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by 10502 · 11 minutes 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 3 · 11 minutes ago

Hey there. Thanks in advance to all of those who will give their advice.After adding Mct oil to my diet and getting some weird symptoms, it made me realize that I very probably still have some sort of either yeast or bacterial overgrowth that... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 03, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Avoid supplements that treat mysterious diseases that cause vague sympotoms.  SIBO… needs the right resistant starch/fiber, not a carb-free diet. Candida… if you have a fungal infection, your best bet is an anti-fungal... (more)

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by 3 · 12 minutes ago

Since I added MCT oil to my diet, I am finally starting to loose the weight I put on this winter after trying to rebond with butter (definitely not for me) I am loosing inches which is great (knock on wood), but other things are not so great. My... (more)

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KarinaM11070088 0 · September 13, 2014 at 10:28 PM

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by 0 · 14 minutes ago

After a decade of constant antibiotic use for infections, BC for PCOS (now treated well with only metformin), constant bloating, daily chronic reflux and constipation . . . I received results of my intolerance test. Yeast, dairy, eggs. I've been... (more)

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eternal 0 · July 07, 2014 at 4:05 AM

The probiotics will help big time. Just be aware that you will have more of the detox reaction you've been having from the anti-fungal medication. You might want to taper off of the anti-fungal when you start the probiotics. You might also want to... (more)

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by 77 · 15 minutes 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 · 18 minutes 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 · 19 minutes 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 · 19 minutes 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 · 19 minutes 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 15400 · 23 minutes ago

I had a blood test done for Candida Albicans. It came back positive. After yet another round of doctors who know very little, finally one recommended that I take nystatin. I am pretty hard core Paleo except for occasional cheese. The... (more)

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HeatherFeather 0 · October 16, 2013 at 3:19 PM

I have been eating Paleo for about 6 weeks now to fix a leaky gut. I also suspect that I have a Candida infection. I have been taking multiple supplements to heal the gut and others to kill the yeast overgrowth. I know that Nystatin is an... (more)

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by 697 · 23 minutes ago

I hear a lot that it prevents you from losing weight but how does it do that on a microscopic level, I don't see any proof? And can't imagine anything either like it storing fat I can't gain weight for crap/ Candida just ferments everything... (more)

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by 134 · 24 minutes ago

Hi I have a question, so when I take a natural anti-fungal such as raw garlic, my symptoms quickly dissipate. Later though, the symptoms return after a meal such as chicken and Brussels sprouts. I consume a few more cloves of raw garlic, symptoms... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · September 05, 2013 at 8:04 PM

The standard answer is to avoid carbs, but I had the opposite experience -- going very low carb is what started my yeast problem to begin with. There is some information about that on the Perfect Health Diet blog. Magnesium and vitamin C... (more)

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by 4181 · 24 minutes ago

I ate a jar full of pickled clams the other day which amounted to about 3000% of my daily intake of b12 I have a feeling Im deficiant in it or anemic because I have really bad skin and dark circles and digestive problems and depression Anyway I... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · January 03, 2014 at 3:57 AM

Looks like you have shellfish poisoning and yet in a stage bad enough to experience the symptoms itself. It just takes a couple of shellfish and other toxic animals over a period of time for the symptoms to be exemplified by what you have been... (more)

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by 43 · 25 minutes 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 · 25 minutes 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 5 · 26 minutes 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 697 · 27 minutes 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 · 28 minutes 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 · 28 minutes 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 · 28 minutes 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 · 29 minutes 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 · 31 minutes 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 10 · 32 minutes 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 · 34 minutes 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 5 · 36 minutes ago

Somewhat personal question. I'm glad this is anonymous. Recently, I discovered that there were reddish itchy lumps appearing under my foreskin, sometimes with a discharge, after no apparent change in routine. I went straight to the doctors and... (more)

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bjjcaveman 0 · February 08, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Also hopefully your doc helped you check this... but thrush can be a sign of immunocompromise which can be seen in HIV among other things...

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