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by 10 · ABOUT 17 HOURS AGO

Okay, I added "disgusting" in the title to get you to look... plus, I'm very new to Paleo and I'm coming from a vegan background. I know Paleo (the autoimmune version) I'm following will help, at least I'm confident it will, but cooking meat is... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · August 26, 2014 7:54 PM

You know, veggies can contain bacteria and other contaminants in concentrations just as high as meat, therefore why they are so often implicated in outbreaks involving E. coli, listeria, botulism, salmonella, etc. As a matter of fact, you can... (more)

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by 0 · February 27, 2014 5:26 PM

Alright, I just bought a fermenting pot. My hubby and I would like to make sauerkraut. There is a dairy allergy so we will need to use only salt or vinegar for ours. Now I am a timid person and so scared about doing something wrong and making... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 27, 2014 4:02 PM

You really don't need to buy special jars, nor use a weight. I just use a large 32oz glass jar that previously had ghee, and isn't BPA lined (you can see the metal in the lid on both sides) I punched a hole in the lid and placed an airlock... (more)

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by 0 · February 04, 2014 6:24 PM

I've seen a couple posts about how mastic gum can irritate sibo... but it's supposed to be antimicrobial so why would it be bad? I'm planning on taking it with interfase plus.

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by 568 · January 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I felt really great for a few months using my current diet which is widely varied foods: moderate carb, low protein, high fat. Lots of potatoes and sweet potatoes, lots and lots of butter, olive oil, tallow, and other animal fats, lots of... (more)

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PaleoGod 0 · January 30, 2014 5:30 PM

Yes but trying to correct the problem by going high carb may not necessarily help. Are you sure that you have a bacterial overgrowth of bacteria that feed on fats. In fact you may even cause a bacterial overgrowth by going high carb as it is... (more)

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by 43 · December 12, 2013 8:51 AM

I mean…does it really? And where does it come from? Are we born with p acne bacteria? I don't get how it comes back even after antibiotic use? I mean people use topicals and use antibiotics, and even though some resistance could occur is... (more)

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asim 0 · December 12, 2013 8:51 AM

Depends. If the acne is constant and never disappears after using different creams, then you might want to see a dermatologist. Acne is sometimes due to bacteria and taking antibiotics would kills the germs. My sister was a classic... (more)

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by 88 · December 04, 2013 3:50 AM

EDITS: I am understanding more and more how Methylation contributes to overall health, and a lot of the health problems I've been having are seemingly linked to it.. What I didn't know was how sulfur in the diet affects this. I eat a lot of... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · September 30, 2013 8:18 PM

I am delighted to see a post here on methylation!!! I was just diagnosed with MTHFR 1298 (homo: +/+) and am hopeful this might tie everything together for me. During the last 3 years of keeping a food diary, I eventually figured out that I... (more)

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by 88 · September 03, 2013 5:50 AM

Hey, So while I don't have SIBO or a serious such bacterial overgrowth, I did have a high count for just one strain of bad bacteria: Enterobacter Cloacae, on my Geneva Diagnostics comprehensive digestive and stool analysis test that I had done... (more)

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Hepoberman 0 · September 02, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Avoid Starch. Add FOS. From WIKI: "...FOS serves as a substrate for microflora in the large intestine, increasing the overall gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract) health. It has also been touted as a supplement for preventing yeast infections..." (more)

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by 2611 · July 22, 2013 7:57 PM

When you culture milk, the bacteria live off of the lactose, correct? Does that mean that a batch of yogurt / kefir that starts with nonfat milk will end up with more total bacteria than a batch made from the same amount of whole milk? I'm aware... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 22, 2013 4:02 PM

Given "bang for your buck", you would want the most out of it, so full fat gives you more for your money. Low-fat or non-fat yogurts generally have about the same listed carbs(lactose) so will presumably have the same probiotics, but you are just... (more)

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by 15380 · April 12, 2013 7:45 PM

I am working with that wacko doctor because ... she is the only normal one I found. She told me to take some anti-parasite medication. I did not believe her so I submitted a stool sample and a blood test to two different labs to confirm her crazy... (more)

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elf27 0 · April 12, 2013 7:45 PM

Have you heard of FiveLac or ThreeLac? They are a probiotic manufactured in Japan (I think?) which contains Enterococcus Faecalis. This was their response to the following... (more)

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by 20 · April 10, 2013 2:26 PM

Is there any way to measure if you are in deficiency for good bacteria? I don't mean symptoms but I am talking about lab test.

