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Water and Fibre Sensitivity

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  • Posted By: Temperate
  • April 10, 2007
  • 09:56 PM

I have no idea why, but I swear every time I start eating something high in fibre (miniwheats, porridge, w/e) my stomach instantly starts to churn, feel like I need to go to the bathroom and sometimes diarrhea. And I swear everytime I drink any amount of water (be it a fourth of a glass even) I get diarrhea! I never drink water, or much of anything. So it's not like I'm overly hydrated. Once in a while, I feel really really thirsty and water won't quench it, so I drink a glass of milk and it's better. I usually drink from 0-4 glasses of something a day. Usually milk. Sometimes pop, occaisionally juice.
I also thought maybe the drinking water then getting diarrhea was maybe linked to before I have my period, but I've never tried to keep track of that *irregular*.
Is there any such thing as being highly sensitive to water and fibre?
I'd also note that I feel allergic to water, everytime I have a shower, go swimming, am in the rain, etc etc. anything where I get wet, I get totally itchy. Like on my knees or my face like a little color rash (no bumps or anything) and stuff. Can you be allergic to water?

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  • Yes, you actually can, but there aren't any Western tests or treatments for this that I am aware of. Please find a NAET practitioner near you - they will test you for various minerals and vitamins, often this is the culprit, not water per se. For example, they will test you for Calcium which is found in water, dairy products, vegetables, and much more. Once the NAET practitioner clears you of this, you are instructed to keep away from consuming/touching this mineral for 25 hours. Once this has been cleared from your system, you can again eat, drink, bath, etc without incident. Also, Fiber may not be the culprit, but wheat, B12, gluten may. It is very healthy to drink at least 6-8cups water each day - there's a definite problem if this makes you nauseous or gives you diarrhea. Have you had a stool sample tested? NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Ellimination Technique) is amazing. Please look into this by visiting www.naet.com.Best wishesDOM
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  • I assume the first paragraph is talking about an allergy to water? So you're saying I'm allergic to a mineral in water?No, I haven't even mentioned it to my doctor. I have so much weird stuff like this that I don't want to mention anything cuz he'll think I'm some sort of hypochondriac. Hm...my nearest doctor person of that is .... about 2 hours drive away. I wonder if I'd even be able to get my parents to take me :PYes, you actually can, but there aren't any Western tests or treatments for this that I am aware of. Please find a NAET practitioner near you - they will test you for various minerals and vitamins, often this is the culprit, not water per se. For example, they will test you for Calcium which is found in water, dairy products, vegetables, and much more. Once the NAET practitioner clears you of this, you are instructed to keep away from consuming/touching this mineral for 25 hours. Once this has been cleared from your system, you can again eat, drink, bath, etc without incident. Also, Fiber may not be the culprit, but wheat, B12, gluten may. It is very healthy to drink at least 6-8cups water each day - there's a definite problem if this makes you nauseous or gives you diarrhea. Have you had a stool sample tested? NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Ellimination Technique) is amazing. Please look into this by visiting www.naet.com.Best wishesDOM
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  • I swear I just posted a reply to this but it's not showng up :/So paraphrasing, you think I'm allergic to minerals in the water?I never told my doctor half of the crap that bothers me, I have so much weird stuff I don't want to cuz he'll think I'm some sort of hypochondriac.Also, the nearest practitioner of that is about...2 hour drive away from where I live. I don't know if my parents would take me, I wonder. Also, my sister suggested just now, maybe the fibre thing is celiac's disease where you can't have gluten or something, I'll check that out..Yes, you actually can, but there aren't any Western tests or treatments for this that I am aware of. Please find a NAET practitioner near you - they will test you for various minerals and vitamins, often this is the culprit, not water per se. For example, they will test you for Calcium which is found in water, dairy products, vegetables, and much more. Once the NAET practitioner clears you of this, you are instructed to keep away from consuming/touching this mineral for 25 hours. Once this has been cleared from your system, you can again eat, drink, bath, etc without incident. Also, Fiber may not be the culprit, but wheat, B12, gluten may. It is very healthy to drink at least 6-8cups water each day - there's a definite problem if this makes you nauseous or gives you diarrhea. Have you had a stool sample tested? NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Ellimination Technique) is amazing. Please look into this by visiting www.naet.com.Best wishesDOM
