It seems like green tea extract is useful too . I’ve been reading more of Ayers’ blog and he mentions it being a good idea to try to restore some flora balance before starting a biofilm protocol. If you’ve been taking following the protocol and taking probiotics for some time, that may be enough.
The biofilm protocol should only be done once too, since it disrupts all the flora, good and bad. The idea is to destabilise the stubborn pathogenic colonies, and then begin rebuilding with good diet and exposure to good bacteria. Here’s what Ayers said.
Art Ayers wrote: I think that most people should try to build up their gut flora before they try to strip away biofilms and start over, simply because they need a source of complex gut flora to start again, i.e. 150 different species of bacteria are needed for a healthy gut.
I think that your patients problem is a lack of bacteria and bowel irritation/inflammation. She is probably vit.D deficient, so test serum, supplement, retest to >70 ng/ml. Diet should be low carb, most calories from saturated fats. Plenty of veggies to supply plant fiber polysaccharides, pectin/inulin. Probiotics fed by dairy products and test to see if lactulose helps with the bowel irritation and enhances normal stool formation. Encourage her to use local veggies and not to overwash them, because she needs a source of new bacteria.
She should be aware that developing a new functional gut flora will require some bowel discomfort and persistence in continuing to eat diverse veggies even if they don’t agree with her initially.
I think that it is good for her to avoid grains and starch/sugar/fructose, etc., but I think that she might benefit from dairy and its support for probiotic bacteria.
Fish oil might help, after she has increased her saturated fat intake.
You can use the search function (upper left) to look up my articles on stripping biofilms, but I would only recommend that approach after some gut flora has developed.