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May 6, 2019 · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) in Digestive Health

Hi, I know all about this condition (SIBO) having dealt with it recurringly for 6 years now. It's been a long process. Lots of misdiagnoses by doctors, even gastroenterologist who have no clue what they are really seeing. That is why the process has taken so long. Should have just did it myself from the start. They like to call it "IBS". Well, if it's a syndrome then a syndrome has a cause does it not? So quit being lazy and roll up your sleeves and figure out the cause. It's what you get paid to do. I can tell you everything what is going on with the SIBO. You learn to understand by paying really close attention to your body. I lift weights 3-6 times per week. To build muscle I need whey protein and lots of it. What the whey protein is doing is causing the growth of Candida. Once Candida comes up from the intestines, it will shut down the production of stomach acid. Now you have a condition of low and/or absolutely no stomach acid to digest your food leading to malabsorption. These conditions are called Hypochlorhdria/Achlorhydria. When your gastric acids are really low to nonexistent you can actually see your food come back out undigested or only partially digested when you use the bathroom. And it don't take long either. With me it's usually 15-20 minutes and it's coming out. Of course there is also the copious amounts of gas accompanying this and ridiculous diarrhea. At this point you have little or no stomach acid. Because you have no stomach acid, that allows bacteria in the small intestines to migrate north to the stomach where it is not supposed to be. Your stomach acid stops it but if you have no stomach acid it's free to travel up to the stomach. You now have SIBO. The infection then leads to stripping the protective mucus from the stomach lining and so you now have gastritis as well which is quite painful sometime. So how do you fix it? Find out what you are digesting that is causing Candida and never ingest it again. That's the very first step. Without finding the cause of Candida you will never fix this. You can use a high quality oregano oil to eliminate any Candida. Start with a few drops. I've been known to use as many as 10 drops. It's foul tasting so use a small amount of Gatorade to get pass the taste. Once you eliminate the food source Xifaxan 550mg works great. I'd start with looking at milk since it's related to whey. You pair Xifaxen with Neomycin and take them together. NOTE: DO NOT USE NEOMYCIN LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS YOU COULD LOSE YOUR HEARING. You take those 2 antibiotics and you'll see no sign of SIBO again that very same day. The gastritis you have that you're probably unaware that you even have it will heal itself in about 36 hours just by resting. It's amazing how the body can heal itself once you remove the offending germ. I was treating my SIBO myself getting my antibiotics from Mexico because I live on the border.

May 10, 2019 · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) in Digestive Health

Everyone who is posting here is doing so because doctors haven't figured it out and are misdiagnosing. I posted my observations along with my personal research spanning years on the matter. One of the symptoms everybody is reporting (and I too have experienced) associated with SIBO is malabsorption. There is only one way malabsorption can happen: Hypochlordia/Achlorhydia. How does that happen then? There are only two things that can shut down your gastric acid production resulting in a Hypochlordia/Achlorhydia. One is a valve (i forget the name of it) located inside the body that can malfunction cutting off your gastric acid production resulting in a less than desirable ph. The second thing that can shut down your gastric acid production is Candida. Well if you know oregano oil has strong antifugal properties, then you obviously take some oregano oil and see what happens. What happens is the Candida will immediately retreat from wince it came the intestines.That allows you to determine it is not a malfunctioning valve. Candida is always in your intestines and that is where it is supposed to stay. Your acid production will immediately turn on once you use the oregano oil. In my case, I got caught with a full load of Betaine Hydrochloride pills in my stomach when my gastric acid resumed upon administering oregano oil. That resulted in me refluxing a whole lot of acid. So much so I actually burned my esophagus. It was burned for several days. So now you have established positively that you had Candida. If you have no stomach acid bacteria is obviously free to move upward from the intestines to the stomach where it has no business being. When that happens you're infected (SIBO). The bacteria then proceeds to strip your stomach of it's protective mucus coating inflaming the stomach lining. You now have gastritis as well. The distension people are reporting is swelling from gastritis. You will also see a combination of swelling and bloating at the very same time for different reasons associated with the overall ailment. Sometimes you'll see bloating and sometimes you'll see swelling or both. You must learn to distinguish which is which. This is not that hard. You simply administer the oregano oil and the right antibiotic and you're done.

May 10, 2019 · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) in Digestive Health

I'm of the opinion it is going to be extremely difficult for any doctor on the planet to recognize and properly diagnose this condition. That is not a slam against doctors either. So why is that? Because the doctor does not have your body that's why. You have to know precisely what is happening in the body with this ailment at the time it is happening. Only the patient can do that. For instance, you go to the doctor and say you're bloated. Is it bloating or is it really swelling? Is it bloating and swelling at the same time? Only the patient can determine that. For a long time I thought I was bloated when it was really swelling or vice versa and both. Your hypochlorhydria/achlorhydria is going to come from Candida not SIBO. Your bloating along with diarrhea is going to come from hypochlorhydria/achlorhydria. Your swelling is going to come from gastritis. Both swelling and bloating can run concurrently. That is very confusing in having diagnose. That's a pretty tall order for any doctor to get that exactly right. Is a doctor even going to consider hypochlorhydria? None of the gastroenterologists I visited did. Even after I told them I was not digesting my food and I could identify what I ate in the toilet undigested. They'll test you and see you're anemic through the blood and they still won't make the connection to hypochlorhydria. They gave me potassium pills and sent me on my way. A doctor will do an endoscopy and see gastritis and diagnose it as such and might consider an infection. He/she will never consider Candida as the underlying cause of the infection though. They'll likely just give you some Famotidine and send you on your way to suffer unbeknowst to themselves. They won't put all the pieces together to solve the puzzle. And there are a lot of pieces. Only the person in that body can do that in my opinion. You can do it by paying real close attention to what is happening inside you.

May 10, 2019 · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) in Digestive Health

There is an error in my posting 2 postings above. I used the term "VALVE" in talking about acid secretion and malabsorption and I can't edit the posting. It's actually the vagus nerve which regulates acid secretion.

May 10, 2019 · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) in Digestive Health

HERE'S A TIP: Flagyl can be used as an effective antibiotic against SIBO at a tiny fraction of the cost of Xifaxan. Xifaxan: $900 one week supply at CVS. Flagyl: $22 one week supply at CVS. I've used them both and both work.

May 7, 2019 · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) in Digestive Health

No it is not. I've been on that diet. I was placed on that diet by a gastroenterologist that did not have a clue about SIBO. The issue has absolutely nothing to do with FODMAP.

May 6, 2019 · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) in Digestive Health

"Mayo diagnosed me with SIBO twice. Two unsuccessful 2 week rounds of xifaxan. After extensive testing with no definitive answers for multiple gastro/neurological problems, I continue to have symptoms of IBS and SIBO."

That is because you did not find and get rid of the food source of your SIBO. In my case it what whey protein I take for lifting weights. Switched to beef protein shakes and problem solved.