Herbal Solutions for SIBO: Effective Natural Treatment


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Posted by Anonymouscat (S.d., Ca.) on 05/25/2013

I also wanted to mention I think heat in the area of the abdomen helps. I use an oil mixture. Since castor oil has the amazing ability to penetrates 7 inches into the body I mix castor oil with black seed cumin oil, a couple drops of medicinal oregano, peppermint and lavender oil place the heating pad over the entire abdomen maybe 3-4 times a day. My ND told me to drink hot liquids of course not to burn yourself, but as hot as you can stand it and add peppermint leaves and splash of oregano oil in it and drink. My doctor also gave me holistic Notatum (Pen. Notatum) for bacterial infections suppository penetrate into the small bowels to kill the bacteria.

Posted by Deerparkann (Deer Park, Wa, USA) on 12/02/2012

I've been fighting shingles and digestive problems for years. Think I have SIBO, but not diagnosed by a doctor. Found out that in Europe they are using Bromelain (an anti-inflamatory made from pineapple) and Papaya enzymes for shingles. I tried that and it has helped both the shingles and the digestive problems. Since SIBO is basically an infection, I also decided to apply heat to my stomach and was amazed at the relief it gave me. I'm careful not to have the heat too hot so I don't get burned. I used to have huge amounts of gas, but now am almost to normal abounts. Also if I eat something I know will bother me, the heat helps keep it to a minimum. Hope this helps someone else. This site has been a great help to me, so thank you to all who share.

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(Sedona, AZ)


After my second serious illness that caused extensive high fevers, I now know for a fact that these fevers kill ALL of the bacteria overgrowths. I come out of it with a flat belly and NO issues with any digestion, bloating, discomfort etc. Now, my question is how can I consistently create a fever environment in my gut? I also have a lower than most temperature from day to day. About a degree lower which now I understand is part of the problem. Any ideas would be great. I do not have access to an infrared sauna daily btw

Ileocecal Valve Massage

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Posted by Ln (Oregon) on 07/02/2020

After being diagnosed and testing positive for SIBO, I was given a website with information on how to follow the FODMAP diet. I have always been careful with my diet, avoiding gluten and dairy and minimizing sugar.

However, I found following the FODMAP diet so restrictive that I began searching for other solutions. I came across websites and videos on how to massage your ileocecal valve to stop unwanted bacteria from flowing from the large intestines to the small intestines, which can create bloating, gas and other SIBO related issues.

I followed the demonstrations (easy to find with a google search) and I found relief within a couple of days. I performed the massage 3x a day as recommended, only for a few minutes. I also ended each massage with pressure moving the valve from my right hip towards my gut, encouraging the closed position.

For me, the valve was often very sore, and the massage helped lesson the pain over time. I was able to reduce all of my SIBO symptoms with this technique, and now when they flair up again, I go back to the massage for relief.


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Posted by Paula (London) on 06/17/2022


Just a temp and fun solution to help relieve the pressure from the gas build up in the gut. Jumping up and down for 5 minutes minimum. You'll likely hear some swishing and gurgles coming from the guts, but hopefully should help you feel tons better. I've felt bloated over the past few days and I can't eat much and also my digestion has sloooowweeed down - to the point where I finish eating at 3pm and when I go to bed at 10 it still doesn't feel like my stomach is comfortable enough to sleep! Anyway, it certainly isn't a long term solution to healing the issue at the root but hopefully will help some of you get temp relief. All the best.


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Posted by D (Small Town, Ia, Usa) on 07/16/2012

Lactoferrin is a very safe but potent antimicrobial, anti fungal and anti-viral. It will not harm your beneficial bacteria, and as a matter of fact will strengthen your immune system while breaking down the biofilm and killing the bad mycoplasmas in your gut. Look at rotating it with EDTA, and colostrum, and other antimicrobials you prefer. Best wishes.

Replied by Bilja

Hello D,

I started taking lactoferrin 500mg in the morning, for my iron deficiency, losing hair, candida, etc. When treating SIBO, what would be suggested dosage? Any specifics on how to take, with/without meal? Thanks.

