If you don’t have good bacteria in your system, you have bad bacteria. Your good bacteria keeps the bad bacteria at bay, but if your gut flora is in bad shape, bad bacteria will move in and:
Most bacterial species will build fortresses for themselves, called biofilms. These are polysaccharide and protein meshworks that, like bone, become mineralized with calcium and other minerals. These mineralized meshworks are built on bodily surfaces, like the gut lining, and protect bacteria from the immune system, antibiotics, and other bacterial species.
Pathogenic species known to generate biofilms include Legionella pneumophila, S. aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter spp., E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella typhimurium, Vibrio cholerae, and Helicobacter pylori. 
Biofilms favor the species that constructed them. So, once pathogens have constructed biofilms, it is hard for commensal species to displace them.
So, if they build little fortresses out of the minerals you are ingesting, supplementing minerals without cleaning up your gut flora is actually strengthening the pathogenic ones. And you may have mostly good bacteria, but if you have signs of inflammation (red face, skin problems, joint pain), you probably have a gut flora problem.
In my last post, I talked about the bone spurs I’ve been experiencing & through the process of figuring out a natural way of dealing with them, I noticed that all of the remedies for bone spurs were also remedies for Candida Overgrowth. Bad gut flora. Correcting this is my goal.
I have been battling inflammation for years with probiotics and it has really helped, and eating a really clean diet helps a lot, but sometimes life gets in the way & I eat half a pizza (Pizza Hut thin crust sausage & mushroom – holy hell it was good!). Sometimes I experiment with bizarre diets; sometimes I try drinking a buttload of craft beer. Potatoes, pizza & craft beer were feeding the bad gut flora, which thrives on sugars (starches, wheat, etc). But mostly, I’m on an Anti-Monsanto Diet.
So, the thing to do is attack the pathogenic biofilm (that adorable microscopic castle the bad bacteria built). There are other ways listed, but I like the more natural approach, so I’m going to attack the biofilms with vinegar, spices & maybe whey (I’m making yogurt tonight so tomorrow I will have about a quart of whey). Berries & herbs are also good.
Acetic acid in vinegar can solubilize the calcium, iron, and magnesium in biofilms, removing these minerals and weakening the biofilm; citric acid binds calcium and can disrupt biofilms.  Lactoferrin, a molecule in milk whey, binds iron and inhibits biofilm formation and growth.  N-acetylcysteine can destroy or inhibit biofilms. 
So here’s what I’m doing: I’m heating up some water (not too hot, 110F tops) & adding 2 T. Braggs “mother” apple cider vinegar & ½ T. raw local honey (both of those items fermented) stir & drink each morning & evening. Three times a day on an empty stomach I’m taking vitamin C, ginger, turmeric & digestive enzymes. I’m ingesting as much bacterially profuse foods & beverages as possible (while not feeding the bad with sugars, starches & ketones).
I sorted through a ton of websites yesterday (why, oh why don’t I save the links! It would make my life so much easier) & there was an incredible amount of conflicting advice, but the general gist of what I read was to break down the biofilm of the bad bacteria with various acids (you can even use hydrochloride – Betain HCL [I read somewhere – don’t try until you study – see comment below]) while repopulating with good.
And what are good bacteria sources? Well tonight I’m pan frying in coconut oil a huge T-bone dry-aged as per Dannyfrom504, which is made so tender & flavorful by bacterial & enzymatic action breaking down the meat’s components. So, right there I get more bacteria & enzymes. I also drink raw milk & honey, which have different bacteria. Also, I am enjoying my homemade rice beer & I’m going to post that recipe next.
This is what the rice wine looks like:This will mess you up. I’m taking this to the next party. twitter.com/TempestTcup/st…
— TempestTcup (@TempestTcup) May 7, 2013
In the olden days, before refrigeration, almost everything everyone ate was either fresh or fermented, but now that everything comes out of a can and is sterile, you don’t have access to a lot of good bacteria. Add that to the breakdown of the extended family living in close quarters & sharing gut flora, plus all of the anti-bacterial soaps & hand sanitizers & you create a perfect environment for a Candida Overgrowth.