|Look at that evil smirk...starches are always plotting something!|
I doubt they even knew what hit them, or why they were being assaulted; that there was an enemy within their midst and all around them. We don’t often think about the ecosystem within each of us but it’s there and we depend on it as much as it depends on us.
I’m talking about the bacteria that live in your gut and help to break down food into parts small enough for the body to build you and keep you running everyday. Every since H-pylori moved into the neighborhood things had gone to pot. Real estate values plummeted and no one wanted to invest fully in the bad part of town. But H-pylori wasn’t going without all out warfare, and there were bound to be some casualties.
The good news is that we won. It took the equivalent of a nuclear bomb being dropped on Milwaukee, but H-pylori has finally gone to that great gastrointestinal paradise in the sky. The world it left behind is as scorched and sparse as one might expect in such a situation. There are few survivors, a mostly skeleton crew of scavengers brought in through the probiotics I’ve been taking. They don’t have the numbers or know the lay of the land well enough yet, and this explains some of my odder symptoms in the last few weeks.
There was the rather sudden realization that potato chips tear up my insides. Being starchy and hard to digest, and me lacking the bacteria to break them down, they just sort of scraped through the place taking paint off the walls like hooligans as they went.
Have you ever been afraid of a Ruffle? I actually Googled to see if there was a term for fear of potatoes and so far as I can find there is not. I propose calling it Tuberphobia, if only because latin names always sound so much more official.
I’ve been put on prebiotics, food for my probiotics to encourage them to multiply and establish life in the aftermath of destruction. Or perhaps to make them hallucinate that this is a good place to set up residency…either way works for me. I like to think of prebiotics as fish food for my bacteria. One thing is for sure, they seem to like it, I noticed an immediate spike in my energy level after only two dosages.
I’ve also been sucking down the aloe vera juice like it is the Nectar of the Gods. Sweet Ambrosia. Did you know that Lily of the Valley has an organic aloe vera with no preservatives in it! It makes me very happy, especially when I snack on something hard to digest, like cashews...haven't been brave enough to try potatoes again just yet...gotta work up to that one.
The plan is to get my bacteria count up to a place where I can start to digest things again, as of right now I’m even having trouble with my Glutagenics, which I refer to as powdered stomach since it has the spackle needed to fill the holes H-pylori left when it was unceremoniously evicted. The damage far outweighed the security deposit on this one I can assure you!
For those who may be reading this and have H-pylori, or an ulcer (which is H-pylori), I found out about a tea called Matula that, when taken for 30 days twice a day, supposedly gets rid of it, and I also found this blog detailing how Amy got rid of hers by switching her diet.
I can’t vouch personally for these things, but just know that alternatives do exist to the nuclear (antibiotic) method and have worked for others. It was too little too late to save my original population, devastated as they already were, but hey the cycle of bloodshed has to end somewhere right? Maybe with you?
Lots of Love and good wishes if you are dealing with this nasty invader.
Don’t give in, you can have your life back!