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by 10 · about 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 2626 · about 5 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 15400 · about 5 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 5 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 1974 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 15400 · about 5 hours ago

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 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 1600 · about 5 hours ago

Mostly Im just curious. We have TONS of different kinds of friendly bacteria in our gut right? So wouldnt dosing them with only a few different kinds found in the various fermented milk products (kefir, yogurt etc) throw off that balance? Creating... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · November 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM

When encapsulated the bacteria survive otherwise something like 99% are killed off in the stomach. They are only temporary means of repopulating gut flora. It's also possible your body will not recognize them and kill all probiotics entering your... (more)

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by 15400 · about 5 hours ago

Yesterday I met yet another wonderful traditional doctor. Contrary to the previous one, he actually knew something. And I would like to emphasize "SOMEthing". So we had a two hour lovely discussion about my symptoms, my test results, my diet and... (more)

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carly_2 0 · November 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Interesting, I thought the theory was exactly the opposite with diets like SCD, GAPS, and anti-Candida - eliminating certain foods to starve pathogenic organisms, creating a less competitive environment for beneficial ones.

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by 10 · about 5 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 5 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 289 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 13 · about 6 hours ago

INSOMNIA AND ICTUS RISK: why? An article just published claims that those who suffer from insomnia may ICTUS and cardiovascular disease risk in practice. The problem is that those who can not sleep and suffer from insomnia have a bacterial... (more)

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by 117 · about 6 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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