I seem to be always changing my strategy when it comes to natural remedies, but I think this whole thing is a changing process. I have adapted my thinking on medicinal interventions and having natural remedies added has not changed. You need it!
Diet: I remain on a soft low fiber diet called Low Residue. It just means that all food will break down easily and leave little waste to clog me up. This means eliminating insoluble fiber from fruits and veggies. Without these, where do I get nutrition? http://www.nmh.org/ccurl/84/948/lowfiber-diet07.pdf
Medical Interventions: I take my Lexapro 1x a day and this keeps the stress down very low. I internalize all stress and I keep a smile on the outside. I take Prednisone 2x a day and I will be off to the doc this week to see about weaning down and replacing with a longer term – Which I will Take As Directed!!!! 🙂
Current Natural Plan: The afternoon when I come home from work is natural intervention time. This is when I get my maximum nutrition to help with what I can’t eat throughout the day.
- I make a 32oz mason jar of juice. It usually ends up red or green, but the key to all the juice combos is to think anti-inflammatory. Kale, Ginger, Turmeric, Lemon, Beets, Celery, Pineapple, ect…This is when I get more nutrition than the average joe who eats a normal diet.
- I take 70 Billion Count Probiotic. I purchased Dr. Mercola’s Probiotic brand because I like the work he does and what he speaks about. His also has research that backs up some of the strains. The juice also helps to feed the probiotics with prebiotics to keep it healthy.
- I take a liquid vitamin. I take a highly potent vitamin from Alive. It has vitamins, green foods and tons of other good stuff in it. It does not taste awesome, but I have juiced garlic, carrot and parsley once and I can handle it:)
- I take my Oregano Oil. This is my natural antibiotic that will only kill any bacterial overgrowth and not harm my probiotic strains. Doctors do prescribe an antibiotic like this, but it might kill your probiotic.
In addition to all of this, I still need to take a tablespoon of Miralax with dinner to keep things super easy. I also take a Metamucil fiber supplement in the morning with breakfast to get my fiber that I miss.
NICK THIS SEEMS SOO EASY!!
It is not, but it is my current plan and I deal with it daily. I have a routine and I tweak it if needed. I am trying and not giving up. That is the key!! Later ya’ll:)
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