Rifaximin: Why It May or May Not Improve Your SIBO

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Rifaximin is one of the most common antibiotics prescribed for SIBO. It is a relatively safe antibiotic and can help reduce bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. There are, however, some drawbacks associated with its use, of which, many people are sadly unaware.1 2
 

Rifamycin Class of Antibiotics

 
The rifamycin class of antibiotics was discovered in the 1960s and is used currently in the treatment of MAP, tuberculosis, SIBO, and MRSA. It is synthesized …

Endotoxin: Part 1 – How Gut Bacteria Damage Your Heart

 

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For the last decade, I have been finding articles about fecal matter transplants in rats. When scientists transplant fecal matter from an obese rat into a healthy rat, it soon becomes obese [1]. There have been several other biological ailments that can also be assumed by the transplantee including diabetes [2], cardiovascular disorders [3], autoimmune disorders [4], and an increase in biomarkers related to high stress [5]. At first …

Hangout with Hooper 7/20/2015

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Hangout with Hooper 7/20/2015 Show Notes

1:00 – Is goat whey better than cow whey? No whey! Goat’s milk has some benefits for people who have issues with milk but whey is a concentrate or isolate, shouldn’t …

Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 2: MMC Issues

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Probiotics are supposed to improve digestive health, yet they sometimes make people ill – especially if they have SIBO. Why do supplements touted for improving digestive health make some people worse?

Is it microbial die-off in people with SIBO? If they continue taking the probiotics, will they get better?

In most cases, they will not because one of the reasons why they have SIBO in the first place – poorly functioning MMC and compromised motility.

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The GERD Enigma: What is the Root Cause of Acid Reflux?

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Acid reflux is a puzzling digestive disorder. Occasionally, a muscle separation will allow the cardia and the GE junction to slide upward causing a type 1 hiatal hernia [1] which can be confirmed by using radiographic, endoscopic, or manometric assessment [2]. This form of herniation is closely associated with acid reflux, but it only accounts for a portion of all gastroesophageal reflux cases [3]. Sufferers of type 1 hiatal hernias have the option for …

Hangout with Hooper 7/15/2015

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Jason Hooper and John Brisson discuss HSO’S!

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Hangout with Hooper 7/15/2015 Show Notes

1:00 – set your YouTube account to public if you want to be eligible to win a free Unfair Advantage prize.

3:00 – Talking …