Sweets, that is.
From the person who just ate an entire bag of Easter chocolate (which doesn't bother me, it's a rare occurrence) - I'm curious. Is there any scientific reason why "bad" foods like fats or sweets are better consumed spread out over time rather than consumed all at once? Assuming the same quantity of total consumption. Google has no answers except "don't eat lots of sweets." [more inside]
After years of stomach issues I believe I have found the one food that makes me do a #2 once a day like a normal person. I assume I should talk to a dietician in order to get more information about this success, and to get further recommendations on a long-term diet plan. But is there some sub-specialty of dietician that deals only with these types of digestive issues I should be speaking with? [more inside]
I want to poop better. I poop frequently enough, but I rarely get the super-satisfying, perfect, long, clean-wipe poop that I deserve. I need reliable information on how to do this. What diet should I have? What should I eat more/less of? What supplements would help? Thanks!
I'm starting a garlic treatment for my stomach ulcer, and have some concerns about whether this will work. My doctor has prescribed antibiotics, but my naturopath has recommended raw garlic (3-4 times daily) and I want to try that approach first, along with other supporting herbs. However I'm worried about the ramifications if this fails, because stomach ulcers are pretty serious from what I hear. Am I taking a big risk of perforation, cancer, internal bleeding etc. by not taking the medication? And is it possible that the garlic could eradicate H. pylori bacteria? [more inside]
I was at Panera and accidentally chewed and swallowed a plastic fork tine, approximately an inch in length. It may have broken off while I was using it to break and pick up a crouton, and I didn't notice what I'd chewed until I looked down at the fork. That was 8 hours ago. [more inside]
I've regularly eaten salad as part of a healthy diet, including a period my freshman year of college eating it twice a day. I had no issues. But now, no more. [more inside]
I was researching sequential eating and would like some advice, here are my thoughts and questions: It seems that it takes (on average) 2-4 hours for foods or beverages to leave the stomach.
I was wanting to eat/drink something specific every two hours.
I have 8 hours to sleep every night, and I like to eat right before sleep as well.
This leaves me with 16 hours in a wakened state. Or, 9 segments of eating/drinking. (I drink water right when I wake up)
On the basis of sequential eating, what are some useful tips/advice I could keep in consideration while putting together snacks of 1-3 things?
It's looking like 4 meals a day, 5 drinks a day, alternating every two hours. OR, what I would rather prefer, is eating 9 meals a day (fruit in the morning with my water), and drinking 6oz of water every hour on the dot. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
YANMD, but do I have IBS? How do I cope? [more inside]
[TMIfilter] Test anxiety and bodily functions. Help me keep it together. [more inside]
All other factors held constant, what types of microbes at what temperatures would yield the most efficient way of turning an organic waste stream into a a source of methane fuel for use as natural gas? [more inside]
YANMD digestion filter: I regurgitate food. Regularly. If I do any vaguely strenuous exercise within 2 hours of eating, or sometimes longer, up come bite-sized portions of my meal, intact, into my mouth. WTF? [more inside]
Always hungry, except when I eat meat - then I want to throw up. What is wrong with me? [more inside]
Intestinal systems: FIFO? [more inside]
I've identified the things my digestive system doesn't like, but I don't really understand why these foods are causing me trouble. Can you tell me what these foods (list inside) have in common so I can get a better understanding of what it is I am reacting to and so I can avoid other related things? [more inside]
Aside from the dangers to your teeth, is it dangerous to eat ice? [more inside]
Two weeks today I'm running a half-marathon (my first). The running is not the problem; issues with my digestion and its effects are. How can I deal with running and the need to poop? [more inside]
Weird abdominal issues: I have a doctor's appointment for Tuesday and would appreciate thoughts on whether it's OK to wait until then. [more inside]
fatfi: if you eat twice as much, do you take in twice the number of calories? Or does your body begin to ignore food or process it differently once you pass a certain threshold?
Could I have a food allergy, an intolerance, both or neither? Special snowflake diet/symptoms info inside. [more inside]
Do you have any experience with the sugar/flour-free diet esp. in relation to it aiding digestion problems? [more inside]
If you have lactose intolerance, how long does it take to feel better after stopping eating dairy products? [more inside]
Prompted by this comment
, I'm here to ask what the deal is with
"calories" as a measure of "nutritional content" (whatever that means). I understand that the calorie value we see on food packaging is arrived at by burning the food in a calorimeter, and that this would be an effective measure of the total chemical energy in the substance. How well does this actually approximate the energy our body can put to use (mechanically, or for other biological processes)? Isn't this measure essentially useless for people trying to lose weight? Why do we put so much emphasis on it then? Are there some foods which have an astronomical number of calories which our digestive systems can do little with?
