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  1. Quote Originally Posted by jaydee View Post
    Yep I agree with Mr V, it sounds like it could be a gut flora issue. Light coloured stools usually mean higher than normal billirubin as in Gilberts Syndrome and means your liver may be stressed. Makes sense that you would have a gut issue, because the gut dysbosis will stress your liver. I would do what the others have said and try a GOOD probiotic, and if that fails do a GOOD stool sample.

    In Australia we have a place called Bioscreen Metabolic Testing and they are the most thorough that I know of and they do testing from overseas also. I dont know what the equivilent of this would be in your country, but apparantly the "normal" stool tests are no where near thorough enough.

    There are a few things you can do to help the situation, but these will all be just stabbing in the dark, as you dont really know which microbes are overgrown, or which are undergrown, or if you even have a gut problem at all. Some need anti-biotics, digestive enzymes etc.......

    But you can try taking out all the sugar and go on a low carb diet for a short periof of time. Google "Anti candida diets". Also try drinking a few glasses of Soda water a day as this will help make your stomach more alkaline instead of acidic. One or 2 teaspoons of Xylitol a day can help too. With all of this stuff, i would be watching out for a mild negative effect to start with. If you get this, it means you have budged somthing and you should get an improvement after a few days.

    Again, seconding what Mr V mentioned, I would also do a colonic hydrotherapy session and see how you feel. The reason I say this is because the improvement can be felt with a day or two of having one and can really give you a clue as to if it is in fact a gut and or liver problem or not. I had one of these done with previously no libido, the day after a colonic, my libido was higher than its ever been in my life, though it only lasted for a couple of hours.

    But at the end of the day, I would go and see a GI specialist to check if nothing more serious is going on too.
    colonic hydrotherapy session

    Five years ago I had colonoscopy.
    Day before I was given some liquid to drink in small doses, that eventually cleaned me up for the next day morning.

    Would this clean-up process be equivalent to colonic hydrotheraphy?

    Nothing really to look forward to, on a way to hospital I thought I will soil my pants.

    I just got reminder from the same doctor, he would like to check me again, screw him.


  2. Possibly I can squeze one question here,

    Why bacon is called processed food, (contain preservatives and nitrite)?

    All of the beacons?

    I like to eat raw becon,
    how to get one that is not processed?

    Is salt pork processed?
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    Possibly I can squeze one question here,

    Why bacon is called processed food, (contain preservatives and nitrite)?

    All of the beacons?

    I like to eat raw becon,
    how to get one that is not processed?

    Is salt pork processed?
    Bacon is treated with salt and nitrates. Technically nitrates are carcinogenic(cancer causing).

    NEVER eat pork raw....Never! Pigs/Hogs are a "bottom feeder" scavenger type animal. They are meant to eat waste and that is ultimately what you are eating.

    Israel will not allow a pig to even enter the country do to the old testament laws forbidding the eating of pork due to it being considered an "unclean" food. Stands to reason Israel is considered the healthiest country in he world. The US is way down on the list.

    Read Danial Rubin's book "Makers Diet".

    Do I eat pork? Sure, now and again, but it is certainly not my mainstay.

  4. Bacon is typically smoked which would move it out of the "raw" classification.

    Trichinosis is the reason that pork should not be eaten raw. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichinosis

    I believe the Jews do not eat any animal without a cloven hoof and pigs are not eaten since they do not chew cud.
    Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life. Lao Tse 6th century BC

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    That's why I cannot eat camel steak, either.
    I have eaten camel and it is not that bad. Alligator will never touch my lips again however. Nasty yellow meat and rubbery as well.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    REALLY??!! I was just kiddin'! I didn't know anyone, outside of extreme survival conditions, would do that. What were the circumstances?

    I think maybe the gator was just preprared badly. lol

    Last year I ate woodchuck. Remember, they eat what we eat. Very sweet meat. Delicious!

    Eaten a lot of beaver, too.
    I was in Nairobi, Kenya eating at a local favorite restaurant known as "The Carnivore". I ate a lot of unusual foods their that day.

    Growing up in rural Ohio I ate a lot of the local favorites that we killed ourselves. Groundhog, squirrel, deer, frog legs, and rabbit come to mind.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Mr. V View Post
    Alligator will never touch my lips again however. Nasty yellow meat and rubbery as well.
    I had alligator while living in Fla. Popcorn fried and I hate to say it but "it tasted like chicken"
    Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life. Lao Tse 6th century BC

  8. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    colonic hydrotherapy session

    Five years ago I had colonoscopy.
    Day before I was given some liquid to drink in small doses, that eventually cleaned me up for the next day morning.

    Would this clean-up process be equivalent to colonic hydrotheraphy?

    Nothing really to look forward to, on a way to hospital I thought I will soil my pants.

    I just got reminder from the same doctor, he would like to check me again, screw him.
    LOL.....ah that made laugh.

