Identify and Overcome Parasites, Bacterial Overgrowth, Yeast and Other Gut Issues

In two weeks, Christopher Kelly and I will be hosting a live seminar on uBiome, Genova Diagnostics, Great Plains and Doctors Data gut testing! Would you like to have your testing reviewed and some of your questions answered? What are your questions about the species that you see on your uBiome stool microbiota 16S rRNA analysis and how may it apply to your health?

he human gut is a complex ecosystem and our health depends on its balance.

Our ability to test and correct the gut microbiota is advancing rapidly. Join pioneering Nourish Balance Thrive integrative medicine practitioner and competitive cyclist Christopher and I as we examine and interpret labs based on the latest gut microbiome research from the leading experts and answers your questions.

LIVE webinar

Thursday September 24th, 10AM Pacific Time, 1PM Eastern, 5PM GMT

During this LIVE webinar, you will learn how to…

Improve mood and well-being

The gut is our “second brain.”

Get stronger and lean out

Many types of bacteria have been shown to produce obesogenic toxins.

Eliminate gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation

Bring balance to your delicate gut ecosystem.

HAVE US REVIEW YOUR LABS

If you’ve already done some testing then we can review the results during the webinar for $47. This offer is extremely limited so please act now to avoid disappointment. Acceptable labs are BioHealth, Doctor’s Data, Genova and µBiome stool tests; Genova and Great Plains urinary organic acids.

  • LowK

    Will this be available to download afterwards? I don’t think I’ll be able to join it live.

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      Hi,

      Yes it is a difficult time in the daytime — I believe it will be.

      • LowK

        Thats great Grace, thanks.

        Is the link to get labs reviewed broken? I keep getting a 404 not found.

        • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

          Hi LowK,

          Yes sorry it is not constructed yet. For more info, contact us at the tab ‘contact’. Thanks

          • LowK

            No problem, just sent you a message through the form there now.

  • Maria

    Hello Dr Grace! I’ve been reading your site occasionally for a while and a few days ago I came across an article from Chris Kresser that made me wonder a few things: http://chriskresser.com/sibo-update-an-interview-with-dr-mark-pimentel/ they talk about treatment for methane dominant SIBO with rifaximin and a diet that isn’t low in FODMAPS along with avoidance of probiotics. I just wonder, is it always advised to go for a round of antiobiotics or botanicals to eradicate SIBO + strategies to reactivate de MMC or, in your experience, can SIBO be reversed with probiotics and prebiotics? There are so many strategies for this it kinda gets confusing sometimes.

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      Hi,

      My approach is based on technology — the gold standard is the Genova 2200 stool test and I have auxiliary labs that help define what to target in SIBO. The problem with only focusing on methane or H2 producers it that the ‘balance’ of the entire is being ignored. CO2, H2S, alcohol, TMAO and other producers are not figured into the algorithm, no? It is very complex. Also methane is ‘consumed’ by other growths/overgrowths. You can still have a methane issue but the ‘net’ methane is not accounted for after crossfeeding in the gut occurs.

      Probiotics are individual as well — some cannot tolerate even kraut or kombucha.

      Herbals work = or better than rifaximin because they target yeasts as well as a broad spectrum of adverse viruses/bacteria/protozoa and some parasites. Yes absolutely I believe for some probx and prebx are enough. It probably depends on how deep seated the dysbiosis is, genotypes, toxin burden and how much damage (poor diet, # antibiotics rounds incl those for SIBO or Lyme).

      • Maria

        I see. Thank you for your time and clear response!

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  • SavGeo

    Hi Dr. Grace,

    Whenever I eat inulin or starch (like bananas, plantains, etc.) I get a scratchy throat and achy joints. Does this mean that I need to keep weeding or do you suggest just giving it more time so the good guys can build up? The past two weeks I’ve been eating strictly meat and greens, taking GI Microb-X (to weed), and Prescript Assist + Bifido supplements. I’ve seen great results from this low carb diet, but I hate the fact that I’m not feeding the good bacteria at all (plus it’s a pretty boring diet and I’m low on body weight as it is). How long should I be on the low card diet or should I continue to eat RS3 and inulin until the issues resolve on their own? Also, I love AOR Probiotic-3, but the lactose and/or potato starch in it seem to cause achy joints for me too – maybe the symptoms will subside with continued use? And I made some beautiful natto, but I’m on the fence on whether or not it’s going to be beneficial or detrimental to my healing. Any advice you have would be appreciated.

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      HI SavGeo

      Love hearing from you!
      Sounds like you are intolerant which is so common. Do you get brain fog and fatigue also?
      Often for moderate to severe dysbiosis, weeding will precede any feeding. Have you done testing? It sounds like your target might be Citrobacter, E coli, yeasts and/or Klebsiella. These eat our food and starches and mucin…
      Testing will tell you how the good flora are seeding and anchoring which is a good indicator when you can re-intro fodmaps/starches back into diet.

      • SavGeo

        Hi Dr. Grace,

        Thank you for the reply. I went on a low carb diet and did some weeding with GI Microb X. It helped some, but it’s hard to tell. After that I did a uBiome test. My results were Firmicutes 73.68%; Bacteroidetes 20.88%; Actinobacteria 3.24%; Proteobacteria 2.08%; and Tenericutes 0.12%. It seems like I don’t have any bifido, so I’ve been taking a lot of Renew Life Ultimate Flora and bionic fiber. I’ve also been making retrgraded, soured oat/amarath/flax seed porridge and soy-free garbanzo bean natto and tempeh. I’ve seen good results with this and don’t have a problem with the banana and plantains anymore, but I’m still having random skin breakouts that I haven’t been able to definitively link to anything. Oddly enough, I think I’m having a reaction to something in GI Revive, so I quit taking it. At this point, I’m not sure if my problem is a food intolerance, an overgrowth of bad bacteria, a leaky gut or all three.

  • Liz

    hi Dr Grace,
    Do you recommend breaks from anti microbial herbs or keep going continuously until feeling better. I get significant die off side effects and not sure whether to have a break after three weeks and increase my pre/probiotics for a bit or keep pushing through. thanks1

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      Hi Liz
      I don’t believe in suffering through die off because it is unnecessary and too oxidative for the liver/body to handle. Consider not pushing through. What do you do for die off/Herx? Any charcoal, clay, vit C, liposomal glutathione?

  • Liz

    Thanks Dr Grace, Just mopping up with some liquid bentonite at this stage. i feel my liver needs some more help though.

  • Josh Finlay

    Grace, do you see D. Fragilis as a problem parasite or a harmless commensal?