I used to have small digestion issues when I went from vegan to paleo, so I started taking acidophilus. Recently, though, it stopped working. I'm having small constipation issues again. I eat 200g of fat every day, drink plenty of water, 30-35g fiber daily and drink aloe vera juice.
Is it possible that my probiotic has improved my gut flora and isn't powerful enough anymore? Or is there a more credible explanation?
Lactobacillus acidophilus usually lives in the small intestine, so you might try other bacteria like bifidobacteria that live in the colon. Constipation can indicate too little variety in gut flora.
What kind of fiber? I think the answer lies there. Some types of fiber promote healthy gut flora, some just irritate the gut. It varies for each person. Then there are non-fiber foods that do just as good a job of promoting healthy gut function, like resistant starches which you can get from plantains and some other starchy veg.
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