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undigested foods

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 26, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I find that when i eat corn, peas, seeds, seasame seeds, they don't digest at all. does this mean there is a problem with the digestive system?

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on February 27, 2012
at 02:52 AM

How are you determining that these items don't digest? The outer hull of corn is indigestible, which is what you excrete, but the rest is digested. When you see corn in the toilet it's just the hull, not the whole thing.

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on February 26, 2012
at 09:32 PM

I did that too! When my doctor finally stopped gasping with laughter, he said it was normal and don't worry. Sadly, he didn't mention anything about stomach acid.

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on February 26, 2012
at 08:55 PM

LOL ... wonder if my hubby has low stomach acid. He once had a lot of beets and was peeing red the next day. Went to the doctor thinking he had a urinary tract infection. LOL

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on February 27, 2012
at 10:57 AM

You're fine, but if big seeds are making it through and you were hoping to derive nutrients from them, you might want to chew better.

Normally, seeds are hoping to get through the digestive process intact though. Plants can't walk, but they can get rides in the digestive tracts of animals and people...and if they are lucky, they'll land in a spot that proves to be advantageous along with a good dose of fertilizer.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 26, 2012
at 08:14 PM

My list of "undigested" foods includes corn but not all those on your list. I think, can't swear but think, this is slowly improving as I continue to follow modern whole-foods nutrition.

One experiment I've done is to take stomach acid capsules. It does seem to make a difference, so I've concluded my digestive difficulty was really low stomach acid. For example, if I eat a large plate of beets and do nothing, I'll pee red/pink etc. for 2 days at least. If I take the stomach acid capsule, no color at all.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on February 26, 2012
at 09:32 PM

I did that too! When my doctor finally stopped gasping with laughter, he said it was normal and don't worry. Sadly, he didn't mention anything about stomach acid.

24df4e0d0e7ce98963d4641fae1a60e5

on February 26, 2012
at 08:55 PM

LOL ... wonder if my hubby has low stomach acid. He once had a lot of beets and was peeing red the next day. Went to the doctor thinking he had a urinary tract infection. LOL

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on February 26, 2012
at 10:56 PM

We have one of our sons on the GAPS diet, and I found that when he eats grapes the come out in his diaper completely undigested. I would assume this is not a good thing and would avoid (we have removed grapes from the list of things he can eat) those items.

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