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Old 03-24-2011, 04:26 AM   #16
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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

Hi,

could it be that you need to increase your probiotics as JJ did? I don't know ... it's just a suggestion, I'm going to try increasing them myself. Also, my kefir grains have just turned up - got them for £4.50. Don't know if you've heard about them, but you leave them to ferment in milk and it produces a yoghurt-like thinish milk drink. The bacteria is different to those in yoghurts in that these colonize your gut, thereby replenishing any lost bacteria through antibiotics etc. I'm willing to try anything at the moment. I've also come across some enzyme tablets called HMOs or HSOs. I

ordered a book by a chap called Jordan Rubin, the book is called 'The Makers Diet'. He was so ill with Chrone's disease that the doctors were going to remove most of his large and small intestine. There is a photo in the book showing before and after pictures. When he was very ill he looked like someone who was starved to death, he was like a skeleton; but 3 weeks after taking this HMO enzyme stuff and sticking to a particular diet he started putting on weight and the diarrhoea was halted. I can't vouch for the diet he promotes - it is based on the diet enjoyed by the Jews in the Old Testament, no pork or shellfish etc, and limited wheat grains - but for him it worked. So maybe it will work for others too.

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Old 03-24-2011, 08:10 AM   #17
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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

HI, Hope you are well.
Started Grapefruit Seed Extract today along with Aloe Vera Digestive Juice. Prone to Oral Thrush at times, saw some dreaded white spots on my inner cheeks this morning(Arrh...) not that as well. Thrush/Candida can cause bowel problems as well, so that could be some of the stomach trouble.
Do you get other symptoms beside the loose bowel, like pain,gas,bloating, etc. I honestly think there is a lot of digestive problems caused by Candida, and read that Grapefruit seed extract can help.
Will search Cellelone, (dont know what that is).
I will see if I can get Kefir here in Ireland.
Think I will go to the Candida Board and get a message out there.
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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

I think you should look up Cellulase. It is an anti-fungal for Candida. Didn't have time to read it all, but that is what I think you need to look up as I couldn't find anything on Cellelone.

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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

Thanks for info,
Will read up on ( Cellulase ) later.
Meanwhile will give the Aloe Vera and Grapefruit Seed a week to see what happens.
These stomach issues must all be connected in some way.
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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

Hi,

I don't get any other digestive problems except for the loose stools. But after 12 years of loose stools I'm sure it's having its effect, nutrient wise. I had a hair analysis test done last month and it showed excess calcium in my hair and zero potassium. The report said that sometimes if you have excess calcium, it isn't necessarily because you're ingesting too much, but could be because you aren't digesting it properly, so the body starts depositing the excess in soft tissue areas such as hair, muscles and your liver etc.

I don't eat too much calcium so I may have a second digestive problem, possibly not enough HCL acid in my stomach, which was suggested in the hair report. Now I've identified where I'm short on minerals (through the hair test) I've started taking more potassium and a bit more magnesium and I'm feeling so much physically stronger. I also have a thyroid problem, currently under investigation so I've started taking iodine too.

All the best to you. :-)

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Old 03-24-2011, 12:31 PM   #21
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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

Meadowsweet,
Thanks for keeping in touch, Glad things are improving for you.
I am going over to Candida Board as I feel that could be some of my problem.
Take Care and all the best.
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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

OK, Hope you find a cure. Best wishes. M.

 
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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

see my post today

 
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Hi Tony,

Sorry to hear about your health. I've recently started taking 1 to 2 teaspoons of powdered L-Glutamine each day.

I read that someone cured their colitis by taking powdered l-glutamine. It's an amino acid and as well as helping to digest food it somehow heals inflamed intestines. This person said that it took 3 weeks of taking it faithfully each morning before at last they had a solid and normal stool - which was the first time in many years. Oh yes, it is also supposed to help with constipation too. I know you haven't mentioned diverticulitis or colitis in your post, but some people say that all these conditions are just a variation of the same thing.

If that doesn't work for you, you might also like to research the story of a guy called Jordan S. Rubin who cured himself from Chrohn's disease. He did it through a particular diet and by taking a powerful probiotic containing bacteria found in the soil. I believe they're called HSO - homeostatic soil organisms. It took about 3 months, I think, before he turned a corner, but he went from being at death's door to being totally healed. If the glutamine doesn't work for me within a month or two I'm going to try Jordan's regime. Here's wishing you every success Tony.

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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

Hi again Tony,

I've just re-read your post and realised you've been taking different types of medicines, so maybe they're causing the changes in your bowel movements. If so my comments above might not be relevant for you. Sorry.

Maybe you need to treat your acid reflux problem first, and when that's cured you won't need the medicine, then maybe your bowels will sort themselves out.

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Old 04-11-2011, 08:25 AM   #26
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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

Hi Meadowsweet,
Been in the U.K and just returned today. Any further news on your Bowel problem. What are you taking at the present time.
I returned with worse stomach issues than I went away with. Probably owing to flight regulations, couldn't take my Aloe-Vera with me also Grapefruit Seed Extract. Also ate more sugar things while I was away.
Seeing the Consultant on Friday (Hope he doesn't suggest more scopes)I've had five of them(Arh... Help!!...).
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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

Hello Solofelix,

Nice to hear from you. Sorry to hear your stomach is worse. I am still the same, however, today is my second day of a new diet. During my internet research I came across something called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. If you type that phrase into any search engine it should take you to the relevant sites. Apparently it is a diet which many people with colitis, IBS, crohn's disease etc have used to good effect for curing their intestinal problems. Apparently it cuts out all sugars and most starches, so that's no potatoes, no grains, no sugars (except for clear honey), no lactose and so forth. The theory is that the IBS problems are due to an imbalance of gut bacteria - this is similar to candida I think, where there is an overgrowth of bad bacteria and yeast in the intestines. By avoiding certain carbohydrates, the bad bacteria are starved of their food source and consquently die. Somehow when the good bacteria is back in balance the body is able to heal the inflamed intestines. Many people are cured and are able to resume a normal diet - back to their milk and gluten - after 3 months. But others say to stay on the diet for a year for complete healing to take place. I'm on day 2 today so we'll see how things go. I'm also on one teaspoon of powdered L-glutamine a day, as this has healed other people of their IBS symptoms. I remember you saying you thought your problem might be candida, so maybe this diet is something worth investigating?

There's no point me sending you the website as this forum deletes them. But if you type in the phrase I mentioned above you should be able to find more information. I've had to stop my magnesium and potassium, on doctor's orders, as I have a thyroid problem - nodules with mild hyperT - and the doc doesn't want the supplements masking the condition prior to me seeing a specialist.

keep in touch and let me know how you go.

Bye for now.

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Re: How do I solidify loose stools?!

Hi Meadowsweet,
Good to hear from you and I will certainly look up the Specific Carbohidrate Diet you mentioned. I do know that I am much better without sugar, which is really bad for Candida. I go to the Hospital on Fri, Drs have strange views on Candida. I would rather try something natural if possible,such as you mentioned. Solofelix.

 
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Let me know how you go at the hospital

 
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Hospital visit today. Consultant doesn't want to do any more scopes at present (Thank God...). Had blood tests to check for Bacteria in the Bowel and recommended (Fibergel) for loose bowel and recommended I see a Dietitian for my weight loss, even tho I eat well. (waiting for an appointment). Hope I haven't got H.Pylori again!! I really dread Antibiotics. How are things with you. Take Care, Solofelix.

 
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