I eat lots of yogurt and drink lots of kefir and kombucha. Do all these cultures live compatibly in my digestive system, or am I creating World War III in there? [more inside]
My idiot cousin ate a whole bag of shredded sweetened coconut last night and SHOCKINGLY feels really ill today. Is this something hospital visit worthy? Is there anything she can take/eat/do do help the massive pile of coconut move along in her system?
I have poop problems. If you can stand talk of poop, please tell me if I should be worried. [more inside]
What could be wrong with my brother's stomach? [more inside]
Best probiotic supplement for an allergic cat? OR: Probiotic/digestive supplements with short ingredient lists. [more inside]
How can I get my digestion back in functioning order? [more inside]
This is a question about digestion and the end result. This is purely a matter of abstract curiosity. I promise not to provide too much information. [more inside]
This is a dumb question about long-term relationships and stomach gurgling. Yes, you read that right! When I'm in bed with my wife and her or my tummy rumbles, we can't agree on whose tummy it is. Anyone else experience this? What's the cause? [more inside]
What is your recommendation for staying regular when traveling? I traveled internationally this past fall and on the last few days of the trip my digestion had really slowed. I was gone 8 days and was in a couple or three different time zones.
I feel there is an emotional component to this too where I am worried that when sightseeing there won't be a toilet or something like that so maybe I slow the process because of fear?
Have any of you perfected this for yourselves? Prune juice does not work for me but I do prefer tackling this naturally.
Any insight is appreciated!
In the past six months I've gone from belching 2-3 times a week to belching 20-30 times a day. What's going on? [more inside]
Hangover BM question. [more inside]
Do commercial colon-cleanse products actually solve the myriad of problems they claim to? [more inside]
An embarrassing question regarding zinc and digestion. [more inside]
Help me go to the toilet less often! [more inside]
Every anal-sex manual says not to worry, feces isn't stored in the rectum. Well, my body doesn't know that. Could this cause, or be the effect of, any health problems I should know about? Text gets explicit. [more inside]
What would the effects on my poop be, and what health risks would I incur, if I were to eat nothing but corn for a week? [more inside]
My insides are turning everything to liquid. Doesn't matter what I eat. It's been 5 days now. However, I don't feel sick and have no other "symptoms" of illness. What gives? Due to work, I won't be able to get to a doctor 'til Friday... Should I just fast for a day or two? (Saying that, however, I am *starving* constantly, as opposed to just being hungry.)
Breakfast goes through digestive tract like a waterslide. [more inside]
Why do I get full immediately after I start eating and feel so nauseous for so long after? [more inside]
Digestive chemistry: I have a mild case of Crohn's disease
, and one of the things that seems to exacerbate my condition is eating or drinking things that are highly acidic. Other than milk, what are some higher-pH drinks that I can use to replace corrosive beverages like soda, coffee, and cranberry juice? [more inside]
4:20 Filter: Heavy doper; been one for decades. Every few months, I give my lungs a rest for a few weeks. Why is it so hard to take a dump while I'm clean? [more inside]
Is there any product available that one can take to pre-empt digestive problems from raw onions (all kinds) and garlic? In particular, the problem manifests itself as a nasty taste in the mouth an hour after consumption of said veg. (Cooking, however, the longer the better, neutralizes this effect.)
My curiosity has gotten the better of me. Somewhat gross bodily function question inside. [more inside]
Drinking coffee gives me bad gas within ten minutes of drinking. What's happening? [more inside]
Ever since I quit smoking, my digestion's gone to hell. WTF? [more inside]
Does microbial activity in the gut of organisms contribute to their thermoregulation? [more inside]
Mudbutt: What causes it and how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
Why does eating in a restaurant make me crap my pants?
I have a generally healthy, varied diet. I can eat anything prepared at home, regardless of how rich, fatty, or spicy it is. But nearly everything from restaurants causes massive stomach upset. I have an intense need to go to the bathroom within 20 or 30 minutes of eating restaurant food - sometimes it's diarrhea, sometimes not.
I can eat junk food, fast food - even Taco Bell - without problems, which adds to my confusion about the cause. I thought it might be MSG, but the local Chinese restaurant is one of the few places I can eat, and they do use MSG. Is there one particular food additive that I'm not aware of that might be doing this? Any other ideas?