Thought this was interesting. Top are my SIBO breath test results from 2019, not long before developing neuropathy. The bottom are my SIBO breath test results from December 2020, 3m after starting keto and 1.5y into autonomic neuropathy. https://ibb.co/xxpxkxv
The typical western medical argument is that autonomic neuropathy causes SIBO by screwing with your MMC (migrating motor complex), thereby trapping food in your small intestine where it causes overgrowth.
I find these data to be interesting for several reasons.
1.) You can see from comparing the top results with the bottom that my MMC was significantly
faster in 2019 based on how quickly the sugar made it to my small intestine. Yet I had already had SIBO at that point, implying the causality runs in the other direction. I had SIBO first, then my MMC went/I developed neuropathy.
2.) Ketosis has significantly lowered my SIBO/gut dysbiosis. My hydrogen ppm in dec 2020 are 54ppm, yet they were 102 ppm in 2019. At the same time, my neuropathy is significantly lower.
This all tells me that I'm on the right track. The inflammation is likely related to whatever is causing the dysbiosis, possibly diet, or directly a result of the dysbiosis. Either way, if I can get that dysbiosis down to normal (<20ppm), I may be able to put myself into permanent remission.