I've seen "Fiber Menace" mentioned a few times here. In the last week or so I've been getting constipation. So I had a look at the site, and it's suggesting that the constipation is because when I was eating my "healthy diet" before going Primal (which was full of whole grains and fibre) my digestive system basically became dependent on fibre, and so it's not quite working properly with a low carb, low fibre diet. Apparently this is very common when people suddenly switch to a low carb diet.
The solution is to stick to the low fibre diet, and use his recovery program of supplements. However, his recovery program is expensive, not to mention the extra $40 for international shipping. Fortunately the site goes into a lot of detail about which supplements are involved, so I reckon I can save myself a load of money by just buying the essential components, or equivalents.
His program involves:
IntestiPacks: An "Enterophilus" capsule (acidophilus and other bacteria that help with digestive function), along with a multivitamin, a fish oil, and an antifungal. From what I gather, the only "essential" component is the bacteria, so the acidophilus supplements from the health food shop should do the job.
Hydro-C: A Vitamin C powder that basically works as a laxative, but without the side effects of most types of laxative. I've read over the page and I don't see anything hugely special about his formula. It does say that it's buffered to be non-acidic. Closest equivalent I can find is "Ester-C with Bioflavonoid", which comes in caplet form, or just plain old Vitamin C powder. Not sure if it has to be taken in powder form for best effect or what. Did a little Googling and I did find one forum post (about halfway down this page suggesting the use of Ester-C for constipation relief.
GI Recovery: supplement for gastrointestinal recovery. The main ingredient is L-Glutamine, which is of course a commonly available supplement on its own.
Any thoughts, or anyone here experienced similar issues? I'll give these supplements a try and report back.