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crstlgls

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Posted: 04 Feb 2018, 15:05
I have the same problem. I hardly ever have the urge to go. I am a little afraid to use Miralax, as I've read it could be habit-forming and would rather use something, if I must, that will not make my bowels lazy. My thyroid levels were good, except my T4; My total T4 was 4.4 (range 4.8-10). But my other 2 numbers were good. TSH 1.39 and Total T3 95. Not sure how to handle it, but I know it's not healthy. I can't eat gluten, soy, or greens because of their goitrogenic effects. What can i do?
auntbunny

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Posted: 04 Feb 2018, 18:26
I don't eat gluten either; its' been 10+ years for me. However, I've always had a problem with urges. I usually need a softener. Using Senna tea works, but it's quite hard on the insides. I do use Blackstrap Molasses(1 tblspoon). Using Flax in your food can help. I grind it and use it in my Bullets. But I like you don't like relying on any of these. I have been using Prune Juice, but it's so high in carbs! We are definitely in a dilemna
From371to184

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Posted: 05 Feb 2018, 06:08
I adjusted my fiber in (e.g. adding nuts to) my diet... that worked. But, keep in mind, that in Atkins/Keto/LCHF... your body is going to process food more efficiently; thus, reduced waste... and that, in turn, should help with the overall constipation.
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auntbunny

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Posted: 06 Feb 2018, 16:05
37.....I regularly use sliced almonds in my salads (2 a day) and don't find help there. We really are all different.
kearamccardl...

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Posted: 06 Feb 2018, 19:37
I know for me water enemas are never out of the question, or epsom salt in water, magnesium really helps aid in my issues.
PBenkert

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Posted: 13 Feb 2018, 19:36
What I have done is add some mixed nuts to my diet. About and oz. That fixed up the constipation problem (from medications).
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eckhart

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Posted: 13 Feb 2018, 21:04
If your on akins or keto, you bowls movements will be lower because of the lower calories. But things that affect greatly bowel movements while on does diet are first, are you drinking enough water, while on keto/akin the body does not retain salt and water you need to drink a galon of water or more per day. 2 fiber since its not a high cal diet make sure your getting enough fiber eat veggies higher in fiber. You can also looks to supplement fiber as well. Hope this helps
planner100

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Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 10:04
are you taking you supplements? you need to be taking at least magnesium and potassium. these will help you with constipation and muscle cramps.
Rick Barlow

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Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 17:35
Apparently a high protein can cause constipation. I have been eating two or three figs or prunes each day and Metamucil once or twice a week. This has helped a bit. I mentioned this to my chiropractor and he said he might be able to help. One correction and it helped substantially. A few more corrections might do it.
liaparisyan

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Posted: 15 Feb 2018, 08:22
You can also try a tablespoon and a half of oat bran.



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You can also try a tablespoon and a half of oat bran.
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