Tue, Nov 19, 19
You switched to a paleo diet — lots of veggies, a moderate amount of meat and eggs, a small amount of fruit for dessert, and perhaps some dairy. Good for you. You’re probably healthier than ever before. And now that you’ve gotten off the roller coaster of energy spikes and dips from consuming too much sugar and starch, you’re probably feeling better than ever. Trouble is, now you’re constipated. If this diet is healthier, why isn’t it making you poop healthier, too? And, more importantly, what can you do about it?
What’s Causing My Constipation?
Whenever you drastically change the way you eat, your body needs time to transition how it functions. With the paleo meal plan and lifestyle, the transition may be even more challenging, for several reasons:
What Can I Do About It?
Fortunately, you can usually cure caveman constipation without giving up your paleo ways. The first step is to understand the composition of healthy poop:
To alleviate your constipation, you need to give your body, and the microbes that reside in your lower digestive tract, the nutrients they need to produce the ingredients for healthy poops:
If you’re currently following a paleo diet or you tried it and decided it wasn’t for you, please share your experience and insights. Did it make you constipated? If so, what did you try to alleviate the constipation? What was most or least helpful? If you tried the paleo diet and then returned to a more “normal” diet, why did you switch back?
encouragement, and information. Let us know how you approached this condition — what helped and what didn’t. Help shorten the journey from illness to wellness for others!
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