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Our Guts and Probiotics

Posted Jun 22 2009 11:40pm

I’m sure you’ve heard this over and over again, especially with all of today’s diet fads: “Probiotics are good for you! Consume as much as you can!” I found an interesting article, relating to the “good bacteria” fad and what to watch out for. They make mention of ulcerative colitis and other digestive illnesses and the effect of active cultures. Check it out!

As for me, I’ve actually been eating Dannon Light and Fit Yogurt every morning for the last two weeks and I feel amazing! My stool is less watery and has a much better consistency. I’m sure this is also aided by the fact that I’ve started a light workout regiment that consists of crunches, light weight lifting, and walking 3 times a week. My discharge hasn’t been bloody since I started the yogurt and exercise…I’ve got to be doing something right!

Saturday was the Take Steps Walk downtown at Soldier Field! Great time! Some of my friends from college came and joined my team, The Gut Busters, to walk for the cause! Over 500 friends, family, and pets attended the event and raised their voices together..always an inspirational experience. One that truly lifts your spirit; such hope and unity among humanity gives me good thoughts for the future. We shall conquer this together!

The Gut Busters

Julia, Katie, Me, and sean...meet the Gut Busters!

 

My support, Sean and Mom

My support, Sean and Mom

All in all, a wonderful time, if you’d like to find out more about Take Steps in your area, visit http://cctakesteps.org   Join your local chapter! You won’t be disappointed! This year our team raised $500 for the cause! Overall the Illinois chapter raised $106,000 to fund research for Crohn’s and Colitis! WOOO!
Hope everyone is well!
Keep fighting!

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