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#1446

Yeah it’s ridiculous
I had a bout of stomach problems when I was younger. Basically as a newborn, my stomach was in reverse, in the sense that when food goes down the aesophgus, before it enters the stomach there’s a flap that allows food to enter, or not (like reflux)
Mine was reversed, so for the first few years until my body grew big enough for surgery, i was fed through my stomach, hence if you’ve ever seen photos of me in my log or t-transformation thread, I have a huge fuck off scar on my stomach. I had prebiotic supplements (all over the counter from chemists and supp stores, my favourite is from a brand called musclesport)

Another thing you could try is having a shot of active Apple cider vinegar with a teaspoon of turmeric
What it does is promotes the reproduction of healthy biomicromes in your digestive tract, and further more up when I posted about orange juice and amylase.

I’ve found personally after a few good weeks where if you can take some sort of detox for your gut (it’s gets messy but it’s effective) whilst taking these products, you only have good bacteria left, and continuing on for a month or so, you can slowly get off them as your body has kinda adjusted to what the new normal is


#1447

Christ! And here’s me crying over a bit of bloating and the occasional loose stool.

Yeah that’s been my experience as well. What I need to try and decipher is why the issues keep coming back. I think it’s likely to be a combination of food intolerances and not keeping up with the supps. I’ll happily stay on probiotics etc. forever if that’s what it takes.


#1448

Have you ever thought of replacing the bone broth with collagen peptides? Would be a lot cheaper. I use some made from beef, fish, and eggs.


#1449

Have you looked into oil of oregano? Might be worth some research into that.


#1450

Do you rinse and soak your rice?


#1451

Dude, you’re like my cats. Whenever I change the brand of their dry food, they start puking all over my carpet and furniture. The only brands I use now must have L.acidophilus as one of the ingredients.

Ingredients:

Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product.


#1452

@Yogi1 coming from a guy who deals with a fucked up stomach every single day: sauerkraut helps the stomach out more than an over-the-counter probiotic. This is because sauerkraut is a blanket probiotic (meaning that it covers most of the stomach enzymes) while probiotics you generally see in the store target 2 or 3 SPECIFIC stomach enzymes. Have 2 tablespoons of it twice a day. Also, activated charcoal is a good gut cleanser. Beware, though: Your stool will turn black with Activated Charcoal. Good luck.


#1453

To expand on this, I rinse and soak nuts and seeds as well. Makes them easier to digest. @Yogi1


#1454

I have heard of them, but I’m not sure they’d confer the same benefits. I’d need to look further into it but thanks for the suggestion!


#1455

I have tried sauerkraut in the past but it actually fucked me up. I think it’s too fibrous. Either that, or it’s too much, too soon, in terms of probiotic load, so I’m trying to build up to it. I’ve been eating fermented pickles these last few days with no issue so I’m going to stick with them for a while. Yes - I am going for progressive probiotic overload.

What’s the cause of your fucked up stomach?


#1456

everything is like cats to you! Everything!


#1457

I’ve heard it’s good for you but haven’t ever really looked into it. I’ll check it out!


#1458

I do not - but rice doesn’t give me any issues at all so I don’t think I need to do anything special to it.


#1459

It’s Tom Cruise’s and Cameron Crowe’s fault.


#1460

A long and slow recovery from Celiac Disease! Starting with a hospital visit in April of this year for extreme stomach pain until now, I’ve been in pain almost every day for the last 7 months. In the last 2 weeks, it has FINALLY begun to get a little better (I credit this to finally talking to a Celiac specialist who knows exactly what she’s talking about). What does your pain feel like, exactly?


#1461

People use it to kill off yeast and bad shit in the gut. It’s been a while since I did it so I can’t remember the exact protocol but it had you taking high dose oil of oregano to kill everything off in the gut and then re populating with pro biotics. I did the protocol to treat a hand eczema issue and it actually worked pretty well for that.


#1462

Cool! I’ve actually done something similar in the past with peppermint oil.


#1463

Christ! I can’t even imagine how awful that must have been. I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend; gut issues affect every aspect of your life!

Fairly classic IBS symptoms, namely bloating, GERD and diarrhoea. It’s a super fun time, but I’m sure nowhere near as bad as what you’ve been through.

Thing is: I know that if I went to a doctor they’d diagnose me with IBS, but that’s not good enough for me. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, and I’m not content with just living my life on the assumption I have to deal with this syndrome forever. I want to fucking fix it.

Not even a week on the diet and my bloating and diarrhoea are a much better, which tells me that there’s definitely something I’m eating that’s fucking with me. There’s no way that the supps could be working this fast (in my opinion, at least) so it has to be a food I’ve excluded. That alone gives me hope that I can totally get my gut healthy again. There may be foods I need to avoid forever (in fact I’m sure there definitely will be) but to have such a significant improvement so soon gives me a real sense of optimism.

If I get this shit (pun intended) sorted then 2019 could be the year I make the best gains of my life!


#1464

I’m glad to hear that you’re on the mend as well, diarrhea is no fun! Cut out all processed foods (even chips and crackers) and stick exclusively to basic stuff until your gut is healed up. You’ll accelerate the healing process much more quickly and your gut issues should pretty much clear up (based on the severity of your symptoms). It’s gonna suck, but you’ll get through it. I’ve eaten meat 3 times in the last two weeks. I’ve legitimately been living on soaked nuts and seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Activated charcoal is also your friend.


#1465

I’m thinking the arsenic content might not be too kind when consumed every single day, multiple times per day.

Percentage of residual arsenic pictured above