dogmom Posted April 20, 2014 Share Posted April 20, 2014 Eight months ago, I had a really bad case of SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth). I believe it was caused by being on Nexium as the PPI severely cuts stomach acid and the ability to fight opportunistic infections like SIBO. I am happy to report that I was re-tested yesterday. and the results were negative! I finished the Whole30 on April 15. I can't help but think that the month of no grains or sugar benefited me as the bacteria likes to feed on carbohydrates. My original reason for going on the Whole30 was to try to rid myself of a sore throat from acid reflux. I still have that, but now have a doctor who is going to test me to determine if my problem is truly acid reflux; and if I am overproducing stomach acid. I have tried many diets to alleviate symptoms to no avail. I am glad that at least I don't have to worry about bad gut bacteria. I am currently not on any PPI's. They did nothing to improve my symptoms, anyway. I will take all the victories over digestive ailments that I can get! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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