Re: Looking at the full paper ...
06/01/12 05:09 AM
In the paper they acknowledge that ideally the sample should be taken from the proximal small intestine but there are difficulties with this approach. The reasons they give are "(a) the risk of contamination by bacterial flora of the oral cavity and of the upper respiratory tract, (b) anaerobe culture of specimens exposed to an aerobic environment prior processing, (c) interpretation of data , (d) access to only the most proximal small intestine, and (e) this method is only of research interest for the study of pathophysiology of patients but is too difficult for everyday clinical practice."
The Vivonex sounds like a rather unpleasant experience. Were you diagnosed with SIBO? If yes, have you tried the Vivonex routine?
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