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poiseidon

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has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« on: November 28, 2013, 03:32:47 PM »
i ve read last week on the naked scientist about this theory of the small intestine bacterial overgrowth or sibo being the cause of the whole pois mess.

it has been brought forward by this guy from the russian forum which appears particularly confident, arrogant almost, about the whole thing.

any idea ??
After spending loads on supplements I found out that the only thing that works is abstinence. Full stop. And it's free.
Meditation if done correctly is great too.
Also avoiding computers produce faster recoveries and fewer temptations.

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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 01:45:51 PM »
i ve read last week on the naked scientist about this theory of the small intestine bacterial overgrowth or sibo being the cause of the whole pois mess.

it has been brought forward by this guy from the russian forum which appears particularly confident, arrogant almost, about the whole thing.

any idea ??

There are a lot of people that speak with a lot of authority, but with little real backing.

We realized quite a while ago now, that the real professional trained and experienced experts are the ones who can best determine what is going on.

When they say what it is, it will be well laid out, clear and proven, with real evidence and true medical controls.

We won't have to ask "what do you think?"

Over there, the other forum, is still going around in circles.

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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 08:25:13 PM »
I just got result for sibo test, it was negaitve. I am not surprise since i did not have the symptoms of sibo.
I also checked h-pylori and that was positive.  I get bad acid reflux during my sleep so that result is no surprise. 
I dont think h-pylori has anything to do with pois but i will use the medicine and see if anything changes.

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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 04:20:04 AM »
I just got result for sibo test, it was negaitve. I am not surprise since i did not have the symptoms of sibo.
I also checked h-pylori and that was positive.  I get bad acid reflux during my sleep so that result is no surprise. 
I dont think h-pylori has anything to do with pois but i will use the medicine and see if anything changes.

Maybe there a link, like for SIBO, H-pyroli cause malabsorbtion especially of B12 which is known to be essential for mental health.

Herman(the russian guy) is very arrogant, overconfident about his medical ability and has a real problem with its ego...but believe me,  he is really not stupid a know a lot about all this.

I've had the confirmation that several people got real reliefs following his advices

By the way, kurtosis has been treated for SIBO and is cured know ; It's been almost a year that is has no POIS

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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 03:50:21 PM »
I quote.

But what does he propose in short? I've read a few of his posts. He states POIS is a permanent condition. Actually he claims POIS doesn't even exist but we suffer from a systemic mineral imbalance. And we need to do an hair test (easy to do.. NOT) and send him the result to get the formula of mineral supplements to take in order to restore the balance. Orgasm just worsen the situation. Right? But if he explained it I have missed it, because he's not really clear or at least convincing enough on why orgasm does make things critical apart from being stressful for the body. Like those with CFS are one step below us. We are in the same situation but slightly better. GREAT!
And what about all those people who treated the orgasm itself and underwent desensitization with "good" results. Like egordon or vandemolen and many other. Or Demo which is on TRT. Or our almost British hero ;D (Dave) who prevents POIS with viagra righ BEFORE sex. They were all pretty much focused on the orgasm, the trigger. Actually TRT is quite systemic. As far as I know T forms from cholesterol, without it maybe from a malabsorption of fat, there's no testosterone. This is the only case in which it could be linked to Herman's theory. And as I'm saying this I did get some relief from his advised supplements like wobenzyme and betaine HCl.

Let's say he's right with everything, why talking about these things with doctors make them laugh. I told two doctors about the hair test and both replied "why the hell would you do that?"
Why do we have to struggle so much? Why do we have to improvise with our health? I mean, if a doctor is wrong he bases his opinion with a lot more information than us. A LOT more. Right?
I find extremely disappointing talking with them. So are they all stupid? I spent quite a lot of money with this private gastroenterologist, he doesn't believe in SIBO first of all. I didn't even bother mentioning POIS.  I did actually vaguely say that symptoms were worse after orgasm, he said it's impossible and all that good stuff. I tried to pilot the diagnosis to the malabsorption theory but all the exams and markers that would demonstrate any  malabsorption are not showing anything.

