73 yo F with SIBO, H- Pylori

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      73 years old female SIBO, H- Pylori

      Hi I have a client who came to see me because she suffers with loose bowel motions ( up to 15 times before 7:30 am) – after a breath test she tested positive to SIBO both Hydrogen (very high) and Methane. Stool test shown very high levels of H- Pylori. My question is, do we treat both SIBO and H- Pylori simultaneously?

      Posted by Suzi Pick

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      Christine Bailey

      Dear Suzi,

      Many thanks for your question regarding your clientwho has been diagnosed with SIBO and Helicobacter pylori. You have asked about whether you should address both the SIBO and helicobacter pylori.

      In my experience, it is common for both to occur together and in many cases the strategies used to address one would be also beneficial for tackling the other so there should be no reason why you cannot address both concerns. Please note as a practitioner we do not ‘treat’ any client. In addition, it is also not our role to diagnose SIBO therefore please do refer your client to the GP or consultant for confirmation of these imbalances. Your client may feel that she would prefer a medical intervention such as antibiotics. This is something for her to consider and discuss with her GP.

      However, there is much we can do to assist and I would firstly refer you to the Nutri Link Route to Resolution for SIBO. This clearly explains the different aspects of the condition following a functional nutritional approach.

      There are many considerations for each client. If there is inflammation and soreness in the oesphagus or stomach which is causing concern or reflux then your client may need some healing and soothing intervention. If there is associated constipation then either a prokinetic or natural approach to encourage bowel movements daily is important. With SIBO typically a low FODMAP approach is often recommended. You may wish to look at my Beat the Bloat ebook for support which can be found here http://tinyurl.com/gvffn4b This is not a diet for long term but can be helpful while you address the underlying imbalances and bacterial dysbiosis.

      With regards to the most useful antimicrobials you may wish to consider grapefruit seed extract and / or oregano oil. If there is yeast overgrowth of candida then additional anti-fungal support e.g. Saccharomyces boulardii and Caprylic acid can be helpful as well. Often clients could benefit from some overall immune support – so consider whether vitamin A and D may also be helpful.

      For Helicobacter pylori we have written about this on previous linked in discussions

      Additional considerations for the diet include keeping salt low and using broccoli sprouts. I have listed below the most effective supplements for you to consider for Helicobacter pylori


      The following supplements are suggested for you to consider in light of your relevant expertise and intimate understanding of the needs of your client or patient. They may be used in isolation or as part of a multi supplement strategy, but at all times the consideration of their use should be tied into the specific needs of the individual you are responsible for.

      Soothing and healing support
      Sano Gastril (ARG) – suck 1 before and after eating – http://tinyurl.com/h3mttmd
      and / or
      GastraZyme (BRC) – 2 tabs at the start of each meal – http://tinyurl.com/6rrmelv
      Phospholipid Colostrum (ARG) – take 1tbsp twice daily – http://tinyurl.com/zwty66b

      Mastica (ARG) – 3 caps before each meal – http://tinyurl.com/c2poest
      Lactobacillus Plantarum, Rhamnosus, Salivarius (ARG) – 2 with each meal – http://tinyurl.com/393wuqc
      Buffered Vitamin C (AR) – 1/3rd tspn in water, on empty stomach, 3 times per day http://tinyurl.com/5slq5fx

      Additional Anti-microbials
      ADP Oregano (BRC) – take 3 with each meal – http://tinyurl.com/hdjg9c5
      and / or
      ParaMicrocidin (ARG) – take 1-2 with each meal

      Saccharomyces boulardii (ARG) – take 1 twice daily- http://tinyurl.com/z27sdwn

      I hope this helps with your client

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