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Did Cortisol Ruin Your Gut?

Hashimoto's is an autoimmune condition often due to leaky gut. Low or high cortisol can cause gut infections and therefore the stomach may not be able to produce enough acid to digest our food. High cortisol shuts down the valves in the gut. If the food doesn't move through the small intestine well, you end up with SIBO. During sleep the migrating motor complex performs a cleansing process but it can't if you have SIBO. This is where bacteria back up and overgrow, hence the term, small intestine bacterial overgrowth.

Breath testing for hydrogen and methane may reveal SIBO which tells them what treatment you need. Others do antibody testing.

This is probably not a do it yourself project although there are things you can do. If you find someone who can treat you they may use these types of therapeutics.

Rifaximin is the antibiotic which stays in the small intestine and does not become resistant but sold for $800. This may kill the bacteria but not go into the bloodstream and cause resistance. It doesn't work for everyone.

You can go on the Elemental Diet which is the nourishment given through feeding tubes and tastes terrible because of the amino acids. The object is to get food through the stomach quickly so any bacteria cannot keep replicating. Usual a 2-week treatment.

A biofilm destroyer like Interfase by Klaire seemed popular. To heal nerves in the digestive tract supplements like acetyl l carnitine and water extracted Lion's Mane and alpha lipoic acid. Also fish oil as an anti inflammatory.

Klaires sibbzyme:

"When the lining of the gut is impaired a variety of genetic and acquired factors can disrupt the small intestine brush border, which may result in low activity of brush border enzymes. SIBB-Zymes™ supplies a blend of enzymes normally found in the small intestinal brush border that are critical for the final steps of carbohydrate and protein digestion."

Unfortunately SIBO can coexist with Hashimoto's which makes treating one without the other incomplete and why IBS,, Crohn's and anemia symptoms remain.

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Is this an advert?

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No Treepie, cwill is right, I've been posting notes from the SIBO summit and think it is really important for thyroid sufferers to look into this condition. All the doctors in the summit from different naturopathic areas were interviewed as to how to attack this problem and some named the products so I was trying to describe the different types of defenses being used. If your thyroid treatment is making you feel quite well and normal than perhaps you do not have a problem with SIBO but if you can't seem to achieve it, this could be the reason.

I've been on TUK for several years now and trying to support those still trying to find their way and I'm sure this very common infection has a lot to do with it.

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It does sound like the summit might be 'a bit commercial' doesn't it?

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Just the opposite for me, leopard. They named lots of different treatment options which I wanted to show a sprinkling of so you can see the measures that need to be taken. I thanked Shivan Sarno, the wonderful interviewer, for getting as many specifics from these doctors as she could. After all, many times the deciding factor for healing is the product selected for the patients. I'm not suggesting people try to buy them and some are by prescription anyway but you can look and see what their ingredients are and what they do.

I knew some would view it your way but I personally thought it was very generous information and if it works for someone why not publicize that fact. The doctors work with thousands of patients and also see what has been the most effective. Shivan has worked on this summit for 17 months and deserves so much credit for this great accomplishment and they have shown it for free when they could easily have demanded payment. Now that it's for sale, I think it's worth every penny.

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I thought it was an interesting report rather tarnished by ending with a quote from the suppliers of a specific product. As if the whole piece was a preliminary sucking you into the ad .Perhaps that was not the intention and the product may be all it claims to be.

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Hi Treepie, Not sure which product you are talking about but I looked into this a few months ago and saw the price of Refaximin in the U.S. over $1,000. I use to order from Canada (I'm in the U.S.) so just to see what the difference might be I saw the same product and dose and for the same item was under $200. But that's what the U.S. does. One doctor on the series, Mona, the last speaker on day 5 I think, mentioned the price as $800 but she also ordered FOR her patients the one which came from Canada especially if they had no drug coverage. I'm certain she gets no cut from this unlike the certainty that U.S. doctors somehow PROFIT from everything they prescribe.

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Sibbzyme

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Oh, that was me, Treepie. They mentioned it and I looked it up to see what it was because I have been researching enzymes for quite a while and still feel they have a place in anyone that is ill. I pasted the description because it described its use which I thought was really important. Undigested food and particles if they enter the blood stream through a leaky gut become problematic. You really want your food to be thoroughly digested and enzymes do that.

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Thank you Heloise it was kind of you to pass on information from the SIBO summit.

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Sounds like someone has watched the SIBO summit this week and taken good notes.

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