52: Overcoming Gut Infections: SIBO, Protozoa, & Candida

52: Overcoming Gut Infections: SIBO, Protozoa, & Candida

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Overcoming Gut Infections - SIBO, Protozoa, & Candida

What if your health problems were caused by a gut infection? How would you know? And how would you begin to heal yourself? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), Protozoa, and Candida are common infections that can wreak havoc on the immune system.

In this episode, I’m joined once again by clinical nutritionist Christa Orecchio to discuss these infections and how you can journey toward gut health.

Christa, who herself has overcome candida, is the founder of TheWholeJourney.com and the Gut Thrive in 5 program. She’s a TEDX speaker, author and TV show host who has helped thousands of people reclaim their health.

The Most Common Gut Infections

People with gut problems tend to lean in 1 of 3 directions:

  1. Bacterial overgrowth such as H. Pylori
  2. Parasites such as Protozoa
  3. Fungal/Yeast infection such as Candida

Treating these infections is not simply a matter of chasing the bug away. We have to give our gut a new “operating system” by creating balance in the genetic material of all the organisms within the gut that are affecting the microbiome. In this process, it’s important to use natural supplements gently so as not to cause damage to your gut’s lining or to your immune system.

Quorum Sensing

Quorum sensing is the term used to describe how bacteria communicate. It’s actually a very sophisticated process. Christa describes this as if you called a friend on a cell phone, only when they saw that you were calling, they instantly knew everything you wanted to tell them without even answering the phone. This is how bacteria can share their genetic code instantly and proliferate so quickly. We can interrupt this communication and peacefully “break up the party” using herbs and botanicals, including:

Christa’s 5 Step Process for Healing Sibo & Other Gut Infections

  • Slashing inflammation
  • Purging pathogens
  • Reseeding the gut with good bacteria
  • Healing leaky gut and optimizing hydrochloric acid
  • Terraforming (create sustainable life in the gut)

In this episode, we mention:

Christa’s video series on gut health

Get Christa’s eBook!

If you struggle with infertility or gut health issues, check out Christa’s “How to Conceive Naturally” eBook on Amazon.

Don’t Forget Bone Broth

When I’m short on time, my favorite source for ready made bone broth is Kettle & Fire. Check them out if you want the benefits of real bone broth, fast.

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Reader Comments

  1. I am 10 weeks pregnant and have been AIP for 4 months. I found out I was positive for H Pylori the day before I found out I was pregnant. I am curious to know if and how it is possible to remove pathogens and continue on this journey while pregnant and also nursing.

    Thank you again for your support.

  2. It’s too bad her program is not more personal. I have a very serious infection throughout my body but would not do a program unless it is one on one.

  3. Hello,
    I’d like to find out more information on the customized assessment that you do.
    Thank you for your time,

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