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  • #16
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    wenever i have a bowel problem (which isnt often anymore thank goodness, i used to have IBS) i eat an overripe mango, drink some full fat coconut milk and drink water like its going out of style, then go for a nice long slightly strenuous hike to get "things moving". worked like a charm. and if all else fails for some reason a trip through a grocery store got me every time. its still a running joke for my husband wen i have a problem "need me to take you for a walk through the grocery store?" lol

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    • #17
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      Hi all, Iím new here (starting my second week of primal eating and loving it), and Iíve been having a similar problem as the original poster.


      Iíve seen Ďtoo much coconut oilí mentioned a few times in the forums as having a certain effect, so I have to ask Ė how much is too much?


      Iím new to coconut oil, and since it is amazing, I thought I overdid it a few times, but apparently not. Iíve had probably up to 3 tablespoons at a time before I cut myself off as Iím still getting used to fat as a good thing.


      Also, can anyone recommend any herbal teas that might *gently* help things along?


      Thanks for any input.

      "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -- Virginia Woolf

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      • #18
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        MmmFat, the major coconut oil... evacuation... happened after I used it to make a cocoa bark. I'd say it was probably four or five tablespoons eaten more or less on its own, chilled. Just some nice saturated fat to... grease things up. I don't know if there's any science to it, but I've found that the thicker fats just make things... go easier.

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        • #19
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          @ Mmmfat- I've heard that mint tea is good for that. Not sure where I read that, but hey, it's good either way.

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          • #20
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            Yerba Mate tea is great for digestion. I havent had any problems with regularity since I started drinking it. Its a good replacement for coffee too, doesnt make you feel jittery but really awake. Love the taste too!

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            • #21
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              ground flax seed or ground chia seeds help move things along for me

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              • #22
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                Senna Tea is a traditional constipation cure. Google "Smooth Move Tea."

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                • #23
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                  Protein is 90-95% absorbed. If you are eating a lot of protein, then you won't have a lot of 'waste'.

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                  • #24
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                    I think it's cool how the whole digestive system moves at once. I usually can't go in the morning until I've had a big glass of water, which gets the stomach responding and the intestines grooving and voila.


                    I'm interested to know how chyme (the semifluid viscous goop of partially digested food that exits the stomach) can get stuck up in the works. When I think about it, the only foods I've witnessed pass through me intact were always some kind of vegetable. You'd think constipation would be caused by these indigestible solids.

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                    • #25
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                      Be careful with the senna. It may be, erm, more potent than you might think.


                      @Primalchild: The first pg of this might be useful: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/rjhutz/www/week12.PDF


                      Im guessing that with a carnivore diet, there would be a greater percentage of unabsorbed fat and to a lesser extent, undigested protein.

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                      • #26
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                        PrimalChild, I think vegetable matter is a lot more easily seen in the stool, at a casual glance :-), than meat.

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                        • #27
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                          How about trying to add bacteria to your diet? Basically kefir or kambutcha. Or possibly other fermented foods. Around 40% of dry stool weight is bacteria. So if you don't have enough bacteria in your intestines, you may have problem with your bowel motion.


                          Magnesium deficiency might also be a problem. Add some cashews. Possibly use iodized sea (kosher) salts in your food.


                          Fiber can be dangerous if you don't have adequate bacteria in your digestive system.

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                          • #28
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                            Great suggestions! I'm sure that my body is becoming more efficent, especially since I'm not eating a large volume of food. I guess I had expected 'more' with the increase in veggies - but since they are mostly water, it makes sense. Things seemed to have cleared up for the time being, but next time I need help, I'm going down the list!


                            Also, I thought overdid it with coconut *butter* not coconut oil. I tried CO for the 1st time today - wow, it's definitely different, and I can see how one might have 'an incident' after too much.


                            Thanks again!

                            "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -- Virginia Woolf

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                            • #29
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                              Ok, since going primal, I have definitely noticed a change in the 'schedule'. It's kinda bothering me a little. I may need to increase my vegetable and fiber intake. One thing I have noticed since cutting out the breads is that I don't get these horrible gas pains anymore. They usually strike if I'm hungry and don't eat in time. Does anyone else experience that? Ugh, they were the worst!

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                              • #30
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                                Iceskater agreed on the senna! It works... too much sometimes.


                                I KNOW that people say fiber is debateable but I honestly have great success with veggies. If I eat LOTS of fat and meat and no veg... um... no poo. If I eat some veg, well no issues! Im in the veg camp!

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