Can I combine the two? I have high levels of it and probably candida and SIBO too. Would it be better for me if I added biofilm enzymes and VSL#3 probiotics? How about coconut oil, garlic, digestive enzymes, cranberry juice, vitamin c? At what point do I stop with the natural remedies? Would it be best to hold the natural protocol until afterward? I'm really scared and want to do it right. My adrenals are shot right now.
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on June 15, 2016
at 09:34 AM
In my opinion natural remedies are the best as compare to antiboitic. The main reason for that is that natural remedies never harm you. Sometimes antibiotic doesn't suits you.
on January 29, 2015
at 03:27 PM
By all means a multi pronged approach is best, but some of these could conflict with each other. I'm not sure sure about Cranberry juice, the fructose may feed some of the bugs you're trying to kill off. Vitamin C should be fine. You'd stop a week or two, or a month after the SIBO goes away.
H. Pylori's kryptonite is mastica gum. Sadly it's expensive, but it can be bought in pill form. Also zinc and Betaine HCL can help get rid of it. Sulforaphane can help (broccoli sprouts, or just broccoli) Also see: http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2014/12/natural-h-pylori-treatment-and-brief.html - L. Rueteri if you can get it is an H. Pylori antagonist, but you can't take it with antibiotics or essential oils as it would kill it. So maybe after the treatment.
Some essential oils such as clove can help if you've got candida issues, but can help against gut flora too. Oregano oil is kind of like a tactical nuke for SIBO: use only a few drops and disolve it in another oil or hot liquid. It can kill off your entire gut flora if you're not careful. Too much can cause a Herxheimer reaction as the bacteria release their toxins into your gut as they die, so about half an hour after you use essential oils, take some Activated Charcoal to absorb LPS and other toxins. Do all this on an empty stomach, and don't eat anything for a while. Once you've dealt with it, you can then replace your gut flora with probiotics, preferrably SBOs such as Prescript Assist.
There's a wonderful SIBO guide here: http://balancedbites.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/SimplifyingSIBO_BalancedBites.pdf
There's a link inside the PDF to this page which has a lot of resources: http://www.siboinfo.com/handouts.html
Some stuff on Candida here: http://draxe.com/candida-symptoms/
For your adrenals: You could also add a bit of licorice root powder (or DGL if you've got high blood pressure, but DGL isn't antimicrobial while licorice is). This can help your adrenals by preventing cortisol from being broken down, so less will be made. You'll also want some seasalt along with the Vitamin C for adrenal support.