Gut Flora

Gut Flora

Gut Flora Questions

Fb10cf8e5dbac271762e13721181d5dc
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
3K
by 453 · about 8 hours ago

Since it seems I'm steadily losing my extra weight on paleo and finding what works in those regards, I've begun to focus my attention on some of my other issues. I've started eating sauerkraut recently, and I've been feeling a bit of brain-fog and... (more)

62442eec80b7d248ccfa08f98f736748
PaleoGreyhound 0 · March 25, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Just for clarification sake, I think a Herxheimer reaction is a lot more severe than a brain fog...especially since it is caused by the "dying off" of some pretty severe pathogenic bacteria...Bartonella, Lyme disease, typhoid fever, etc. And it... (more)

05e260e5bc2acedf51dd24535e2060c9
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
2.8K
by 84 · about 8 hours ago

I'm woundering if there are some way of telling if your potato starch really contains resistant starch or if it has been destroyed in the process by heat, etc? I live in Sweden and don't know if the resistant starch that i get is any... (more)

best answer

47d6c23b03dc8a772c2276fa549bd3ae
PhilT 0 · March 21, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Most likely any retail Potato Starch is going to be just that - raw starch extracted from potato, sometimes also labelled "kartoffel starke". I also see it sold as "Potato flour" in the UK and that is usually also potato starch in the same way... (more)

D222e3a99f218fab9fb9013c83c8570a
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
1.9K
by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Have severe B12 deficiency that built up for awhile. Also have anemia. (These are apparently very common with SIBO. Going to hopefully get tested in the next day or two.) Just tried garlic soaked in water for at least 15 minutes. 2 pieces... (more)

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3
jake3_14 0 · October 17, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Bacteria seem to be specific for different conditions. Check out Dr. Dahlman's video (if you have money to spend on a supplement protocol). Also, Chris Kresser reports very good results with Prescript-Assist, which has a lot of soil-based... (more)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
727
by 598 · about 8 hours 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)

Medium avatar
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)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
2.2K
by 598 · about 8 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)

Medium avatar
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)

736662d9fd6314d426cc6de1896aa045
2
Votes
2
Answers
2
Views
1.4K
by 175 · about 8 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)

2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2
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)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
681
by 91 · about 8 hours ago

What's stopping us from reaching our full potential in terms of health. For example I know that we cannot absorb vitamins or have trouble digesting food without a balanced micro flora but also that we need something like glutamine to prevent... (more)

best answer

1f9b52f29960095986234231d91e1967
Sabertooth 0 · August 16, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Poor gut health Lack of physical vitality Anti-sedentariness Mg deficiency Vit K2 deficiency Zn, Se, I deficiency Low sunlight exposure Poor understanding of the body and it's potential ("aiming too low") Allowing life stressors that are quite... (more)

208ed7fa2063991f973413a160aa0df0
2
Votes
2
Answers
4
Views
1.7K
by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, I would like to eventually make this a thread about repairing gut health properly via this method: http://paleodietlifestyle.com/you-and-your-gut-flora/ I believe that sebastian (the man who wrote the article) seems to be one of the only... (more)

61a27a8b7ec2264b1821923b271eaf54
akman 0 · July 30, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I think gut health is probably THE most important factor in overall health and an area where we can make a huge impact with minor tweaks. Didja know: - Gut flora is responsible for producing most of the serotonin in our system? - Newborn... (more)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790
2
Votes
2
Answers
8
Views
5.3K
by 15400 · about 9 hours ago

I don't understand anything - I admit it. I used to think I did, but now I know I don't. Well, I am gluten intolerant and sensitive to all kinds of foods. I always attributed it to my gut problem, some kind of dysbiosis and SIBO. A crazy doctor... (more)

best answer

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6
August 0 · May 02, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Yeah, so you have no symptoms because you shut off your immune system. So the damage still gets done, but your immune system just doesn't respond. If you get exposed to a virus or bacteria after one of these shots, the immune system won't... (more)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790
5
Votes
5
Answers
9
Views
4.2K
by 15400 · about 9 hours ago

I am looking into probiotic supplements and there are so many on the market, it is very confusing. Most sites recommend iflora. Ultimate flora is better, but it requires refrigeration. Could you please recommend a probiotic supplement based on... (more)

best answer

F2cd77a6d2133ca3ae5b4353c4047577
PatternMatching 0 · May 30, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Prescript Assist. Yes, it's expensive. It's worth it. I've probably tried everything on here and I second kefir, although it needs to be refrigerated and that was a deal breaker per your criteria. Soil bacteria is the only thing in studies... (more)

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6
2
Votes
2
Answers
0
Views
490
by 11254 · about 9 hours ago

I fell asleep while listening to a discussion of FODMAPS, so if this sounds weird, blame the dreamworld. Anyway, various folks have said CO2 is good for you. I know I've seen a study somewhere about hydrogen therapy. Butyrate is supposed to be... (more)

757f1ff864ea8f669d58e83cc1f1881b
4
Votes
4
Answers
2
Views
1.9K
by 309 · about 9 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)

68655ec9711d207d69a63ebf96b37573
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)

959232b79ea40be51bc6b7b8073eb301
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
1.1K
by 5 · about 9 hours ago

Whats the safest way to clear out and disrupt your guts biodome without using anti-biotics? Besides following an anti-candida or sibo protocal.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b
Happy_Now 0 · April 04, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I believe the word you are looking for is biome....and garlic ain't too shabby. 3 cloves of raw garlic a day is supposed to be pretty good at kickin' butt and takin' names.

