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    Anyone got any tips to help constipation?

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    I have been primal for about 5 months and am feeling the best I ever have. My husband however is having problems with constipation and I wondered if anyone has any tips on what I can give him. He eats lots of vegetables and I make coconut butter which he loves. He is missing his oatmeal for breakfast which kept him very regular in the past. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Decrease the veggie amount. He may ingest too much fibers. You can on the other hand add more starches, especially the resistant type found in potatoes. I experimented myself with unmodified raw potato starch (you know, the powder you can buy for cheap - not potato flour though, potato STARCH), something like 30g / day for a while (it must be unheated or you destroy it - you can add it in smoothies or plain water, tastes bland and not very appealing). It really works ...

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    Fermented foods, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut. Probiotics (Greek yogurt). Magnesium supplements.
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    Aloe vera juice before bedtime!

    Oh, and he needs more carbs.
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    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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    Enough fat in the diet?

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    I sprinkle ground flax seed onto veggies or salad or put it in a smoothie. It works great. Don't use the seeds whole or they will go right through you without doing anything. Either grind the seeds in your blender or buy them already ground. Sometimes they are called flax meal.

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    I suggest increasing fat intake (healthy fats, of course, such as coconut oil, MCT oil, olive oil, etc). Also, magnesium citrate can really help get things going in the morning. Hope that helps.

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    another vote for magnesium -- we are almost all deficient. and more activity.
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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    an apple a day does it for me!

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    Lower fat, higher carbs. Potatoes and rice are your friend.
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