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#1 of 2 Old 02-08-2010, 03:50 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Alright this is sort of embarrassing to mention, but it has gone on far too long.

I have really bad gas, and not enough bowel movements. I don't know what I should do about it either, I've look some things up on the internet but I'm not sure what I should trust.

I have more faith in MDCers and their knowledgeable ways...

I've read that cutting out dairy could help...is this true? What else can I do?

Also do you have any books that you would recommend reading on healthy eating, or anything pertaining to my situation?

Your help is greatly appreciated!
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magnesium can help with constipation, so can probiotics.
With excessive gas and constipation, you could be looking at a food intolerance. have you tried keeping a food journal to see if a particular food makes it worse?

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