Probiotic Paradox: Maintaining the Disease Process

The Probiotic Paradox is that both live and dead bacteria in probiotic products can generate biological responses. The use of probiotics in an unhealthy gut can result in immune dysregulation, bacterial translocation into the lymph and blood and increased inflammation. The Probiotic Paradox is that the action of probiotics are dependent upon the health of the gastrointestinal tract, immune…

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Analyzing SIBO Breath Test Results

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) occurs in several diseases of the small bowel. SIBO syndrome is associated with chronic diarrhea and malabsorption of nutrients. Further, various specific diseases causing malabsorption are often associated with secondary overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. However, the overgrowth is secondary to the primary cause. In health, normal small intestinal…

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