Bad bacteria or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, sibo, can cause many of the problems associated with candida yeast infections. As a matter of fact, half of the stool test results I get back show that this is the problem and not candida at all. Further candida blood antibody testing to verify that the stool test was right, show no antibodies to candida what-so-ever. I suspect that this is the problem for many people that have been struggling with what they think is candida that have not been tested. These people have tried everything with no luck and their problems persist.
The most common species of bad bacteria I see on these tests are listed below although this is not a complete list. They are just the species of bad bacteria I see most of the time.
causes 90% of all bacterial infections in humans. If this bacteria gets to far out of control it can cause kidney failure.
Enterobacter cloacae causes many respiratory and urinary infections.
Klebsiella pneumoniae is normally found in the body but in very small amounts. If allowed to get out of control it causes pneumonia.
causes inflammatory diarrhea and it can result in bleeding from the anus. It can also cause fever, intestinal cramps and pain in the digestive system much like candida yeast.
Citrobacter freundii can cause brain abscesses and meningitis.
Citrobacter cloacae can give you respiratory and urinary tract infections.
Various streptococcus bacteria cause digestive problems if they over grow.
is a bad bacteria that is mostly responsible for staph infections. However, it can also cause acne, sinus infections, meningitis, toxic shock syndrome, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, endocarditis, bacterimia, chest pain and sepsis.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes general body inflammation, urinary tract infections, kidney infections and lung infections. In extreme cases of over growth it can kill.
is much like candida yeast because it can get out of control from taking antibiotics. This leads the person to believe they have a yeast problem when in truth they do not. It gives you diarrhea, bloating and severe abdominal pain much like candida in the intestine. It can lead to colitis and inflammatory bowel disease
if not treated.
Most of these bad bacteria prefer simple carbs and sugar as a food source so that also leads the person to believe that their problem is candida related.
Treating Bad Bacteria Infections
If you do one of my recommended stool tests
and these bad bacteria are detected, the lab will run a susceptibility test to see what kills that species of bad bacteria. It then becomes quite simple to get this problem under control by taking what they recommend. However, bad bacteria build resistance to modern herbs just like they do to antibiotics so I recommend you take a rotational approach. Bad bacteria also build biofilms and I have more information about bacterial biofilms on the BioFase webpage.
The first thing you need to do is follow the Candida Diet
because most of these bacteria eat simple carbs. There is no sense in feeding them while trying to get them under control.
Over and over again on these susceptibility tests I see four natural products that are effective against all of these bacteria to certain degrees. They are:
Now the Paramicrocidin is not on the susceptibility test results but I have had people use this product extensively with very good results. It is an excellent bad bacteria and candida killer.
I would also start taking Biofase
and a high dose probiotic such as CP-1 or the 11-Strain probiotic
10 minutes later twice a day for one week. This will raise your good bacterial levels while breaking down the biofilm and it is these good bacteria that will keep the bad bacteria under control once there numbers are reduced. This will also prevent the above natural antibiotics from killing off your good bacteria.
After that initial week, I would start taking Viracin everyday as directed on the label. Then start with the Berberine and take it at the recommended dose for four days. At the end of that four days stop the Berberine and start the Oregano Oil taking it for four days. Then stop and take the Uva Ursi for four days, then the Paramicrocidin. After one rotation raise the dose of each bad bacterial killer and repeat for one more rotation. These are natural antibiotics and like any antibiotic you don't want to be on them for to long.
After two rotations continue with the BioFase and probiotic for as long as needed. Or, if you are still having problems but things have improved, after two weeks on the Biofase and probiotic only, do another two rotations of the herbs. You can do this system indefinitely but I don't think you will need to after you've done this twice.
Any questions about bad bacteria you can contact me from the contact page of this website.