I agree. I hated seeing that they were approaching this condition with antibiotics. When I came upon the information, the first site I read suggested enteric-coated peppermint oil and caraway oil. I immediately ordered some from my favorite site(that site wasn't selling any) and should have it by the weekend.
I believe I am caught in a similar cycle to you. I have been fortunate in that my digestion has improved, and it seems my candida load is going down, as I am not as bloaty or itchy as I have been. I believe that I will have to address the SIBO immediately if I am to finally find relief from this chronic yeast invasion. With the peppermint oil, I am very optimistic that I can finally eliminate the perpetuating cause of my dysbiosis. I suppose I likely developed SIBO while suffering from gluten intolerance for years. I stopped gluten almost a year ago, and a lot of my bloating and intense pain went away, but I still suffered from candida. I have read that celiac can setup the intestine for developing SIBO, so I suppose that has been an underlying problem for at least a year.
Right now, I'm focusing on antifungals and general antimicrobials like goldenseal/echinacea. The G/E has done wonders, my post nasal drip is gone, but I can only use it for a few more days. But today I have added a product called Candida Clear by Now that contains Caprylic acid and Oregano oil with a few other herbs I like. When I get the peppermint oil I plan to add that as soon as I am done with the G/E. Then I will up my probiotics to replenish my loss, and hopefully by the end of August I will be candida and SIBO free!
From what I have read, dysbiosis will continue until the SIBO problem is addressed and eliminated. Mainly because the SIBO will absorb nutrients from the body before those nutrients are even digested enough for us to use, so we can never get adequately fortified for our own defense system to play a strong role in our intestinal healing, and digestion improvements. Oddly we need certain nutrients to be present in order for our digestive system to work properly, but with dysbiosis we may not get the chance to digest those nutrients even when we eat well.
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