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I can't think of the best section for this post, so feel free to move it moderators....

Anyway, I had constipation as my main symptom (No diarrhea EVER)

I was talking with my dietitian about being malnourished and she said the fact that I am constipated means that I should absorb more than someone with diarrhea because the nutrients are hanging around longer. Sorry if that sounded gross...

Anyway, thoughts anyone?

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I can't think of the best section for this post, so feel free to move it moderators....

Anyway, I had constipation as my main symptom (No diarrhea EVER)

I was talking with my dietitian about being malnourished and she said the fact that I am constipated means that I should absorb more than someone with diarrhea because the nutrients are hanging around longer. Sorry if that sounded gross...

Anyway, thoughts anyone?

I totally disagree with her statement. Just because things are "hanging around longer" does not mean that they are being absorbed and utilized the way they should be.

Constipation is not a good thing...it means that your body is holding onto toxic waste. This is not a healthy situation....there is nothing beneficial about it. You dont gain nutrients by being constipated.

A poorly functioning digestive system allows food to stay in the body too long, causing it to go rancid, putrify, and cause toxins which can do great damage to our bodies.

For better health you should try to prevent constipation.

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Well that may be what your body is attempting but how successful it is is questionable. Most of my family members had C, sometimes really severe, for a long time before the D set in. If what your dietian was saying was true then my DS should be normal height and he should not have had the sores on his lips that signaled vitamin deficiencies. Just because your body is trying to hold on to everything does not mean it is being better absorbed. Many of your nutrients are absorbed from your small intestine and if the villi that do that aborbing are damaged extra time in the gut isn't going to improve the amount of nutrients you are actually getting. Also there can be effects on the nervous system that can slow things down. If nerves are being impacted that also can slow down the digestive process. Another good reason to take those sublingual B12.

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I'd disagree, too. By the time food waste has made it through the stomach and intestines into the colon, it's just waste. Even if there were some nutrients left, the colon's job isn't to absorb nutrients so I doubt it's going to be doing much of that. I see it more as you've got waste products sitting around in your body for longer - and that can't be a good thing!

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Hey Ali, have you tried Psyllium? I eat anywhere from 4-8 caplets a day to help wih regularity and just for me it adds bulk (I get the d) but it's for regularity and it also pulls out toxins.

Maybe try it for a week and see if you don't have some benefit from it..:)

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Hey Ali, have you tried Psyllium? I eat anywhere from 4-8 caplets a day to help wih regularity

Hi -- I just got some psyllium tabs to start taking -- you say you take 4-8 a day; how many milligrams are in the ones you take? Just curious to see about how much I should be taking -- mine contain 880 mg.

Thanks for the info!!! :)

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