I took a few days off from all herbal antibiotics and the yucky symptoms continued, even when I haven’t eaten anything outside the SCD or low-FODMAP diet plans – loose stools and lots of bloating. Couldn’t understand it. Then it occurred to me I had been eating red meat – in the form of beef broth and gelatious cuts of beef. I recall reading that iron-rich foods can feed bacteria when you have SIBO.
So today, no beef. I also added the allicin and oregano oil back in. Left the berberine out. Feeling better. Bloating is improved, less stomach upset and elimination problems. I may add berberine back in tomorrow on a trial basis.
So I’m going to continue this – substituting chicken and seafood for beef, and taking the allicin and oregano oil.
Down 4 pounds – appetite is fairly low, and options are few so this has happened effortlessly.
Fasting blood sugar was 120 this morning. And just like that, not diabetic!
Temp and pulse are still good…thyroid not suffering yet.
I’m starting to think gut bacteria play a massive role in health and in the diverse responses people have to different diets, supplements, and interventions.
Made an appointment with a naturopath. 2 month wait.
I’m feeling grateful right now to all the people who have made so much great information available on this topic for free – Ray Medina, Allison Siebecker, and Sean Croxton in particular.
I’m looking forward to being on the other side of this, looking back.