Thomas wrote: do you really think that a 3 to 4 days test will mess him up?
What do you purpose that the member eats in place of green-fiber-rich vegetables?
I believe that 3 or 4 days without fiber or a much lower fiber intake would probably help his symptoms, but at the same time it would stop the treatment because the beneficial bacteria would not have enough food. When the bacteria start dying, the treatment comes to a standstill and does no good whatsoever, and the Candida would eventually start increasing in population again.
This forum is about stopping a Candida overgrowth, period. That’s why I’m here, therefore my advice will always be geared towards finding an end to the Candida symptoms the members are experiencing and at the same time try to keep them in as healthy a state as possible. This doesn’t include telling them that eating less vegetables may help to destroy their infestation.
I can see that there is any problem especially with the amount of probiotic we all are taking here.
Beneficial bacteria are living creatures which cannot live, thrive, and multiply without food. If we apply what you have typed above to a pet dog, then what you have said is if I buy a hundred dogs rather than just one, then I won’t have to feed them as much because I have so many.
Another thought is too, how many of us here really know for sure if they have candida or if it is SIBO, IBS, or any other of the sicknesses troubling us. Some people say they are over a year on the diet and still suffer like dogs with brain-fog and diarrhoea. But the advice coming is every time die-off. The low fibre test folks can do is a very quick one lasting for 3 or 4 days. After that I would say if it doesn’t work kick it. But I am concerned that people here are fighting and fighting with so called die-off and might even fight a ghost.
The problem with that line of thought is, as I’ve already explained, cutting out or decreasing the fiber intake enough will probably make the symptoms of bloating better and at the same time increase the Candida overgrowth if it’s present. So if the problem is not SIBO or IBS (which by the way are both possible long WITH a Candida overgrowth), and their symptoms improve and they continue as you suggest, then this will quickly allow the Candida population to increase.
If you’ll think back just two days ago, Javizy has already explained all of this and more to you.
Jvizy on May 31 wrote: Thomas, IBS is really just an umbrella term that comes in handy for doctors who can’t diagnose you. As you pretty much said yourself without using the term, SIBO is your problem. Low-fibre diets don’t do anything to cure SIBO. They’re just treatments that maintain the underlying conditions. If you ever want to be able to eat fibre and maintain a healthy colon, you need to learn how to cure SIBO.
Low-fibre means the bacteria in the colon can’t feed, and can’t produce SCFAs which play a number of important roles in fighting off pathogens, keeping pH low and soothing the tissue of the colon. If the number of beneficial bacteria falls low enough, and the pH rises high enough, you open yourself up for a host of new problems.
Going on a low-fibre diet has shown you what your problem is. It’s acted as a diagnostic tool. Now you need to go on to cure yourself. I don’t know much about SIBO, but are you sure you produce enough stomach acid? Pancreatic enzymes? Bile salts? What about intestinal permeability? Can you do anything to disrupt bacterial biofilms that allow the overgrowth to remain strong? Antibiotics don’t seem to work for SIBO, so I think this strongly implicates biofilms.