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by 453 · 37 minutes 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 1 hour ago

Symptoms are fatigue, nervosity and loose foul-smelling green stools. I identified mutaflor as the culprit when earlier this year when I found out that the symptoms appeared systematically about 48h after each capsule. The symptoms got... (more)

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by 58 · about 1 hour ago

I swallowed mouth wash this morning in a rush. I felt fine after, it was a cap full. But I've become paranoid about my gut health and wondering if it would harm my gut flora or body? I mean if those get rid of bacteria in mouth wouldn't it harm... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 04, 2014 at 5:53 PM

It's like taking slightly watered down shot of liquor, assuming you're talking original Listerine-like stuff. I'd probably avoid it so you don't get pulled over smelling like you drank. The cetyl pyridinium stuff (no-burn mouthwash) is not... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

i am not formaly diagnosed with anything but i assume there is a good chance my gut health is'nt the greatest. I can really bad digestive discomfort when i eat candy, fast food, bread if i eat it everyday, etc. i am pretty health concious. i am... (more)

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MaverickRaj 0 · February 25, 2014 at 2:44 AM

My protocol to heal a leaky gut, which I currently have: Lots of chicken broth. I buy the organic variety sold at any grocery store. Usually just nuke some veggies and add broth to it for a quick soup. 10 mg of glutamine mixed with 2... (more)

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by 468 · about 1 hour ago

I'm using Fecal Microbial Transplants (FMT) in the attempt to treat Ankylosing Spondylitis (severe spinal arthritis). I had my first infusion this July (5 days), and I was doing remarkably well except for major flares during menstrual periods... (more)

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Lindy_1 0 · November 27, 2013 at 6:41 PM

I can't seem to tolerate bananas or plantains (cause flaring), but I can mostly get away with sweet potatoes. I'll try upping those instead of the rice and rice flour. I asked my rheumatologist about periods and autoimmune, and he said it's... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I hope that this post is enough information, and that it's clear enough for someone to kindly respond! Recently I've been interested in starting the GAPS diet in order to treat my allergies (to dust, as well as an exaggerated... (more)

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cheval 0 · November 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

The GAPS diet is derived from the SCD (Specific Carbohydrates Diet) which is THE diet to heal the gut. There is a major difference between GAPS and SCD. SCD is already proven while GAPS is still in the experimental stage. SCD has been... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

It's funny to say that my gut is probably much more reactive to medium to cheap quality coffee, or possibly coffee in general, than grains and dairy. I've learned about the bulletproof coffee thing, and I'm only interested for the possibility of... (more)

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bankeinanin 0 · December 02, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Cold brew, good idea. I'll look into it.

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by 10 · about 1 hour 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 45 · about 1 hour ago

I have been LC to VLC for awhile now, but whenever I go ever a certain amount whether from a starch or sugar I will feel like I got hit by a bus the next day and my gut/colon feels cloged. I was just curious for those who have been on VLC to no... (more)

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RoryD 0 · March 04, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Starch in large quantities wreaks havoc on your stomach and intestines, it leads to indigestion, and so it breeds parasites which cause fermentation. This releases sulfur, which acidifies your system, causes temperature issues, and messes with... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

Im 19 years old 170cm tall for 50 kilos. Im so skinny and thin, i had ibs for 8 years but now on paleo it's much better. I'm paleo since 8 months but no gain in terms of fat! Why? Its a signsl that mu gut is damaged and cannot absorbe nutrients as... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 05, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Maybe you're not eating enough. I can tell you from experience a typical paleo diet makes it hard to eat lots of calories. And as a 19 year old (male?), you likely need a lot of calories. I wish I could give you more concrete advice, but since... (more)

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by 247 · about 2 hours ago

Hi! With my terrible IBD, i have troubles eating enough Protein because my guts aren't well with meat or eggs. At this time, fish works pretty good for me. So mostly i eat tuna out of the can or smoked fish (I know, not the best options, but... (more)

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Pecan 0 · January 29, 2013 at 3:52 PM

I eat fish or shellfish every day. It's my only meat source. It is possible to buy fresh, good quality fish on a budget - you just have to compromise other stuff. I settle for cheap fruit/vegetables. You should incorporate more variety as... (more)

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by 70 · about 2 hours ago

I started Paleo 4 months ago and about 6 weeks in, started getting diarrhea, which was always accompanied by fleeting painful stomach cramps and a sudden need to go. And I mean sudden! I was going sometimes up to 20 times a day. Food didn't stay... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 16, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Ok, so. Your diet does seem fine. If you're getting this type of diarrhea AFTER all this time of eating so well, then it's not dairy/allergies, or IBD/IBS or anything else like that. IMHO, the way you describe it, it has the clear marks of an... (more)

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by 12174 · about 2 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 911 · about 2 hours ago

I am considering getting a bunch of medical testing done before the end of the year, largely for insurance-related reasons. I have some ideas about what I want to test, but I also want to tap into the wisdom of the crowd here for ideas I wouldn't... (more)