Low Carb Diet and Peppermint Oil

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Posted by Steve (Halifax, Nova Scotia) on 02/13/2022

About three years ago I had food poisoning. As a result, I experienced a prolonged period of IBS-C. This condition persisted for about five months. I thought I was beginning to heal when I began to develop IBS-D. I tried many approaches, eliminating things from my lifestyle that might cause the diarrhea, such as alcohol, coffee and spicy food. However the condition only got worse. Then I tried antibiotics and about a year ago I tried the FODMAP diet. Again, the condition only got worse.

Then I found medical centers providing information on SIBO. The causes, symptoms and treatments. 35 days ago I started a low carbohydrate diet (<30 grams per day)and 10 days ago I started taking peppermint oil capsules. As of 5 days ago, I have been IBS-D symptom free.

The combination of restricting carbohydrates and the peppermint oil capsules have provided me the first consistent relief from the IBS-D in three years.

I am sharing this so others suffering from this serious condition might be encouraged to keep researching and to be willing to try treatments that have a sound medical foundation and have case studies that show success.

I was becoming depressed about not finding a solution. My local medical advisers actually gave me the wrong advice that aggravated my condition. So, sites like this provide case studies and real examples of people healing themselves.



Multiple Remedies

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Posted by KT (Dc) on 08/30/2015

Sibo: I have a history of food allergies and sensitivities. After a visit to a naturopath about 3 years ago she mentioned overgrowth of bacteria in the intestine. I couldn't afford to keep going, but kept that in the back of my mind. Recently I had a bought with constipation, anxiety, sleeplessness, severe pain in my lower left abdomen, bloating, belching, etc that lasted for a week. I realize I've been bloated for months and just thought I had put on weight

Finally I got some relief. Here's how:

1. Took about 1/16 teaspoon of baking soda in water for temporary relief.

2.Reduced my food intake to less than 1/2 the norm. Cut out all sugar foods except fruit, and a few potato chips (like 1 small bag in a week) Consisted of the following: 1 bottle of water soon upon waking, serving of fresh low-sugar fruit about 30 minutes later. IF I was hungry, 1/2 plate of Green leafy veggies(kale) and 1/3 piece of fish(cod) for lunch and again for dinner only if I was hungry.

3. Complied 100% with my food sensitivities for 5 days(if you haven't had a blood test for this, it is a MUST)

4. Drank on average 4 bottles of water a day, some non-caffeinated herbal tea

5. Made sure I had enough time to get at least 8 hours of sleep, asleep before midnight

6. Took 1 clove of chopped fresh garlic with water (like a pill) everyday. I've heard some people with acid reflux have issue with garlic so obviously omit this if you have to. I also started taking turmeric as it is antibacterial, antiviral, antiinflammatory

7. When I was finally able to have bowel movements, I did so in the squatting position (on american toilets that really consists of using a stool you can order on amazon, or hoisting your legs/feet onto the seat. Takes practice/getting used to). This allows your colon to be emptied more completely.

Within 7 days, my stomach was flatter than it has been in a LONG time, inflammation in other parts of my body that I've had for years, went away! Eczema has begun to clear.

Hope this is helpful

Replied by Alina
(Miami, Florida)

Has this kept working for you?

Replied by Yohan

Did you make full recovery and beat SIBO through your own remedies posted above alone? I'm interested since I've been having symptoms for 7 months. I really just want to recover and eat the foods I want to eat without intolerance, pain and all the bad stuff. Also, thanks for the post. I hope you are doing very well now because it has been a few years.

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Posted by Kevin (Ma) on 07/26/2013

SIBO - Fight: I'm so amazed by so many people in the same struggle. I've been dealing with this for at least 7 years now. Drs never found a thing. I've found out about berberine (Goldenseal) and Enteric Peppermint Oil. Gonna go hard on those two while also doing a periodic salt water flush. Adding to it fresh tumeric tea everynight with ginger and lemon. Gonna do this for as long as I can and going to add food grade hydrogen peroxide when it arrives in the mail any day now. When all of that is done, I'm gonna do a cleanse with paragone! Either I will be healthy and feeling better or dead and without the gas, bloating and irritation. If I don't report back in 3 months somone call the EMTs, the morgue or the Pastor!!!

