I have noticed that either when I am using probiotics, eating LOTS of veggies, using higher doses of Vitamin C, or antibacterials such as Oregano oil; that I become more regular and use the toilet after every meal. I mentioned this to a holistic health therapist and she confirmed that this is the perfect cycle and that it was most efficient for the digestive cycle. I will also experience 'good gut feelings' and rumblings down there, that seem to be followed by slightly improved symptoms, perfectly formed stool that is easy to pass and comes in as a 4 on the Bristol stool chart.
When I am not using these treatments, my cycle reverts back to once a day, rather than three times and hence become more constipated, and find it slightly more uncomfortable to pass stool. Then I notice that my symptoms increase and return.
Sorry if this is TMI, but what could be happening between these two situations? Temporary increases in good bacteria and more efficient digestion and absorption? the killing of bad bacteria? any other ideas?