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 Type O: How often do you move your bowels?
more than once daily (81 votes)
43.78%
daily (76 votes)
41.08%
4-6 times weekly (16 votes)
8.65%
Less than 4 times weekly (12 votes)
6.49%
185 Votes Total Last vote Sunday, August 4, 2013, 10:06am by cat2
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Ronagon
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Having managed to be grain free before I went away (to Germany), I was dismayed to find that sticking to it was becoming impossible to manage in the situation I was in (not a hotel or self catering) and I eventually started to eat rice and rye. At first I was ok but soon my bowels changed. Before the change, things had been a little difficult and I was using flax seeds in water to remedy it. It may have just been because of having to use a communal toilet or perhaps was not drinking enough. Once I ate grains again that problem was solved and the bm's were looser, and now I see, more 'greasy' but another change happened in that my metabolism slowed down and weight started to come back on. Being grain free, I was having one or two a day and they were quite copious, but back on grains, they were becoming smaller and smaller, so I find that African saying interesting. It goes against all of the information I had read in the past against eating meat, from vegetarian sources. They claimed that meat takes much longer in the system and there is less residue yet my experience was the opposite. On a high meat regime, I felt that my bowels were working much better, but on grains I felt that things were becoming 'bunged up' and the quality not just the quantity was less healthy looking (good old German 'shelf' toilets).

Back home and on a grain free diet, things are slowly getting back to normal and I feel that everything is moving faster. However, I plan to travel back in a few weeks so will face the same difficulty again. I was unable to find some of my bennie veggies like kale and spinach but staying somewhere else this time, it will be more flexible as I will have more shopping options and at least a handy  take away selling cooked chicken. At least I have learnt now that sticking to the diet is my first consideration and if others do not understand then I will still not be swayed.
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2 -3 times for me.  It depends on how many veggies are going down.
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Brenda, was that brown rice or white rice?  Brown rice keeps things moving for me, but white rice is like cement in the system!
Traveling is such a pain.  Others don't understand our diet & the act of traveling often slows things down.
Have a safe trip again.
Check in to this site for encouragement on your trip if you can.  It helps me just to read about the diet.
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It was both actually, brown rice cakes and a few Thai meals and only at times when I was desperate. I will avaoid the white rice now after what you have said, and the brown rice cakes too if I can but I got really fed up with bananas some days! I think potatoes were the least troublesome to me so if I get desperate again I will use them and stay away from grains.

Yes travelling and on a special diet is a pain. I took dried figs, pumpkin seeds and walnuts away with me, but after a while I got really fed up with them just eating them like that often to replace a meal that was proving difficult to arrange.

Thanks, yes I will make sure I look in to keep me going. I see you are a Christian. I was staying in a Christian community in Germany for six weeks in total.
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It is a bit strange to tell strangers this, but what the heck?  I go maybe once a week, but I never feel bad.  Am I an anomoly?  Do I have a problem?  I actually just got off a cleansing program called Puristat to see if it would change my habits.  It didn't.  It made my stomach hurt and gave me the runs.  
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It is not healthy to be constipated and not have at least one BM every day. I suggest that you read this Consstipation thread and try and see if some of the suggestions will help you.


