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    Been doing Eat For Heat for about a week but I guess I took it to an extreme. I’ve reduced my water consumption to very low levels and two days ago started drinking milk exclusively because it doesn’t make me cold. I’ve felt better than I have in years except I’m extremely constipated. Like I’m freaking out right now. It’s hard as a rock and I can’t pass it. I took a bunch of laxatives and nothing. I’m getting really worried. It’s not painful but it’s very uncomfortable. Wish someone would have warned me. How do you deal with it?


    Long story short, it’s out. I was this close to going to the hospital. Horrifying experience. I drank 4 glasses of water and I’m freezing and I feel terrible but it’s over. From now on, I’m drinking my liquids. Lots of them. No more EFH.

    The Real Amy

    I think it’s always important to listen to biofeedback. I always go with my thirst. I tried restricting fluids at one point and also had bad experiences (just in terms of feeling crappy). I think it’s a problem to drink when you are not thirsty, but absolutely listen to your thirst. In my experience, eating enough salt (again, to appetite, not forcing anything) is a lot more important anyway.

    Glad you are feeling better now.


    Well for me, I only felt better when I ignored my thrist. I didn’t feel cold, tired and sick all the time, no ups and downs, moods improved, no more night sweats, skin starting to improve. It was almost a miracle.

    But I never want to have this experience again.


    I experienced this in the early stages of eat for heat. Are you introducing foods you have not eaten for a long time? Gluten, Processed things etc?

    My experience obviously wasn’t nearly as bad as yours, however I think its about finding a balance with fluids, listening to thirst. Perhaps add more salt and drink a little bit more? Transit time started to improve for me when I added a little more fluids, and added more salt. Now Im pooping like a champion! A little too often even.. Too much info..

    Brest of luck!


    So it turn’s out EFH wasn’t the problem.

    Long story short, I’ve always had pretty severe insomnia and at the time I was using (abusing?) antihistamines to get to sleep. After that “episode” I swore them off but last week I came down with a cold and got really congested. I took this cough/cold remedy pill (which contained an antihistamine) and it happened again. Gotta stay away from the antihistamines.

    Lesson learned.


    Or try a magnesium supplement. I use Twinlabs Magnesium caps, 400 mg twice a day and it keeps me very regular. On strict low carb eating mostly protein and cheese, I had very severe constipation problems that the mag fixed. Each person can find their own comfort level with magnesium but it’s good to know that mag does a lot of great things for us in addition to keeping things “moving”. Hope that helps.

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