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08-27-2008, 01:32 AM
I just started a raw food diet about 3 weeks ago and started to feel really great (more energy, lost some weight) but recently have experienced some problems. I used to be very regular on a vegan diet(very easily went to the bathroom after breakfast) but after being on the raw food diet for about 3 weeks, I'm starting to have a more difficult time with my bowel movements -quite the opposite from what I expected. I struggle a bit then not very much comes out. It's very disappointing because I feel so good about eating raw. I was told to drink more water. Any ideas on what else I can do? Anybody else have this problem? I was eating quite a bit of dehydrated foods so could this have been a factor in my problem? Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
08-27-2008, 07:15 AM
StarFire is from Hawaii - SHE'd be an excellent person to contact.
Just keep on eating raw, drinking enough water and your body will accommodate. It's probably just "collecting" the junk and will release it soon!!!
08-27-2008, 09:22 AM
I don't have any comments on what your needing help with but still wanted to say welcome. By the way, where is Starfire, I love to read her comments and haven't seen her around lately.
08-28-2008, 03:38 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW..........Welcome to MY World.
08-28-2008, 10:09 AM
Yes email Starfire if you want a great friend. She's an abundance of wealth. We're all there to help regardless of where you live! I think there may be rawlucks in your area. www.meetup.com, search raw vegan potlucks...may try Down To Earth and see if they know of any in your area. Whole Foods just opened in HI and think Big Island.
Near Maui? I may have contact for you. Email me privately.
08-28-2008, 07:29 PM
Welcome!! I wish you the best of rawesome health!!
08-28-2008, 08:38 PM
I take 2 T of psyllium husks in a glass of water every day, also about 1g of vitamin C powder, Eat enough salads and drink plenty of water. Also, if you drink a lot of juices instead of food, there is not much to excrete.:o
08-28-2008, 10:51 PM
Eating too much dehydrated foods without compensating by drinking lots of water can certainly affect your bowel movements. Water, Water, Water! That should solve the problem.
08-28-2008, 11:52 PM
Thanks so much for all your replies! I started drinking some apple cider vinegar with my water in the morning and that really helped a lot. I had really good bowel movements yesterday & today so feel really good. I am still not as regular as before but one good bowel movement a day is good enough for me. I will keep drinking a lot of water and follow all of your advice. By the way, I'm so happy to be part of the "raw food" family here. Thanks for making me feel so welcome!:)
09-03-2008, 01:48 AM
Aloha!! Aloooha!!! sorry for not checking in sooner..
I'm on Big Island... which island are you on? Hawaii is a wonderful place to be RAW! We are really blessed to have such exotic fruits and veggies to chose from!
when I first went raw -- I was really confused b/c my bm's became more difficult...
I posted here on RFT - and I was told by some of the more experienced RAWbies that due to eating more fiber - my body was having to adjust, and that I would eventually balance out. In the mean time...
enemas.... :eek: (at this point I run screaming from the room!) colonics - which Rawkinlocs recommends often...
and then -- there's also teas that help moooove things along like .. Yogi's 'Get Regular Tea'... or Smooth Move tea that many faster use....
I like to use an herb called Cascara Sagrada. You will find it at any hfs. It helps to stimulate the peristaltic action of your colon - encouraging bowel movement.
make sure to drink lots of water... keep yourself hydrated and it is really important to keep your bowels moving -- get those toxins out of you that your body is releasing!
If you need to -- please email me thru my profile!
RAWk on and welcome to RAW and RFT!!!
09-04-2008, 11:14 AM
I agree...Hawaii is a wonderful place to be raw!
I wish you luck on your journey!
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