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Having yoghurt for breakfast the day after the fast seems to help me. However, I have the yoghurt on some home-made granola so it might be the granola...
If you're in an established fasting pattern for a few weeks I don't think it will change unless you change what you're eating etc.

These articles might be helpful :-

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/150322.php

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/18574.php

Adding fibre (more cars) to constipation (a traffic jam) may not be helpful, even though a high fibre diet may avoid the constipation.

The what you eat, and the type of fibre, is at least as important as the quantity.
hello, just an unfortunate side effect while the body is ajusting i think,but in general you should vastly increase leafy veg intake and best cure for constipation 1 kiwi daily.. good luck :clover:
Our local Lidl has opened up a bakery section and do this amazing rustic rye loaf. First time I tried it I ate loads and discovered over the next few days just how much fibre it contained :( I have learned to cut back on my consumption, and end up slicing and freezing about half of the kg loaf. I have discovered it is an effective solution to the constipation problem I had developed when I fast. I just make sure I have some of the bread before and after my fast.
PhilT wrote: If you're in an established fasting pattern for a few weeks I don't think it will change unless you change what you're eating etc.

These articles might be helpful :-

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/150322.php

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/18574.php

Adding fibre (more cars) to constipation (a traffic jam) may not be helpful, even though a high fibre diet may avoid the constipation.

The what you eat, and the type of fibre, is at least as important as the quantity.

Something that may be most important to many of us with endocrine disorders, from the first article:
Some diseases and conditions

Diseases that tend to slow down the movement of the feces through the colon, rectum, or anus are more likely to cause constipation. They include the following:


Endocrine and metabolic conditions
Uremia, Diabetes, Hypercalcemia, Poor Glycemic Control, Hypothyroidism


I see my endocrinologist next week and hope to get a slight increase in my thyroid medicine. My bowel habits started to change about 5 months ago but initially chalked it up to changes in personal life, then 2 months ago 5:2 and it got worse. I also have other symptoms of low thyroid, so now with lab tests and symptoms I think I will soon get to the bottom of my issues. :smile:
Feed day breakfast currently for me is a Yeo natural yogurt with 1.5 dessert spoons of Linwoods 'Flaxseed, almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, Q10' mixed in. Delicious and does the trick, must drink a good glass of warm water after eating I find. Sorry about product name dropping though. Pip pip.
The most effective cure for me is going for a run, 20 minutes of slow jogging is enough to get me moving in all senses.
While at the medical school, I wast told constipation is rarely a sign of serious disease and usually can be cleared up without drastic measures. In fact, I was taught several home remedies that can help alleviate this discomfort. One such remedy is to use Omeaga 3s. Omega-3s can be helpful in managing symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which include constipation. Fish oil, derived either from diet or in supplement form, is a rich source of these fatty acids. :heart: :heart:
I would encourage everyone to check poo every time you visit the bathroom. It is the window through which you get to know what is happening in your gut.
MarieNC wrote: What can I do to prevent this from happening every week now?


I have become a big fan of kefir. the probiotics really seem to help. There is a lot of interesting research out there now on this.
I use a fiber supplement you mix with water on light days, usually around 2pm. Seems to do the trick!
My current favourite is 7 prunes after dinner, those 'black-coated workers' use their fibre and pectin through the night to create the desired effect next morning.
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If you are constipated, one common cause is a diet including too many refined foods, especially white flour products and not enough fiber, and lacking in key vitamins and minerals. My nutritionist recommends Aloe Vera Extract 6000mg Capsules taken by mouth as a remedy for constipation. I had been living with constipation problems until I found this supplement from supplemented dot co dot uk.
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