Persistent (Gut) Microbes:   Gut Health.htm

Many gut microbes are persistent:


Persistent Gut Viruses:


Food Borne/water borne gut microbes


Waterborne gut microbes: 


Airborne gut microbes:


Toxin Related gut microbes:


Pathogenic gut yeasts/fungus:


Gut Statistics:

Gut is responsible for biological molecule intake, production. or conversion

Human body contains 1014 cells and gut contains 1015 microbes.

Some strains of gut bacteria produce toxins and harmful enzymes.


Genes and recipes active in the gut:

Genes are molecular recipes used by cells and microbes to make bioactive molecules.

Estimated that 300 to 1000 different microbial species live in the gut. ~99% are anaerobic.

Number of different genes in gut is perhaps 100 times greater than the complex of the human genome.


Beneficial GT Folk/Natural Medicine:



Reboot the gut

If your gut is malfunctioning and you suffer from the effects of accumulated microbial invasions with colonies living in the gut, they you may benefit with cleaning out and repopulating the gut microflora.


Empty with gut cleanout chemicals used in gut exam. Over the counter at your local Pharmacy.  Follow the directions.


Cleanse with vinegar in water, Sea salt and ascorbic acid, and/or tea.

Take several tablespoons of this salad dressing :  Virgin olive oil plus coconut oil and vinegar  plus salad dressing herbs (oregano, basil, garlic, parsley, powdered ginger) and several teaspoons of sea salt.


Repopulate with: Yogurt, Buttermilk, Kefir, Doogh probiotics


Maintain by eating: Yogurt, Kefir/Doogh, Fermented pickles, olives, Sauerkraut or cabbage culture


For Travelers diarrhea: While loose, stay up and drink lots of tea:  black and green. Natural flush for hours.  In the morning you should be clear.   Worked for me in China where they have lots of hot water and lots of tea.


Doogh recipe: plain yogurt, milk, parsley powder, garlic powder, pennyroyal, mint dried powder, salt, black pepper, pureed cucumber, fermented. Served over ice, water/seltzer water.


Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe: Make your own. Illustrated PDF on how to do it.


Other microbes are persistent and not specifically associated with the gut


Herpesvirus (HHV) family:   Cofactor to chronic infections


From Wikipedia HerpesVirus  description  Quote:

Human Herpesvirus (HHV) classification[1][8]




Primary Target Cell


Site of Latency

Means of Spread


Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1)

α (Alpha)


Oral and/or genital herpes (predominantly orofacial), as well as other herpes simplex infections


Close contact (sexually transmitted disease)


Herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2)



Oral and/or genital herpes (predominantly genital), as well as other herpes simplex infections


Close contact (sexually transmitted disease)


Varicella zoster virus (VZV)



Chickenpox and shingles


Respiratory and close contact (including sexually transmitted disease)


Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), lymphocryptovirus

γ (Gamma)

B cells and epithelial cells

Infectious mononucleosis, Burkitt's lymphoma, CNS lymphoma in AIDS patients,
post-transplant lymphoproliferative syndrome (PTLD), nasopharyngeal carcinoma, HIV-associated hairy leukoplakia

B cell

Close contact, transfusions, tissue transplant, and congenital


Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

β (Beta)

Monocyte, lymphocyte, and epithelial cells

Infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome,[10] retinitis, etc.

Monocyte, lymphocyte, and ?



Roseolovirus, Herpes lymphotropic virus


T cells and ?

Sixth disease (roseola infantum or exanthem subitum)

T cells and ?

Respiratory and close contact?




T cells and ?

Sixth disease (roseola infantum or exanthem subitum)

T cells and ?



Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus
(KSHV), a type of rhadinovirus


Lymphocyte and other cells

Kaposi's sarcoma, primary effusion lymphoma, some types of multicentric Castleman's disease

B cell

Close contact (sexual), saliva?

