Just the start of my research
Is what you will read below.
And if you start feeling better,
Please email to let me know.
Each and everyone of us,
Deserves a healthier day.
Let’s raise our glasses in toast,
And finding that better way.
**FDA success numbers: Clinical success rates were 87% for BI strain, 81% for non-BI strain, and 76% for unknown strain. In subjects with diarrhea resolution at end-of treatment with vancomycin hydrochloride, recurrence of CDAD during the following four weeks occurred in 7 of 26 subjects with BI strain, 12 of 56 subjects with non-BI strain, and 6 of 25 subjects with unknown strain. Those were original numbers… the new Super strain has lowered the success rate.
This post is going to be filled with links! There are so many people searching for answers!! And I continue to research. I have almost 30 years of an inventory control/cost accounting background. Being a relentless researcher is my favorite game! You have questions? I will find the answers!
Activia Yogurt– 2 containers per day.
500 mg of a turmeric supplement every other day- It is an excellent anti-inflammatory. It is supposed to be taken daily, but, it is a suggested natural supplement for lowering blood pressure and mine runs about 90/60 naturally so bringing it down doesn’t seem like the best option for me. Web Md’s overview on benefits and side effects.
Note on turmeric: I have seen numerous people asking the question: “Can turmeric cause anxiety symptoms?” No one seems to want to answer that question. So I will, from experience, offer my two cents. Yes it can. I take a very small dose of an anti-depressant and when the dosage was higher I started getting, you guessed it, anxiety, extra nervous and uptight. I get the same from turmeric which is another reason why I am careful about my turmeric intake.
Opposite days I sprinkle the turmeric spice on my food or have it in my nightly chamomile tea.Wellness blog- Turmeric Herb Profile
A Fish oil supplement– daily
Kevita probiotic drink: which contains the live organisms-Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086 remains active through the expiration date and are added in sufficient quantities to provide the benefits of this live probiotic. While the Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus paracasei do not remain active through the end of shelf life, the inactive cells continue to be of functional value by providing numerous Lactobacilli cellular components and compounds. These include Lactobacilli intracellular elements such as the bacterial nucleic acids DNA and RNA, bacterial cell wall fractions such as glycoproteins, peptidoglycans, glycopeptides, muropeptides, as well as metabolic by-products such as polysaccharides (fiber). These components appear to interact with the intestinal membrane and might aid in digestion and other processes. Kevita.com
I dare you to say the above 3 times fast!!! Ha!
Standard Process Prolamine Iodine– 2-3 tablets per day End of antibiotics Rise of Iodine
Standard Process Okra Pepsin E3 -1 tablet per day Okra Pepsin E3 Review
Coconut Water (not from concentrate) added to my evening drinking water. Web md’s link to coconut water health benefits
Daily tea mix of- Green tea, natural roots of ECHINACEA , MARSHMELLOW ROOT, STEVIA and Ginkgo seeped and strained.
All natural herbs from herbalcom.com- Natural herbs can be purchased bulk here
Avocado– 1 a day
Oatmeal bread– Stay away from Wheat bread. Trying to be mindful and lean towards a more gluten free eating lifestyle.
Naturally fermented vegetables and fruits – Sauerkraut, air ripened bananas. It is suggested that you stay away from vinegar, but I get cravings for dill pickles. And at this point I listen to what my body requests. Fermented food archives
Banana – At least one per day, ripened towards almost black.
Ginger– I refuse to give up my morning coffee. So I literally put ginger spice in my coffee filter when I make my daily brew. Benefits of Ginger
Curried foods – Crohn’s & Colitis Diet – second Edition
Quinoa – Benefits of Quinoa
Oatmeal – the “old fashioned” kind topped with Strawberries or blueberries. Excellent for breakfast!
My favorite “keeps you regular” smoothie– 1 fully ripened banana, 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce, Coconut water, 1/2 c regular water and add a handful of blueberries for extra antioxidants. You can mix it up a bit by adding unsweetened apple juice, yogurt with live cultures and/or Almond milk.
Almond Milk -Staying away from dairy, I find that this is the closest to 2% milk I have found. I have substituted almond milk for regular milk in all my casseroles and no one has noticed. A Plus plus, is it comes in my favorite vanilla flavor, which I find delightful on a day I am craving something sweet.
One final note: Saltines eaten on a daily basis will help control diarrhea.
Phew, that is where I am to date… I would love your input! Please send comments and anything you have found helpful to firstname.lastname@example.org. I and many others are really looking forward to hearing from you!!