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11-14-2005, 08:54 PM
Strange changes are happening. Excuse me but last week I was having 4 and 5 BM's a day this week it's down to 1 a day and now they are black.
I look bloated and my husband says I look like I've gained weight, I am at my 22 day raw and I am a little confused but will continue on.
Has anyone seen changes like the one I am experiencing?
Thanks for the info.
11-15-2005, 06:52 AM
Hi Blessed, sorry you are having problems. How is your fluid intake? Are you eating lots of dark greens, blueberries, beets,carob, etc. All of these can affect stool color. Are you having any pain? Try increasing your fluid intake a lot and see if that helps. Keep us posted on how you are doing,OK? Blessings Earthmama
Sharon in Colorado
11-15-2005, 07:08 AM
Can you share what you're eating?
11-15-2005, 09:22 AM
I found out what's going on, I ate some celery root for the first time and did not chew it well as I have a problem that I'm slowly overcoming and that is I are still eating like I did when I ate cooked food.
I got in the habit of eating fast and not really chewing my food and with my raw food I've got to learn to chew all over again.
I think I've blocked up colon and may need to take an enema to help out.
I purchased some Pink medicine from the store that helps with upset stomach problems and found out that it will turn your bowels dark, so there is the answer to my question.
Thanks for your concern and help. Must learn to take my time eating and chewing.
11-16-2005, 04:27 AM
Hi Blessed, glad you figured it out. Yup, that pink stuff will do that everytime. Kinda scarey since no one warns you about that. I think learning to chew well, and eat slowly is a challenge for most of us, used to eating on the run. Good luck, hope you feel better soon. blessings Earthmama
11-16-2005, 12:40 PM
You should have seen me when I ate a tiny amount of some beets -- they were used as the 'pasta' in a ravioli dish - and I forgot about it the next day.. :eek: I ran around in circles screaming "I gotta go to the hospital!" LOL
Sharon in Colorado
11-16-2005, 12:44 PM
They sell golden beets.
11-16-2005, 12:46 PM
R O F L :p
11-16-2005, 12:50 PM
Same thing happened to me about 25 days into eating raw: i got stopped up from something I ate (for me I think it was too many apples and carrot greens blended into a smoothie). I had been really regular like you, too. I took some Smooth Move tea at night (Traditional Medicinals brand) and it helped get things moving in the morning. Also, I laid off eating much (why pack more in?) and just drank a lot more water. Good luck!
11-16-2005, 01:13 PM
When you are going through trying times it's so good to know that you have wonderful friends.
I will eat slower and chew more and take smooth move tea and try all the remedies you all posted.
I feel much better with each day, last night I prepared a large veggie dish and I chewed so slowly it felt strange but it took me about 20 min. or so to finish it, my husband took the full 35 min. he takes his time with food.
As far as the beets turning red, my husband was at work when he had to go to the restroom and he looked down and saw red he was shocked and then remember he had had beets the night before.
It can scare you until you remember what you eat.
Thanks are girls and guys.
Ann :D :D
11-16-2005, 01:24 PM
Beets make it turn colors? I've never had them before. I've wanted to try it, and glad to know I should be on the lookout. ;) Would that just be BM or urine too?
11-16-2005, 02:47 PM
hee-hee. . .
For me the beets turn my urine a tinge of pink. BMs are a dark red color (which was scary the first time, then I remember I had beets). . . .Now, when I notice the dark color, I think to myself, "have I had beets recently?"
11-16-2005, 03:43 PM
When my husband ate beets the next day my husband's urine was red enough to cause concern.
When we eat raw it's different from a meat eaters response but sometimes it catches us by surprise. Isn't it nice to know what goes in comes out in such pretty colors sometimes (ha ha).
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