Many studies promote fibromyalgia issues being related to digestion issues. Several of these studies now tie fibromyalgia back to the gut. There is a strong relationship between fibromyalgia and bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, a condition known as SIBO, or small intestinal bacteria overgrowth. It seems the microbial ecology becomes imbalanced allowing yeasts, parasites, fungus, bacteria, and viruses to enter the blood stream. In a normal person these intruders are stopped at the door by the output of Hydrochloric Acid produced in the stomach. But with chronic illnesses this amount of digestive aid is often compromised and allows these intruders to inhabit and grow in the small intestine allowing toxins to enter the blood stream.
Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found that 100% of the participants with fibromyalgia had abnormal test results. They also found that the more abnormal the test results, the more pain a fibromyalgia volunteer was in.
The degree of bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine has a direct relationship with the severity of fibromyalgia!
Once our inner ecosystems reach a state of imbalance, the intestinal lining can become “leaky,” or permeable. This becomes a problem because bacteria produce their own toxins and waste products that enter the blood stream such as:
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS): Otherwise known as endotoxin, this molecule gives structural support to certain bacteria. It also elicits a strong response from our immune system. Endotoxins contribute to inflammation in the body. We also know that in fibromyalgia patients, it leads to increased pain.
Tryptophanase: Another by-product of some bacteria is an enzyme that degrades tryptophan, called tryptophanase. Tryptophan is an amino acid that may sound familiar. That is because it gets quite a bit of attention as a precursor to serotonin. Without tryptophan, serotonin (our happy brain
chemical) could not be made. And without serotonin, it is pretty difficult to manufacture melatonin (our sleepy brain chemical).
By ingesting probiotics daily you enable your digestive system to promote a healthy ecosystem that can fend off foreign intruders and kill off inhabiting microbes. Probiotics must be consumed daily as our body is unable to produce our own. With our multitudes of ready prepared packaged products, we've gotten away from fermented foods. Our ancestors lived with less illness due to healthy consumption. Introduce probiotic foods into your life daily. Begin with a healthy serving of Bubbies twice a day and see what happens!
How Many Probiotics are in Bubbies Products?
Sauerkraut has approximately 360,000 active bacteria per 2-oz serving size.
The Pure Kosher Dills Pickles have approximately 15,000,000 active bacteria per 1-oz serving.
The Pickled Green Tomatoes have 65,000,000 per 1-oz serving.
These products fight viruses, reduce inflammation, clear out Candida, and help to establish a healthy gut. They can kill just about anything that ails you!
Begin with 1 -2 teaspoons twice a day for one week. Probiotics can wreck havoc on your system as bacteria and yeasts die off and produce toxins. Then increase one teaspoon per week as your body adjusts to the traditional serving of 2 ounces.