Replied by Ed2010

hi Kevin from Ma - Multiple options are available for SIBO cure:

  1. Oil pulling - really flushes out bacterial load in the intestines.
  2. Take Ted's Alkalizing formula to alkalize your body. Alkalizing the body starts your body. it inhibit bacterial growth.
  3. You can take 1 tsp of Colloidal Silver in empty stomach and don't take anything for half hour. Colloidal Silver is one of the best Anti bioti and Antiviral.
  4. Similarly you can Lugols Iodine 5% solutions. Take 5 drops every day for 2 weeks and give rest for 1 week.

When you are taking any anti bacterial or anti viral supplements, make sure to take some detoxing foods such as Dandelion Tea, Fiberous food and water. And simultaneously, you have to replenish your gut bacteria. The best choices are:

  • Milk Kefir
  • Miso Soup
  • Saurkraut
  • Kimchi
  • Water Kefir
  • Kombucha Tea

Sometimes sibo can be tackled just by taking fermented foods.

Pls read full Hemmorhoids post, you can read more info about curing UC, which is the same treatment for SIBO.

Good Health

Replied by Kevin

It's me again. Got some meds from the Dr., Neomycin. On day 3 coupled with violent D! OMG! Gonna go on a liquid diet until I finish it and then hit the food grade peroxide as hard as I can. Listen everybody, don't give up! Try hard and take risks! This thing is evil!!!

Replied by Happy
(Up The Creek In Wv, Usa)

in response to - Kevin from Ma:......... Listen everybody, don't give up! Try hard and take risks! This thing is evil!!! "

KEVIN - Find then cause, then, stop the cause, then the symptoms will go away.

What is the cause of SIBO ?

Something that kills off your natural native gut bacteria. After that happens, a non-native species of bacteria moves in, and occupes the desert there in your poisoned gut. Then they say you have SIBO.

One cause is BT toxin. A 2nd cause is round-up herbicide. both kill off your native gut bacteria.

Where do these come from?


These things have both BT toxin and round-up herbicide in the tissues of the vegetable, seed, or fruit.

You eat FRANKENSTEIN FOOD and it poisons you. Kills the natural, native , gut bacteria off. Your gut is then open to invasion by non-native un-healthy bacteria from the environment, from nature. You now have SIBO. Congratulations. write a letter to the FDA & MONSANTO to thank them for your SIBO.

When animals are fed these FRANKENSTEIN FOODS in tests, they get sick and die. Just like humans do. That's why these GMO foods have never been " officially" tested on humans for safety. They have secretly been tested, and they failed the tests. They are not safe to eat. They create their own poisons, and then get sprayed with round-up herbicide, to keep the weeds down. They are GMO spliced to withstand being sprayed with lots of ROUND-UP HERBICIDE. which also kills of your native gut bacteria.

This should be a motivation for you to only buy and eat organic grown foods for the next 10 years.

Replied by KT

Hi Happy from UTC, Wv--Wanted to advise you that "organic" doesn't always mean safe. I'm in the process of trying to heal myself too. I've received several email of posts I wanted to "watch" for helpful advice and offer advice for things I have learned. Some of my posts include the fact that ALL of our food has been genetically modified in one way or another and has become harder to digest. We are all on our own and have to discover, by the process of elimination, what we can eat. http://naturalsociety.com/admittedly-illegal-genetically-modified-soil-fungus-present-in-organic-products.

Replied by Timh
(Ky, Usa)
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A field test was recently conducted in a researcher's back yard next to the woods with a holder of an ear of dried non-GMO corn and a separate GMO corn on the cob. The little squirrels instinctively ate very little GMO corn as apposed to all the NGMO as evidenced by photographs.

Replied by KT

Maybe the NGMO corn was not as contaminated as the labeled GMO corn. When squirrels are hungry enough they will eat things that are not good for them. My daughter and I raised two abandoned squirrels here by the directions of a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. One hung around for four years until he got eaten and the other one had babies every six weeks for eight years until she either died or got eaten.

The fact remains that all of our food has been tainted in one way or another. 1 John 5:19

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Kt, The thing with the squirrels rejecting the labeled GMO corn reminds me of an observation my son has made. He has some pigs and we give them table scraps and stuff. They even eat the egg shells from our chickens. However, if we ever have any eggs from the store, they absolutely refuse to eat those egg shells. And pigs will eat anything. Scary!

