constipation

  1. cureme

    Folate constipation

    hi guys! i need a little help about folate. I am suplementing b12 (5.000 mcg) with folate (400 mcg) because i'm with a severe carence. ( i was vegan about 5 years). at last i'm feeling good with myself. the sintoms gone (including a depression an erectil disfunction). BUT i'm very...
  2. P

    Progesterone receptors and serotonin levels in colon epithelial cells from females with slow transit constipation (P4 lowers SERT)

    Abstract link to study Background: Females with slow transit constipation (STC) exhibit progesterone receptor (P4R) overexpression in colon muscle that impair their contractility. These studies examined whether these patients have an overexpression of P4R in epithelial cells and...
  3. L

    Constipation worsened by insoluble fiber - solutions?

    For me, Ray Peat's recommended foods with insoluble fiber like carrot salad and white button mushrooms cause a blockage near the sigmoid colon, preventing complete defecation, causing the area to balloon with gas. However, not eating enough of these foods eventually lead to headaches and bad...
  4. metabolizm

    Coffee & Constipation

    Am I the only one here for whom coffee sometimes causes constipation? I notice that when I stop drinking it, and switch to tea, my transit time improves dramatically. Does anyone know why this happens? My only guess is that the nervous system activation from the caffeine is somehow having a...
  5. metabolizm

    Is Fibre A Menace?

    According to Konstantin Monastyrsky (gutsense.org), the primary cause of constipation and colorectal disorders (IBS, colitis, colon cancer, etc.) is dietary fibre. Ray himself has claimed to eat a "fibre-free diet", but that's not quite right: he eats raw carrots and mushrooms because of their...
  6. J

    Effect Of Mushrooms On Fecal Matter Weight - After Raw Carrots Didn't Do It Anymore

    Raw carrots didn't do it anymore in terms of promoting a daily bowel movement. So I decided to try out white button mushrooms and the effects are stunning: my fecal matter weight increased multiple-fold. My bowel movements went from once a day (relatively small, sometimes harder to pass) to...
  7. Amazoniac

    Semi-confirmed: Low Dietary Calcium Intake As An Overlooked Factor In Constipation

    Members that are crafting a beautiful coral reef in the intestines with the aid of eggshells, Here's a simple study that looked at the association between constipation, elevated PTH and excess calcium in the blood, finding that it's actually the excess calcium that correlates well with...
  8. F

    Stopping Or Reducing Dietary Fiber Intake Reduces Constipation And Its Associated Symptoms

    The following is quoted from an email newsletter from GutSense.org. I'm not shilling for this guy, he just already did the work of summarizing the cited studies: EDITED: Removed the aforementioned gutsense commentary and replaced it with the study it referenced and described. Stopping or...
  9. P

    Effects Of Carbonated Water On Functional Dyspepsia And Cons

    Effects of carbonated water on functional dyspepsia and constipation. OBJECTIVE: The effects of carbonated beverages on the gastrointestinal tract have been poorly investigated. Therefore, this study aims to assess the effect of carbonated water intake in patients with functional dyspepsia...
  10. R

    Tips For Promoting Bowel Health And Preventing Constipation

    Since bowel problems and constipation are common (and difficult for many people to discuss), I thought it might be helpful to start a thread listing some ideas for dealing with these problems. Three common Peaty tips are... (1) Eat a carrot daily to reduce the amount of endotoxin-producing...
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