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Lyndeigh

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VERY concerned about undigested food. Please respond ASAP
      #278566 - 08/16/06 12:17 PM

Today in my bowel movement, I noticed some undigested seseme seeds and seaweed from yesterdays dinner. I never experienced a bowel movement with undigested food as the product. IS this okay? Im very alarmed.

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Jordy

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Happens to me a lot new
      #278568 - 08/16/06 12:20 PM

Even if it's safe white rice or quinoa. I try not to worry about it...but it isn't reassuring to see whole foods. Wonder if we are getting the nutrients or why our bodies couldn't digest the food.

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vls

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Re: VERY concerned about undigested food. Please respond ASAP new
      #278582 - 08/16/06 01:53 PM

I don't know about seaweed (although I imagine it's the same) but seseme seeds are insoluble fiber, meaning your body can't digest most parts of them. The same is true of corn, which is why many people see whole corn in their movements. It's not a problem as far as I know!

Edited by vls (08/16/06 01:54 PM)

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atomic rose

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Don't be alarmed! new
      #278608 - 08/16/06 03:02 PM

Anything that's insoluble fiber isn't going to be completely broken down and digested by the body - that's kind of the whole point. Some of the tougher stuff, like seeds and corn hulls, might not break down at all. Even people who don't have IBS will find stuff like that in their stool.

I wouldn't even be concerned about the seaweed. It's a softer insoluble in terms of chewing it, but there's still a certain toughness to it.

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hohoyumyum

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This happens to me sometimes. Nothing to be alarmed about. *nt new
      #278633 - 08/16/06 05:40 PM



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Lyndeigh

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Re: Thank you guys so incredibly much!-nt- new
      #278638 - 08/16/06 05:48 PM



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Jordy

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Re: Don't be alarmed! new
      #278642 - 08/16/06 06:13 PM

What if you find soluble fiber in your stool? Like white rice?

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atomic rose

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Undigested solubles new
      #278670 - 08/16/06 07:34 PM

To me, that would be pretty strange - even at my sickest (D 8-10 times a day), I never had undigested soluble fiber foods in my stool. But I don't know how that compares with anyone else's experiences, so maybe someone else will weigh in on this one. Have you ever mentioned it to your doctor?

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Miso

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Re: Happens to me a lot new
      #278674 - 08/16/06 07:43 PM

if you want ot help with digestion try digestive enzymes, seame seeds will probably always show up on occasion, but the enzymes help with most things, plus they help your body use the nutrients in food better, since once you cook food, although many of the nutrients are still there, the natural enzymes for their digestion are dead.

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Jordy

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Re: Happens to me a lot new
      #278706 - 08/17/06 06:33 AM

I better talk to my doctor as I already do use digestive enzymes and still get the soluble fiber in the stool.

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