I realize, I haven’t been so great at following-up on previous blog posts, things I’m doing or trying, cooking or making (example: I still haven’t posted about my experiences growing my kombucha SCOBY [process started in January!] and subsequently how I’m now continuously brewing my kombucha). Ahh well, life is busy.
Anyway, I wanted to post a short follow-up to my original post about starting the supplement Ox Bile, found here. Believe it or not, I have received lots of emails, questions and comments from many who are still suffering post gall-bladder removal, correlation? I think not. Oh, you’re having GI issues, let’s just remove an organ!
When I ordered the Ox Bile (from Amazon), I only saw a 500mg option. I ordered it, and followed the directions for supplementing, with 1 capsule before each meal. I noticed that my GI system was far more active (also loud!) than it typically is, however, it was too active and I encountered stomach upset. Because of my sorted and chronic GI struggles, I stuck with it to see if this was just an initial issue and my body would get accustomed to it. I took it for 30 days, and then I stopped as things still had not improved. There was a very noticeable improvement upon stopping the Ox Bile, almost immediately. Upon further research, I saw there was a 125mg option, somehow I completely missed this on Amazon, so I am going to try this smaller dose to see if it helps with digestion. I haven’t started it yet as I’m trying a few other things, but will let you know when I give it a go. My initial experience definitely isn’t a deterrent from trying to supplement with it again.
Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple just had a post in his Dear Mark series from a reader who wishes to eat primal, but is lacking a gall bladder. It’s a good read and I’d recommend it for anyone struggling along the GI path.