Biotest

Day 5 of V-Diet - Gastrointestinal Upset


#1

Chris,

I’m on day 5 and from the beginning of the diet I’ve been experiencing some intestinal upset. I’ve been following the program to a T and using all Biotest supplements. My bowel movements haven’t been regular since I started. Without getting into too much detail lets just say they started off extra loose so yesterday I cut the flax out completely for the day.

Last night and this morning I’m experiencing diarrhea. So I am thinking maybe it is a lack of fiber since the symptoms seem to have gotten worse. My question is do you think it was the flax in the beginning and since I cut it out the symptoms got worse because of a lack of fiber?

Or do you think it was a lack of fiber from the beginning and that I might need more than the recommended 2 servings of flax meal a day? If it is the flax do you have any suggestions for a fiber replacement that would provide approximately the same fiber content?

I hope this isn’t confusing or too circular. I’m absolutely determined to complete the diet even if it means dealing with some unhappy bowel movements. I would just like to get it resolved because other than that I’m feeling great and can already feel and see some results!


#2

There’s really no way for me to say. Any change it a regular diet, even a healthy one, can cause things to go one way or the other, from loose to constipation. And it may not be a fiber issues at all, but rather something like a probiotic would help.

And just in case, make sure you’ve kept your flax and nut butter in the fridge as these can go rancid quickly.


#3

[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
There’s really no way for me to say. Any change it a regular diet, even a healthy one, can cause things to go one way or the other, from loose to constipation. And it may not be a fiber issues at all, but rather something like a probiotic would help.

And just in case, make sure you’ve kept your flax and nut butter in the fridge as these can go rancid quickly. [/quote]

Chris,

Thank you for the quick response. I was actually thinking it maybe a probiotic issue as well. I have some HLC Synbiotic Intensive by Pharmax. Would that be alright to take along with the diet. Here is a link. I don’t want to do anything that would adversely affect the diet. Thank you for all the help.

http://www.rockwellnutrition.com/HLC-Synbiotic-Intensive-7-packets-by-Pharmax-Non-Returnable_p_58.html#tablist


#4

I’ve never really used probiotics, but that should be fine.