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Offline xEdgexRNx

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Hi!

I'm new here and have been reading the threads, trying to immerse myself with all the information on how to best become raw.  Your posts are very informative and it sounds as though Raw has benefitted you tremendously.  I was wondering if u could help me out.

I have horrible digestion issues... my MD calls it "the worst case of IBS" he's ever seen---so bad, that I actually have physical damage to my GI tract, among other issues such as hypoglycemia, hormonal imbalances, malabsorption/maldigestion, inability to gain/maintain weight, difficulty with BMs (either constipated, diarrhea, or feeling like I'm not "empty"...it gets so bad that I often have to "help" it come out), bloating/gas/cramps, poor skin, anxiety, etc...

I used to be die-hard vegan for over 10 years, then began incorporating eggs, poultry, and fish due to the fact that I was becoming sicker and sicker.  I was able to gain a good amt of wt, bringing me to my natural set point of 90-95# (I'm barely 5'1).  However, I got the flu 5x in one year, which caused me to lose it all, as well as exacerbate my "IBS" symptoms to the worst it's ever been.  I'm currently 78 pounds.

As of now, I have completely eliminated all grains, limited my intake of fruits and veggies, and consume a lot of coconut oil with eggs, fish, some poultry, liver, and recently added ground raw meat. Here is what a typical day looks like for me (I am currently trying to follow Matt Stone's 180DegreeHealth program and have seen great results in terms of digestion, but I know there is more that needs to be tweaked):

Before my workout: ½ apple
                 Smoothie: 1 Peach
                               3 Jumbo farm-fresh Eggs (raw)
                               1 tsp raw honey

Post workout:  Pureed: 1 yam (6oz)
                                3 oz RAW ground Beef
                                 2 TBs Coconut Oil
                                  (I can't stomach ground meat by itself just yet, thus I have to mix it with the yam or sweet potato, which I know are not Paleo)

Lunch:  Carrot/fish Mush :  1 medium carrot
                                       3 oz fish
                                       1 TB Olive Oil 
                                       1 TB VCO
                                       1 TBs Apple Cider Vinegar
                                    (All of this goes into the food processor, like the other meals, for easier digestion)

Snack:  Apple/Almond Puree: Apple sauce, almond butter, coconut oil (This is really yummy and very calorically-dense.. tastes like a pudding)

OR I'll have Fish + zucchini + 1Tbs VCO blended together like a tuna salad

Dinner:  Stir-Fry:  3 oz meat (seafood, liver, or chicken)
                      2 Tbs Coconut Oil
                       Bell peppers, sugar snap peas, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots,   pineapple, spinach (not a lot of veggies, just enough to make a stir-fry)

Optional Snack:  2 Raw eggs (large)
                      1 tsp honey
                    (I eat this if I'm still hungry)

Before bed:  1 Large hard-boiled Egg
                 6 ounces Prune Juice + a splash of lemon juice (warmed up like a cider)         2 Prunes (soaked overnight)
                 1TB CO 
                (I HAVE to do this in order to have a BM... if not, I'm a bloated, sick mess the next day)

I get nearly 60% of my cals from fat.  I try to limit carbs to less than 200g, preferably in the 100-range.  Protein-wise, I try to get over 100g (but I'd like to increase this).  Total cals are over 2500, but am unsure how to increase this.

I weight lift.. was on my way to bodybuilding before I got sick, hence the desire to get back to "fighting form."

Can you please help?  I have no idea where to turn anymore.

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Re: IBS, low weight, health issues, Oh my! Need advice, please!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009, 09:46:44 pm »
Hi,
I think you should buy Aajonus Vonderplanitz two books and follow the dietary advises in there very carefully. I know many people with IBS have been very successful on the Primal Diet. The first thing I would change if I were you is to stop mixing meats and veggies, because you will not have the benefit of either one of them if you eat them together, the digestive juices needed for meats and veggies are completely different. Eat meats with plenty of raw fat, dairy if you can get butter or cream or coconutcream or avocados if you cant get it. Stay off the almonds and any nuts, they are extremely hard to digest for humans. Good luck!

