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by 77 · about 10 hours ago

I was recently treated for the parasite/ bacteria Yersinia, which had caused me certain problems for years. Now my chronic headaches, muscle aches and back aches are gone but I started having horrible stomach pains towards the end of the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 11, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Why not try antacids? (I know, it's not the "paleo" answer, but it is the… let's try this new-fangled modern medicine thing answer.) 

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by 467 · about 10 hours ago

My father has been trying to follow a paleo diet for a while now, and I believe he has been mainly successful. He has recently been advised by his dentist to have a tooth implant made of titanium since his ability to chew has lowered... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 27, 2014 at 6:02 PM

If it was my dad, I'd want him to take the antibiotics, but also some good probiotic supplement (yogurt is not enough!) AND some resistant starch as a pre-biotic that will get down into the gut to feed good bacteria. Dental infections can go... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Have severe B12 deficiency that built up for awhile. Also have anemia. (These are apparently very common with SIBO. Going to hopefully get tested in the next day or two.) Just tried garlic soaked in water for at least 15 minutes. 2 pieces... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 17, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Bacteria seem to be specific for different conditions. Check out Dr. Dahlman's video (if you have money to spend on a supplement protocol). Also, Chris Kresser reports very good results with Prescript-Assist, which has a lot of soil-based... (more)

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by 598 · about 10 hours ago

GAPS seems to be aimed at some highly specific issues but I'm drawn to it for others. Before I dig deeper into it and buy the book, I wanted to get some critical feedback from you PaleoHackers. I've struggled with indigestion and chronic... (more)

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Methodician 0 · September 17, 2013 at 3:30 PM

A shrewd observation, Migo. It's not letting me comment so my response goes here. Not exactly an active thread anyway... I've lacked exercise much of my life. The past 2-3 years have been of particular concern. I am actively pursuing a... (more)

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by 598 · about 10 hours ago

The 'doc has me on amoxicillin every 8 hours for a week after oral surgery. It's going to kill off most of the good bacteria in my gut. How to best get it all back on track? I'm taking probiotics in between the antibiotics so by the end of... (more)

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fysiologik 0 · September 11, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I agree that nature should take its course but a lot of the food and medicines we administer affect the flora in a unnatural way. I was told by a nutritionist I was working with said that we'd need to eat 20 cups of kefir to get the desirable... (more)

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by 88 · about 10 hours ago

Hey there, so I've just got a comprehensive digestive analysis done, and today my results came back. All of my blood lipids, and all of my absorption is A-ok, my SCFA and immunology AND my parasite-ology is ALSO fine, so the ONLY thing that... (more)

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VB 0 · August 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Gosh, great question - I wish I knew the right answer! Honestly, I think bad bacteria should be killed off first, but I would not do it with antibiotics. There are so many other things to try, for example, bacteriophage. I myself took some... (more)

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by 58 · about 10 hours ago

Ah! I'm really scared to get my wisdom teeth out! So scared! Viacdin (totally spelt it wrong!), antibiotics, and other drugs! Ah! Little Miss Herbal Remedy me is terrified! I can't risk infection and such! I gotta take the antis, right? I haven't... (more)

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Wakaanai 0 · August 10, 2013 at 5:05 AM

If you're planning to do something surgical, it would be best to follow all the precautions that have developed. Alternative health, such as paleo etc., gives all sorts of advice for how to avoid surgery and medication, but once you're actually... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hello - my first time posting here. I have been doing the Whole30 for 20 days. Here is what I am experiencing. I feel like I'm all over the place. The entire process has been rather discouraging. I would love some advice or guidance on what I can... (more)

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elf27 0 · August 08, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Hi Emily - Whole9 blog has message boards that might be more help for you. They might be able to point you towards a naturopath or nutritionist on their team that could help you more, but in general, are you eating 3 meals a day? Have you stopped... (more)

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by 35 · about 10 hours ago

I used Tetracycline for a year and half for moderate to severe acne. My doctor and pharmacist assured me it was safe and my dad had taken it for years when he was younger. I am now suffering from chronic abdominal pain that can be cramping or... (more)

