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Dd, age 4.5, gluten, dairy, soy, egg, apple, coconut intolerant, main intolerance symptoms rash, poor feeding/growth, severe constipation, spd:
As of right now and for most of the last year- she takes Kirkman's bifidus, 1/day - the only thing that has helped and not caused wicked die-off such that she couldn't poop
Tried in the past, from most recent:
2010: MegaFoods MegaFlora, CP1, Pharmax Intensive, Pharmax Mindlinx, Klaire Infant Powder
2009: Klaire Infant Powder, CP1, Biogaia, Culturelle, Pharmax High Potency
2008: Natren Bifidus, PB8, UAS DDS Plus
2007: Natren Bifidus, Primadophilus something
The highest I have gone with dd would be the full dose of Kirkman bifidus - 15 billion cfus, and Klaire Labs infant powder full dose - 10 billion. These are the only 2 she has tolerated - or should I say these are the only 2 I could tolerate her taking. I saw no effect from anything pre-Klaire Labs which I started giving her in the spring of 2009 I think. The main problem has been dealing with die-off, she gets extremely constipated even with mag & SA, and gets a full body rash and then of course doesn't want to eat or sleep.
I have worked with a LOT of people who couldn't tolerate probiotics. I have found ways around it for most of them, but then I started thinking that I was missing something obvious. Unfortunately, this is not something that's taught anywhere. So, I've been piecing things together and talking to various companies that run clinical trials on their products and trying to figure it out. I don't think there's a complex answer. I tend to always try and look to the earth for answers. Something did click one day when I was working on a case with someone trying desperately to convince them that it the issue wasn't that what they were doing was incorrect, it was the quantity. That got me thinking even more.
I've also been taking note for some time of pH levels in people that are really sensitive. This along with symptoms of bowel disruption have started making me question things that ARE taught and look for more answers. The standard acid/alkaline balance stuff wasn't cutting it as I'd seen it disproven any number of times.
SO I started playing with probiotic strains and bowel nosodes in people who knew and were happy to experiment with me. However the necessary amounts are high. 320 billion cfu's are a lot! However, what I'm doing is shedding a lot of the other supplements in favor of high dose probiotics, the correct nosodes and clay (which is the best neutral adsorptive and absorptive medium I can come up with that is perfectly safe, fine in large quantities, widely available, cheap and fine for nursing/pregnant women.)
I figured I'd ask here and find what people had done. The stumbling block seems to be die off which most people don't know how to handle (practitioners either.) I have a few tricks, but again...there's an easier way. I know there is. This is something people should be able to do on their own.