Dear Dr. Jeff,
I recently got back some labs from Genova which show I have no candida, no parasites, but some high levels of bad bacteria. My good bacteria is ok, with lactobacillus at 2+, E Coli at 4+, and Bifidobacterium at 2+. My bad bacteria is alpha haemolytic Streptococcus at 3+, Citrobacter freundii at 4+, and Enterobacter cloaca at 2 +.
The tests show some malabsorption issues, and pancreatic enzyme deficiency (which I am wondering if could be caused by parasites as I can't think of another explanation?).
My questions are:
1) Could Genova give false negatives? I am still having lots of mucus in my stools - could that be bad bacteria and not candida?
2) How do I get rid of the bad bacteria? My body seems to have a hard time processing phenols (I get tremors when I have food/ supplements with them), so oil of oregano and plant tannins are out. I am just eating lots of garlic, taking digestive enzymes, avoiding sugar, and of course keeping up the good probiotics. Anything else you recommend?
Thank you so much!