It's weird. Before I went on a diet free of processed, frozen, junk, sugary foods, my poop was okay. You heard of people saying orange-brown is best poo colour? They're right and thats what I've had. BEFORE I changed to a new diet. Heres my current of what I eat on a typical day:
- Raw Vegetable greens
- "Pastries" made of almond meal or coconut flour (NO GLUTEN OR WHEAT AT ALL)
- Bread made of almond meal or coconut flour (NO GLUTEN OR WHEAT AT ALL)
- Broccoli (steamed)
- Cauliflower (steamed)
- Vegetable greens such as kale
I exercise by running and lifting weights on alternate days. And yet my poop is still sticky, dark green/brown in colour and very smelly.
What the hell is going on? My diet is wheat free, gluten free, diary free, no artificial stuff, no pastas or rice, pure organic.
I actually have lactose intolerance myself, so I don't eat diary. But if you don't have lactose intolerance diary is fine. If you do, avoid it. Simple as that. I never said someone with lactose intolerance should eat diary.
I do believe people can be allergic to dust and mold, but I don't see how that is relevant to this conversation. OP is having symptoms because of his Paleo diet, and everyone is recommending he continues with it, which makes no sense to me.
Although I just took a quick glance at the list, your diet just doesn't look all that well-balanced. How is your energy level? Just do a little research on the general guidelines for proteins/fats/carbs in your diet and go from there. I'd be eating more protein and fat if I were you, paleo diet or not.
How long have you been on it and are there other negative symptoms?
It's quite natural for your body to react to a drastic change in diet. If poo color is currently the only concern give it 2-3 weeks. If it doesn't change then consider switching it up but I doubt it's cause for alarm. In fact, if you look at whole30 you'll notice that poo concerns are one of the most prominent concerns.
No, I haven't read those. Why would it make sense to eat the same as our ancestors? Their life expectancies were probably less than 1/3 of what ours are today, and there's no way of knowing if they had a lot of abdominal problems or not.
Our digestive system has been constantly developing since the first creature was able to eat something, which is like 500 million years ago or something. We can't know if it is most adapted to what our human ancestors ate, what our other mammal ancestors ate or maybe what our amphibian ancestors ate. Maybe they all had abdominal problems? Maybe that's one of the reasons why they are extinct now? We really don't know.
I don't know what you mean exactly by chemical processing. Organic/paleo food also have hundreds of chemicals in it. You just don't know them because they're not written on the label. Everything is made of chemicals, and everything is "chemically processed".
What you know is that the diet you're eating right now is giving you symptoms that aren't nice. It's also expensive, time consuming and no more healthy than a normal diet.
It's because you're on a paleo diet (which makes very little sense scientifically and probably causes more harm than good - not to mention how expensive and time consuming it is).
Eat normal healthy food. Gluten is fine. Dairy is fine. Wheat is fine. Artificial stuff is fine. Pasta and rice is fine. Organic food only makes sense for enviromental reasons.