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    Holy Shit! Let's talk poop

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    Hey guys,

    my brother recently went to the doctor for poop problems. He isn't regular and the poops are hard and pebbly like rocks in a pond. His doctor told him to eat more fiber, and wa la, better poops.

    Now, I've read a lot of conflicting information regarding fiber, and how to properly get your bowels in order. To me, it seems that a healthy gut population + enough fiber (which is most likely WAY less than what CW will tell you) is the fix.

    I have the same problem as him, and have been trying to clean it up, but I don't seem to be getting anywhere.

    I eat a stupid clean diet, 50% grassfed ground beef 35% raw/cooked vegetables (I try for a variety) and 15% fruit (pears are kicking it for me now, but usually strawberries).

    Anyone have success with turning their poops around? Poop is an obvious test as to whether or not things are ticking in your body properly, and I want to get that in order.

    (P.S. making my first bone broth today, super excited )

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    Other factors for good poop:

    - Get enough exercise!
    - Don't drink and eat at the same time!
    - Drink enough water, and only between meals. (at least a 30min gap)
    - Don't over eat.
    - Don't under eat.
    - Try not combining heavy starches with fats (causes problems for some).

    Personally, the amount of fiber I ingest certainly affects the composition, but it doesn't affect regularity.
    Last edited by Bosnic; 10-31-2011 at 01:36 PM.

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    That is a SHITTY subject - Bwahahahaha - Mwahahahahaha

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    @Bosnic: I get enough exercise.

    What's the reasoning behind the rest of the things you said? Bro-logic isn't really helpful.

    I rarely eat heavy starches with fat, but why would that be an issue?

    @Grizz: Why?

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    I think the hard ones like that are hard to pass so I wouldn't add fiber (a drying agent) to the mix. I'd add fats and water, hydration things. Maybe it worked for your brother because he ate some juicy apples for his fiber source. Or maybe he drank more water. Or maybe I'm wrong. Try different things and see what works for you.

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    You can also take some magnesium, which hydrates the stool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Docter View Post
    @Bosnic: I get enough exercise.

    What's the reasoning behind the rest of the things you said? Bro-logic isn't really helpful.
    I'm not here to tell you how your body works btw, these are suggestions.

    - Water with meals dilutes stomach acid, leading to poorer digestion.
    - Same principle with overeating.
    - When you're hungry, and your stomach is growling, it's preparing for the meal to come. It's producing more stomach acid, etc. Thus, eat when you're hungry.
    - Heavy starches and fats are both tough to digest and require different digestive functions to take place. Some people experience problems because of this.

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    The following have helped me:

    *magnesium supplement (I take the magnesium titrate form - I think). Hoping to stop taking this after the container runs out & see how that works.
    *vitamin C in the powdered form.
    *drinking bragg's apple cider vinegar (a tablespoon or two) mixed with water a couple times a day (in between meals).

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    @Bosnic: Thanks for the clarification, much appreciation!

    I think I overeat, gonna watch out for that one. Will also avoid drinking during meals, will wait 30 min or so.

    @Sunnysara: I want to try messing around with what I eat before I start playing around with supplements for help. Magnesium is duly noted, though. (I also just bought some apple cider vinegar brags style so I may try that).
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    Regular probiotics make a huge difference for me. I like Mark's Primal Flora as well as the Renew Life Critical Care 50 Billion.

    Also, a couple mugs of coffee in the morning usually gets me moving within the hour.
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