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by 271 · March 10, 2014 at 03:07 PM

I was raised vegetarian. The only source of animal products was a glass of milk with breakfast, and incidentally a cooked egg or a bowl of yogurt. Could this cause my gut bacteria to have problems with the digestion of meat?

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samc 0 · March 10, 2014 at 03:04 PM

http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search?q=meat+digestion

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by 560 · September 12, 2013 at 06:37 AM

The 'doc has me on amoxicillin every 8 hours for a week after oral surgery. It's going to kill off most of the good bacteria in my gut. How to best get it all back on track? I'm taking probiotics in between the antibiotics so by the end of... (more)

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fysiologik 0 · September 11, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I agree that nature should take its course but a lot of the food and medicines we administer affect the flora in a unnatural way. I was told by a nutritionist I was working with said that we'd need to eat 20 cups of kefir to get the desirable... (more)

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by 145 · September 06, 2013 at 02:22 AM

Just came across a study of mice suggesting doses of this strain of bacteria reduce anxiety, operating through the vagus nerve. The researcher said the effect was comparable to valium, but was careful to point out the effect in humans is... (more)

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Chris_27 0 · August 22, 2013 at 11:36 PM

No scientific evidence, but anecdotally: 1) I had chronic moderate anxiety with periods of severe anxiety, depression, mood swings, and severe panic attacks from age 14 through age 23-24. I ate crap and was on antibiotics at least 3 times a year... (more)

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by 88 · August 16, 2013 at 01:50 AM

Hey there, so I've just got a comprehensive digestive analysis done, and today my results came back. All of my blood lipids, and all of my absorption is A-ok, my SCFA and immunology AND my parasite-ology is ALSO fine, so the ONLY thing that... (more)

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VB 0 · August 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Gosh, great question - I wish I knew the right answer! Honestly, I think bad bacteria should be killed off first, but I would not do it with antibiotics. There are so many other things to try, for example, bacteriophage. I myself took some... (more)

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by 15380 · July 28, 2013 at 05:05 PM

I have read this article Here For those who do not like to read and prefer summaries, it is another study of obese mice. They fed obese mice some special prebiotics (oligofructose) so the amount of bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila increased. As a... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · July 28, 2013 at 05:05 PM

Is oligofructose the only oligosaccharide that effects one's weight? Beans are high in some oligosacchardies and dietary bean intake may have favorable effects on weight as it pertains to metabolic syndrome is why I ask. But to answer your... (more)

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by 15380 · April 12, 2013 at 07:45 PM

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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elf27 0 · April 12, 2013 at 07:45 PM

Have you heard of FiveLac or ThreeLac? They are a probiotic manufactured in Japan (I think?) which contains Enterococcus Faecalis. This was their response to the following... (more)

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by 20 · April 10, 2013 at 02:26 PM

Is there any way to measure if you are in deficiency for good bacteria? I don't mean symptoms but I am talking about lab test.

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Renee_2 0 · April 10, 2013 at 02:09 AM

Yes, I had this test done by Doctor's Data - the Comprehensive Parasitology: http://www.doctorsdata.com/test_info.asp?id=29 It showed the types and levels of various strains of beneficial/imbalanced/dysbiotic flora, yeast and parasites. ... (more)

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by 311 · February 09, 2013 at 02:46 PM

The thought has been going through my mind ever since I screwed up my intestinal flora by taking several antibiotics. We all know that by doing so one does not only get rid of the bad bugs, but the beneficial bacteria get wiped out as well. By... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · February 09, 2013 at 02:46 PM

I always understood that babies picked up quite a lot of gut bacteria during the birthing process (which is often a little, ah, messy) and the rest from the wider world? I would avoid sugars and starches but not raw foods, take strong probiotic... (more)

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by 227 · January 17, 2013 at 04:20 PM

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 02:32 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 12108 · December 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Greetings, PaleoHackers, I am the mother of a 3 year old daughter with sensory processing disorder (SPD). I have had her on the casein-free version of the GAPS diet for the last 6 months. Since GAPS is not meant to be super low carb long term,... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 16, 2012 at 04:27 PM

If you've seen significant changes in your daughter's SPD symptoms you could let that be your guide. Introduce the "grains" the doctor has recommended slowly and carefully to see what happens. Keep a dairy so you can discuss it with the doctor. If... (more)

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by 15380 · December 05, 2012 at 04:03 PM

I have SIBO. When my doctor and I discussed my diet, he told me that I eat way too much meat. He said that undigested meat will be consumed by my gut bacteria and by eating over 3 oz of meat per meal (I usually have 6-8 oz) I feed the bad bacteria... (more)

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Norm_3 0 · December 04, 2012 at 05:16 AM

I agree with the low starch approach. In my recipes, I limit the most difficult-to-digest carbs including fructose, lactose, resistant starch, fiber and sugar alcohols. Gut bacteria thrive on these carbs for most of their energy via fermentation.... (more)

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by 709 · January 02, 2013 at 09:22 AM

There are many articles, theorys, herbs, and supplements to cure this condition of fungus, bacteria, and yeast (just a certian type of fungus) overgrowth. So its hard to pick a successful treatment plan. If you have successfully done this, please... (more)

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primalpat 0 · December 19, 2012 at 01:50 AM

I don't know that my candida is totally gone. I'm at the point of not caring. My health problems have caused me so much stress over the last few years, that I honestly think the obsessing made it worse. I was popping so many different... (more)

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by 15380 · November 26, 2012 at 03:54 AM

As soon as I have started taking antibiotics for SIBO my fatigue is suddenly gone. I feel very energetic - I have not felt like this for years. What exactly the unwanted gut bacteria in small intestines is doing to cause fatigue and all other... (more)

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Mscott 0 · November 26, 2012 at 03:54 AM

