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    is eating a lot of fiber to help with elimination a myth? what is the best way to create healthy, regular BM s??

  • #2
    If you really put your desire to make giant poops above your health, then fiber is your friend.
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    • #3
      um, no, I don't aim to compromise health, just hoping to ease daily discomfort and gross bloat

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      • #4
        Is it not related to a specific food? Are you eating dairy or fruit? Or any faleo food with nut flours, etc?
        Crohn's, doing SCD

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        • #5
          it seems regardless of what or how I eat things don't move well. and curious if increasing fiber dramatically is the way to help
          Last edited by aimlow; 12-28-2012, 02:30 PM.

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          • #6
            Aimlow, my Perfect Digestion recipe is to lightly grease the outsides of medium sized eggplants with a grease of your choice (I use cocnut oil), pierce it in many places with a knife, wrap in foil with a head of garlic, and bake for an hour at 350 degrees. Than scoop the pulp out and blend with the garlic, salt and whatever spices you like (I use a bit of cumin and cayenne).

            A half cup of the resulted eggplant caviar (or baba ganush) makes things very, very smooth. Do not overdo though, as it is very potent!
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            • #7
              CO in my coffee really gets me, umm, going in the morning.
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              • #8
                I have noticed eating a pear helps.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Leida View Post
                  Aimlow, my Perfect Digestion recipe is to lightly grease the outsides of medium sized eggplants with a grease of your choice (I use cocnut oil), pierce it in many places with a knife, wrap in foil with a head of garlic, and bake for an hour at 350 degrees. Than scoop the pulp out and blend with the garlic, salt and whatever spices you like (I use a bit of cumin and cayenne).

                  A half cup of the resulted eggplant caviar (or baba ganush) makes things very, very smooth. Do not overdo though, as it is very potent!
                  Ooh. This sounds quite tasty!
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                  • #10
                    Improving your metabolism also improves digestion. Do you feel cold all the time? How about your hands and feet?

                    As for your question, adding in more insoluble fiber in my experience makes things worse. I have the best elimination on a low residue diet, eating only things that are highly digestible like fruit, dairy, red meat, eggs, white rice. Keeping beans, nuts, veggies and other stuff toa minimum.

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                    • #11
                      Ooh. This sounds quite tasty!
                      It is. Uhm, I forgot to add that I use a splash or two of balsamic vinegar when the fancy strikes me or if the pulp is a bit on the dry side. A bit of skin is Okay as well, but too much plugs up my magic bullet. My guests usually love it with sweet potato chips as well as a dip.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by aimlow View Post
                        um, no, I don't aim to compromise health, just hoping to ease daily discomfort and gross bloat
                        I find too much fiber in my diet increases "daily discomfort and gross bloat" rather than easing them. How much fiber are you currently eating?
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                        • #13
                          If you are eating natural, healthy foods we are designed to eat.. shouldn't they contain the fiber you need? I never give fiber much thought really.

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                          • #14
                            Fiber is a myth.

                            I think, according to what I've read in a couple books, there was a doctor who worked in Africa for a while, noticed that they didn't have much colon cancer, and decided that fiber in their diet was the reason. We've had fiber pushed on us ever since, and now people think massive BM are healthy.

                            For me, fiber causes massive constipation issues. So do prunes and everything else that is supposed to cure constipation.

                            Thinks move along nicely as long as I eat enough fat. A fatty breakfast of eggs and bacon sandwiched between coffee spiked with a good spoonful of butter and a touch of stevia and I'm cleaned out.

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                            • #15
                              *Supplementing* fiber is a myth. Eating whole, natural foods should provide you with enough.

                              Especially while adjusting to this diet, some people have digestive issues. There are a plethora of this could be for anyone and for you. Too much/too little, fat, protein, carbs, sugar, whatever. Or maybe you have a bug. Or maybe you gut flora is too much/too little (overgrowth, or wasted by antibiotics). Introduce anything new? Eating more dairy? There is probably a correlation with what you eat. Do you eat the same thing every day?
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