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by 10502 · about 8 hours ago

Outside of vaccinations, I think I would be hard-pressed to find a more contentious health topic. Here is an interesting n=1 story in the NYT about how a man came to the realization that he had a Candida infection, and how he went about... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · July 22, 2010 at 8:20 AM

I see a lot of confusion and people not sure about the truth behind those problems in the answers given. I wanted to add that intestinal bacterial overgrowth is not a laughing matter and is a real problem for many people. Some people are dying... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I have a Candida + Leaky Gut issue, and for the last month I've been following a protocol to fix it. This has included daily enemas, which I've been doing to clean out the Candida/bad bacteria from my bowels, and for general cleansing purposes.I... (more)

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Chronic 0 · June 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Apart from breathing, drinking water, and a stroll in nature, daily anything is a bad idea, in my opinion.

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by 77 · about 8 hours ago

I have had Candida since Antibiotic use in pregnancy. I was given ABs 3 times for a bladder infection. Each time it resulted into a vaginal yeast infection. Also dry skin (from candida) grew on many places of my body.I did not know it was yeast... (more)

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VB 0 · June 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM

I don't really know in your case because I am not a doctor.However, I was diagnosed as a chronic candida carrier (blood and stool testing), but my blood test for candida came back normal after my doctor's treatment. For treatment he prescribed... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi there :) I have a couple questions regarding Low-Carb Flu and adjusting to a gut-healing Paleo diet. I have a Candida/Leaky Gut issue, so I'm eating a clean Paleo diet with no fruit or grains. Lots of vegetables, lean meats, lots of bone... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · April 02, 2014 at 6:51 AM

How long should this last? Is exercise good or bad at this time? “Low carb Flu” Low energy, low grade headaches, moodiness, foggy mind and just all around lousy. Don’t worry it’s completely temporary. Dont worry about working out right... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I am a 21yo male. About 1.5 weeks ago, I started a very restrictive modified ketogenic version of a GAPS/SCD diet, for the purpose of helping some severe chronic neurological and gut issues. Some of the problems that I intend to address by... (more)

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annado 0 · August 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Hello Alex, I am curious, how did the diet turn out for you ?

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I have been eating Paleo for about 45 days now, approx. 65% fat, 15% carbs and 20% protein, with a wide variety of foods. I've lost weight (about 12 pounds or 9% of my body weight) but I'm still not feeling more energy and there are many days... (more)

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rachelliott 0 · March 04, 2014 at 12:28 AM

You're right about bacterial infections causing depression. It's amazing how much my mood changed for the better after fixing my sibo. I don't see why you can't fix the infections while doing paleo at the same time. I recommend that you first go... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

While I'm doing keto I don't think it hurts to ask you guys for help too! Hope you can help me. Here's my reddit thread. Please read some of the replies for additional information. At the time as I'm posting this thread on this forum people... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 03, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Looks a lot like ringworm to me. Go see a doctor, they can take a culture and test it and then give you some antifungals if that's what it is. Hint. If you go to http://images.google.com and search for ringworm, you'll see very similar... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, I had an abdominal ultrasound done which came back almost normal, but it showed an intrahepatic bile duct dilatation. I have an older ultrasound from 2 years before which shows the same thing. Could this be due to an infection from... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · November 15, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Possible causes: 1. Do you or your family have a history of gallstones? 2. Have you recently embarked on a low fat diet, a very low calorie diet, or a fasting regimen? 3. Have you lost a lot of weight recently? 4. Do you get strong... (more)

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by 43 · about 8 hours ago

Fellow cavepeople, I am a 27-year-old, 112-lb, 5'9" tall dude who switched to a paleo diet approximately 4.5 weeks ago to gain weight and balance out my dysbiotic gut (Genova stool tests showed 0's for lactobacillus aciophilus and Bifidus, and... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 31, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Salmonella, which could be a distinct possibility with uncooked normal supply eggies doesn't equal just mild food poisoning, that can be kind of a big deal. Before anything else, I'd get that checked out. Water kefir effs me up bad, real bad. ... (more)

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by 275 · about 8 hours ago

I am doing an anti fungal diet, as I most definitely have a fungal infection. This basically means no starch and sugar Ideally I want to do this for three months. What are the dangers of low term low carb/ ketosis. I have heard of stuff like... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · August 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM

We could discuss endlessly regarding if ketogenic diets are good long term or not, here on PH you'll find people that love low carb and has changed their lives, people that will tell you that you're ruining your life, and then some people that... (more)

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by 697 · about 8 hours ago

If I eat any carbs without protien I will feel like I have less energy, brain fog, and feel like I ate almost anti-food. Like the food took more energy from me than it gives. Is this candida or something stealing energy from me? Or can I just not... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 15, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Go buy yourself a blood glucose meter, test every 15 minutes after eating carbs alone, and you'll see why. Your blood sugar may spike and then drop lower than it was before you ingested the carb. This is what happens in insulin resistance--it... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Hello all, long time listener, first time caller. I'm a 22 year old male, 6'3'' 175 lbs. I've been Paleo for 4 years, started as low carb but switched to Perfect Health Diet about 2 years ago. I intermittent fast daily a la Leangains, and my... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · July 07, 2013 at 3:58 AM

go get your levels of vitamins and minerals tested. get some good quality probiotics. maybe even cut the kefir and switch to homemade raw yogury. drop the carbs, up the egg yolks. if you start to lose weight eat a bit more and cut down on... (more)

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by 1 · about 8 hours ago

I've been hearing conflicting opinions on this- some seem to say ketosis feeds candida and a certain level of carbs should be maintained, others say the opposite. How did you get rid of it?