My guess is that a big part of it is bacteria (particularly endotoxin from gram negatives) getting into the blood stream and increasing inflammatory cytokines, particularly TNF-a. I've been doing research on intestinal bacteria these days and... (more)

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by 15380 · November 26, 2012 at 02:31 AM

I have always thought that bacteria helps us to digest food. What happens when we take antibiotics and the bacteria is killed? Basically, how is food digested while a person is taking antibiotics if no probiotics is taken? Thanks. (more)

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by 145 · November 06, 2013 at 02:53 PM

I got a bad UTI this summer and had to take a round of antibiotics. It was the first time I had done this in several years. Since taking the antibiotics I get an EXTREMELY unbearable vaginal itching/pain every time i eat something with sugar or... (more)

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M_Winicki 0 · November 02, 2012 at 08:12 PM

It certainly sounds like it could be a candida yeast related issues. UTI's are often reported as one of the potential side affects of a fungul infection within the intestinal tract. I know several (including myself) who have gotten their... (more)

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by 3841 · July 22, 2012 at 04:31 AM

I've always had a "nervous stomach" that when stressed would send me to the bathroom repeatedly. I've done a lot in the past year to help improve my gut, but sometimes the stress just gets you. During those times, I know there are things I can... (more)

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Lisa_15 0 · July 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Go to a chiropractor.

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by 5810 · July 03, 2012 at 09:21 AM

I found this in our archives: The Neuroscience of the Gut: The brain is shaped by bacteria in the digestive tract That question links to a Scientific American article. The article reminds us how intimately the gut and brain are connected. The... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · June 16, 2012 at 09:02 AM

I dont see why you wouldnt get bacteria as a child. Where you raised on anti-biotics? If not youd get yours from your mother, and your enviroment. (note all those animals who suffered poorly were germ free, ie treated with antibiotics....no normal... (more)

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by 734 · June 08, 2012 at 01:40 AM

I've been using probiotics for a while now and they seem to working (about 2 months). I had Crohn's - ulcerative colitis; the inflammation is gone but I still had (and have) IBS-like symtoms. I've been taking Lactobacillus Plantarum 299v... (more)

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canard_1 0 · June 08, 2012 at 01:40 AM

inactive brewer yeast could lead to a worse state of Inflammatory bowel disease; refs are 5 and 6 in http://www.passeportsante.net/fr/Solutions/PlantesSupplements/Fiche.aspx?doc=levure_biere_cerevisiae_ps (more)

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by 1582 · March 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Hi. I’ve just gotten the results in from my parasitology (stool) test and I’m hoping some smartie on PH can help me figure a couple of things out. I’ll likely still be going to see my doc in a couple of weeks but he’s sort of a quack so I’m... (more)

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Terry_7 0 · March 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Hello, Which type of doctor did you go to and treatment you got? How are your symptoms ?.

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by 380 · November 27, 2012 at 01:23 PM

I've been having some rosacea issues recently and suspected it was due to gut problems, like SIBO or something pathologic somewhere in the G.I. tract The SIBO result (from a separate test) was positive, with mild bacterial overgrowth. I've been... (more)

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TJ_5 0 · November 27, 2012 at 01:23 PM

I know this question is quite old now, but I've just had a CDSA test done (ordered via an ecological medicine/GAPS practitioner doctor) and have had some really abnormal things come back from it too (however my beta glucaronidase levels were one... (more)

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by 203 · November 16, 2011 at 08:16 PM

my microbes is a website where people share their gut flora? Does anyone tried it and find some good friends. here is the website http://my.microbes.eu/

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Jon_8 0 · November 16, 2011 at 08:16 PM

From viewing the website and the study details, it seems like a great opportunity for anyone with dysbiosis or any of the diseases/disorders that stem from it... if they can afford it. It costs a minimum of $1963 to participate in the study, which... (more)

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by 7559 · September 07, 2011 at 09:30 PM

I have been eating sauerkraut for awhile and would like to try some more fermented foods. I noticed a variety of Kimchi available by the sauerkraut at my Vitamin Cottage. What is good to eat with kimchi…how do you eat it? Is it good?

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You've hit the motherload! Oh yum yum Kimchi! Just pull it out of your fridge, put some in a bowl, or throw the container on the table, and go to town. It's good with eggs, all proteins, make cauliflower fried rice and toss some in with some of... (more)

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by 3854 · June 02, 2011 at 03:01 PM

I am 54, male, 5'10", Paleo (90% - consume home made whole milk yogurt and occasional hard cheese) for over a year with excellent health results - lost over 40lbs, more energy, lots of libido and haven't been sick since, not even a common cold,... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · June 01, 2011 at 07:19 PM

Is it possible that the meat was marinated in something containing gluten - like soy sauce or teriyaki sauce?

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by 18236 · March 18, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Stephen-Aegis included in an answer from last year the following quote: "In my opinion Gut Health should be priority #1. With that taken care of, many allergies simply disappear." This reminds me of a related comment I saw from Dr Art Ayers'... (more)

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rob_4 0 · March 18, 2011 at 09:17 PM

I am experimenting at the moment with that theory. So far I can't seem to tolerate butter at all, stinky gas, but I am able to tolerate sour cream in large amounts fine. I'll keep experimenting.

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by 22684 · September 01, 2013 at 02:58 PM

Trying to find studies on longer fasts 3+ days and how it relates to gut bacteria. Anyone help me find some science? Specifically bad bacteria die-off, preservation of good bacteria, etc.

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Wolf_1 0 · September 01, 2013 at 02:58 PM

NEW research coming up with two different interesting factors: First, a 2009 to set the stage-- http://aem.asm.org/content/75/20/6451.full#content-block discusses the impact of fasting (on hamsters) on proportions of gut-bacteria. Of interest... (more)