If you or anyone you know has IBS, here's some important information. Because IBS is one of THE most commonly diagnosed, misery-causing gut problems.
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I have IBS and am feeling so miserable, I don't know who I should listen to.
What do you know about small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO)? My doctor has mentioned this. Are there any products for such condition?
My doctor wants to prescribe medications (I think one of them is an antidepressant) but I don't want to live my life depending on drugs.
Can you guide me?
SB: Sandra, I'm very familiar with SIBO. And more importantly, I'm thrilled that you didn't just throw your hands in the air and blindly take antidepressants (and other drugs) that do NOTHING for the root cause of IBS.
I'll explain what SIBO is and, more importantly, what you can do about it -- other than taking dangerous, life-altering medications.
What's SIBO and how does it lead to IBS?
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when some of the bacteria from your large intestine "slide up" and invade the small intestine.
That's not good and here's why:
Different types of bacteria live in the large vs. small intestines and they each have different functions.
One of those differences is the breaking down of carbs. Most carbs are absorbed in your small intestine with little or no gas produced. The only exception is dietary fiber -- that passes on to the large intestine.
The bacteria in your large intestine break down fiber and as they're doing that, gas is produced. The bacteria usually absorb most of the gas, and any excess is passed as occasional (NOT excessive) flatulence.
However, SIBO is when some of the fiber-gnawing bacteria from your large intestine come up into the small intestine. When this happens, fiber that you eat begins to be broken down too soon -- in the small intestine.
Since your small intestine isn't equipped to do this and it doesn't have the right bacteria to absorb the resulting gas, that means BLOATING and PAIN (the classic IBS symptoms).
Your body's natural defenses against SIBO
Normally three things prevent SIBO from occurring in a healthy gut:
1- Acids in the small intestine kill off any invaders
2- Peristalsis--the contractions that move your food through the digestive tract prevent the bacteria in your large intestine from "swimming upstream"
3- Bacterial "sparring"--healthy bacteria in the small intestine fight off bacteria from the large intestine
But if any of those three natural safety nets is harmed somehow, SIBO can result.
What causes SIBO
One common cause of SIBO is antacids.
Antacids neutralize the acid in the small intestine and make it unable to fight off large intestinal bacteria like it should.
Antibiotics are another culprit...
Antibiotics destroy the protective flora in the small intestine which makes it easier for the invaders from the large intestine to take over.
SIBO has been established as a common cause of IBS symptoms. And the typical "remedies" for IBS -- laxatives, anti-spasmodics and antidepressants -- do absolutely NOTHING to address the cause of what's going on in your gut.
So yes, Sandra, you're right to be concerned about medications. Chances are excellent that you'll feel just as lousy as you do now...maybe even worse.
The safe, natural answer
What CAN help you is Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula.
Super Shield can help fight SIBO-induced IBS safely and naturally from within by restoring and maintaining the flora balance in both your small and large intestines. With a proper flora balance, carbohydrates (and ALL your foods) will be broken down where they're supposed to be, without the horrible gas and bloating.
Super Shield contains the strain Bifidobacteria Infantis, which has been shown to be very effective in alleviating the full range of IBS symptoms.
Plus, the 12 other super strains used in Super Shield will ensure that the populations of all of your resident "good guys" stays strong and effective.
Get Super Shield now and see what a difference it can make in your IBS symptoms.
To your health,
PS: Eating hard-to-digest, miscombined foods is another common cause of IBS. The Great Taste No Pain manuals will teach you how to pair foods together that digest easily with NO gas and bloating! Learn more about Great Taste No Pain and how it can do that here.
PPS: Phyllis sees improvement in her IBS and skin problems too!:
I have been taking Super Shield for 2 months for my IBS and stomach problems and I feel great!
I also have a skin disorder called porokeratosis for which the dermatologist was no help whatsoever. However, since taking Super Shield it's going away--my skin is soft and smooth again.
Thanks for helping all of us. God Bless you Sherry.
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