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We should be exposed to SBOs through interactions with soil and even the vegetables we eat. It is true that the commercialization of food has removed much of this contact from our modern lifestyles.
However, many adults have an even bigger problem: damaged resident flora (lactobacilli and bifidobacteria). This means that they don’t have the proper microbe makeup to interact with soil-based organisms in a healthy and beneficial way. SBOs are spore-forming, they reproduce differently than the beneficial bacteria that are normally part of our flora, and if a person doesn’t have healthy colonies of resident bacteria to keep the soil-based organisms in check, the SBOs can proliferate very rapidly, take over the gut and even become pathogenic.
Once you have strong colonies of resident flora and a healthy GI tract, we absolutely recommend increased exposure to SBO’s… ideally by interacting more with nature (eating freshly grown, organic fruits and vegetables or even gardening, playing in the dirt or just being outside). If a more nature-based lifestyle isn’t an option, SBO supplementation may at that point be a good idea. As a disclaimer, it is our opinion that SBOs should not fall under the category of “probiotics” as it leads to confusion and misinformation.
originally posted by: JIMC5499
In 2008 massive doses of Cipro and Keflex saved my right leg and probably my life. I had an infection in my leg that was so bad the doctor drew a magic marker line around it just below the knee. He was giving the antibiotics 24 hours to take effect. If they hadn't and the infection passed the line, he was going to amputate my leg. Between the IV antibiotics, the Cipro and Keflex the infection was stopped.
I had the issue with the bacteria in my bowel getting killed off. It took several months to get that back to rights. Funny thing is that is when I started losing weight. 142 lbs since 2008. A few weeks ago my co-workers were joking about the FDA approving "poop transplants". They stopped when I told them that I wish they would have approved them a while back.
I'd never heard about the possible damage to tendons. Is it coincidence that I fell last year and ruptured the Quadriceps tendon in the same leg that I had the infection in?
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
a reply to: CFibrosis
I'm glad you can take Cipro without any problems. Everyone's body is different, however. Most people can eat gluten, for example, and not have any issue at all. It makes me very sick. I've eaten it all my life and one day, I had a powerful reaction.
My dog had taken the antibiotic (not Cipro) that killed her several times before. But this time, she had a reaction and it destroyed her kidneys. I'm sure many of the drugs manufactured are just fine for many people, but for others, they can cause serious issues. That's the point of this post.