Taking Charge of Your Health

Hello again, this is Dr. Nemechek of The
Nemechek Protocol™, and I want to discuss something, it’s a little pointer for you,
it’s something I’ve called the SIBO symptom fingerprint, alright. Now in
SIBO or small intestine bacterial overgrowth, is as you know, a flux of
bacteria from the colon, and now they’re living up in the small intestine, you
have ten thousand to a hundred thousand times the bacteria up there, this is my
well-known example of the “birds” living with the “fish,” alright. Now, people are
missing very important clues when you treat with Rifaximin. It’s also known
as Xifaxin in the U.S. Rif-a-gut, Rifaximina, it goes by a lot of names
around the world, but the generic is Rifaximin. And, you have to pay very
careful in the first few weeks after you’re finished, to help you understand
what it did because those symptoms that improved, are gonna be your clue for if
it comes back, alright. Now people will mistakenly look at things like
constipation, bloating and cramping, often that doesn’t go away, those are actually
direct brain problems that take a month to a couple months to improve, and are
not gonna get better with the Rifaximin. The Rifaximin, the symptoms are
going to get better – it might be sporadic diarrhea. Eat and have to go to
the bathroom shortly afterwards, what we call postprandial stool urgency.
Intolerance to specific food – so you know very common examples are some people who
now can’t eat tomatoes or spices – that’s from bacterial overgrowth. And when you
fix bacterial overgrowth within two weeks, they can suddenly tolerate a lot
of tomatoes and spices again. But it could be onions, or bananas, or lettuce, or
chocolate, or coffee, it could be all sorts of stuff. The food intolerance is not a gluten issue really, sometimes it’s even a dairy
milk sugar issue that’s SIBO okay. So, here’s what happens, so you’re having
some symptoms, or you just got brain issues, and you’re trying to understand
what’s you know, you’re going through my protocol, you get – your doctor prescribed
you some Rifa-gut, or Rifaximin, or Xifaxin, then whatever you want to call it, and you take your twice a day for 10 days, and then what you notice in the
next few days, you know week or two even, is hey I can eat bananas again! Or hey, my
abdominal pain went away. Or hey, you know that “eat and gotta go” pattern I have where
I thought I was just real “regular,” but I was having a bowel movement three or
four times a day, that’s normalized down to maybe once a
day. Or some people are my extreme fatigue drops, my anxiety or OCD
dramatically improves, my psoriasis or eczema greatly improves. This, within
the first couple weeks after taking Rifaximin, you got to make note of
those symptoms and what gets better, because that’s your fingerprint. Because
if in a year, say you get some antibiotics for pneumonia,
and they knock your gut bacteria back out of balance, those EXACT symptoms are
gonna come back. If you couldn’t tolerate bananas, and then after you take Rifaximin
and now you can eat bananas, a year later – you can’t tolerate bananas
again. Or if it’s abdominal pain, the abdominal pain comes back, or your
anxiety, the anxiety comes back alright, you got to look for it. And I tell people
when you get your kind of fingerprint, and even parents of your kids when
you’re if you’re treating your kids, you’re gonna forget – you got to write it
down somewhere. So often I’ll tell people just put it in your phone okay. Put it in
a contact, under your kid’s name or something like that, so a year from now you go – God what was that they had? You can go tap-tap-tap look it up, and you’ll be like – oh my gosh that’s the same thing!
Now if these symptoms are coming back, the other thing that I talk about in
the book, is you want to wait about a week to two weeks before you decide this
is truly SIBO. Because actually I’ve had some people where
their symptoms go away, they’re doing great, now maybe they just get a little
virus that gives them some diarrhea and a little heartburn, but that’ll go away in a
day or two, okay, three at most. But if your symptoms are a week, 10 days, 14 days,
or your child symptoms, then you know, and they’re matching your
fingerprint, you know uh- oh I just lost my reset, and I need another 10 days
of Xifaxin alright. So it’s very important. Mark your SIBO symptom
fingerprint, put it down somewhere safe like in the contacts of your phone or
something like that, wherever you want, and use that because
you’re gonna need that in the future to help you determine whenever you have
relapses, alright. Hope that’s helpful, Dr. Patrick
Nemechek, Nemechek Autonomic Medicine, Buckeye, Arizona. Have a great one! Bye.

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