Having now read the GAPS book, I have gotten all grain, sugar, and starchy vegetables out of my diet in an effort to restore my poor, depressed gut. My gut has been very happy with the changes I have made, but the rest of me hasn't been too thrilled. The probiotics have been doing their job: marching in and killing off the "bad" microbes in their path. However, those naughty microbes are not going down without a fight! No siree! They are scattering their dead troops all over the terrain as they flee.
So far, I've seen my sinuses clear up, my ears improving, and my stress hormones stabilizing, but I have also had uncomfortable detox symptoms: nausea, weakness, body aches, and lethargy. Being the fighter that I am, I am encouraged that these physical hurdles are being crossed. It shows me that there is progress being made.
My next step is to make live culture yogurt from raw milk.