This was my supposition when I wrote the above and still is but only G knows! Furthermore, the bacteria that go dormant most often form spores which, to which you allude, are not killed by most antibiotics.
Since hundreds of SCD™successes have remained well for many years - over ten years as I I have been keeping score - as time goes on and people watch their diet as I advise them in my book, it has been TOTALLY PROVEN that eventually the microflora return to a harmonious balance. We both know that what I mean by "watch their diet" is that they do not return to french fries and ketchup or another rendition of the standard American diet.
There is one exception to this long term symptom-free recovery and I have noted this a few times and this has to do with Clostridium difficile raising its ugly head. I have followed two patients carefully and am now observing another. When they are given vancomysin/or flagyl, they get rid of the Clostridium and go on for years as healthy, cured people.
I will quote you a bit from Dr. Haas's textbook which anyone interested in this subject should acquire from used books on the internet:
"Our hypothesis is
that there is some mechanism in the intestinal tract of celiac
suffers which converts polysaccharides into substances that are irritating
to the intestinal tract. These irritants cause such rapid motility
of the gut that absroption is interferred with an malnutrition results. We base this view on facts which we have observed in treating
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