View Full Version : Reassurance for a Newbie
12-17-2010, 06:07 PM
Hello, I've introduced myself in the appropriate place. I read RighteousYogini's post first because there are similarities. I too have just started out with embracing raw foods on a large scale. It has been 4 days. I too have been suffering from gas and stomach discomfort. It isn't due to processed foods or bad food combinations. I am 80% fruit & veg and 20% protein/fats (nuts or avocado) and have paid close attention to food combining thinking I have limited any risk. On the second day I learned not to eat melon with any other fruit (ouch). But two days later I am experiencing the same discomfort after every sitting. I try and wait until my stomach is empty and the discomfort is gone before my next sitting, but yet again the same occurs. From reading the other newbie's post and eliminating the possibilities it would appear the uptake in fibre is what is causing this. Would you agree? I will try more juicing and mixing with greens to reduce the fibre intake but is there anything else you could add to reassure me this is normal?
Also, I am not very happy with the feeling in my mouth from all the fruit. My mouth feels kinda burnt and dry although I am not thirsty. Is this normal?
Would really appreciate an reassuring words or advice. Thanks in advance, Tess
12-18-2010, 01:11 AM
I've had strange feelings in my mouth after eating too much pineapple and citrus fruits. I've had my mouth go completely numb after eating a pineapple. I can't speak to whether or not this is because it was grown with pesticides, but I have had more pleasure from pineapples grown organically.
As far as the gas goes... I would suggest cutting down the nuts to as little as possible - down to maybe a handful per day. If you drink plenty of pure water in the morning and any time you feel "hungry-ish" (work with me here), that should cut out on a lot of the digestive discomfort you're going through.
I hope this encourages you. You will find that your digestive discomfort will go away with each day on living foods. Personally, I made my kids some caramel today and "tried" a couple pieces: even though it was vegan, it totally wrecked my stomach.
Take care and bless you!
12-18-2010, 09:57 PM
What I think is happening to you is that your system is cleaning out the colon (the fiber is doing the work of cleaning, this is why more fiber is the "cause" of the gas) once the colon is clean you will not have any more gas (well problem gas that is everyone has gas).
This happens to everyone and it happened to me when I first changed my diet. Keep us posted, it will be interesting to see how long it takes for your system to settle down. This colon cleansing site considers your experience to be normal :)
"Negatives to a Detox and Cleanse Program
Because you are eliminating built up fecal matter and excess toxins, there may be some initial gas and bloating until the system is cleared and reestablished to normalcy. Some also experience muscular movement as the muscles return to a proper function and occasional cramping and aching occur, but are minimal if using quality cleanse and detox ingredients.
The gas and bloating of the bowels after a cleanse and detox are similar to the smoking and backfiring of a car that hasn’t been started in several years. After the initial period, both the car and your bowels will settle down and perform without negatives. "
12-19-2010, 12:21 AM
Thank you. This is what I needed to hear and it makes sense to me. I had a better day yesterday so things do seem to be settling down. It astounds me that as long as one eats the wrong foods this process is thwarted and the illusion of 'being healthy' persists.
12-19-2010, 01:25 AM
rawmiss, thank you so much for this article.
I really enjoyed reading it.
12-19-2010, 04:37 AM
I found that juice fasting for a day helped a lot.
12-19-2010, 05:34 AM
Thank you. You are right. I picked up a juicer yesterday and I think it is helping loads. Juicing spinach, apple and nutmeg is delicious and I can feel it is helping!
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