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  1. haidut

    Fungi / Bacteria, Not Autoimmunity, Cause IBD (Chron's, UC) And IBS

    I posted a study recently that chronic alcohol consumption increases Candida overgrowth in the gut while simultaneously decreasing the number of benign bacteria. Candida Overgrowth Is A Major Factor In (alcoholic) Liver Damage / Cirrhosis Actually, the term "benign bacteria" is wrong as there...
  2. haidut

    C. Difficile Gut Infection Or Even IBD May Be Due To Low Vitamin D Or PPI Drugs

    As the study says, the direct cause is high intestinal levels of calcium but as the study also says these are usually due to poor calcium absorption. And unless a person has IBD (which is rare) the low vitamin D status or PPI drug (GERD) use stand out as the most likely causes, even more so...
  3. haidut

    Serotonin Antagonists As Treatment For IBD (Chron's UC, Etc)

    It is not common knowledge in research (but not clinical) circles that serotonin is the major cause of the so-called "irritable bowel syndrome" (IBS). As such, there are several large clinical trials using TPH inhibitors to lower serotonin synthesis and thus cure the condition. It is also known...
  4. haidut

    "Natural" Gut Flora May Cause Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    I must have gotten over 500 emails over the last year angrily reproaching me for talking negatively on the Danny Roddy shows about the "beneficial" gut flora in humans. I even got a few angry phone calls from actual MD professionals saying that the "science" behind beneficial effects of the...
  5. Mr Rossi

    Thiamine And Fatigue In Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

    Thiamine and fatigue in inflammatory bowel diseases: an open-label pilot study. - PubMed - NCBI whole study: An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie
  6. haidut

    Vitamin B6 May Help Conditions Such As IBS / IBD And Chron's

    Unlike other posts I made recently, the study used the common/inactive form of B6 (the Hcl salt) and the human equivalent dosage was 25mg-30mg for human. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4199223/
  7. haidut

    Caffeine can be used to manage IBS / IBD and Chron's

    I know people with IBS who swear by their morning coffee and cigarette. I am not encouraging smoking of course. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23925589 "...Development of acute colitis is reduced upon caffeine treatment. The mechanism involves the down-regulation of CHI3L1 expression and...
  8. haidut

    High-dose Thiamine May Treat Fatigue From Chron's And IBD

    Ray said it in one of his interviews that if Chron's and Irritable Bowel Disease / Syndrome (IBD / IBS) are not caused by a pathogen similar to the one implicated in ulcer, then it's most likely a symptom of hypothyroidism, specifically due to issues with carbohydrate metabolism. And if that...