View Full Version : Sorry - delicate & embarrassing subject
01-06-2006, 05:14 AM
I have been 100% raw since 1st January 2006 and am experiencing some alarming changes in my, errrr, toilet habits, shall we say.
To keep it simple, when I need to go, I have to go immediately and everything is exceedingly loose. Is this normal? Will this settle down? If not, it's going to be very difficult and potentially extremely embarrassing when I'm out and about if there are no toilet facilities available.
Has anyone else suffered from this? If so, how did you get over it? Is there something raw that I can eat that will solve the problem? Any advice would be much appreciated.
01-06-2006, 06:35 AM
I can't advise anything because I am the same and go 4 to 6 times a day (depends on how often I eat). I have found that this is what happens when I am at home all day (which I am most days) but the odd thing is that I have never had a problem when I have to go out. It seems as if my body knows if it convenient or not.
01-06-2006, 06:41 AM
while this is a common experience if you feel it is a problem beyond "normal" then I would keep a Journal of food and you know....it may a fryuit or food you are eating. I know too much fruit I have more problems.
01-06-2006, 06:56 AM
Since you just started it is definitely common to experience toilet changes. The body has a lot is it adjusting to! I notice for me it is a similar "gotta go!" feeling, haha, and that like sport it doesn't happen when I go out. Interesting.. the looseness should clear up. If it is uncomfortable, enjoying certain foods like apples, pears, cherries, grapes, prunes, etc, in moderation might help because they can have a laxative effect. Green smoothies might also help with getting regular. The fiber in those does wonders to the colon!
01-06-2006, 11:53 AM
Ummm what "problem"??? Your body is doing what it is supposed to do ~ getting rid of toxins. Would you prefer it come out in the form of migraines, skin breakouts, etc.?
One time, I worked the carotid arteries (neck arteries) on one of my clients. 2 weeks later when I saw her she was sooooo angry! Said she'd been "sick in bed" for 3 days afterwards. My question to her was ~ If releasing toxins could do that to you, can you imagine what would have happened if you hadn't?
That would be my question to you. Allow it to happen.
BTW ~ I am currently re-reading Victoria Boutenko's book ~ 12 Steps. You might wish to get that and also, read Alissa's info on detoxing. Please, if at all possible, stay dehydrated and let it all out. You'll be sooo happy you did.
01-06-2006, 12:16 PM
Please, if at all possible, stay dehydrated and let it all out. You'll be sooo happy you did.
Yeah, just let it ALL out. R-E-L-I-E-F- seriously, I remember back in March when my health got real bad and my bowels stunted--once a week bm if I was lucky.
Revell, you always get me laughing :p
01-06-2006, 02:41 PM
I am also experiencing this. I just assume it's my body getting used to the sheer volume of fruits and veggies, and maybe some detox going on (I also have had a headache all day--maybe caffeine withdrawl?)
I ordered some cacao nibs...why why why haven't they come yet???? I NEED THEM!!!! :eek:
01-06-2006, 02:44 PM
Thank you all so much for your replies. I'm glad I'm not alone. I don't mind having to 'go' but just worried if I'm not close to anywhere to go to!!
I'm not overdosing on fruits as I'm trying to vary what I eat so I'll grin and bear it and soldier on. I'm going to weigh myself on Sunday - exactly a week since I went 100% raw to see the positive effect this lifestyle is having. (Sadly I need to lose 45 lbs.)
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