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Gut repair supplements - bugs, bugs, bugs

Published 23 April, 2007

After my first nutritionists appointment for food allergy and coeliac disease, I was sent the first round of supplements to help repair my gut and so moderate my over-active immune response.

The aim is to re-build the paste layer in the gut that has been damaged due to the immune response to gluten caused by coeliac disease.

Now I've been taking a pro-biotic supplement for a while, and I thought I was doing my bit for my intestinal flora, but boy was I wrong. Instead of a single pill every morning, I'm now swallowing 10 bugs for every person on the planet - every day.

This is what I've got to take...

Gut repair supplements - professional probiotics

Lactobacillus GG - 1 capsule per day
Lactobacillus L plantarum / rhamnosus / salivarius - 2 capsules per day
Saccharomyces boulardii - 1 capsule per day
Bifidobacterium bifidum (powder) - 1 tsp per day

Total organisms - 80 billion !

I'm continuing most of my allergy supplements along with this, so I've had to give up work to find enough time to count out and swallow my pills. ;-)

The only other thing the nutritionist sent me was an oil with a 4:1 Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio. I've to take one desertspoon of that a day.

So there you have it - the first wave of gut repair supplements. I'll keep you posted about results.

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