it never works right when I try to break up quotes into chunks but let’s give it a try:
I’ll just address in order:
- while I follow the same idea of “these were cold in the shop,” remember that that shop doesn’t necessarily stock it in time. It may have been in the truck in the sun, out on the loading bay in the sun, in a box in the stock room in the sun before it finally makes it into the fridge. This is where making/procuring your own fermented items work. I have even just poured some of my probiotic onto my raw milk to let it ferment that way.[/quote]
I get you, and if I were buying from a supermarket or something I’d be wary, but I use this awesome little independent health food shop run by this awesome little Indian guy. He knows EVERYTHING, and I trust he’s on the ball with things like that. When I go into his shop it’s like when a chick goes into a shoe shop. I want to buy it all!
- I had the same mindset and in fact did the same thing like Poliquin said. The issue for me was having to carry around a lot of pills all day. I was doing it with betaine-HCL and worked up to 6 pills per meal. Not only was I crushing my stash quickly but it’s annoying having a rattle in my pocket. It’s much easier having to take a TMG pill AM and/or PM and a few drops before and/or after a meal. I also enjoyed the concept of the body producing it’s own and I was interested in the liver flushing aspect of digestive bitters as I too had some party years where alcohol tore me up. I’m also 27.[/quote]
yeah that’s a bit of a pain in the arse but so it goes. I’m used to carrying my meals with me, so taking a bottle of supps isn’t so bad. Since I’ve already invested in the pills I’ll try them out, and if cessation of the pills leads to the symptoms returning I’ll know that I need to encourage my body to produce its own so I’ll get bitters.
- Look over on cure zone for a guy that goes by hvar something. he has a piranha as his avi- he has provided me with a lot of information and data that just makes me rather go the bitters course. Make sure they are alcohol free. I made the mistake and bought with alcohol. I am mainly focusing on improving digestion to help/simulatenously heal my adrenals and alcohol is a no-no for adrenal recovery. Again, the bad stuff feeds on the alcohol as well.[/quote]
I’ll check out cure zone later. Just what I need, another forum to waste time on! Heh.
-I get a lot of bloating and gas with pain in my intestines sometimes. Then i’ll have a little diarrhea but mostly I experience irregularity and constipation and a lot of symptoms of low/high HCL. I was diagnosed with Celiac via blood test but a endoscopy came back negative. I notice I feel better without glutens anyway so I try and avoid. I’m never really hungry but that was because I wasn’t digesting- adding in these supplements is helping. I do notice that when I eat certain things I get some rumblings going on. Dependent upon what it is, that could be good or bad. Like I said, I’m still a work in progress but I do FEEL better now than I have in a while.[/quote]
I don’t ever get any pain thank god, it’s really just poor stool quality. I want to get it sorted though as it’s clearly only going to get worse as I get older. It’s frustrating because my diet is so good. The only food that really messes with me is something with loads of fresh chilli. I can handle a bit, but too much is going to fuck me up.
Together guys, we will beat this and master our bowels![/quote]
I wish I had a trusty little Indian man to help me. Most of my stuff is just from the burnouts at the Vitamin Shoppe so there is no spitballing with them. I buy a couple things from the nature store nearby but they are expensive so I try and minimize going in there.
In regards to already investing in the pills, I finished out a bottle as well and then transitioned over to this. Probably slowed me down a little bit to do 1 before the other but oh well. Like I said, the liver flush is a benefit. On top of all the other supps I was taking, adding in 15-18 pills a day of just HCL was a nuisance. I hadn’t approached the point where I was able to reduce by a pill. I probably should have given it more time but I liked the concepts with my current style more. Obviously I made the decision to switch on my own but I figured I would just lay it all out there.
I don’t even post on that other forum I just read all the stuff. There is soooooooooo much information. Just about any ailment has been discussed ad nauseum over there. You have to pick and choose your focus. I would often times discover one thing that sounded like it might be an issue and focus on that. Only after stepping back did I really start to think that maybe just attacking digestion in general will help my case.
I feel for you on digestion stuff. We all react in our own way but like you said, I don’t want this to get worse. With how bad it’s been before for me I can’t imagine continuing at that rate wouldn’t lead to colon cancer or some other insane outcome. I like my colon (I think) so I’d like to keep it! Like I said, I’m also using this to springboard into adrenal fatigue issues as I haven’t always had this digestion issue (maybe since 2009?) so I think they are related for me. I’ve been lifting along time and hit plateus both in strength and size I don’t think I ever should be stuck at based on my experience and focus so something has been holding me back. I believe poor digestion is that so I’m hoping by making sure I’m not malnourished and absorbing all I can I can break plateus and make it to where I want/should be