Probiotics and bloating -- Started Paleo Due to the Acne Problems

Answered on December 31, 2014
Created December 17, 2014 at 3:52 PM

My reasoning for starting paleo is the inflammatory response I get from trigger foods which results in acne.

Okay just an update before I ask: I've been on paleo about 80% to 20% for 4 weeks, and I just eliminated eggs, and I've noticed a huge change in manner of my skin...almost immediately. Now I know the eggs I had been eating were not free-range grass-fed etc., but for now, I'm going to chalk it off for eggs (just to give myself some time to fully clear).

Since starting paleo, and more so juggling it (off and on), I've noticed a difference in acne and how much I have. This week was the first week I've done paleo and also combined cod liver oil with probiotic (Prescript Assist) and I must say, I'm noticing a difference in my facial skin. (3 days in).

The only problem is I feel some bloating, almost like a rock turning inside my stomach when I take the probiotic. Should I just lower the dosage and start gradually or just let my body adjust to the good bacteria? I almost just want to muscle through it and get this over with, but at the same time I want to make sure that won't bring future issues. Thoughts?

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on December 31, 2014
at 09:49 PM

I recommend opening the capsule and lowering the dose. Back off to half your normal dosage and see if the rock-like sensation goes away.


on December 19, 2014
at 12:15 AM

What is the probiotic?  There are a lot to choose from, there is yogurt or kefir if you do dairy, or kombucha, fermented vegetables (which you can make or buy), or various pills and supplements.  I'm generally very skeptical of pills and supplements (how can something that is dead be a probiotic?) but I have had good luck with Culturelle which really seems to be effective.

The best probiotic I've ever taken is garlic, either raw or fermented, and the same is true of other people in my family.  It aids digestion, settles the stomach, and has numerous health benefits.  Eating a raw clove of garlic can be a little tricky but do-able if you are a garlic lover, or look up how to ferment it.  Fermented garlic is absolutely delicious and I have trouble eating less than 3 or 4 of them at a time and it has miraculous digestive benefits for me.  It is like flipping a switch.

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