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From: Danielle (92.231.85.77)
Subject:         Pain after eating fruit
Date: June 6, 2013 at 9:40 am PST

Hi Doug,

I am asking a question on behalf of my boyfriend. He has been joining
me on the 80-10-10 adventure for the last few months.

The first couple months were fruity bliss in California and Hawaii. No
negative symptoms. Then he went back to Berlin, and after a couple
weeks he started having burning pain in his stomach—only for a few
minutes then it stops—after every fruit meal. It was worse after juicy
fruits but happened also with bananas. He finally decided to eat a bit of
cooked food (we are eating a couple cooked meals a week), and he
doesn't get these symptoms at all after eating cooked food.

The factors that changed that we are aware of when he came back to
Berlin were (1) much higher stress, (2) much less greens (which we
realized later), (3) much less organics due to price & availability, (4)
much higher % of diet in organic raw dates to help fill up and save $.
Fruit meals have mostly been watermelon, pineapple, oranges, bananas,
or dates, with some salads and some juices.

We looked on another raw forum and this pain seemed to be a common
thing—especially after watermelon, which gives him the most
symptoms. One person was helped by eating way more greens, so he
tried this and it helped for a few days but then the symptoms returned,
though they are a bit less severe. Now we are also curious: Why exactly
would the greens be helping the symptoms? This doesn't seem like a
cure but maybe some kind of managing. He really wants to figure out
what's going on.

Some possible causes we read about included eating too fast, eating too
much, not enough sleep, not enough greens, dehydration, detox, etc.
He is considering getting a medical check-up to rule out something like
gallstones or an ulcer. It doesn't seem to be heartburn and he says it
isn't gas; he says it is burning in the stomach and it's always very brief. I
know stress and emotional factors can affect us a lot physically, and he
has a lot of stress right now, but we don't want to dismiss finding out
what is actually going on physically and we want to address any physical
causes.

Thanks for any insight you might have into this!
Dani

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