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for Bob McFerren

Posted by Vicki on November 25, 1998 at 19:38:58:

Bob, awhile back you recommended the "pepto bismal" test to someone who has pretty severe arthritis symptoms. She did the test and felt a lot better the next morning but I can't remember what feeling better indicated. Can you please repeat how to do the test and why? Thank you.


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Re: for Bob McFerren

Posted by Robert McFerran on November 26, 1998 at 11:14:38:

In Reply to: for Bob McFerren posted by Vicki on November 25, 1998 at 19:38:58:

Vicki,

The pepto test can only be run AFTER you have run the elimination diet (and determined your major food allergens) and moved to the appropriate metabolic diet. You won't be able to FEEL the difference until you've 'cleared' symptoms created by food allergens and metabolic problems.

The test consists of taking 4 pepto tablets (the round ones) right before retiring. If you wake the next morning and notice that your symptoms are significantly improved then you'll want to continue using a 'pulsed dose' regimine that I've developed.

Basically the pepto test tells me to what extent enteric toxins (probably from gram negative bateria) are adding to your arthritis sypmtoms.

Bob



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