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    Quote Originally Posted by YogaBare View Post

    Cutting wheat and oats seems to have sorted out the initial problem, but since going Primal constipation has taken over. Eating yogurt made me regular, but I recently cut down and realised the problem is still there - the probiotics were just masking it.

    Turning point came last weekend when I ate a can of tinned spinach on Friday night, then spent Saturday on the toilet! I realised my gut is incredibly sensitive and needs some TLC. Hence the bone broth. I'm sure some people would recommend I do GAPS, but I've promised myself never to do an extreme, restrictive diet again.

    Oh, and I'm always bloated.
    So now you've got a mixture of constipation and diarrhea? What a beautiful combination!

    My husband is in the process of healing his GI system - it finally reached a breaking point and starting to look like maybe he's developing Crohn's or something really nasty. He was getting serious all-day knock-out diarrhea from probiotics. Didn't matter what kind - yogurt, kefit, kombucha, pill form, then he started reacting to cheese and any kind of fat. Not good.

    He's been taking this supplement called GI Revive. At first, he couldn't tolerate that, either, but he discovered he could take it with food. He kept away from any kind of probiotic for a week, then added back a probiotic pill daily. He's not 100% yet, but soooo much better.

    BTW, I've noticed that spinach causes me a lot of GI problems. If I eat it in small amounts, it comes thru the other end undigested (so what's the point, right?) and in bigger amounts it gave me cramps and bloating and constipation. I'm assuming it's the insoluble fiber,
    but who knows.

    Also, I don't know if you take a magnesium supplement, but if you're prone to constipation, magnesium citrate will help to promote BMs. However, if like my husband you are now prone to diarrhea, stay away from citrate, it'll just make the GI situation worse. You can take Magnesium Glycinate (which is what he's taking now) which doesn't have action on BMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BestBetter View Post
    So now you've got a mixture of constipation and diarrhea? What a beautiful combination!
    BTW, I've noticed that spinach causes me a lot of GI problems. If I eat it in small amounts, it comes thru the other end undigested (so what's the point, right?) and in bigger amounts it gave me cramps and bloating and constipation. I'm assuming it's the insoluble fiber,
    but who knows.

    Also, I don't know if you take a magnesium supplement, but if you're prone to constipation, magnesium citrate will help to promote BMs. However, if like my husband you are now prone to diarrhea, stay away from citrate, it'll just make the GI situation worse. You can take Magnesium Glycinate (which is what he's taking now) which doesn't have action on BMs.
    I know... lucky me, eh? Actually constipation and the runs are opposite sides of the same IBS coin. Both are symptomatic of a compromised gut, and it's not uncommon to have them interchangeably. I can't even remember how long I've had this problem, so I don't know what to blame..!

    It's only canned spinach has this effect on me. I assume it's cos it's so condensed - who knows how much fresh spinach one can would be the equivalent to? But yeah, I assume it's the fibre.

    Mg supplements have never helped my BMs... Neither has supplementing with ACV. As I said, greek yogurt made me regular, but I got weirdly addicted to dairy while eating it. I cut it out, and after about five days things started to regulate by themselves. Don't have anything to base this on, but it intuitively feels like things are getting better, and something is healing. I've started bodybrushing and I'm wondering if that is helping...

    I'm derailing my own thread, lol.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

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    Quote Originally Posted by YogaBare View Post


    Not the answer I was expecting, lol.

    My broth has potatoes in it! I've eaten it for years, but it's never made me sleepy before...



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    Okay, this is weird to find this...I just made a huge bone broth (no potatoes) with beef marrow bone, beef cartilage and slight amounts of beef, and huge strips of beef tendon...celery was the only addition and salt...and every time I eat it, I pass out like I just took a sleeping pill. A really good one. A sleeping pill that puts me almost immediately to sleep, causes me to sleep soundly and I wake up without the "sleeping pill hangover." It's great. If I'd known to expect it at 6:30 pm. Or 2:30 pm. Or whenever I'm eating. LOL Now I know to expect it. I made pinto beans today and put some of my beef broth in the beans...sure enough I was out like a light. It's the broth. And only when I do the broth. Did the same thing to my granddaughter. Made a deer stew and put some of my beef broth in it, and she ate 3 bowls and slurped it like she was STARVING and then she passed out. I think we're deficient in whatever the broth has in it and then it knocks us out to do the healing work with those nutrients we'd desperately been needing. That's what my gut was telling me....ha ha, my gut. Maybe it's my gut being healed and I'm being knocked out so my body can use all its energy to do the much-needed work. So I'm eating alot of broth now. I think it's really good for me. Even though I am sleeping too much. Something is telling me it will pass when I'm more healed.

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    Glycine. It's an inhibitory neurotransmitter. What you're experiencing is not abnormal or a sign of healing.

    Glycine is quite good for you and has been implicated in mitochondrial recovery (anti-aging). I wouldn't be worried, but maybe eat the broth before bed.

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