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Offline norawnofun

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Mucus - beneficial or harmful?
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:58:59 am »
What do you think about mucus in the stool? I always thought these are parasites, but as it turns out they aren´t. But at the end of my "sausage" I see lots of mucus which looks like worms. And the stool is always hard there. I am pretty sure it´s a mixture of mucus plus undigested fats. On one hand side I hear that mucus can be a sign of an illness, on the other hand it can be a sign of regeneration of the gut lining? What´s ur experience on that? I moved to a carnivore diet 2 month ago, changed everything in terms of energy, digestion, weight gain (from underweight). When you started eating raw did you see an increase in mucus too? I´m not sure if to be concerned or happy. Also, i don´t know if that mucus seems to slow down the bowel movement, or the fats with the mucus aid it? And in general, is fat always fully digested or can you still see fat pieces in your stool (considering your digestion and bowel movements are optimal)?

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Re: Mucus - beneficial or harmful?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 04:33:23 am »
Ajanous always said mucus is usually a sign of detox,  I would 100% agree with him on that.

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Re: Mucus - beneficial or harmful?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2018, 04:53:31 pm »
I've noticed this too but don't see a problem - the trips to the toilet aren't  messy affairs anymore to say the least.
If you have parasites, you'll know about it.
Fat isn't always digested, especially if you've taken in a large volume and/or exercise shortly afterwards. However, this is usually accompanied by the runs or pale and putrid stool.

Personally my bowel movements are a lot friendlier with fats. A lack of it seems to halt peristalsis, but each to their own
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Re: Mucus - beneficial or harmful?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 03:15:31 am »
So you both had mucus in ur stool in the beginning, if so for how long? And now you don´t see it anymore? I know that peristalsis is vital for good bowel movements. If u lack in that u get blocked up as food gets stuck. Fats seems to be the replacement for fiber, but without the negative effects.

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Re: Mucus - beneficial or harmful?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2018, 12:54:57 pm »
Not long (once or twice a week for a month maybe) keeping in mind the reason I got the stuff back when was probably because of prostate issues not fat consumption as I didn't even really eat any fat then except for lots of raw eggs.

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Re: Mucus - beneficial or harmful?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 02:54:07 am »
So you both had mucus in ur stool in the beginning, if so for how long? And now you don´t see it anymore? I know that peristalsis is vital for good bowel movements. If u lack in that u get blocked up as food gets stuck. Fats seems to be the replacement for fiber, but without the negative effects.

About 2 months. Stools have a lot less mucous these days, maybe because the flora has stabilized again. Dairy gives a lot more mucous too and stronger bowel movement, but the mucous response it's not the same as when eating meat. Can't complain either way,  I poop like a deer

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 10:27:30 am »
I only get those kind of symptoms whenever I consume Dairy.
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Re: Mucus - beneficial or harmful?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 07:08:17 pm »
And do you have issues with Dairy? And does the mucus when you get it effect you negatively? Like bloating, constipation, fatigue and so forth

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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2018, 09:29:25 am »
Yes, Dairy does cause me a number of negative issues, such as bloating constipation and fatigue. Usually by the third consecutive day of consuming even minimal amounts will cause these issues, and by the second day of dairy cessation those issues will resolve.
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Re: Mucus - beneficial or harmful?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2018, 09:34:03 pm »
I tried going dairy free for a couple of days. Digestion was a desaster. I can somehow only have a good digestion with raw dairy, the fats in meats block things up. But that´s because I still can´t break them down properly as the fats are too "hard". Breaking down dairy on lower HCI is much easier I found, since its softer. But the harder the cheeses the worse for digestion. Guess that will change once HCI levels normalize.

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Re: Mucus - beneficial or harmful?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2018, 10:05:52 pm »
 Have you tried Betaine HCl, ACV or celery juice to increase stomach acid? What's the underlying reason for low acid?

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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2018, 10:21:26 pm »
This is where you may have never fully adapted to fat digestion. Long term dairy consumption creates a gut environment that in some cases isnt ideal for fat digestion. The sugar in milk inhibits ketosis as well as suppresses the bodies ability to fully utilize fats as an energy source. In those cases it may take up to 3 weeks or longer to clear out all the milk sugars and proteins in order to truly be able to begin to adapt to high fat digestion.
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Re: Mucus - beneficial or harmful?
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 12:21:48 am »
I second the betaine HCL. I don't take very many supplements but betaine HCL is the exception. Even the healthiest diet in the world wont work if you can't digest it. In addition to aiding digestion, it is probably one of the best mucus fighters on the planet and also wonderful for dissolving unwanted calcium and plaque. I keep thinking I can do without it but whenever I stop it for more than a month or so I start feeling like shit so unless I figure out how to permanently keep my stomach acid strong on it's own I plan to keep taking it. You don't have to take it every day. HCl is broken down into it's components in about 30 minutes and used when needed to produce it again on demand. Otherwise it would burn a hole in your stomach.

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« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 03:51:03 am »
I have tried everything under the sun to increase my gastric acid production. Different types of Betaine HCI, raw corn on cob, beet juice, celery juice, ginger, lemon, honey, green tea, ACV, red wine vinegar, red wine, kefir, sparkling water, big glass of still water before eating and and and... Many aided digestion, but it didn´t make my body produce it´s own. The problem came years ago while eating way too many plant foods, gluten and way too less meats and fats which caused all kind of auto immune diseases, leaky gut and what not due the fact that the body doesn´t need much when u eat vegan/vegetarian. Then when I cut all the crap a long time ago, I still couldnt digest meats and fats as I combined plants and meats, hence alkaline vs acidic.

Then in july I said f that and started a Carnivore diet, animal foods only. Cooked meat (the softer the better), rendered fats, raw eggs and raw dairy, sometimes raw honey. Since then my HCI production increased a lot and finally I can digest animal foods again. Without any aid of any digestive helpers. Life changed as I forced my body to produce more HCI, and that´s what he did. I did try HCI tablets of different brands and in different time intervals but I found them either useless or they blocked things up. And yes, you can eat the best diet in the world, all useless if u can´t digest it. There is something else that lowers HCI in my observation. And these are parasites which I had a lot. And the point sabertooth made makes sense, thanks for that. Thing is I would like to try that, but when I cut out dairy things turn ugly. But..the meat I eat is cooked, so if I eat only raw ground beef as its the softest, with lets say eggs for maybe a month I might be finally be at the finish line. There is just one thing that makes me paranoid. If my body starts to adapt to raw meat only, I don´t want to end up having issues when I eat cooked meat again. How was that with you sabertooth? Once you fixed your major health issues with raw meat, does your body give you much trouble when eating some cooked animal foods?

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