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by 10 · August 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

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 at 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 at 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 at 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 5 · February 04, 2014 at 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 583 · 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 at 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 48 · December 12, 2013 at 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 at 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 at 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 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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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begob 0 · September 02, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Have a look at this - an online experiment to see if resistant starch (potato) helps gut flora: http://freetheanimal.com/2013/08/resistant-starch-content-of-foods-other-anecdote-and-miscellania.html#comment-535136 "Here's what resistant starch... (more)

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by 2626 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 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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BGottfried 0 · July 22, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Honestly, if you're looking for best bang for your buck on probiotics, you should look into making your own kefir. It'll be cheaper than buying store-bought yogurt, as you just buy milk and culture it yourself (also allowing you to control the... (more)

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 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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g_ 0 · April 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

The bacteria you listed are completely normal gut flora. However, Clostridrium - often called "C.diff" - can cause major GI problems if it gets a chance to take over (like if the other gut flora were wiped out by heavy anti-biotic use) Flagyl... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 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 at 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 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 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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Dragonfly 0 · April 09, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Are you eating organ meats, seafood & cheese? They can really pick up the slack, micronutrient-wise. Kombucha? Raw goat milk kefir, if you can tolerate dairy. I have FODMAPS-intolerance, but I can eat spinach & potatoes with no problem. (more)

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by 697 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 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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LiamY 0 · March 30, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Lists like that one would make people afraid to move. I wouldn't be surprised if someone working for the Clorox company compiled that list to boost sales:-) In any case, we eat and breathe bacteria daily and have been doing so since we came out of... (more)

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by 1974 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 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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RK 0 · March 14, 2013 at 3:37 AM

I tested positive for Group B strep when I was pregnant with my second child. Just taking probiotics, 2 months later I tested negative. If you aren't on probiotics yet, I would look into that. I would assume that something is off balance in... (more)

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by 4181 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 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 at 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 4181 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 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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Lazza 0 · March 07, 2013 at 12:56 PM

If I reading the report correctly I would say consuming homemade sauerkraut and/or homemade yogurt daily could help. I agree that taking oregano oil to target a specific microbe might not work, or it may make matters worse. But might I suggest... (more)

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by 247 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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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Angelina 0 · March 05, 2013 at 11:50 PM

How long have you lived with IBS or Crohn's? How long have you been paleo? Are you strict paleo? What type of supplementation do you do? Do you go to bed when it's dark and sleep in a dark room and get plenty of sleep? Are you under a lot of... (more)

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 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 2302 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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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Intellectual_Savage 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I think most people are way too obsessed with refrigeration. It certainly has it's advantages for long term storage, but I certainly wouldn't worry about leaving leftovers out for a few hours, and then eating them. I do what you are suggesting on... (more)

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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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Roth 0 · December 25, 2012 at 2:43 PM

What exactly does that SIBO bacteria eat (mine is methane producing)? Do they eat meat? Is there fiber in meat? Is there sugar in meat? Do I have to limit the amount of meat I eat each time? SIBO bugs, like all bacteria, eats sugar. It's been my... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 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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Renee_2 0 · December 21, 2012 at 4:55 PM

You've posted before about your aversion to most vegetables. I have also had IBS for about that long, and I find cooked veggies with every meal, along with fat, really helps with constipation. I would really try to increase the variety of veg... (more)

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by 1032 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 at 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 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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greymouser 0 · December 03, 2012 at 3:38 PM

No. I'm going to bother to explain why irradiating bread would suddenly make it nutritious.

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 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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Eugenia 0 · December 02, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Some protozoa, H. Pylori, and other pathological bacteria eat whatever you eat, not just carbs. So no matter what you eat, if you have these, they are going to get fed anyway. However, 8oz meat is not really that much, it's a normal portion.... (more)

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by 267 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 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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melissa_2 0 · December 03, 2012 at 8:33 AM

My mom had the h. pylori bacteria, and suffered for years with pyloric ulcers and the symptoms your GF has. I can't stress this enough: research biofilms. The h. pylori bacteria essentially "sticks" to the lining of the stomach (via the biofilm),... (more)