tomato skins found undigested in stool – is this common ?

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    Bansaw
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    I’ve taken to eating more cherry tomatoes than I did before.
    And now I find myself examining my stool to check how my digestion is doing. In the past 9 days or so I’ve had gas and rumblings down there, but now thankfully it seems to be subsiding.

    When I examined my stool the day after eating cherry tomatoes I can see red tomato skins floating on the surface, pretty much undigested. And one or two seemingly undigested items. On other days my stool looks normal.
    I didn’t know if tomato skins were unusually hard for the body to digest or this is a warning sign that my gut is not performing as it should.

    Any comments?

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    raster
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    You either are not chewing enough or your intestines don’t have the surface area to break down the foods you eat. My general rule is that if I notice something undigested in my stool then it means that I should avoid it or not eat in high amounts.

    For me it typically happens when I don’t chew my food 30 times per each bite.

    -raster

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    Percyfaith
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    What raster said makes sense. I’ve got to remember to chew, chew, chew.

    Years ago I discovered that I am nightshade sensitive which many folks with a compromised mucosal lining are— I avoid gluten as well as nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and paprika) and most all dairy, soy, legumes and processed foods.

    #113089

    TheChosenOne
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    I used to have the same problem. I’m going to try tomatoes next week or so.
    I’ll let you know if I still have this problem.

    #113099

    impossible
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    I actually searched the internet on this a long time ago and apparently its pretty normal. Some things your body cannot itself digest, but your flora can, mainly fiber. It self corrected the first time several years ago(after antibiotics). This time, it got better after a transplant. Makes sense, if you dont use your flora, you’ll lose it. One of the complications of a limited diet.

    #113100

    freedaji
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    I am also very sensitive to tomatoes, get canker sores on my tongue….

    #113103

    klips32
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    Yes it’s common/normal.

    #113119

    emz333
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    Hi Impossible, I really would love some of ur advice.. i am a MESS.. seen 10 naturopaths, been hospitalised 3 times, doctors specialists etc no help, and a shitload if research myself.. no help at all.. i think i may hav a big peice of the puzzle sorted.. would love to have ur opinion!! definately think the methylation applies to me.. i dont know where to start..!

    #113178

    TheChosenOne
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    I ate some tomatoes yesterday and still have the same problem.
    I guess I just have to limit them.

    #113179

    impossible
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    TheChosenOne;51699 wrote: I ate some tomatoes yesterday and still have the same problem.
    I guess I just have to limit them.

    Thats actually the exact opposite of what you should do, other possible problems aside. Eat tomatoes and something will pop up that will break them down. It wont hurt you at all in the meantime, in the sense of passing undigested fiber.

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    impossible
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    emz333;51640 wrote: Hi Impossible, I really would love some of ur advice.. i am a MESS.. seen 10 naturopaths, been hospitalised 3 times, doctors specialists etc no help, and a shitload if research myself.. no help at all.. i think i may hav a big peice of the puzzle sorted.. would love to have ur opinion!! definately think the methylation applies to me.. i dont know where to start..!

    From reading your last ten posts…

    It sounds like your gut is extremely inflamed and your th2 dominant
    Dont eat anything that upsets your immune system. An IgG1-4 test is very helpful here, mrt is better
    http://scdlifestyle.com/2013/04/6-gut-infection-case-studies-why-you-should-get-stool-testing-done-asap/
    http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Fermentation_in_the_gut_and_CFS

    Look for and treat any other source of inflammation, particularly ones that can drive the immune into th2 dominance. Test choice can be critical when you’re looking for stuff like that. Follow Dr. Conley at cfids.com.
    Stay away from any methyl vitamins or methyl donors until your inflammation is gone and youve confirmed you need them. I dont know what resources you have available, but some blood work that looks at your cd4 & cd8 numbers and a cytokine profile might help figure out whats going on if you run into other dead ends. People with symptoms like yours are often heavy metal toxic. A hair minerals test is cheap and can be revealing if interpreted properly, use doctors data or analytical research labs. Andy Cutler is the best source of info for reading hair tests and dealing with toxic metals. Follow Weston Price and his views on dental work. Immune Restoration Handbook has some good info. General detoxing is always great, things like lymph exercises can be just as effective as any diet or supplements. Toxic Immune Syndrome Cookbook would probably be good for you. Your body seems to be pretty upset, be gentle with it and try not to overload with anything it might not like.

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    raster
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    Most people have inflammation of the gut. I would consider taking anti-inflammatory supplements and increase the amount of water you drink. If you test your pH and its low on the scale, this can be related to inflammation because you become inflamed if acidic.

    Reducing the inflammation is one of the critical things you need to do on the diet in order to get things under control.

    -raster

    #113197

    impossible
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    raster;51714 wrote: Most people have inflammation of the gut. I would consider taking anti-inflammatory supplements and increase the amount of water you drink. If you test your pH and its low on the scale, this can be related to inflammation because you become inflamed if acidic.

    Reducing the inflammation is one of the critical things you need to do on the diet in order to get things under control.

    -raster

    x2 There are alot of good anti-inflammatory supplements, just make sure that your not reacting to those too if you take them consistently.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3011108/

    #113215

    emz333
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    thanks raster. thanks impossible, i really appreciate the time u took to read my posts and reply. il definately look into what you have said! i think my big problem is my liver. its always out in blood tests, and i have found exactly what is happening with my nails – terrys nails. it happens when ur liver is in major trouble. just started molybdenum today which i got made at the compound chemist. i have strong milk thistle on the way, and had bloods done yesterday at my doc checking all my vitamin and mineral levels as i know molyb& milk thistle can remove copper, even though most people can have too much?? thought id check what my bodys upto at the moment anyway!! i have a colon cleanse kit on the way, then im guna go a parasite and then liver flush. i also have been doing activated charcoal poultices on my skin and have noticed HUGE difference. i bath in epsom salts each day too. i think detoxing for me us key, and cutting out even low sugar fruit again while i get ant candida back under control. thanks so much! 🙂

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