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Re: IBS, low weight, health issues, Oh my! Need advice, please!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 10:02:10 pm »
I would stick to (raw) meat and fat (butter if you can tolerate). Nothing else. And see how it goes. And maybe reintroduce carbs slowly after if you want.
Fibers are really a problem for IBS, so I would remove any vegetables and fruits. Avocados for exemple are very rich in fibers.
Ground meat is easier for the stomach. And masticate well.

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Re: IBS, low weight, health issues, Oh my! Need advice, please!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 10:58:50 pm »
Thanks for the advice.

I was thinking of doing something along the lines of this:

2 raw eggs + 1/2 small peach (I might phase this out and replace with cinammon), blended into a shake

#1 ground beef, cooked LIGHTLY in CO (I might add in some ground carrots for their toxin-binding benefit)

#1 ground beef cooked in CO again (maybe a carrot again)

2 eggs + cinnamon

IDK if this will satisfy my hunger or not.  I may need to add in some fish or chicken.  Not sure.  May add in an apple by itself, but I'm not sure yet.  IDK if I want to go completely ZC.


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Re: IBS, low weight, health issues, Oh my! Need advice, please!
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 07:02:17 am »
You need to give up on coconut oil.
You need to give up on coconut oil.

You need to stop mixing different kinds of food.
You need to stop mixing different kinds of food.

Eat only one kind of food until satisfied for that meal.
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Re: IBS, low weight, health issues, Oh my! Need advice, please!
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 11:50:23 am »
    My stomach is very sensitive xEdgexRNx.  I couldn't eat any of your meals -v.  All these guys are giving you great advice.  Take care.  It may take time to get used to the idea of eating different, but you want to get well, so I would do it.  I have done it. I feel like I'm alive, when before I had no energy, no flexibility, bad skin, in pain all the time all over, etc.
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Re: IBS, low weight, health issues, Oh my! Need advice, please!
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009, 05:34:04 pm »
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What  is your general diet like in a given day?

    Some days I eat terribly, but on good days, well here it is hopefully for today:

    First I'm going to take a spoon of Bragg's ACV, an organic lemon and a spoon of unheated unfiltered honey, combine, drink.

    In about an hour drink a glass of celery juice.

    Another hour then a 1/4 in. cube of raw unsalted grassfed cheese dipped slightly in unheated unfiltered honey.

    Fifteen minutes later and 4oz grassfed suet and 4 oz raw hasn't been frozen buffalo meat, use teeth to cut.

    Four hours later a 1/4 in. cube cheese like before.

    Fifteen minutes later and have 2 1/2 oz. raw cultured biodynamic cream, 2 raw organic whole eggs, 1 spoon unheated unfiltered honey, a couple of frozen organic berries (I have blackberry, raspberry, cranberry, dark cherry and blueberry to choose from).

    Four hours later and another cup of celery juice.

    One hour later and another cheese snack.

    Fifteen minutes later more suet and more buffalo.

    If thirsty any time through the day from physical exertion in the sun drink a little Perrier from its glass bottle.

    Just before bed some raw biodynamic butter.

    Two AM if I wake up a half cup of homemade raw biodynamic kefir.



Post workout:  Pureed: 1 yam (6oz)
                                3 oz RAW ground Beef
                                 2 TBs Coconut Oil
                                  (I can't stomach ground meat by itself just yet, thus I have to mix it with the yam or sweet potato, which I know are not Paleo)

May I suggest instead of potato, to use mint leaves?  Starch really whacks me.  Raw fresh leafy mint mixes really combines well with meat.  I macerate the mint just before adding to meat.

 
« Last Edit: June 17, 2009, 01:04:39 am by RawZi »
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