Taking Zhang's herbs and on day 8 my lower intestine has really been aching. I do not have an appendix, so it's not that.
I feel distended and generally yucky...the garlic is really strong (allicin).
Anyone else have words of wisdom on this?
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I've done the protocol for few months at a time (I never would have stopped had funds permitted me to continue).
Are you are doing the full protocol? AI#1 and the Circ.P really help. CircP is the liver support part of this but milk thistle adds increased support.
Have you taken allicin with enough food - in the middle of a meal? I found that helped.
You can post a question on his forum or email him directly - or call and ask. Here are some of the things he suggested to me:
Ligustrium, Slippery Elm gruel or licorice helped me at times when my gut seemed to be getting a bit of a vacuum cleaner treatment. you can also cut way back until your gut feels better if you feel that's necessary. Maybe more water ?
You can also rotate allicin with the other protocol for a few days (but you probably don't have that on hand). I think you'd be okay to even stop for a day if you feel the need to slow down. You can call his office on Monday.
If you do stop for a day or so, if you have an olive leaf extract, that might serve for a hold-over.