I've predominantly had IBS-C for the last 10 years and for the last year I've had alternating bouts of diarrhea due to adrenal fatigue / copper toxicity. I did not have adrenal fatigue 10 years ago.
Major symptoms are painful stomach cramps, infrequent bowel movement causing intestinal overload which then leads to overflow diarrhea, bloating, gas, alternating constipation and diarrhea.
One symptom that might sound strange but it's the only reason I can think of since it happened at the onset of my IBS is pimples (whiteheads) in my scalp and mostly around the mouth. My hygiene is fine. The pimples occur much more in the summer months, again mostly around the mouth and nose area and scalp.
I've just ordered some rice bran and canned artichoke hearts and will be orderin organic sauerkraut (in a jar, is this ok or will they contain no live cultures?) to increase and feed the intestinal flora. Is that sufficient?
How much sauerkraut should I eat in a day and when should it be eaten?
These are the brands I can get locally, are they ok?