View Full Version : Hyper Sensitivity
11-21-2005, 02:57 PM
A couple weeks ago, I posted a thread about how I was continually bloated and my stomach was distended. I received lots of good advice how to simplify my diet, take digestive enzymes, watch out for food combining, etc. I have done everything and still my stomach is distended and bloated. Why? Is my system hyper sensitive? I had a flat belly when I ate more of a cooked diet. Now I don't. Any suggestions?
11-21-2005, 03:01 PM
Do you drink a lot of water?
How often do you have a BM and is it a "good" BM? Meaning, do you feel your outputting as much as you are inputting? :p
11-21-2005, 06:32 PM
Autumn, I am sitting here chuckling, I imagine myself pointing to a BM, and saying "Bad BM, BAD BAD" like to my dog? lol I am sorry, I just couldn't resist.
Okay, back to the serious stuff here. (snicker)
Well, I too get bloated easily, and I find that it happens when I eat anything with wheat in it, a bit of nama shoyu sauce, or wheat berries, or any type of grains, so that might be you also.
OOOOORRRRRR, it could be that you are eating fruits after nuts and veggies, and they are having a difficult time digesting.
Since, I don't know what you are eating or what you were eating on SAD, or how often you eat or any of that, it is difficult to tell exactly.
But, I would just try eating fruits for a few days, and see if that helps. Or just eat veggies and see if that helps.
There must be something going on, if it didn't used to, and now it is.
11-22-2005, 06:32 PM
Hey lauri! Do you think you could post specifics about what you are eating? That might help to rule options out. I've posted this on similar topics, but are you drinking 12 oz of celery juice a day, and/or taking a shot of ACV or lemon juice before eating fibrous things? David Wolfe suggests doing this to stimulate HCl production.
I know I definitely have a tendency towards getting bloated and I'm still working on pinpointing the cause (or causes). One big one for me was eating late. I still do it from time to time, and do it consciously knowing how i possibly might feel the next day. Not eating past 7:30pm flattened my stomach almost immediately.
I sometimes think i'm super sensetive too so don't worry.. you're not alone! There are lots of possibilities though so just trial and success I suppose. Its a good thing though.. on your way to better health and higher consciousness!
11-22-2005, 07:05 PM
<<Autumn, I am sitting here chuckling, I imagine myself pointing to a BM, and saying "Bad BM, BAD BAD" like to my dog? lol I am sorry, I just couldn't resist.>>
Bad, bad poopy!!! You've been a naughty poopy!! Ooooops, I better shut up before someone carts me off to the looney bin. :D
I just have to ask this question since you've stated that you've tried all the suggestions before. Is there any possibility you could be pregnant?
11-22-2005, 07:46 PM
Something else to consider - in studies people take 2-3 weeks for their enzyme levels being produced to change to a new diet. So if you're new to raw it could be that your body is still adjusting.
Hope that helps!
11-24-2005, 12:35 PM
I'm hoping it's that I'm still getting used to eating raw that is causing the bloat. I know that I didn't have it before. In the morning, I typically have a fruit smoothy. I just found this fabulous frozen organic wheat grass product, so I also defrost one or two packets and drink those on an empty stomach. I also have started over the last couple weeks to drink water with one of those super food powders in them. At lunch, typically I have a salad of dark greens, an avocado, sprouts, ground flax seed with Alissa's dressing. In the afternoon, I'll have fruit and/or a Think Thin bar, but doing my best to eat them as far apart as possible. At dinner, I may have another salad, avocado with nori role (if I didn't have an avocado at lunch), sprouts and a spray of Braggs. I am also taking one or two digestive enzymes with each meal. I may also have a bar after dinner for dessert. So that is pretty typical. How can I do this better? By the way, I only have a cheapo blender and food processor. Thanks
11-24-2005, 01:01 PM
Please read RP's post about the wheat.
What caught my eye first was the frozen wheat grass. In my opinion, wheat grass "should" not be frozen. It loses much of it's vitality and nutrients. It "should" be drunk immediately upon juicing. If I were you, I'd stop that for a few days.
I'd also eliminate the "super food powder", the Think Bars, the powdered flax (unless it's thoroughly blended w/ water) and the Bragg's.
Here's what I woud do instead: Morning ~ fresh fruit smoothie w/ fresh greens; "snack" ~ another fresh fruit smoothie w/ greens.
Lunch> salad sounds lovely. It seems to me there's not enough fluid for the ground flax and it may be contributing to the bloat. Add it to one of the a.m. smoothies and drink plenty of water in between. (an 8 oz. glass may be enough).
"snack" A green smoothie w/ fresh greens and some fruit.
Dinner ~ as is except for the Braggs. Use lemon juice and some olive/flax seed oil instead.
Are you having the Think Bars because you are at work and can't make the smoothies?
11-24-2005, 09:57 PM
How do you do the green smoothie without a juicer?
Also, I do the bars as a kind of dessert. They seem to quench my desire for sweets. Plus they're filling. Any other suggestions?
11-24-2005, 10:03 PM
A smoothie does not require a juicer. How are you doing the fruit smoothies? Just add greens. Also there are numerous suggestions here for smoothies. Mostly juice and greens, thrown in a blender, blend it up and enjoy!!! For recipes go up to the banana and type in "green smoothie" or just the word "smoothie" and I'm sure you'll come up with quite a few.
The reason I'm negating the bars is they are made of dehydrated fruits and again, I'm looking at your water intake which you've not stated. You're welcome.
11-25-2005, 07:28 AM
I do my green smoothies in my food processor and it works great.
11-27-2005, 07:24 PM
I think you diet sounds pretty good, with similar suggestions already posted. I think that superfood powders can be very nutritious, so long as its of a high quality. They can be so powerful though that they stimulate cleansing reactions in the body, so its possible your body is adjusting to that in addition to the raw foods. I'd also suggest making sure you're chewing well, and eating maybe one meal blended. You could also try 24 hour water/juice/or blended food cleansing. That might help if the previous suggestions don't do much. Good luck!
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