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    High fat, coconut oil, and magnesium for the win. That would be my recommended starting point anyhow.

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    Magnesium Citrate during the day, Magnesium Glycinate at night has worked well for me.......higher healthy fats.....check out Ron Swanson's posts on here, he has constipation protocols for lots of different scenarios.....http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread88054.html
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    So the advice given so far seems to boil down into more carbs, more fat or more magnesium.

    Add me to the magnesium camp.
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    Another vote for magnesium also high dose of vitamin c.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damiana View Post
    Fermented foods, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut. Probiotics (Greek yogurt). Magnesium supplements.
    This is good. I feel like an expert in constipation. Had it for 8 years. Did everything the docs said and nothing helped.

    Here is what worked for me; it took about 4 months but the result is perfection on the poop scale.

    Eat 60-65% fats, 20% protein, 15% carbs. The carbs should include a lot of leafy greens to provide soluble fiber and lots of the cabbage family, both cooked in CO or boiled. No starches such as potatoes.

    Magnesium daily, Probiotic capsules before every meal, plus those mentioned by Damiana.

    Never let constipation build up. If you're constipated (no poop) one day, take Milk of Magnesia that night. Every time. It's safe and harmless and works wonderfully well. You will not become reliant on it.
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    Soluable fibre and resistant starch. Taking supplements like magnesium to prevent constipation isn't a smart idea.
    Last edited by Forgotmylastusername; 08-01-2013 at 01:36 AM.

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    This is good. I feel like an expert in constipation. Had it for 8 years. Did everything the docs said and nothing helped.

    Here is what worked for me; it took about 4 months but the result is perfection on the poop scale.

    Eat 60-65% fats, 20% protein, 15% carbs. The carbs should include a lot of leafy greens to provide soluble fiber and lots of the cabbage family, both cooked in CO or boiled. No starches such as potatoes.

    Magnesium daily, Probiotic capsules before every meal, plus those mentioned by Damiana.

    Never let constipation build up. If you're constipated (no poop) one day, take Milk of Magnesia that night. Every time. It's safe and harmless and works wonderfully well. You will not become reliant on it.
    Almost exactly my story. I drink or eat kombucha with almost every meal, or sauerkraut, and always take my magnesium - and a big dose if it's been more than two days since I went.


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    Quote Originally Posted by noodletoy View Post
    another vote for magnesium -- we are almost all deficient. and more activity.
    Quote Originally Posted by Damiana View Post
    Fermented foods, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut. Probiotics (Greek yogurt). Magnesium supplements.
    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    High fat, coconut oil, and magnesium for the win. That would be my recommended starting point anyhow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
    Soluable fibre and resistant starch. Taking supplements like magnesium to prevent constipation isn't a smart idea.
    some of us eat low-carb, so starch isn't always an option. there is no danger in a low dose of magnesium.
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    what form of magnesium do you all use? I am using mag citrate caps and mag glycinate tabs, bought at local drug store.....
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