GI Cocktail / Gut Bug Protocol

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Gastro-Intestinal, GI Cocktail for Gut Bugs

This protocol often helps with pathogen related digestive issues. Symptoms which most often respond to this strategy are:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Diahrrea

The protocol is broken into three parts, corresponding to the area of the digestive system most affected. Materials for protocol:

  • Betaine HCl
  • Colloidial Silver, CS
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract, GSE
  • If Available - Strong digestive enzymes including Protease and Lipase
  • If Available - Probiotic Blend

Nausea and Vomiting

The Upper Gastro Intestinal tract is the stomach. It is an acid bath employing mostly Hydrochloric acid. Pathogens which produce upper stomach symptoms generally disable or inhibit HCl production in the stomach.

Reduced Acid enables them to reproduce. After reproduction, they displace natural bowel flora in the lower segements of the digestive tract, and produce increasing durable, acute and escalating symptoms in the lower portions of the GI tract.

Betaine,Hydrochloric Acid aka Trymethylglycine, is an effective remedy for nausea caused by stomach pathogens. Increasing the stomach acidity with Betaine restores stomach acids, and inhibits reproduction of gestational pathogens in the stomach.

Nausea and vomiting are usually relieved in 1-3 minutes with administration of appropriate amounts of Betaine. Dosage can be significant, even for individuals with normally competent digestion. Suggested Nausea/Vomiting protocol:

  1. Take 1 capsules, put capsule in mouth, use small sip of water to wet capsule, then use a swallow or two of water to swallow capsule;
  2. Wait 1 minutes;
  3. Is there a decrease in nausea or need to vomit?
  4. Yes, start over at 1
  5. Are symtpoms gone?
  6. Take 1 more capsule
  7. If there a burning sensation in stomach?
  8. Take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in water, and stop taking Betaine

This process produces relief quickly. Repeat protocol if symptoms return.

Kid Corner. It's often hard to get kids to swallow pills, so the Betaine only works with older kids. It seems like 500 mg of stomach acid is a lot for a small stomach, but it took about 7 betaine over an hour to get nausea and vomiting urge under control in a 7 year old tummy.

One at a time is usually best. Keep the 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda handy in case you overshoot. Too much results in a burning discomfort instead of nausea. 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda is about enough to cancel a single Betaine.

Using this method prevented lower GI challenge, diarrhea etc., with the 7 year old.


Gas develops when the pathogens escape the stomach and disrupt function of the lower GI tract. Gas results when food ferments in the gut in the absence of sufficeint solvent chemicals to break it down into elemental nutrients. Fermentation suggests overgrowth of yeast and fermentive organisms which flourish in presence of poorly ionized food.

Poor food breakdown is the result of insufficient digestive reagent performance. Fermentation is a symptom not a cause. This usually equates to a deficiency in one or more digestive solvents. Major digestive solvents are:

  • Hydrohloric Acid from the Stomach (above discussion on Betaine)
  • Pancreatic Enzymes, Protease, Amylase and Lipase
  • Bile (from the liver and gall bladder)

A pathogenic overgrowth, as discussed above, usually inhibits stomach acid production. Decreased stomach acid enables downstream pathogen proliferation, and worsening of Lower GI symptoms.

  1. Treat nausea as needed with Betaine from section 1 (decreases source of pathogens)
  2. If Available - Take 3 enzyme capsules hourly (Increases digestive reagents)
  3. Take 1 Tablespoon Colloidial Silver every 3 hours (Anti-pathogenic)
  4. Take 20 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract every 3 hours (Anti-pathogenic)
  5. Continue protocol for three hours after symptoms go away

The protocol targets pathogens:

  • Betaine disrupts pathogen gestation in the stomach reducing the population which survive to infect the gut;
  • Enzymes increase the proteolytic levels in the gut, and increase the concentration of agents which normally oppose many sorts of pathogens;
  • Colloidial silver is a broad-spectrum anti-pathogenic, which tests positive to disrupt reproduction of many gram negative and gram positive bacteria;
  • Grapefruit seed extract, is likewise very antipathogenic.
  • The combination approach rapidly decreases the survivability for pathogens, usually within 2 hours.

Relief usually begins at the top of the digestive system. The stomach settles first, then as the agents proceed down the gut, the decreased population of noxious organsims, decreases lower GI symptoms.

Kid Corner / GI Cocktail. Two younger children, 2 & 4 years, were unable to use Betaine. After coping with vomiting episodes, the result was delayed lower GI challenge including noxious diarrhea fever & etc.,, after about 3 days.

We used 3-4 oz of orange juice with 2 tsp of colloidal silver (tasteless), and 4 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract (very bitter), twice in an hour. The GI cocktail ended the GI disturbance in one application over two hours iwith no further diarrhea or apparent discomfort. Significant appetite returned within 1 hour of use. No further discomfort and stools normalized within hours.

Probiotics are often helpful after the infection is relieved. See Bowel Flora Repopulation.

Parent Corner. I was first in the symptom line for the infection, first experiencing Nausea. Resolved within 5 minutes using Betaine technique. I stopped betaine when symptoms abated, likely resulting in incomplete bug suppression, and delayed lower GI infection. Over the next 6 days spurios noxious diarrhea developed into six days eventually shifted to continuous at 1 hour intervals.

At day number 6, started hourly probiotics at 2:00 p.m. and 20 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract, 1 ounce colloidal silver, 8 Betaine with dinner (rare rib-eye steak, predicted substantial and unpleasant digestive challenge which never occured).

Flatulence continued at bedtime, although diarrhea ended soon after GSE/CS cocktail. Digestive system normalization was top-down, digestive system discomfort & bloating disappeared from top down, catalyzed by enzyme traversal of lower GI.

All flatulence gone by morning. Morning stool was normal. All discomfort gone. Still a little weak from 6 days of compromised digestion.

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