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by 598 · about 7 hours ago

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 175 · about 7 hours ago

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 · about 7 hours ago

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 15400 · about 7 hours ago

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 5:05 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 15400 · about 7 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 309 · about 7 hours ago

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 2:46 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 213 · about 7 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 12174 · about 7 hours ago

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 4:27 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 15400 · about 7 hours ago

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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Eugenia 0 · December 02, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Some protozoa, H. Pylori, and other pathological bacteria eat whatever you eat, not just carbs. So no matter what you eat, if you have these, they are going to get fed anyway. However, 8oz meat is not really that much, it's a normal portion.... (more)

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by 3850 · about 8 hours ago

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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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · July 22, 2012 at 4:31 AM

Personally, I've had very good success in treating diarrhea with saccharomyces boulardii. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saccharomyces_boulardii http://www.jarrow.com/product/265/Saccharomyces_Boulardii_MOS (more)

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by 734 · about 8 hours ago

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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Jamie_14 0 · June 07, 2012 at 1:27 PM

I dont understand the benefits myself. There are some 600 odd native bacteria in your gut, and the most proven beneficial one is a strain of e coli which never occurs in any probiotic. Good bacteria is a bit of misnomer, as very few individual... (more)

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by 380 · about 8 hours ago

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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Pedrita 0 · January 22, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Sorry, I don't know the test, but I was reading this today: http://www.gutpathogens.com/content/pdf/1757-4749-3-1.pdf On page 2, the authors mention omega-3 from cod liver oil helping with SIBO and acne. I would try fermented cod liver oil,... (more)

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by 203 · about 8 hours ago

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 8:16 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 7592 · about 8 hours ago

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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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · September 06, 2011 at 3:13 PM

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 18412 · about 9 hours ago

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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Gazelle 0 · March 18, 2011 at 10:21 PM

My allium intolerance (which I developed as an adult) forced me to avoid all onions, garlic, leeks, chives, etc. for 8 years or so, even when eating paleo. Since I started using probiotics and digestive enzymes and adrenal support I suddenly seem... (more)

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by 22913 · about 9 hours ago

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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Shmoe 0 · March 19, 2011 at 2:30 PM

After a longer term fast, my initial foods are solely fermented ones for the next day or two.

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by 271 · October 31, 2014 at 4:14 AM

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 3:04 PM

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

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by 20 · October 31, 2014 at 4:04 AM

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 2:09 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 15400 · October 31, 2014 at 3:55 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 1571 · October 31, 2014 at 3:32 AM

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... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · February 05, 2012 at 3:06 AM

If you are interested in selectively increasing just one bacterial species (like the good e.coli as you mentioned), there is no real way to go about that, unless you kill off everything and start from scratch by boiling or frying all of your food... (more)

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by 145 · October 30, 2014 at 4:28 AM

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 8:12 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 5828 · October 30, 2014 at 4:12 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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borofergie 0 · June 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Two words: "fecal transplants". I don't know anything about them. I don't want to know anything about them. I'm certainly not going to type it into google in case they show me some image results. But apparently they can help with this type of... (more)

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by 3885 · October 29, 2014 at 3:14 AM

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 7:19 PM

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

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by 15400 · October 28, 2014 at 3:49 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 3:54 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 0 · October 27, 2014 at 4:18 AM

I have systemic scleroderma have been on paleo autoimmune for 1 month. Another site I was on states that diet and exercise will not be enough because the bacteria issue in the gut must be addresses. Any thoughts on this?

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