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by 5 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 25 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 613 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 17103 · about 20 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 20 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 13 · about 20 hours ago

HI EVERYONE ! I'AM AN IBS/C SUFFERER FROM ITALY, I'M GONE PALEO SINCE ABOUT 10 DAYS , I FELL ME BETTER , BUT NOT COMPLETELY BETTER.. SO I READ ABOUT A BLOG ( I'LL POST THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM ) ABOUT A THEORY WHICH EXPLAIN THAT IBS/IBS ARE CAUSE BY... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · June 06, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Look for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), GAPS diet, SCD diet and you will find lots of info about this. siboinfo.com is a good place to start. =) However, I don't think that the Paleo diet and coconut oil alone are enough to deal... (more)

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by 2407 · about 20 hours ago

I just finished a two week course of antibiotics much to my chagrin and protestations. This is only the second time in 10 years Ive taken them. Im really against them, but I had a bad urinary tract infection that I couldnt shake, and the... (more)

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David_Fisher_RD 0 · May 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Rogue Dietitian is correct to bring up C. diff. If you're 5 days post and still having liquid bowel movements I'd be wondering if you have a C. diff infection especially if you took a broad spectrum antibiotic. Tell your doctor about your current... (more)

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by 4111 · about 20 hours ago

This is my second year growing peppers (night shade type). Hot peppers are nice since the local animals generaly don't want to eat them. However sweet peppers is a different story. A local gardner suggested spraying dilluted palm of olive soap on... (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · May 09, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Not sure but I doubt it. I grow my hot peppers on the perimeter of my garden with the sweet peppers inside of them. I them place rid-all or other deer type spray around them, not on them. It seems to work.

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by 90 · about 20 hours ago

For years I have had spots on my palms and fingers. There are maybe two dozen per hand with none of them occurring on the back of my hands. They are less pronounced than a braille dot and have no more or less color than the rest of my skin. They... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · May 15, 2012 at 3:54 AM

It is likely the same wart virus that causes the plantar warts on your feet, they are called flat warts. I had the same thing, plus a bunch on my legs (due to some non-consensual razor sharing) from my early 20's until it spontaneously cleared up... (more)

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by 806 · about 21 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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