Remember this our plan to heal our gut. Consult your doctor before beginning any program. Adjust to your own body and needs. We have done our own research and have come to these steps to help us in our journey to heal our stomach issues. Please do your own research before starting anything new. We are not really sure how long we plan to do this program. And over time we might be changing things depending on how our bodies are doing. We plan to share just about everything as we heal, so we apologize now if somethings are TMI. We want to be honest as we are using our blog as our journal.
We have been getting questions a lot lately (and in our plan to heal the gut we forgot to mention brands of supplements) about what brands of probiotics and digestive enzymes we like. Therefore, we decided to incorporate our favorite brands into a blog posts so everyone can see our favorite brands in one spot. One thing about taking a probiotic and digestive enzymes we like to rotate the brands to get variety. Just something we like to do, you don’t have to.
Here are the brands of probiotics and digestive enzymes that we like and use.
We aren’t really sure if there really is ‘the ultimate probiotic or digestive enzyme’ out there, but here are brands we tend to buy.
HMF Forte probiotic (our favorite)
Others we have used in past:
Favorite Digestive Enzyme:
Others we have used:
Hopefully this list of supplements helps you with any digestive issues or help with overall good health. As we have noticed when we take them our digestive systems are happy.
Michelle: Friday morning I got ready for the day and did my 5 minute plank and some push-ups again, like yesterday.
Lori: Friday morning I did our 12 minute plank-cardio workout and ended the burn with doing some tri-cep push-ups.
Michelle’s day 15 of healing recap:
After my plank I took my morning probiotic, fish oil pill and l-glutamine and had some gelatin.
Again I mixed in some coconut oil into my gelatin. Slowly getting used to it
wearing raw threads tink shirt and black running skirt (loving the running skirts never thought I would say that but I do)
Finished getting ready and it was time for some breakfast and coffee!
mmm black coffee–yes please
Yesterday morning I requested to have just bananas, as I do not do well with strawberries and don’t really like melons.
My big sister gave me some of her sausage to help keep me full, which this breakfast did just that! I was full for hours. And of course had more coffee.
It was finally time for the Tinkerbell Disney Half Marathon expo to start. Raw Threads booth looking great 🙂
Enjoyed a banana and grapefruit during the day as snacks.
The expo ended at 7pm, it was a good steady first day. The staff headed back to the rooms and I enjoyed my dinner in my room.
I took my pre-dinner pills and more gelatin and coconut oil . Dinner was a whole avocado, 2 sardines, 1/2 can salmon and celery.
Also enjoyed dipping some carrots into my avocado sardine mix. So good!
Michelle Day 15 recap –
Bathroom: no success
Gas: no complaints
Skin: Legs had a really bad itch attack, so lots of red marks on the legs from me itching. Very embarrassing.
Water intake – 8 cups (lost count so might have been only 7 cups)
Overall my day 15 was decent. No major improvements and no major complaints. It was a good day.
Lori’s day 15 of healing recap:
I took my morning probiotic, 1/2 tsp cod liver oil/butter blend and l-glutamine and gelatin.
First meal of the day was my 2 whole eggs with 2 large handfuls of chopped kale, and 4oz roasted butternut squash all sauteed on the skillet with turmeric and cinnamon. Topped the plate off with my 1 tbsp coconut oil.
After that I made myself some black coffee while I started work.
Next was grapefruit green juice. Juice made about 16oz; 1 grapefruit, fresh ginger, fresh parsley, 2 huge stalks of swiss chard, 4 carrots and half cucumber. Just what I was craving.
Little bit later I snacked on 1/2 cup frozen raspberries and 1 banana topped with ginger and cardamom.
Late afternoon as I was starting to prep for dinner I sipped on 2 cups of peppermint tea and snacked on veggie pulp crackers that I made yesterday (unpictured).
I took my pre-dinner pills: 1/2 tsp cod liver oil, l-glutamine, quercetin, licorice, digestive enzyme. Now dinner might not look that great, but promise it was sooooo good.
Dinner: left over cauliflower, spinach and zucchini, along with nori sardine avocado wraps.. The nori wraps were filled with sardines, half can salmon, mustard, half avocado and sauerkraut with black sea salt all rolled up in untoasted nori wrap. I am still learning how to roll nori wraps, starting to realize it does not work so well with a soft filling. But even though it may not look perfectly rolled it still tasted delicious.
Also enjoyed 2 glass of white wine.
For dessert I enjoyed one coco-thin mint (recipe in our cookbook).
I took the night off from putting magnesium oil on my legs. Forgot to clean back.
Lori’s Day 15 recap:
Bathroom: bowel movement in the morning, stool was like a 3
Skin: got the pimple on chin still along with a new one on left side of forehead and right side of nose.
Water intake – 9 cups water (does not include juice)
Overall my day 15 was very good. No major complaints besides the new pimples on face. Funny just when I was happy about my face these pimples come. I am still keeping my head up and moving forward.
Twins Question: What is your favorite brand of probiotic and/or digestive enzyme? Do you take them? If not, why? If you do, do you notice benefits from taking them?
til next time,
And again we’d like to thank everyone who has purchased our e-cookbook. As you may know it is available as a PDF, on Kindle and print. It means so much to us to have your love and support of our first cookbook. Please let us know if you make anything as we would love any testimonials and pictures 🙂 THANKS!