Do you have Gluten Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
What do you do when you find out you've got one or more of these conditions? For many of us, it's just a relief to finally put a name to our symptoms. For us, they were Gluten Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (both constipation and alternating diarrhea), Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Crohn's disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis (among myriad other symptoms).
It took seven medical doctors who either said there was “nothing wrong”, or worse, told us it was “all in your head”, or gave us prescriptions for depression, pain, insomnia, etc., and a gluten free diet.
The next decade was spent trying alternative medical treatments, homeopathy, herbs, handfuls of supplements, many with dubious claims for a “cure”. We scoured every scientific article we could find, and while some research was emerging, it wasn't much.
Until we found an obscure patent issued to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles (Patent #6,861,053), which found a common etiology between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Fibromyalgia (FMS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Depression, Attention deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Crohn's, and autoimmune diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, to a Small Intestinal Bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO. They posed that with antibiotic treatment following a repopulation of the intestines with a probiotic, SIBO might be effectively controlled, and thus the conditions themselves.