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by 467 · about 4 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 4 hours ago

I have to take metronidazole 4X a day for 10 days due to a rare bacterial overgrowth that has made me very, very ill for the past 6 years. Should I be taking probiotics during this time? I do not want to cause any other bacterial overgrowth... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 22, 2013 at 4:17 PM

i've been on flagyl tons of times and i always take probiotics during my course. i also eat fermented foods. if you are worried about the yeast overgrowth, i'd recommend renew life "advanced immunity" probiotic. it has taken away oral and... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 63 · about 4 hours ago

Thanks everyone for your answers to my question, http://paleohacks.com/questions/188376/very-sick-advise-please#axzz2QDLLtzHD. I completed my Antibiotic course for 10 days which cured my sore throat but still I have little cough and phelgm which... (more)

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superdad 0 · April 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Antibiotics are not good for our digestive system & our gut plays a massive role in our well being, they are a kill all method, good & bad bacteria get destroyed. I would personally get as much bone broth down me as possible as it is very... (more)

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by 289 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 90 · about 4 hours ago

Ok so I fell off the wagon in December and loaded up on baked goods. Between working 80 hours a week and the bad eating I got a sinus infection which settled into bronchitis. I was so tired I went ahead and took the antibiotic. It really didn't... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · January 01, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Bone broth, probiotics (Bubbies sauerkraut, fermented pickles, or kefir are my favorites), and lots of water.

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by 76 · about 4 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 2393 · about 5 hours ago

So I came down with pneumonia (on my birthday!) a few weeks ago. Had a fever for a week, finally went to the doc and the x-ray confirmed her thoughts of pneumonia. She put me on doxycycline right away (which broke the fever within six hours),... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · October 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Ouch! Pneumonia is a major drag... Second the fermented foods & bone broth. Get your Vitamin D3 level tested & in the meantime supplement with 10,000 IUs of D3 to give your immune system a chance to recover. Get lots of sleep! Add... (more)

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by 175 · about 5 hours ago

Hi, For the first time in my life I picked up a urinary tract infection. Deep red blood in the water + discomfort from not being able to pee. It was an OS moment for me (I'm a man, 44y, paleo-ish for 7 months) - thinking kidney stones/cancer.... (more)

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Allie_1 0 · September 08, 2012 at 7:49 PM

It sounds like a kidney stone. My personal experience with bladder/kidney infections/UTIs/stones were all when I was young and decidedly not paleo. My kidney stones also came with kidney infections which can present like a basic UTI at first. ... (more)

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by 343 · about 5 hours ago

Just two weeks ago, I posted about potential thrush from breastfeeding here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/145381/breastfeeding-moms-how-did-you-deal-with-thrush#axzz25TD7C3PM So, the good news is that it probably isn't thrush. Bad news is,... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · September 06, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Personally, I would not take the antibiotic. When I was nursing my last baby and had a plugged duct, I used warm compresses often and pumped on that breast every two hours. I couldn't stand nursing on that side (I was also dealing with thrush at... (more)

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

This more of a brain-fog question rather than a paleo question, but I have seen several questions by people dealing with brain fog here so I though that I'd give it a try. Here is a brief story, I am a healthy 28 year old Male, 6'4" 195lb. About... (more)

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VB 0 · August 28, 2012 at 7:17 AM

I don't have an answer, but I can tell you what probiotics worked for me: They were from the refrigerated section They were one or two strain only and I doubled/tripled the dosage When I tried probiotics with more than one/two strain, I did not... (more)

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by 2026 · about 5 hours ago

I had to take a round of antibiotics (cipro) for a very nasty bladder infection. I took a ton of probiotics during and for few days after. have kept up with yogurt and kombucha since then. despite this I have had pretty much constant gas... (more)

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George_Brodie_1 0 · August 15, 2012 at 7:10 AM

It takes a while to repopulate to the correct BALANCE of gut flora. Too much good can be as bad as too much bad.

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by 658 · about 5 hours ago

I have been 90% paleo for the last year. I have felt great but have not last any weight, which I still hope to do. I am 56 years old, 5'6" and weigh 190 (thus the desire for weightloss!) Just for info: I have suffered in the past with the... (more)

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Julie_19 0 · August 03, 2012 at 3:13 AM

I appreciate all of your comments (sans dsohei's- yes, it was rude) Thank you. I just got off the antibiotics and am trying to build up my gut with probiotics amd broth. I feel stronger and am able to eat normally. I just wish I could figure... (more)

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by 304 · about 5 hours ago

Frankensteer (2005) is a documentary about the Canadian beef industry that I discovered last night on Netflix. It's truly disturbing. It discusses the use of hormones and antibiotics in cattle, and even gets into some of the government debates... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 22, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I haven't seen this particular movie, but the practices are standard in CAFO in the US and you can see more of them in the movie FRESH. Or sign up for "animal husbandry" classes at any ag school. (I got my degree in agronomy from one.) I was... (more)

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

All my fillings from six months ago fell out almost all at once over the last two months (I'm finding a new dentist); I was very foolish and waited to schedule a dentist appt thinking that it might be possible for the hulled molars to recalcify.... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · May 30, 2012 at 4:01 AM

Get to a GOOD dentist and ask him or her.

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

All my fillings from six months ago fell out almost all at once over the last two months (I'm finding a new dentist); I was very foolish and waited to schedule a dentist appt thinking that it might be possible for the hulled molars to recalcify.... (more)

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Ruth90 0 · May 29, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Go to a reliable, trustworthy dentist as soon as possible! Ask for recommendation from people you know - it really is worth it to have a knowledgeable dentist, if you can afford it. I had a root canal about a year ago. An old filling got... (more)

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