Lactose intolerance is gut flora pure and simple... lactobacillus makes the lactase enzyme in the small intestine. If you don't have this enzyme, you get gas and bloating from the indigested milk sugar.
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8/2/08 at 12:57pm
|This is the second thread today that reminds me I need to read more about the details btw vaccines and gut flora.|
Chantald, check this link out for dosages: nystatin A quarter of a teaspoon is pretty high to start.
Apparently some countries require a prescription and the States is one of them. You can get it online however, I think from Canada? And Paddock Labs is where the doctors get it when they use it.
I got a prescription easily (Aust also needs a prescption) but it isn't pure, it is the capsule so it has additives (which really irks me, why do they have to do that?). We can't get nystatin pure here it seems, I am going to see if my local pharm will import some from Paddock so I can get a prescription for the pure stuff. I believe you can get the pure stuff in the States though. No additives, hence why you take so little of it. It isn't absorbed, travels straight through so doctors are usually easily persuaded to let you have it without too much bruhaha about candida (they don't buy into the concept generally) because there have been no toxic side effects reported, and it isn't found in breast milk. It's quite safe.
I started on one capsule, equivalent of 500000 IU, and had some die off symptoms but nothing dramatic. After four days I took two capsules and sheesh, I hit the die off zone with that. Felt like crap. But wow what it did to my skin, it hasn't looked this good since I was a teenager. DS's skin is great too, except for his scalp but we're getting there.
So I believe nystatin knocks them out pretty fiercely, as it is an antibiotic (fungal one, not bacteria one, obviously). Although oregano oil has an outstanding reputation for yeast killing too. I still haven't checked if it is indiscriminant or if it only kills the bad guys.
The Threelac I'm on now gave me diarrhea but that's just a die off symptom also. I'm on it because it is one of the best probiotics you can get, 80% of the bacteria get into your gut as they are made in Japan and buffered to survive the stomach acid. As opposed to 2% that survives in standard probiotics. They are high acid producers and they wipe out the candida and repopulate the gut. All in one go. Candida turns the colon alkaline, and it is meant to be slightly acidic - a slight shift of the pH like that and like a swimming pool, the gut starts teeming with yuckness like a swamp. So I'm on this for a while to see how it goes. In a couple of weeks I might go crazy and do nystatin at the same time as Threelac! I'm impatient like that, I want it all over with.