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  • This is the first forum i have ever signed up to because i have the exact same problem with fibre! that i just can't solve!not water. but i had a friend who was allergic to 'water' but i think it was the chlorine in it.anyway, i digress. when i eat oats especially i cop it! turns me into a flatulent machine in almost exaclty 5 hours every time. but i don't get the same reaction with gluten as such. bread and beer are still my friends. the flatulence is always preceeded by intense gurgling and minor bloating too. i am currently nibbling on sunflower seeds and raw cashews whilst i work am BAM! the gurgling begins... they don't even have gluten in them. fibre is the only commonality that i can think ofdigestively yoursJustin
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  • This is the first forum i have ever signed up to because i have the exact same problem with fibre! that i just can't solve!not water. but i had a friend who was allergic to 'water' but i think it was the chlorine in it.anyway, i digress. when i eat oats especially i cop it! turns me into a flatulent machine in almost exaclty 5 hours every time. but i don't get the same reaction with gluten as such. bread and beer are still my friends. the flatulence is always preceeded by intense gurgling and minor bloating too. i am currently nibbling on sunflower seeds and raw cashews whilst i work am BAM! the gurgling begins... they don't even have gluten in them. fibre is the only commonality that i can think ofdigestively yoursJustin
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  • This is the first forum i have ever signed up to because i have the exact same problem with fibre! that i just can't solve!not water. but i had a friend who was allergic to 'water' but i think it was the chlorine in it.anyway, i digress. when i eat oats especially i cop it! turns me into a flatulent machine in almost exaclty 5 hours every time. but i don't get the same reaction with gluten as such. bread and beer are still my friends. the flatulence is always preceeded by intense gurgling and minor bloating too. i am currently nibbling on sunflower seeds and raw cashews whilst i work am BAM! the gurgling begins... they don't even have gluten in them. fibre is the only commonality that i can think ofdigestively yoursJustin
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  • This is the first forum i have ever signed up to because i have the exact same problem with fibre! that i just can't solve!not water. but i had a friend who was allergic to 'water' but i think it was the chlorine in it.anyway, i digress. when i eat oats especially i cop it! turns me into a flatulent machine in almost exaclty 5 hours every time. but i don't get the same reaction with gluten as such. bread and beer are still my friends. the flatulence is always preceeded by intense gurgling and minor bloating too. i am currently nibbling on sunflower seeds and raw cashews whilst i work am BAM! the gurgling begins... they don't even have gluten in them. fibre is the only commonality that i can think ofdigestively yoursJustinIndeed one can have a sensitivity to water, but thankfully it is very rare. Justin, it may not be fiber sensitivity you're suffering from, but rather sensitivity to grains & tree nuts. Myself I have a combination of food sensitivity & sensitivity to many fibers. It started with psyllium which I had used for many years w/great success. Psyllium is not made from wheat as stated by someone else on this forum (this stated by an MD -- usually the MD is the last person to ask nutritional advice from). Then all of a sudden it would make me more constipated, with hard and jagged stools. Same with almost all whole grains, even oatmeal (I do OK w/brown rice & corn. But whole-grain bread or oatmeal, tree nuts, and certain fibers will swell up my whole colon, stop peristalsis and cause rectal bleeding if I persist in eating it for more than a day! (I guess I should be thankful that I have a barometer that I've figured out.) Small amounts of white bread I tolerate OK. Two other fibers that kill me are poppy seeds and the seeds in dried figs -- I figure they, as well as the psyllium and insoluble whole-grain fibers are too jagged, sharp & scratchy for my insides. The highly credentialed Keith Scott-Mumby has written a very important book about food sensitivities that everybody who is interested in nutrition should read, "Diet Wise." It comes before any other "diet" book.
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