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Created December 16, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I have been doing Paleo for 2 weeks and wow i feel great and have loads of energy BUT I thing am constipated whats the best way to get firber.

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on December 17, 2012
at 04:41 PM

I missed your answer and posted the same thing. 14 hours later, sry.

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on December 17, 2012
at 03:31 AM

Matt, a valid point, but there is lots of evidence that most people used to take in far more magnesium than they do now via their drinking water, not only via foods. Soil depletion is also a problem. So I don't see it as a shortcut, but as the only way to be sure I get enough.

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on December 17, 2012
at 03:30 AM

If you have oxalate issues/kidney issues/kidney stones, I would stay cautious of spinach. It's one of the highest natural sources of oxalates.

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on December 17, 2012
at 02:55 AM

Meh, I'm surprised so many folks supplement or recommend supplementation. Disappointed is more like it… Taking a shortcut instead of fixing diet.

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on December 16, 2012
at 10:36 PM

Natural Calm is good, but start slow or it may be too much. Or, any Mag Citrate supplement, at least 200 mg, at bedtime. Make sure you're getting enough fat, and eat some fruit.

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on December 16, 2012
at 10:22 PM

along with magnesium what else would you recommed.....thanks for helping

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at 10:15 PM

Natural Calm is a powdered magnesium supplement that's very popular. Also very relaxing - take at bedtime. Spinach is also a good magnesium source - try cooking down a whack of spinach in some fat and eat every day.

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at 10:11 PM

I am not would something like one a day (brand name) be good enough or what do you suggest?

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on December 16, 2012
at 10:08 PM

Eat more fat. Get more magnesium. Don't worry about fiber.

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366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

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on December 16, 2012
at 10:08 PM

Are you taking magnesium supplements? If not, I'd start.

Fruit also helps.

47b12f36b8b3957a1ed626e48a84dca8

(60)

on December 16, 2012
at 10:22 PM

along with magnesium what else would you recommed.....thanks for helping

47b12f36b8b3957a1ed626e48a84dca8

(60)

on December 16, 2012
at 10:11 PM

I am not would something like one a day (brand name) be good enough or what do you suggest?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on December 17, 2012
at 02:55 AM

Meh, I'm surprised so many folks supplement or recommend supplementation. Disappointed is more like it… Taking a shortcut instead of fixing diet.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on December 16, 2012
at 10:36 PM

Natural Calm is good, but start slow or it may be too much. Or, any Mag Citrate supplement, at least 200 mg, at bedtime. Make sure you're getting enough fat, and eat some fruit.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on December 16, 2012
at 10:15 PM

Natural Calm is a powdered magnesium supplement that's very popular. Also very relaxing - take at bedtime. Spinach is also a good magnesium source - try cooking down a whack of spinach in some fat and eat every day.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on December 17, 2012
at 03:30 AM

If you have oxalate issues/kidney issues/kidney stones, I would stay cautious of spinach. It's one of the highest natural sources of oxalates.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on December 17, 2012
at 03:31 AM

Matt, a valid point, but there is lots of evidence that most people used to take in far more magnesium than they do now via their drinking water, not only via foods. Soil depletion is also a problem. So I don't see it as a shortcut, but as the only way to be sure I get enough.

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on December 16, 2012
at 10:09 PM

This happened to me and to friends when they (we) changed over too rapidly. Eat a boatload of fruit, that will definitely help.

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on December 17, 2012
at 01:33 AM

Careful when you start a Magnesium supplement, up your dosage with time. I learned the hard way!

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 17, 2012
at 02:57 AM

More plants. Plants have the stuff you need. Things others are recommending, like magnesium, fiber, etc...

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on December 16, 2012
at 10:08 PM

You need to drink more water (you need more water on low carb diets), and add a bit more of fruit/starch too.

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on December 16, 2012
at 10:08 PM

Potatoes or leafy greens.

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on December 17, 2012
at 03:08 AM

Fibre won't necessarily help you, and may exacarbate the the issue. If you've significantly changed eating patterns recently it will take time for your body to adjust to your new way of eating. I would suggest being patient. Dpeneding on how long it's been, you could try an enema, supplement, drink water etc as as has been mentioned (or drink some prune juice or something...). Hopefully that would only be temporary 'fix' though and you'd become adept at processing the different foods...

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on December 17, 2012
at 02:05 AM

salt can help too. if it tasted good to you then you are needing some sodium.

874ff271ca3379984344d5f9f760fec3

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on December 17, 2012
at 04:41 PM

I missed your answer and posted the same thing. 14 hours later, sry.

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874ff271ca3379984344d5f9f760fec3

on December 17, 2012
at 04:39 PM

Might need sodium. Over time, low carb diets tend to require more salt. Try salty chicken broth each morning for 1+ gram of sodium. This can be easily confirmed with simple serum Na test. Very common low-carb'r mistake.

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on December 17, 2012
at 01:28 AM

Try this shake its great for you and pretty good:

A splash of apple juice (I use simply apple)

4 Ice cubes

Big pinch of cilantro

Half a cucumber

Some romaine lettuce leaves

Some chopped celery sticks

One fresh squeezed lemon juice

Sometimes I eat half a spirulina bar before I drink it too.

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