greenuc and huckleberry,
I went out on a limb and ordered some of these SP supplements. As you suggested greenuc, I ordered the Okra and Gastrex and also the probiotic. I realize that this was a strange decision as it was based on only one person's account and the fact that I've never met the doctor in person, but I feel hopeful about this for some reason.
When you say that you take these supplements 1-3 times a day, does that mean 1-3 pills and do you take them all at once or split up it at different times throughout the day?
Also, is it very important to take the Okra and Gastrex soon before eating? Did Dr. Tent stress this?
Lastly, how are both of you doing?
I started today by taking two Okra pills and two Gastrex ones. I took one probiotic pill. I don't believe my problem is related to my gallbladder based on the questions Dr. Tent asks patients to identify an underlying gallbladder issue. I believe it's more likely that I have improper germ in my gut.
My UC remains in 100% remission, how do I know? Well first, I had the sigmoid a month or two ago that showed no active UC. Secondly, sometimes I forget to take my Lialda dose, in the past I'd be destroyed within 24 hours of missing a dose, now, missing a dose causes no problems.
I am having progressively worse IBS problems and more and more foods are bothering me, but when I avoid trigger foods, my symptoms are 100% non-existant.
Take 2 Okra and 2 Gastrex, 3x per day 15-20 minutes before meals. Dr. Tent didn't specifically say how important it was to take before meals, but I would follow it...it sorta coats the bowel and enhances digestion which doesn't work as well if you take it with or after a meal.
To Huckle's point, Dr. Tent does do phone consultations, but you have to be an existing patient, which means you had to see them in person at some point.
I'll keep a closer eye on this thread over the next few days so let me know if you have any other questions.
Edit: You won't have to take that high amount of Okra and Gastrex forever (i know its expensive stuff), but follow the protocal religiously, including taking it before meals for at least 30 days and then see where you are at....its very powerful stuff and very good at cleansing and healing the colon. I saw results within a matter of a week, let us know how you are doing, truly hoping this helps you out.
Post Edited (greenuc) : 3/21/2013 10:19:41 AM (GMT-6)