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    Hello

    I need some advice please. I have been cutting down the carbs for a couple of weeks and have now gone full Primal for the last three days. I am really enjoying this way of eating apart from one thing: constipation. Argghhh it is driving me bonkers and I really don't know what to do as I don't want to have to start taking tablets or suppositories to ease it. Any advice would be most helpful.

    Thank you.

  • #2
    What have you actually been eating? In my experience, Primal has the opposite effect (I go like 3x daily now, haha). I think it's the addition of extra fat to fruits/vegetables. I do drink coffee, though, which certainly plays a role.

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    • #3
      sigh....

      Reprint


      NO More Constipation

      First off, i am a layman so perform your own due diligence on the subject.

      Having said that let me share with you what can be helpful

      first you need to swear off fiber supplements immediately and forever. They are damaging to you in more ways than just the constipation.
      Second you need to empty your bowel, here is how i would go about that.
      Products:
      Magnesium Citrate Pills
      Magnesium Citrate Liquid
      Enema Bag
      Epsom Salts

      for three days take 2400 - 3000 mg of the Mag Cit pills. space them out take them all together doesn't matter just get them in.
      On day three drink a 16 oz bottle of the Mig cit liquid and 2 quarts of water. You should probably be alone and free for the day.
      Explode....... ( did i mention you should be alone??? also dont be outside say 10 steps of the throne. when it comes.... good god watch out )
      now that you have emptied everything you ever ate you will need to rest. it can be wearying

      continue to take at least 1200 mg og Mag Cit pills daily for the next 3 - 6 months. you will know when you no longer need it.

      once a week for 6 weeks give yourself an enema following the best instructions you can fine. Use only water and Epsom salts. lemon/coffee/aloe/etc are not required they are cool and sexy but really dont address your concern. just Epsom salts will be all you need. the lower intestine is an upside down U with the part connecting to your anus on the right side. when you fill up you want to lay on the left side to give gravity the best chance possible to fill the entire intestine.

      go slow gas can build up and block the waters entry and could be annoying to clean up.

      Dont expect all the water you put in to come out when you relieve your self after the enema. if you are as bad as you say you will have pockets and soft spots in the bowel which need irrigation much like an abscessed tooth. it is normal for ammonia to be trapped in and under these pockets so the smell can be interesting.

      After 6 weeks give yourself a 6 week break before any additional enemas.

      If you object to giving yourself an enema you can fine a practitioner who specializes in colonics. these people are certified so dont use one that isn't. Also dont go until you first purge yourself. The ones i have used are rather narrow minded about their field of study and do have all sorts of stories of the total healing power of the colonic itself. My experience is that just like most specialist they have drank too much of the koolaid. they know their stuff buy you cannot rely on them to know YOUR stuff.

      you should feel remarkably better after the explosion. it isn't uncommon to feel physically drained however which is why you need to rest.

      Add walking to your regimen as walking tones the core and you will notice most likely within the 6 weeks a marked improvement.

      planks could also help. after the explosion.

      after you get clear you need to stock up on good flora and fauna.

      I highly recommend a quality shelf stable product by standard process call ProSynbiotic as well as their Gut Flora. the former takes care of the upper gi and the later the lower.

      only then can you call yourself done

      good luck and good hunting
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      • #4
        Short version.

        eat more oil

        eat more magnesium

        eat more ascorbic acid.

        more is defined by how much it takes for you to shit your pants not by anyone's recommended daily allowance
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        • #5
          Beets. They are magical. Cook some beets, shred them, add whatever makes them palatable to you, ingest. Stay in. Don't go out. Trust me.

          Fair warning: your "results" may be a tad reddish in color. Do not be alarmed.
          "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill

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          • #6
            Quelsen, thank you for that! People keep telling me "more magnesium", but I hadn't heard of taking such high doses spread throughout the day. I hope I can sort out my issues soon, but if not, I have a long Thanksgiving break...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
              Quelsen, thank you for that! People keep telling me "more magnesium", but I hadn't heard of taking such high doses spread throughout the day. I hope I can sort out my issues soon, but if not, I have a long Thanksgiving break...
              also try C to bowel tolerance. So much jucnk can be cleared up by keeping yourself just on the edge of explosion with C.. i use powder which i got first at my local coop but now get from pure Bulk.

              my girl went slow and it took her months to get clean.

              me i manned up and went for broke.. 2 tablespoons of Ascorbic acid blew my mind.... well the other way around. then trended down to now much more than a teaspoon will make me wonder if i should do those squats or not.....
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              • #8
                Yeah, I've been using C, but it's either all or nothing (taken every 4 hours). I was taking up to 9g every 4 hours at some point, and it didn't do anything. Bumped it up to 12, explosion. Back down to about 10, nothing. Can't seem to find a happy medium. I wish I could afford to spend a week at home finding a good dose, but I can't. And it's just too taxing for me, physically.
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                • #9
                  Ha ha! Thanks for the visual...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                    Yeah, I've been using C, but it's either all or nothing (taken every 4 hours). I was taking up to 9g every 4 hours at some point, and it didn't do anything. Bumped it up to 12, explosion. Back down to about 10, nothing. Can't seem to find a happy medium. I wish I could afford to spend a week at home finding a good dose, but I can't. And it's just too taxing for me, physically.
                    if 12 is your explosion then 11.5 should make it not explode.

                    keep it there until it starts to explode again then back off 500mg each time until you get to 500mg total
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                    • #11
                      Well, we just went through this at our house with my youngest son. Seems that when he was hungry, and I first suggested fruit, then worked the way up to cheeses, that he was waiting for the cheeses. And eating too much meat in proportion to the vegi. (At lunch he wasn't eating them - just the meat and cheese.)

                      So, after a couple of weeks of stomach issues and finally a trip to the ER, we found out what was going on. In fact, I knew as soon as the X-ray popped up on the screen their was too much stuff in the intestines.

                      Miralax is what we were told to use. I also started him on ground flaxseed meal hot cereal with coconut and milk. And he now eats a good serving of vegetables with each meal, and eats those apples when I tell him that is what he can have.

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                      • #12
                        Read Fiber Menace or go to gutsense.org.

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                        • #13
                          I'd recommend a good probiotic supplement, too. That, in conjunction with 2 mag citrate daily with some coffee has really helped.
                          F 28/5'4/100 lbs

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                          • #14
                            Are you eating any dairy? Try eliminating most dairy. Fixed it for me. I can eat tons of meat and fat in different proportions and everything moves along nicely. A few bites of cheese are no trouble, but more than that - a physical mass large enough - will block me up every time.

                            Another testimony for magnesium. Even 1/2 a teaspoon can get things moving if it's been four or five days and I'm thinking it might be trouble soon.
                            Crohn's, doing SCD

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by EyeOfRound View Post
                              What have you actually been eating? In my experience, Primal has the opposite effect (I go like 3x daily now, haha). I think it's the addition of extra fat to fruits/vegetables. I do drink coffee, though, which certainly plays a role.
                              I think that I may be eating too much diary. I have been having 2 small Babybel cheeses every day plus I ate a lot of cheese at the weekend (after a trip to Brussels - great cheese and beautiful dark chocolate!). Plus I have been having full fat Greek yogurt with frozen berries (made into a smoothy). Apart from that I have been eating mostly chicken, eggs, lamb stew, veg/chicken soup, salads, loads of veggies, two pieces of fruit per day, handful of macadamia nuts. It maybe that I am not eating enough veg so I will up that.
                              Last edited by Mousecatcher; 10-25-2012, 12:51 AM. Reason: Missed something out

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