Chris Kresser: Next question, “Can treatment protocols for dysbiosis, like Saccharomyces boulardii in treating Blastocystis hominis, exacerbate on our immune response in some autoimmune patients? In those situations, do you continue the protocol nevertheless?”
That may be a situation where people can have a kind of negative response to treatment. There are many others. I have patients who are really sick and really complex, and I’ve seen it all over the years. Generally, if someone’s having a very negative reaction and it doesn’t subside, we don’t continue because that’s a sign that the body is not able to tolerate the treatment even if it’s a good treatment. If someone has a temporary negative reaction that passes, that’s a different story. We’ll generally advise people that continue if they can, but if it persists over time, then we don’t go on.