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How to restore healthy gut bacteria?

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Updated November 25, 2014 at 3:56 AM
Created April 09, 2013 at 6:53 AM

I no longer have SIBO but I still have some very weird food sensitivities and my gastritis have worsened due to a food slip-up.

I am reacting to all foods except protein - if I eat protein only, I feel totally fine. But I cannot live on protein only for the rest of my life.

I have tried carrots and pumpkins. Yes, I am fine eating those BUT I am already orange from eating so many of them over the last six months, I cannot do it to myself. People ask me what foundation I am using when I am not using any.

I have tried other low FODMAPS vegetables, and they are not as effective as protein (which means I get low energy after eating them).

On top of it all, recently I had a little (ok, a huge) food slip up and had some kimchi (just to discover it had sugar in it) - a mistake I will never repeat for the rest of my life - which aggravated my gastritis. Well, my doctor prescribed PPIs and that's what worsened SIBO in the first place so I refuse to take it!

QUESTIONS:

  1. How do I re-populate good vegetable eating bacteria since I cannot really eat any vegetables, fermented foods and probiotics?

  2. Any natural low FODMAP remedies for gastritis?

  3. Would it help to have some homemade rice porridge or oatmeal? It is against SCD but I have ran out of ideas.

Please advise.

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2944 · May 04, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Lol. I'm sure you know that yoghut, kefir, miso, kombucha and kraut are full of bacteria... But seeing s it's your thread and you can edit it out again if you want anyway, link is above ;)

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15400 · May 04, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Thank you but... OMG. So gross.

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15400 · May 04, 2013 at 9:38 AM

I want to know what those five are! I hope chocolate is one of them (LOL).

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24538 · April 10, 2013 at 7:15 PM

http://www.lucastafur.com/search/label/Bifidobacteria Just stumbled across this, thought it might be of interest

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5650 · April 09, 2013 at 5:12 PM

It will be impossible for you to find a doctor to do fecal transplant for SIBO. Trust me- it's too much begging and nobody takes you seriously. I have UC and had C diff and supposedly that's what it's known to help. I must've went to 8 different gastro doctors and NONE of them would do it. I ended up doing it at home.

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32518 · April 09, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Salmon is the food highest in D3, if that is helpful. Tanning bed?

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15400 · April 09, 2013 at 10:52 AM

I do eat organ meats and seafood, but I get low energy on cheese (although I love it). I am having a hard time with vitamin D supplement - I react to every one of them. I have not tried krill oil yet. I will try to eat potatoes, but spinach is high in beta -carotene, I am afraid to get more orange. Thanks for answering.

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24538 · April 09, 2013 at 8:36 AM

It is supposed to be a highly effective treatment, and surely worth a google search in your area. I doubt your GP is going to be well versed in it. http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/17/science/la-sci-fecal-transplant-20130117

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15400 · April 09, 2013 at 8:01 AM

I would only do it if a REPUTABLE doctor told me I needed it. Thanks though.

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15400 · April 09, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Sugar was listed as one of the ingredients. I know kimchi is healthy, I am just not sure it is healthy for me right now when I am experiencing all those digestive issues.

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24538 · April 09, 2013 at 7:57 AM

I don't know of any personally. I want to say I've heard of someone getting a referral in upstate New York, but I can't remember the name, and there have got to be more doctors doing this than that one guy. From what I remember at that particular clinic you had to be evaluated for severity of your condition before they'd do it. There are some scary diy recipes for it online, but I'd wanna do really thorough testing of my donor before going that route.

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15400 · April 09, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Do you recommend any particular doctor?

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32518 · April 09, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Are you eating organ meats, seafood & cheese? They can really pick up the slack, micronutrient-wise.

Kombucha?

Raw goat milk kefir, if you can tolerate dairy.

I have FODMAPS-intolerance, but I can eat spinach & potatoes with no problem.

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32518 · April 09, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Salmon is the food highest in D3, if that is helpful. Tanning bed?

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15400 · April 09, 2013 at 10:52 AM

I do eat organ meats and seafood, but I get low energy on cheese (although I love it). I am having a hard time with vitamin D supplement - I react to every one of them. I have not tried krill oil yet. I will try to eat potatoes, but spinach is high in beta -carotene, I am afraid to get more orange. Thanks for answering.

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266 · April 09, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Kimchi with sugar in it? Do you mean the nutrition facts, or the ingredient label? If the former, that's not proper traditional kimchi. And if the latter, that's only there for the fermentation, and should be completely gone by the time you eat it.

Also, this is a mistake you'll never make again for the rest of your life? Isn't the point to solve your digestive issues so you can tolerate more kinds of food again? Kimchi is a great traditional food. Extremely healthy if you tolerate it.

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15400 · April 09, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Sugar was listed as one of the ingredients. I know kimchi is healthy, I am just not sure it is healthy for me right now when I am experiencing all those digestive issues.

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24538 · April 09, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Fecal transplant?

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15400 · April 09, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Do you recommend any particular doctor?

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5650 · April 09, 2013 at 5:12 PM

It will be impossible for you to find a doctor to do fecal transplant for SIBO. Trust me- it's too much begging and nobody takes you seriously. I have UC and had C diff and supposedly that's what it's known to help. I must've went to 8 different gastro doctors and NONE of them would do it. I ended up doing it at home.

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24538 · April 09, 2013 at 7:57 AM

I don't know of any personally. I want to say I've heard of someone getting a referral in upstate New York, but I can't remember the name, and there have got to be more doctors doing this than that one guy. From what I remember at that particular clinic you had to be evaluated for severity of your condition before they'd do it. There are some scary diy recipes for it online, but I'd wanna do really thorough testing of my donor before going that route.

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24538 · April 10, 2013 at 7:15 PM

http://www.lucastafur.com/search/label/Bifidobacteria Just stumbled across this, thought it might be of interest

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b
24538 · April 09, 2013 at 8:36 AM

It is supposed to be a highly effective treatment, and surely worth a google search in your area. I doubt your GP is going to be well versed in it. http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/17/science/la-sci-fecal-transplant-20130117

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15400 · April 09, 2013 at 8:01 AM

I would only do it if a REPUTABLE doctor told me I needed it. Thanks though.

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15400 · May 04, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Thank you but... OMG. So gross.

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130 · May 04, 2013 at 7:03 PM

How 'bout something like NEAT to clear up food sensitivities: www.naet.com

NAET?? was discovered by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in November of 1983. Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, also known as NAET, are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine.

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8 · May 04, 2013 at 8:00 AM

There are millions of bacteria, microbes and fungi in your gut. They are essential to digestion and keeping our bodies in Optimal Health.. Shifts in the microbial environment of the digestive tract, or bacteria in the gut, are worthy of more attention. So, that intake of healthy bacteria foods helps in achieving Optimal Health, joyful and life free from any kind of ailments.

Here are five foods loaded with good bacteria to help you live a Optimal healthy life:

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link - http://healthygutbacteria.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/healthy-bacteria-foods.html

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15400 · May 04, 2013 at 9:38 AM

I want to know what those five are! I hope chocolate is one of them (LOL).

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2944 · May 04, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Lol. I'm sure you know that yoghut, kefir, miso, kombucha and kraut are full of bacteria... But seeing s it's your thread and you can edit it out again if you want anyway, link is above ;)

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