Probiotics and the gut

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 13, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Like many people, when I switched to Paleo I've had some issues with the gut.

I've read that a good way to help reflux is to consume probiotics. I've been eating saurkraut and making kambucha tea but it seems like its causing more harm than good.

When i eat probiotics I tend to get sore muscles (I work on my feet all day, and half the time I'm wearing an air filtration mask) and constipated. All in all it just makes me feel like crap.

Obviously I'm having some gut issues, I have a scheduled appointment with my doctor, but should I add some slow-carb foods into my diet? Is there a specific test I should ask my doctor for?

Thanks guys, this website has really helped me a ton.

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on January 13, 2013
at 11:52 PM

I have 4 kids, all with gut issues(passed on from myself). When I first started trying to do gut repair, my kids reacted to every probiotic under the sun. Until we did the "weed and feed" approach, things didn't improve. Unfortunately, bad microbes in the gut seemed to love eating the probiotics as well and made our symptoms far worse. We followed a program of killing off the bad bugs with oregano oil, other herbs, even a course of specific antibiotics and avoiding all probiotics for several months. Only then did we introduce probiotics with success. Saccromyces Boulliardii is most effective for us for gut healing along with sourkraut and water kefir. We still can't do milk kefir due to dairy allergy of kombucha due to tea/caffeine problem. Bone broths have also been one of the most effective foods for gut healing I have found.


on January 13, 2013
at 11:30 PM

Try a different probiotic, there are many different strains and each one has their different effect.


on January 13, 2013
at 10:46 PM

Yogurt lots of yogurt. I have gerd as well. I find chewing gum kills the heart burn flare ups instantly. Yogurts Greek style is slowly fixing my gut flora

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