This a video that talks about my experience with reversing small intestine bacterial overgrowth and the symptoms involved.
The small intestine is a place where food is absorbed by the body and the large intestine is where food is prepared to be eliminated from the body. The small intestine should have very little bacteria in it whereas the large intestine should have high amount. When the bacteria makes its way into the small intestine is when Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (or SIBO) symptoms arise.
The symptoms of SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) are very uncomfortable and causes a lot of pain. It is very important to follow the small intestine bacterial overgrowth diet if you are someone who is suffering from this condition. It is important to make sure that you are starving down the bacteria all the while making sure that you get nutrients to the body.
The same people who tend to suffer from the condition SIBO are the same people who often have malnutrition or nutrient depletion. The SIBO diet food list is a critical part of reversing this issue.
This brings us into how to heal SIBO naturally. SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) can be reversed but it’s important to have the right tools. I will tell you that even with the right tools it can be very difficult to reverse this problem. I’ve seen some people fight reversing it for many years. In most cases, the SIBO symptoms will start to be relieved almost immediately with my protocol and the proper diet.
When it comes to reversing the condition SIBO naturally, it is important to make sure that you focus on doing a cleanse of the small intestine in order to get bad bacteria out. It is also important to make sure that when doing a cleanse of the small intestines you are putting good strains of bacteria in so that they can support a healthy small intestines. It is also important to make sure you work to reduce stress and inflammation in the intestine all while putting in proper enzyme and balancing the PH.
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[Video Transcription] Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth | How To Reverse SIBO
In this video you will learn how to address a bacterial overgrowth issue in the small intestines.
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In this video we are talking about Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, also known as SIBO. Now, this is a problem for a lot of people. I’ve worked with many people who have had this issue. But I have also had this issue myself, so I can give you some real clear advice as to how I went about reversing it. This problem can be very difficult to reverse in many cases, but let’s go ahead and talk about some of the different symptoms that arise with SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth). Let’s go ahead and talk about the things that really cause SIBO. And then what you need to do in order to reverse this issue.
Now, when we look at the small intestine let’s do a quick little run through. Basically the small intestine is responsible for taking food and absorbing the nutrients for your body. So it is broken down, it goes into the small intestine, that’s where it is absorbing the nutrients. Then, after it goes into the small intestine it goes to the large intestine. And in the large intestine the food is going to be broken down into waste so it can then exit the body. Now, the small intestine should have very little bacteria in it whereas the large intestine should have a lot. What happens in people who have Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth is essentially that they get a lot of bacteria that goes into that small intestine and it causes a lot of symptoms. Let’s go ahead and discuss them.
The first one is bloating and distention. This is a very common symptom. People wake up in the morning and their stomach feels huge. They eat a meal and their stomach feels huge. It causes a lot of discomfort. The reason for this and what is happening is that these different fibers and starches and sugars are going into the small intestine and they are fermenting which causes a lot of gas. So we have to make sure that we are watching fibers, starches, and sugars and also supplementation. That’s another place where many people go wrong is with supplementation. They find out that they have some small intestine bacteria issues and they jump into supplementation that actually is having a negative effect on them. So we’ve got to be careful with that. We’ll talk more about that in a minute.
The next is constipation and diarrhea. Someone can have constipation or diarrhea or actually alter between both. So that’s important to know as well.
Next is nutrient deficiencies or nutrient deficits. When we look at this issue what essentially happens is that all that bacteria in the small intestine is going and taking those nutrients and keeping them from you. So though you may be consuming some different vitamins and you may be consuming a healthy diet, the bacteria is getting those nutrients and your body is not. So your body can really be starving in this case.
The next one is antacids. When people make chronic use of antacids – let’s say they get heartburn all the time and they are taking these antacids on a regular basis – I mean, I’ve heard of people taking them after every single meal. What you do is you alter the pH in the intestines and in the stomach, and as a result of that you create a very bad bacterial environment. Now, the pH in the stomach is responsible for keeping certain bacteria at bay and keeping it out of certain places. If you alter that, then essentially what will happen is you can have the Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth issue. So antacids are a big problem there.
Then, also an existing gut condition. If you’re someone who has leaky gut, if you have Celiac, if you have Crohn’s, if you have any of these existing gut conditions, it can really be a way of opening the door for this bacterial overgrowth issue.
So when we look at these different symptoms here, these are good signs that you are someone who has Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. Now, some of the ways that you can also determine if you have it is you can do a stool analysis and then you can also do a breath test that will go and give some good data as to whether or not you have some of these issues going on. But to kind of give yourself a good starting point this is a really good way to go, just looking at some of these different symptoms and seeing if you have them, because if you can look at all of these and go, “Yep, that’s me, that’s me, that’s me,” then there is probably a good chance that you have this SIBO issue.
Now, Step Two is looking at why it happens. So there are a couple of things we have to consider. First of all, a depressed immune system. So your immune system is just not functioning well.
The next is chronic stress. Essentially, if you have chronic stress it is going to change and alter the way that your intestine is functioning. So chronic stress is never a good thing. That’s why people who have chronic stress get ulcers and all kinds of other issues. It can alter the pH.