I could be wrong on everything I said till now. But this POIS is really pissing me off... Especially with the research which struggles to start and who knows when it will end and with what results.
I have the feeling there's a lot misunderstanding between causes and symptoms. What came first, the chicken or the egg??? Is POIS caused by malabsorption or is malabsorption caused by POIS?

Sorry for being such a douche BUT I need to let off the steam, BTW as I write this I'm not on POIS. Whatever POIS means.
I'd like to open a healthy debate here.
Please POISers of the world unite...


I just got result for sibo test, it was negaitve. I am not surprise since i did not have the symptoms of sibo.
I also checked h-pylori and that was positive.  I get bad acid reflux during my sleep so that result is no surprise. 
I dont think h-pylori has anything to do with pois but i will use the medicine and see if anything changes.

Maybe there a link, like for SIBO, H-pyroli cause malabsorbtion especially of B12 which is known to be essential for mental health.

Herman(the russian guy) is very arrogant, overconfident about his medical ability and has a real problem with its ego...but believe me,  he is really not stupid a know a lot about all this.

I've had the confirmation that several people got real reliefs following his advices

By the way, kurtosis has been treated for SIBO and is cured know ; It's been almost a year that is has no POIS

After spending loads on supplements I found out that the only thing that works is abstinence. Full stop. And it's free.
Meditation if done correctly is great too.
Also avoiding computers produce faster recoveries and fewer temptations.

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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 07:50:46 PM »
Let's say he's right with everything, why talking about these things with doctors make them laugh. I told two doctors about the hair test and both replied "why the hell would you do that?"
Why do we have to struggle so much? Why do we have to improvise with our health? I mean, if a doctor is wrong he bases his opinion with a lot more information than us. A LOT more. Right?
I find extremely disappointing talking with them. So are they all stupid? I spent quite a lot of money with this private gastroenterologist, he doesn't believe in SIBO first of all. I didn't even bother mentioning POIS.  I did actually vaguely say that symptoms were worse after orgasm, he said it's impossible and all that good stuff. I tried to pilot the diagnosis to the malabsorption theory but all the exams and markers that would demonstrate any  malabsorption are not showing anything.

My thoughts exactly  :'(
« Last Edit: April 15, 2014, 07:57:07 PM by LegatoMan »
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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 07:54:44 PM »
I quote.
Actually he claims POIS doesn't even exist but we suffer from a systemic mineral imbalance. And we need to do an hair test (easy to do.. NOT) and send him the result to get the formula of mineral supplements to take in order to restore the balance.I could be wrong on everything I said till now. But this POIS is really pissing me off... Especially with the research which struggles to start and who knows when it will end and with what results.
I have the feeling there's a lot misunderstanding between causes and symptoms. What came first, the chicken or the egg??? Is POIS caused by malabsorption or is malabsorption caused by POIS?

Good point poiseidon. I've heard about that theory too, and my personal opinion is that it's complete BS. The main thing that bothers me is the hair test part. Have a look at this article: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Hair_analysis

From the article:
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Why hair analysis does not work:
  • Levels of minerals in the hair do not correlate with levels in the body.
  • Laboratory techniques are inconsistent--the same hair analyzed in different labs shows different readings.
  • There are no known "normal" ranges for minerals in hair, so the numbers given by the lab are nonsensical.
  • Hair analysis is affected by color, texture, age, exposure to the environment, and a host of other factors, rendering results invalid.
  • Most importantly, hair analysis has never been proven to help diagnose or treat any disease.

So, until the research shows that we all need a hair test and some minerals, I'm personally not going down that road. But that's just me.

Yeah... it was so sad to read that!!

I just can't get over the fact that there are so many medical schools of thought that are COMPLETELY opposed to each other. How has this not turned into some epic battle already and people figured out the TRUTH?! It's like everyone is just sitting in their own ignorance, and not communicating.

