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by 571 · May 08, 2014 1:38 PM

I heard this interview with Dr. Martin Blaser on th Leonard Lopate Show yesterday and it has sort of made me question what I've read about paleo eating. What I've read says that wheat/whole grains are not good for humans to eat. They cause... (more)

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bluekitty 0 · May 08, 2014 1:38 PM

We already know that antibiotics can surely cause these symptoms, nothing new. It's when you've killed all good and bad bacteria and you are eating crap like wheat or alot of sugar/carbs in general so that the bad bacteria will likely grow... (more)

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by 465 · January 27, 2014 7:47 PM

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 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 · December 22, 2013 4:17 PM

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 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 · October 17, 2013 8:41 PM

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 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 4232 · October 13, 2013 4:10 PM

I am suffering from some type of conjuntivituis at the moment and I am dosing the eyes with these drops. What is the efect on the rest of the organim? Is it in any way similar to taking antibiotics orally?

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eric_9 0 · October 13, 2013 4:09 PM

When I put them in my eyes, shortly afterwards I feel them travelling through my sinuses and can taste them in the back of my mouth and throat. thanks for the comments

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by 568 · February 21, 2014 4:41 PM

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 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 568 · September 13, 2013 5:25 PM

Gaps hasn't been seriously brought up in this forum for a year or more based on my quick search... GAPS seems to be aimed very sharply at some highly specific issues, yet the idea sounds like it could help many others, which is why so many... (more)

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by 568 · September 12, 2013 6:37 AM

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 · August 16, 2013 1:50 AM

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 43 · August 11, 2013 at 12:27 AM

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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CD 0 · August 11, 2013 at 12:27 AM

You should not be given anti-biotics unless you have complications during surgery. No need to worry about that. As far as the pain meds, I only took mine at night when I needed to sleep, dealt with teh pain the rest of the time. Depending on... (more)

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by 0 · August 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM

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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Emily_T 0 · August 09, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Thanks for your response. I have been posting at their forum, but I just wanted to see if there was any advice over here...I feel like I am just experimenting like crazy and its exhausting. The supplements I am taking are whole9/whole30... (more)

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by 35 · July 22, 2013 5:59 PM

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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Matt_11 0 · July 22, 2013 2:36 AM

Are you sure you need to do anything at all? Experiencing symptoms?

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by 4113 · June 26, 2013 6:51 PM

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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Gabby_1 0 · June 26, 2013 6:51 PM

I've had doctors prescribe antibiotics for a sinus infection and others that didn't. If your infection is due to a virus, no point in antibiotics. Some doctors just prescribe them anyway. One of the doctors, who also had problems with sinus... (more)

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by 512 · June 07, 2013 2:55 PM

Given the large concern over antibiotics, PCBs, and other harmful-to-ingest chemicals, would farmed salmon contaminate cast iron, earthenware, silverware, ceramic, etc. which it is cooked or eated in/with in a manner which would resist washings,... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · June 07, 2013 2:55 PM

There are no antibiotics in ANY FOOD THAT YOU EAT!

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by 85 · May 03, 2013 at 12:57 AM

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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dzone 0 · May 02, 2013 9:40 PM

beware the trolls

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by 5 · May 01, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I caught a Herpes virus and it had spread from my throat to my nose and ear canal. The blisters are painful and some rupture causing unbearable pain for a couple hours. I was prescribed an antiviral ointment to apply as well as an antibiotic... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · May 01, 2013 at 10:08 PM

A crazy person would skip the antibiotic, a relatively sane person would take it. Since you posted the question here I will assume you are crazy.

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by 63 · April 16, 2013 9:02 PM

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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Eve_1 0 · April 16, 2013 9:02 PM

Hoping to get some advise for improving my digestion and immune system. I am still getting coughs and cold after the course of anti biotics.

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by 418 · April 01, 2013 2:59 AM

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 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 · February 19, 2013 9:49 PM

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 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 709 · February 18, 2013 at 10:35 PM

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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joanna_4 0 · February 18, 2013 8:29 PM

I am on vancomycin right now and my main die off reaction is hives from things that never bothered me before. I cant pet any of my animals right now without breaking out in hives. In the hospital, I had to wrap saran wrap around my IV site to... (more)

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by 311 · February 09, 2013 2:46 PM

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 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 5584 · January 20, 2014 at 11:11 PM

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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Margaret_4 0 · July 07, 2013 7:55 PM

Yes. Take S. boullardi and bacillus coagulans. Try probiotic retention enemas. Drink coconut water kefir as well. Take different strains of abx every two hours. Have you thought of doing a fecal transplant? My gastroenterologist said it has... (more)

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by 4176 · February 01, 2013 2:16 AM

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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Soul 0 · February 01, 2013 2:16 AM

You don't need to purchase anything that's expensive to make or eat sauerkraut. I actually use old glass containers that used to carry honey for my sauerkraut. I can usually fit a little more than a half a cabbage in these containers. You can use... (more)

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by 1920 · February 01, 2013 at 12:29 AM

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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Cat_Power 0 · January 31, 2013 6:13 AM

try an antibacterial ointment made with oregano oil from the health food store` that should clean it up nicely!...keep up with coco oil...garlic...hydro peroxide soaks n bandage that up!

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by 280 · January 22, 2013 3:36 PM

I need to know a brand thats 100% gluten free, dairy free and soy free. Yep I have had the flu for a week now and just cant stop coughing and sometimes my lungs feel heavy! I don't think my doctors ever check what allergens are in my meds so I... (more)

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NudgeWink 0 · January 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Elderberry tincture (Sambucus nigra, 5-10 mls three times a day) is a fantastic natural antiviral for once you're already "in it" and/or to enhance/speed up recovery. (You can just neck it straight, but I like it mixed with water and a drop or two... (more)