Hydrogen vs Methane SIBO symptoms

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While it is impossible to determine what type of SIBO you have based on symptoms alone, you can make a pretty educated guess. Today we will be covering the different symptoms that point to either methane SIBO or hydrogen SIBO.  Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, shortened to SIBO, is a digestive disorder in bacteria increase in […]

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Is Blastocystis a problem after all?

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Since publishing my experience successfully treating Blastocystis spp. (formerly Blastocystis hominis) I have been contacted by hundreds of people looking for help treating their Blastocystis infection.  Lately I have been wondering if it is really necessary to completely eradicate Blastocystis at all.  I know this isn’t going to be a popular post but hear me […]

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SIBO: The Complete Guide To Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

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Today we will be covering everything you need to know about small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. This complete guide to SIBO, in all it’s 10,000 plus words glory, covers the key points on SIBO including testing options, conventional and alternative treatments and the common underlying causes of this gut disorder. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, also known […]

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SIBO: Methane Dominant Treatment Plan

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Methane dominant SIBO, also known as methane SIBO or constipation SIBO, is a form of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. The predominant microbe, called Methanobrevibacter smithii, is an archaeon which can convert hydrogen into methane, resulting in slowed intestinal transit.  The most common symptoms of methane SIBO are constipation and bloating. Read on to learn what […]

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SIBO: Why Yours Keeps Reoccurring

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO, describes a condition of increased counts of bacteria in the small intestine. This article will explore an underlying cause that allows bacteria to stagnate and multiply in the small intestine, thus causing SIBO. Treatments for SIBO vary. Some have experienced success with different antibiotics and some have helped to eliminate it […]

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SIBO: Comparing Treatment Options

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There are a number of approaches to treating SIBO. Rifaximin, as discussed previously, is the frontline approach for western biomedicine and as an antibiotic appears less damaging than most. The fact that rifaximin is non-systemic, is minimally absorbed and predominantly stays localised in the gut is promising (1). Some potential issues with the rifaximin route […]

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