Sorry for the graphic title but I'm having digestive issues and thought people here could help. I've been eating primal over a month and and so far have had no problem with bowel movements. They're usually pretty normal and regular. But the last day or so they're more like hard nuggets and not going without a fight. I'm not sure what would have caused this. I'm still eating pretty much the same as I have been, I think. Only thing I can think of is I did snack on cheese a bit more than usual one day. Would dairy cause this? Or possibly I've been eating a little less beef and more poultry? Less fat? Still using plenty of oil and butter when cooking though so I don't think my fat intake is low.
Pellet poop has been sitting in your intestines the longest; try adding more coconut oil to your daily food consumption. Some of us swear by magnesium citrate before bed.
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Personally, I have foun cheese can be constipating. More water oftn helps. Have a read of this site - it's very interesting and has worked for me.
I second the recommendations of water and magnesium. I went through a bag of spinach in a day and a half and was right as rain after that.
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I've noticed that this happens to me also after I have traveled a lot-- a long car ride or flight, even if I'm pushing water down the whole time, is unpleasant to my digestion. Don't know if that would affect you too, but I thought I'd share.
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I swear by coconut oil and magnesium. Just keeps everything moving. Also have noticed that I don't have as much poo eating this way. I am thinking most of my food is being used by my body.
Thanks everyone. Yeah, maybe I just need more water. I tend not to get thirsty much, and never remember to drink when not thirsty. So it's not unusual for me to go morning until evening without liquids other than what's in my food. I've already been taking magnesium citrate for ages. Never found that to be "loosening" but I have found magnesium oxide will do that. I don't take the oxide form though, because I've heard it prevents a lot of nutrients from being absorbed.
More sodium and water. Also, not to be graphic, but does your bhole throb while duecing?
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