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I'm currently on some rough antibiotics for 7 days (flagyl) and I've been on antibiotics on other occasions a bunch of times within the last year or two 

 

I want to get serious about healing my gut and restoring the good bacteria and getting rid of the bad stuff (bad bacteria, mold, parasites). I seem to get sick quite easy in Thailand so it's a sign my immune system needs improvement, apparently 90% of your immune system is in your gut. 

 

Any advice/tips? Any herbs or foods I can eat? 

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Kefir, a slightly sour yoghurt, is very good for the stomach in general, I find. I am not sure how easy it is to locate in Thailand, but you can make your own if you can get the raw ingredients.

There is a specific thread on the Health & Medicine sub forum about kefir.

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Plenty of pre and pro-biotics around on line if you look, and the everyday ones from some yoghurts and kefir are easy to find here.

 

If you order online and/or from overseas then the shelf-stable variety are also good.

 

As I have said before, if ordered from www.iherb.com then airmail postage from the US to here is only $5.00.

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Flagyl!!  I feel for you. That stuff is worse than the parasite. After 5 days I said enough, and quit. Checked out clean a few weeks later. 

I started eating plain Greek style yogurt; believe it’s made in Australia. I don’t care too much for it plain, but find it goes well with fresh papaya (or maybe your fruit of choice).  Sometimes I add muesli to it and the fruit. 

Good luck. 

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Make a note of antibiotics you have taken and the side effects you have experienced.

The doctors may then be able to offer an alternative next time.

 

As for reinstating your proper gut flora ......

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Turmeric (Khamin Chan) can help buff up your immune system in the long run. Cheap at Fascino.

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Just to let you all know I'm currently back in the UK, I got sick in beginning of April and because songkran was approaching I decided I shouldn't be in the country for that while I'm sick. 

 

Stool test in Bangkok confirmed Shigella, got given 2 antibiotics for that because of the possibility of antibiotic resistance bacteria. But still didnt feel better aftewards

 

Stool test in England confirmed Giardia, got given the Flagyls, so my gut is getting bashed at the moment.  Feel little improvement, no more diarrhoea, actually my diarrhoea stopped before I even started the Flagyls so that's a good sign. Apparently it can take a while to fully recover from Giardia. 

 

So I have access to slightly more higher quality probiotics at the moment, I done some research and found these probiotics called vsl 3, it has 450 billion bacteria and 7 different strains per sachet. 

 

 

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47 minutes ago, bubba45 said:

Flagyl!!  I feel for you. That stuff is worse than the parasite. After 5 days I said enough, and quit. Checked out clean a few weeks later. 

I started eating plain Greek style yogurt; believe it’s made in Australia. I don’t care too much for it plain, but find it goes well with fresh papaya (or maybe your fruit of choice).  Sometimes I add muesli to it and the fruit. 

Good luck. 

Yes its awful! Was having pain near my eyes and some of my joints last night, pain in different areas of my body, feeling low and weak, I've got to take it for 7 days but I'm tempted to stop at 5 days too, but at the same time I want this  giardia gone. 

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I'd go for the best probiotic you can. I had a look at lazada and can't see anything there that I'd recommend.

 

Go to iherb dot com and see a wide choice, with details and reviews. I personally use California Gold Nutrition 'Lactobif Probiotics' which have 30 Billion CFU per cap. They have 8 active and clinically researched strains:

5x lactobacilli

3x Bifodobacteria

 

Whatever you buy, go for maximum CFUs.

 

When ordering from iHerb be sure to order under $46 per shipment and the free shipping option. They will arrive in about 12 days to Thailand and will not be subject to Customs duty/tax. I have done this scores of times.

 

If you go over that amount, or if you use a courier, they will be stopped by Customs and you may not ever receive them.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Antonymous said:

I'd go for the best probiotic you can. I had a look at lazada and can't see anything there that I'd recommend.

 

Go to iherb dot com and see a wide choice, with details and reviews. I personally use California Gold Nutrition 'Lactobif Probiotics' which have 30 Billion CFU per cap. They have 8 active and clinically researched strains:

5x lactobacilli

3x Bifodobacteria

 

Whatever you buy, go for maximum CFUs.

 

When ordering from iHerb be sure to order under $46 per shipment and the free shipping option. They will arrive in about 12 days to Thailand and will not be subject to Customs duty/tax. I have done this scores of times.

 

If you go over that amount, or if you use a courier, they will be stopped by Customs and you may not ever receive them.

 

 

Hey, I done some digging on the Web and found these by a company called VSL 3, it has 450 billion bacteria and 7 different strains 

 

https://www.vsl3.co.uk/

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1 hour ago, RuamRudy said:

Kefir, a slightly sour yoghurt, is very good for the stomach in general, I find. I am not sure how easy it is to locate in Thailand, but you can make your own if you can get the raw ingredients.

There is a specific thread on the Health & Medicine sub forum about kefir.

Kefir is the best way to flood the gut with billions of friendly bacteria and other micro-organisms.

 

It's not a "slightly sour yoghurt. It isn't yoghurt at all and sourer than. There are no temperature requirements when making it, so much easier and less hassle to make.

 

Here's a place in BKK where you can buy the kefir grains to make your own kefir. HK Probiotics - look it up. 

 

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