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by 453 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 0 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 598 · about 20 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 91 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 10 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 15400 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 15400 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 5 · about 20 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.

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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.

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by 45 · about 20 hours ago

I came across this article in the Financial Times (not known for medicine or science, but credible for the most part). I have to link to an unknown (to me) website as FT is subscription based. Anyway, it seems very interesting and a bit beyond my... (more)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · December 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

You can read details of the actual diet used here Dietary intervention and sampling. This volunteer was given a diet composed of whole grains, traditional Chinese medicine and prebiotics (WTP diet) for intervention. He was given ... (more)

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by 613 · about 20 hours ago

Some protocols for treating pathogenic gut flora (particularly candida) include the use of grapefruit seed extract. I used it about two years ago. I was in a sort of desperate and reckless state of trying to improve my health, so I a) did not use... (more)

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rosabosa 0 · March 12, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Your theory sounds correct. GSE probably upset your flora balance. Alternatively, it might have worked but if you kept on the same diet, even with probiotics, you might have continued to irritate your gut. If the candida diet/GAPS/FODMAPS diets... (more)

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by 15400 · about 20 hours ago

I came across these articles while trying to research gut flora and... (more)

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by 3850 · about 20 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 658 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 941 · about 20 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.

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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)

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by 733 · about 20 hours ago

Is there any indication that the proper gut flora/fauna will help the body digest omega 6. Or at the very least break it down into something better?

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Milla 0 · April 13, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Hi Anthony-Pierre, Everything in the body is interrelated, which is why it is not optimal to isolate certain functions without considering how they work in synergy with other aspects of the organism. Gut flora's primary digestive role is... (more)

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by 20 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 135 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 25 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 2379 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 911 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 813 · about 20 hours ago

Garlic has an antiseptic impact. I love garlic, I eat a lot of lamb and lamb goes together well with lots of garlic. Does a high garlic consumption affect my gut flora?

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Matt_1 0 · December 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM

I think that there is no certain answer to this question. My opinion would be that garlic, even eaten in quite large amounts will have very little effect on you gut flora. I personally thing that any antibacterial effects of garlic inside the... (more)

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by 568 · about 20 hours ago

From a study on the effect of coffee consumption on gut flora: The impact of a moderate consumption of an instant coffee on the general composition of the human intestinal bacterial population was assessed in this study. Sixteen (16) healthy... (more)

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Chris_Antenucci 0 · November 27, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Great question. My initial impression is that the implications of this particular study probably aren't that big because bifidobacterium makes up a small minority of the bacteria in our gut, with the majority being from the Bacteroides and... (more)

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by 347 · about 20 hours ago

Chris Kresser, on his 11/1/2011 podcast (link starting at 44:40 or so) suggested that you could cure or at least mitigate FODMAP intolerance. Quote: FODMAP intolerance is a sign of a deeper issue. I think it's probably a consequence of... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · November 25, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Is he speculating, or does he actually describe examples of folks who have mitigated/cured their FODMAP intolerance? (Sorry, I can't stand audio--I need to read it!) My n=1 experience (after 1 year of 99% lacto-Paleo) is that I can do very small... (more)

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by 95 · about 20 hours ago

Anyone have any? I'm working out ideas for a term paper. Scholarly please

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gydle 0 · November 22, 2011 at 12:32 PM

If I do your research for you, do I get academic credit? Here's a paper from Nature about the recent discovery that there are three major types of microbiome (think blood type, but for your gut flora):... (more)

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by 2565 · about 21 hours ago

Recently I read that you can do everything to heal the gut and balance the gut bacteria but it won't help if you have a messed up gut-brain axis. The way it was explained is that inflammation from the gut spreads to the brain and disrupts the... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · November 04, 2011 at 5:06 AM

Try 7:1 concentrated yacon syrup as a powerful prebiotic to go with you acidophillus/bifidus cultures also try fucoidan - a long chain polysaccharide from several species of kelp - they act better than the new class of antiinflammatories and help... (more)

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