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  1. What medications are you taking?


  2. I'm not taking any medications.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    I'm not taking any medications.
    dont take so much fiber bro, it could have a reverse effect. a healthy amount of fruit and vegetables honestly is enough to keep the bowels moving. there is no need for powders. try doing a cleanse and also post your daily diet in here.

  4. Iv heard that can happen with to high protein to carb ratio.
    Im like clock work, but if I eat prime rib, the next day, nothing, all bound up.

  5. The colon cleanse produced a bowel movement in a few hours after I took it. This would be great if you could stay on this stuff you know, but obviously you are not supposed to stay on it long term.

    ps. I avoid opening up the posting diet can of worms whenever possible, everyone always has something u are doing wrong, and a better idea. And I'd like to think after 12 years of training, and a few shows under my belt that I do know what works for me, lol.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by ken22 View Post
    Iv heard that can happen with to high protein to carb ratio.
    Im like clock work, but if I eat prime rib, the next day, nothing, all bound up.

    sounds like the fat in it slowing the digestion.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    The colon cleanse produced a bowel movement in a few hours after I took it. This would be great if you could stay on this stuff you know, but obviously you are not supposed to stay on it long term.

    ps. I avoid opening up the posting diet can of worms whenever possible, everyone always has something u are doing wrong, and a better idea. And I'd like to think after 12 years of training, and a few shows under my belt that I do know what works for me, lol.
    very well except for the fact that you are asking a question about bowel movements which is almost directly related to your diet.

    im not sure which product you used but the oxypowder is made to use for 7 straight days and then be done with it. it was pretty cool, for the first 6 months after i went through with it i could literally "go" anytime I wanted to sit down on the john and relax. now i eat barely any fiber, only from fruit and vegetables (no grains) and i feel amazing.

  8. Interesting. It wasn't the oxypowder. I was at work today, and there is a walgreens near me. So I just bought a bottle of the generic stuff for 9.99. It's just senna leaf powder. Take 4 caps twice daily. Don't use more than 7 days.

    How much fiber would you say you take a day all put together with fruits and veggies?

  9. Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    Interesting. It wasn't the oxypowder. I was at work today, and there is a walgreens near me. So I just bought a bottle of the generic stuff for 9.99. It's just senna leaf powder. Take 4 caps twice daily. Don't use more than 7 days.

    How much fiber would you say you take a day all put together with fruits and veggies?
    im not sure, it def cant be that (30grams) much though. i eat about a pound of brocolli, a few cups of baby carrots, a fruit salad and spinach. all these have a whole lot less fiber than grains do but if you dont eat grains you also have a whole lot less s**t. so for me this works. i eat a ton of food and go at most once a day, stomach and intestines feel light and empty.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    have you gotten rid of gluten/grains in your diet? thats #1 when it comes to dealing with something like that.
    Ehhh, trying. I am limiting myself to eggs, chicken and turkey breast with a small amount of bread. Like 1 slice.

    I'm honestly more worried about the sucralose in my whey protein being able to feed the Candida more than the gluten.

    I feel better already. Usually when Candida 'dies-off' I guess you experience some bad effects. So far, just have a stuffed up nose.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    The colon cleanse produced a bowel movement in a few hours after I took it. This would be great if you could stay on this stuff you know, but obviously you are not supposed to stay on it long term.

    ps. I avoid opening up the posting diet can of worms whenever possible, everyone always has something u are doing wrong, and a better idea. And I'd like to think after 12 years of training, and a few shows under my belt that I do know what works for me, lol.
    Ya, I understand completely. Just remember, anyone responding to your post is only trying to help you. Take their advice or not, either way, it's free advice! Just my .02! Also, it seems I may have been wrong about the metabolism thing. I've been researching for a while today, and it seems my gastro doc didn't know what he was talking about (or, more likely, I don't remember exactly what he said). And, like Anton said, too much fiber and you're doomed! You need to drink more water for more fiber. 2 gallons may not be enough for you. Either way, good luck man, I hope you get this figured out.
    --Brian

  12. I think a congratulations are in order boys I made THREE trips to the white thrown today!

  13. Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    I think a congratulations are in order boys I made THREE trips to the white thrown today!
    Keep up the good work.

  14. Careful. Senna is a stimulating laxative and will cause dependence from lazy bowels/decreased natural peristalsis

    Good luck to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    Interesting. It wasn't the oxypowder. I was at work today, and there is a walgreens near me. So I just bought a bottle of the generic stuff for 9.99. It's just senna leaf powder. Take 4 caps twice daily. Don't use more than 7 days.

    How much fiber would you say you take a day all put together with fruits and veggies?
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  15. This is incorrect information - note the suggested MAINTENANCE dosage

    http://www.oxypowder.com/instructions

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    im not sure which product you used but the oxypowder is made to use for 7 straight days and then be done with it. it was pretty cool, for the first 6 months after i went through with it i could literally "go" anytime I wanted to sit down on the john and relax. now i eat barely any fiber, only from fruit and vegetables (no grains) and i feel amazing.
    A-Minds HYPE-SLAYER! All posts & feedback are guaranteed to be unsolicited and legit
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Careful. Senna is a stimulating laxative and will cause dependence from lazy bowels/decreased natural peristalsis

    Good luck to you.

