Since having one of the most amazing experiences of my life to date of being in India for several weeks, I have also had an overwhelming experience of trying to keep food down. My third week in India I caught some sort of bacterial bug which ended up leading to or becoming E coli. I can still function for the most part, however; keeping nutrients in post every meal is going to catch up with me if my gut doesn’t heal soon.
(Perhaps this epidemic of TD can be prevented with the right supplements and immunity support:) http://www.medicinenet.com/travelers_diarrhea/article.htm
I’m thankful for the wealth of knowledge that the average Indian has in terms of Ayurvedic treatments, illness, and recommended diet.
I was able to get my hands on some over the counter Cipro and Enterogermina which definitely killed the bad bacteria and parasites. Simultaneously, it killed the good gut flora and five weeks later I’m left with a weak immune system, the inability to digest properly, and stomach pain post any amount of food consumption.
Since I know this isn’t a long term thing, the fact that I am surrounded by a holistic community and a myriad of naturopathic physicians, I look at this as an opportunity to grow, learn, and most importantly– to heal. I’m so thankful for coming across Dr. Josh Axe in the past 12 months and am looking forward to implementing his philosophy on leaky gut as well as utilizing other intestinal repair therapies.
I’m looking forward to a follow up post on the process, the outcome, and the knowledge obtained while finding the cure for me !!
In good health & blessings,
[Doctoral Candidate of Naturopathic Medicine 2016]