probiotics

Probiotics

I have recently received the results of a Genova GI Effects Microbial Ecology Profile Test It showed very low diversity of gut bacteria and some over and undergrowths. I discussed the report with Genova and when I asked for more information on how best to restore the bacteria I was…

Colostomy

Colostomy 2013 – daily irrigation and effect on gut flora. Client experienced problems after operation (stoma at end of transverse colon) now irrigates daily? Wondering how I can improve her gut flora. Would irrigation wipe everything out? Would it be worth giving probiotic and what would be best type of…

Breast cancer

I have been reading about the benefits of probiotics with chemotherapy, fish oils and micronutrients. I also feel glutamine would be good to protect the gut, but there is such a fear of suggesting anything with chemo. I have an opportunity to send suggestions to her oncologist and would like…

5 yo F with sudden eczema

Hi there, This is with regards to my daughter who is a very healthy five and a half year old! She has had quite rough dry skin since she was born, especially on her upper arms. This is with the exception of a month in Thailand when she was 4-5…

12 yo F with gut problem

She has a history of gut problems, stemming back, most likely, to the fact that she had IV antibiotics shortly after birth (I had B strep and long birth). Aged 7 she got giardia (undiagnosed for some time), then pains, bloating, intermittent loose stools continued and she was diagnosed with…

5 yo M with apparent reaction to Vitamin A and/or Culturelle

Hi, I would appreciate some clarification here please – I have a 5 year old patient with suspected diary and gluten tolerance issues. Removing both from his diet resulted in huge improvements. However, I’ve just started him on Bio-Ae-Mulsion and Culturelle at age appropriate doses, and he has complained of…

Candida and high copper??

I have been working with a client for a year and have successfully managed to get her levels of candida under control. She has been on a rotation of anti-fungals with S. Boulardii and LGG with liver support – her candida has proved to be very stubborn. After getting her…

35 yo F with cannot tolerate probiotic supplements

I have been working with a 35 year old lady who had suffered with ME since the birth of her child at age 18. (Prior to this a history of constipation since a young child and quite a lot of antibiotics for colds). We have worked with Metabolic Typing to…

boosting SIgA

Hi, I have a 3 year old client who has had Genova CDSA repeat stool test recently but there has been no improvement with L.acidophilus levels on the test, despite daily dose probiotics for the past year (client was on Ultraprobioplex and Houston Digestive Enzymes prior to coming to see…

Arthritis Reaction – Did I miss something? Patient not happy

Morning, I have been working with a 70 year old lady for a few months. Here is her case history have just seen a 70 year old female, 5ft 5in. Full time carer for her father in law (96) who suffered a stroke in 2012. Patient is presenting chronic gas,…

BioAcidophilus

Hi A client came to me with bloating and we did a CDSA+P test which revealed NG for lactobacillus, 4+ Escherichia coli, 2+ Bifidobacterium and slightly under n-Butyrate. NG for mycology.I recommended mid-Nov BioAcidophilus (1 capsule in evening). I have had no further contact until today – when I received…

57 yo F with obese client multiple health complications

Hi, looking for some guidance with a client and where to go next with her. Female, 57, married, 3 kids, 18st 4lbs, 5”1. BMI 45. Morbidly obese. Came for weight loss Type II diabetic (developed gestational diabetes with first pregnancy 1985). 1991 Fell playing squash, stayed playing, and knee replacement…

43 yo F with ongoing IBS

Hi I’d be very grateful for some help with my case. My Client is 43, Female, 5ft 1” weight Dec 2015 42.14kg BMI 17.5 Part time office job and Mother 1 daughter born 2010 IBS – abdominal pain – described as dull, constant right ilial fossa, present daily and abdominal…

Probiotics & Incontinence

Can probiotics cause or exacerbate incontinence? My client is convinced that all probiotics she has tried give her incontinence, and often constipation. Is there a known link with incontinence? She is 72 and generally in good health except for digestive dysfunction, flatulence, constipation and bad breath and she has had…

Safety of probiotics in pregnancy/infant vitamin K drops

Safety of probiotics in pregnancy/infant vitamin K drops I have recently had a query concerning the safety of probiotics in pregnancy. The lady concerned is 3 months pregnant with twins and would like to start taking some probiotics. She has is in good health and follows a varied healthy diet…

18 month old child with history of antibiotics

Probiotics for 18 month old child with history of antibiotics Hi folks, I’m looking for some recommendations for a suitable probiotic for a 18 month old infant who has needed to take numerous courses of antibiotics in the last year. This is to accompany supportive dietary changes aimed at improving…

Probiotics and Mycophenolate

Dear all, I am asking for advice on a client aged 40y on Mycophenolate and prophylactic antibiotics for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Has had recurring bouts of pneumonia. Supporting her immune system and she would like advice on whether she can take probiotics safely. Wondered if anyone had a view and…

35 yo F with High B12

High B12 – could it be due to gut bacteria? Female age 35. Came to see me as her GP found high B12 readings when testing her blood and told her she needed to lower it. I am not sure of the units but it was about 950 instead of…

Probiotics and stomach acid

Hello,I have a general question. Can someone explain to me the following ….if a good level of stomach acid is necessary digestion) to provide protection in the form of killing harmful ‘bugs’ …. and therefore it is preferred to take certain nutrients inside a protective capsule (such as probiotics) ….…

Intermittent Fasting

I have a female client who is struggling to lose weight. We have worked with thyroid, yeast overgrowth, food intolerances, diet and exercise, with only a little success in her weight. A recent Microbiology profile showed still low levels of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacter despite supplementing (yeast is clear, digestion is…