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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

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 · about 7 hours ago

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 88 · about 7 hours ago

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 · about 7 hours ago

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 15400 · about 7 hours ago

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 15400 · about 7 hours ago

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 4181 · about 8 hours ago

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 2302 · about 8 hours ago

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 · about 8 hours ago

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 267 · about 8 hours ago

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)

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by 613 · about 8 hours ago

Some protocols for treating pathogenic gut flora (particularly candida) include the use of grapefruit seed extract. I used it about two years ago. I was in a sort of desperate and reckless state of trying to improve my health, so I a) did not use... (more)

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rosabosa 0 · March 12, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Your theory sounds correct. GSE probably upset your flora balance. Alternatively, it might have worked but if you kept on the same diet, even with probiotics, you might have continued to irritate your gut. If the candida diet/GAPS/FODMAPS diets... (more)

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by 17103 · about 8 hours ago

Recently, I've woken up with a nasty white, coated tongue, the stuff on it, is the consistency of almost cream cheese. Scraping the stuff off with my teeth, I've also noticed a bit of gum bleeding. I'm normally VLC, with a little bit of carbs a... (more)

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Mike_41 0 · July 04, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I honestly don't think it's an infection, but likely a reaction to something you're eating or some detox. I had cfs and my tongue was always coated. As I changed many things, it became clear, but it still coats if I have tea. I would check it... (more)

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by 117 · about 8 hours ago

Hi guys, For the last 7 months or so I have been experiencing gastrointestinal problems (heavy bloating, constipation, fatigue, etc) which have gotten increasingly worse over the last few months. It started sometime after I took too many NSAIDs... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · June 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I can't diagnose the issue but I have had IBS for 15 years. I do find that probiotics a big help. Like you, I can't eat saukerkraut (FODMAPS are too gassy for me) but I take a powdered probiotic (Custom Probiotics, 11-strains of bacteria, you... (more)

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by 806 · about 8 hours ago

Come on fess-up. You know it's not paleo but you use the stuff anyway to flavor the coffee you can't seem to quit, and the "paleo" sweet treats you like to make on occasion. But this is your gut-bacteria on... (more)

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Mystery_Man_X 0 · March 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Turns out this study done on rats was funded by the sugar-industry. The sugar industry HATES Splenda for daring to imply Splenda is made from sugar. They have a long running feud going. According to the usually alarmist CSPI, (An organization... (more)

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by 870 · about 8 hours ago

I have some cucumbers fermenting and wondering if the leftover juice has any health benefits? Will the bacteria in the liquid have a probiotic effect similar to kefir? Also does the bacteria in the pickles have any noticeable probiotic effect... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · March 06, 2012 at 4:28 PM

No only is it rich in beneficial bacteria, it tastes like the pickles that fermented in it, and it is really good for your skin(applied topically)! A friend of mine who owns a sauerkraut business locally sells the brine in pint jars for nearly as... (more)

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by 346 · about 8 hours ago

I'm always trying to make healthy cooking more convenient for myself and was inspired by this article: http://nourishedkitchen.com/perpetual-soup-the-easiest-bone-broth-youll-make/ Basically the author has a bone broth (with vegetables) cooking... (more)

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anand_srivastava 0 · February 09, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Well if we talk about traditions, Thai people have a tradition of broths. Some vendors in Bangkok would have their broths running for years. They just serve from that and replenish it whenever needed. Will that be unhealthy? I don't think... (more)

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by 46 · about 8 hours ago

Hi everyone. I am interested in clearing the old system out(without fasting as I am against the practice) and think that including lemon juice would be a good idea. what advisements would the paleo crowd have? Does it destroy health gut bacteria,... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 14, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Take a lemon, cut it in half, squeeze that sucker into a glass of ice water. Drink. Enjoy. There are no negative health effects of drinking lemon-water. Eating whole lemons or pure lemon juice will not do anything different for you. The body is... (more)

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by 175 · about 8 hours ago

I know that heating does, but what I would like to know is if adding lemon juice to my kefir/yogurt will cause similar effect? Protein becomes denatured by both heating and adding some acid to it and that made me wonder.