At the same time, I do agree with you Kt, that none of our food is perfect here!

It is a difficult balance... I want to feed my family as healthy as I can without stressing about food or becoming afraid of it. Fear is certainly not good for health. "A merry heart does good, like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones."

Have a great day!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by KT

Hi Mama to Many, wondering if the refrigeration changed the smell of the eggs to the pigs. Eggs coming from the same environment would have a familiar smell. Just guessing. What is happening to our food has been going on for well over fifty years. I don't understand whether you are in agreement with what I said to Timh or if you agree with him that GMO-free food is available.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Hi Kt, To be honest, I really don't know if GMO food is available or not. I haven't studied it much. I was agreeing with you that none of our food could be perfect. For example, I can grow veggies in my garden and buy organic seeds and not use chemicals on them and I know I am getting a better product that what I am getting at the store. At the same time, I have only lived in my current house for a year. Who knows what has been sprayed on my property in the past? To be organic, I think it has to have no chemicals for 5 years. But can I be sure they don't linger longer than that in my soil?

Last year we bought a bunch of apples that were IPM (Integrated Pest Management) from a food co-op. They were delicious. When I ran out and bought some at the store (not organic or anything) they tasted terrible after what I got used to. A friend's daughter, less than 2 years old, eats the skin of an apple when her mother buys organic apples but not if they are not. The little girl has no idea but they must taste different to her. So, I know there are differences in the food available...

So, I go for the best quality I can, within my budget and try not to worry about it beyond that. All organic is not in my budget, for sure.... we are feeding 11 people on 1 income.

Hope that made sense! Have a great day!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by KT

Hi Mama, I wanted you to be aware that I am not stressed about or afraid of the food. I have become very aware of what is happening to our food supply and just trying to be careful. We cannot afford organic anything. II Cor. 2:11

Replied by KT

Hi Mama to Many, genetically modified organisms have infiltrated our entire food supply. Go to the library and ask for a video about GMO's. GMO grasses and grains are not only being fed to the animals we eat but are fed to the critters we get milk and eggs from. I don't think I can give you the name on this site. I've had some posts removed because I said something wrong. The fact is that our food is being engineered to last longer so it is harder to digest. I posted what I knew on WebMD but got locked out of the site because I posted truth. The medical profession does not want to make people well because then no one would have a need to see a doctor to get Rx for ailments. I had to beg WebMD to be reinstated but the post is gone. I just read and don't post anymore there.

Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying to never go to the doctor. What I'm saying is that a lot of what we think is safe to eat could very well be causing the ailments diagnosed only to be given meds to fix a problem that ends up causing another problem for more meds. I could not afford suggested "natural" things mentioned here to treat different ailments if I needed them. The "naturals" can be just as much of a problem. I barely have enough for food because of having to pay so much for hospitalization out of my SSD retirement. I'm trying to use food as a preventative medicine. My husband is not gainfully employed and eats more fast food poison or goes without eating because he is on the road so much. I think I'd rather give you more details through email.

Peppermint Oil, Cilantro and Ginger

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Posted by V (La, Ca) on 06/29/2012

I had every test imaginable ... colonscopy, endoscopy, barium swallow with follow through which almost sent me into cardiac arrest! So not worth it! I took the hydrogen breath test and my ND said, it was positive for SIBO. The SIBO had also caused a bumpy facial rash.

I tried many things- this is what cured me: I took peppermint oil complex pills (Mentharil) every six hours, start with one and see how you react then move up to two . First thing in the morning and at night I would drink organic cilantro juice, made in the blender. Please drink a small glass at first because cilantro is a chelating agent too much too fast can cause you too react. During the day I would drink freshly grated ginger tea go easy on the ginger juice too much will cause a headache. Ginger does not let the bacteria to stick to the small intestines so it can be washed out of the body. I also drink water with 100% natural sea salt which is anaerobic. No sugar, dairy, or grains.

My main meal was a dal like soup with 15-20 cloves of garlic, 1/2 an onions and 1 T turmeric and couple slices of ginger, 1 C coconut milk. I would let this dal like soup boil until the lentils turned into thick sauce. And I would eat this every day, it is medicinal soup.


