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    Which is better...? for constipation

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    I'm generally healthy, though I suffer with constipation a lot. I've tried higher fat, and lower carb, higher carb and more protein... lots of vegetables, no vegetables. I bought and took high-doses of probiotics. None of which seem to work.

    (I was never breast fed, so am wondering if that's a factor). Perhaps I need a fecal transplant?

    I've been considering taking some supplemental foods, in the hope that they would help, but am not sure which would be better. I'm thinking of either, or, a combination of:

    • raw goats milk,
    • making kefir with raw goats milk,
    • making kombucha,
    • or buying some FCLO with the X Factor butter.


    I'm leaning away from the Kombucha (too much sugar) and the FCLO (high cost and do I really need it? Will it help?)

    And more toward the kefir/raw goat milk.

    I tolerate dairy, so the goats milk would perhaps be a good option. What do you think? From a health point of view, it's increased nutrition, but will it help with constipation issues?
    SW: 68 kg. * CW: 61.5 kg. * GW: 60 kg or less...
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    Well, I had similar symptoms most of my life, however I found eating All Bran for breakfast did keep me regular. After going primal, I found the old constipation came back pretty quick.

    I sought advice from a natropath who prescribed this

    It took a week or so but worked great and now I no longer require it.

    This is an Australian product, so may be labelled differently overseas. Also, I could only get this through the practioner, so it wasnt cheap, but after two months I no longer required it so worth every $
    I'll be back

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    Good old fashioned stewed prunes. Go easy until you find the right amount for you.
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    Try eating a big bowl of mashed pumpkin with some cinnamon and stevia.

    Always gets me, uh, moving. :P

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    Have you tried supplementing with magnesium citrate?
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    For personal consumption as well as for resale, I make homemade kimchee and sauerkraut regularly, as well as pickled garlics, raw milk kefir, coconut kefir as well as yogurt & even fermented fruit juices too. In the morning, upon waking I drink a full glass of filtered warm (heated) water plus another glass of the kimchee juice left over from making the kimchee in its earliest stages of initial fermentation. I sometimes drink the sauerkraut juice too, though the kimchee's spiciness from cayenne, garlic & ginger really moves my bowels, usually within minutes! I bottle the stuff & have even been selling it as a healthy soft drink alternative like kombucha but better imo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisGunnars View Post
    Have you tried supplementing with magnesium citrate?
    I take a 500mg mag citrate (most) every night before bed. For constipation, I'd recommend 1000mg before bed & drinking lots of warm water upon waking.
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    Probiotics. Cannot stress them enough.

    And if you need a quick cleanup a few tablespoons of coconut all in one go should do the trick

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    Nothing has worked for me but magnesium citrate + probiotics. I eat miso, kimchi, and yogurt daily.
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    I hate prunes and pumpkin, so not ideal options. Even a spoonful of bran makes me, uh... Run to the bathroom. I do take magnesium in small doses and coconut oil occasionally. But ideally I'd like to just be regular without having to resort to laxative type episodes. (I'm bunged up so I'd better take some coconut oil).

    Maybe I'll never get there because my gut flora is not optimal.

    Does anyone know if kefir from RAW goat milk might help?
    SW: 68 kg. * CW: 61.5 kg. * GW: 60 kg or less...
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