**New Lessons Learned**


Recently, I began to feel nausea, lack of appetite and intermittent trips to the bathroom.  I thought that I had a stomach bug, but then it went on for 7+ days.  I went to get a full blood test, stool sample and urine test.  All of those tests came out completely normal including my white blood cell count.  I was so scared that my WBC would be high again which would indicate inflammation (crohn’s) in the body.  I then got an x-ray and was shocked to see that I was severely constipated in the large intestine.  I believe that this all started when I began taking more digestive enzymes because the symptoms lined up in time with it.  That combined with avoiding fiber like the plague, caused these problems.  The only fiber that I do take is 1 single tsp of Metamucil fiber.  My juice has fiber, but I try to strain it out really well.

I have always been afraid of fiber in any form, but now I am realizing that it might be time to include it to balance my meals out and to balance out my gut.  I am now going to venture out into the land of blending/smoothies in addition to juicing.

If you know of a great smoothie recipe website, please leave a comment below and I can share that out to everyone who might be interested.  

I am going to do the beet transit test today to see how clear things are.  Directions – Drink a juice that is high in beet juice and track how fast it comes through to your stool.

Beet track juice:

  • 1 large beet
  • 1 medium apple
  • 3-4 carrots
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1 thumb ginger

I also had a great smoothie mixture at Earthfare yesterday to give it a try.  By how green it was, it did not look like it would taste very good at all! It was quite good!

  • 1/2 cup organic apple juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • spiralina powder
  • ice

This experience might have been a blessing because it shows me that I cannot just eat a few types of meals and no fiber.  I need to expand my options and create a balanced meal plan.

Please send any website finds or recipe ideas in the comment section.  Thank you!!

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7 thoughts on “**New Lessons Learned**

  1. I think you should eat a lot of veggies, like broccoli, cauliflower,butternut squash and all types of squashes, zucchini…maybe some soft green lettuce…I totally understand that you are afraid of fibers, but they are essential…start with small amount…The most important is that you eat as much alkaline food as you can!! And be careful about combinations!! Check those charts I sent you…
    What do you normally eat?
    I hope you are doing ok! Mojca

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    • Thank you for the web link and the ideas. I am adding in some fruit and veggie throughout the day and my body seems to be handling it fine. I will see a nutritionist on the 30th for food ideas and pairings. I am excited to start that part in addition to juicing. In the back of my mind I wish I was a raw vegan to really get the benefits of all the fruits and veggies, but I don’t know if my body could handle that amount of fiber. That group seems to be doing awesome if you read up on them.

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