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Satya 0 · December 12, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Lactobacilli produce lactic acid as a result of fermentation. It is the acid (and added salt) that keeps pathogenic molds from forming on the fermenting products. IOW, they like an acidic environment. Only some strains can survive the stomach... (more)

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by 6229 · about 8 hours ago

What happens if making ice cream or the like with raw milk, heavy cream, etc. Does freezing raw dairy just makes the good bacteria dormant, which awaken when thawed or in the gut (at a warmer temperature)? Could one make homemade frozen yogurt in... (more)

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Glither 0 · November 18, 2011 at 12:01 PM

When I make yogurt, I take off a few tablespoons to use to get the next batch going. I store it in the freezer, so I'm no pressured to make a new batch right away. The bacteria must still be there since it does work to make a new batch of yogurt.... (more)

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by 78422 · about 8 hours ago

I've found a stable symptom free dietary point eating very low fat fish and scallops and white rice with occasional beef. However this diet isn't very tasty. Whenever I introduce more fat, I get fatigue, extra sleep, mood effects and IBS. It's... (more)

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grace 0 · September 17, 2011 at 9:50 PM

What fermented foods have you tried, as Dragonfly commented on? Have you tried digestive enzymes? http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Pancreatin-High-Potency-4x-500-mg-250-Capsules/716?at=0 (more)

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by 1515 · about 9 hours ago

There is discussion about how low carb to normalize weight works for some and not for others. Questions of why obesity increased with the modern diet while macronutrient ratios appear not to be causative when compared to minorities and the past.... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · August 12, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Growing up, my sister and I ate the same things pretty much. We ate a lot of junk food. I was always thin, even underweight. She was overweight. I had chronic stomach problems and autoimmune issues, she didn't. When the doctor put me on drugs for... (more)

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by 455 · about 9 hours ago

I've heard mixed things about this, but is (homemade) kombucha good to drink on such a diet? Or is this one of those things where it depends on the person? To help me decide if I should give it a try I tried looking up what kinds of species are... (more)

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invisible_ink 0 · August 05, 2011 at 10:18 AM

I personally would not think that drinking kombucha while trying to eliminate candida makes sense as there is definitely left over sugar that is not consumed by the yeast which could effectively feed the candida in your body. This is completely... (more)

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by 305 · about 9 hours ago

before paleo, i had a semi white/pasty tongue. i scrubbed, brushed, and scraped at it and it would always go back to the same wall paper paste color. up to this point, my diet was fairly healthy (imo), only water, minimal processed foods, no... (more)

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Glither 0 · August 05, 2011 at 5:30 AM

Here is a site that walks you through a self-diagnosis, with pictures and explanations. http://beyondwellbeing.com/herbs/tongue-diagnosis.shtml It's based on traditional Chinese medicine. The problem is that you end up with information like Qi... (more)

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by 2854 · about 9 hours ago

So, I know this isn't a strictly Paleo question but... After years of heavy antibiotics due to an immune deficiency, my gut was a mess. Paleo helped immensely (in curing the deficiency as well as my bloaty gassy constipated self)and VLC and ZC... (more)

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LV_1 0 · June 27, 2011 at 11:29 AM

I'm interested in this too. I've been working on rebuilding my gut flora in the ways Dr Ayers suggests- not being too scrupulous about washing organic veg, etc. Also as much probiotic foodstuffs as possible. Logically though it does seem like soil... (more)

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by 18412 · about 9 hours ago

Found this on Dr Art Ayers Cooling Inflammation blog in his response comments to one of his readers. Probiotics are a quick fix for about 10% of the lacking bacterial species. Most of the lacking bacteria must be acquired by eating fresh... (more)

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Thumper 0 · March 15, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Waaaaay too clean! There are so many more good and helpful bacteria than there are bad ones. As a society I think we Lysol away so much good stuff. Don't get me wrong - at our house we do wash our hands before eating (especially our toddler... (more)

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