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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

Do any of you choose to consume fermented grains?

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Bellamoorena 0 · April 21, 2014 at 10:25 AM

I guess grains are not the part of Paleo diet Paleolithic people didn???t eat grains thus Fermented foods are not part of the Paleo diet.

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by 115 · 12 minutes ago

What sicence is there behind the scientific claims of fermented fish oil? For instance Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil that many recommend claiming it isn't rancid like other fish oils.

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Elliefrance 0 · April 17, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Fermented Fish oil is different in a way that cod livers are fermented which helps in separating the fat soluble vitamins and beneficial oils to be separated from liver without damaging the fat soluble vitamins unlike regular fish... (more)

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by 0 · 13 minutes ago

I made a batch of sauerkraut using half of a giant green cabbage and about 2 tablespoons of salt. For the first week or so of fermentation, the brine covered the cabbage, but just barely. I actually forgot about the sauerkraut, so I didn't... (more)

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andrew 0 · March 19, 2014 at 9:24 AM

I use one of these and it is pretty much foolproof. Check the tutorials tab - useful stuff there http://www.probioticjar.com I also have a 5 litre harsh crock which is presently into the 2cnd week of a 4 week kraut ferment.... (more)

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by 48 · 15 minutes ago

I can't seem to find. Anything on google about this, only about water kefir and I dunno why? I'm trying to figure out how to get vitamin k2 without eating natto or supplements

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TheGastronomer 0 · January 04, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Fermented fruit juice? They have a four letter word for that: "wine"

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by 13 · 18 minutes ago

So the health benefits of fermented cod liver oil are written all over the place. I'm 14 weeks pregnant and I've just started taking it the past month as a vitamin/health boost. I've read that it might even help with stretch marks! But the... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 31, 2013 at 10:38 PM

If you have a deep aversion to it during pregnancy, I would listen to your body, it is smarter about knowing what you need and don't need during this pregnancy than any expert or blogger. Plus, you can get the same nutrients from other more... (more)

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by 10 · 19 minutes ago

Ok so, I've been eating a very strict paleo for a month. Not whole 30, but lots of protein, veggies (broccoli, cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage- all vegetables available, I eat it) all mixed differently to... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 29, 2013 at 3:46 AM

Quit eating broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and maybe the avocados too for a few weeks and see if that helps, the first 3 are all known to be bloat inducers and major sources of gas for many people (avocados some people have trouble with,... (more)

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by 134 · 19 minutes ago

So when the recipe states "keep vegetables submerged" does that mean that there should be no vegetables at the surface even if they are within the water and sticking out a little at the top? Also, should I be concerned with airtightness? Should I... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · August 27, 2013 at 8:28 PM

The veg needs to be completely submerged. Anything sticking out will rot, not ferment. Your set-up needs to breath. No air-tight containers while it is fermenting. Once you transfer it to the fridge, air-tight containers are fine. My kitchen... (more)

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by 157 · 20 minutes ago

I tried making my own kefir coconut yoghurt using the body ecology starter and following the instructions that came with it but the yoghurt just doesn't get thick enough. Any suggestions from people that have done this before. I'm just using... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · August 01, 2013 at 3:49 PM

My homemade yoghurt is never as thick as the store bought. Gelatin works to thicken it, just make sure you buy quality gelatin. Let it sit in the coconut water to bloom, then heat.

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by 91 · 20 minutes ago

Why is white rice accepted in the Perfect Health Diet and for some who follow the paleo diet? and what about brown rice that is fermented?

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SkylerM 0 · July 20, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Well basically it is not paleo because it is a grain, but many people choose to eat it. Really what most people suggest around here, and I agree, is that if you are able to eat it and have no negative side effects, go ahead. I personally am fairly... (more)

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by 30 · 21 minutes ago

So we all know about kimchi, sauerkraut, etc. What are some other sources of good bacteria that we might not know so much about? I'm particularly interested in natto and koji, the bacteria used in miso. There's also shio-koji (literally... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · July 06, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Kefir, cheese, kombucha, and yogurt are the bomb.

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by 1005 · 23 minutes ago

I ordered some fermented cod liver oil + butter oil. I'm thinking this would be a good thing to try a few times a week, maybe when I haven't had a ton of seafood or vitamin D/A in a while. Do any of you take it daily or with a similar approach? ... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · May 18, 2013 at 3:00 AM

This is funny I just got back from the store picking both of those up, I normally do the cod liver oil every day but from what I understand you don't need much if your supplementing all the time. So I just do half a teaspoon of CLO and plan on... (more)

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by 63 · 25 minutes ago

Hi, I am considering Green Pasture's FCLO after reading so many great things about it. (Still skeptical though after reading Jaminet's views) Just curious if anyone in US orders it from any other website than Green pasture or amazon. Do you have... (more)

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evelyn_1 0 · July 21, 2013 at 6:12 PM

you always get a discount and there is almost always a useful coupon if you buy this stuff from perfectsupplements.com . I also suggest the oils over the capsules. if you put them in the fridge the fishiness disappears. the cinnamon tingle... (more)

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by 115 · 26 minutes ago

Most Paleohackers are familiar with the drawbacks of the store-bought cow milk. But if one were to culture it with kefir or good bacterias, what are then the final outcome for your health? Please give a balanced opinion with both positives and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 07, 2013 at 6:03 AM

My own feeling is the probiotic cultures make up for less than ideal milk, as long as you tolerate pasteurized milk in the first place. Raw cultured milk would be better, but too pricey. Personally I prefer kefir because you don't have to... (more)