    Dont think what your talking about would anywhere near as effective as a colonic. Your just talking about emptying your bowels.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by jaydee View Post
    LOL.....ah that made laugh.

    Dont think what your talking about would anywhere near as effective as a colonic. Your just talking about emptying your bowels.
    Are you saying that colonic cleans bowels more than what I got while cleaning before colonoscopy.

    My last poops were totally colorless.
    Definitely it felt drastic and brutal to me.

    If colonics clean even more I do not think I want to consider it.

  10. i nver went colorless....just brown water the times i did go.

    phats

  11. I thought of one more thing to add: Something that helped alleviate my constipation was taking in a good deal of maca. With the probiotics, maca, and plenty of fat in my low-carb diet, I have good bowel movements. If any one of those pieces drops out, things start to back up.

    Interestingly, maca is one of the best sources of natural iodine. The fact that maca consumption seems to be correlated with diminished constipation suggests that whatever mechanism caused my constipation stems from a hypothyroid situation.

  12. What kind of probiotics do you take? You might need to adjust the formula slightly.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by AAA View Post
    What kind of probiotics do you take? You might need to adjust the formula slightly.
    Not sure whether you were addressing this to me or the original poster, but I take Primal Defense by Garden of Life. I recommend getting it online as the price can get pretty out of control in stores.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    I didn't know that, but NICE LINK!
    Thank you, sir.

  15. well, this past monday i started an ANABOLIC DIET (KETO)... and my guts are pretty good...

    have a good BM or two in the morning....no gas/bloat or nothing all day or night.....

    i MAY NOT have been getting enough fat in a day??

    phats

  16. Quote Originally Posted by phatkid77 View Post

    i MAY NOT have been getting enough fat in a day??

    phats
    If so, it is ironic considering your nickname.

    One more thought to add to the whole constipation puzzle, which I can't believe I forgot earlier: DO NOT OVERLOOK THE POWER OF REAL SAUERKRAUT.

    I buy raw sauerkraut from Rejuvevantive Foods. It comes in a little jar that has blue, purple, and pink on it (manly, I know). For those who don't know, saurkraut is made from fermented cabbage. Cabbage, like broccoli, is a cruciferious vegetable and hence has all the estrogen-blocking benefits that we've come to associate with DIM.

    Here is the thing, though: Cooking crucifers apparently destroys much of the 13C/DIM therein. On the other hand, eating them completely raw can cause thyroid issues. But when you ferment the vegetables, you neutralize the substances that cause thyroid issues but leave the 13C/DIM intact. As such, sauerkraut seems to be the ticket for those looking to obtain a lot of the anti-estrogenic effects from food.

    As for constipation, sauerkraut is loaded with healthy probiotics, enzymes, and fiber. All of which combines to help tremendiously with passing stool. I believe that sauerkraut has been the ticket for me when it comes to the mile-long dumps. Without this stuff it is easy for me to become quite bloated and irregular. Obviously, being irregular and bloated is a bad thing when it comes to endocrine function since our bowels are a huge part of the estrogen-elimination process.

    I highly recommend that you guys check this stuff out. It is a winner on all accounts. The only real downside is that the taste is probably going to have to be acquired for most of you and no one will want to sit next to/talk to you when you eat it.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by EIC View Post
    Not sure whether you were addressing this to me or the original poster, but I take Primal Defense by Garden of Life. I recommend getting it online as the price can get pretty out of control in stores.
    How much do you pay for Primal Defense?

    It cost me $36.38 from LEF

    Primal Defense, 900 Mg 90 Caps Garden Of Life

    How much and how often do you eat raw sauerkraut?

    Is there anything special in Rejuvevantive Foods brand?

    Raw sauercraut is easier to eat when mixed with little sugar, shreded carrots and apple.

    Or drink the juce, easy to aquire the taste.
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    How to make kimchi using cabbage or sauercraut, may make it more palatable for some?
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    Sauerkraut is finely sliced cabbage fermented by various lactic acid bacteria including Leuconostoc, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus.[1][2] It has good keeping qualities and a distinctive sour flavour, both of which result from the lactic acid that forms when bacteria ferment the sugars in the fresh cabbage.

    Sauerkraut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  18. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    How much do you pay for Primal Defense?

    It cost me $36.38 from LEF

    Primal Defense, 900 Mg 90 Caps Garden Of Life
    I get mine at Vitacost.com. The same 90-cap bottle from LEF costs only $25.00 at Vitacost. In the stores that bottle costs $45!

    How much and how often do you eat raw sauerkraut?

    Is there anything special in Rejuvevantive Foods brand?

    Raw sauercraut is easier to eat when mixed with little sugar, shreded carrots and apple.

    Or drink the juce, easy to aquire the taste.
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    How to make kimchi using cabbage or sauercraut, may make it more palatable for some?
    I eat probably 1/4 to 1/2 of the Rejuvenative Foods jar a day. I don't know how much that is because I finished the jar the other day and threw it away.

