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Old 02-25-2008, 02:17 PM   #11
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Nothing to do with the diet or liver aspects of this thread but relating to hemorrhoids and paleo lifestyle...

A few years back I was having hemorrhoid problems and read about elevating your feet when on the toilet. According to the author we evolved eliminating from the squatting position. She claims that the sitting position situates the bowels such that elimination is imcomplete. I started putting my feet up on a 6" box during my bowel movements and my hemorrhoids all but cleared up. If we're eating Paleo, I guess we should eliminate Paleo too.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:08 PM   #12
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A few years back I was having hemorrhoid problems and read about elevating your feet when on the toilet. According to the author we evolved eliminating from the squatting position. She claims that the sitting position situates the bowels such that elimination is imcomplete. I started putting my feet up on a 6" box during my bowel movements and my hemorrhoids all but cleared up. If we're eating Paleo, I guess we should eliminate Paleo too.
You know the "paleo movement" is making progress in depth of analysis when....

I wouldn't actually admit this to anyone but hah I have to try this. Not cuz I have a hemorrhoid problem, but it just sounds so hardcore..
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:10 PM   #13
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You know the "paleo movement" is making progress in depth of analysis when....

I wouldn't actually admit this to anyone but hah I have to try this. Not cuz I have a hemorrhoid problem, but it just sounds so hardcore..
http://naturesplatform.com/

When I'm feeling real hardcore I squat with my heels on the rim of the toilet bowl.
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:23 AM   #14
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Nothing to do with the diet or liver aspects of this thread but relating to hemorrhoids and paleo lifestyle...

A few years back I was having hemorrhoid problems and read about elevating your feet when on the toilet. According to the author we evolved eliminating from the squatting position. She claims that the sitting position situates the bowels such that elimination is imcomplete. I started putting my feet up on a 6" box during my bowel movements and my hemorrhoids all but cleared up. If we're eating Paleo, I guess we should eliminate Paleo too.
Interesting idea.

Did you mean emulate?
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:29 PM   #15
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Interesting idea.

Did you mean emulate?
I guess I should have said "elimanate Paleo-style". But hey, emulate works.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:06 PM   #16
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Not sure if it is related....but the time I got them I began dosing on dig enzymes at night and it went away.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:34 PM   #17
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Ok, so I;ve cut all cashews out of my diet. It was tough to give up TJ's cashew and macadamia nut butter, but I do have to admit that my digestion has improved as well as overall well-being. I still eat other nuts (TJ's raw mixed nuts and crunchy almond butter) but have reduce the quantities. I've been doing mostly greens and meats with good fats, as usual. I haven't had any blood in the stool since and everything seems to be flowing nicely. However, the bleeding stopped before I cut out the cashews and reduced overall nut intake, so it's entirely possible that there was another cause. Anyway, so far, so good. I'm going to add the cashews back in sometimes next week and see if the blood returns.

I've read about the squatting dumps before. I'm actually going to give it a try, seems quite paleo. People already think I'm nuts, so why not top it off?
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I'm convinced that grass fed meat is the culprit. As odd as it may seem. Just bought 20 lbs of grass-fed meat last week from slankers and what do ya know...the roids are back. Although I had my suspicions before, I really don't think is a coincidence. Wonder what inside the grass-fed meat is causing it?
I doubt this will be enough to have me give up eating GF meat.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:39 AM   #19
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Steve,
You may want to try rotating some lamb (I get the TJ's stuff, New Zealand grassfed) in for a couple days in a row. You could be hypersensitive to beef.

What kind of meat were you eating before, when the 'roids went away or into hiding?
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You may want to try rotating some lamb (I get the TJ's stuff, New Zealand grassfed) in for a couple days in a row. You could be hypersensitive to beef.

What kind of meat were you eating before, when the 'roids went away or into hiding?
I bought the NZ grass-fed lamb before from TJ's and boy it was delicious.
Stopped buying it though after spotting it on Cordain's and Dr. Eaton's "foods-to-avoid" list. Curious to bring back to see how my body reacts to it.

Before, I was eating grass-fed ground meat before taking a few month hiatus (not complete avoidance) from grass-fed meat. Occasional grass-fed flank steak from time to time. Recently had grass-fed ground goat meat and grass-fed chuck steaks which is when I noticed the re-occurrence.
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