(This is graphic, and very embarrassing for me to admit)
The big D word. Yep, that's right, diarrhea. Before going raw my problem was constipation and was still suffering from it until recently. I've been raw for 5 months and the constipation cleared up quite a bit right away, but still wasn't perfect. And then I bought a six pack of Zevia ( a soda sweetened with stevia and erythritol) I was stupid, I didn't think anything of the erythritol. That sweetener gave me D even though it says that the sweetener doesn't, unlike the other sugar alcohols. Since then it hasn't been good, gradually getting worse. Now everyday what comes out is like water. I don't go a whole lot everyday, only about 3 times altogether. I feel pretty good except for the putrid gas that I can't keep in. I have had a problem with gas and bloating since I was 10 and this is one of the main reasons I went on the raw diet. I still have a lot of bloating, but can't figure out what the culprit is. Could be stress, fruit, fat, food combining, I don't know. Anyway, I don't want to go to the doc because I don't have the money and I know she will flip when she finds out the diet I'm on. I do have acacia fiber powder that I used to take for my constipation, but it works well for diarrhea and that made me constipated and gassy. What does everyone think? I know this is graphic, but I need help. Thanks
Oh and I don't have the money for colonics, nor do I want to. I hope it never comes to that!
Well,i used to be like that,i used to get bloated without eating any dairy product,beans used to give me a bad pain in my abdomen. About a month ago i did the 10 days"Master Cleanse" and on the 7th day parasites came out. I could not believe my eyes,i was i shock,i took a pic to show my husband that was not hone at the time.
Amazingly for me my bloating is gone and now i know parasites were the cause of it.
wow malchusmom, how did yout know they were parasites?? what did they look like??
i have the same issues and i have done master cleanse for five days but my support system quit, and circumstances made it impossible for me to continue at that time.... i would love to do it again, and i know i would finish it this time, but i would be curious what to look for? Thanks!
Valgal, I have a similar issue. I have been back and forth raw and back and forth vegan for the past couple years. I was doing great digestively until i did a cleans with a liver/gall flush after that I was as you put it 2 to 3 times a day watery stools, very irregular, gas bloat etc. I have also always had some sort of digestive issues. I think those epsom salts really messed me up. I have been living with this for about a year. Afraid to go to a doc and admit that I drank the Epsom Salts and fasted on juice( psyllium, herbs, and bentonite clay) for 14 days and did colonics. He'll almost def. day I destroyed all my good flora by doing that. Anyway. Now I have decided I have candida, based on research on the issue and symptoms. I started taking a candida clear (from NOW) supplement and digestive enzymes plus probiotics. This is supposed to restore the gut flora and get everything back in order. I am on the 3rd day of the supplements, I completely quit ALL sugars, all glutens and starchy veggies and any mold carrying foods. It seems to be helping but rebuilding is a slow process and can take 6 months of consistent work. I hope I can report back that this did the trick. I feel your pain!!! It's the pits not knowing why your digestion is a mess. I found you because I was looking up the safety of erythritol. Glad I saw this post, I'll be avoiding it! I do have stevia sometimes when I am completely desperate for a treat. Good luck! PS go look at Mountain Rose and check out herbs that help with digestion such as Oregon Grape Root http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/oregon_graperoot.php Black Walnut Hull, or any other herb for diarrhea; http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/search/search.php?refine=y&keyw... Hope this helps :)