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Posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:06:33:

I'm sorry to be graphic, but my husband for a very long time (probably years) has had THE most foul smelling stools you could ever imagine. I am totally embarrassed if anyone is visiting when he goes, because the smell is literally putrid and pervades the house.

I have done some research and found that this problem could be due to overgrowth of bacteria (the bad kind?) so I aim to get a good probiotic.

He does eat quite a good diet to be honest. No packaged foods and mainly wholefoods and quite a bit of fresh fruit. I can't understand it.

My link is for something called Symprove and wonder what you think about it. They claim is doesn't get destroyed in the stomach and starts acting immediately.

I know he probably has LGS - (like most of usI guess) - he gets plenty of exercise at the gym every day but he doesn't relax much or easily. He worries about just everything. When I tried to tell him about SR he thought I was talking about a toothpaste!!! LOL! He just doesn't get the mind/body connection. Anyway, in the meantime, could I have your thoughts on what to do. Many thanks.


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Posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:08:50:

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Just wondering ...

Posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:29:41:

In Reply to: Need a good probiotic posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:06:33:

He eats a lot of eggs - we both love them and they are a whole food. Could be he has three or four a day and has done for a very long time - boiled, scrambled or poached for breakfast. For a main meal in the week it is usually a salad dish or predominantly vegetables with some meat perhaps. Then later he would have some fresh fruit with nothing else - usually an orange or apple or sometimes strawberries and grapes. Would the eggs cause his stools to stink to high heaven?

Thanks.


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Re: Need a good probiotic--CRITICAL SITUATION--Archive

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.9640] on May 18, 2011 at 14:32:42:

In Reply to: Need a good probiotic posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:06:33:

Leah,

You are right in that LGS is probably behind this. Really stinky stools or gas is caused by poorly digested (and thus fermented)food, mainly protein. The really good probiotics CAN help but really the LGS has to be resolved or the "garden" will not be condusive to the probiotics establishing themselves. Once the LGS is resolved, the "garden is ready for the good bacteria to establish themselves and keep going without having to continually supplement them.

SR is probably the most important way to get the LGS reversing. Your DH, really needs to update his knowledge about the direct relationship between the GUT and mental stress and function. A few years ago Dr Gershon published his landmark book "The Second Brain" (cost about $150) that is free at any public library--may have to have the referenhce librarian find him a copy.

Since then, MANY other physicians have caught on to this very important connection and their books are all over.

I do not know your husband BUT your story reminds me of a little ditty you probably have already heard: "I know how ugly I are. I know my face is no star. But, I do not mind it, because I'm behind it--the guy in the front gets the jar." :o)

His bodymind is trying to send him a message and he ignores it at his peril. This is not just a public menace.

Remember: "You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink."

Hope this helps.

Walt


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Re: Need a good probiotic--CRITICAL SITUATION--Archive

Posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:42:48:

In Reply to: Re: Need a good probiotic--CRITICAL SITUATION--Archive posted by Walt Stoll [93.9640] on May 18, 2011 at 14:32:42:

Walt thank you, but your response has alarmed me.

The heading "Critical Situation" has worried me.

I will try to educate him about this but he is of the what I call "not health educated" breed. He really is very ignorant about these things and the gut and the mind connection is lost on him, so I will have a struggle here.

Having said that, you mentioned "mainly protein". Do you consider the eggs might be causing this? I say this because he consumes a lot of eggs. Also why is protein a problem? Thank you.


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Posted by Walt Stoll [93.9640] on May 18, 2011 at 14:43:46:

In Reply to: Just wondering ... posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:29:41:

Thanks, Leah.

Yeah, they COULD but a healthy gut should be able to handle this without a problem. I, at least, would only eat farm, free range, eggs. They not only taste a lot better but are a lot better for him.

IMO, the SR is a LOT more important for him than all the rest.

Walt


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Posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:47:16:

In Reply to: Re: Just wondering ... posted by Walt Stoll [93.9640] on May 18, 2011 at 14:43:46:

Thanks Walt. They are organic eggs.


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Posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:49:44:

In Reply to: Re: Just wondering ... posted by Walt Stoll [93.9640] on May 18, 2011 at 14:43:46:

Walt I am going to insist he practices SR. Iwill help him. I have got some CDs that might help and he does do as he's told sometimes! LOL! Wish me luck!


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Re: Need a good probiotic--CRITICAL SITUATION--Archive

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.9640] on May 18, 2011 at 14:51:03:

In Reply to: Re: Need a good probiotic--CRITICAL SITUATION--Archive posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:42:48:

Leah,

I guess I should have not used the term "critical" although the dysbiosis factor in our health has just been accepted as being a critical factor in many aspects of our health. Your DH has no idea what he is missing. Eating less protein is not the answer to this but improving the fermentation/normal digestion ratio is.

His stinky stool is a loud and clear message his body/mind is trying to send him.

Walt


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Posted by Walt Stoll [93.9640] on May 18, 2011 at 14:52:22:

In Reply to: Re: Just wondering ... posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:47:16:

Thanks, Leah.

Organic does not "cut it" unless the chickens are free range.

Walt


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Posted by Walt Stoll [93.9640] on May 18, 2011 at 14:53:50:

In Reply to: Re: Just wondering ... posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:49:44:

Luck, Leah.

If he actually gets going with this, eventually he will bless his stinky stools for forcing him to listen.

Walt


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Posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 15:02:39:

In Reply to: Re: Just wondering ... posted by Walt Stoll [93.9640] on May 18, 2011 at 14:52:22:

Oh I see what you mean. Organic means they are not fed with antibiotics etc. and I had thought that meant they wander around outside - they are not housed in a filthy barn unable to move 2 inches.

Thanks Walt.

I just said to him a few minutes ago I have been on to "internet doctor" - that's what I call you to him. I said you need to practice SR - skilled relaxation twice a day for at least 20 minutes each time. He said Ok I will listen to the wireless - I find that relaxting. He still calls it the wireless for goodness sake. I said no that is not SR. Will you let me educate you about this. Your gut is the second brain. He looked at me as if I was crazy!

Walt, I will get there with him if it kills me!!! The eggs are going I'm afraid, but the rest will be done! I will let you know how I get on.

Many thanks.


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Re: Need a good probiotic

Posted by Trish [13049.7683] on May 19, 2011 at 19:21:05:

In Reply to: Need a good probiotic posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:06:33:

My go-to probiotic has always been Primadophilus (original).


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Re: Need a good probiotic

Posted by Charles [551.9400] on May 20, 2011 at 08:02:24:

In Reply to: Need a good probiotic posted by leah [6388.9227] on May 18, 2011 at 14:06:33:

Leah, just wondering what kind of condition your husband is in medically? If someone has good health, it would seem to me to be foolish to try to get them to change because their crap stinks. They make vents fans and air fresheners for stuff like that, some of the stuff I eat makes my waste stink worse than other things I eat. To do something that could change someones' health really seems foolish to me.


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