    I'm just running it for 7 days to cleanse, then I plan on being done with it.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Careful. Senna is a stimulating laxative and will cause dependence from lazy bowels/decreased natural peristalsis

    Good luck to you.
    I agree, there is actually a product called Detox-LGC that I used twice a year. It helps clean out my colon and can help build up on the intestine walls. Normally the quote "you think your sht don't stink" is made fun of. But its true, there should be very little smell to no smell in your BMs. The more bacteria you have the worse it will smell. But, you don't wanna go from I can't crap, to holy crap i need depends. No one likes a Leakey O ring lol

    Really Bad Smelling comes from
    An imbalance of intestinal bacteria or eating too much animal protein, which can putrefy in your digestive tract.

    While your digestive cells are absorbing sugars, starches, fats, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, waste products continue traveling down the line. In the colon, all the leftovers are combined, packed together, and partially dehydrated. What remains - our feces - consist of water, indigestible fiber, undigested food (such as corn and small seeds), sloughed-off dead cells, living and dead bacteria, intestinal secretions, and bile. (The worn-out red blood cells in bile give excrement its distinctive brown color.)

    If all goes as it should, you'll end up with a healthy bowel movement. Although digestive idiosyncrasies, variations in intestinal bacteria, and other variables can produce different standards for a healthy stool, in general it should be brown to light brown; formed but not hard; cylindrical, not flattened; fairly bulky and full-bodied, not compacted; somewhat textured but not too messy; and very easy to pass. And it shouldn't smell - much. You're passing methane and bacterial, degraded foodstuffs, so there's always going to be an odor, but it shouldn't be a very strong, pungent odor.

    Frequency
    There's no generally accepted clinical definition for frequent bowel movements. Bowel habits vary widely among healthy people. Population studies indicate that most people have more than three bowel movements a week. Generally speaking, however, normal is what's normal for you.

    Frequency of bowel movements also varies for individuals over time. You could have one bowel movement a day for years, and then begin to have two or three for no obvious reason. If your bowel movements increase in frequency but not in any other way — no loose, watery stools and abdominal cramping (diarrhea) or bloody stool — the change is probably not a sign of illness.

    I hope this helps. I can site the info if you wish. most this came from my personal nutritionist, and doctor, we had many interesting talks lol.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    So I guess I've always had slow bowel movemens ever since I was a kid. When I was younger it might only happen once a week.

    But obviously being a kid I was pretty oblivious to fiber intake, water intake, etc..

    But it's just been bugging me lately that those same problems never went away. I eat 25-30g of fiber a day. Pretty much 50/50 between powder and whole food. Drink prolly close to 2 gallons of water a day if not more. Train 1-2 hours in the gym EVERY day 7 days a week, and I still don't get one bowel movement a day. It's usually every 3 days. And when it happens, it literally is like I just gave birth to a baby lizard. Sorry to get so graphic but I mean it's absolutely ridiculous, I've thought about calling up guiness and inquiring about some stats to see if I could qualify.

    Is this a sign I am cursed with a slower than normal metabolism for the rest of my life or what? Or doesn't bowel movements really have any correlation with your metabolism?
    well at least you're not like me and hae to go like 4 times a day.....sucks, especially when you go out on a date and need to go.

  19. Anyone used Chia Seeds for extra fibre?

  20. If you drink coffee, Try and use splenda with fiber, like clock work it keeps me regular. It's the only thing i use splenda for, and it's always worked. I try to keep to a natural fiber intake as much as possible so that it don't become chemically dependent, maybe im wrong.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by NxtVictim View Post
    If you drink coffee, Try and use splenda with fiber, like clock work it keeps me regular. It's the only thing i use splenda for, and it's always worked. I try to keep to a natural fiber intake as much as possible so that it don't become chemically dependent, maybe im wrong.

    I think splenda acts somewhat like insoluble fiber. VERY little of splenda is actually digested by your body, the rest is passed through undigested, which is why it has no caloric value.

  22. If you drink coffee, Try and use splenda with fiber, like clock work it keeps me regular. It's the only thing i use splenda for, and it's always worked. I try to keep to a natural fiber intake as much as possible so that it don't become chemically dependent, maybe im wrong.

    I think splenda acts somewhat like insoluble fiber. VERY little of splenda is actually digested by your body, the rest is passed through undigested, which is why it has no caloric value.
    Yeah, I knew there wasn't a caloric value, but the splenda with added fiber, for some reason when added to my coffee, its like clock work being on the can lol
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by NxtVictim View Post
    Yeah, I knew there wasn't a caloric value, but the splenda with added fiber, for some reason when added to my coffee, its like clock work being on the can lol
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    So not only does it not have any calories, it actually literally makes you expend calories, LOL. Thats quite the combo

  24. Splenda could also be like sorbitol, in that it draws water away from the body (reverse osmosis), acting as a diuretic. I have no information that splenda acts in such a way, but it's a possibility.

  25. polyethylene glycol aka miralax.... people who have to use opiates for chronic pain often get constipation, and it is safe for long term use... it works by drawing more water into the colon
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