Posted by Grady (Bolivia) on 08/07/2014

Kresser has lots of good info on probiotics, prebiotics, SIBO, and gut health on his site.


Rifaximin + Low Carb Diet

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Posted by Sharon (Quartzsite, Arizona) on 07/22/2015

I have been diagnosed with SIBO, which I think I have had for over 30 years, with multiple problems, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Acid Reflux, constipation diarhea, bloating, sinusitis, but noticed in your story FLUSHING, and am wondering how you experience this, and what you think is causing your FLUSHING, mine has gotten to be a painful burning, heat sensation over my whole body, with no idea what is causing it.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

Hello Sharon:

So sorry to hear of your suffering.

There are so many variations of abdominal issues. I'm sure you know that. If me, I'd make sure, as well as possible, that I'd done all possible to knock out the possibility of infection from virus, bacteria and parasite. I'd take colloidal silver three times daily for six months...three tablespoons in each dose.

On the flushing issue, flushing can come from many directions, but I have seen it associated with "carcinoids" and hope this is not the case with you or anyone. But I do have a theory that carcinoids tumors might be caused by an infection of the appendix and then the appendix produces aberrant bacteria. Its job is to produce beneficial bacteria but with much abdominal problems who knows but the condition has produced harmful bacteria...and if this in turn has produced carcinoids, then a hallmark of carcinoids is flushing. Any one of those tumors could block a vital organ. So consider going to your gastroenterologist and press for such an analysis. Just a guess. But the idea of taking colloidal silver would not hurt. I'd try it for a few weeks and see if I could tell if my condition had improved. If yes, then I'd keep it up for another two weeks, and so forth.

I hope I am wrong about carcinoids but asking your specialist to consider this is a safe way to proceed. A carcinoid can block organ activity...for instance block the small intestine from sending refuse to the large intestine; can crush a kidney or block function.

The "flushing" is the clue.

Replied by Sharon

When they did my colonoscopy, endoscopy, abdominal xrays, at Mayo Clinic, they searched for carcinoid tumors, and said none were found. Breath test positive for SIBO.

Have done 3 weeks of Rifaximin, and they want me to do another 2 weeks. No relief, Bloated all day, tried scd diet, but last 5 days, no relief, going to an all liquid diet need some relief. Flushing goes on for hours. stomach hard, hurts, bloated, skin itching, constipation (now trying 1200 magnesium, and vitC, sienna tea, prunes) Acid reflux, do not know what else to try.


Standard treatment for SIBO is Rifaximin sold under the trade name Xifaxan plus adhering to a low or no carb diet. If rounds of Rifaximin doesn't cure SIBO. Then the next step was two or three weeks of Elemental Formula, no food just the formula the first three days were hard after that it was easier. This feeds the person, but starves the SIBO. Many might find this difficult so there is the herbal combination and adhering to strict diet you do this for four weeks . 1-3 of the following herbs x 4 weeks per course, at highest levels suggested on product labels. Allicin from Garlic the best one is Allimed Oregano, Berberine- found in Goldenseal, Oregon Grape, Barberry, Coptis, Phellodendron, Neem
and Cinnamon. Get a SIBO trained doctor that helps

Replied by Kathryn

I have painful burning all over my body and it's caused by oxalates. I'm now on a low oxalate diet. This allows the oxalates to come out of saturation in the skin, etc., BUT you MUST reduce oxalate intake slowly. If you think this might be the cause of your problems, join the Trying Low Oxalates Facebrok Group. I had years of antibiotics due to Lyme Disease. This compromised my gut microbiome. Oxalate-degrading bacteria were destroyed and allowed the oxalates to get deposited in my skin/muscles/bones/brain.

Replied by Camille

Sharon, it's been awhile since your post but you're going through many of the same symptoms as I am. I've been diagnosed with SIBO and after 3 1/2 years I'm still trying to find answers and a good doctor. I'm taking probiotics and I have seen a little difference for the better. I hope you are doing better now but in case you are still suffering you may want to try a good probiotic that is vegan and doesn't have any soy or wheat or fillers. I hope this helps. Thank you.

