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 Type A: How often do you move your bowels?
more than once daily (53 votes)
52.48%
daily (28 votes)
27.72%
4-6 times weekly (12 votes)
11.88%
Less than 4 times weekly (8 votes)
7.92%
101 Votes Total Last vote Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:49am by Jackie4
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Lola
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Sassy,
also warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning will help!


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I was interested in this poll, which started on the day we left for a four week trip to Africa.
I had the most terrrible problems, with the complete change of diet!!
Also one of the main issues for  me was the lack of 'toilets' - the local ones are in a shed, small slit in the floor, my husband said they looked like a slurry pit and covered with flies etc. So, if I didn't manage to have a BM before I left the hotel, that was it for the day!! Which meant no passing water either!! I was drinking during the day but with the heat, suppose it more or less cancelled itself out .
Some twelve hours later and back to the hotel.....
I became so uncomforable, so constipated.
Then we would return back to the capital, where we had rented an apartment for the whole month and could more or less cater for ourselves, so I'd just start to get over the constipation when it was time to travel to another part of the country and stay in yet another hotel for up to four days!!!

My history has always been to 'go' every other day but since last November when I started BTD, I began to be a once a day regular.

I've been home now for about ten days and still not quite right but at least I know I will get there!!


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1-2 per day and depends  on what has been consumed.  If I don't go, then I know I've eaten something I shouldn't have.
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Liquid chlorophyll may help also.  For me ridding my diet entirely of wheat helped the most, then when I started the BTD and quit red meat, my system picked up.  If I find myself eating mostly grains and protein (even if it's in the form of black-eye peas) and forget to eat fruits and veggies, things slow down a bit.  Liquid chlorophyll also helps change that acidity level --- it may be why my muscles don't hurt anymore.


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Thought I would check into this thread again and see what is new. Seems the poll is still running strong.
I didn't think there would be that much to say about the subject....Guess the number of replies proved me wrong.

Well, must be stress as it seems I have a few more problems in this area again. I think I will go back to taking Barley Green. And I agree with Ribbit, cutting out the red meat and wheat certainly helps. No meat is not a big problem, but I do like wheat....


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Ribbit & all y'all - The test to check your BM for blood is called a guiac test and can be done in a clinic in about 10 minutes.

Blood in the stool if it has been digested is dark (black & like tar). This can be a sign of something wrong in the digestive system higher up.

If the blood is bright red it is most likely hemorrhoids (internal or external).

I go 1-4 times a day...usually 2-3 x/day. It's been 3-4 when I eat pintos & oatmeal in the same day.

I'm a nurse too. There are plenty of mis or non-informed medical personnel. It takes being open to the lifestyle and seeking out and testing what works for you on the BTD. Most people don't get this far. If you aren't a streamlined A this could put you off. Keep with it all you A's!


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For Ribbit, does the liquid chlorophyll aid with the digestion acid. I guess this helps to go to the bathroom more often if things are slow. Will you have a normal bowel movement or loose stool. I have never tried this before.
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Can you believe we are talking about this? I was going several times a day before finding BTD. I was miserable! Sometimes I'd have to leave a store because I either was too embarassed to use their bathroom or they didn't have one. Things were really urgent!

Since beinning BTD nearly two weeks ago I have become much more regular and there less urgency. Now I go once or twice a day depending on what I eat.

I do find that drinking the warm water with lemon in the morning gets things moving very quickly.
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i am curious to know why this was asked specifically of A's. how does this compare to other bloodtypes?
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i am curious to know why this was asked specifically of A's. how does this compare to other bloodtypes?


Me too.
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Okay, Dr. D - please tell us what the thought is behind this poll. We are all dying to know!


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Quoted from longshot
i am curious to know why this was asked specifically of A's. how does this compare to other bloodtypes?


It wasn't asked specifically of type As. There is a poll for each blood type.
Type O: How often do you move your bowels?
Type B: How often do you move your bowels?
Type AB: How often do you move your bowels?


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Since it is a poll to compare the digestion of different blood types maybe the results will be shared with everyone.
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or the data might be used for his coming book, perhaps. )


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I keep hoping this thread will die as I am usually eating when I check out the site.


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Sassy,  you had asked me if chlorophyll helped with acid.  Sorry I didn't get back sooner--I've been busy throwing up as you may have read on other threads.  I never felt like I had a stomach acid problem (like heartburn or burping)---I only felt the acidity in my muscles and in my reproductive tract in the form of bacterial vaginitis and/or yeast infections.  Now I very rarely have a flare-up, and when I do, I up my intake of chlorophyll for a few days and everything goes away again.  It doesn't really give me loose stools, but I would have to say it makes them loosER, depending on how many Tbsp. a day I take.  Does make the stools green, but I can handle that.


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Discontinued my chlorophyll.  Now throwing it up.


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The most helpful bowel question a ND once asked me was, "When you go, do you feel like it all came out?"

Put together with some info I read on hypothyroidism about how often people with this are constipated but often don't know it...

If I'm healthy, I either can answer "yes" to the above question and go twice a day or I go more often 2-4 times a day, but feel like eventually I'm getting it all out.

Then when I'm constipated, usually after ovulation and before my period, I may go only once or twice a day, but the point is not the number of times, but the end product, so to speak! (quantity and quality!)

Way too much information, but it's so relevant. Sometimes the numbers alone don't add up.
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More magnesium rich foods may be needed during ovulation and menstruation.  I think this is why many women crave chocolate at that time of the month!
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I've noticed a correlation between drinking more water, and moving my bowels more than once a day. Meaning, ever since I started drinking 120 ounces of water over the 80 ounces or less that I used to drink, I'll go two or three times a day, instead of once or none.


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From about.com

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A good estimate is to take your body weight in pounds and divide that number in half. That gives you the number of ounces of water per day that you need to drink. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you should drink at least 80 ounces of water per day. If you exercise you should drink another 8 ounce glass of water for every 20 minutes you are active. If you drink alcohol, you should drink at least an equal amount of water. When you are traveling on an airplane, it is good to drink 8 ounces of water for every hour you are on board the plane. If you live in an arid climate, you should add another 2 servings per day. As you can see, your daily need for water can add up to quite a lot.
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Hi there Dr. D!!! Since I started eating right for my type, two times a day (one right after having my glass of water and lemon juice in the morning, the other in the afternoon). Before it was only once every couple of days... INCREDIBLE CHANGE!!! (... and I'm feeling goooooooood... ))
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I just wanted to add that since I added a dsp of flaxseeds to my oat cereal every morning I'm really regular, instead of every other day. That makes me real happy!!!!


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My apologies for bumping the A Poop Poll .  

I voted a while back but wanted to look again to see how the results ended up.  I am a 3-5 times a dayer (at least) and I am glad to know I am not alone.  Having to go is what gets me out of bed in the morning.  I was usually a 2 a dayer before the btd, sometimes once.  

A DCM once told me that once your system was in good health, it was good for your body to be on a 'one meal in, waste out' kind of schedule.  IE that the body had the capacity to process a certain number of meals at once and so when something new came in, something old went out.  My body seems to work like that.

Sometimes it is great to go that much, other times it is a pain in the...well, you know.    

Not sure how much is too much.  I guess if it feels ok then it is ok?  


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To take a line from Sheldon Cooper: "My system runs like a German train schedule." Exactly once a day - 7am... Excuse the TMI


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