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My bowel movements have gone from normal all my life (I am

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My bowel movements have gone from normal all my life (I am 65) to round half dollar or smaller in size. About a dozen at a time, every other day. with a little more effort when I'm going. No pain at this time.

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have you had a colonoscopy

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when and what findings

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Have you had a colonoscopy?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes I had a colonoscopy about 5 years ago. It was fine.

So any change in diet or anything else?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'm making an effort to eat less salt. That's about it

Can you list every food you eat, each meal, typical day?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Cheerio,s, 2% milk, banana.


Salad (lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese or chicken) low fat dressing, low salt crackers (5 out of 7 days).


Chicken, ham, pizza spaghetti/red sauce, soup, potatoes, vegetables. Occasionally fried foods.


Drink mostly water all day. black tea, V-8 Fusion Energy Drink, (two cups of coffee a week), Sprit and on an average one bottle of white wine a week.





Terrible for the bowels

You should, besides having and exam, do a bowel stabilizing diet for a while.

The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this
leafy greens
green veggies
other veggies
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.

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