Medications

Glucophage (Metformin), Is It Harmful For Your Digestion? Do I Recommend It?

Glucophage (Metformin), Is It Harmful For Your Digestion? Do I Recommend It?

Glucophage (metformin hydrochloride) is a much-hyped medication, even in alternative medicine. Metformin is a commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Metformin is also used off label to increase longevity supposedly and to help achieve cancer remission. Though metformin is a better option than

Read more

Neomycin – Why Fix Your Gut Does Not Recommend Its Use for SIBO-C

Neomycin - Why Fix Your Gut Does Not Recommend Its Use for SIBO-C

Neomycin – Why Fix Your Gut Does Not Recommend Its Use for SIBO-C Big pharma is always finding new ways to resurrect older medications to treat diseases. Since so many of our current antibiotics are becoming microbial resistant, older medications despite their side effects are being brought

Read more

Why I Caution the Use of the Antibiotic Flagyl (Metronidazole)

Why I Caution the Use of the Antibiotic Flagyl (Metronidazole)

Why I Caution the Use of the Antibiotic Flagyl (Metronidazole) for SIBO and C. difficile Infections Many different medications are in use where doctors are sadly unaware of their potentially severe side effects. The antibiotic Flagyl (metronidazole) is no exception. The antibiotic is very cheap, and it

Read more

Rifaximin (Xifaxan): Why It May or May Not Improve Your SIBO

Rifaximin (Xifaxan): Why It May or May Not Improve Your SIBO

Rifaximin (Xifaxan): Why It May or May Not Improve Your SIBO Rifaximin (Xifaxan) is one of the most common antibiotics prescribed for SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth). It is a relatively safe antibiotic and can help reduce hydrogen dominant bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. There are,

Read more

Quinolone Antibiotics and Their Effects on our Mitochondria and Health

Quinolone Antibiotics and Their Effects on our Mitochondria and Health

Fluoroquinolone (FLUORIDE!) antibiotics like Cipro and Levaquin have been getting plenty of negative press over the years for the mitochondrial damage that they can cause. The term “floxxed” has been used for the semi-permanent or permanent side effects of these antibiotics that some people have taken that

Read more

Bismuth: When Should It Be Used to Improve Your Digestive Health?

Bismuth: When Should It Be Used to Improve Your Digestive Health?

Here at Fix Your Gut we may seem harsh on most medications that are recommended for digestion. Our opinionated views on medications may be true, but we are equally harsh on supplements that we feel may cause issues with their use as well. However, there are some

Read more