I don't know much of anything about
philodendron, but I do deal with the recalcitrant constipation!! That's been most of my 54 years now. And it's even worse when these infections are active!!! I did have a 2 year window where I was in remission and had very few digestive issues, other than a tendency for constipation - but it wasn't a daily struggle.
Honestly, it all depends on exactly what is causing the constipation. For me it has a lot to do with intestinal cramping bad enough to create pseudo-blockages. But, I also had a lot of something else going on in there! I started using cistus incanus and it's been really helping, but I had to go extremely slow and be extremely patient in getting started on it.
As far as the probiotics are concerned, I would encourage you to NOT reduce your dose, unless you are taking too much and it's causing issues. The herbs that are antimicrobial are just as hard as pharma drugs on the intestines, so probiotics are needed just as much as if we were taking pharma abx.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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