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Renee_2 0 · April 10, 2013 2:09 AM

Yes, I had this test done by Doctor's Data - the Comprehensive Parasitology: http://www.doctorsdata.com/test_info.asp?id=29 It showed the types and levels of various strains of beneficial/imbalanced/dysbiotic flora, yeast and parasites. ... (more)

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by 15380 · May 04, 2013 7:03 PM

I no longer have SIBO but I still have some very weird food sensitivities and my gastritis have worsened due to a food slip-up. I am reacting to all foods except protein - if I eat protein only, I feel totally fine. But I cannot live on protein... (more)

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Healthy_Bacteria 0 · May 04, 2013 8:00 AM

There are millions of bacteria, microbes and fungi in your gut. They are essential to digestion and keeping our bodies in Optimal Health.. Shifts in the microbial environment of the digestive tract, or bacteria in the gut, are worthy of more... (more)

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by 709 · March 30, 2013 3:34 PM

According to this website these are the numbers of germs found most on household items Toilet bowl: 3.2 million bacteria/square inch Kitchen drain: 567,845 bacteria/square inch Sponge or counter-wiping cloth: 134,630 bacteria/square... (more)

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Varelse 0 · March 30, 2013 3:34 PM

Yeah, I'm not a handwashing freak anywhere except work (dental office, so yeah, patient grimies). At home, I wash my hands after I have done something that is yucky, like cleaning my cat's litterbox. I wash my hands right before preparing food.... (more)

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by 1972 · March 14, 2013 2:37 PM

Hi guys, bit of an awkward question for the other women out there. Based on my pap smear results, I have a bacterial infection. I am not having many symptoms, which my doctor explained was a sign that my body is working on taking care of the... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · March 14, 2013 2:37 PM

Not sure I would worry about an a symptomatic infection. However I think probiotic suppositories are a great idea. You can also soak tampons in yogurt if you don't want to buy anything special. BV is pretty common. It's my understanding that... (more)

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by 4176 · March 13, 2013 8:39 PM

Not new but can someone hack this study please? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18432652

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · March 13, 2013 8:39 PM

I haven't even read the study yet, but look - fats are molecules. Molecules with actual names. Olive Oil, which is sooooo great according to the medics and media, contains a lot of Oleic Acid a mono-unsaturated fatty acid. Guess what - Lard is... (more)

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by 4176 · March 13, 2013 at 12:06 AM

It seems strange to me that sugar causes bad bacteria to grow, while the good bacteria apparently just ignores it Any reason for this?

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CD 0 · March 13, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Part 1, your question: The truth is that all bacteria can be killed by sugar. Essentially (this is a vast oversimplification) the sugar dehydrates the bacteria via hypertonic process. The problem is we consume far more bad bacteria than good... (more)

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by 608 · November 20, 2013 7:19 PM

Hey Paleo Hacks, I recently got my Metametrix Stool Test Results back and I was hoping someone could help me interpret them. From what I can tell I do not have enough good bacteria and I have Aeromonas Sp. Overgrowth. The high triglycerides and... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · November 20, 2013 7:19 PM

Have you had any success? I recently found out that I also have an aeromonas infection. My ND put me on a combination of Tanalbit and oregano oil, and I don't think it's working, even though I've been taking lots of probioitcs and fermented... (more)

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by 230 · March 20, 2013 at 12:22 AM

So I have this terrible IBS and finally, I drove those 5 hours with the train to the 'most hyped' german doctor who is a specialist on crohn's disease etc. to see if he could help me anyhow since paleo and probiotics or the common medication... (more)

