1. H

    Help! I don't know what to do. My GI system is so messed up and inflamed.

    Help I have had chronic gastritis and chronic constipation after antibiotic use. Now the pain is unbearable and I am constipated. I'm thinking of quiting and just going on a bone broth fast. Everything feels so swollen What should I do ?
  2. miquelangeles

    CO2-releasing suppository quickly and effectively relieves constipation Efficacy of a CO2-releasing suppository in dyschezia: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial
  3. deliciousfruit

    WTF is going on in my gut? - failed Cascara Sagrada experiment

    I've been struggling with incomplete bowel movements for a while so I decided to try some Cascara Sagrada. The first morning after taking it the night before, I woke up extremely dehydrated - severe headache, dry mouth, fatigue, etc. I had to drink about 5-6 litres of water to feel better, which...
  4. S

    I need help changing the time I poop

    Hello everybody. I always had the habit of pooping at 7:00 in the morning. But these days I have to wake up at 5:00 in the morning and I can't poop at that time. If I don't poop before I leave the house, I'm going to have an uncomfortable feeling all day. Is there any way to reschedule the...
  5. M

    Potential Parasites? [Pictures]

    I have had stringy things come out in my stool from time to time for roughly the past year or so. Well, I did a coffee enema this morning and saw the same thing again. This time, I figured I would take pictures. No food resembles what has been expelled from me. The only thing I can think of...
  6. P

    Best way to approach gut issues

    Hello all, My journey peating has been wonderful so far. Diet, thyroid, etc. have all been addressed and I feel better than I have for years. I'm still seeing near daily improvements primarily from supplementing thyroid. The next thing I want to tackle is my gut. I pretty much don't tolerate...
  7. SonOfEurope

    Help for recovering from laxative abuse.

    Hey guys, Very close friend of mine - so close I consider her family - 56 years old, has had struggles with eating disorders for over 20 years and heavily abused laxatives (the pills and powder stuff ) for years, to the point she's having a hard time restoring natural bowel movement...
  8. S

    Gluten free diet modulates my constipation and ED

    I randomly decided to not eat any wheat. Noticed nothing that day. The next day: No morning grog Morning wood (unusual for me) No daytime sleepiness Pooped 3 times that day Only had to wipe 2 or 3 times Erections are Enzyte-tier and on time My scrotum now hangs my balls. (My scrotum normally...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. M

    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...
  13. M

    Is Fibre A Menace?

    According to Konstantin Monastyrsky (, 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...
  14. 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...
  15. charlie

    Solved? - IBS, SIBO, GERD, LPR, Colitis, Constipation, Celiac, Brain Fog

    Due to necessity, I had to figure out what in the world is causing the SIBO, GERD and LPR epidemic happening here on this very forum and around the world. So I started digging and putting pieces of the puzzle together. And what started to become very clear was the gut issues were related to the...
  16. 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...
  17. F

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

    The following is quoted from an email newsletter from 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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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