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Old 04-27-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Kind of embarrassing but

Am I the only one who is getting constipated since starting this diet? The first few days on UP days my tummy got upset, now this. I take fiber gummies everyday so I'm usually ok. Other than this I'm feeling great, but yikes I can only take so many gummies fibers. I eat a huge salad everyday. Suggestions?
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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I do one of these:

- 3 Dulcolax
- 1000 mg Magnesium
- Glucomanan jello before dinner

On occasion I do the gluc jello and the magnesium. That usually does the trick.

Others have said liquid magnesium helps.

I just read that Diatomaceous earth also helps. I just got mine, so I can't couch for that yet. I took 2T today...I'm still waiting. <grin>
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:27 AM   #3
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I just think I don't go a lot!! Wish I went more though!
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:49 AM   #4
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Magnesium before bed helps me stay regular. I take a liquid cal/mag supp (Tropical Oasis) plus Natural Calm Magnesium. If things start working too well, I back off the extra mag for a few days.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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As with the alternating eating on JUDDD, I find I have the problem on alternate days.....but it seems to self resolve every other day as well. I do believe it's why I'm losing slower, however, because I AM drinking enough water everyday.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:54 AM   #6
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I'm actually more regular than ever before!

Between the Green detox tea I drink on DDs, more veggies on both DD and UPs, and (the real key here I think), the Natural Calm and the spoonful of Diatomaceous Earth I take before bed, systems are REALLY good!

p.s. Shoutout to Pirate Jenny for recommending the DE!! Don't love the taste/texture but I think it's doing some good things internally.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:34 AM   #7
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Magnesium for me, I don't take it especially for this, but it does seem to work for a lot of people with issues.

I am now taking Silica tablets, not quite brave enough to try the DE.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:50 AM   #8
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I second, third, fourth the magnesium suggestion.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #9
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I'm overly confused by the number and type of magnesium in the stores. And as none say they are for this issue.....

Even searching online - I'm having difficulty identifying what I want and then matching it in the shop.

I could try silica - it's good for other stuff too??
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:50 PM   #10
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The kind in the natural calm is:

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Ingredients: ionic magnesium citrate (created from a highly absorbable proprietary blend of citric acid and magnesium carbonate).
It really works.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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I use Magnesium Citrate too Vicky.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #12
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Just checked my bottle - magnesium citrate 200 mg. I take one and it does the trick - not immediately but with 12 hours or overnight.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #13
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Here is an additional thought: Dr. Dukan says mineral water is a great way to stay regular. He suggest Evian as the best.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:29 PM   #14
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I take oxygenated magnesium, which is very different but really effective. It pulls debris from the intestinal wall without irritating it. I take 3-4 pills a night with 2 week breaks occasionally. The brand I use is Mag07.

Natural Calm is awesome too! Although on some DD it seems that NOTHING works.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:48 PM   #15
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1 probiotic at 10 million dose and 1 teaspoon coconut oil a day and I'm going like a champ again!!

Plus I only count the calories in the coconut oil as half what they should be because I read I can so for 20 calories I'm getting lots of benefits for the coconut oil and not having to worry about bathroom issues anymore!
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:14 AM   #16
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Will head to the shops tomorrow!! Haven't been any shootings there for at least 2 days!!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:49 AM   #17
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:50 AM   #18
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I find JUDDD helps with that. Perhaps it's the coconut oil I have in my DD coffee?

I know it's not something you should do regularly but I find a good session with a bottle of red wine helps sort out any issues that way.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:24 AM   #19
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Natural Calm was a real boost for my system when I needed it. Oddly though, since I've been on JUDDD I haven't needed it at all.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #20
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I'm having this problem for about a week now. I've been a regular goer.. Just lately I do still go everyday but it's really nothing much. Idk if I'm the only one feeling this way but if I don't go much in the morning, I feel very "dirty". Not in the extreme literal sense but just unclean. I like to start my day clean
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I found mix of magnesium today - it has the most Magnesium Citrate in it (compared to the one other brand!), some B6 and some Manganese - maybe something else. No calcium - as have heard that can stop the effectiveness.

Hopefully it's enough - couldn't find Magnesium Citrate on it's own.
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See, this doesn't make sense to me. Assuming that we're eating the same kinds of foods as before, it doesn't make sense that we would be having constipation issues. I have noticed a slowdown, but it's attributable, I believe, to the smaller quantity of food I am consuming. Less input, less output.

I don't want to offend anyone here, but the frequent discussions of laxatives reminds me of ******* and eating disorders like anorexia and bulemia. Not that we can't discuss them here, but I just want to respectfully add a note of caution here.

If I've lost a pound of fat, but have a pound of poo that I haven't expelled, I weigh the same on the scale. It might make me feel better emotionally to see a loss, but the reality is that I've still lost a pound of fat and the rest will take care of itself within a short period of time.

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I understand about the amount one passes!

And that when we do not eat as much that the amount is less.

But when it is stuck that is where my problem is! I drink lots of water, have fiber but not always a go, go

I have tried many of the suggestions here too, but, but!

It is an uncomfortable feeling!

Almost forgot - I never take laxatives, did I miss that part? Did someone say to take laxatives? I remember reading about fiber stuff, etc. but not about laxatives.
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I understand about the amount one passes!

And that when we do not eat as much that the amount is less.

But when it is stuck that is where my problem is! I drink lots of water, have fiber but not always a go, go

I have tried many of the suggestions here too, but, but!

It is an uncomfortable feeling!

Almost forgot - I never take laxatives, did I miss that part? Did someone say to take laxatives? I remember reading about fiber stuff, etc. but not about laxatives.
Just a thought here, was some of those things mentioned laxatives??? I just realized what I thought were "health food items" maybe could be a laxative!! Now i understand what the other post was worried about !
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Just a thought here, was some of those things mentioned laxatives??? I just realized what I thought were "health food items" maybe could be a laxative!! Now i understand what the other post was worried about !
I may be wrong...one is a stool softener and the rest appear to be supplements that have other benefits as well.
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I just wanted to put my two cents in here.

I have issues in that department too. I will go every 4-5 days without help and then, it is not an easy process. I have a history with issues anyway so I just automatically go to a stool softener.

I can see concern for eating problems but, I honestly was not getting that impression at all from here. Sometimes the bowels just aren't reved up and need a little help. This may be due to lack carbs or just not enough fiberous veggies. Who knows?
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I may be wrong...one is a stool softener and the rest appear to be supplements that have other benefits as well.
Magnesium citrate is a laxative that can have some serious health problems. Including the inability to "go" without it.

Magnesium Citrate

There are magnesium supplements that aren't magnesium citrate, and those are probably safer, but I don't know. I just don't want anyone doing long-term damage to their body!
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Magnesium citrate is a laxative that can have some serious health problems. Including the inability to "go" without it.

Magnesium Citrate

There are magnesium supplements that aren't magnesium citrate, and those are probably safer, but I don't know. I just don't want anyone doing long-term damage to their body!
Okay, I stand corrected. I tried some kind of magnesium...not sure what it was...but I really really learned a lesson. I don't even know what it was because I evidently threw it out, not wanting to make the same mistake again!!!
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