Miralax (polyethylene glycol)

Slow Guts Need Care, an Update (11/2015)

Slow Guts Need Tenacity, Update Continued (11/2015)

Maybe Slow Guts Need Poked, Update Continued (11/2015)

Do slow Guts Need Loved?, Final Update Post (11/2015)

My Slow to Near-Stop Story Summary (9/14)

Pretty Much at Goal, What I Have Done (9/14)

Butyrate Series, Part 1 (11/13)

Butyrate Series, Part 2 (11/13)

Butyrate Series, Part 3 (11/13)

Butyrate Series, Part 4 (11/13)

Butyrate Series, Part 5 (12/13)

Butyrate Series, Part 6 (12/13)

My Personal Success With Butyrate!! (11/19/13)

Butyrate and Constipation (10/24/13)

But What Causes All of Those Changes Found in Chronic, Severe Constipation? (10/18/13)

Why Does My GI Tract Defy Gravity:  Changes in Severe, Chronic Constipation (10/16/13)

Slow Transit Constipation:  A True Enteric Neuropathy (10/15/13)

Dairy and Constipation in Children  (5/17/13)

Research Linking Dairy and Food Intolerances to Chronic Constipation (1/2/13)

Ten Months on GAPS Diet:  Personal Update on Constipation  (4/17/13)

A Desperate Moment When Nothing Was Working for My Constipation  (10/8/12)

Back on Track After Bowels Frustratingly Stalled  (11/3/12)

Diet Elimination (via GAPS diet) Revealing Eggs May Contribute to My Constipation  (10/21/12)

Metametrix Testing to Help Elucidate Cause of Constipation Besides Food Intolerances, Part 1  (10/20/12)

Metametrix Testing to Help Elucidate Cause of Constipation Besides Food Intolerances, Part 2  (3/22/13)

Metametrix Testing, First Page of the Metametrix Test, Predominant Bacteria and Opportunistic Bacteria, Part 3  (4/13/13)

Metametrix Testing, Pathogenic Bacteria, Part 4  (5/9/13)

My Visit to a Gastroenterologist  (12/5/12)

7 thoughts on “Constipation

  1. Becky

    I have found that I now have a perfect bowel movement everyday if I take a teaspoon of bentonite clay powder in a glass of water before bed. It’s hard to mix in water but I found the best way is to put water in glass, then put teaspoon of clay, let it sit (I brush my teeth and get ready for bed), then swirl it around, drink, put a little more water in to swish around and get clay off glass and drink again. Maybe it would help you too. I found your blog looking up info about butyrate and have been enjoying reading it. I also am a homeschool mom.

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      That is fascinating! I’ll have to look into that. It’s in my toothpaste, and I think, but I’m not sure, that I’ve read about it for chelation maybe. As a still-nursing mom, I’ll have to hold on self-experimentation with it (I worry about heavy metals in breast milk) for a bit! But I look forward to reading about this! Thanks for sharing! And good luck homeschooling! Fun, fun, fun! (Most times…) 🙂

  2. Becky

    I have always taken clay while pregnant (helped with morning sickness) and nursing. My understanding is that it sops up bad stuff and holds onto it until eliminated. I might have to check that out myself, although it’s a little for me/my kids, would like to know. Yes homeschooling is fun (except when I’m feeling too much self pressure).

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Hello, Nandarani–Did you try what he recommends? Did it help you? What did it help you with? I have seen that eliminating certain fibers/foods can help people, but I still feel like in the long run, plant matter has to come back in the diet.


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