Interesting. I’ve had gut trouble in the past, after a serious diverticulitis episode, and used to take probiotics to counteract the effects of antibiotics that I was prescribed from time to time to fight infection.
Recently, the past couple of years, I’ve lost a number of pounds and several inches. My doctor is a bit puzzled, as I’m still doing about the same amound of eating and exercising. But one difference is that I’ve been taking probiotics on a regular basis, instead of only occasionally. Possibly that ties in with these findings. Crowd out the malign bacteria with benign ones.
For whatever reason, it’s also been about five years since I last had any recurrence of the diverticulitis problem. Again, that could be the result of a better bacterial balance. I’m pretty much sold on the probiotics.
What kind of probiotics do you use?
That does seem puzzling. How tall were you before and after you lost “several inches”?