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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:41 PM

Low thyroid hormones and diabetic nerve damage can cause C also.  Just some other things to consider as it is not always diet.

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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:38 PM

I have different doctors suggesting different things and I'm not sure what to make of it. My GI says plain soft, low fiber foods help a distressed gut and my ND says protein and fiber help motility to function.


I was doing really well, had found the right balance of soluble and insoluble fiber, then trying the wrong food has caused inflammation and C to flare up again. I'm afraid having less fiber and protein will make my C worse.


I already discovered something very interesting... I omitted all high protein foods from my diet today and the gas (can I call it "G"?) has completely gone away. It had been plaguing me for the past week plus after eating the wrong food had caused my C to come back. Actually "G" is an important component with C, for me at least. I get "airlock" or that's what I call it. Trapped G will keep anything else from moving through. I feel better overall today too.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 09:07 AM

I have used cascara sagrata and senna. These herbs can be habit forming so it is not good to use them daily. Diet, I've found, is very important. I eat gluten-free breads, vegetables with fiber, potatoes for soluable fiber. I drink lots of carrol juice. If I eat too much fats or oils it results in 'sticky stools' which do not pass through the small or large intestine easily. Since I have adjusted my diet and included 1 or 2 Magnesium oxide (300 mg) capsules every evening I have not had to use herbal laxatives for several years.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

Your can find the tea at Walmart in the coffee/tea grocery section.  Walgreens Drug Store has it and I have also found it in health food stores. 

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 02:34 PM

Been reading all of the comments and this is such a perplexing topic.  What works for one person doesn't for another.  Plus, just my thought, that what may work in 6 months of healing may not work at two years of healing.   Bottom line is finding the right combo (cocktail) that work for you. 


I would be very careful at eating much in the way of processed gluten free foods (breads, pasta etc) as they are stuffed with so many ingredients, ingredients that can cause adverse effects .  Just because something is safe for us doesn't mean it is good for us. 


On my soap box here, but....  I have been on the Paleo diet for the past almost year, eating 100% grain free and mostly all organic foods.  No processed foods.  The changes in how I feel, the ability to "preform" on my own the majority of the time make it worth it.  Going from my nightly Smooth Move tea to every three or four nights   says that what I am doing if right. 


Just some thoughts............ 

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 09:18 AM

I was struggling with C more or less all my life, but after being diagnosed with Celiac decease, it became a terrible problem. My bowels were like paralysed, nothing was helping, really nothing. I tried even acupuncture which was helping me before. I needed 2 tablets of Ducolax and 3 suppositories to go + vegies, Magnesium, water, fruits, seeds, probiotics, kefir and the result was like I am a rabbit. When you realize you eat about 2 pounds of food daily + beverages, after one week it is 12-14 pounds of stool (we have to deduct water, but anyway it is a lot of “stuff”). I got scared, where is it? In my bowels? Yes, where else?

I went through many web sites, and finally I found a recipe, which worked for me, and I want to share it with other suffering people, because as I see it is a really big problem for many of us. I highly recommend it, because it is completely “natural”.

In the evening you have to drink a smoothie (recipe from my acupuncturist): 1 avocado, half mango, 1 tbsp. of sesame or flex seeds. It is very nice. Then I drank a full big glass (300 ml) of prune juice. At night I felt that my bowels started “moving”, I was very bloated, it was almost painful, I did not sleep well because I did not know what is going to happen. Definitely the bowels started working, but it was not enough to “go”.

Next morning you have to wake up one hour earlier than is your usual time, you will need it. Drink 2 big glasses (600 ml),(actually they recommend 3 glasses, but It was too much for me) of prune juice again. Wait half an hour and drink another big glass of apple juice (or apple-pear juice).

Wait another half hour and try to go to the bathroom. (I was not successful, though bowels were very “active”)

Then I went to work, ate normally (yoghurt, fruits). Still nothing was happening, though my bowels were moving, and “something was happening inside” – before they were like dead).

After my normal lunch “it started”. I had to go to the washroom and I was very successful. Very surprising, the stool was in the beginning in form of small hard balls, but later it was almost normal. Several hours later I had to go again. And again normal. In the evening the third time, again normal. I was very surprised, and you can imagine how happy.

That evening I repeated the whole procedure (without smoothie)  – one glass of prune juice (again a lot of bloating at night, but I was so happy that my bowels are “again active” that I did not mind). In the morning only one glass of prune juice and after half hour 1 glass of apple-prune juice). And again, I was successful that day. Not immediately after this “breakfast”, but later during the day.

I think this was a breaking point, and now I can hope that I can repeat the procedure when I need. I am trying to find the right “dosage” to go without having cramps at night.

I hope this will help! Good luck! Evelynn

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 04:46 PM

There is a herb product called "Celiact" for Celiac diagnose disease. A lot of good reviews. A multi-vitamin.

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 01:24 PM

I started having constipation after diagnosis and going gluten free.  After 2 years I discovered that a probiotic (3 billion) with yogurt put me (thankfully) back to normal.

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