A guy who had a very bad gut problem. A very bad gut problem. I don’t want you to laugh with this case because it’s a true case. Of course the names have been changed and the circumstances have been changed and the occupation’s been changed of this guy to prevent any embarrassment from him. But this was a guy in his thirties who came to see me many years ago now. It would have been about 15 or 20 years ago, and it was a very embarrassing problem he had, basically. He had to wear diapers. Okay, this is a guy in his thirties. Now stop laughing. Okay, this could happen to you. I liked that voice on the Simpsons, that old guy’s voice. This could to happen to you.
So it’s true story. diapers are not necessarily worn by elderly people or babies, sometimes. And I’m not talking about these crazy diaper clubs they’ve got in the States where men dress up in diapers and have their Instagram accounts where they wear diapers all day. That’s pretty weird out, I reckon. But this is a healthy man who basically got married. He got married I believe was in Rarotonga or in Fiji or one of those islands with his lovely wife and then came back home. And he had acquired a job where he was basically driving a van around. I won’t go into that, the type of work he had, but he couldn’t do this job anymore because he started developing a bowel problem when he came back from the islands. And the bowel problem got worse and worse to the point after 10 years where he was basically in continent. He had to wear a diaper.
And when he came to see me, the biggest problem he had with embarrassment. It was more emotional problems he had rather than the diaper. Because, basically, it was a really bad situation for him and his friends. Let me just turn this silly phone off that we do that. Can’t even work these phones out these days. And, but this poor man, I’ll call him Samuel, I’ll call him Sam. So the first thing I did with Sam, I said, “Mate, we need to do a stool test.””SI said, something’s clearly not right with your bowel here. We need to check it out.” When the stool report came back, I fell off my chair because I’d never seen someone with so many parasites in such high count in one stool test. In fact, we repeated the test, did a second test and it came back even worse than the first test. And I explained to this guy that the reason why he had this bowel problem was because such a terrible situation on an extreme lack of beneficial bacteria and a very high parasite count.
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Now, this came about through the medical treatment he received in Rarotonga. He received some really strong, outdated medications. A combination of two or three antibiotics that, basically, wiped the gut out. They Reset the gut. He felt pretty good for the first two or three days, but then when he got home, the bowel started to change. Got a lot more bloating, got gas, appetite went out the window, lost a lot of weight, and then, of course, the diarrhea came and it didn’t go away. Went back to the doctor. More antibiotics. Went back to the doctor. More antibiotics. That’s all they could do. Basically, they told him to go home, that’s how it was. They couldn’t help him. They gave him diarrhea medications and not one time did they check for parasites. Not one time did they do a stool test on this guy because they said it’s been done already.
You know you’ve had treatment in Rarotonga and it must be something else. The doctor was not even interested in looking at the new stool test report that we’d completed with all these… wasn’t interested. Thought it was a sham test. That’s what really annoys me about some doctors is they’ve got minds that are completely closed off. Unbelievable. Anyway, we worked on Sam for over six months to try and slowly get the gut right and what I noticed over time is he started to gain weight, which is a great sign and then, all of a sudden, I got a phone call from him. He was very excited. In fact, his wife was really excited because she said he sat on the lavatory and produced a bowel motion that was actually a form motion. The first time in several years. So almost like an excited three year old, we got this phone call, “A stool! A form stool. Has it been a form stool produced.
That means, of course, that the microbiome is starting to get back in shape again. And then after the form stool,, of course we started to work more aggressively with fiber and probiotics and flax meal was also part of that. We put lots of flax seed meal into the diet. And the bowel came back again and then bang, the diarrhea stopped. Weight came back, health improved. Doctor didn’t want to know about it, of course, he was not interested in talking about the case, and patient fully recovered, no more diapers. And the guy still contacts me regularly now and he’s a wonderful person and it’s just so nice to be part of someone’s healing like that, to get them from a state where… Basically, the lifesaver. So that was the guy who wore the diapers. And a sad case, but a true story.
So if you’ve got a problem, a bowel, problem like that where literally you’re passing 10, 15 liquid stools a day, think to yourself, have you traveled? Did you go to Bolivia? Did you go to Peru? Did you go to Brazil? Did you go somewhere and have NBWS, never been well since? So that’s a common things I write on a patient’s case take in form, never been well since and then put that… Usually when there’s a turning point like that, there’s a bacterial parasite involved that got into the body and changed everything. And you would think the doctor would take more interest in this patient but, basically, wrote him off. That’s the great part about my job is seeing people’s lives change. It’s fantastic. I hope you have a fantastic life, too.