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post #61 of 69
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Thanks guys. I realize it may be difficult (/impossible?) to ask for specific advice without also triggering some comments regarding the decision. All comments are appreciated anyway, so thanks
@Rick Alan for chiming in, And @GeneMachine too, earlier in the thread, and all others, for their comments/advice. I originally thought that maybe the condition/treatment discussion didn't belong in a food forum, but as you said Rick, it may not be so inappropriate after all. 
 
Rick, I have been on a diet that was quite heavy on soluble and insoluble fibers for a month before the Doc prescribed the body flush. I never took fiber supplements, but my diet consisted almost exclusively of fruits & veggies, some raw, some cooked, lots of legumes, juices, water, nearly no refined flour/sugar, whole cereals, granola, nuts etc.. no alcohol, no coffee, 1/2Hr walk 5 to 6 times a day, for a month. That didn't get rid of the issue, which is why I thought the Doc's advice made sense. I'm never sure of anything but ... it kinda made sense. Do you think there's such a huge difference between natural fiber found in fruits/veggies/legumes and PH? I have also read that PH can contribute to bulking up stool therefore leading to constipation, which would be the opposite of the desired effect here. 
 
In any case I think I will resume eating solids tonight. I will read more about colon cleansing, try a few things on my own and if nothing helps I'll consult another doctor. 
 
Man I can't wait for this issue to be resolved. Gonna run to IN 'N OUT and get a four by four with fries animal style and a chocolate shake. Haha ok no it's not that bad, I can handle it honestly, I just... can't wait to be able to make food decisions based on taste and desire again. 
 
@Pete McCartney, unfortunately I've stopped drinking alcohol about a month ago. Not forever, but I'm going to try to last a bit longer on that. 

 

Thanks so much to ALL who responded to this thread. Very helpful.

post #62 of 69

I do hope this cleanse worked.  I've been quite lucky to have everything in order and take it for granted sometimes.  My poor hubby often has similar issues as this and quite recently ended up at the doctor with a block of some sort.  He went on high fiber for a while but he was also taking metamucil and probiotics and eating a lot of salads, kimchi, yogurt and walking more.  Finally the doctor pinpointed that he was actually dehydrated, not drinking even a fraction of the water he needed to be drinking.  Everything is ok now but he's downloaded some app on his phone that reminds him to drink water throughout the day.

 

Also, now that you're eating solids again please visit the bean thread.  Beans are a magical fruit.  

 

I'm sure this is redundant advice from others but prunes, raisins, grapes, figs, are medicine in themselves.

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post #63 of 69
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now that you're eating solids again please visit the bean thread.  Beans are a magical fruit.  

 

I'm sure this is redundant advice from others but prunes, raisins, grapes, figs, are medicine in themselves.

Thanks Kouk'. Beans... yes, I eat a lot of them. Including lentils, garbanzo beans, etc etc... 

 

Prunes, raisins, figs, all good ideas. I eat some once in a while, but could make it more regular. 

post #64 of 69

Perhaps your doc knows something about your condition that I don't, in which case maybe I wasn't being quite fair.  But if you have a physical obstruction such as can be caused by the kind of high-mucous diet most of us eat, then PH is your man.  The PH in this case is not taken with any food, it is consumed an hour before eating so it will pass from the stomach before any food is consumed.  Let me PM you on the rest, anyone can PM me if they are curious.

 

Rick

post #65 of 69
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Hi Rick, thanks for the offer to PM me, very generous of you. At this point I'll take any advice I can get. 

post #66 of 69

I hope your doctor has checked to make sure you don't have a partial obstruction or other serious condition. Unless you are taking certain meds your fiber heavy diet and proper hydration should have kept things moving.

 

My dad died of colon cancer, I hope you (and everybody) can get or have had a colonoscopy if you continue to have problems or are over 50. My 92 year old grandpa had one last year, found a problem, had surgery and is doing great!

 

If you're still on the no solid diet, how about popsicles? Then you could have something to bite into!

 

Oh and I don't think discussing our digestive processes is out of line on a food forum.  I think your subject heading "body flush" is descriptive enough to warn off the squeamish without being too graphic. :)

 

OT- (what is up with the smiley with the water gun? lazer gun? coming out of its face?):laser: 

 

Good luck to you dear!

post #67 of 69
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Thank you mtullius. 

 

I have stopped the liquid diet a.k.a. body flush after 3 days. I don't think it solved anything. Maybe I should have done it for longer, but maybe it would have made things worse, I don't know. In any case I am back on a high fiber diet, and I am going to make an appointment with a specialist. 

 

Wish me luck. You are so right @Koukouvagia when you say that we tend to take things for granted when everything works the way it's supposed too. 

post #68 of 69

I do hope it's nothing serious.  Let us know how you get on.

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post #69 of 69
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Thanks Kouk' I will! I have an appointment with a reputable specialist in a few days, so I should know more by then. 

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