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Sloshy tummy

Posted by sk on October 10, 2001 at 07:32:37:

Hi all!

I have a question regarding my tummy and my exercise habits. I know that I over-exercise, but I dont think this is causing this. I am going to address that part of things when I feel mentally ready.

I have always had a weird stomach...meaning, it is often bloated/gassy. Not to a great degree, just somewhat. Seems when I up my fiber I get these symptoms to a greater degree. I started the whole foods diet about a week ago so my fiber is increased on this as well.

For about the last two months, about two weeks before I get my period, my tummy is SLOSHY when I run. Meaning, it feels like I have a gallon of water/liquid in my tummy. It is uncomfortable but not uncomfortable enough to stop running. Sometimes it is uncomfortable after I run for part of the day. I usually have had this about two or three days before my period, which I thought was maybe connected to retaining water or something I ate during my PMS cravings. But with this extended period of this, it makes me wonder if there is something more going on.

I should mention I dont feel SLOSHY unless I am running....

Any thoughts on this? I know it is really weird, but it is bothering me enough to start looking into reasons. I am a competitive runner, so it has been affecting my training.

Thanks so much in advance for any thoughts!
Sincerely,
sk



Re: Sloshy tummy (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 11, 2001 at 07:32:14:

In Reply to: Sloshy tummy posted by sk on October 10, 2001 at 07:32:37:

Hi, sk.

Take a jar and fill it half way with water and then slosh. NOW, take the same jar and fill it COMPLETELY and THEN try to slosh.

This means that about half of your intestine is air and the other half is fluid.

Since normal digestion does not produce air, and fermented digestion does (LGS), that might explain the sloshing. Some kinds of fiber actually increase fermented digestion.

The other common cause of sloshing is "air swallowing" which is a nervous habit.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Sloshy tummy (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by sk on October 11, 2001 at 09:14:00:

In Reply to: Re: Sloshy tummy (Archive in LGS.) posted by Walt Stoll on October 11, 2001 at 07:32:14:

Dr Stoll....

Makes total sense.

If I get what you are saying, my intestines have some AIR in them...correct?

And this can be prioduced by LGS and also fiber.

What types of fiber produce this? Could being "too empty" also create this problem? Meaning, if I am completely "cleaned out" from eating too much fiber, would that mean there would be too much air in my system?

I know this is gross, but I am trying to pinpoint (other than SR since that takes a while to show progress) what I can do in the meantime.

Thanks for any thoughts!
Sincerely,
sk



Re: Sloshy tummy (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 12, 2001 at 10:36:10:

In Reply to: Re: Sloshy tummy (Archive in LGS.) posted by sk on October 11, 2001 at 09:14:00:

Thanks, sk.

The most common "fiber" supplement is psysillium seed and it is the most gassy. Your pharmacist can give you a hierarchy for the gassiness of fiber supplements.

SR is the quickest way I know of to eliminate air swallowing. Since it is also the basic thing one can do for LGS...............

Try not to worry about the sloshing while you are dealing with the causes. Some digestive enzymers might help.

Walt

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