Last time I took probiotics was when I was trying to do The Plan. The author of the book recommended a good probiotic, and I went out and got one. I took them for 2 days, and they made me feel terrible – TMI, but I was in the bathroom a lot. I stopped taking them but kept them in the refrigerator for the last 4 months, hoping to use them at some point because they were really expensive – like a dollar a pill or something. I mean, they were like the Rolls Royce of probiotics. I figured I wasn’t up to the probiotic challenge, but didn’t think about it too much. This was after my first round of antibiotics, but oddly I didn’t connect the two. I blamed the probiotics for being too strong.
So now, in my quest to have a fabulously functioning gut I’ve begun to take them again. I take them with a teaspoon of potato starch, which is a prebiotic (food for bacteria). So I send them down the hatch with a nice meal for the little guys…and now, 4 days in, no worries. Hm. No GI distress, no problems. Interesting.
I’m going to continue in this manner for a full week. At that point I’ll continue taking them but will increase the amount of potato starch again.
That’s the plan. Till tomorrow.