Not only am I not Vegan anymore, but the past few months I have experienced a lot of bowel irregularities that hosted a list of symptoms that basically kept me hostage and spent a lot of time with God praying and doing what I can..
With my internal issues, I hope if someone can relate, that I’m able to help you and make a difference with what I going through to help your situation. Because to be honest this range of trial and error sucked. But first let me tell you what I was experiencing..
IBS: MedicineNet.com-” The primary symptoms of IBS are constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Secondary symptoms include abnormal passage of stool, abnormal form of stool, increased amounts of mucus in the stool, and a subjective feeling of abdominal distention (bloating). “
Mostly constipation though. And extreme bloating like pregnancy everyday and every second!
To try to rid myself, what I was doing is I tested out different cleanses(herb formulas) on the side of eating a high fiber high nutrition diet. Nothing bad came into my mouth. Either greens, fruit, protein, or morning hot cereal. Very clean and green. My water intake was a gallon a day. I used organic lemon juice in my water, and vegan protein supplementation. My activity level was high with work(personal training) and my own workouts. Why am I still pregnant looking even in the morning on empty stomach, constipated, fatigued, ect??
So each week I decided to eat in a way to cleanse different areas of my body. I started with eating to cleanse my liver. Everything I ate was supportive with cleansing my liver. And even milk thistle and liver cleansing herbs to assist. Result: no effect, actually my symptoms worsened. Ok so maybe my liver was fine, the next week I grocery shopped for everything for a candida cleanse. No sugar,fruits, and sweet vegetables, low carb, ect. Yes the bloating lessened, but still severely constipated. As weeks went on I did basically an elimination process to find out what was bothering, tried diff exercise methods, ate slower, smaller portions, included stress relief quiet time, dr appt, colon hydrotherapy, and still just the same ol’ thing occurred. I was in desperate need for answers. Praying to God and listening for instructions.
Then God revealed to me a book called “Fiber Menace” that changed my life. Wow seriously life changing book, my excitement from putting that book to use, is remarkable. If you are having similar problems that I was having and as healthy as can be, please read it(E-book, Kindle, Amazon). I will summarize the main pointers, but if you want more specific details, please read to educate because what it looks like what I’m about to type just sounds funny.
Basically to summarize the book it mentioned the consequences of too much fiber and how to recover from the damage the overconsumption it made by Ridding your diet of fiber and Not overloading your body with water. In which that next day I removed all fiber sources from my meals and replaced it with starchy carbs(with no or very little fiber) and lessened my water from (1 gallon to 60-70oz) and WOW all my symptoms disappeared and I AM REGULAR!!!!!
So basically I’m doing the exact opposite than what anyone would suggest or expect, but feeling 100%better and functional! So the details on why to do those 2 things are explained in the book. Its weird because once I put veggies back in, I’m constipated for a couple of days, so my system from being Vegan and overconsuming fiber really did damage to my intestines. But Yeah I wanted to share my results and hopefully help someone else out. I’m still able to eat some veggies like tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, ect that are high in water and not much fiber. So “m still eating veggies but smarter with my choices and doing everything I can to help heal my insides, and I don’t know how long it’ll be till repaired but I’ll keep eating low fiber until then, and experiment every so often to test out to see also.
Thank You for the support. Cheers to health and happiness!