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Matthew_Hunt 0 · July 22, 2013 at 12:22 AM

If your taking probiotics I would suggest focusing on prebiotic foods as well. These include root vegetables, onion, garlic, asparagus, leek. Prebiotics are fuel for probiotics and healthy gut flora. Without them probiotics can be rendered quite... (more)

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by 4111 · about 10 hours ago

I have had a sinus infection for awhile now. Its a week now, however I had this same infection several weeks ago which lasted a week than. Its more a nuisance than anything but recurring infections tend to alarm me. I went to a doctor and was... (more)

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Varelse 0 · June 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM

If it is just a nuisance, I would not go there yet. If it gets past the point of annoyance onto pain/misery/unable to work or study, I wouldn't hesitate. I used to get recurring sinus infections, too, though thankfully their frequency has... (more)

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by 85 · about 10 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm on antibiotic called Cefadroxil, or Duricef, 500mg twice daily for 10 days. What should I be doing in terms of probiotics and food in order to maintain healthy flora? Should I avoid sugars for a while during and after the... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · May 02, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I think so, but take them as far away from the antibiotic as possible, as there could be antagonism between to the two, reducing efficacy. Also, ask your doctor.

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by 421 · about 10 hours ago

So I am really eager to try my first Whole 30 and would like to start tomorrow. I eat mostly Paleo, occasional weekend cheats, some dairy (really only cottage cheese, butter, heavy cream). I am on antibiotics for a sinus infection. Is it... (more)

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Kim_30 0 · April 01, 2013 at 2:59 AM

Can you do non-dairy fermented foods instead of yogurt and such? Or take pro-biotic supplements, which would probably be stronger/more beneficial than a little yogurt anyway. Otherwise pushing the start date of your Whole 30 a week or two isn't... (more)

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by 289 · about 10 hours ago

so last night I was google around when I found this http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3344325.stm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj6C6aEyrYk we talking about MRSA this is no joke! Question is this too good to be true? I am trying to debunk... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=garlic+mrsa Looks like just a few studies so far. Bottom-line, like most herbal or food-based remedies there is no $$ in in for the pharmacological companies. (more)

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by 697 · about 10 hours ago

I've taken antibiotics before and other then diarrhea they don't have die off reactions when they are killing tons of bacteria in your system. With other treatments like juice fasting, oregano oils, msm they have caused "toxic die-off" symptoms... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM

I would assume it depends in part on the antibiotic. Not all antibiotics are going in and killing all the bacteria at once. Sulfonimides, for example, inhibit bacterial production of folate and essentially prevent them from reproducing. So they... (more)

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by 309 · about 10 hours ago

The thought has been going through my mind ever since I screwed up my intestinal flora by taking several antibiotics. We all know that by doing so one does not only get rid of the bad bugs, but the beneficial bacteria get wiped out as well. By... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · February 09, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I always understood that babies picked up quite a lot of gut bacteria during the birthing process (which is often a little, ah, messy) and the rest from the wider world? I would avoid sugars and starches but not raw foods, take strong probiotic... (more)

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by 5650 · about 10 hours ago

well i'm in the hospital with c diff and started on flagyl and antibiotics. i've been on all liquids for 3 days (last meal tuesday night) and doctors aren't talking about letting me go home anytime soon. does anyone know any paleo foods i can eat... (more)

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Chad_6 0 · February 09, 2013 at 3:38 AM

You really need to start taking Saccharomyces Boulardii ASAP. You can take it concurrently with antibiotics as it is a probiotic yeast. I took it when I had C Diff and I immediately started getting better (I also took flagyl). You can shoot... (more)

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by 4181 · about 10 hours ago

I've been paleo for a while now and still have digestive problems, I'm thinking of buying a fermentation crock pot from amazon (??42 including shipping from Germany) after reading that probiotic pills are basically useless The only thing is I'm... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · January 31, 2013 at 2:17 PM

