Change

Things are going well – I can eat just about anything now.  Over the last 2-3 weeks I’ve been increasing the amount of fiber in my diet gradually.  At first I was getting sore throats and my mood was a little unsteady, but now that seems to be gone – or almost gone.  Still taking Culturelle Probiotic.  I tried taking 2 capsules twice a day and one capsule 3x a day, and it wasn’t any better than taking one capsule twice a day.  I’m not totally sure it even needs to be twice a day – maybe I’ll experiment with once a day.

This probiotic has caused a massive shift in my day-to-day health and (in my opinion) my prognosis. Since I’ve started taking it I can tolerate fiber so I can eat fruits and vegetables again.  I’m not so hungry anymore, and I’ve been able to reduce the fat and caloric density of my diet.  I’m optimistic now that I’ll be able to shed the extra pounds and get off some of my prescription medications over time.

I stopped taking the R-Lipoic Acid.  I became irritable after a full day of taking it, so I stopped, not sure if it was the supplement that caused the problem or if it was something else.  I’ll probably try again at some point.

 

6 thoughts on “Change

  1. I’m still shocked at how well the Culturelle works! Yay for us! And most days I am fine with just one pill in the morning.

  2. Christe – How long have you been taking Culturelle? Have you ever tried not taking it to see if the effect lasts?

  3. I’ve been taking it for about 14 months and have been too afraid to not take it. Having said that, I have missed a day here and there and haven’t noticed a difference. Right now I mostly take just one in the morning and will take a second one later in the day if I can remember. Of all the probiotics I’ve ever taken its the only one I’ve ever had truly noticeable results with.

  4. You said “I stopped taking the R-Lipoic Acid. I became irritable after a full day of taking it…”
    Have you read anything by Nathan Hatch? (F…portioncontrol dot com)
    Supplement Guide article
    ALPHA LIPOIC ACID is one of the best anti-iron supplements available, but can also be dangerous to supplement, as it does not actually bind to Iron but rather dislodges it from tissue storage. This can create metabolic damage in areas of the body which harbor high-Iron storage. Still, alpha lipoid acid can be useful in restoring metabolic health. If used, high amounts of Riboflavin (B2) and Vitamin C should also be administered to help bind and control the dislodged Iron, or Lactoferrin which is also excellent for Iron control. If aches, pain, or inflammation develop from ALA administration, cease immediately and wait for the pain to subside completely, before resuming.

  5. Hey Toni – I have read something about ALA having effects like that, and to be cautious using it. In 2015 I did use ALA for about 6 months with no problem, so I didn’t worry about it too much this time. If I recall correctly I put it on hold this time around because I had other variables I was testing and didn’t want to feel bad and blame the wrong thing. I still have the ALA – not sure if I’ll be using it though. Pity, because that stuff is expensive.

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