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still have pellet poop after goin paleo

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 08, 2011 at 1:04 AM

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but my bowel movements still arent normal after going paleo. i eat eggs sometimes but i also read it could be from dehydration? i drink a ton of water and take magnesium.

anyone else experience this? lookin for n=1. thanks!

B8592e62f9804ddabae73c1103d6bcb9

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on December 12, 2011
at 03:04 PM

GAPS is also good to read, that's what recommends sauerkraut juice for constipation and dairy for diarrhoea. It also tells you how to pick a good probiotic.

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on December 09, 2011
at 01:44 AM

no, you have a computer, thats all you require

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on December 09, 2011
at 01:24 AM

i have a terrible ft3/rt3 ratio, it's a 10! i also have problems with dairy i think

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on December 09, 2011
at 12:54 AM

This doesn't fit my understanding of diverticulosis. Do you have any sources you could cite?

673f7ad6052448d51496f177395416b7

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on December 09, 2011
at 12:30 AM

please elaborate on the liver qi stagnation.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on December 08, 2011
at 05:37 PM

you guessed correctly! i do drink a ton of water. my potassium actually tested high but i've read that it's prone to false highs and serum tests are unreliable. i will check out that link.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on December 08, 2011
at 05:35 PM

for me it's pellet and constip........

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on December 08, 2011
at 05:35 PM

sauerkraut has def helped

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on December 08, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Do you have sources you can cite saying that it's due to liver qui stagnation?

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on December 08, 2011
at 04:17 AM

How long it's been? If it persists, you might have candida and may require some supplements and probiotics. First try some starch to make your colon moist. Magnesium 500mg+ is good. But the rest depends on how you feel, what you eat.

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at 01:56 AM

what an awesome blog entry, thanks!!!!!

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on December 08, 2011
at 01:06 AM

This was the protocol that helped me with my GI issues: http://eugenia.queru.com/2011/11/15/fixing-constipation/

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on December 08, 2011
at 01:56 AM

what an awesome blog entry, thanks!!!!!

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on December 08, 2011
at 01:28 AM

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on December 08, 2011
at 01:23 AM

Lots of veg. and making sure to not completely eliminate starchy carbs from my diet seems to keep things running smoothly.

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on December 08, 2011
at 05:15 PM

Plenty o' water. If you have to push hard and painfully to get desiccated poop, you are dehydrated. If this is your norm, your colon will eventually take sides against the rest of you. Not going to go into details here about "perfect bowel movement" (Google) but you can be sure pellets ain't the goal. Point: if one is not having a very good bowel movement at least once a day, one might consider finding out why. Unless being a human poop compactor is, like, one's goal?

If not: Fermented foods. Foods with high enzyme values; fresh sprouts a great source. Probiotics.

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on December 08, 2011
at 01:26 AM

I don't know which version of ancestral you prefer, or how you handle dairy, but yogurt or kefir frequently work against constipation.

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B8592e62f9804ddabae73c1103d6bcb9

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on December 08, 2011
at 03:44 PM

Make sure you're getting enough potassium, as it helps water stay in the bowels. Drinking too much water can make you loose potassium too so you should drink to thirst. The body makes seven litres of digestive juices a day so the water you drink actually has little effect on the moisture of your bowel movements.

I've had pellet poops for years, and found vitamin c and magnesium to be useless but sauerkraut and potassium helpful. The liquid from sauerkraut is really good for softening stools too.

Avoid dairy as those tend to be good for stopping diarrhoea, fermented vegetable juices are the thing for constipation.

Probiotics are also good. Pellet poops suggest a lack of gut bacteria. I'm guessing you don't fart much either?

I highly recommend a book called 'Fibre Menace', www.gutsense.org. It discusses how the bowel works very well and how to fix problems such as pellet poops.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on December 08, 2011
at 05:37 PM

you guessed correctly! i do drink a ton of water. my potassium actually tested high but i've read that it's prone to false highs and serum tests are unreliable. i will check out that link.

B8592e62f9804ddabae73c1103d6bcb9

(1956)

on December 12, 2011
at 03:04 PM

GAPS is also good to read, that's what recommends sauerkraut juice for constipation and dairy for diarrhoea. It also tells you how to pick a good probiotic.

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on December 08, 2011
at 03:45 AM

I would add some fermented foods to your diet and increase your saturated fat intake a little to lube the intestinal track. Those two things helped me out.

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on December 08, 2011
at 02:36 AM

Eat more cabbage!

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on December 08, 2011
at 05:35 PM

sauerkraut has def helped

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on December 08, 2011
at 07:00 PM

Had the same problem for years. Now its gone (I still have digestion issues though (burping and bloating). It was magnesium pills, epsom salt baths, no liquid dairy at all -including ice cream, no pork-turkey-chicken that had been fed soy, coconut oil, and coffee every morning. But the biggest fix for me was working to correct my low thyroid. (which can slow you down big time). I am hoping that continuing to improve in this area will show improvement towards my other digestive trouble.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on December 09, 2011
at 01:24 AM

i have a terrible ft3/rt3 ratio, it's a 10! i also have problems with dairy i think

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on December 08, 2011
at 03:46 PM

I suggest enzymes. They've totally helped me with pregnancy-related rabbit poo. ;)

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on December 08, 2011
at 02:37 PM

I have the same thing- its not constipation, it's just "rabbit poo"! I still poop regularly so I'm not really worried about it. My preliminary research thought it might be due to liver qi stagnation. Stress and anxiety are probably the major culprits!

673f7ad6052448d51496f177395416b7

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on December 09, 2011
at 12:30 AM

please elaborate on the liver qi stagnation.

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

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on December 08, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Do you have sources you can cite saying that it's due to liver qui stagnation?

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on December 08, 2011
at 05:35 PM

for me it's pellet and constip........

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on December 08, 2011
at 06:50 PM

you are making pellets because you have diverticulosis or pouches that form the pellets. with time the diet change to paleo should resolve this issue. dont worry about it its harmless. drink lots of water. the day that you can dump the big one may be just around the corner.

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

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on December 09, 2011
at 01:44 AM

no, you have a computer, thats all you require

724f0f45eb53919b8c617c3c1ec5fbc5

(830)

on December 09, 2011
at 12:54 AM

This doesn't fit my understanding of diverticulosis. Do you have any sources you could cite?

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