Hopefully the lower spine has been looked at as well..by MRI
Gluten sensitivity should be looked at...celiac panel..and if any is positive then avoid it completely
This problem can have all sorts of symptoms.
The diet is lacking in a variety of soluble fibers
Inflammation from difficulty in transforming biotoxins needs to be considered., and a nutrient dense, anti-inflammatory diet should be adopted
The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this
whole fruit, beans and peas
Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined
Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds if you have any diverticulosis.
A little tofu or tempeh daily
A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt
The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back.
See the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.
Exercise and water will be critical
Tapering the laxative.
Thyroid disease has to be ruled out..hypothyroidism specifically.
And labs still say, along with most docs, that up to 5 on a TSh value is normal.
Not true...3 or higher is potentially hypothyroid and many undiagnosed people are walking around.
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