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by 3 · September 03, 2014 at 8:24 PM

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 · September 13, 2014 at 10:28 PM

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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by 0 · July 07, 2014 at 4:05 AM

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 0 · June 22, 2014 at 10:43 AM

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 · June 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM

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 · April 02, 2014 at 6:51 AM

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 · April 19, 2014 at 1:53 AM

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 · March 04, 2014 at 12:28 AM

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 · March 03, 2014 at 11:06 AM

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 · November 16, 2013 at 3:02 PM

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 0 · October 25, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Hello everyone! Hope all you paleo peeps can offer some suggestions on my little personal paleo dilemma.. This past February, I started eating strict paleo after my naturopath asked me to do a 2 week sugar detox to cleanse my candida... (more)

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BobK 0 · October 25, 2013 at 5:45 PM

It will be easier this time with all you've learned from your previous experience. We all slip up on occasion and only gaining back 1/3 of the weight you lost is not the end of the world. It's easy to fall back into old habits especially... (more)

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by 15400 · October 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

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 · September 20, 2013 at 10:09 PM

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 813 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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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dzone 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 134 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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)