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Paleo and constipated

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Been Paleo for about a year and for the last two months I have been having stomach problems. So I went to a Dr that is affiliated with Paleo Physicans Network. She took blood and ran some tests. Her diagnosis was that I was fully with poop. I was surprise because I go regularly everyday. She said I should lay off meat for awhile.

Any thoughts??? Has this happen to anyone else?

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on January 13, 2013
at 09:37 PM

I actually ditched my squatty potty because it's easier and more effective for me to just step up onto the seat and squat down that way.

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on January 13, 2013
at 07:49 PM

I buy them. I made them a couple of times... but ate them all in three days. I am addicted to fermented foods. Cannot keep them in my house.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on January 13, 2013
at 06:47 PM

oh vb. i used to drink so much pickle juice in my pre paleo days. i didn't even like pickles! i'd go to the grocery store where they had that big free standing pickle container and fill it up with pickle juice. the cashiers never knew how to ring up straight up pickle juice. do you buy raw pickles or make them yourself?

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on January 13, 2013
at 05:39 PM

Instead of buying a squattypotty for fifty bucks, I bought a two-dollar footstool that fits around the front of the toilet and gets the job done beautifully.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on March 10, 2012
at 05:46 PM

instead of avoiding meat, better to increase other things in your diet like fat, probiotics and gelatin. Eugenia below has some great ideas. Aslo squat when you poop, you'll get more complete movements that way. http://squattypotty.com/

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on March 10, 2012
at 05:46 PM

Thank you Eugenia, LOVED your blog.

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F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on March 10, 2012
at 05:48 PM

Instead of avoiding meat, better to increase other things in your diet like fat, probiotics, magnesium (natural calm is a good product) and gelatin. Eugenia has some great ideas.

Also squat when you poop, you'll get more complete movements that way. squattypotty.com

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on January 13, 2013
at 05:39 PM

Instead of buying a squattypotty for fifty bucks, I bought a two-dollar footstool that fits around the front of the toilet and gets the job done beautifully.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on January 13, 2013
at 09:37 PM

I actually ditched my squatty potty because it's easier and more effective for me to just step up onto the seat and squat down that way.

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on March 10, 2012
at 05:38 PM

I got constipation when I first joined Paleo, this is how I fixed it: http://eugenia.queru.com/2011/11/15/fixing-constipation/

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

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on March 10, 2012
at 05:46 PM

Thank you Eugenia, LOVED your blog.

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on March 10, 2012
at 05:35 PM

I have a sprained wrist so it's hard to type, but I had the same. Google veggies with their amounts of fiber and surprisingly, they don't have a lot. Google fruits too and you'll see a difference. I started eating 30 grams of fiber a day and now it's good :) Nuts, fruits, and veggies, reach those 30 grams and wait four days. I hope it gets better for you! Also drink lots of water and eat good fats like coconut oil, avocados (also a great source of fiber) and olive oil :)

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on October 05, 2013
at 02:32 AM

I have a stressful job and a lot of different things going on.. I eat only paleo but find at the end of the day a glass of wine and a moment of relaxation does the job... (Not so paleo)

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on August 26, 2013
at 09:50 PM

In self-treating my own chronic constipation, I removed a lot of potentially disruptive substances from my diet, but only eliminating fructose (including in fruit and fruit juice) brought about lasting relief from from that condition, which had plagued me for well over a decade.

Fructose-elimination worked when eliminating dairy, wheat, all grains, starchy vegetables - alone or in combination - did nothing.

Fruit - especially fruit juice - was somewhat tough to give up, but the benefits have been worth that small sacrifice. I just wished I had discovered the connection far sooner.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on January 13, 2013
at 05:33 PM

RAW ORGANIC PICKLES AND PICKLE JUICE!!!

Works like a charm!!! And if you are still constipated, feel free to eat more. You cannot overdose :)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on January 13, 2013
at 07:49 PM

I buy them. I made them a couple of times... but ate them all in three days. I am addicted to fermented foods. Cannot keep them in my house.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on January 13, 2013
at 06:47 PM

oh vb. i used to drink so much pickle juice in my pre paleo days. i didn't even like pickles! i'd go to the grocery store where they had that big free standing pickle container and fill it up with pickle juice. the cashiers never knew how to ring up straight up pickle juice. do you buy raw pickles or make them yourself?

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on March 10, 2012
at 05:53 PM

Magnesium citrate 200-600 mg before bed is all I needed.

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