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Month: February 2014

What is Klebsiella?

Klebsiella (klebsiella spp) is a bacteria which recently I myself have been infected with.  It is an important cause of nonsocomial infections. The organism is surrounded by a capsule which is reflected by the characteristic mucoid colonies, enhancing their resistance to adverse conditions and antibiotics.

Klebsiella infection is associated with reactive arthritis and known to cross react with the HLA-B27 antigen in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis. It is proposed that antibodies are produced by the body to neutralise the antigens produced by Klebsiella. These antibody/ immune complexes may be absorbed through the lining of the kidney, liver, and lymphatic systems. In some individuals this results in inflammatory responses in any joint, producing the inflammation, pain, deformity and other symptoms of AS.

Klebsiella is also common in urinary tract infections and thrives in individuals on a high starch diet.  This is why I am also reducing my diet in less starch and sugar as I believe this will further feed them, and taking the Metagenics Matrix Protect AI with hops and phellodendron, with zinc and selenium to prevent the autoimmune issues from developing and putting a stop to it. It is also believed that fructooligosacchrides (FOS) may feed this bacteria which includes food as onions, asparagus, oats, beer, bananas, rye, chicory root, leeks, tomato, burdock

Natural  Treatments for Klebsiella and elimination include – Golden Seal, Garlic, Citrus Seed Extract

Pharmaceutical considerations appear not to be effective as this species is resistant to multiple antibiotics.

Well there you have it.. hope this provides some further information about it, as I am keen to eliminate this beast!

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Leaky Gut – Update #3

As I posted previously if you have read my posts, the last couple of months I have not been feeling myself, no energy, weird reactions with food and mood changes. I finally discovered what the cause was a few weeks ago that klebsiella spp. was present in the stool specimen and was causing all kinds of problems. Also it reduced my beneficial bacteria and did so many other things, as it was present in the stool with 3+. See below image for specimen.

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In my previous post I mentioned I will take Goldenseal by Mediherb (60tablets) two tablets per day for the next 4 weeks to eliminate klebsiella , and I have been taking it, and I have been feeling much better and more energy. When I take Metagenics Matrix Protect AI to protect against auto-immunity and Golden Seal I immediately feel relief in my muscles and body energy doesn’t feel weak as I believe these two products have a strong anti microbial and anti inflammatory effect on the body and tissues. Sometimes when I took GoldenSeal I would get the most weirdest sensations/body feelings as I believe this was killing the bacteria, and I was having bowel movements everyday which was good.

I have a few more tablets left of Goldenseal and then after this I will take Metagenics Ultra Flora Restore Dairy free for 2 weeks to populate the gut with beneficial bacteria due to the damage caused by klebsiella. This should also help with my food absorption of vitamins  from food etc. After using this for 2 weeks, I will again use Goldenseal for 4 weeks to further eliminate klebsiella, as this bacteria is fairly aggressive and its very hard to get rid of as I was advised. It is resistant to antibiotics and Golden Seal is my savior so far. After taking Golden Seal for the 2nd time I will use probiotics again and get another stool test to confirm klebsiella is eliminated, which I will be so happy when it is, because it has caused me so many problems.

I will provide further updates with my progress in eliminating this bacteria and being myself again.

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