    I like the Rejuvenative Foods brand because it is the only one I found that makes the sauerkraut with bacteria and does not sour it by using vinegar or salt. It is the real deal. Funny you ask about kimchi becasue that same company makes a kimchi version. I haven't tried it yet because that is supposed to be super spicy and I am too much of a puss for that.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by EIC View Post
    I get mine at Vitacost.com. The same 90-cap bottle from LEF costs only $25.00 at Vitacost. In the stores that bottle costs $45!



    I eat probably 1/4 to 1/2 of the Rejuvenative Foods jar a day. I don't know how much that is because I finished the jar the other day and threw it away.

    I like the Rejuvenative Foods brand because it is the only one I found that makes the sauerkraut with bacteria and does not sour it by using vinegar or salt. It is the real deal. Funny you ask about kimchi becasue that same company makes a kimchi version. I haven't tried it yet because that is supposed to be super spicy and I am too much of a puss for that.
    Not all kimchis are spicy.

    You got me thinking, I will have to go to Korean Food Store.

    Rejuvenative Foods - Nut Butters & Cultured Vegetables

    How do you buy, this store delivers in South Florida only.
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    Too bad my Mom recently passed away, she could have told me how to do it.
    Way back in Poland, my parents had a little farm.
    They had ceramic crock, about 3' dia and 3' high
    They made sourkraut in it.
    We ate it all winter.
    I forgot how they started it.
    It was real simple thats for sure, probably just tightly packed shreded cabbage, little water (if any) salt and time.
    Possibly with some additives one could accelerate the process.
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    Nothing agains my Mom, her sourkraut was good, but my uncle's saurekraut always tasted different.
    He must have used different kind of cabbage.
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    Make your own Sauerkraut
    http://learningstore.uwex.edu/pdf/B2087.pdf
    Two points,
    can't made sauerkraut with iodised salt
    Sauerkraut bought in the store was probably heated.

    I think kimchi's I saw in korean store had only few days longevity, because they were totally natural.

    Sauerkraut at my parents was in the same crock until we finished eating it few months latter.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
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    top it off with this (Polish answer to digestive problems).
    Carefull,
    the polish have a strange way of doing things, like holding in lightbulb firm and having friends spin them around to screw them in.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Dr. John View Post
    !

    Eaten a lot of beaver, too.
    Oh Ive dove head first into more beaver than i can remember.

    Its dam tasty

  22. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    Not all kimchis are spicy.

    You got me thinking, I will have to go to Korean Food Store.

    Rejuvenative Foods - Nut Butters & Cultured Vegetables

    How do you buy, this store delivers in South Florida only.
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    Too bad my Mom recently passed away, she could have told me how to do it.
    Way back in Poland, my parents had a little farm.
    They had ceramic crock, about 3' dia and 3' high
    They made sourkraut in it.
    We ate it all winter.
    I forgot how they started it.
    It was real simple thats for sure, probably just tightly packed shreded cabbage, little water (if any) salt and time.
    Possibly with some additives one could accelerate the process.
    --------------
    Nothing agains my Mom, her sourkraut was good, but my uncle's saurekraut always tasted different.
    He must have used different kind of cabbage.
    ============================== ============================== ===
    Make your own Sauerkraut
    http://learningstore.uwex.edu/pdf/B2087.pdf
    Two points,
    can't made sauerkraut with iodised salt
    Sauerkraut bought in the store was probably heated.

    I think kimchi's I saw in korean store had only few days longevity, because they were totally natural.

    Sauerkraut at my parents was in the same crock until we finished eating it few months latter.
    I get mine from health food stores. I've only been to one health food store in the last 8 months that did NOT have it. Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Akins, Jimbos, etc. all should have it. It is refrigerated and often by the dairy or juices.

    You're probably right about the kimchis. However, the RF kimchi is en fuego for sure. Too much for me, thanks.

    Making my own would be cool, but the RF variety does everything I want. Plus any extra time I have to make foods is currently devoted to making kefir using real kefir grains and raw milk. It is a labor of love.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by plymouth city View Post
    Oh Ive dove head first into more beaver than i can remember.

    Its dam tasty
    I definitely wanted to post a similar reply, but thought: "Nah, its just too easy." And then you, PC, had to come along and do it. I love it.

  24. Phat, My 2 cents:
    Increase fiber (soft stools and difficulty wiping are signs of too little fiber)
    Probiotic supplement (I use GR8 dophilus from NOW)
    More water (if you have "Nuggets" probably due to being dry)
    Watch dairy, one of the main culprits for slowing things down.
    Fish oil seems to help everything, constipation included

  25. I would highly recommend some apples for breakfast and up your water intake.

    Apples ( royal gala ) do wonders for me an honestly it's like I eat one and twenty minutes boom! in the washroom

    Hope this helps,

    NEoborn
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