I’m reading Clever Guts with great interest – Thank you.
Having suffered IBS with constipation for years, I’ve experimented with diet along many of the lines suggested. Amongst many avenues, I’ve recently found drinking Kefir (Bio-tiful) quite helpful (also forked out a lot on probiotic pills with seemingly less effect). My GP is helpful & sympathetic. Recently however, we have introduced a laxative (Macrogol) and this is has been very helpful in relieving symptoms. The GP says this can be used indefinitely (I’m aged 59 and otherwise in rude, high-intensity-rowing-machine health).
I’m wondering a fews things: (a) what’s the relationship between Macrogol and gut health? (b) is continuing with Kefir etc a waste of time used alongside the Macrogol? (c) is the GP right about the long-term use of Macrogol?
Antibiotics are referred to throughout the book; can’t see laxatives in the index!
Charming subject! Any advice hugely appreciated!
Thanks very much again!