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Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:45 AM
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- Lactose intolerance
- Fructose intolerance.
- Baseline test.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:12 PM
Thanks for explaining Kathleen.Following from this would you say that lactose & fructose intolerant people with unmodified diets may end up with a greater volume of undigested food remaining in their gut.Does having undigested food passing through the system contribute to messy stools & FBO?I try to avoid food which contains high indigestible carbohydrates such as beer.
Apparently if we're intolerant of lactose or fructose we'll either produce hydrogen or methane.Every human has bacteria that produce gases like hydrogen and methane.These are not produced from every single indigestible carbohydrate and all humans eat indigestible carbohydrates (this is why every human farts and two of the most abundant gases in farts are methane and hydrogen)Now if you can't digest lactose or absorb fructose and they give you a bunch of it you produce more than someone that digested/absorbed it.
Would you then say the presence of this gas in high volumes is an indicator of poor diet &/or food intolerance rather than a problem in itself?Also would high gas volumes result in excessive bloating & abdominal pains as well as gas leakage?
But these are not abnormal gases for people to produce. They are very normal gases (some people have methanogenic bacteria and others do not but neither gas is only produced in an abnormal state).
I think it's my poor terminology.By bad bacteria I mean bacteria which result in high odor &/or poor stool formation.I'd imagine we are drawn together under the IBS banner but many of our symptoms will have common causes & whilst others may have totally different causes.I suspect my gut flora is populated with the undesirable bacteria which either produce high odor waste &/or result in considerable food passing undigested.I don't know what the Huang Lian is doing but I'm hoping it's controlling the population of the undesirables or is producing an environment which allows the friendly bacteria to thrive.The Huang Lian continues to stabilise my system.Last night I attended a dinner spending the evening symptom free.I keep thinking this will end but continue to do well.My next plan of action will be to introduce desirable bacteria with some quality Probiotics.Just hope these don't have an element of undesirability.
Not bad bacteria (as in pathogenic or dangerous in anyway). One of the other very normal groups of bacteria you find in totally healthy normal people are the sulfur-reducing bacteria. Typically people either have methanogenic or sulfur-reducing bacteria in large numbers but not both at the same time. (some people at any given time may have neither)There are some other odors (why every humans stool smells) but usually when people have a lot of smelly gas it is because the sulfur-reducing bacteria are in the ecological niche rather than methane-producing bacteria. Some people will go back and forth between the two as the ecology inside changes over time. That being said. People who have intolerances to certain foods generally feel better if they avoid them especially with IBS as IBSers often do not handle even normal increases in gas level from any of the other myriad foods that cause gas that have no lactose or fructose. Some people who have no symptoms are intolerant of those two sugars, but they just have a system that handles the gas increases well.
Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:26 PM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 05:26 AM
In the absence of any cure over the years I've found myself speculating in the search for answers. :(Could the specific characteristics of some undesirable bacteria, sufferers may carry, destabilize the gut & lead to FBO & messy stools?Although low in percentage terms wouldn't the quantity of undigested food (due to intolerance) hitting the large intestine feed these problem bacteria leading to a worsening of any symptoms?
Following from this would you say that lactose & fructose intolerant people with unmodified diets may end up with a greater volume of undigested food remaining in their gut. Probably doesn't affect total volume much. I mean it isn't like it takes several cups of the offending carb, but couple of tablespoons.It should NOT cause all other food to somehow get dumped into the colon in amounts that is different from anyone else.
Would you say that consuming food for which one has an intolerance can exacerbate symptoms? Couldn't the action or waste of some undesirable bacteria destabilize the gut & putrefy its content even if its percentage volume is relatively low?Would you agree that although a different environment & specifics, a typical garden compost can illustrate the possible result of undesirable bacteria.Anaerobic piles will tend to have more likelihood to have an overabundance of nitrogen causing the dark slimy feel due to the fact that the organisms in such a pile have less of a need for nitrogen and high energy. They work slower, and the nitrogen will tend to convert to ammonia resulting in a smelly mess.
Does having undigested food passing through the system contribute to messy stools & FBO?If it did EVERY human being on the planet would have messy stools and FBO. All humans have some undigested food in their stools.Probably only if you don't handle gas volume well. Many people with intolerances have ZERO symptoms, none at all, don't know they have a problem.IBSers generally don't have abnormally high gas volumes and don't handle normal gas volumes well.
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:12 AM
I thought I took a backward step yesterday with bloating, FBO and that uncomfortable feeling.After clearing this morning I felt OK again.I think these systems were due to same bad take away roasted chicken I the previous day. It taste that good & was quite pink inside.Although not well formed the loose waste clumped together and didn't mix with the water in the toilet pan.What the Huang Lian has done is produce a gut environment with the resultant waste holding together without sticking to anything or mixing with water. This has meant lower odor, & a more complete & clean evacuation with resultant lower FBO.I'm still on the first packet ($AUS16) after nearly four weeks.I picked up another packet ready to go.Although we all sit under the IBS banner I know many of us will have causes specific to ourselves.For me it's been thumbs up to Huang Lian & l hope it can help others.
If the herb is working I wouldn't mess with that.
That's very good information Kathleen.It means I can experiment with Inner Health Plus, a probiotic product stocked by many Chemists & at reasonable prices. If it doesn't work I can start to experiment with the more expensive formulations.
There doesn't seem to be any need to find out your exact flora and only use a specific probiotic that will mingle with that specific flora.Giving a few good brands a trial of 2-3 weeks before trying something else should give you a good idea if they work for you or not. After all the people in clinical trials where they work for enough of them to be significant weren't pre screened in any way for a specific type of internal flora. Just IBS symptoms.If that brand establishes in you (and I do well with all the good brands, I don't need one specific on, although some people do better with one brand vs another) it will not generate gas from the carbs you eat regardless of what other bacteria are in there.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 05:20 AM
Having been on Huang Lian for about a month I can say it's not the total answer.This herb has stabilized my condition.Before using it I suffered from poor stool formation ranging from diarrhea to constipation, incomplete evacuation & considerable FBO. With no sign of relief my psychological state was taking a battering.Since Huang Lian (Coptidis Ryzoma) I'm regular with normal stool formation & a feeling of complete evacuation.I still continue to have FBO but it's severity is considerably less.For me any level of FBO is unacceptable.My next course of action is:1. Continue to take Huang Lian.2. See a surgeon regarding sphincter (Investigate if closed position isn't slightly open).3. Commence Probiotics.4. See dietitian to fine tune diet & eliminate major problem foods.Atleast I have options to investigate.Whilst there are options there's hope.
If the herb is working I wouldn't mess with that.