Your Questions Answered: Xifaxan For Sibo, Immune System Post Chemo & MCAS As A Result Of Mold Mycotoxins

Question: Recently my doctor told me to get on xifaxan 550 mg, for 2 weeks, 3 x a day along with pepto pismo pill 3 x a day. She said it was highly successful for sibo patients. Thoughts??? I just dont want to be on meds ongoing for this.

Xifaxan is an antibiotic that helps ease gastrointestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea related to IBS or SIBO. Xifaxan works by reducing harmful bacteria in the gut to help rebalance the gut microbiome. Doctors often prescribe Xifaxan for a 2-week period to treat symptoms related to IBS or SIBO. You may also want to try a low-FODMAPs diet. This type of diet helps eliminate foods that can cause increased gas production by bacteria in the intestines. SIBO is thought to be caused by a low production of stomach acid. Taking an antacid like pepto bismol may relieve your short-term symptoms, but it will not fix the long-term imbalance. Antacids can even contribute to more dysbiosis since an acidic environment is your body’s first line of defense.

Insufficient stomach acid prevents you from digesting foods properly which passes on to your intestines feeding Candida and causing damage to the intestinal lining. The lower valve of the stomach opens when your food is acidic enough to pass to the intestines. When this doesn’t happen quickly pressure builds up and that’s how stomach acid ends up splashing up into your esophagus. Not because stomach acid is too high, but because it is TOO LOW. That’s where natural supplements like Betaine HCl can be very useful, to supplement production of stomach acid. Other measures might include changing your eating habits to chew more, and not rushing your meals.

Instead of antacids, use supplements that will support your body’s own digestive processes, besides betaine HCL other good options include digestive enzymes, ginger, B vitamins, licorice root, slippery elm. CanXida Rebuild contains B vitamins, betain HCL, licorice, slippery elm, ginger, to improve stomach acid production. CanXida Restore includes probiotics plus 7 digestive and systemic enzymes to help with optimal gut digestion.

Question: Are there any videos to guide someone that is taking chemo treatments and wants to cleanse and rebuild their immunity etc once the treatments are finished? My sister is the person, she just bought a canxida package, to prevent/cleanse fungus and rebuild after the chemo is finished. Chemo kills everything, and I expect that all the bad bugs, fungus,etc. will go wild in her body once those treatments are finished. Just trying to help my baby sister.

Chemotherapy can weaken your immune system, which can increase your chances of getting an infection. As you receive chemotherapy, your white blood cell count can become very low, also known as neutropenia. During this time, your body will have trouble fighting infections. It is important to focus on supporting your immune system. You can start incorporating immune-supportive plants like echinacea, elderberry, licorice, and medicinal mushrooms (reishi, shiitake, lion’s mane, turkey tail).

It also important to take enough immune-boosting nutrients especially vitamins A, C, D-3 and zinc in sufficient amounts. A multivitamin like CanXida rebuild is key to support healthy mucosal cells and boost your immune system. Using antimicrobial hebrs like garlic, oregano, berberine have broad-spectrum antimicrobial action, meaning they can target, bacteria, yeast, parasites and viral infections and they help produce a more acidic environment that is “hostile” to the microorganisms that are out of balance. (Yeast loves an alkaline environment). It’s best to start slowly taking small doses of Remove to avoid taxing the immune system and liver after an intense viral infection. Maintaining a healthy and diverse gut microbiome helps keep pathogenic species from overpopulating.

Acid producing probiotics like acidophilus and lactobacillus produce small amounts of lactic and acetic acid, helping to rebalance the pH in your intestine to limit growth of Candida. Make sure to focus on eating a low carbohydrate diet that is immune supportive. Keep your carbohyrate intake (starches and added sugars) to a minimum. Sugar is a favorite food source for Candida. Eat a whole foods diet high in vitamin C (ascorbic acid), rich with antioxidants and dietary fiber. Incorporate foods with probiotics, such as yogurt or kefir with live cultures. Always remeber you can support your body as well with adequate sleep, stress management, and excercise.

Question: I’ve been diagnosed with MCAS as a result of mold mycotoxins in my body. Every medication or supplement I’ve been asked to take exacerbate my symptoms (severe skin burning and pins and needles. I have also become very sensitive to certain foods such as garlic, tomatoes, banana, corn, coconut, milk, eggs, chocolate, vanilla and more. I just recently replaced my air conditioner and ducts because it had mold. The entire house was sanitized to kill any leftover mold spores. What do you recommend to get rid of mycotoxins? I’ve tried Optifiber Lean (binder) as well as Great Plains Bentonite (binder) and they too exacerbate the symptoms. Any suggestions? I’ve been dealing with this for 2 1/2 years and have lost 60 pounds. Thank you.

Candida overgrowth can trigger Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. The way it does this is the same with any type of infection. When candida overgrows, it triggers an immune response. Once the immune system is triggered, there is a release of histamine and other inflammatory molecules. In addition, some people develop IgE and IgG antibodies to Candida. That can make their reactions to candida worse.

Candida produces symptoms like sugar cravings, oral trush, chronic sinus congestion and allergies by disrupting the healthy balance of bacteria. Candida can also cause these kinds of symptoms through inflammation and the immune response. If you have chronic candida it’s very hard to get rid of MCAS. This is because the immune system is burdened with producing an inflammatory response so it’s harder to keep candida in check in the gut. Most people with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome do best increasing supplements very slowly, starting with sprinkles. Always listen to your body and work with your health care practitioner. The best place to start is a low carb/low sugar diet and no alcohol.

Biotin is an important B vitamin that keeps candida from changing into an invasive form (mycelial). Remove includes a high dose of biotin alongside the antifungals. Probiotics like CanXida Restore help repopulate the gut with beneficial bacteria and optimize the gut environment, which helps balance yeast and mold in the digestive tract. Bentonite clay has been shown to be effective for detoxification of Gliotoxins produced by mold and Candida. Some foods that should be avoided if you have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome include clove, cinnamon, fermented vegetables, bone broth, and yogurt.

Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided here is for educational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult with your healthcare provider for personalized guidance.