You don't need a crock to make kraut. Depending on how much you want to make you could do it in a jar with gasket (just make sure not to fill it to the brim), or a food grade bucket (home brew supply shops useful for this sort of thing). All you... (more)

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by 1925 · about 10 hours ago

Downside to barefoot walking... you step on stuff. Story goes, I stepped on something, my foot got infected and now I have cellulitis around the wound. The Doctor removed the tiny culprit (a little stone of all things) but he wasn't sure that was... (more)

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DemingRN 0 · January 31, 2013 at 6:28 AM

First, outline the redness of the cellulitis with a sharpie. If the redness goes outside the outline call your doctor. Second, take the ABX! Sorry but cellulitis can go from mild to severe quickly, especially if you have MRSA. Take probiotics,... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

Hello everyone. I???ll try my best to make this as concise as possible??? I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis back in 2006, and started medication a few weeks after (Avonex). Up to 2011 I kept at it dutifully, despite no improvement in my... (more)

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hackadoodle82 0 · January 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Welcome to PaleoHacks! I have a hereditary seizure disorder and let me tell you neuromeds are tough stuff! Are you eating enough fat AND drinking enough water? I know when I don't drink enough water my skin suffers something awful and I have to... (more)

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by 75 · about 10 hours ago

Hi all, My dog bit through my thumbnail today (she mistook it for a stick...) and it pierced the nail and the nail bed. There was an incredible amount of blood, a charming crunching sound and plenty of tears on my part...! I went to the doctor... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 09, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Yes, my wounds heal faster on Paleo, and I'm less susceptible to various bacteria or viruses. The pain feeling has changed too, I don't scream like a baby anymore when I get burned or cut. But a dog bite, that might be different and might need... (more)

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by 2904 · about 10 hours ago

Apparently, SSRI drugs have an antifungal effect. http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/6/775.full Which begs the question, what other pharmaceutical drugs that aren't antibiotics ARE actually antibacterial? There's a very clear link between... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 28, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Ahoy, poor science! What a bunch of nonsense... Their effective antifungal doses are approximately 1-2 orders of magnitude higher than doses as SSRIs. Heck, you'd kill a lot of stuff at that concentration I'd wager...

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by 76 · about 10 hours ago

I have been eating a mostly paleo diet for a year. I'm a 38 y.o. male, 5'10" and 175 pounds. I hovered between 200 and 215 prior to changing my diet/lifestyle. I know have a 32-inch waist and am happy with my weight. I eat some cheese from... (more)

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yemel 0 · December 26, 2012 at 4:11 AM

Eat lots of raw fermented foods like kimchi, kefir (milk, coconut or water), sourkraut and kombucha. Take high quality probiotics if you can afford them. Try different types. Try dairy based and soil based probiotic supplements. Primal defense is... (more)

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by 15400 · about 10 hours ago

I have always thought that bacteria helps us to digest food. What happens when we take antibiotics and the bacteria is killed? Basically, how is food digested while a person is taking antibiotics if no probiotics is taken? Thanks. (more)

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by 80 · about 11 hours ago

Hi all, Just got the tests back and positive for SIBO. I have been dealing with terrible GI issues since catching c. dif. in the hospital last year. I already have celiac, hashimotos, and ulcerative proctitis. I eat a combination of Autoimmune... (more)

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steph_11 0 · February 27, 2013 at 5:29 AM

Ali- I just found this website and noticed you posted back in October. In case you're still looking for relief...I have SIBO, Celiac and hashimotos like you (and am also lactose and soy intolerant). I tried 4 rounds of antibiotics for SIBO and... (more)

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by 11682 · about 11 hours ago

I'm having a surgery next week, to remove a fibroid. They will give me antibiotics. Given that I have a 10-year major bad history of IBS, SIBO and a generally terrible intestinal tract, should I take the antibiotics? Or everything I worked for to... (more)

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NewEra 0 · October 09, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I had surgery in August of this year, and despite my anti-antibiotic overuse feelings, history of IBS that I'm still fixing, and all that, you bet your sweet bippy I took them. I had fairly major surgery. Despite infection risks being low, an... (more)

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