You know that saying “Trust your gut.”? That saying does not apply to me at all. After having my Gallbladder Surgery, trusting my gut means I am in deep, serious trouble; left alone to my guts devices, I would never get anything done. I’ve gotta make sure I’m within running distance from a bathroom at any given time. Some people look for the sweet parking spot right out front, I scan the room for the nearest restroom, just in case. TMI? You’re telling me.
Having gut issues for a girl who blog about food, sounds like nature’s cruel joke. I mean I never really know what will set off my gut, she’s a feisty, finicky thing. Sometimes something I ate yesterday, will trigger me today. Sometimes it’s anything fatty, other times it isn’t.
My doctor assures me that “soon” I’ll be back to “normal”. Whatever that means. It’s been 4 months, and life hasn’t gone back to any sort of normal for me.
I try not to talk about too many uncomfortable and TMI things on my blog. People come here for recipes and simple solutions to everyday life, not to hear about my tummy issues – but I do know there are a few of you out there who follow along because we’re in the same gallbladder boat.
I’ve talked about a few of my “life hacks” on how I keep my stomach at bay, but I wanted to share with you guys a new supplement I’ve been using for the past few weeks. Align Probiotic!
It’s a Probiotic capsule that I take daily – usually around the same time, I find that that helps better when it’s on a schedule. It’s really simple to take, just swallow with some water, and the packets are labeled so you know what day to take each one. That makes it simple for me to remember if I’ve taken it yet. I can be a scatter brain sometimes.
Align Probiotics help maintain my digestive system’s natural balance and fortifies my digestive system with healthy bacteria 24/7.* I can definitely tell if I forgot to take it as most trigger foods I consume will let me know pretty quick. When I do take it, I rarely have issues at all.
You can find Align Probiotics at Target. Use the Cartwheel app until July 19th to save 15% on all Align products.
*Legal disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 24/7 implies continued, daily use.
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