I go straight to banana's if I have diarrhea. It's a sure fire way to slow that down. Also cheese is extremely constipating.
Bananas and aged cheese are also rich in dietary amines.
When I was traveling through Wisconsin many years ago, I stupidly forgot it was the "cheese" state. Here I was going through towns called Colby, etc...duh.
Well I was about to leave the state but decided I had to get some cheese. So I saw this lone farmer guy standing on the side of the highway raking. I pulled over and asked him where I could get some cheese. He told me to go down a couple of exits, take the exit with the big huge tree, go down the road and I'd see a 50 ft swiss cheese.....Uh ok, perhaps the man was out in the sun too long?
So I was driving and saw an exit with a huge tree. I got off, drove a mile down the road (no signs by the way), and came to a huge building that looked like a wheel of swiss cheese. You walked into the sliced part to get into the Rondale factory.
$50 of cheese later and I can attest, I didn't poop until we reached Rhode Island a couple of weeks later. Oh that cheese was good. But the after effects were bad. The memory of driving through up state N.Y was a blur of road stops.....
I guess cheese is NACHO thing. :-)
is this possible? I only recently got my bowels to start working regularly after 10 years of not working well at all. It was a long haul but I finally figured out how to get them to work properly. I used a combination of eating lots of real sauerkraut with active cultures, a good probiotic, a high fiber diet, some triphala, digestive enzymes, and a supplement from standard process called betacol.
Now suddenly they stopped working well again! The only thing I did differently recently was add avocado was to my diet, one every day. Could that possibly cause constipation? I don't really have constipation, but rather small bowel movements and a feeling of being always bloated and backed up.
This is damn frustrating!
by the way, if I eat bananas two or three days in a row that will also plug up my bowels for some weird reason. it's always been that way
Avocados are generally laxative due to their high content of in soluble fibers. On the other hand they are also rich in dietary amines. Some people are very sensitive to amines and they can cause diarrhea or constipation in these individuals. Amines can also trigger allergic reactions or migraines in sensitive individuals.