagepaleo, I had similar problems when I started paleo too. I agree with Theresa about adding some fermented foods to your diet like kimchi and kombucha. I added homemade milk kefir to my diet and my digestion and bowels improved greatly and no longer have those problems you mentioned. Fermented foods adds beneficial bacteria to your diet and improves your gut flora.

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D89511137c1849427593b3ef172578cb

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on October 12, 2011
at 03:18 PM

I can also be bloated even if I don't eat a lot.

Have you tried digestive enzymes?

D89511137c1849427593b3ef172578cb

(395)

on October 12, 2011
at 03:26 PM

I also took probiotics and I also didn't seen much of a change when I took them. I still take them, either in pill form (Jarrows) or from fermented stuff like yogurt or cheese. Still, have a go at digestive enzymes. A cost-effective brand is Now Foods, but I tend to favor Dr. Best Digestive Enzymes. Don't get too caught up on brands though, just get any and give it a go.

19895182f76cdb0fc199aafdd2b9862a

on October 12, 2011
at 03:36 PM

Thank you so much, Jonas, I will definitely give it a try!

19895182f76cdb0fc199aafdd2b9862a

on October 12, 2011
at 03:23 PM

I just started taking probiotics, haven't seen much of a change yet.

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