I’ve Got 99 Problems But Swallowing Pills Ain’t One

The second step in the Gut Thrive in 5 program is the Pathogen Purge, which mainly consists of taking supplements. While I’m not an avid proponent of supplements, sometimes your body needs a little help to get the bad guys out – and mine needed a lot of help:

Phase 1 – Get Rid of the Bad Dudes (parasites, fungus, worms, etc.):

  • Before Breakfast: 1 pill
  • Breakfast: 7 pills and 2 droppers [full of herbal tinctures]
  • Mid Morning: 8 pills and 4 droppers
  • Lunch: 7 pills and 2 droppers
  • Mid Afternoon: 9 pills and 4 droppers
  • Dinner: 7 pills and 2 droppers
  • Bedtime: 4 pills

Total pills per day: 43

Total droppers per day: 14

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 Phase 2 – Reintroduce the Good Dudes (good bacteria):

  • Before Breakfast: 3 pills and ½ scoop of fiber
  • Breakfast: 3 pills
  • Mid Afternoon: 4 pills and ½ scoop of fiber
  • Dinner: 3 pills
  • Bedtime: 4 pills

Total pills per day: 17

Total scoops of fiber per day: 1

Each phase lasted about two weeks. In addition, I was supposed to take 1 tbsp. of coconut oil twice a day for both phases. This step also consisted of doing different detox methods to help aid the body in getting rid of the bad bacteria.

If I did the math correctly, I took over 840 pills in one month. I guess the agonizing days of being forced to sit at the kitchen table until I successfully swallowed a Skittle paid off. So thank you mom, because I may have 99 problems but at least I can say swallowing pills ain’t one.

Stay lively my friends,

– The Lively Lymie

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2 thoughts on “I’ve Got 99 Problems But Swallowing Pills Ain’t One

  1. Oh my goodness… that sure is a lot to remember and be responsible for if you want it done the correct way. I used to HATE taking pills (I would hide them in my mouth behind my teeth and spit them out a few moments later) but as I got older, it wasn’t so bad and now I take a variety of vitamins and suppliments each morning without thinking twice about it. I admire your patience because I don’t think that I could stick to such a demanding routine.

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  2. This is crazy! I don’t mind swallowing pills, but can’t do the vitamin E supplements because they are huge and make me supper nervous. 17 pills a day is so many and I don’t know how you do it girl– I can’t even remember to take my vitamin D once a day.

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