Ok. So I have been about 70% raw for about eight months now. I have experienced a few detox symptoms... mainly tiredness, BM's & mucus coming off my chest. However, since I woke this morning I cannot stop BURPING. It feels like, the gas which comes off a freshly opened fizzy drinks bottle and I have no control over them... lord knows where it's come from. It doesn't have a distinct taste as such, not like normal one anyway (if there is a normal taste of burp- sorry!) but it's the feel which is more distinctive. Has anybody else experienced this?
I should add: my body had at least a 12 hour rest between meals over night and I drank water immediately when rising, then my 3 pear & 3 banana smoothie for breakfast, which is something very normal for me. However, since breakfast I have felt too bloated to eat anything further. I am just drinking water and hoping it will pass... any other suggestions would be great!
It's either your dinner from yesterday or lack of sleep or stress. I would rest my digestion until I felt better and take it easy the rest of the day, take a nap.
Pears and bananas are only a fair combo, you might want to stick with one fruit at a time or at least one category of fruits at a time. Proper food combining can make a big difference in digestion and absorption of foods. Learn about the how and why of food combining here: http://www.rawfoodexplained.com/digestive-physiology-and-food-combi...
it's probably the pears, i get the same with pears and apples, i avoid them now cause they react weird with my body. Try removing the pears for a few days and see if you're better.
Start mono mealing so you can check to which fruit you react the best.
Well it started before the smoothie, so I am unsure if it is that. I will try and remain mono for a few days though. Thanks, guys!
Are you eating grains and or cruciferous veggies like kale and spinach and or over doing it on nuts and seeds?
We highly recommend that people do this diet 100% for optimum results. Fruits do not play nice with other foods. We recommend whole raw fruits (no juicing), 1/2-2 pounds of lettuce greens a day, and about a handful of nuts a day (if you can digest them.)
Almost everything else is high in oxalates which can cause indigestion and or short term and long term health problems including digestive issues. High oxalate foods include animal products, dairy products, all grains, tubers and potatoes, legumes and beans, most nuts and seeds, chocolate, coffees and teas and sodas, most cooked foods, and most cruciferous veggies like kale and spinach.
Having said that, if you are like me, you might not be able to handle smoothies and need to eat ripe fruits in their whole form. I also do best eating mostly simple and mono meals. I eat mono meals during the day, and dinner will start with a simple salad of only 2-3 ingredients followed by something else.
For more tips and tricks and whys...
Good luck and Peace, PK
I always start the day with a smoothie and then eat fruit throughout the day, not always mono but always fruit. The only fruit I seem to be able to eat mono are figs. I adore bananas but I find they can constipate me. I have my greens on an evening and try to limit my nuts and seeds as much as possible. Usually, it would be oil or tahini (ok, humous ingredients) which make me go over on my fats. This problem did only come on today, so I just had a vegetable soup, which will be the last thing I eat today.
Thanks for the reply PK, I've noticed your posts are always very informative and useful.
Thank you for your kind words too:-D
I noticed you mentioned being 70% and also something about tiredness and mucus too. Have you ever been tested for celiac disease and or gluten sensitivities? These are also classic reactions to grains and or gluten.
I am not sure how long you have been vegetarian/vegan, but sometimes when people go veg, they replace animal products with grain products and then start having harsh reactions to the higher grain and or gluten intake.
High oxalate foods can also cause mucus problems (even exasperate and or cause cystic fibrosis in some people) too.
You can double check that your diet is low oxalate. Make sure greens are lettuce greens only and not kale and spinach. You might have to limit nuts and seeds for a while.
As far as lettuce goes, other options for dressing include using lemon juice to marinate the leaves, ripe tomatoes in various forms from simply cut up to almost ground to a juicy pulp, and for people who like a fatty feel on their lettuce, replace nut products with the vegan cheese avocado. Avos can be cut up like cheese and or minced into various salsas, or ground up with other things into a creamy salad dressing. I can eat about 1 avo a day with no problems now.
I read your above links and from reading that I realise that there is a pattern with greens, like spinach and courgette (zucchini) cause me digestion problems when eaten in large quantities which is annoying. Ordinarily the pears and bananas are a good combo for me though, obviously providing they're both ripe, as sometimes banana smoothie alone can constipate me, so I am not thinking this was the cause of the problem today... more likely something yesterday.
I try and limit my grain intake these days... I was very quinoa heavy at one point on an evening, but I found it made me crave more fats, so I have been sticking to rice dishes and soups when cooked. I have always eaten TONS of avocado, even pre raw I would eat them for many, many, meals through the week and I haven't ever experienced digestion problems with them. I am, however, trying to be very careful with my fats at the moment, as I am unable to exercise as much as I'd like. I have always been very wary of wheat and dairy, however not so much the gluten. Having said that, if I eat salad or greens I will drizzle them in homemade dressing, primarily lemon juice like you said :-)
Thanks again PK
pears and apples do not work for me at this point no way i could eat 3
some fruits do not digest well for some people lucky we got lots to chose from
tropical fruits are easy to eat volume for me
Usually they're a good combo for me. My favourite fruit by far is the fig! I would do fig island if I had the funds. I see not many people have a lot of love for the pears though.