Sometimes I wish I could just take ALL THE DOCTORS I've ever had, both medical school and alternative healing, pile them into ONE ROOM, and have them fight to the death until the TRUTH is known  ;D
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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 09:22:22 PM »
Sometimes I wish I could just take ALL THE DOCTORS I've ever had, both medical school and alternative healing, pile them into ONE ROOM, and have them fight to the death until the TRUTH is known  ;D

Ha, well if a doctor is into "alternative" medicine or healing that's not even a real doctor, so they could all save themselves the fighting! :P

IMO, we don't have a conventional evidence-based medicine problem, we have an effort problem. Most doctors simply don't take the time or effort to figure this illness out. Luckily, that seems about to change with the upcoming science-based research that's about to get underway!  :)
Symptoms (mostly cognitive): brain fog/difficulty thinking, lack of motivation, fatigue, trouble finding the right words, racing thoughts, possible OCD, anxiety, social withdrawal, extreme frustration and irritability, general discomfort.

Born in 1989, and symptoms since I was 14.

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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 09:43:57 PM »
Havn't ready anything but the title, but I will add something.

I have been tested for SIBO. I do not have SIBO. But this was done AFTER taking Rifaximin, which is the first line treatment for SIBO. What I know now is I have something new that came shortly after taking Rifaxamin and eating some refined sugars. I probably have Leaky Gut Syndrome, and I cannot tolerate a LOT of things. I am on the FODMAP diet, and have found it the only thing that has really given me reprieve.

User "kurtosis" who unfortunately did not wish to remain a member on this forum had SIBO. He was treated for it, along with FODMAP diet and probiotics. I havn't talked to him in many months, but he happily told me he no longer suffered from POIS.
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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2014, 03:57:25 AM »
I quote.

But what does he propose in short? I've read a few of his posts. He states POIS is a permanent condition. Actually he claims POIS doesn't even exist but we suffer from a systemic mineral imbalance. And we need to do an hair test (easy to do.. NOT) and send him the result to get the formula of mineral supplements to take in order to restore the balance. Orgasm just worsen the situation. Right? But if he explained it I have missed it, because he's not really clear or at least convincing enough on why orgasm does make things critical apart from being stressful for the body. Like those with CFS are one step below us. We are in the same situation but slightly better. GREAT!
And what about all those people who treated the orgasm itself and underwent desensitization with "good" results. Like egordon or vandemolen and many other. Or Demo which is on TRT. Or our almost British hero ;D (Dave) who prevents POIS with viagra righ BEFORE sex. They were all pretty much focused on the orgasm, the trigger. Actually TRT is quite systemic. As far as I know T forms from cholesterol, without it maybe from a malabsorption of fat, there's no testosterone. This is the only case in which it could be linked to Herman's theory. And as I'm saying this I did get some relief from his advised supplements like wobenzyme and betaine HCl.

Let's say he's right with everything, why talking about these things with doctors make them laugh. I told two doctors about the hair test and both replied "why the hell would you do that?"
Why do we have to struggle so much? Why do we have to improvise with our health? I mean, if a doctor is wrong he bases his opinion with a lot more information than us. A LOT more. Right?
I find extremely disappointing talking with them. So are they all stupid? I spent quite a lot of money with this private gastroenterologist, he doesn't believe in SIBO first of all. I didn't even bother mentioning POIS.  I did actually vaguely say that symptoms were worse after orgasm, he said it's impossible and all that good stuff. I tried to pilot the diagnosis to the malabsorption theory but all the exams and markers that would demonstrate any  malabsorption are not showing anything.

I could be wrong on everything I said till now. But this POIS is really pissing me off... Especially with the research which struggles to start and who knows when it will end and with what results.
I have the feeling there's a lot misunderstanding between causes and symptoms. What came first, the chicken or the egg??? Is POIS caused by malabsorption or is malabsorption caused by POIS?

Sorry for being such a douche BUT I need to let off the steam, BTW as I write this I'm not on POIS. Whatever POIS means.
I'd like to open a healthy debate here.
Please POISers of the world unite...


