Yes, the bad bacteria, like proteobacteria (i.e. ecoli) which are high during flares because they eat the blood of the ulcers. Instead of protein being fully absorbed in the small bowel, some of it transits undigested to the colon where it gets putrefied by proteobacteria, releasing hydrogen sulfide gas. This weakens the gut barrier further.
Most people with UC get reeking gas as a flare is coming on. It's because the bowel population is shifting to proteo and hydrogen sulfide producers.
I find reducing protein intake at the absolutely worst part of a flare helps get me over the hump.
VanJordan, I do a ton of reading, research (as I'm sure many here do) and sometimes I feel conflicted with the advice I read, vs am told by doctors, vs Naturopath, vs Nutritionist even.
After reading your post about
putrefied bacteria, which I'd never heard of, I of course looked it up. I feel like this is a puzzle we need to put together because everyone seems to have a piece.
Anyways...I came across this article - might be one of the best I've ever read on explaining the digestion process and what we need and includes putrefied bacteria in the process. Thought I'd share because I've read hundreds of papers and articles, none that have put me in remission, but given hope and the feeling of trying. Thought I'd share if anyone wanted a good 10 minute read. Very informative.
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