Replied by Ctb
(Orange County, Ca)

Camille, I am also dealing with SIBO/Candida. I had read a blog about another woman who realized her continual relapse was caused by probiotics. Her last treatment series she discontinued the probiotics and finally recovered. However, when she would share her story on other blogs she received backlash. I began this process with probiotics as well (very high end expensive types - several variations) and realized they caused me issues (with my mother as well). It is just a thought. My mom and I will never take them again.

Replied by John

Rose, I had the same experience with Peptogest. Thought I was going to die and it took several hours to calm the stomach down. Point is that it was supposed to open in the small intestine and it did not. I have no lesions in my stomach, so I do not think that is your problem. I do not have any problems with IB GUARD from the drug store. I just wish there was an exact answer and protocol for SIBO. It is hell on earth for sure. I am a vegetarian for most of my life, so can not do the bone broth, but that seems to be a help for most "normal" folks. I will keep trying, what else can we do?

Replied by Rose

John, I'm a vegetarian too! Did you ever heal, and if so, how?

Replied by J. Catorce

Sounds like Candida. Try the "spit test":

First thing in the morning when you wake up and before eating, drinking or brushing teeth. Accumulate a dime size amount of spit in your mouth and spit into a glass of water. Watch it for an hour. If it sinks or grows leg - you have candida.

Replied by Tertso
(Los Angeles)

I've read and heard that it is not always healthy to take probiotics when one is diagnosed with SIBO. SIBO bacteria is not necessarily simply bad bacteria as opposed to good bacteria (or probiotics) but rather an overgrowth of any and all bacteria in the small intestine. Probiotics are supposedly 'good bacteria' but even this can become part of SIBO.

Replied by Peter
(Bolton, MA)

You are likely having a histamine reaction. Flushing all over and high blood pressure put me in hospital 2x's in 2019…cardio docs were baffled - turned out I ate kimchi and fermented foods - SIBO does NOT like! Skip what offends your gut.

Rifaximin + Low Carb Diet
Posted by Chaitu (New York) on 07/11/2011

I am not sure, if any of you are considering alternatives. I came across an interesting link between Small intestinal Bacterial (SIBO) linked to rosacea. Doctors seem to be treating this and not just skin (I felt, though am not sure). Here is an interesting except I found.

My experience with rifaximin as an attempted treatment for papulopustular rosacea:

After I discovered the information about the allegedly uplifting results others had seen with this drug in despair of the disfiguring consequences we are all too familiar with I spent my last money on a trip to Barcelona, Spain, where rifaximin is produced and sold under the brand name Spiraxin available for purchase in any pharmacy without prescription from a doctor. I actually took 1200 mg/day for two weeks, not just ten days. When taking my first dose, my rosacea was worse than ever, pretty much. Well, long story short, aften five days I noticed improvement, on day ten I was CLEAR! Since then (three weeks post-treatment), my skin has been so much better, with only the occasional little pustule or papule if I eat unhealthy as a little reminder to struggle with I now have cleaner skin than most people my age (I`m 19):) SIBO was obviously my problem, and fortunately the bacteria reacted positively to the drug thank you, life! How long it will take before I experience complete remission is unknown, but I'm at least hoping for a few months rifaximin does not trigger resistant bacterial colonies in your gut and can be used repeatedly with approximately the same effect over and over again. Just remember to take probiotic supplement between courses. I`ll keep you updated whenever something remarkable happens, enjoying a renewed self-esteem and life quality in the meantime.

So, for others, try it; you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. I love and empathize with you all, stay strong and don`t give up no matter how troubling rosacea can be to how we judge ourselves. We are beautiful xanthochroids regardless."

This is directly related to SIBO controlling and kind of new invention. This means rosacea is internal digestive system trigger and not just at shallow level (skin). The bad bacteria is causing rosacea inside stomach and controlling this, slowly improving your digestive (good) bacteria sends rosacea into remission.

Rosehips, Lemon Tonic

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Posted by Kayla (La, Ca) on 03/21/2012

I was sure I had appendicitis inflammation. So since medical doc were clueless I consulted with the an GI Nautropathic doctor He ordered parasite check and SIBO. On the second visit to the ND I was told parasite check was negative and SIBO was positive and on the same day I was given a choice of antiobiotics or natural remedy. I picked the natural remedy.

