Tupelo honey wrote: NHMike wrote:
rachelfromnyc wrote:Hi Mike- I take probiotics daily in two doses, morning and evening. I also take digestive enzymes before meals.
I will keep that in mind. I'm going to stick with once a day for now and will have to decide on experiments with prebiotics after current experiments. If the probiotics work out well, then there's less motivation to try other things.
Flaxseed and Nopal (cactus) are both prebiotics so you are already taking them if you are still using Nopalina.
I had wondered about the name.
Yes, I am still taking Nopalina. I was wondering why it had effects that regular fiber didn't. So I suspect that I don't need additional prebiotics. Nopalina gives you prebiotics, stool softener and different types of fiber. I'm still not sure what the fruit extracts do either. Nopalina is quite a bit less expensive than prebiotics and probiotics. I am not completely sold on probiotics right now - at least not as a daily thing. If you get probiotics, and they live in your gut, why do you need to take them every day? I am considering taking them once a week to see how well that goes.
In the meantime, I have a month supply of Banatrol and I guess I'll start taking them to see if they result in any noticeable change. If I don't see any benefit, then I will just stick with Nopalina.
I had to shovel over a foot of snow again yesterday. The coolest thing is that I wasn't sore after shoveling. Normally I'm sore after the first snowstorm but the barbell stuff means that shoveling is easy and that I don't get sore or injured.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal
2/19: Clean CT