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Nuts In Stool...normal Or Not?


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#1 powerofpositivethinking

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

since no bodily function seems to be off limits in this form...here goes :rolleyes:    although health benefits seem to be associated with raw almonds, and they are such a convient snack, I don't think my body likes them.  When I eat raw almonds, peanuts/other nuts in Larabars etc., my stool always looks likes speckled Easter eggs.  Yes, I've tried really chewing/grinding, but I still end up seeing pieces.  I've read a few things about nuts irritating the digestive track, so I'm thinking my best bet would be to give them up for awhile since I'm newly gluten free.

 

I've read it's normal to see nut pieces in your stool, so is it...really?  Or is it your body's way of saying, "Hey, don't eat me!"  I understand maybe a few pieces, like a few bits of lettuce, but not all of yesterday's snack  :wacko:


Edited by powerofpositivethinking, 22 March 2013 - 01:48 PM.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:45 PM

Raw peanuts are very hard to digest. That is why you usually find them roasted or boiled.
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#3 powerofpositivethinking

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

edited my previous post, but I eat raw almonds, and any peanuts or other nuts I eat are the ones found in Larabars.  


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

Doesn't sound like they are digesting. Nuts are hard to digest. I've learned we have to 'listen to our body,' since no one person is the same. If something doesn't suit us well, it's best to stay away from it. Otherwise, we keep our intestines inflamed and prevent healing from occurring. 


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:10 PM

Happens to me all the time. But I've never considered it weird. If it's uncomfortable to pass then maybe that could be an issue but there are certain things our bodies don't completely process which is how you can tell about an animal's diet by its scat.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

Exact same thing with me....love your description about a speckled Easter egg! Lol! Nuts go in chewed and come out "speckled"... Glad I am not the only one.:-)
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

Yeah nuts do that to me too. I've never been worried about it, well, not knowing now that I have damaged intestines.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:53 AM

Nuts do that to me as well. My doctor told me it was normal, really, and to not stress about it. He did say that I likely did not have to worry about adding extra fiber if I was eating nuts. :lol:


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:23 AM

I eat raw almonds almost every day. Since I started taking digestive enzymes I have fewer problems with, er, lumps.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:44 AM

meant to come back earlier to post, but my doctor said that shouldn't be happening, and they should be broken down more.  In the meantime, I've realized my body also does the same with coconut.  I'll try reintroducing them in a few months, and if it still happens, I'll try some digestive enzymes.  He couldn't give me an explanation as to why it was happening...


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:51 AM

meant to come back earlier to post, but my doctor said that shouldn't be happening, and they should be broken down more.  In the meantime, I've realized my body also does the same with coconut.  I'll try reintroducing them in a few months, and if it still happens, I'll try some digestive enzymes.  He couldn't give me an explanation as to why it was happening...

That sounds like a good plan to me.  My health practitioner told me that when the villi of the intestine are damaged, they fail to tell the pancreas to fire.  The enzyme supplements can help break down the food in the meanwhile.  Hopefully, over time, with better nutrition, the villi will heal and tell the pancreas to give off enzymes.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:20 PM

Could it be low stomach acid?  especially if you're seeing other identifiable food items in there?

I was misdiagnosed as having acid reflux for years.  In the end, I was on two pills of nexium a day.  When I began the larger dosage, I thought it was odd that I could recognize my meals some of the time.  I'm positive that I had low stomach acid at that point.

Not an expert in any of this stuff, but it just made me reminisce about my digestive trials and tribulations.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:14 AM

anti-soprano, thanks for the idea  :)  I've actually thought about low stomach acid and bought HCL pepsin capsules.  I've taken them with higher protein meals, but sometimes I'll take only one capsule with a meal, it's a 650 mg dose, and get burning in my throat, so I'm not sure if that's my problem.  Someone on the forum recommended reading Why Stomach Acid is Good for You, because once I mentioned I thought I had some sort of reflux the GI doc asked if I wanted to take something.  I'm not big on pills and I declined until seeing what was on my EGD, and I got diagnosed with GERD.  That is an awesome book that I highly recommend :) I decided to try the gluten-free diet before taking any acid reducers, and since I've given up gluten, it's gotten much better.  I have noticed it comes back when I exercise.  I haven't been exercising a lot because it made me exhausted, but finally I am starting to have the energy to do that again, which makes me so happy  :D I'm hoping in time it completely goes away.

 

I'm thinking about trying the Paleo diet for a while because of the anti-inflammatory claims it has and to see if that makes me heal faster.  

 

PS-are you an alto?  I call myself a secondary soprano because playing my French horn is first, and singing is second.  Maybe we can still be friends?  :P

 

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Could it be low stomach acid?  especially if you're seeing other identifiable food items in there?

I was misdiagnosed as having acid reflux for years.  In the end, I was on two pills of nexium a day.  When I began the larger dosage, I thought it was odd that I could recognize my meals some of the time.  I'm positive that I had low stomach acid at that point.

Not an expert in any of this stuff, but it just made me reminisce about my digestive trials and tribulations.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:36 AM


PS-are you an alto?  I call myself a secondary soprano because playing my French horn is first, and singing is second.  Maybe we can still be friends?  :P

 

 

I'm actually a soprano who wants to be a mezzo!  Sopranos have such bad reputations in the classical music world (can't read music, horrible musicianship, not to mention narcissistic).  Some instrumentalist friends of mine started calling me the anti-soprano, so now I wear it as a badge of honor.  I love second sopranos and horn players- so we should get along just fine!

Good luck to you- I hope you find some answers.

 

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

I completely agree about the mentality of sopranos.  one word comes to mind...Diva  :)  my whole family is musical...sometimes we even perform as a family band.  It's pretty cute :)  My Mom is a soprano 1 and voice teacher, and growing up she always wanted and tried to give me voice lessons.  it's hard trying to be taught by your parents because they're extra hard on you  :wacko:  anyway I've always sang, but because I never worked to expand my range, I am a soprano 2 and am fine with that  :P  I love my Mom, but anytime she is being difficult, I attribute that to her soprano 1 diva mentality hahahaha

 

i'm an elementary music teacher, and French horn is my main instrument and what I majored in during college, and I love it   :D  diva and drama is not me  :P

 

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I'm actually a soprano who wants to be a mezzo!  Sopranos have such bad reputations in the classical music world (can't read music, horrible musicianship, not to mention narcissistic).  Some instrumentalist friends of mine started calling me the anti-soprano, so now I wear it as a badge of honor.  I love second sopranos and horn players- so we should get along just fine!

Good luck to you- I hope you find some answers.

 

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