Here we have someone who has depressed gastric acid. It alters the pH and essentially you are opening the door for this bacteria to be in places it shouldn’t be. So that is something that we relate to the antacids and so on and so forth.
The other thing is irregular peristalsis. Someone who is eating a lot and then is sitting at a desk chair all day, someone who is eating a lot before bed. Essentially what is going to happen is this causes an irregular peristalsis. So movement of the body is very important for digestion and peristalsis. So when we look at this issue it also can cause a Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth.
So these are some of the different reasons it can happen, some of the different reasons behind it. But also we can look at poor diet and a few other things as well.
Now the next step is going to be, how do you actually go in and solve this issue? So this is an interesting one because there is a lot of different content out there, blogs and so on and so forth, that talk about this issue. And like I said, from my personal experience, myself having it and my working with people and reversing it with them, there is just no way that most of this information that you’re going to find online will even come close to fixing this issue.
What we need to look at first of all is food. You need to avoid certain foods – starches, sugars, legumes. Many foods that actually are very good for you, you need to avoid during this time. Simply because you need to really avoid foods that are going to feed that bacteria.
On the other hand, you need to make sure that you are eating certain foods. The reason for this is simply that what our goal is here is to actually starve down that bacteria but also make sure that we’re feeding the body. Because once again, people who have this Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth issue – essentially what happens is that you’re going in and you’re feeding this bacteria but you’re not feeding yourself. You’re not feeding your body. So we need to make sure that you are getting the proper nutrients but we are actually taking away the nutrients that the bacteria needs to thrive.
What I’m going to do is in the description below I will post a link to a chart that has the foods that you need to avoid and the foods that you can consume. There are a lot of them. I will put them down below so that we don’t spend 20 minutes going over them right now. So that will be in the description:
SIBO Food List: https://nuvision.lpages.co/sibo-food-plan/
The next thing is the power of doing some intermittent fasting. Actually abstaining from food for a period of time can really help to kind of reset that gut and can help kill down some of that bacteria as well.
Then last is supplementation. Now a lot of people will talk about using fasting alone or using diet alone. I can tell you that I have never seen anybody do it. As a matter of fact it can be very, very hard to complete with just some of these different strategies that we just talked about. So supplementation is important, and there are a couple of things specifically that you need to really focus on doing.
First of all, healing the gut lining. Working on that gut lining which is probably inflamed and having a lot going on it. A lot of times leaky gut is associated. So anyway, healing that gut lining is very important.
The next thing when it comes to supplementation is making sure that you are actually clearing out some of those different gut bacteria. We want to make sure we are clearing out that bacteria so we can remove it from our small intestine and have everything start functioning right. It’s not just about putting good bacteria in but a lot of times it’s about taking that bacteria out. We will actually use a microbial cleanse to just cleanse that bacteria out of the gastrointestinal tract with a natural remedy that does it safely.
Then, when we look at supplementation such as probiotic this is important, too. Because most people will tell you to stay away from probiotic. What they are failing to understand is that when it comes to the probiotic, the reason that most people have a negative reaction to a probiotic when they have SIBO is simply because of this. Because most probiotics contain a prebiotic. What that means is that not only are you getting a probiotic but you are getting food for that probiotic, which in normal cases is very good. However, if you have SIBO it’s not good because that prebiotic is not only going to feed that bacteria that you’re taking but it’s also going to feed all the bacteria in the gut and it’s going to cause you to become bloated and have a lot of issues from it. So we need to make sure that we have the good strains of bacteria in there, but we need to make sure that we’re not feeding the bad stuff. So it’s important to take a probiotic, but one that does not contain a prebiotic.
The other thing is that it is very important to make sure you are getting good nutrients. We already talked about nutrient deficits being a very common problem as a result of people who are suffering from SIBO, especially the fat soluble nutrients – the A, D, E, and K are also very important during this time. Making sure you are taking proper enzymes is important too.
Essentially when we look at this, what we’re doing is we’re looking to reset that whole environment in the gastrointestinal tract. We’re looking to reset some of that acidity with apple cider vinegar capsules as well. So we’re looking to just cause a whole reset in there, clean out some of that bacteria, and create an environment that is actually sustainable for your gut. Because people who have Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth over time start to develop a lot more issues. So it’s very important that you actually go in and solve this problem.
So all the resources for this video, the foods and the supplementation that I use, it will all be in the description below:
SIBO Supplement Program: http://bit.ly/2PW4sBW
Microbe Cleanse Herbal Remedy: http://bit.ly/2Tg9yrA
Dr. Zyrowski’s Health & Nutrition Store: http://bit.ly/2tkG00u
Recommended Keto Cookbook: https://amzn.to/2PzCNUc
Dr. Zyrowski’s Low Carb Cookbook: http://bit.ly/2kgnwcC
Once again, this problem can be very difficult to reverse. Even if you’re doing everything right it can take several months to reverse.
So take that all into consideration, give this video a thumbs up, share it with your friends who may be suffering from the same issue. If you have any questions, put it in comments section below. Subscribe to my channel and check out my other videos on fasting and ketosis and all the other really great topics that are going to help you improve your health.
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