4517f03b8a94fa57ed57ab60ab694b7d
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
1.8K
by 213 · about 9 hours ago

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

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106
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)

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25
3
Votes
3
Answers
3
Views
639
by 3742 · about 9 hours ago

A friend of mine is about to start solids for his kid. I've heard that it mostly comes from parents at birth and doesn't change much after that. Is that true? Of course Paleo ingredients are best but is it wishful thinking to suggest that less... (more)

61a27a8b7ec2264b1821923b271eaf54
akman 0 · May 03, 2013 at 10:41 PM

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0015046 Gut Flora can change quickly and drastically! In this study, different strains were examined during several weeks of feeding people resistant starch. In as little as one... (more)

Bdc4873264ec9dbec27505e678dabce0
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
889
by 432 · about 9 hours ago

Anyone cure digestive issues with horseradish? What do you put fresh horseradish on?

629b9895e282d0ef15b465b064100f83
The_Paleo_Nurse 0 · November 10, 2012 at 4:29 AM

No, but I eliminated my digestive issues by following the GAPS intro diet and then moving onto Paleo. I've never heard of the horseradish - digestive connection.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790
4
Votes
4
Answers
4
Views
579
by 15400 · about 9 hours ago

After reading these... (more)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094
paleohacks 0 · September 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM

At 450lbs, a blue-baby, who had Meningitis as an toddler and was consequently given antibiotics at dosages that look like a weekly dosage for an adult every hour via IV I'd say a correlation isn't impossible. I fit the pattern anyway. I don't... (more)

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e
1
Votes
1
Answers
3
Views
2.4K
by 3850 · about 9 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)

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157
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)

5f3e1f803d7a9b8704bb11cda26bcf9a
2
Votes
2
Answers
6
Views
3.8K
by 658 · about 9 hours ago

I have been 90% paleo for the last year. I have felt great but have not last any weight, which I still hope to do. I am 56 years old, 5'6" and weigh 190 (thus the desire for weightloss!) Just for info: I have suffered in the past with the... (more)

73349e4228b362397a72929b38cff309
Julie_19 0 · August 03, 2012 at 3:13 AM

I appreciate all of your comments (sans dsohei's- yes, it was rude) Thank you. I just got off the antibiotics and am trying to build up my gut with probiotics amd broth. I feel stronger and am able to eat normally. I just wish I could figure... (more)

A3bb2c70384b0664a933b45739bac32c
1
Votes
1
Answers
5
Views
3.2K
by 941 · about 9 hours ago

Fruit juice has is higher than whole fruit on the index. Why? Is it because your body does not have to extract the sugars from the fiber? Or could it be because the fiber feeds your gut flora? Or maybe there is another reason that I missed.

best answer

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73
miked_2 0 · April 16, 2012 at 4:39 PM

First you need to know what the glycemic index is. There are a couple of parts to it. I'll skip to the punchline now if you don't want to read everything below: I think it's a meaningless value unless you're a T1 diabetic and need to know how... (more)

2dc57ceace58cd385057e831b93cc709
3
Votes
3
Answers
4
Views
1.2K
by 20 · about 9 hours ago

Just a bit of background to keep it short. I've probably had I diagnosed allergies to milk and gluten most of my life. I was a cholic baby, got sick frequently and felt "different" for as long as I can remember. Depression and anxiety have been an... (more)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247
Nance 0 · March 25, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I believe a restrictive low-carb phase is a good way to begin because of what you described--finally realizing what healthy feels like. I don't believe a whole foods lifestyle causes sensitivities; I do believe it helps reveal them by reducing... (more)

F73ed6f08440b03a5e1b12312feb3b8f
1
Votes
1
Answers
6
Views
3.1K
by 135 · about 10 hours ago

Well, I'm in a bit of a rut. I don't know what to do in the meantime, my appointment with the G.I specialist is 3 weeks away! I've got... (i've put a ? next to the symptoms that could or could not have to do with candida) Chronic... (more)

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37
Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 06, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Chris Masterjohn just recently recommended this podcast on SIBO and what to do about it. Looks like it might be very helpful! (more)

4b8f27f9f84880b065cb4b1fed05d14d
2
Votes
2
Answers
8
Views
3.6K
by 25 · about 10 hours ago

Hi I believe I am constipated because there is something up with my gut flora, i've been dependent on laxatives stupid CW for the most part of being paleo and i think i've messed up bad. I bought Inner health plus dairy free probiotic supplement... (more)

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3
Fiona 0 · January 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM

If you're lactose intolerant, you can still eat fermented dairy which doesn't contain much lactose at all... My son reacts to dairy, but I'm making some SCD goats yoghurt at the moment to see if he can tolerate it. It's fermented for 24 hours... (more)

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26
5
Votes
5
Answers
11
Views
4K
by 2379 · about 10 hours ago

Hi folks, yes I intend to swallow dirt and I don't mean it as a metaphor for SAD food. :-) I stumbled across this thread http://paleohacks.com/questions/42627/eating-dirt-for-gut-health#axzz1kZiC02N2 and it totally makes sense. When you are... (more)

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37
Beth_WeightMaven 0 · January 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM

You might want to consider trying Prescript Assist first. It's a "soil-based organisms" pre/probiotic. Not as cheap as dirt, but likely safer. (more)

F8fa4b0809d3b74fcf0361c0d53b60c1
17
Votes
17
Answers
2
Views
1.5K
by 911 · about 10 hours ago

Gut health is something we discuss a lot in the paleosphere, and is critically important to our overall health. My question is, what does gut health actually look like? How do we know if we have a problem or not, or how to tell if we are getting... (more)

D5a4ff096a452a84a772efa0e6bc626e
JitzGrrl 0 · January 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Having come from unhealthy gut, I can tell you what I notice and count as improvements 1) no digestive pain. That is, no pressure in the stomach or upper GI, no shooting pains in the lower GI, no painfully constipated BMs. 2) reasonable... (more)

Get Free Paleo Recipes