Originally Posted by JaneS
Re: Enzymes between meals
See the Yeast/Bacteria link at www.enzymestuff.com
Also Dr. Devin Houston of Houston Nutraceuticals is available to anyone for phone consult on enzymes. He is the real deal, he worked at Edward Howell's co. (literally the inventor of enzyme research).
Plant based enzymes work both in stomach acid and also neutral ph of small intestines. They definitely get thru. Pancreatic or animal based enzymes only work in neutral ph btw.
Re: Knocking this Sh** Out!
I hear you! But overwhelming your immune system in that way is not good either. Because you need the good bacteria to grow again and occupy the space you are making.
Re: A month of Healing for every year of Suffering
Yeah, actually that is about right for me. I've had gut problems for 10 years and really bad right before pg (multiple abx really killed me). The enzymes may have speeded it up just a tad.
So currently Im taking a probiotic with lots of starins, which says to take it once in the morning on an empty stomach. I also take acidophilus throughout the day with meals, but am now wondering (from previous post about healing the gut) if I should be taking bifidus instead?
: I also take a protease enzyme on an empty stomach/btwn meals (one form enzymedica called virustop - available at wild oats and had the most protease, but Im so overwhelmed by the enzyme info that I really still have no idea what to pick/trust. Problem is my stomach isent empty often b/c I am so freakin hungry lately
). I take an anti-fungal prescribed by my accu., and I am eating the anti-candida diet. I also take EPA (omega-3), prenatal, and zinc.
A few questions:
*I have never had noticable digestion problems, so am aiming the enzyme use at destroying the yeast, but given that this diet is so low in nutrients, I wonder if I should be taking others?
*People who take B12, vit. C ...(others) how many mg. per day?
*Im thinking of investing in CO for its gut healing/yeast unfriendly/capricylic acid containing properties. Good idea?
*If in fact its a month for every year, and I only noticed symptoms for two weeks.... seems like I should be in balance sooner than later yes? Im taking to heart cademyns comment about perhaps having some yeast issues prior that opened the door for this with the aabx use (1 week - jeez!) so will obviously stick to this regiment for awhile, but Im hoping that since I never had digestive/allergic/immuno issues in the past, I can return, more or less (likely less, since I can see incorporating some of these dietary things long term), to the foods I ate previously - lots of whole grains, some fruit, some veggies, some meat, little sugar. When you all talk about "healing" do you mean just symptom free or that you can return to some semblance of your old life? Im just having SUCH a hard time believeing that 1 wk of abx and my whole diet/lifestyle is down the drain for the duration
*Jane - you say Im lucky to be here post m/c - I feel quite sad and defeated to be here (sorry). Err, why am I lucky
Thanks for all the incredible ammounts of reading/research you all do! What an incredible group