I just got result for sibo test, it was negaitve. I am not surprise since i did not have the symptoms of sibo.
I also checked h-pylori and that was positive.  I get bad acid reflux during my sleep so that result is no surprise. 
I dont think h-pylori has anything to do with pois but i will use the medicine and see if anything changes.

Maybe there a link, like for SIBO, H-pyroli cause malabsorbtion especially of B12 which is known to be essential for mental health.

Herman(the russian guy) is very arrogant, overconfident about his medical ability and has a real problem with its ego...but believe me,  he is really not stupid a know a lot about all this.

I've had the confirmation that several people got real reliefs following his advices

By the way, kurtosis has been treated for SIBO and is cured know ; It's been almost a year that is has no POIS


The following is what  he proposes, I don't have the medical ability to judge it but I verified pretty much each point and in general it makes sense ; Besides, and regarding conversation I've had with different members(not here anymore because feel a lot better), I'm highly confident in the fact that healing our digestive system will fix our problem which fit to Herman theory.


SIBO is  never cured by antibiotics.  It comes back  99.99% of the time as  you can see this by millions of people  on  SIBO forums.. Improvement lasts  from 3-6 months at most.  If  body chemistry is not changed and  enzymes activation and  protein  synthesis is not  built up, namely  bioavailable copper as in ceruloplasmin  alkalinity  is never achieved in the small  intestines and  friendly bacteria and candida  overgrows there. Just cleaning it out  is  one step of the problem.  Mucus  build up  causes  acidity to prevail in the small intestine thus    the goal is  to eliminate all mucus forming  substances like milk and   dissolve  mucus using okra pepsin.

Fats and oils are good, but  should be used according to your metabolism,  if someone has a slow thyroid   and that someone  increases  fats and oils., that someone will crash

Liver flushes  achieve pretty much  as good of a job as  antibiotics  for small intestines , only without  harming   large intestine.( this is what  NATHAN  did)   Bile is very  alkaline and  when it goes down  small intestines  it  makes it more alkaline. If there is   too much  mucus, nothing will help    and antibiotics will  fail also,  since  mucus is very acidic and SIBO will come back  very very fast.

The main problem for SIBO is lack of HCL and lack of pancreatic enzymes.  If that is increased  the  probability of  keeping   friendly flora in  check  goes up, since  pancreas react to  HCL secretion by  secreting   bicarbonate .
There is a good  product called bicarb- balance  by alkalife which is  enteric  coated  bicarbonate and enteric  coated  peppermint oil .Could be used for  some body with   SIBO problems.

AS for POIS, I  posted  a complete explanation on the russian forum  about  POIS , its roots and  means to fight it.
I dont have much time or  desire to post much here but I will   outline  what is posted  there. Here is the  outline of what  happens with POIS   CFS   VVD   etc.

1) Stress ,  alcohol   ,overmasturbation ,  heavy metals toxicities, minerals deficiencies  cause  systemic protein  deficiencies and  pancreatic  insufficiency.  This leads  to  low levels of all amino acids since dietary protein  is not being able to  be broken down   in your small intestine and stomach due to low  levels of HCL  and  pancreatic enzymes.
2)  low amino acids  lead to  low  systemic protein   and also  low HCL, so this is  vicous cycle.
3) Metalothionein  and  gluthatione  obviously  go down  since amino acids are down,  you become toxic in metals and viruses and toxins.
4)  low gluthatione  increases  inflammation  which   effects   tryptophan  break down  by  IDO  enzyme.
Niacin and nicotinamide  decrease IDO activivy  that is why it works for POIS.

