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when I eat, i feel like my food isnt digesting...it feels

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when I eat, i feel like my food isn't digesting...it feels blocked in my intestines, and i don't have daily bowel movements?
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Tell me your diet
Meal for meal
Typical day
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
breakfeast, coffee with non dairy creamer, sometimes cereal cinnamon life with soy milk, or a banana, or oatmeal

moring snack : nuts, or banana or protein bar

lunch, soup and salad or sandwich, turkey or chicken on whole grain bread or wrap

late afternoon snap, almonds or banana ( i only have 1 banana a day) or protein bar
coffee again with non dairy creamer
dinner, depends: whole grain pasta with ground turkey and sauce, or chicken with veggies and red potato, or pizza/chinese/ for fast food, i usually cook pretty healthy

at night sometimes snack on processed foods like flavored rice cakes, or pita chips and hummus, cookies or chocolate depends on mood
OK
This is pretty much a diet that is going to promote IBS or irritable bowel syndrome.
Which is what you are describing.
Of course you should be examined by your doctor, but a nutrient dense/bowel stabilizing diet should be adhered to.....no processed food for one thing, and that includes most all commercial cereals.
You should also have a blood test called a celiac panel to make sure you are not gluten sensitive.

The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this
leafy greens
green veggies
other veggies
whole fruit, beans and peas
Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined
Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds if you have any diverticulosis.
A little tofu or tempeh daily
A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt

The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back.
See the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.

Also take probiotic tablets.

Let me know if you have further questions, details or need clarification, just use reply.......

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
what brand of probiotics do you recommend? there are different milligrams etc, also i have been checked already and had an endoscopy, they only found a very slight heital hernia, i don't have celiac, and believe i may have lactose intolerance, so for the most part i avoid dairy but not entirely, i put gorgonzola or feta on my salads, or once in a while have slice of cheese on a burger or sandwich, would that be the cause? i also travel a lot for work, so my diet gets weird when I'm traveling
I recommend whole food as above.
Any probiotic tablet that has 50 billion organisms per 2 tabs.
And organic yogurt.

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