Pediococcus to the rescue?


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>Bad microbes are problematic.
>The gut is the first place to look for pathogens.
>Pedioccocus is a newer probiotic discovery that is garnering attention for its ability to eradicate harmful microbes>
>Certain live foods contain pediococcus.

Food for thought (pun intended).

I have been reading voraciously about prebiotics and probiotics to resolve my gut issue. I used commercial grade probiotics for a long time without really much effect.

I moved over to naturally fermented foods such as Kefir which has always been helpful, and I found a liquid yogurt to also be helpful. I have done Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar as well (this is unpasteurized).

I have been researching both sauerkraut and Kimchi as new additions. I have been consuming the unpasteurized versions. There is considerable research on the microbes found in these two products. They contain lactic acid bacteria which is a general term for many types of bacteria. However, one microbe caught my attention which is pediococcus.

There are a multitude of research articles on PubMed concerning pediococcus and its ability to eradicate harmful bacteria including the mycobacterium that causes tuberculosis. Anti-Tuberculosis Activity of Pediococcus acidilactici Isolated from Young Radish Kimchi against Mycobacterium tuberculosis - PubMed (

Pediococcus is also able to eradicate listeria which is another dangerous pathogen.
Antibiofilm, AntiAdhesive and Anti-Invasive Activities of Bacterial Lysates Extracted from Pediococcus acidilactici against Listeria monocytogenes - PubMed (

Another study indicates that it is able to reduce biofilm formation caused by pseudomonas which is a gram negative bacteria that is difficult to treat.
Bacteriocin of Pediococcus acidilactici HW01 Inhibits Biofilm Formation and Virulence Factor Production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa - PubMed (

My nephew has been suffering with IBS and we tried a number of things which did not work but after 1 week on unpasteurized sauerkraut, it seems to be a turnaround. I believe that many who suffer with ME could well be having bad guts that are damaged from pathogenic organisms.