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by 3 · about 9 hours 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 · about 9 hours 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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by 0 · about 9 hours 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 0 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 0 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 hours 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 · about 9 hours 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 · about 9 hours 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 · about 9 hours 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 · about 9 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 9 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 88 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 0 · about 9 hours ago

Alright so here it goes. I've just turned 30. Love eating, but need to get healthy and loose weight. Am also suffering from intestinal Candida. Have tried fads, detoxes blah blah...nothing lasts. I'm looking to make sustainable, manageable and... (more)

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AmberKat 0 · March 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Here's a great overview for beginners with a bunch of links in the post! Nerd Fitness: The Beginners Guide to the Paleo Diet Good luck :) (more)

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by 53 · about 9 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 0 · about 9 hours ago

To anybody thats had candida and cured it, how did you do it? Do you think fasting would help it? I've read some theories that ketosis might make it worse, but opinions on that always seem to be conflicting. thanks! edward

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Im_with_Raquel 0 · March 22, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Candida albicans is naturally occurring, so you can't "get rid" of it. What you need to do is get it under control. There can be many causes. What are your symptoms? What do you eat? Are you on any medication? Can you think of any unusual... (more)

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by 813 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 78417 · about 9 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 9 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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