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by 10 · about 2 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 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 · about 2 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 598 · about 2 hours ago

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 88 · about 2 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 2626 · about 2 hours ago

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 20 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 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 697 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 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 608 · about 2 hours ago

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 2302 · about 2 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 2 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 0 · about 2 hours ago

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 1042 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 267 · about 2 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 15400 · about 2 hours ago

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 613 · about 2 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 10 · about 2 hours ago

Hi , anyone can tell me something about Paul Jaminet? I red he said that multiple sclerosis is caused by some bacteria... but what about ibs? has he got planned a diet for ibs? I've google him , but didn't find what u was searching for! Need... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · November 20, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I had IBS for 10 years. While the causes can be different for everyone (since it's a syndrome), in general, it's gluten/carb intolerance and the SIBO effect (overgrowth of bacteria in the gut because of imbalance because of gluten/carbs). IBS... (more)

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by 2328 · about 2 hours ago

i have to write a research paper for my biology class on probiotics more specifically, b. thetaiotaomicron and b. longum, and their effect on polysaccharide metabolism, when mutually colonizing the cecum or co-colonizing the cecum. this is the... (more)

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KA24 0 · September 29, 2012 at 5:38 PM

By default, gut health should not be difficult to achieve. While probiotics are important, especially if we can naturally incorporate them into our diets, the elimination of ingested toxins and gut irritants is just as or even more... (more)

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by 117 · about 2 hours ago

Hi, I have problems with fatigue, bloating, constipation amongst other things. Tried loads of things, nothing seems to help. Been recently adding 45ml of lactulose and 2.5g of chlorella with each meal every day and 4 grams of triphala (capsule)... (more)

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livebigger 0 · September 01, 2012 at 3:36 PM

the best advice i ever got from a doctor on this subject (and believe me, there were many) was this: "you just have to commit to making the time to poop." then he went on to tell me how his bowels are normal only if he wakes up early, drinks his... (more)

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by 289 · about 2 hours ago

WAPF claims that bacteria do not cause tooth decay: As for claims that xylitol can prevent tooth decay, I can only say, ???Buyer beware!??? Such claims are based on the faulty theory that bacteria cause tooth decay. We know from the... (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · July 31, 2012 at 7:56 PM

There are 3 determinate s of tooth decay. I wrote about that here. Teeth, bacteria, and ferment able carbohydrates. (sugars) If you want to read about the best theory we have of tooth decay download and read the article by Dr. Southward linked... (more)

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by 12677 · about 2 hours ago

Endotoxins (aka lipopolysaccharides) are part of the membrane of gram negative bacteria and they have some toxic effects in the body. I've been hearing a new pro-vegan argument that animal products tend to have more endotoxins than plants and this... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · July 31, 2012 at 9:27 PM

This is quite a complex question with very limited research behind it. 1) What foods have the greatest content of endotoxins? Based on the very small number of published papers on this subject and the small number of foods tested the foods... (more)

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by 17136 · about 3 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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