Can probiotics help the SIBO? Is the question I’ve got from a lady in the States.
Yes, it can for some people, and yes it can’t for other people. See this is a very tricky thing. When you think of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth problems, okay, this is very contentious because many people believe they’ve got SIBO when in fact they have got a candida problem. Many people believe they have SIBO when they may have Blastocystis hominis, a parasite problem. They didn’t have the proper investigation done or they relied only on a hydrogen methane breath test, which sometimes can be very, very, very tricky to interpret.
I’ve stopped using hydrogen breath test ages ago in the clinic. I just found I didn’t get really information I was looking for of any clinical value for the client. And in some cases the test just didn’t really add up at all or make any sense according to the symptoms the patient was experiencing. I’ve found that comprehensive stool analysis to be superior any day over the hydrogen breath test for that reason.
But the question is, can probiotics affect SIBO positively or not? Absolutely. Many patients I have personally worked with have had tremendous benefit when using a probiotic. But I always insist in cases like this, they take an enzyme probiotic. Probiotics work better with enzymes, when you use digestive enzymes with them, much better, especially when the person’s transitioning their diet. They’re really try to improve their diet and they’re adding extra fresh food elements into their diet. This is when the enzymes really coming into their own and help to assist to break that food down more appropriately and allow them a bit of substrate for the probiotics to build good bacterial cultures on.
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So the enzyme probiotic works superior over the probiotic alone. In fact, in nearly all cases when people need probiotics, I prefer they take an enzymatic probiotic formula. Check out CanXida Restore, the green labeled CanXida. It was really made for candida patients, but also for SIBO and even inflammatory bowel disease patients, it works quite well in.
So, but here’s the thing, when you start taking a product like CanXida Restore, particularly with SIBO or even irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease, I would say at least 30%, 40% of people who first started taking it may take one or two per day, get an aggravation. They’ll immediately stop and say it’s no good. But what they’re not aware of is their body is transitioning, transitioning. Okay. So if a supplement like CanXida Restore plays up on you, then I say back off for a few weeks. Keep working on the diet, keep working on breathing and relaxation. And then slowly but surely, fair enough, person can tolerate one capsule, after a period of three, four months, they could tolerate two or three capsules and then their health was really changing then at that point.
So it’s all about being patient, taking your time. Don’t be like a bull at a gate and rush things and push things and … When your health trying to recover, it’s not like you’re in the Los Angeles freeway and going, “Beep, get out of my road, man. I’m going somewhere [inaudible 00:00:03:13].” it’s not going to happen. Okay. Nature takes her time. She doesn’t like to rush things, and it’s good for you to really understand the concept because it’ll be really good for everybody around you and your family, particularly.