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Javizy wrote: Thomas,
I’m not sure how accurate the passport analogy is. People get infected with (colonised by) foreign bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi all the time. Faecal transplants don’t necessarily involve family members, and it’s unlikely even relatives have particularly similar gut flora, given the many variables involved in determining them. I think the right conditions make colonisation possible for the right species, but it’s not something I’ve researched, so correct me if I’m wrong.
I’ve been interested by some of the things Ayers says on his blog that have made me think the same things you’re thinking. I’m wondering if what he says about soil in particular is accurate.
To fix your gut flora, you need both proper food, and dozens of species of new bacteria. It is like a forest that is burned to clear it for a commercial plantation (wiping out gut flora with antibiotics). Adding more fertilizer will not cause the original complex forest to return. A source of seeds and plants representing the original biodiversity is needed to reproduce a functional forest. In the same way, repairing a damaged gut flora requires access to samples of the dozens, if not hundreds, of missing species of bacteria. Those needed bacteria are clinging to raw vegetables from local gardens, but are removed by excessive cleaning and sanitizing.
Yes, it would be interesting how to get the tons of different bacteria back. What I could see is that there are not so many strings available to buy.
Why I was talking about the gut flora from the family has to do with the book I was reading, he said that in the first 6 weeks the baby get the bacteria culture from the nearest family member. This could be off course be your grandmother if she took care of you or any other person. What I found interesting is that he talked about it that there is only a short time where the bacteria is established and will be recognised for a lifetime by the immune system and that will never change. ALL other bacteria will not be allowed to attach themselves but will be fight against.
Therefore you get IBS which is that war in your system against Bacteria. Therefore I am on a low fiber diet right now. I was feeding the wrong bacteria with tons of fiber on the diet here and felt like I was dying. The sympthoms are the same as on candida. Brainfog is the poison of the active bacteria poisions. I had Brainfog for month on end and never felt good.
Now I dont have it anymore. But I have no idea how to be stable again in my gut flora. Maybe it will heal itself as the book only says that after one month I should slowly try to get some fibre back into my diet. Lets see if that works as I felt shit yesterday after I eat brown rice.
all the best, if you figure out more about bacteria or probiotics please dropp me a PM.