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by 0 · less than a minute ago

Hello my beautiful people!!! Love you all...thank you in advance for the insight...guidance and suggestions. Im one of those special people that are just beyond sensitive to everything...My high performance vehicle runs of the highest premium... (more)

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by 598 · 5 minutes ago

GAPS seems to be aimed at some highly specific issues but I'm drawn to it for others. Before I dig deeper into it and buy the book, I wanted to get some critical feedback from you PaleoHackers. I've struggled with indigestion and chronic... (more)

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Methodician 0 · September 17, 2013 at 3:30 PM

A shrewd observation, Migo. It's not letting me comment so my response goes here. Not exactly an active thread anyway... I've lacked exercise much of my life. The past 2-3 years have been of particular concern. I am actively pursuing a... (more)

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by 43 · 6 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 2030 · 9 minutes ago

So, I came across his blog series on bacterial overgrowth and was wondering what you guys thought. Could this be the real reason behind heart disease or is it not that simple? The only downside to this series is this same website is selling... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · June 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Bacteria overgrowth is kind of a vague term, especially considering the multitude of different bacteria, beneficial and otherwise. In traditional diets (ie: high sugar/carb) the "bad" bacteria gets fed better and crowds out the more beneficial... (more)

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by 15400 · 11 minutes ago

Yet another crazy question from me but I hope you are used to them by now so here it goes... I am currently undergoing treatment for dysbiosis. So I have noticed this pattern: When I start a new medicine (like a prebiotic or a probiotic of some... (more)

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elf27 0 · May 15, 2013 at 1:19 PM

This sounds similar to you, from perfecthealthdiet.com, talking about C. Pneumoniae treatment: **First, as a general rule, the sicker a patient is, the slower they should go. This is why our early protocol started out with only one antibiotic and... (more)

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by 10 · 11 minutes ago

So about a year ago i got extremely sick. Doctors said it was some manner of viral / bacterial infection, they werent sure and i gaurantee you they just winged the prescription recommendations looking back. They had me on an anti biotic for... (more)

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RK 0 · May 09, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Maybe fecal transplant? I know that's a really leading edge therapy, but that's the first thing that popped in my mind.

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by 134 · 12 minutes ago

My hydrogen breath test came back negative. My obligate anaerobes were characteristically low: With low levels of: -Bacterioides sp. -Clostridia sp. -Prevotella sp. -Fusobaceria sp. -Sptreomyces sp. -Mycoplasma sp. -E. coli My Facultive... (more)

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Lazza 0 · April 19, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Owen, can you give us some details on your diet? I would suggest doing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), which is essentially a low carbohydrate Paleo diet. Your bowels will complain, your stools will look hellish, but within a few weeks it... (more)

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by 15400 · 12 minutes 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 · 13 minutes 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 10 · 14 minutes ago

Hello all. I have been on a Paleo/GAPS hybrid diet since December 2012. I felt pretty good at first, but a problem I developed recently is reacting to EVERY SINGLE FOOD that I eat. It's like I am allergic to everything. After eating a heavy food... (more)

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Elisaar 0 · June 05, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Have you looked into histamine intolerance? I'm dealing with the exact same issue and it can really ruin your life. If I don't eat, I'm fine, just hungry. But if I eat anything protein within half an hour I feel brain dead and have heavy limbs.... (more)

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by 213 · 22 minutes ago

Might it be good for health for other reasons? Or might clay be bad for health in some way? Will it significantly affect stomach acid? Edit: I took a couple tablespoons in water yesterday and I had a couple bowel movements today, which is... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · November 27, 2012 at 2:36 AM

i have tried terramin clay for my digestive problems, but i never noticed any benefits from it. it also didn't hurt either. just had a placebo effect. it does have a lot of minerals though so it might be good to take it anyways.

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by 424 · 24 minutes ago

There's a fair amount of stuff on this site about incorporating probiotics into the diet to help with gastrointestinal issues (kefir, sauerkraut, supplements etc.). However, there's issues about how many of the mirco-organisms actually make it... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · October 10, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I have done a lot of different enemas- VSL #3 enemas, Vit E enemas, Fecal transplant enemas. I honestly found that none of them helped. I was doing them for my ulcerative colitis. The VSL enemas were a waste of money since it costs a fortune in... (more)

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by 432 · 27 minutes ago

Sluggish digestion and constipation have greatly diminished the quality of my life over two years. Green juice like spinach and kale help very much, but I would like to get to the bottom of this finally. Doctor says it's dysbiosis and prescribes... (more)

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Casey_8 0 · September 01, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Have you heard of the GAPs diet? I would highly recommend it.

