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by 128 · April 22, 2013 at 4:11 AM

My hydrogen breath test came back negative. My obligate anaerobes were characteristically low: With low levels of: -Bacterioides sp. -Clostridia sp. -Prevotella sp. -Fusobaceria sp. -Sptreomyces sp. -Mycoplasma sp. -E. coli My Facultive... (more)

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texas210 0 · April 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Where did you get this stool test? I had one but it was very basic. This looks pretty informative I have some of the same symptoms as you; I seriously belch after every meal, meaning that stuff is fermenting in my digestive system. I even burp... (more)

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by 10 · August 21, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Out of curiosity (and a slight hope that I'd detect something was 'wrong') I did a GI Effects test from Metametrix. I got relatively within-range numbers, mostly with the exception of the SCFA section. Anyone able to shed any light? My total... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · August 21, 2012 at 2:46 AM

It means your not making any 4 carbon fats from your the nondigestible carbs in your colon. It means your gut flora is not optimal in your anaerobic cauldron (colon) but it is fixable. Keep fighting for the knowledge that will give you the wisdom... (more)

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by 2368 · February 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Hi hackers, some personal research led me to this study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9843779 It connects the SCFA concentration inside the colon with bowel transit time. And it appears that SCFAs have an inhibiting effect and... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · February 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

SCFA are present in the colon, but probably only as fermentation by-products. Thus, the slowing transit time probably has more to do with your body trying to ensure that, when it senses fermentation is taking place, it gives the fermentation... (more)