Hard Stools Causing Anal Fissures

Posted by Tina on 02/06/2008

HELLO ted, what a wonderful contribution you make worldwide through your site. Thank you! if you can help me out i will be forever indebted to you. i am in my mid-thirties, 209 lb woman, who is suffering from very painful anal fissures, with bleeding after each bowel movement. Please note, i pass a bowel movement once per day, but it is extremely hard, and very, very painful, especially the first part. i am consuming fiber supplements, taking magnesium, prune juice, flax seeds, in addition to vegs and fruits, but cannot find any relief.

i also take avc and baking soda 3 times a day, and lecithin granules with meals. have replaced all table salt with sea salt too, but do not understand what is still wrong. doctors have run various tests but all results are ok. can you please provide some advise? PLEASE thank you so very much tina

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Dear Tina: Luckily it's not my website, or else it would be an administrative nightmare for me trying to maintain the website!

As to the hard stool, this very much depends on what you eat. One simple way to soften the stool, is to simply eat spaghetti with tomato sauce and perhaps some other similar food that will help. This I know because of past experience.

In case the weight is large, the body's metabolic acidosis is relatively high, constipation is a problem, much water retention, the fact that intestines is absorbing MOST OF THE WATER, is a sign of the body is in a state of high chlorine, chlorides, fluorides, bromine, halogens and the body is desperately trying to maintain or get more alkaline metal sodium while trying to eliminate the chlorides and other halogens.

Therefore, to neutralize the chlorides and oxidative chemicals, a dechlorinator, of sodium thiosulfate and taking twice or more baking soda can handle most of the problem. Baking soda by the way is a laxative. Once the body can get the required sodium and some potassium does the intestines give up water.

I remember a case of a a person who wants to kill the Epstein Barr Virus, so she can have sufficient energy to go to work due to two decades of no work and had to take one teaspoon ever so often of baking soda causing her to have a laxative effect and frequent toilet breaks, but for this person it was a lot better than no energy at all. By the way EBV major weakness is alkaline, although there are other stronger alkaline that won't have laxative effect, but in this case it is the laxative effect of baking soda that I want to soften the hard stools, not killing off the EBV.

The sodium thiosulfate basically reduces oxidative chemicals in the body which is blocking normal pH.

It should be noted that baking soda is a laxative. Since chlorides is needed to be reduced, and a sodium ratio has to be higher than a chloride ratio to reduce water retention - yes this is how it works! A laxative effect of a baking soda for a typical 100 pound woman is usually 1-2 teaspoon of baking soda. So assuming on a by weight basis a 200 pound woman may respond to a 2 -4 teaspoon of baking soda, keeping in line a minimum dose is usually the best policy for me.

So I will start out with 2 teaspoons first and wait for about six hours if it doesn't work and try another 2 teaspoons again. The alkalinity and concentration of the solution will draw the liquid out of the intestines to cause a laxative effect. Hence, in a 2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 glass of water is something I will use for emergencies.

The concentration is fairly high enough in a 1/2 glass of water to draw the liquids to cause a fluids to fill the intestines and soften the stool.

In the long run I may need to take more baking soda such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda taken 3 times or 4 times a day, on basis of weight, with some small amount of potassium such as 1/16 teaspoon of potassium citrate or potassium bicarbonate. Of course this is all ball park figures, and most of the deciding depends on achieving a reasonably neutral urine pH close to 7.

Sometimes the high level of oxidative chemicals inside the body causes the body to retain excess fluids and a sodium thiosulfate in an emergency to get some laxative effect (only initially, but detoxifying) I can take one half to one teaspoon of 10% sodium thiosulfate solution in 1 glass of water to do the job. Sodium thiosulfate are harder to find in the States, so I guess a dechlorinator used in aquarium shops well labeled will do. It's not likely there will be any dechlorinator sold in drug stores, but they do sell it at a swimming pool supplier store.

Fruit juices will defeat the purpose, of alkalinity so this should be avoided as fructose causes insulin insensitivity, and may lead to higher urinary sugar level. The best way is anything that tastes sweet is likely to cause fluid retention, as same as chlorine, sulfites, bromine, alloxan (from white bread and white flour), aspartame and paint thinner.

Any oily foods should be minimized to reduce constipation EXCEPT for coconut oil. The reason why this happens is most oily foods have low melting temperature and gets absorbed into the blood stream and won't function as a lubricant. At the same time these very vegetable oils blocks hormonal actions, which further cause weight gain. Because coconut oil has high melting and boiling point these simply CAN'T be absorbed by the intestines mostly and hence acts as a lubricant.

The same principle holds for milk of magnesia where magnesium hydroxide is very poorly water soluble, so it pulls the fluids to the intestines. The milk of magnesia that I used has only magnesium hydroxide, some peppermint oil, and water. There should be no aluminum. I am somewhat leery of pharmaceuticals as sometimes they don't label the sweeteners by secretly adding aspartame and this can cause higher urinary sugar, followed by even more constipation, as it causes metabolic acidosis. Hence, I may have to call or telephone the manufacturers directly. The chemists have it all very easy, they buy magnesium hydroxide and mix with water and don't even have to worry about additive. On the consumer end the consumer products are adulterated with dangerous additive is one big problem.

Most polyol sugars, such as sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol are also laxatives too that can be used too.

Hence, I should generally avoid all sweets, while true that prune juice helps, I think most of the problems are the sweets in general, with exception of polyol sugars. To soften the stool at least for now, I should try to eat some spaghetti and tomato sauce, home cooked, and add some white beans to help with weight loss too. White kidney extract beans basically blocks the breakdown of starches into sugar which is how it reduces weight. Chromium picolinate (I prefer chromium polynicotinate) for example are commonly added, such as 1000 mcg to 2000 mcg to help reduce blood sugar which prevent weight gain. A good lubricant is always coconut oil, which allows for passing of the stool easier, but not softening them up. Vegetable oils in general defeat its purpose and may worsen the condition. They are o.k. to use as a supplement, but it may not have a laxative effect.

As an important point, if the baking soda was TAKEN during eating of food, it helps A LOT to pass on the stools FASTER. Hence a baking soda if I add one teaspoon and take it along with my food with every meal, the stools may liquefy. Of couse this is a general emergency measures for me and I may generally might take 1/2 of that in a non emergency, but to deal with a frequent hard stool issues.

I hope this helps! If any problems just write me for more questions.


Tina, ...google and try wheatgrass cream for your fissures...