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Keep an eye on your poop

March 5, 2016

In spite of being an unpleasant subject, knowing about BMs is important. Since starting on magnesium for seizure management, my bowels are much happier. One of the seizure meds caused extremely painful movements and I refused to take anymore. I take around 1000mg of magnesium daily–one 250mg tablet with my morning meds and supplements (there’s roughly another 200mg Mg in my Nutrilite vitamins); before bed I take 500mg (current brand is 300mg per tablet which means 600mg). I take my thyroid med an hour or two before the Mg since magnesium can have a coating effect on the stomach lining. I’ve even started losing weight!

LORIEB (Lor-ee-be), random thoughts

Although the title of this post is silly, it got your attention, so read on to learn what your bowel movements are trying to tell you.  In a previous post, I told you how when my sons were small and came to me complaining of a tummy ache, the first thing I would ask them was “have you had a good poop today?”  If they said no, I would cut up some apples, sprinkle them with cinnamon and serve up this healthy, nutritious, full of fiber snack with a large glass of water. This trick worked every time (except when one son actually had appendicitis, but that’s another story). More often than not, within an hour or two, they would have a good poop and would then feel much better…

Now that my sons are grown up and rarely tell me about their stomach (or other) ailments, I use the…

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