I’ve had a few patients with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) that are desperate for solutions and help. It’s an interesting thing, this digestive disorder. It primarily seems to be located in the ascending colon and particularly the bottom most part, giving impairment to the ileocecal valve and possibly the appendix.*
This valve makes it so that the flow is one way but people with SIBO are so inflamed that the valve does not operate properly thus allowing backflow.
So much like any other pipe, especially one running clean water (or cleaner, in this case) that can cause serious issues. We already have an accumulation of matter in our colon by way of mucoid plaque. So imagine this coating your nutrient powerhouse; your main intake system. Which is why people get so bloated. Which is why they start reacting to all foods almost. I imagine the entire pH of the small intestine is completely thrown off with no chance to ever rectify itself.
No one has asked me of course. But in my opinion SIBO, unlike Lyme Disease and the other viral type diseases which seem more parasite driven… based on the personalities of the people that present, is more of an anxiety disorder.
I would personally treat it with 3 things.
1) trying to get the inflammation down asap. Strong course of natural anti-inflammatories. I love aloe vera juice. Pure, inner (not outer) husk, no fillers. Like Trader Joe’s or George’s brand available locally at MOC and other health food stores. I drank a jug in three days and pulled myself out of a painful, bleeding bout of diverticulitis. Drink away. From the plant itself is ideal but it tastes pretty 😝.
2) handle the stressors in your life. Yoga, exercise, meditation, coloring books. No alcohol, maybe a little THC. And if needed meds. To get the SIBO under control at least. Until said person can develop better coping mechanisms.
3) mucoid plaque cleanse. Because yuck, yuck, yuck. Trust me. Google it if you question it.
But again. No one really asked me. Lol 💋
*I say this because I can actually feel it in most cases.