Had that recently (before LFRV) along with a couple of friends. We consumed a small amount of good quality Aloe Verta juice and it went away in about a week.
The bloating was specifically across the top of the intestine.
Ooo, aloe vera, neat idea. If I were to use it fresh, how would you suggest going about doing that? Just taking out the gel and blending it with water or on its own? I'd definitely like to try this!
Also, when would you take it (as time of day, before a meal/after, etc.)? Thanks!
Aloe vera gel is used for skin, you need aloe vera juice which is sold in bottles. Mix it with water and drink first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening.
I used several methods when trying to heal my stomach lining so I cannot say if aloe vera was a big help or not but it's worth the try.
I am sorry you are experiencing these discomforts. Many members of 30 Bananas a Day have had similar issue, and have cured them on a low fat raw vegan whole fresh raw fruits and greens diet.
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What I would recommend for you is to choose one way of life, and try it exclusively for 1-6 months. If your mix two or more diets, you are only doing a mix, not a diet.
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In Peace, PK
PK, I have a similar issue as Dreamer79 - lots of bloating & gas (though the gas has gone down alot the past few weeks for some reason), so I appreciate your post too.
Question though. You said:
"Do a mono fruit island for a month, and I recommend bananas as they are high energy for their size and volume."
Are you recommending eating just one fruit for a whole month?? Or a different type of fruit each day?? Since this could only give certain nutrients, wouldn't the body react as if (though not nearly as severely of course) you were water fasting eating mono fruit like that... as in needing to pull nutrients the fruit doesn't have from the body's reserves?
I'm sure that could probably be okay assuming the person has been eating healthy enough long enough to have adequate nutrients stored up in their body. & like with water fasting, I'm sure it could give the body a nice digestive rest, freeing up energy to heal & be energetic. Is that the idea? I'm still learning about fruit island. Thanks :)
Reports range from no gas, to mild gas, to extreme gas depending upon the individual, as he/she transitions to the raw diet. Initially, gas problems may arise from an impaired digestive tract, which holds foods in little pockets of the intestines, where they may ferment or putrefy and cause gas. Over time, this will stop, as the intestines heal. If the gas has an odor, it is generally from the putrefaction of proteins (cooked food residue); if it is odorless, then it is generally from the fermentation of sugar (overeating or high levels of fat in the blood). Long term gas problems on the raw vegan diet are generally correctable by being conscious of proper food combining, limiting fats and by not eating more in one meal than the body can quickly digest at this phase of transition.http://foodnsport.com/faq7.html
Fruits are very high in sugar and water and digest very quickly. If there is food in your digestive system (your stomach, your small intestines or your colon) that is sticking around for longer than it should be (ideal digestive transit time -how long it takes from eating a food to excreting it - should be 18-24 hours, meaning you should have at least 3-4 large, full bowel movements per day), then the sugars from the fruit, as they pass through, will ferment as it travels through your digestive system. Byproducts of fermentation of course, being gas and alcohol. Hence the bloating. This is particularly true if you have a lot of undigested starch, fat or protein in your digestive system.
Your doctor will not be able to help you. Even if you did have H pylori, that is a symptom, not a cause. All the doctor can do is give you drugs, which will remove the symptoms. If you remove the symptoms, how do you know if you have addressed the cause. Remove the cause and the symptoms will, by necessity disappear, since symptoms are only there to give you a warning that you are DOING something that is harming the body.
Eat RIPE fruits, ideally as mono meals (one type of fruit per meal) or if not, as well combined meals, and cut out the junk food and the bloating as well as the acid reflux will take care of themselves.
The grapeseed oil and oregano oil I would not recommend. They are like bleach to your insides and will kill off your friendly bacteria. Grapeseed oil and oregano oil are highly irritating to your inside and will not address the causes of the problems. You NEED the symptoms to let you know whether you addressed the true causes or not. If your dashboard on your car was flashing that your engine was faulty, would you say that the problem was with the engine, or the dashboard? Would you disconnect the electrical wire, so the dashboard stopped flashing and assume the problem was fixed? Or would you place a sticker over that part of the dashboard so you could no longer see the flashing? What about justifying it by saying "Of well I do recognise that this wouldnt really treat the cause, but it would stop the dashboard annoying me until I can figure out what is really going on"? Of course not. Why not? Because you would run the risk of endangerment, to your car and possibly yourself too.
Taking drugs, whether herbal or pharmaceutical, is just like that. They cut off the feedback, which means your body will need to shout even louder next time in order for you to hear.
My advice: If you want to get rid of your symptoms, stop seeing them as a problem and start seeing them as helpers. People are so focused on seeing problems as the demons in their life. Whereas really, they should be seeing them as the angels. Symptoms are the lights that guide you home. Stop looking to externalise responsibility, by making it the responsibility of your MD, or the drugs, or the herbal oils or your body, or candida or h. pylori, or anything else, and start accepting and owning responsibility - your symptoms are caused by YOUR actions and choices. And they will only permanently disappear when you change your behaviours consistently.
You will be AMAZED at how quickly your symptoms will take care of themselves when you eat the way you are supposed to (whole fresh ripe raw organic plants, one type of food at a time from when hungry until full, just like the animals). :o)
Ps. Get rid of the crackao (cocoa/cacao) powder. It contains caffeine and theobromine, which can double stomach acid levels within an hour of consumption, with effects lasting upto 4 hours.
You've had some great advice here already. I'll just say that the fact you have these symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you're doing something wrong. That's how we've been programmed by the pharmaceutical industry to think that any symptom or discomfort is a bad thing. In fact it's just your body healing and is something you shouldn't interfere with if health is your goal. This diet allows you to become more in touch with your body so you might be feeling things that were always a problem but you didn't notice them before or were numbed out.
It's clear you have digestive issues and this is a problem that hasn't popped up overnight, it's a result of years of eating substandard or harmful foods. I've had a similar problem which has got so much better on 811 but after 9 months I still get issues from time to time. Pay attention to food combining and just keep following this lifestyle, I guarantee you it will get better over time. You might consider doing banana island, or a juice fast to give your digestion a simpler job and let it heal. Good luck and keep us updated