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10-31-2008, 06:31 PM
If you remember, I'm the guy with Crohn's Disease. Anyway, I've been on a raw food diet a couple weeks now, and my stools are completely watery. I'm a little worried that my condition is getting worse, not better, and I'm wondering if this is normal. I'm a little scared, since they've already threatened taking out me colon...
10-31-2008, 07:07 PM
First of all: don't worry and remember that YOU are the one who decides what's going to happen with his body,-you are the boss.
You are a beginner, it sounds like your body is detoxing .
I do highly recommend to read the "Colon health" by Dr. Norman Walker, it's fascinating!
Get well soon.
10-31-2008, 09:14 PM
You might need to transition slower too. A book I read said that in cases of greater illness, transitioning slower is advised. This is from the book, The Detox Miracle Sourcebook. On p. 192 it states that "if you have stools that are too loose or runny, use a good herbal bowel formula made from slippery elm bark, marshmallow root, and/or chamomile. Theses type of formulas will help firm your stools, and at the same time remove the toxicity and inflammation that caue diarrhea in the first place. Some formulas have bentonite clay and charcoal in them, which are also acceptable."
Unfortunately, I can't take any supplements for medical reasons, so I will have to figure out my own bowel issues in another way. :(
11-03-2008, 04:50 PM
How are you feeling, James?
11-03-2008, 05:15 PM
I just read a book by (I believe) Jack Goldstein "Triumph Over Disease". This man had ulcerative colitis for 6 years starting in 1958, and was finally told by his doctor that he had the choice to either die or have his colon removed. The book is very interesting and you should take the time to read it. It's a pdf file download from Soilandhealth.org. I have it on my computer, and you can let me know, if you want it and I will email it to you. It's only 119 pages long, so a pretty easy read.
11-03-2008, 06:30 PM
James: Another good book is Paul Nison's Healing Inflammatory Bowel disease. He also had ulcerative colitis and the drs. threatened him with colon removal. His suggestions have been very helpful to me. I too had a type of colitis. It now only flares up if I eat cooked food or if I don't chew well enough. I find that green smoothies help alot along with some digestive enzymes and probiotics. Be sure to soak any nuts or seeds and make sure you really chew them. I really feel for you. I have been there and I know it is miserable.
All the best, Anna V.
11-03-2008, 08:36 PM
my guess seeing as your a couple of weeks in would be detoxing. I was the same way in the begining.
Crazy Healer Lady
11-04-2008, 07:23 AM
In addition to raw, you may want to eat locally. All those I know with Chrohn's who were not raw were "Cured 95%" by just eating local foods. Try it out for a few weeks, anyway. This means, for example, if bananas do not grow in your area, don't eat them.
I offer this as a suggestion, as I have seen marvellous things in cooked diets by taking just this step. Now imagine if those people had gone raw, too!
Raw Angel Mom
11-04-2008, 10:52 AM
Try therapeutic Enzyme, they have been research proving that they do repair your body in a cellulare level.
Water poop are normal with raw diet. As long it gets digest, this is good news. Consider to add more green in your diet and sprouts.
I hope you find what you need
11-04-2008, 11:04 AM
I have IBS and find that bananas (must be ripe) are great for regulation. I just finished reading David Klein's book, "Self Healing Colitis and Crohn's" and he list bananas as "the ideal food for humans". I think you would find this book very helpful.
My syptoms have greatly improved with raw foods, but I must listen to my body to see what works. I can't have raw greens if I am a little off because they will come out of me in the same form they went in, and watery. If I add a soaked seed based salad dressing, my body processes it much better.
Avocados help alot in this area too, but might be too hard on your body in the beginning.
When I ate cooked foods, soluable fiber was the key. So I seek to copy that on raw.
Crazy Healer Lady
11-04-2008, 11:44 AM
I love bananas, even though the ones I get are not grown in this area. I think they are wonderful.
The reason I used bananas as an example is that it made the most sense to me when I was researching. Bananas are grown in warm climates, and your body adjusts to its environment based quite a bit on what you eat. Foods that are grown in sunny climates, for example, tell your body that it's in a sunny climate, which tells your body to do all sorts of things. If I'm actually in a cold climate and eating many bananas, I may not get all the vitamin D I need from the sun, for example, because the body thinks it needs to limit how much sunlight will effect me.
Just an example. Have you seen a naturopath? I'm a full believer in surgery being preventable, but also that it has its place. Do what you feel is right for your body, above all things.
11-04-2008, 01:30 PM
That's kind of an interesting idea...I live in the desert. Not sure exactly what grows locally around here, but I mostly eat tropical stuff and greens. :) I've heard of Paul Nison...I'll have to check him out.
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