Solutions  for POIS;

1)  HCL for the stomach 
2) enzymes wth  every food,  including  trypsin   chymotrypsin to break down  proteins. ( wobenzym ,  BIO ZYME)
3) ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS   in free form,  patches or  predigested  ( Platinum essential  amino acids,    amino acids patches from age force)
this way you  restore amino acids and  your systemic protein  can be made ( ceruloplasmin ,  ferritin ,  gluthatione ,  metalothionien etc)
4)  increase  cofactors for gluthatione and  metalothionein(    glutamine,  cysteine,  selenium , zinc   histidine  tryptophan  glycine)    so your body can  detoxify  heavy metals and toxins.
5)  DO hair analisys and  get on nutritional balancing  to  fix your own   enzyme system and see which cofactors  you  are missing like manganese or zinc or copper. If you dont do this,   you can take a multivitamin  SOLGAR 2000  to support  present  protein  synthesys but  the mnute you go off amino acids, you will crash, since your own protein  synthesys wont be there,  since you did not  deal with   body  chemisty you just bypassed  enzymes.
6)  increase Selenium  intake
7) Fish  oils  or lecitin and  peppermint oil  in  enteric  capsules
8) carnosine 500 mg a day , for  heavy metal detox and   mast cell stabilization  while  detoxing. Plus  it will increase histidine stores in the body.
9)  tryptophan  at night 500mg
10) Okra pepsin  to  dissolve mucus in your small intestine. You can flush it out with psyllium husk or oxy powder.


DIET

1)EGG whites  16 a day  preferably  raw,( make sure you  heat them up to deactivate avidin)     completely  supports  gluthatione. If you have histamine  reaction to this,  add 100mcg molybdenum. But if you are taking carnosine you wont have any food reactions even if you had them before
2)bananas  as many as you can eat,  increases  tryptofan .
3) Brazil nuts  3 a day
Stay away from  meat.
No milk or sugars


DETOX PROCEDURES

coffee enemas daily
liver flush  every 2 weeks.

POIS  symptoms  are caused  by  degradation of tryptophan by IDO and   copper zinc balance is crucial  in this  enzyme.

Tryptophan degradation  is increased in viral infections during stress , cancer,  inflammation. STOP LOOKING FOR VIRUSES and all kind of separate deseases. It wont help...LYME  HERPES  CANCER all cause gluthatione to be mobilized,  and   you have to support  gluthatione  and  feed  oils to fight the virus.  S EX uses up  selenium and zinc  , which are  part of gluthatione synthesis,  this is why you crash..You are infected and  you are working overtime to detox, but    you  by  having sex   are taking away  mainly selenium and zinc from   detoxification.
Acetylcholine problems are  related to  managnese deficiency  and  as Kurtosis mentioned  lipid  metabolism problems.

But all of this will go away, if you restore your   protein  metabolism and thus   restore your pacnreatic enzymes.

All this  SIBO  cures,  panchakrama  VVD treatments,  they dont deal with the  cause of all of this...  And it will all go away   as soon as you get aminos in and  balance body chemistry. NEVER take antibiotics.

For instance  sibo goes away  on carnosine zinc really fast.  Histamine  intolerance  goes down on  histdine

POIS  CFS and VVD risk groups;

1) Ebstein bar , herpes Lуme   CMV people,   since that mobilized gluthatione and all its  precursors leading to  induction of IDO. It is  impossible to kill these viruses without changing body chemistry. DONT EVEN TRY--- it is waste of your time.
2) Bodybuilders  ------   they have low  levels of amino acids, or taking wrong amino acid complexes with limiting amino acids.
3) Marijuanna smokers-------cadmium in  marijuana   antagonizes selenium and zinc like crazy .  Gluthatione goes way down , which induces  IDO
4)  Overmasturbation  leading to low zinc and especially  selenium levels, and  also  high histamine use on arousal,  which lead to histidine deficiency, and histidine zinc and B6  make HCL, no HCL no  bicarbonate, and no  enzyme activation in the small  intestines leads to  low levels of amino acids which leads to  inflammation  and  IDO induction

5) people taking supplements , multivitamins  ----  without amino acids , there are no carrying systemic proteins in  body and all you do with your supplements is make yourself  even more toxic in free unbound metals, which will  mobilze gluthatione and metallothionein  again  and  will cause POIS.

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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2014, 06:25:02 PM »
Holy cow.

My first reaction reading that was: This is crazy. I don't understand any of this. Not another theory, not another weird, alternative medication plan  :'(

Then, I calmed down. I read it again. And the more I actually understood, the more it rang true to me. For YEARS I've had problems with digesting protein!! That's the whole reason I went raw vegan a year ago!

