10/03/12 - Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Saturday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 5. October 2012 05:07

Stomach Part 1:

Good morning!  I have been dealing digestive issues for about 4 years.  For me, my symptoms ( sever acid in my stomach, lack of bowel movements, helatious  gas that is highly embarassing)seem to come and go at times.  They were more consistent and horrible several years ago.  They didn't seem to be tied to what I ate ( though I do eat quite a bit of gas producing veggies... I'd remove them and the symptoms didn't go away).

I tried accupuncture with a medical doctor. ( I originally went to him for back pain relief.  When he asked me if i had any other conditions that might pertain, I told him of my stomach problems.  He informed me that your stomach produces anti-inflammatories that would have given me relief for my back and helpd in the reduction of swelling generating my pain.  If your stomach bacteria is unbalanced, it can't do that job.  You must work to create that balance in your stomach before seeing  back pain relief).  He did relieve some symptoms with my stomach issues,  but it was a long haul.  We tried holistic supplements (to achieve that balance) and accupuncture treatments. 

After a year of seeing some imrovements, but not complete resolutions, I went to a gastroenterologist for an opinion.  He told me that I just needed to" sit on the toilet at the same time everyday because people forget to go..."  I was angered by his flipid, dismissive advice.  I continued with accupuncture for as long as I could afford it ( it's not covered by insurance).  I quit about 9 months ago.  During that time I consulted a nutitionist about my dietary influences. 

Today my stomach is Okay ( though of course after I wrote this it shockingly started acting up again...go figure). I do eat some yogurt with extra probotics added, and I take a prescribed stool softner.  I can't pinpoint why some of my issues were relieved any more than I can accuratly predict when they will flare back up. 

Tomorrow I will share some of the things that I found during my research into these issues that are claimed to help with these problems.

Saturday 10/3  Workout-

Recumbent Bike, 30 minutes

Saturday 10/3 Food Diary:


Apple(70 cal)

Carbmaster yogurt( 80 cal)

1 portion Organic steel cut oatmeal( 150 cal)

 A.M. Snack-

Powerbar(290 cal)


6 Organic roasted no salt almonds.( 70 cal)

Apple( 67 cal)

P.M. Snack-

Small homemade air pop popcorn (60 cal)

1/4 cup crab delights( 40 cal)

Salad- 2 cups spinach, 1/2 yellow sweet pepper, 5 asparagus spears ( 57 cal) 


I went to a lobster bake.  I was pretty good but it would have been impossible for me to accuratly guage my calorie count




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