HHV Research

HHVs invade mucosal, nerve and other epithelial cells, invade immune (blood/immune) cells, down regulate immunity and affect inflammation.  Research is currently ongoing conditions related to the herpes viruses as a co-factor along with certain co-located bacteria.  Either as a colony of infected cells or both infecting the same target cell. 


These researched conditions may include:

·           ALS  (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Unknown

·           Alzheimer's disease [HSV1&2, VZV?]  

·           Atherosclerosis  [HSV1&2, VZV?]

·           Cholangiocarcinoma  

·           Crohn's disease   [M. paratuberculosis, HSV1&2? VZV?]

·           Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/CFIDS) [Mycoplasma, yeast, EBV? CMV?] 

·           Dysautonomia  

·           Fibromyalgia [Mycoplasma, Candida, EBV? CMV? HHV-6/7] 

·           Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) [Candida, gut bacteria, HSV1&2, HHV-6/7]

·           Multiple sclerosis (MS) [HHV-6/7] 

·           Labile hypertension 

·           Lupus (SLE)  ·  psoriasis [HHV-8, EBV]

·           Pancreatic cancer   ·  pancreatitis [diabetes] 

·           Pityriasis rosea  

·           Type II Diabetes [HSV-1, HHV-8]

·           Flesh eating bacteria [VZV and Streptococcus pyrogenes]



Fermented foods with selected probiotic strains: Buttermilk, yogurt, kefir, doogh, pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, ground cabbage juice, vinegar/acetic acid. Lactose support forum


Gut Microbes and Lecithin

Certain gut microbes make molecules that prdispose to obesity, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease.  Recent findings are the result of an emerging science of microbe genetics, and molecule-making/modifying capabilities.  Certain microbes process lecithin to produce TMA which is converted to TMA oxide (TMAO) in the liver.  TMAO raises the HDL cholesterol (supposed to be good) but also induces the more rapid growth of atherosclerotic plaques.


Gut and Crohn’s Disease

Dr Gabe Merkin on Metchnikoff and Lactobacilli

Gut-Level Census Surprises

Crohn's Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease

ParaTB pages- Does Mycobacterium paratuberculosis cause Crohn's disease


A comprehensive book on the history of our knowledge about vitamin C (5-Stars)

Irwin Stone: The Healing Factor: Vitamin C Against Disease, 1972

The entire book here


 Allergy: citric-acid-ascorbic-acid/  Artificial citric acid is from aspergillus fermentation.


Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid =AA) Linus Pauling Institute  Vitamin C

AA vs. Viral Diseases List and References

UofWashington: Ely: Ascorbic Acid and Some Other Modern Analogs of the Germ Theory, 1999

UofWashington: Ely: Glycemic Modulation of Tumor Tolerance

UofWashington: Ely: On the Science of Essential Nutrients 2002  “Unprofitable Modalities”

UofWashington: Ely: Hyperglycemia Epidemic   B6 and Nutrition

L. Pauling:  Lysine/Ascorbate-Related Amelioration of Angina (Arterial Sclerosis) [JOM 1991] Great Case History Jungeblut Bio

Linus Pauling: The [In-]Effectiveness of the National Cancer Institute   [1977, After $billions, Still no AA studies]

Supplemental Ascorbate in the Supportive Treatment of Cancer  Prolongation of Survival Times in Terminal Human Cancer

Theodore Jorgensen Physicist Letter  November 2003

Johns Hopkins: Vitamin C & E cut ICU deaths by 50%

Reduced Risk of Alzheimer Disease in Users of Antioxidant Vitamin Supplements

Sweden Lund Univ: Dehydroascorbic acid clears Alzheimer plaques in mice

Aloe vera gell increases bioavailability ~3x of vitamins C & E  

Dr Robert Cathcart: Medical Tribune Letter: Clinical Trial of Vitamin C (1975)

Dr. Robert Cathcart: Medical Tribune Letter Vitamin C Function in AIDS (1983)

Fonorow: CO-Q10, Statins, VitaminC  2003 Headlines:



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