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Hi Mike,

Killing off the flora can lead to the digestive issues you mentioned from an overgrowth of Candida. Candida is normally kept in check by our flora, which generate acids that prevent Candida growth and keep the Candida in its benign yeast form.

You do need fiber to feed the flora so they can grow. Therefore, cutting out fiber was a bad idea. Although, there are some fibers that can contribute to the gas formation such as psyllium. I prefer oat or rice bran, which are also high in B vitamins for additional benefits.

Kefirs are also great for getting the flora up quickly. They will not supply all the flora strains that inhabit the intestines, but will provide some key ones. The fibers will feed these bacteria and the other beneficial strains already present.

I also recommend avoiding berberine sources such as goldenseal, barberry, Oregon grape root, etc. as berberine kills the intestinal flora.

Also stay away from the digestive enzymes cellulase and hemicellulase, which digest the fibers that would otherwise feed the flora generating sugars that feed the Candida instead.

James

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