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SLAINGE
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_Yogi_ wrote:
StevenF wrote:
the cheaper protein powders seem to mess w/ my stomach. Isolate doesn't seem to. MAG-10 was really good just can't afford it all the time at this point.


I found out the hard way that I also react to the artificial sweeteners in cheap protein powders. Bought a massive bag of beef protein that was loaded with sweetener and the results were... messy.


This is why I only buy whey with NOTHING added, nothing. It ain't worth the alien belly and atomic shits...

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so while it appears I can now get away with the occasional whey shake (yeah! Still not going to use them regularly though) legumes still leave me crippled with bloating.

Not such a big deal really, but my experiment with chickpeas last night made for a very uncomfortable evening.

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So I have now finished my SIBO protocol. It has been a MASSIVE success. Significant developments:

-seem to be able to tolerate whey again. I've drank a few ready-made protein shakes and there's been no issue. May consider trying to start my days with a whey shake.
-morning diarrhea is a thing of the past. Can't even remember the last time. Considering it was happening 2-4 times a week for the last 29 years, I consider this to be quite a development.
-"trigger" foods still cause a little discomfort, but nothing like the same scale.
-legumes are still totally off limits. At least I have an excuse not to eat my girlfriends gross chickpea thing she makes
-caffeine is back on the menu (thank god! How I've missed it)

So I've stopped taking the SIBO supps (monolaurin, berberine, peppermint oil, NAC) and as of tomorrow morning will be taking a soil-based probiotic twice daily for the next month. My resistant starch consumption is also going to go through the roof as I'm starting a bulk tomorrow too so there's going to be a lot of cooked and cooled rice being eaten out of tupperware.

I may consider buying some digestive ezymes to cope with all the extra food I'm going to be eating from now on. We shall see.

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SLAINGE
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_Yogi_ wrote:
So I have now finished my SIBO protocol. It has been a MASSIVE success. Significant developments:

-seem to be able to tolerate whey again. I've drank a few ready-made protein shakes and there's been no issue. May consider trying to start my days with a whey shake.
-morning diarrhea is a thing of the past. Can't even remember the last time. Considering it was happening 2-4 times a week for the last 29 years, I consider this to be quite a development.
-"trigger" foods still cause a little discomfort, but nothing like the same scale.
-legumes are still totally off limits. At least I have an excuse not to eat my girlfriends gross chickpea thing she makes
-caffeine is back on the menu (thank god! How I've missed it)

So I've stopped taking the SIBO supps (monolaurin, berberine, peppermint oil, NAC) and as of tomorrow morning will be taking a soil-based probiotic twice daily for the next month. My resistant starch consumption is also going to go through the roof as I'm starting a bulk tomorrow too so there's going to be a lot of cooked and cooled rice being eaten out of tupperware.

I may consider buying some digestive ezymes to cope with all the extra food I'm going to be eating from now on. We shall see.


Great stuff, congrats!

What SBO probiotic are you going to take?

I ordered myself some Prescirpt Assist the other day (got a great deal) and should be here Tuesday. I have read mostly fantastic things about it. I did come across one guy John Brisson who recommends not to take that particular brand but I'll do it anyway.

Well done on seeing it through and cheers for posting the results, great info, keep us updated!

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Prescript Assist as well mate. Supposed to be the bee's knees.

When's yours arriving? I started mine today and will be doing 2x a day for the next month.

I'm honestly not even expecting it to do all that much seeing as how I seem pretty much cured, but I had already bought it so I figured why not?

I just checked that John Brisson's reasoninings behind not recommending it, and while he makes a good point, I've seen it recommended by so many people I rate highly (Mark Sisson, Chris Kesser, Dr GB, Richard Nikoley) that I'm confident in its efficacy.

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