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by 697 · about 8 hours ago

This is just a theoretical question, but if high concentrations of alcohol are toxic to yeast, why cant we just get black out drunk then take a bunch of probiotics the next morning? I realize that alcohol hurts the immume system at the same time... (more)

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August 0 · June 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Because you'd die before all the yeast would.

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by 88 · about 8 hours ago

I was having TONS of issues for a number of years and went to the right doctor a EHAC. He did tons of blood work and tests. Found out I had a huge candida problem along with a low thyroid. He said to strictly eat above ground veggies, meats and... (more)

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Hannah_12 0 · June 06, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Thank you for your question, I am gearing up to share a thyroid related question myself. This is very interesting to me because I am on thyroid med's for hypothyroidism (low thyroid) which I started 6 years ago after the birth of my daughter. I... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I've battling what i presume is a hard case of Candida. I'm 21 years old, and have been on a paleo diet for 1 year. I noticed about 8 months ago, that i would get nausea suddenly, and it would last for days, following the nausea i would get... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · June 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Did you try oil pulling for battling the oral candida? and with coconut oil? Seems to work wonders in killing the yeast. IMO first thing would be trying to address this issue as it is a pretty evident one. But dry skin and dark eye circles plus... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hey guys. I went to the Doc. to get testet for possible candida / SIBO. I just got the test results back from my stool samples, with a message " If you continue to have trouble with Diarrhea - Contact me ".. I never had trouble with Diarrhea to... (more)

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RK 0 · June 01, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Unfortunately, even if you get tested for SIBO flat out, the test can be wrong. It is fairly well agreed upon that the only way to know if you really have SIBO is to eat the SIBO diet and see if it helps. Here is a great website and food... (more)

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by 127 · about 8 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm suffering from dysbiosis and leaky gut, and my naturopath suspects a Candida overgrowth, so starch and sugar are big problems for me. At the same time, my pancreas and/or liver aren't functioning properly, and although the... (more)

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primalpat 0 · May 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Be careful with going too low carb. Candida (if you truly have it, and just FYI: there are no reliable tests for it) can thrive on ketones as well as sugar. Paul Jaminet had candida and highly advises against going low-carb. Also: symptoms of... (more)

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by 53 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, my wife got her CDSA 2.0 results. She has had constipation for a long time, often only pooping 2x per week, sometimes less. and past stomach aches, been on ppi's (but not for a long time), and has taken many rounds of antibiotics. Her... (more)

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by 53 · about 8 hours ago

NBC Nightly News, the other night had a segment about Autism and how 1 in 50 children are now being diagnosed. Having delt with a candida infection personally (from extreme use of antibiotics), and reading about heavy metal toxicity (mercury,... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · March 22, 2013 at 9:42 PM

The premise of this question may be incorrect. Many researchers believe that there is not an autism epidemic and the occurrence of autism did not actually increase throughout the 20th century. The apparent increase may be largely or completely... (more)

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by 813 · about 8 hours ago

There are differing opinions since Candida can feed on ketones, etc. Im confused, is it SIBO that cant feed on starchy foods like potatoes, but Candida can? However, candida cant feed on green leafy vegetables but SIBO can ferment them? If... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · March 20, 2013 at 5:18 AM

Did it turn out you had SIBO? Or are just you assuming? Last time I checked, it appeared that you were assuming, but you did not appear to have overgrowth of bacteria. However, were you tested, and did the results prove positive? People tend to... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

I've been doing paleo since January 2013 and absolutely love it, but am still new to it. In Feb 2013 I started doing Crossfit. I'm trying to get to a healthy weight, so I've been following the guideline to keep Carb intake at max 75g. My question... (more)

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Paul_Mirek 0 · March 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

My suggestion: Don't count (calories, carb grams, pounds, etc.)! Let the mirror be your guide. Your body and your eyes will know when you are at that "healthy weight" for you. Counting things will just drive you nuts. Unless you are a numbers... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Hello there Paleo Hackers - I went VLC on the Paleo Diet 1 year ago and I loved it, save for one symptom: very dry skin. My hands looked like scales, I got dandruff, and I developed painful cracks at the corner of my mouth (Angular cheilitis). I... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 16, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Dry skin can be a sign of not eating enough PUFAs.

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by 78422 · about 8 hours ago

Paul Jaminet from the perfect health diet claims that ketogenic dieting and fasting will actually make candida worse, and that some carbs are necessary for treating candida. i always thought it was the opposite, but he does seem to provide a good... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · January 20, 2013 at 11:18 PM

There are two reasons why ketogenic diets may be risky for Candida sufferers. First is that ketogenic diets can suppress leukocyte function and thus immunity. This was first observed in ketogenic diets for epilepsy, eg "Impaired neutrophil... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Hi- So I'm 20, and I have both T2 diabetes and candida after a lifetime of REALLY bad diet (2 gallons of soda daily, pizza hut everyday, etc.) I'm ready to go paleo and have eating cleanly since monday. My dilemma is how to balance carb intake... (more)

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Julie_10 0 · January 18, 2013 at 4:59 AM

You are asking US if you are making your diabetes better? Don't you know the status of your blood sugar? As you clean up your diet, you should be testing your blood sugar after every meal for a while to see how different foods affect your... (more)

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