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by 53 · 28 minutes ago

Hi, I know I have a leaky gut and candida. I've been treating the candida for over 6 mo now. I react to a lot of foods by acne/breaking out. I have been drinking water kefir without any problem. I had a problem with most veggies, but Betaine... (more)

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by 2293 · 28 minutes ago

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between Blue Ice Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend and just the plain Fermented Cod Liver Oil? Are there are benefits for one over the other? I see that the butter oil blend is specified as a gel... (more)

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Ayathefrog 0 · March 07, 2013 at 5:21 PM

The butter part adds Vitamin K2 as well, which is synergistic with Vitamins A and D. I think it might be better to get the one with butter (2... or actually 3 birds one stone) Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced bites/Practical Paleo has a very helpful... (more)

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by 0 · 28 minutes ago

I know getting vitamins/minerals from food is best, which I try to do. But I also know I don't have a "perfect" diet and supplements may benefit me. Basically I am undecided on whether I should take a multivitamin. In the past I have always but... (more)

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Lazza 0 · March 03, 2013 at 12:05 AM

A comprehensive discussion on supplements can be found in the book Perfect Health Diet (Jaminet). Required reading. _Lazza

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by 15 · 30 minutes ago

Is it possible to consume so much fermented foods as to cause a histamine reaction? I'm already sensitive to citrus fruit, vinegars, and wine (they all have the potential to cause a sinus headache--especially the citrus as I beleive I'm allergic... (more)

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ves 0 · February 09, 2013 at 4:41 PM

It might be possible, especially if your ferments have acetic acid-creating bacteria or yeasts in them. Acetobacters are responsible for turning wine into vinegars, and they are carried everywhere by fruit flies (which, strangely enough, don't... (more)

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by 268 · 30 minutes ago

But I am very allergic to milk and soy, & I cant stand saurkraut! I saw some non dairy yogurt but it had 'locust bean gum' and also kombucha with a ton of added sugar :/ Still I would like to start cooking some probiotic foods for myself. And... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · February 04, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Don't forget, anything can be pickled! Cucumbers, beets, carrots & ginger (delicious! And nothing like sauerkraut.). Also, umeboshi plums and ume paste are powerful probiotic foods. Raw apple cider vinegar is a probiotic food. Salami,... (more)

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by 4306 · 32 minutes ago

When I made the (abrupt) switchover from (organic) SAD to Paleo, I suffered from constipation, something that continued appearing from time to time. What I have learnt is that, for me at least, the most important factor is my gut bacteria. Since... (more)

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borofergie 0 · January 14, 2013 at 6:49 PM

On March 20th 2011, I discovered that I had T2 diabete. At that time: I weighed 310lbs Had a HbA1c of 10.2% Couldn't feel any of my toes (neuropathy) Shit my brains out at a sniff of carbohydrate. Had constant Sleep Apnea Had a broken penis... (more)

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by 748 · 32 minutes ago

I just tried to do the potato diet for 3 days, and now am having to stop due to painful cramps, etc. I think the food has fermented in my stomach or something because I keep belching (a horrible smell), my stomach hurts, and my stools are not... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · January 09, 2013 at 3:08 AM

i don't know why you're eating potatoes if your diet is paleo. i think it would be good to ditch that stupid diet and actually follow the principles of paleo. i'm sure bone broths and fermented foods would help get your gut in balance again from... (more)

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by 864 · 34 minutes ago

I'm looking for some good digestion super-boosting fermented foods at whole foods. What's at the top of your list? I've been frequenting the Bubbie's Pickles and Sauerkraut and KimChi.

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blackappy 0 · December 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

I really like Ba-Tampte half-sour pickles....they are quite tastey, but they're so easy to make at home, I suggest giving it a whirl. Homemade lacto-fermented (real) sauerkraut is just the best stuff on this planet when combined with a juicy,... (more)

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by 115 · 36 minutes ago

What are your thoughts on fermented foods within the context of the paleo lifestyle? How often do you have them and what are the benefits, apart from aiding digestion?

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Canis_Minor 0 · November 09, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I'm all about the fermentation; I make my own kefir, kombucha and kimchi. I'm doing less dairy each year so the goat-milk kefir grains may find themselves reincarnating to some other use, but I consume kombucha almost daily, and go through kimchi... (more)

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by 0 · 37 minutes ago

hey guys, i've been going through my current foods list and i think i've cut out all foods that are either unnecessary or harmful (wheat, grains, etc.). i'm also cutting out all fruits to eliminate as much fructose as possible here's what i've... (more)

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by 305 · 40 minutes ago

hi ph, my mom is old school korean and makes her own soy sauce from scratch. when it's fermenting, the soy looks and smells really bad. ha, my non asian friends in high school made fun of me b/c it looks like little towers of dried poo. anyhow,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 11, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Is the paleo blanket ban on soy rooted in reality? Nope. Homemade fermented soy sauce sounds wonderful.

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by 12174 · about 1 hour ago

My fellow paleohackers being experts on sourcing fermented foods, I was hoping that you guys might have knowledge on fermented fish or sugar-free smoked wild salmon that my family could use for GAPS stage 2. I have a history of failure with... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Hmm, I order bottarga online, which you can just shave like parmesan cheese over anything. I got mine at gilt taste, but I have heard good things about http://www.cortezbottarga.com/. I also use Red Boat fish sauce on a lot of things. My friend... (more)