My New Favorite Probiotic

Disclaimers:  I cannot guarantee any results or guarantee that this will work for you.  Please consult your doctor before trying this, especially if you are pregnant.  Also, my friend is a representative of this company.  (But I am not posting this because she is a rep; I’m posting it because it worked for me!!  :) )

Over the last months, my tummy problems have slowly increased.  Finally, a few weeks ago, despite my chicken broth and daily probiotics, I could hardly digest anything.  It was awful.

The next day, a package arrived from a friend, including a new probiotic.

I tried it cautiously, because I have had a lot of bad experiences with “products.”

Well, this time, the more I drank, the better I felt and the more I could eat!  By the fourth day, I was literally sipping on it all day and really starting to feel better.  By evening, I ate my first “real meal” in four days.

I even went off it for a few days.  Sure enough, I began to have more and more trouble digesting food, even while increasing my other probiotics foods.

Here is the science/hypotheses of likely why this is working:

  • My tummy problems began to be worse because of accidental exposure to herbicides this summer.  (Various problems are increasing the problem over time, especially the last few months.)
  • Herbicides can kill off the good flora in the gut (Jockers).
  • Probiotics replenish good flora in the gut.
  • Therefore, probiotics counter the effects of herbicides (and probably other antimicrobials).
  • I do horrible with pills, plus I have this gut feeling (ha ha) that probiotics that are “active” and “less processed” may be better for the human body.
  • The probiotics in my other fermented foods contain foods that are hard on my stomach when my stomach/digestion is at its weakest (garlic in my pickles, dill in my kraut, etc.)
  • I believe that this new product is gentler on my tummy, so I can take more of it (all day right now).

So, what is it?  (Drum roll please….  :) )  Terrain Oregano from Beyond Organics!!!  :)

It is a cultured herb, and it has organic acids as well as probiotics.

Find it here:  Beyond Organic Terrain

Also in the interests of honesty, I tried the ginger, and it was too hard on my tummy (probably because ginger is “hot” kind of like chili).  I expect that if I can get into a safe environment and get my stomach stronger, I might be able to do the ginger someday.

Jockers, Dr. David.  “Roundup Herbicide and GMOs Destroy the Digestive System.”  Natural Health 365.  16 June, 2013.  Web.  25 January, 2014.  http://www.naturalhealth365.com/dangerous_chemicals/roundup.html

Christa Upton     Black Hills Picture Books     PO Box 293    Custer, SD  57730

About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 8, 11, and 15. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc. on the side). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have written nine children's books and numerous short stories. The one book I have in print includes numerous photographs taken by my own dear, sweet children and husband. That's how Black Hills Picture Books was born!
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2 Responses to My New Favorite Probiotic

  1. I checked it out. Looks good, I like Jordan Ruben and didn’t know he had started another business. I used to recommend the Garden of Life products to my friends.

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