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Restoring your gut after necessary antibiotic use- supplement/dietary suggestions?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 07, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Has anyone had success mitigating the affects of antibiotic use? If so, what are your specific recommendations? Thanks!

* I'm taking 6 clindamycin daily for 10 days and 2 trimethoprim daily

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on July 21, 2013
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I make coconut kefir but I was thinking of trying the water kefir grains. did you ever find VSL? I usually buy it at Target because they sell it for the best price.

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on July 08, 2013
at 05:35 AM

Make sure that your probiotics are alive.

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on July 08, 2013
at 12:01 AM

Coconut kefir is a great idea, have you tried the body ecology brand? It seems expensive, but if as you say, you just take a tbs a day, that's not so bad. I suppose I could make it, but I have sinus infection, cellulitis and aunt flow coming to town so I'll probably be ordering it. Thanks so much!

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at 06:48 PM

Thanks! I currently take pre and probiotics, so hopefully I'm on the right track!

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I follow the autoimmune paleo protocol, so dairy is unfortunately out, but has anyone had success with water kefir? I try to eat as many fermented veggies as I can! Will check out VSL, I currently use prescript-assist and Saccharomyces boulardii.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on July 07, 2013
at 02:11 AM

I would definitely get some VSL probiotics since you are going to need high doses and nothing beats it. I'd do kefir and dairy, too, as well as fermented veggies if you can tolerate them.

B6b0af6b7dd01ef58131b36a3da7d362

(10)

on July 07, 2013
at 02:33 AM

I follow the autoimmune paleo protocol, so dairy is unfortunately out, but has anyone had success with water kefir? I try to eat as many fermented veggies as I can! Will check out VSL, I currently use prescript-assist and Saccharomyces boulardii.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on July 21, 2013
at 08:33 PM

I make coconut kefir but I was thinking of trying the water kefir grains. did you ever find VSL? I usually buy it at Target because they sell it for the best price.

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on July 07, 2013
at 07:44 PM

Take some form of probiotics every two hours, and vary the strains. Include s. boullardi, bacillus coagulans, dairy-free acidophilus, etc.

Kefir is important, so put it in smoothies; use the sugar-free variety.

You can also buy cultured coconut water, and take a TBS of that a day.

Worst case, you can do a probiotics enema using Natren probiotics. You should flush things out first, and then do a retention probiotic enema.

My gastroenterologist (I have c. diff.) actually approved that.

B6b0af6b7dd01ef58131b36a3da7d362

(10)

on July 08, 2013
at 12:01 AM

Coconut kefir is a great idea, have you tried the body ecology brand? It seems expensive, but if as you say, you just take a tbs a day, that's not so bad. I suppose I could make it, but I have sinus infection, cellulitis and aunt flow coming to town so I'll probably be ordering it. Thanks so much!

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 07, 2013
at 06:16 PM

I would buy S. boulardii and take one pill one hour before meals. Also, once you are done taking antibiotics, get some quality prebiotics. Take them for a week, and then add a probiotic. The higher the count of those living organisms in your probiotic, the better. Go for billions. There are different brands to try. If you start feeling worse or develop a stomach ache after taking a probiotic, reduce the amount - that's a die off process. Bear with it for at least one month.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 08, 2013
at 05:35 AM

Make sure that your probiotics are alive.

B6b0af6b7dd01ef58131b36a3da7d362

(10)

on July 07, 2013
at 06:48 PM

Thanks! I currently take pre and probiotics, so hopefully I'm on the right track!

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on July 07, 2013
at 02:02 AM

imo the best solution is Kefir!

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