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by 453 · about 19 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 598 · about 20 hours ago

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 · about 20 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)

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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 · 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 175 · about 20 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 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 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 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 11254 · about 20 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)

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by 15400 · about 20 hours ago

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 309 · about 20 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 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 213 · about 20 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 5 · about 20 hours ago

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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hackadoodle82 0 · January 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Welcome to PaleoHacks! I have a hereditary seizure disorder and let me tell you neuromeds are tough stuff! Are you eating enough fat AND drinking enough water? I know when I don't drink enough water my skin suffers something awful and I have to... (more)

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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 3742 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 432 · about 20 hours ago

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

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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.

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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 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 5043 · about 20 hours ago

Here are a few links to scientific studies that caught my attention in just the past week: 1) a whole special issue of Science magazine dedicated to the gut microbiome (subscription or buy it in a good bookstore):... (more)

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by 1307 · about 20 hours ago

So in reading on Dr. Ayers anti-inflammatory diet and gut flora, I have to admit I'm stumped...not that that's a rare occurrence or anything. Anyways! Dr. Ayers says elimination diets don't work and that we need to consume various amounts of raw... (more)

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Darryl 0 · June 06, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Melissa : Raw vegetables have definitely been proven to help improve gut flora, not all of course, but those containing high quantities of inulin such as jerusalem artichokes, chicory root and dandelion can do wonders for the proliferation of good... (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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