I have to share this part while I was waiting for the test results from the Naturapathic I was suffering sooooo much that I cut back on eating by 70% and just started fasting and drinking an anti-infection drink fresh organic lemons, ginger and cayenne diluted with alkalized water plus six garlic oil pills I did this 3 x a day to really hit the infection hard. I did this in addition to the anti infection drink

I did this for ONLY THREE DAYS (I went to the herb store and the clerk ground up 100% pure fresh rosehips and I capped them do not buy rosehips with c ) Day 1- I took TEN 100% pure rosehips caps to see if I was going to have an allergic reaction since I had no reaction. I proceeded to DAY 2, I took 22 rose hips caps, Yes I said 22! DAY 3, I took 24 rosehips caps. You DO NOT take a high dose of Rosehips for more than two days! .

The Rosehips were extraordinary it seemed to work and my suffering decreased by 90%. I want to give credit where credit which is Robert Von gave me the Rosehips and anti-infection drink method He is amazing. By the time I was diagnosed my suffering decreased by 97% . Anyhow it is good first to get a diagnosis and work from there. I have insurance the medical cost out of pocket is about $4000 plus no diagnosis and the Naturopathic method cost $350.00 including diagnosis and cure.

Replied by Holly
(Los Angeles, Ca)

Who's your natural doc in LA? I'm on antibiotics now for SIBO, but want to do an alternative if this doesn't work... which I'm reading is a high percentage. Thanks, Holly

Replied by Belinda Wurn, Pt
(Gainesville, Fl)

Dr. Mark Pimentel, MD is one of the experts in SIBO, and he is at UCLA, Cedars Sinai Hospital. He's the head of G-I Motility, and has writen a book on SIBO, and done many studies on it over the past 11 years. If you can see him- I would do it in a heartbeat! He is definitely in sync with the Naturopaths as far as treating SIBO with Rifaximin, Neomycin in methane-dominant, then herbals, a prokinetic and the Elemental Diet, if the FODMAPS or SCD don't work.

Replied by Silas
(Bend, Or)


By 100% fresh rose hips, you mean freshly cut, sifted and then dried, right? If not, how does one encapsulate a fresh (from the ground) Rose hips? Thanks.

Sea Salt

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Posted by Kayla (Pacific Nw, Or) on 05/28/2012

I suffer from SIBO. I woke up at 3 am with burning and pressure under my rib cage, I was doubled over I was sure we have to go to the ER. I realized that maybe the SIBO bacteria must increased overnight. Anyhow, I read Ted's remedies regarding sea salt. Wow is sea salt soooo powerful I took one lemon squeeze the juice into a glass, plus a 1 teaspoon of sea salt ( Ted's quote "Bacteria dies One teaspoon - two teaspoon of sea salt in 1 glass of water, ONE SINGLE dose stopped the urinary tract infection. " ) but since my SIBO symptoms were extreme and I thought I would try sea salt in glass of water I drank it down my symptoms disapperared within an hour I could not believe it!!! The effects of sea salt certainly verified that the discomfort is indeed from bacteria that is causing the SIBO.

I also take 1/2 cup organic 100% natural cranberry juice, ( No sugar added, the kind you buy in the health store or New Seasons kind of store) plus the juice from one squeezed organic lemon plus 1 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar the kind you buy in the health and mix all three into 8 oz of water and drink three times a day. This might help some of you that are suffering it sure has helped me.

Sea Salt, Lemon and Cranberry Juice

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Posted by Gallee (Grimsby, England) on 09/04/2017

Sibo- Had problems with excess belching and feeling ill after eating for years. First tried digestive enzymes with betaine Hcl.

This worked for about a year then slowly got worse. Couldn't drink water unless I added lemon juice. Cut out sugar and cut down carbs. Massive improvement. But still the odd episode of gas and feeling ill. Read about someone using combination of sea salt, lemon juice and cranberry juice. Not too bad to drink slowly and appears to be working. Only one day so far. Will try glass of this each night for a week and see how it goes. Fingers crossed. Every time I went to doctors they prescribed antacids which made it worse.

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How did the salt work for you?

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