Gut health(8 Posts)
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Hey can anyone recommend a good probiotic for gut health/IBS symptoms???
Have you tried following the gut doctor on Instagram. She’s posts a lot of stuff on and recommends symprove which founder Ella of deliciously ella has too. Never tried it myself though but some of the stuff they post about the gut is very interesting
No but will do - I follow several low fodmap instagrammers
Symprove is really highly recommended, my gastroenterologist Dr recommended it as there's been research into it working well for people with ibs.
Kefir was proven to be more effective than probiotics on a doctor programme on bbc1. I highly recommend it for helping with ibs-d. There's also a book called Gut which I recommend reading.
I take Bimuno every day, it's a prebiotic so instead of continuously chugging more and more bacteria you're feeding what you have. I've gone from pooing perhaps every third day, it being hard and hurting and being bloated and uncomfortable to pooing every day and it being easy to go and doesn't make my bottom sore.
A lot of probiotics are a waste of money as they are killed by stomach acid before they get a chance to do any good.
Once you take a probiotic, you will also need to feed those bacteria, otherwise, they will not thrive. Think of it as buying a dog ( your new species in the guts) but giving him chocolate (poisonous) or birds seeds (inadequate) , he will die . You can keep buying dogs week after week, in the same way you can keep bringing new good bacteria to your gut, but not feeding them has no benefit for you.
Gut heath is not about taking a pill bringing new species, but feeding those species, by eating the right food prebiotics, so leeks, witlof, onion, garlic, oats, artichoke, asparagus and banning from your table artificial sweeteners in drinks and food, high fat (crisps and chips), high meat, additives, and so on.
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