I've been eating a lot of fruit for about 3/4 months now (at least by my own standards), though nowhere near what is considered enough for this lifestyle. I've been filling the gaps with white rice and whatever else the cleanest option happens to be at that given time. Yesterday I ate a whole watermelon for breakfast, and then 16 bananas throughout the day..this is probably something approaching a record for me. It's the first time I've eaten a whole watermelon for breakfast - is it possible that the reason for finding blood in my stool yesterday is due to all the water in the melon tipping my detox process over the edge, possibly causing scabs in the digestive system to flake away or something? 3/4 months also seems like the amount of time I would need to start properly detoxing, considering the amounts of fruit I've had available.
I'm carrying on as usual, I had 10 bananas for breakfast. I've resolved that if the blood is still there 4 pooz from now then I'll make an issue of it. What do you think?
Glad you are doing fine.
As others have mentioned, it could have been the watermelon. Occasionally, some of us do get colored urine and or stool depending on what we ate.
One way to remedy this is to make sure you are drinking enough water in a day, with up to a gallon or more needed for some people.
If it is detox, it still might not be live blood, rather, as the liver detoxes, excess bilirubin and dead red blood cells may be deposited in the digestive system. You can google more about that.
Glad it passed whatever it was. Peace, PK
the diet, even half on half off...the diet is very detoxifing to the body. it could be the case that its the act of cleaning out your whole body including the colon thats giving you these issues, (old fecal matter and dry impacted blood). ...when eating raw and cooked carbs i to noticed that rice could be a little more taxing on the digestive and elimination processes in the body, (and pasta is very 'blocking'!!). tubers (potatos), millit, quenoa, buckwheat. even wild rice, long grain and brown rice are alot better than white. try one week of your carb source coming from one then the next week a another to see which ones are best for you...then once you have a few that you like, happy days! also if your eating cooked carbs, if you eat them with a saled, all the raw fiber will aid your digestion
Get rid of the grains bro.
Grains contain insoluble fiber which lacerates the walls of your intestines. People who promote "detox" herbs and products such as psyllium husk call it a "GI Broom." Baloney I say. More like "GI razor blades."
You: Why didn't this happen before; I've eaten grains all my life and never had blood in my stool from it.
Me: Thank you for asking. In response to the laceration, your intestines produce a thick layer of mucous which protects the delicate lining. However, the mucous also inhibits nutrient absorption. So after eating mostly fruit for a while, much of that mucous has gone away, being not necessary and all. Good for you, since now you are absorbing more nutrients. Most likely what is happening now is that you introduce rice occasionally to an intestine that isn't "wearing protection" and the insoluble fibre scrapes your delicate innards all up.
So stick to potatoes, or better yet, fruit. As DR says, you can't put your bum on two bikes at once.
yes this is true, same scenario happened to me.
Heh, the only product I've heard of called 'GI Broom' doesn't have any psyllium husk in it, and the guy who promoted it said exactly what you do about psyllium husk and says that the colon does not need it's surface scraped, but rather the herbs in the formula help coerce the colon to release stuff that it's holding up in inside the walls that nothing could scrape out anyways. I still have it in the cupboard, never actually tried it. If I think about it later I'll post the ingredients.
If this persists for more than a day, just go to the Doctor. Get it checked out. Hope all is well with you.
Have you experienced blood in your stool on a regular basis or was it just this once the day after you had the watermelon.
since you said the stools went back to normal afterwards, I would be inclined to say it IS the watermelon. I remember the first time I saw a watermelon stool I thought it was blood. But as someone said, bloody stools are usually darker, and often painful.
Don't have the watermelon for a few days. If you don't get blood back then it probably wasnt blood (there is no logical reason why if no other food makes you experience blood in your stool, that eating watermelons would cause blood). Most people just are not used to eating fruit in the quantities that lead to changes in stool colour.
If however you do experience blood even a few days after cutting out the watermelon, then contact your doctor.
Beets have made my stool red (used to eat them when I first went raw but not HCLF), but never watermelon. I ate two whole watermelons yesterday too, and will have another two today. But it's possible I suppose that the body didn't digest it properly...watermelon is said to be very cleansing.
I had this issue when eating water melon, it took me a little bit to figure out it wasn't blood.
Coming from a background of growing colon polyps since I was a teenager, I have to say blood in the stool is not something you should be sitting around guessing at. If it's bright red, then you may have a fisher or hemorrhoid. If it's deep deep red, please go to the doctor right away. That could mean the blood is coming from deeper inside your colon and could be a sign of something serious. Finding deep red blood in the toilet when I was 17 was how we caught colon cancer while it was still in the early stages (they called it pre cancer). To this day I still have to go in every 2 years to have polyps removed. My colon is constantly trying to grow these things. Please just go get it checked to make sure it's not something serious.