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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Dr. Oz gets a big kick out of his "poop" questions, demonstrations and information. It is humourously entertaining, but he also knows "poop" is no laughing matter.

Since January, 2010 -- I have been eating more fruits and veggies, cut WAY back on fat and virtually eliminated all processed foods. This has helped me tremendously.

But . . . I am still slugging along at times. I exercise, drink 8+ glasses of water, eat plenty of fiber(fruits & veggies), have cut my sodium intake below 2300mg, I am eating a balanced nutrition plan (I eat plenty and frequently and do not go to bed hungry) --- so what is my problem??

I think part of it is that I do not have a gall bladder (had it out in the 80's). Part of it maybe my age (58).

I don't like to "take" stimulants or even softeners -- but what else can I do??

Please let me hear from you -- what works for you, what I can do daily to help this "process of elimination" (lol) along.


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    ... Well, gallbladder missing is definitely not helping. Have you asked a doctor? There's a condition that affects the nerves that control the intestines and that causes them to be sluggish. I think, but don't quote me, that it's called intestinal paralysis. I was listening to a dr. on the radio the other day (no eye rolling out there!) and he was discussing a report on why Elvis (Yes! I said Elvis!) actually died. It talked about the opiates paralyzed intestinal muscles, and he had some sort of nerve issue in his gut where there weren't enough of them so they intestines didn't do the peristaltic movement properly. I'll look up the condition and see if I can find anything about it. He took tons of laxatives and stuff too. His colon was absolutely enormous...

    *blink, blink* I just realized I must sound pretty gross... Good night, Y'all!!! o.o
    2690 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/11/2010 11:03:37 PM
    Take Vitamin C supplements! Seriously. :-)
    2693 days ago
    Try adding some ground flax seed to some cereal in the morning. Perhaps if you are eating a lot of fruit which is mostly don't have much poop to poop. emoticon
    2693 days ago
    Oh wow. How many hours of sleep do you get? I know nothing about gallbladders but I know that if I get less than 6 hours a night I'm a wreck the next day. And not the nicest person, LOL!
    2694 days ago
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