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How anti-biotics affect your gut

This article may be pretty much DUHH to people here but found it pretty interesting:

Some take aways:
1) chronic inflammation is very bad!
"As soon as these two parasitic invaders have multiplied to sufficient numbers, they induce inflammation. While inflammation is not a good environment for restoring good bacteria, C. difficile and salmonella thrive in it."

2) Taking anti-biotics creates a short term SPIKE in sugars/carbs in your gut even if you don't eat sugar! This is because, a lot of the good bacteria that eats sugars DIES but other good bacteria keeps pulling Sugar out from mucus. This leads to a 10-course Sugar feast for any bad bacteria or fungus waiting patiently in your gut.

Sonnenburg said:

"The bad guys in the gut are scavenging nutrients that were liberated by the good guys, who are casualties of the collateral damage incurred by Antibiotics . Antibiotics cause our friendly gut bacteria to unwittingly help these pathogens [by continuing to get Sugar from mucus].

We believe that bacterial pathogens in the gut cause disease in two steps [(1) spike in sugar allows them to reach critical mass, (2) inflammation]. Others have shown that once these pathogens attain sufficient numbers, they use inflammation-triggering tricks to wipe out our resident friendly microbes - at no cost to the pathogens themselves, because they've evolved ways to deal with it. But first, they have to surmount a critical hurdle: In the absence of the inflammation they're trying to induce, they have to somehow reach that critical mass. Our work shows how they go about it after a dose of Antibiotics . They take advantage of a temporary spike in available sugars liberated from intestinal mucus left behind by slain commensal microbes."

Well duh antibiotics kill good bacteria and let bad bacteria grow BUT didn't realize that inflammation was part of bad bacteria and CANDIDA's strategy to wipe out our good guys! What makes it worse in the case of candida, is the attacks are coordinated since the yeast can communicate:!

So reminder to all, take your L-glutamine, aloe vera, slippery elm, before you try to repopulate your good guys.

Bentonite and psyllium helped me personally as well and it seems to stop or slow candida colonies communication (at least it feels that way!). Have to be religious about taking these. ANTI FUNGALS ARE NOT ENOUGH!!!

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