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I get uncomfortable in half a day.  I don't like the 'poisons' in my system.  I don't know how I survived in my younger years.  I know I was more sluggish & needed more sleep. But many I know never have complaints.  I can't judge the one who goes weekly, but I'm sure she may need a little more fiber & then see how things are.
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Okay, so how it's gone for me is that I eat super healthy for streches and then I eat not so healthy for stretches. When I eat not so healthy transit time is a lot faster. I interpret this to be that the food is poison either because it's unhealthy food or because the way that I ate it makes it so. The latter I want to explain. This type O nonnie digestive system of mine seems to be ultra sensitive. If I mix fruit or even too many veggies with the meat that I eat it gets moved through the GI faster and usually I'm a little gassy. (I need to say here that I alwayseat plenty of fiber in the form of vegetables and fruit.)  The way I see it, I optimally digest meat by itself. And for optimal digestion I eat vegetables a couple of hours after I eat the meat, allowing enough time for digestive enzymes to go to work on the meat without being inhibited by the vegetables. And what works best for me is to eat fruit on an empty stomach which means at least about four hours after eating meat and at least one hour after eating vegetables. What do I get from eating in such a seemingly complex and inconvenient manner? Part of the answer lies in something many won't want to talk about. Sure we can talk about sex, politics. What seems to me to be a great indicator of my digestive health besides improved mental clarity, more energy, looking more vibrant in the face, and better emotional response is the quality of my stool. I started thinking this way years ago after reading the book Put Constipation and Hemorrhoids Behind You.  What to me seems to be healthy is solid stool that leaves little or no residue.  It would be a different matter if I were consuming lots of sugar and then you get that hard stool that doesn't leave residue.  That's unhealthy.  Now if I were to constistently eat in this optimal way I think I probably would have a bowel movement everyday because the food matter would build up enough in my GI so that when something goes in something else would need to be pushed out to make room or because most of the nutritive value has been assimilated and the cost of holding the matter in crosses a threshold and the body automatically pushes it out.  It seems that since I don't eat this way all the time that when I eat less optimally the food is moved through fast and then when I eat optimally my body holds the food in longer (several days)because it's super nutritive and super friendly.  I imagine my friendly intestinal flora to be thriving and celebrating.  Oh, and I was thinking that maybe other blood types digest food combinations better.  Looking at the way evolution might have went it seems like type As would digest different food combinations better.  Living in farming communities in which they might have had community meals and type As ability to digest foods that are in themselves food combinations (such as bread) makes me think this way. If I were a type O hunter thousands of years ago I wouldn't wait to gather vegetables to have with the meat that I'm salivating at.  I'd eat it and then maybe take a nap a little while later.  Having said all of that I do know how convenient it is to eat some cooked greens with some meat.  And I do that sometime.  Other times I love to eat in the optimal way I described.  And hey, I haven't even had a cold in five years!  (Well, there were a couple of times in which I just kept eating junk even when the first signs of a cold came on, but other than that I've always went back to eating right and haven't gotten sick.)
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Your way of eating sounds OK.  Many of us have weirder patterns!  At least you are eating healthy foods & know how YOUR body works.  It may change in years to come......
Enjoy the BTD lifestyle!
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Quoted from dancer
Hello everyone!
I'm very happy for all of you!
You are very healthy!
About me...I'm continuing to suffer of severe constipation...
In this period ( past 2 months) I've 1 movement x week!
I'm going to the bathroom only with enema or senna tea...(sigh!)
I'm continuing to have CRONIC INFLAMMATION in my small and large intestine...
please, I'ld like to know what is your daily BTD menu and regime to have 2 bowels' movements daily!
I'm eating type 0 diet without grains and dairy (only ghee).
I'm asking myself if , to have regular bowel movements, I need to eat grains like splet and quinoa ...
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How about adding some prunes to your diet? It's got loads of natural dietary fibre to aid with BM and constipation and is a highly beneficial food for Os.

On another note, since we're on the topic of bowel movements, I'm not quite sure how to phrase the question but:

If I were to have a BM today in the morning, which meal am I actually excreting? Is it a one-day cycle or 2-day? Which is healthiest?

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sorry to intrude in the O poo poll, but this is exactly what happened to me when I was a vegan and vegetarian, I was constipated constantly, even now, I have noticed if I do not eat enough meat in a day I get more constipated, I think I have an O digestive system

laura  when you talk of eating meat, is this compliant A type meat or any  meat?
Do you happen to know if you are A1 or A2?
cheers,




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Later in my years and because of my sluggish thyroid, my bowels habits are not always good.  Sometimes I go well and others not.  I usually have to take something to help me go.  

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Wonder why  this question was posed?


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I voted daily however about every 15 days I get bloated and miss a day with a day or two feeling incomplete elimination.
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I voted for my O gatherer daughter, not eating wheat and watching her dairy intake has been the best thing for her.


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Dr. D, would you be so kind as to tell us/me why you did this poll about O's?
  


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think he did one for every BT......


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Yeah why??


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BM is an important part to healing, if not the most important!


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Dr. D must have a reason, not just to let us know that we need have a BM. so if I don't get an answer that is alright just thought I would ask.


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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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to build a comparative for all his probable parameters used in the GTD swami......first hand info....you know


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I would think he would get enough in his office


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this here is an extension of his hard work....


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you are so right!!! lol


I have an unresolved case of IBS-D, so I *need* a little cement in my system. I have been really struggling the past several days, thought I could chow down on fresh fruit now that it's in season... but sadly, no. I usually have to "buffer" my fruit well with some brown rice or other carb. Dried fruits also work better for me than fresh.

On a good day, though, I'll have "normal" stools once or twice a day.


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