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2/22/12 3:25 P

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I know how you feel about IBS. I have had IBS for many years, but not a very serious case. There is a book by Dr. Stephen Wangen, founder of the IBS Treatment Center, that is called "The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Solution." IBS seems to be caused by sensitivity to wheat or other foods. There are blood tests that can be performed to determine what foods you are sensitive to, but most doctors and nutritionists don't know about them. It sounds like you have a more serious case of IBS since you can't tolerate some vegetables. I can eat anything and don't have any restrictions. Since I went 100% Paleo, doing away with the All Bran Cereal I was eating, I improved considerably. One word of caution, if you want to get a good response on these blood tests, you need to be eating the food you are being tested for otherwise the test won't work. So if you are sensitive to wheat and have the blood tests done, the test for wheat will not show any sensitivity if you are not eating wheat. I hope this helps.

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2/22/12 1:44 P

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Thank you for posting this question. Recently I have been having difficulty going to the loo. I haven't managed to do 100% Paleo, but I am happy with my efforts of getting there slowly.

The suggestions have been really helpful, especially when Cindy mentioned the psyllium husk. I heard of it before, but I didn't really think about what it could do for my body. A lot of herbal remedies are thought to be a waste of money. I ordered some today in hopes it will help as I don't think I can do another salt water flush again.

I would take flaxseed daily, but I am pregnant and I have to think of the side effects on my growing baby. After reading as much as I could about flaxseed/linseed and pysllium husk, I found that the husk will be much safer for me.

Thank you again.

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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
2/20/12 9:43 P

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Conrad I won't even TRY Citrucel after seeing what is in it!! emoticon I went with the pure option! I am sure there are others at the healthfood store, but I did fine with the first one I tried.

RIGASMOM you do need SOLUBLE fiber then. Check labels and go to a health food store and select one that is right for you!

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2/20/12 7:50 P

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Does your stomach tolerate cooked veggies? I noticed that eating 3+ cups of cooked broccoli for dinner has REALLY helped with my regularity.

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CONRADBURK's Photo CONRADBURK Posts: 488
2/20/12 3:40 P

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Citrucel worked much better for me than psyllium. I didn't do well on psyllium. I no longer taking any fiber supplements since going 100% Paleo following the Cordain Paleo Diet!
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RIGASMOM's Photo RIGASMOM Posts: 84
2/20/12 11:19 A

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Thank you. I must tell you though that I would prefer to slow things down a touch. I am thinking more fiber might help with that. I appreciate everyone's advice. I don't do protein shakes since my exercise level is lacking. I am planning to pick up the pace so perhaps I should give that a thought.

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2/20/12 11:09 A

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I'm with Cindy on this one - I too have IBS and have been doing well with the Paleo eating style - I add 1/2 TBSP of Psyllium Husk Powder into my morning protein shake and that moves things along splendidly. :) Pun Intended :)

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2/19/12 8:55 P

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I find I am low on soluble fiber and take whole psyllium husk every day. Otherwise, flax is a good bet too.

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2/19/12 7:58 P

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I recently just found a Paleo bread recipe that is made with fresh ground flax seeds. It was really awesome. I went out and bought a coffee grinder just so I could grind the flax seeds!

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2/19/12 7:39 P

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Flax seed, buy whole and grind it. And cooked veges.

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RIGASMOM's Photo RIGASMOM Posts: 84
2/19/12 7:28 P

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Is it a whole coconut that you crack open? I live in a very small town and trying find certain things is very difficult.

What about bagged shredded unsweetened coconut? I could use it in a lot of stuff I cook. I do sometimes have a problem finding it, but it might work.

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2/19/12 7:11 P

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Hi, I find the best way is coconut meat. It has loads of fiber, I eat one whole coconut daily , it's about half cup of coconut water, and about 200g of meat. According to tables 80g has 7g of fiber, so that's a lot.

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RIGASMOM's Photo RIGASMOM Posts: 84
2/19/12 7:00 P

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I find that my fiber level is way too low and want to increase it. I was diagnosed with IBS about 8 months ago and find eating Paleo is helping. However, I cannot eat raw veggies except a touch of lettuce, onion and tomato. What's the best way you have found to increase the fiber you eat each day? I really want to do it naturally instead of supplements. Thank you for your help!

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