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by 0 · about 5 hours 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 91 · about 5 hours ago

I am trying to get rid of the inflammatory biofilms of bacteria in my gut. How do I know if I have harmful bacteria in my gut? Well I've had acne pretty much all my life even though I consume an anti inflammatory diet and for some reason my gut... (more)

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by 43 · about 5 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 2030 · about 5 hours 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 315 · about 5 hours ago

I had been strict paleo + pastured dairy for about two years. Great health during that time. Did a deployment to the middle east, and have been extremely sick for the six months I've been back (hair loss, joint pain, flu like symptoms,... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · May 14, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I agree that you should be sure that you don't have some kind of parasite or something in the gut BEFORE you just go with the blanket diagnosis of dysbiosis. I would get a comprehensive stool test, possibly through metametrix. That will show not... (more)

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by 10 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 hours ago

Could Iodine supplementation help cure dysbiosis/gut flora unbalance? Its a shot in the dark.

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greymouser 0 · January 17, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I would say it's a good possibility. Mineral deficiencies are more overlooked than vitamin deficiencies. If your going to supplement a diet, in the PHD Jaminet recommends not just iodine, but selenium and lithium (and other minerals and vitamins... (more)

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by 266 · about 5 hours ago

I was reading this post recently, and it seemed to make everything fall in place. Put as simply as possible, there's a subset of traditional food that people with digestive systems unhealthy in the way it seems to happen given modern conditions... (more)

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primalpat 0 · December 19, 2012 at 1:02 AM

I have a problem with GAPS/VLC and gut issues from a soluble vs insoluble fiber standpoint. Chris Kresser advises that if you have gut issues, don't go crazy on leafy greens, broccoli, etc that are chock full of insoluble fiber. It's like rubbing... (more)

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by 213 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 hours 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 610 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 hours 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 · about 6 hours 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 · about 6 hours 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 · about 6 hours 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 2565 · about 6 hours 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 6 hours 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 6 hours 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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by 43 · October 23, 2014 at 4:21 AM

Does resistant starch (like raw potato starch), as a type of prebiotic fiber, adversely affect the gut if someone is suffering from dysbiosis? Would it feed the potentially pathogenic bacteria (in my case, Enterobacter cloacae and Klebsiella... (more)

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samc 0 · April 03, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Taking it with quality probiotics and fermented foods should help you out. Seems to have helped clear up some of my issues. But do read that thread as well as other sources.

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