I'm slowly gearing up to actually try this out... alas, it's yet ANOTHER "concept" I have to believe in, after a long string of failed attempts...

I already take Selenium and Zink, so that's a good thing. My diet is also full of bananas and brazil nuts... the egg whites seem a little extreme to me. I'll keep it to 1 or 2 a day.

The meat of the program seems to be Essential Amino Acids, Betaine HCL, Digestive (Pancreatic) Enzymes, Okra Pepsin, and Psyllium Husks. I already own Psyllium Husks, and a couple of the Amino Acids he mentioned. All I need to find now are those Pancreatic Enzymes, HCL, and Okra Pepsin. Not too bad I guess!

It would be amazing if this was the cure for me.

DON'T STOP! BELIIIIEVIN'!  8)
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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2014, 07:02:38 PM »
Good luck on your journey Ian! Don't forget to tell us if it helps you. :]
Symptoms (mostly cognitive): brain fog/difficulty thinking, lack of motivation, fatigue, trouble finding the right words, racing thoughts, possible OCD, anxiety, social withdrawal, extreme frustration and irritability, general discomfort.

Born in 1989, and symptoms since I was 14.

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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2014, 12:05:01 AM »
I just got result for sibo test, it was negaitve. I am not surprise since i did not have the symptoms of sibo.
I also checked h-pylori and that was positive.  I get bad acid reflux during my sleep so that result is no surprise. 
I dont think h-pylori has anything to do with pois but i will use the medicine and see if anything changes.

Maybe there a link, like for SIBO, H-pyroli cause malabsorbtion especially of B12 which is known to be essential for mental health.

Herman(the russian guy) is very arrogant, overconfident about his medical ability and has a real problem with its ego...but believe me,  he is really not stupid a know a lot about all this.

I've had the confirmation that several people got real reliefs following his advices

By the way, kurtosis has been treated for SIBO and is cured know ; It's been almost a year that is has no POIS


I did the test because of kurtosis hoping to get the same result but hopefully h-pylori means something. 
B-daniel swears that hermans method  has made a big difference, he even experimented with not using the minerals and just doing great diet and noticed pois came back.
I am interested eventhough it is not scientifically proven.
I will not work with herman though, i only talk to b-daniel.

If we have gastrointestinal problems shouldn't we have obvious symptoms that point to them, like gas. 

If anyone is interested in sibo test you can order it online without a doctor from commonwealth labs.

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Re: has anybody heard about the sibo theory
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2014, 12:10:12 AM »
Holy cow.

My first reaction reading that was: This is crazy. I don't understand any of this. Not another theory, not another weird, alternative medication plan  :'(

Then, I calmed down. I read it again. And the more I actually understood, the more it rang true to me. For YEARS I've had problems with digesting protein!! That's the whole reason I went raw vegan a year ago!

I'm slowly gearing up to actually try this out... alas, it's yet ANOTHER "concept" I have to believe in, after a long string of failed attempts...

I already take Selenium and Zink, so that's a good thing. My diet is also full of bananas and brazil nuts... the egg whites seem a little extreme to me. I'll keep it to 1 or 2 a day.

The meat of the program seems to be Essential Amino Acids, Betaine HCL, Digestive (Pancreatic) Enzymes, Okra Pepsin, and Psyllium Husks. I already own Psyllium Husks, and a couple of the Amino Acids he mentioned. All I need to find now are those Pancreatic Enzymes, HCL, and Okra Pepsin. Not too bad I guess!

It would be amazing if this was the cure for me.

DON'T STOP! BELIIIIEVIN'!  8)

according to bdaniel, who is one of the main guy that has gotten good results from following herman, the meat of the program is the mineral balance not the the enzymes and stuff, those supplement it. He discovered this when he got of the supplements because he was feeling good and just stayed with the enzymes and healthy eating, his pois came back.
I do believe the enzymes will hep digestion.