kimballot Posted February 18, 2013 Report Share Posted February 18, 2013 Hi - Lots of interesting posts recently about probiotics and gut health, and, with the help of some posts from ThinkGutBacteria and others, I am moving toward learning more about gut health and probiotics. I am sure that my ds15's gut health is a huge part of his condition. He started on antibiotics at 4 months of age and was not able to come off until age 7 - and that entire time we never even considered using a probiotic. I am sure that only added to his already depleted immune system and I KNOW he had major yeast problems. Around age 7 we learned about leaky gut, the "yeast connection" and fungal sinusitis and realized (somewhat) what we had been doing, and then spent the next few years avoiding antibiotics at all costs and promoting gut health - only to get hit with simultaneous H1N1, sinus cyst, and bartonella 3 years ago, and we are working now on recovery from that. He currently is on a gluten-free / dairy-free diet and we use Sacchyromyces twide daily. I throw in some acidophilus when I can but, honestly, do not do that regularly because I have a hard time remembering to give it to him 2 hours before/after ABX. I can give sacchy at the same time, so we just go with that. He is not on an antifungal at the present time, and I wonder if that is a mistake. So - I am wondering if there are some good gut- health sites or references that folks would recommend to help me to understand this better. Thanks so much! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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