Before approaching this topic, I had to listen to a portion from Bill Cosby HIMSELF. You might find this dialogue useful because it is still as funny as when I first heard it!
Maybe, it is unclear of how Probiotics help. Here is where it gets squeamish. They aid in digestion. This means... Yup; you’re going to make the POO. Why is it as adults we have made the topic of POO such a taboo? We ran around with our children when they were babies sharing the POO with everyone! Obviously we understand the importance of POO in our lives.
Well, if you need to lose weight or want to lose weight... YOU need to POO. No POO would mean you are holding on to everything you eat! NO better way to slow down your metabolism then not make the POO. But my problem was so much deeper than that! As a Gastric-Bypass patient, I will simply state that I struggled with constipation for YEARS! I would argue with several doctors because I would try to tell them, and was told that hey every other day is good. I tried everything. I was in a DETOX cycle from Hell and it no longer helped. In October of last year, I ended up seeing a specialist for my BUM due to what had been misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids. Well what actually had occurred was a FISSURE. Just to simplify this is where some of your most sensitive skin has suffered an actual rip or tear. This was complicated because it was actually located on a nerve ending and I could barely stand it! Dr. was very informative and wanted me to try to heal naturally. He prescribed Miralax to keep things soft and flowing.
Miralax worked for a bit; then gave me close to IBS!-- Stools that would not form and left me in constant fear of SH-ARTING. However, stopping meant stools too hard that would continue to rip. I was in such a bad way. My local sprouts was helping me pick out another detox regimen after going off the Miralax and landing back into a struggle state. This is an embarrassing topic; one you just don't discuss but for some reason I explained what was happening to the young lady. She gently put back the Detox kit and led me to a refrigerated case. Here we picked out a brand called Garden of Life.
What happens next is a game changer. For the first few days, I experienced POO and a lot of it. The plus is was not the hard kind I had been suffering with. (Remember at this point I had been constipated again) Now that I look back I realize I had some back up FOR SURE. Once this passed, I experienced a new way of making POO. A once a day, normal, formed, and not hard. NICE right??? Well it was for me.
Over the past few years I have come to some of my own conclusions. First, our meats are injected with antibiotics. This could be our number one killer of healthy gut FLORA. (Antibiotics do not discriminate--they kill everything) Many sicknesses start in our digestion system. Most of us do not eat Greek yogurts or fermented foods that would help replace our FLORA naturally. I am not an expert and do not pretend to be. Always discuss supplements with your health care provider. My doctor I was seeing for Weight Loss agreed with me. She stated that as a supplement there is much more needed research; however, she has seen a difference in her patients that are willing to try them.
I have tried a few brands and the can be COSTLY. I found one that I find works WELL and is very cost effective. You can read my review here:
I will update my weight in the morning. It's been a super busy day!! Jennifer