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Sorry if this is TMI and gross.  But if I can't ask you guys, who can I ask?

I've been gluten-free for 2 months.  And my poop still floats.  Isn't it supposed to sink?  Am I just expecting too much too soon?

 

Normal color, normal consistency, normal size, normal intervals (one to three times daily).  No noticeable undigested food - except for the occasional nut that I didn't chew well enough.

 

I eat insanely healthy - no junk food, very little processed food, tons of veggies.  I do still eat some dairy but that's never been a problem for me.  I take a probiotic and digestive enzymes.  I get good fats (fish, flax, and borage oil capsules (all together in one), a little butter now and then, olive oil) - but no bad fats that I know of.

 

 

Edit:  I do eat ranch salad-dressing on my salad everyday, which I would consider to be a bad fat.  Forgot about that.  (Yes, it is definitely gluten-free.)

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IMHO (and sadly,  I confess I know a lot about poop!) your "product"  sound perfectly normal to me.

 

Floating poop is not a sign of any problem that I know of, so CONGRATS! 

 

(now if you had steatorrhea, then you'd have a problem.)

 

Keep up the good work! :)

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Thanks IH.  I was assuming that floating meant there was still too much (undigested) fat in it.

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might be all the good fats. But if everything else looks normal, no problem!

 

I've got the other kind of floaters too.

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I've got the other kind of floaters too.

 

 

me too...hate them... argh!

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check you dig. enzymes, make sure they cover fats.  good luck

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check you dig. enzymes, make sure they cover fats.  good luck

 

Excellent suggestion!  I checked and it does have Lipase.

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Excellent suggestion!  I checked and it does have Lipase.

do you take it with each fat containing meal?

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do you take it with each fat containing meal?

 

I don't take it with snacks (nuts, yogurt, etc.) but with any sizeable meal, yes.  And I take it in the morning when I take all of my vitamins - including the fish/flax/borage (Omega 3-6-9) capsules.

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I don't take it with snacks (nuts, yogurt, etc.) but with any sizeable meal, yes.  And I take it in the morning when I take all of my vitamins - including the fish/flax/borage (Omega 3-6-9) capsules.

 

You need to take the DE each time you eat. They are not stored in the body, so taking them in the morning won't help at all with your evening meal.

 

You also need to "up" or "down" the dose relative to the meal. E.g. I eat 5 meals a day. I take 2 with each of the 4 smaller meals and 4 with my main meal. You will need to find what works for you (It's not necessarily what works for me!). You will know if you have taken too many because it will cause heartburn/indigestion.

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me too...hate them... argh!

Throw me into the eye floater boat too. They are the worst! According to my eye dr I am a bit young to have them so it must be celiac related. My tissue is actually starting to detach hoping it gets better not worse

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I've been gluten free for almost 5 months and mine are just now starting to sink. I still have trouble digesting fats. I should probably start the enzymes as well

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Honestly, guys, I sometimes have floaters--it's not always bad....sometimes, it's a sign of good fiber!

 

I mean, who says they have to sink?  :lol:

 

Seriously, I have read a lot about poop (never thought I'd type THOSE words lol) 

and the last book I read about GI health said floaters were not necessarily a bad thing,

especially if the color, texture, size, frequency and ease of expulsion is okay..

 

(omg, we have the damnest convos on here!.) 

 

and I never really wanted to know all this crap, but I do. do. 

 

(yeah, I said it. ) lol

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PS The two most common causes of floating stools are excess gas and malabsorption of nutrients.

 

so, it is entirely possible that Coots is still in recovery stage and so, she needs to take the enzymes. 

 

I guess I am trying to say, please do not worry too much! 

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(omg, we have the damnest convos on here!.) 

 

and I never really wanted to know all this crap, but I do. do. 

 

(yeah, I said it. ) lol

lolz - who else wants to hear you had a great poop morning - i swear sometimes i just want to tell somebody!  it's been a long and sh*tty trip to get to good doodyville!!  :D

 

"top o'the doodymornin' to ya, and how's the poop today"  hahahahahahaaa!  :lol:

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lolz - who else wants to hear you had a great poop morning - i swear sometimes i just want to tell somebody!  it's been a long and sh*tty trip to get to good doodyville!!  :D

 

"top o'the doodymornin' to ya, and how's the poop today"  hahahahahahaaa!  :lol:

 

 

and when people say "howzitgoing?"

you can say "holy crap, it's so much better.!..firm and healthy...thanks for asking!

 

A friend told she keeps a food diary --including "poop notes"--on her electronic thinger--iphone--.

I said

 

" omg...you actually have a .......CRAP APP?!" ^_^

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Is it possible that the Ranch dressing contains aspartame?  When I was ingesting it I had floaters and other issues, too.  Aspartame is not recommended for anyone, especially those with AI diseases. 

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Ohmygoodness, I love you guys! *spazzy clapping*

 

My poops have been so good, like frame-worthy, and I am so glad that I can tell someone! And you'll cheer me on when I do (do)! :lol:

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Ohmygoodness, I love you guys! *spazzy clapping*

 

My poops have been so good, like frame-worthy, and I am so glad that I can tell someone! And you'll cheer me on when I do (do)! :lol:

 

 

.........and .that would be called...............an enthusiastic CRAP CLAP... :lol:

 

dancing-banana-with-poop-picket-smiley-e

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Do you girls know you are not exactly normal?  I'm pooped out from reading all your antics.  ^_^  Now I must go and stack the stools before they start dropping.  So, scat!  Outta my way! 

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Do you girls know you are not exactly normal?  I'm pooped out from reading all your antics.  ^_^  Now I must go and stack the stools before they start dropping.  So, scat!  Outta my way! 

:lol:  :lol:

 

I remember when you used to be all quiet and ladylike.  :lol:  :lol: we bring the worst out in poople,  er people.

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Coots?

 

still there?

 

sorry?. -_- we'll be good.

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:lol:  :lol:

 

I remember when you used to be all quiet and ladylike.  :lol:  :lol: we bring the worst out in poople,  er people.

Oh, but I am very quiet and ladylike... :lol:   Not to mention excremiting (er, exciting).

  stepping-in-poop.gif

 

Part of me is ashamed of the above as it is NOT ladylike.

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Oh, but I am very quiet and ladylike... :lol:   Not to mention excremiting (er, exciting).

  stepping-in-poop.gif

 

Part of me is ashamed of the above as it is NOT ladylike.

 

LOL.....you really are enjoying those emoticon thingers, aren't you? 

 

I put one up there for Abby, but it did not come through. I just fixed it...check it out! :D

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LOL.....you really are enjoying those emoticon thingers, aren't you? 

 

I put one up there for Abby, but it did not come through. I just fixed it...check it out! :D

Too funny!  I'll one up you (keeping in mind I am embarrassed and hanging my head in shame)...

 

 

pooping-in-the-woods.gif

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