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by 0 · May 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM

In my search to heal a 2 year long battle with cystic acne, I finally had someone suggest to me: "Maybe its a result of too much probiotic?" This baffled me because every piece of advice I have taken in has been to "take more probiotic!"... (more)

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BobK 0 · May 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Why did you start taking the probiotics? What kind? What dose? Check out http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/2012/06/dr-oz-on-gut-flora-repair.html http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search/label/acne (more)

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by 571 · May 08, 2014 at 1:38 PM

I heard this interview with Dr. Martin Blaser on th Leonard Lopate Show yesterday and it has sort of made me question what I've read about paleo eating. What I've read says that wheat/whole grains are not good for humans to eat. They cause... (more)

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bluekitty 0 · May 08, 2014 at 1:38 PM

We already know that antibiotics can surely cause these symptoms, nothing new. It's when you've killed all good and bad bacteria and you are eating crap like wheat or alot of sugar/carbs in general so that the bad bacteria will likely grow... (more)

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by 568 · January 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I felt really great for a few months using my current diet which is widely varied foods: moderate carb, low protein, high fat. Lots of potatoes and sweet potatoes, lots and lots of butter, olive oil, tallow, and other animal fats, lots of... (more)

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PaleoGod 0 · January 30, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Yes but trying to correct the problem by going high carb may not necessarily help. Are you sure that you have a bacterial overgrowth of bacteria that feed on fats. In fact you may even cause a bacterial overgrowth by going high carb as it is... (more)

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by 84 · June 11, 2014 at 7:31 PM

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)

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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)

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by 0 · October 17, 2013 at 8:41 PM

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 568 · February 21, 2014 at 4:41 PM

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)

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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)

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by 568 · September 12, 2013 at 6:37 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 2:22 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 91 · December 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM

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 · February 04, 2014 at 12:17 AM

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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reykev 0 · February 04, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Here's a good article that may help: http://chriskresser.com/9-steps-to-perfect-health-5-heal-your-gut?kme=CK.com%20AR%2F%E2%80%9CAll%20Disease%20Begins%20In%20the%20Gut%E2%80%9D%E2%80%94Learn%20How%20To%20Heal%20Yours (more)

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by 15380 · July 01, 2014 at 2:34 PM

I am almost done with re-building my good flora and killing off all the parasites. But I know some are still there. My friend and I had a prolonged discussion about it and basically, we disagree on how to reach recovery. So I thought I would ask... (more)

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CD 0 · July 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM

I'm a clean-slate kind of guy. So I would go with #2. Start fresh and rebuild. In my experience, 3 Doesn't really work 1 could work, but your are ice-skating up hill.

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by 0 · June 25, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Question is simple... Hopefully. No one likes to waste money so the simple question is how do I know if I need it. A test of some sort?

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Joey_9 0 · June 25, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Your best bet is to get a stool test done. I did one with my naturopath and it was well worth doing. I discovered that there were two strains of bacteria that were completely non-existant within my gut. Taking probiotics actually made my... (more)

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by 316 · May 14, 2013 at 9:39 PM

I had been strict paleo + pastured dairy for about two years. Great health during that time. Did a deployment to the middle east, and have been extremely sick for the six months I've been back (hair loss, joint pain, flu like symptoms,... (more)

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RK 0 · May 14, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Here is a good protocol to give you an idea of what to start eating, what to add when, possible reactions. (This is for SIBO - small intestine bacterial overgrowth - but it's applicable to all gut... (more)

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by 15380 · May 04, 2013 at 7:10 AM

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 15380 · June 10, 2013 at 11:31 PM

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 709 · April 05, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Ever since I could think rationally for myself I was believed to be sensible, trying to eat relatively healthy, exercising, studying in elementary school to not doing hardcore drugs in high school and college. I feel like I've been deceived, I... (more)

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RK 0 · April 05, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Cereal is Brave New World food. Avoid AT ALL COSTS. This is one of my favorite pictures: http://culturepopped.blogspot.com/2011/10/capn-corn-starch-sugar-diabetic-bear.html Even if a person eats grains, once you heat them, mash them, bleach... (more)

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by 11251 · April 02, 2013 at 2:15 PM

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)

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by 15380 · March 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM

My last question for today. I have noticed that my food cravings have changed dramatically after SIBO recovery. Cravings while having SIBO: chocolate sweets ice-cream dairy and creamy desserts bread/things made with dough like pies,... (more)

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RK 0 · March 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Mineral deficiency comes to mind. Iron is an obvious one. But what about zinc? BTW, I have been thinking something similar ... I got back on my SIBO protocol a few weeks ago. I fall off all the time ... I just want blueberries! Anyhoo, the... (more)

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by 311 · February 09, 2013 at 2:46 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 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 5 · June 26, 2013 at 7:22 PM

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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Lumifer_1 0 · March 21, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Probably fasting. Your gut flora and fauna likes to eat and will start to die out without anything in your GI tract. On the other hand, if you do nothing to fix the underlying problem, the same beasties will just re-colonize once you've finished... (more)

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by 227 · January 17, 2013 at 4:20 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 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 5 · January 15, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Hello everyone. I’ll try my best to make this as concise as possible… I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis back in 2006, and started medication a few weeks after (Avonex). Up to 2011 I kept at it dutifully, despite no improvement in my... (more)

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lilysmommy219 0 · January 15, 2013 at 7:54 AM

If your thyroid was "out of whack" before you started, you could have a nodule or something that won't go away by changing your food. Also, are you USING products that have a lot of junk in them?? (Parabens, wheat dairy gluten by products? Soy... (more)

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by 45 · February 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM

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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dr_vaibhav 0 · February 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM

use of antibiotics is not an ideal to reduce bacteria.daily intake of unpolished grains

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by 3737 · June 11, 2013 at 1:22 AM

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)

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · November 30, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Mostly determined from mum during birth and varies according to method of delivery eg vaginal vs c-section. After that antibiotics are the biggest determinant but it makes sense that if you starve certain bacteria from their preferred food others... (more)

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by 394 · December 24, 2012 at 7:20 AM

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

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MiMintzer 0 · December 24, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Don't know about curing digestive issues with horseradish but it is really tasty on roast beef and gefilte fish.