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by 5 · 27 minutes ago

This more of a brain-fog question rather than a paleo question, but I have seen several questions by people dealing with brain fog here so I though that I'd give it a try. Here is a brief story, I am a healthy 28 year old Male, 6'4" 195lb. About... (more)

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VB 0 · August 28, 2012 at 7:17 AM

I don't have an answer, but I can tell you what probiotics worked for me: They were from the refrigerated section They were one or two strain only and I doubled/tripled the dosage When I tried probiotics with more than one/two strain, I did not... (more)

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by 424 · 31 minutes ago

No, I don't mean constipation. Has anyone else experienced diarrhoea after a few days on a meat-and-fat-only diet (or have any idea what might cause it)? Background: Inspired by posters such as Aglae?? and Melissa I decided to try a meat-and-fat... (more)

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Rob_34 0 · July 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

http://www.jbc.org/content/87/3/651.full.pdf+html That's a link to a study where two men ate nothing but mean for I think 9 months to prove that it is safe, and they did prove that as you'll see if you read it. But more to the point, it was noted... (more)

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by 610 · 32 minutes ago

Recently I've been smelling a sharp smell that reminds me of a marrow-heavy bone broth. At first I was convinced I had stunk up my clothes after making a few rounds of bone broth indoors, but I've asked some friends, and they don't seem to smell... (more)

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Roth 0 · June 28, 2012 at 12:05 AM

When I eat high carb, I experience the same weird smell in my nose. I think it might be related to candida actually and I've read several anecdotes of people experiencing tinnitus and this nose smell when eating high carb OR on a candida... (more)

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by 610 · 33 minutes ago

I'm looking for the best affordable herbs or supplements to help kill bacteria (and perhaps candida?) once they have been dislodged from their biofilms. Any suggestions or feedback would be welcome. Background: For the past few months I've been... (more)

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Mambo 0 · June 25, 2012 at 5:10 AM

I ordered and used Interfase for about 6 months, taking much smaller doses than recommended, as I was also taking various probiotics. What for: suspected dysbiosis ... which could have also been SIBO ... and to battle those pesky biofilms. ... (more)

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by 0 · 37 minutes ago

Since birth i have had major digestive problems, when i was 7 i went 6 weeks without a bowel movement. From about the age of 10 through to 18 my bowel movement frequency was about once every 3-4 days. I've been eating real food (eggs, fish, meat,... (more)

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danielle_7 0 · April 22, 2012 at 1:21 AM

you need probiotics and digestive enzymes to rebalance your system

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by 10 · 41 minutes ago

So a close relative has been diagnosed with scleroderma after years of symptoms having symptoms of a leaky gut, Raynaud's and other markers. Now, her fingers get all puffy from the cells producing too much collagen and this may affect organs along... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · February 25, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Stay gluten-/dairy-/egg-/legume-/nightshade- and nut-free for life. That's pretty restrictive but doing that reduces the severity of symptoms for my connective tissue related autoimmunity. Every time I stray, I pay with my dry eyes and throat,... (more)

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by 610 · 43 minutes ago

I took a zinc tally taste test recently, and it tasted like water, apparently indicating a zinc deficiency. I've been dealing with dysbiosis/leaky gut for 7 or 8 years now, so my zinc could be depleted or not absorbing properly. We also have... (more)

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_Tom 0 · January 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I"ve heard good things about the Spectracell test. http://www.spectracell.com/products/micronutrient-testing-product-specifications/ Anyone else have an opinion? (more)

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by 610 · 44 minutes ago

I believe I may be zinc deficient. I just took a zinc tally taste test, and it tasted like water. I have a long history of skin issues (bad acne, and seborrheic dermatitis) and gut issues, likely small bowl dysbiosis and leaky gut. I also have the... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 24, 2012 at 6:54 AM

You have to be careful not to create or exacerbate a copper deficiency as a result of supplementation. Simply having a zinc deficiency doesn't mean that you can't also be deficient in copper. If you're going to supplement, I'd recommend about 15mg... (more)

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by 610 · about 1 hour ago

I've been dealing with symptoms of leaky gut/dysbiosis for years using diet, with varying success. I've been able to moderate my symptoms, but have not been able to resolve the underlying dysbiosis. (Before anyone asks, I eat tons of fermented... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · December 31, 2011 at 5:01 PM

I am in the camp that believes that it's generally a good idea to keep eating and drinking separate (after all, Grok was not running around with a bottle of Evian to consume with meals). What I'd probably do -- at least as a test to give the HCL... (more)

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by 2565 · about 1 hour ago

Recently I've been trying both 5htp and tryptophan to help me sleep. However, I have dysbiosis and wondered if the tryptophan I'm taking could be feeding the bad bacteria. Sure enough I found some articles and research supporting that idea... (more)

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Neuroleptic 0 · December 11, 2011 at 9:20 PM

According to Dr. Emily Deans, antidepressants don't work because they increase levels of serotonin. They work because they're anti-inflammatory. The hypothesis that depression is caused by serotonin deficiency isn't well supported. According to... (more)

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by 2565 · about 1 hour ago

I have all the symptoms of bacterial dysbiosis (bloating, pain, fatigue, brain fog, etc) and probably SIBO. I've tried every kind of probiotic you can imagine and I actually either feel worse after taking it or not affected at all. I've read... (more)

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Senneth 0 · November 21, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Chris, I have been diagnosed with SIBO via a breath test, and matching symptoms to yours. I have battling it for over 3 years. I have tried EVERYTHING, so I might be kind of helpful to you, at least in ruling out things to try. -Probiotics are... (more)

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by 2825 · about 1 hour ago

So test results ordered by my naturopath indicate too much bad bacteria and not enough good bacteria in my little ol' gut (for anyone interested, there was moderate detection of klebiella/enterobacter/serratia group and rare detection of alpha... (more)

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Senneth 0 · August 16, 2011 at 3:08 PM

I have SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) so basically too much bad bacteria and not enough good (diagnosed with a breath test and stool test). Per my doc at the time, I did Cleansemax two times. (and about $100 worth of probiotics from... (more)

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