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hedonisticallyinclined
Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 5:59am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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This is my second week of compliance and I am new to the diet. I have decided to forget the grains entirely and my food consists of fruits, veggies and meat/fish only. I have even given up coffee. I am taking magnesium supplement (and I have been even before the diet). I eat plenty of veggies. Alas...As much as I hate to discuss it...I am constipated. I have never experienced this before the diet, so I am assuming that something that I am doing is wrong...but what? In desparation I have even started taking vitamic C (I know that in large doses it can cause diarrhea...but I am 0nly taking 1000mg). What gives?

My usual breakfast is banana/apple/green tea
Lunch is a soup of chicken stock with compliant veggies and stir fly of veggies/fish or meat
Dinner is ...well..meat and veggies!

If anyone has any insight, I would very much like to hear from you!


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Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 6:21am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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1T Sea Salt in 32 oz of warm water, drink it straight down, and stay close to home until after you empty out (this is not from btd, but good in an emergency)

BTD are you drinking enough water a day? You may want to try 1 cup hot water, drink slowly.
       are you eating salad or raw fruits or vegetables for roughage?

There is also smooth move tea drink at night before bed and again in AM (my ideas)
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hedonisticallyinclined
Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 7:11am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thank you, Sue. Will trie Sea Salt thing. (What's in this simple drink that makes it so helpful? I thought salt + water usually was anti-dehydrating...never knew it could work for constipation, as well!)

I eat plenty of raw fruits/veggies and water. Though I started drinking a lot of carbonated mineral water...maybe this is the issue...hmm...


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Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 7:25am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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the warmth of the water gives ya the runaway ....and yessss drinking is the key for ...........
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Make sure you get the SEA SALT not salt when you do it.  I don't know what makes it work but it sure does work.

I'm not sure if mineral water is the same as seltzer water, but that is what I drink some of the time, I sometimes add pineapple juice to it and its like drinking a pop! Black Cherry Concentrate is good added to it also, (very reasonable at Marc's, last time I bought it)

Good Luck on your eliminations.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 11:54am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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It could be that your body is adjusting to the new way of eating, so don't panic just yet. When I first started eating in high compliance I had constipation, overacid stomach, and other woes. They eventually faded away however, and it's very rare for me to have any problems with digestion now.

I also drink mineral water (Gerolsteiner or Pellagrino) with a little juice and usually a teaspoon of elderberry concentrate. Lots of calcium from the mineral water, and it's better-tasting than Coke ever could be--and it's good for you too. I like sparkling mineral water just plain too--it satisfies that need for something carbonated without stripping calcium from my menopausal bones


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Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 3:23pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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WOW! yes, i have...A LOT...of experience with this. it feels like it takes forever to figure out what it is that will help you everyday to use the restroom, but DONT WORRY! you will figure it out.

here is what i do. trust me i have to stay on top of this everyday or else...

1) Lemon water in the morning (2-3 lemons)

2) Magnesium at night (the powder form because that is the best.) I only use magnesium once in a while when i feel like i am not getting it all out. i know you probly dont like to read it but IT HELPS!!

3) BTD of course. No grains at all. Only beneficial vegetables. beneficial meats.

those are the three biggies but sometimes i need a little something more so here are my substitute options i use a lot interchangeable depending.

1) More olive oil on my vegetables. bathe em in it.

2) Ghee on steamed veggies. a big whopping chunk o yea!

3) Prunes and Figs

4) Lots and Lots of water.. but dont make ur stommach sick. preferable lots of water in combo with exercise. and water by itself 1 hour after and before meal.

5)i just recently started supplementing probiotics last week and i notice it helps a little little bit.

this is what i do. i know it is probly a lot but once you get the hang of it its easy.
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Beef seems to produce the best bowel movements for me.
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Yes, I was going to say to have beef in the mornings as well.  

And pineapple juice helps me with digestion to keep it moving along nicely as well.  


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Dr. D has writtin in his ASK column for Type O's suffering from constipation to do 1 tablespoon of ghee on an empty stomach.

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My wife recently had our first child (9 months ago) but ever since then has suffered badly with constipation. We are both O type blood groups and began the 'new' regime 10 weeks ago, and it is going very well. I have lost 25lbs in weight! Nikki has lost 14lbs! We are both really pleased with the way things are going, but would like the above question answered and it is quite painful for her. Regards Cliff Howden –Cliff


Have Nikki start taking some ghee (clarified butter), about 1 tablespoon daily. You can buy ghee at most health food stores, or make it yourself. Ghee contains short chain fatty acids that really help energize the cells that line the colon and in exchange, they will work better and interact more efficiently with the bacteria in the gut, further enhancing the breakdown of fiber, which in turn makes more short chain fatty acids, which energize the cells of the colon lining, which…



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Yes...the ghee in the morning works wonders.   Beef is also great.  You only have a banana/apple for breakfast????  You don't have your secretor test...apples are avoids for nonnies.  My system does not do well with apples even though I love them.  No... I don't eat them anymore.  Your oils and your flaxseed will help also.

1) Lemon water in the morning (2-3 lemons)  Ben...I think you should be careful of this as lemon juice thins the blood and O's already have pretty thin blood to begin with.  

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don t forget to incorporate ground linseeds, at least 2 tbsp a day.........water intake during the day is key......besides all that has been said so far.


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Also try some freshly squeezed grapefruit juice...not a bene (neutral) for O's but it work's for me...gets the bowels churning


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Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 12:01am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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grainfree is likely the cause...grains are fiber....but surely it can be adapted to with above comments...good luck.
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something about beets, also.........lol

worth a try!


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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I drink a cup of hot water as soon as I get up.  Then I have a cup of green tea, Sometimes I have time to have breakfast, and, sometimes not. I also take 2 magnisium tablets after my breakfast.  I find that the combination works for me. It could work for you too.
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laneyfitz,
thanks for sharing and welcome!!


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I have this problem and in addition to above suggestions, I have found that that a quart of warm water with 1 tsp sea salt and 1 tsp MSM and juice of half lemon is a good way for me to start day, then hour later I make blender breakfast with pineapple juice, banana, spinach, blueberries, 1 scoop of brown rice bran, 1 scoop flaxseed meal,  1 TBS olive oil, or flax seed oil, 1 scoop of proteirn powder( NAP's is good one) and some other fresh fruit like pear or berries.  

The grain fiber in my blender smoothie has really been helping lately.  Also, up my water intake.  


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Hedonisticallyinclined,
According to your sample menu, I agree that you need more protein early in the day.  O's more than any blood type, are encouraged to eat meat and veggies for breakfast.  At least find some way to get a big protein hit in the a.m.
Also I don't see much in the way of fruit.  I think you should double the amount of fruit you eat, and try and make most of it beneficial.

Freshly ground flax is a great help, as others have mentioned.  I blend it in my smoothie, but you can mix it in any liquid and drink it.  It soaks up liquid and bulks up, so make sure you get Plenty!! of liquid with it.  And make sure you are drinking enough water throughout the day.

Some of us are giving you the same advice, so what does that mean??  (Listen to us)  



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