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scilla 0 · March 05, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Have you tried the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol? Its designed to help people for whom regular paleo diet is not enough. Also, food labels are really, really good at hiding the presence of problematic ingredients. One other thing to do is to make sure... (more)

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by 15380 · February 25, 2013 7:01 PM

So here is another proof that you are what your bacteria eats. link text I wonder if there is ANY disease that is not related to gut bacteria? Hence my question: could it be that Paleo alters gut bacteria in a way that the whole body is... (more)

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by 2272 · February 14, 2013 2:48 AM

So I prefer room temp food over reheated or cold food. How bad is it to leave food out for hours before eating? As a kid I always had food that would sit out (but covered) and never had any problems. For example: at about 7am I made a big meal... (more)

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Animal_Nurse 0 · February 14, 2013 at 12:12 AM

I'm the same and do it ALL the time. Never had a problem.

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by 15380 · March 04, 2013 9:33 AM

Okay, when I was on antibiotics and felt FABULOUS and for three weeks after I was eating really really well (except some macadamias). I was eating beef, bone broth and chicken meat. About two and a half weeks after finishing antibiotics my gut... (more)

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Joanne_5 0 · March 04, 2013 9:18 AM

I think I've got SIBO too. Haven't had any tests done but I plan to soon. I found this interesting post: http://www.ibsgroup.org/forums/topic/102286-after-5-relapses-now-cured-heres-how/ Im a big fan of the PHD. I find the adding some rice and... (more)

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by 0 · December 21, 2012 4:55 PM

Hi guys , i'm a 19 years old boy from Italy. I've been IBS sufferer for 18 years , and i still am , but a little better. Following paleo I'v eliminated 60% of my ibs , cause i've cutted off wheat,dairies,cereals,legumes and white sugar. There's... (more)

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TJ_5 0 · December 21, 2012 4:33 PM

Hi Francisco. I'm not an expert either but if you're addicted to the chocolate you could be deficient in magnesium (chocolate is high in magnesium). You could try a magnesium supplement (e.g. magnesium citrate or Epsom salts) to help with this.... (more)

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by 1012 · December 18, 2012 3:55 AM

With the overall fear of bacteria, the flu, germs, etc. you can find hand sanitizer practically everywhere; dispensers on the walls, tubs in the office, and lining the the shelves of health and beauty at the department stores. I know everyone in... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 17, 2012 9:24 PM

Alcohol-based anti-microbials are probably fine, hand sanitizers and other products with things like triclosan probably are to be avoided. VB brings up a good point about the modern germophobia. I do think that there are plenty of good bacteria... (more)

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by 25 · December 03, 2012 4:33 PM

And since most of us don't eat bread, might eating fruits and vegetables treated as described in the below excerpt have any adverse health effects? ===== Bread that lasts for 60 days could cut food waste By Matt McGrath, Environment... (more)

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Caveman_Kyle 0 · December 03, 2012 3:09 PM

I would expect this process to give similar results to irradiation but without the need to zap the food with rapid-decay isotopes. It is a neat technology, and I am glad they are advocating something like this versus additional preservatives... (more)

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by 15380 · December 05, 2012 4:03 PM

I have SIBO. When my doctor and I discussed my diet, he told me that I eat way too much meat. He said that undigested meat will be consumed by my gut bacteria and by eating over 3 oz of meat per meal (I usually have 6-8 oz) I feed the bad bacteria... (more)

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Norm_3 0 · December 04, 2012 5:16 AM

I agree with the low starch approach. In my recipes, I limit the most difficult-to-digest carbs including fructose, lactose, resistant starch, fiber and sugar alcohols. Gut bacteria thrive on these carbs for most of their energy via fermentation.... (more)

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by 267 · January 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM

my girlfriend was recently diagnosed with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the doctors sound like they want to prescribe a course of antibiotics. Based on my research however, it sounds like many people have this bacteria and show no symptoms,... (more)

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PaleoGreyhound 0 · December 02, 2012 6:41 AM

No offense but u r right that h pylori is a common bscteria. There is a reason why it causes some people trouble while others no. There is also a reason why we waste 10 plus yrs of our lives studying medicine. So while u may think u found... (more)