I have come to realize that medicine has such bad side affects that it sometimes is worse to take it than not.
Acidophilus is very important. It places the good bacteria into your system.
Another thing that is very important is a good probiotic. Do some reading for the specific benefits (dh got us started taking them after he did some research). The good brands usually have to be refrigerated. They will be in the refrigerated section at your health food store.
I don’t know if you have a juicer, but I HIGHLY recommend this. Fresh carrot juice is very nutritional and will allow your cells to repair themselves. It has live enzymes that are so very important to our bodies. You can make it with some spinach and apple. Yum! It’s really very good and sweet (if you get decent carrots). Plus, your body doesn’t have to expend energy digesting the carrot because the juicer removes the pulp.
I bought a Champion juicer years ago, and it’s just fabulous. You want one that masticates (sounds dirty, eh?). It mashes the item (fruit, veggie) to remove the juice. The pulp comes out one part while the comes out another.
Take it slowly with the research. It’s very overwhelming. But do incorporate a few things at least until you get comfortable with the product terminology.
Like I said before, I highly recommend Jordan’s book. He really does a great job explaining HOW our bodies work. By doing so, you understand why certain foods affect certain parts. It’s just fascinating!
Hang in there. You’re on the right road simply by being open-minded and asking questions.