I don't know if any of you have seen my last topics (from a few weeks ago), but I mentioned that I was going to try L-Glutamine and Colostrum to help with the odor problem.
Anyways, at that time I went to the CVS across from me to see if they had it, but they didn't, so I settled for a colon/bowel cleanse of the same brand and have been using it ever since. http://www.renewlife.com/bowel-cleanse.html
I started taking it on a weekend (I don't have school on Friday, so my last school day is Thursday), but I was good by the next Monday. I decided wait a few weeks to make sure just in case though.
I've been going to school and back without problems and my friend actually even asked if I needed a ride home. However, I don't know what would happen if I exercised before I went to school or played basketball after class. I do know that I am able to eat whatever I want at the moment (I don't mean going over-board though).
I can't lie though, I have been wondering why the Colon Cleanse is helping me, but not others. Reading all of the topics about Colon Cleanses not helping is why I never got one in the first place. It was 6.99 at CVS as opposed to 19.99 on the website, so I said what the heck, why not. Anyways, if you find it on sale, try it out. If not, keep reading. I have another solution.
The first time I healed myself, I never made any dietary changes. All I did was exercise and take protein shakes. I didn't make the connection back then and attributed my success to exercise alone. I was just happy to be normal again.
If you don't want to read all of it, I'll put it shortly. The whey protein and amino acids in the protein supplements healed my intestines (research whey protein and L-Glutamine and its effects on the intestines). This is why I think some if not most of us have leaky gut.
Ok, then what re-damaged my intestines? Peanuts. I'm allergic to them. I've come to the conclusion that I have always been allergic to them. However, the reactions were so small that I didn't notice them. If I try to eat peanuts now, I will become bloaty and gassy, and contract headaches and throat knots.
Back in August (when my problems started back again) I got a job at Fed Ex and was eating packs of peanuts and peanut butter filled cheese crackers 2-3 times a day during my work shift. I figured I needed a lot of protein for all the hard labor.
Also, coincidentally, the protein shake that I was taking during that time changed their formula from whey protein to pea protein (derive from peanuts). I didn't even know this at the time. I just saw the new package design and figured they got a new graphic designer. I did some research, and found the exact changes.
Filtered Water, Myopro(Milk Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Whey Protein Isolate)
*New Formula w/ "Revigor" HMB*
Water, Milk Protein Concentrate, Pea Protein Caseinate
Along with changes in the following nutritional facts:
What makes me so sure peanuts were/are the problem? Aside from taking creatine, eating massive amounts of peanuts/peanut butter and drinking the updated protein formula is the only change I made in the month of August.
Is it possible that it's the creatine and not the peanuts? Yes, however, I doubt it was. I can't remember much from 8th grade, but I know I wasn't taking take creatine in middle school, which is when the problem first started. I did however, eat many boiled/roasted peanuts that my grandmother made and peanut butter crackers.
Keep in mind, this is a theory. I haven't bought any whey protein because I only put this all together a few weeks ago and I haven't worked out in a few months, so I haven't needed to buy any protein, but I will get some when my Colon Cleanse powder runs out (in a few days), because I need to start working out again anyways.
Remember, if you're gonna try this, buy "whey protein concentrate," not "whey protein isolate," "casein protein," or "pea protein."