Can anyone knowledgeable about this comment on it? Cultured dairy has always caused constipation for me, buttermilk being the worst. I have no problems with non-cultured dairy in any way. I've been making my own raw sauerkraut for the probiotics and that's been fine until now. I am getting constipation from it as well though more mild than from the cultured dairy. I plan on staying with the sauerkraut but not eating it daily and see how that works. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
asked byRichard_N (1290)
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on April 23, 2012
at 04:02 AM
Perhaps your system is overwhelmed by the all the good bacteria, creating a die-off reaction from an overabundance/imbalance of bad bacteria. A sudden worsening of symptoms are common, including constipation (even while increasing probiotics), because the bad bacteria/yeasts/fungi are releasing toxins as they are eliminated. Just Google about Candida die-off, and you'll see constipation as a symptom. Maybe you could stick with the dairy/fermented veggies for a little while, just add them slowly to reduce severity of die-off. Notice if it eventually gets better/worse and go from there...remember, you know your own body best!