If he isn't still around to answer, I'll say: he has Crohn's, which is a thing unto itself. My closest friend has had it for years, and more than once I've thought she wasn't going to survive a bout of it. It is an autoimmune disease that causes your body to attack the intestines.
If you aren't improving you might want to go see a doctor about it. I've had wretched digestion for years and it has completely cleared up. If yours isn't... go get it checked out! You don't have to suffer. You're certainly getting plenty of good fiber & water from following lfrv, so you should be doing better if all was well.
Nice profile pic : ) BTW: I do not / did not have Crohn's. I think the symptoms are a little different for Crohn's. Like you, I chose to find a solution for my health issues via healthful living habits rather than medication or surgery. But that's a personal choice that only each of us can make for ourselves. Blessings!
Yes, it did clear up for me. I got to know my body a little better. For example, I find I do better when I exercise before I eat in the early morning. And I found a form of exercise that I really enjoy and that gives my body a good workout so I stuck with it. Sleeping enough is important. So is hydration. I try to wait until I'm hungry before I eat and try to distinguish between hunger and thirst. I maybe thirsty so I try to drink water to see if that is what I'm feeling? Also, I find eating sugar (dates etc.) after a greens meal helps with digestion of the greens by giving my digestive tract the energy it needs. The trick for me was finding the balance of eating enough and not overeating in one sitting so that my stomach hurts. But it's not difficult to do. What I just mentioned may not apply to you. Basically what I learned is that I need to listen to my body and do what it needs and not try to copy other people and what they are doing. That might not work for me. What worked for me might not work for you. But you will figure it out. I'm sure. Before you know it, you'll feel better. Feel free to message / friend me if you would like to discuss further. Maybe I can provide insight. Maybe I cannot. We are all different. The trick is to pick up on the messages your body is sending you. Also, as Frutitionist/Freelee and Durian Rider mentioned in this discussion and others, exercising regularly is important for good health. Hope this helps. Sending you wishes of healing, joy and fun.
If people eat and sleep well but dont move their body enough, things aint gonna work or look like they want them too.
Sorry to hear you're experiencing them too. I don't get them anymore. I'm not sure what happened then vs. now. All I can say is:
- If you're having a lot of greens, you may want to ease up on them.
- Make sure you're hydrated.
- Try to eat enough fruit, so you have the energy to exercise.
- Make sure you're sleeping enough.
I hope you feel better.