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CD 0 · November 26, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Can I give it a shot? Digestive Issues + Sleep issues == Lactose intolerant (do you consume dairy?) Chronic stuffy nose == Allergies, likely enahnced by some type of food allergy which increase inflammation (again, do you consume... (more)

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by 504 · about 2 hours ago

Ok this is kind of gross, but after a night of downing nuts, fruits, in huge quantities, i had the runs, so bad that my anus feels like it is on fire, and everytime i take a dump it feels like im crapping broken glass, btw there is no blood. Any... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · November 19, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Witch Hazel, drench a cotton ball in it and let it sit on the area for as long as you want. You can buy it at the pharmacy.

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by 12174 · about 2 hours ago

The November 2012 edition of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics' magazine, deals in great detail with the issue of the gut-brain connection and the impact of gut health on how symptoms of autism spectrum disorders are... (more)

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Paul_Whiteley 0 · November 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM

It is a great special edition on autism in Pediatrics and the paper which includes Alessio Fasano, Paul Ashwood and Paul Patterson in particular certainly represents a great leap forward in mainstream medicine accepting that GI issues might be an... (more)

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by 18635 · about 2 hours ago

What is the recent developments in this field? I would like to know or be pointed towards the recent developments in regards to pre and probiotics. I have a child that has been on GAPS for almost a year and I'm curios as to the debate evolving... (more)

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jake_7 0 · October 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

i've been looking into the probiotic world a lot lately and i'm with you i don't think we have nearly as much info as we need. i think our gut bacteria are basically what controls our health. there are 10-100 trillion bacteria in our gut biome... (more)

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by 10919 · about 2 hours ago

OK as a low to moderate carber this flies in the face of most of my current beliefs. Can someone explain this to me? is this bad science? Good science? My son doesn't really like candy but he loves greek yogurt sweetened with honey, ice cream,... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · October 07, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Children tend to be supertasters (sorry, no data to back this up--just anecdotal) and probably as a result prefer sweeter foods. I could see the advantage to this being the avoidance of toxic alkaloids more common in bitter tasting plants.

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by 2393 · about 2 hours ago

So I came down with pneumonia (on my birthday!) a few weeks ago. Had a fever for a week, finally went to the doc and the x-ray confirmed her thoughts of pneumonia. She put me on doxycycline right away (which broke the fever within six hours),... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · October 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Ouch! Pneumonia is a major drag... Second the fermented foods & bone broth. Get your Vitamin D3 level tested & in the meantime supplement with 10,000 IUs of D3 to give your immune system a chance to recover. Get lots of sleep! Add... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

I have been reading for some time and appreciate the time that people take to respond to questions on PaleoHacks so I am hopeful some of you might have a perspective on my unique case. I apologise in advance for the long and complicated history!... (more)

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dsohei 0 · July 31, 2012 at 4:49 AM

well, if you have continued money and ability to get tests, keep doing that, and working with open minded and results driven practitioners. sometimes it takes many years to steer the ship in another direction. but, being an athlete, you probably... (more)

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by 111 · about 2 hours ago

I have a couple of food allergies (tomatoes, kidney beans), several environmental allergies which manifest as rashes (dog allergy, oil paint which sucks cause I'm going to art school next year) and sometimes experience bloating. Also took... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · June 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM

SIBO is an overgrowth of bacteria in your small intestines. It is a common of IBS and digestive problems like bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation by fermenting any types of carbohydrates you eat (starches and sugars). In... (more)

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by 5768 · about 2 hours ago

There is a lot of talk about symptoms of an unhealthy gut and the path or paths to take to heal the gut, but I can't find much that describes a healthy gut. I realize it may be different from person to person, but what are some of the general... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · June 04, 2012 at 2:18 PM

regular and normal bowel movements NO: bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, excess gas increased food tolerance I have been following a GAPS diet (dairy-free, nut-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free and low in FODMAP) for over 9 months... (more)

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by 173 · about 2 hours ago

Firstly, I understand you are not doctors. I plan on scheduling an appointment as soon as I can, but I was just wondering if anyone in the Paleo community had any ideas. Any input is much appreciated. I've had several UTIs in the past year and... (more)

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Beth_5 0 · June 01, 2012 at 12:53 PM

I just thought I would share a positive copper T IUD story. After my first child I had one in for almost 10 years, with little to no side effects. I had it taken out, had my second child and had a new one put back in. My second child is 9 now... (more)

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by 1307 · about 2 hours ago

Looks like I lost. Trouble swallowing, food coming up, pressure in throat. I tried so hard to cure my GERD with diet, supplements, and herbs...but to no avail it seems (paleo for six months now). Now, I've no clue the damage I've done. I'm happy... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · May 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

The damage to your gut took longer than 6 months to occur. Healing may take years. Though this isn't a magic cure for all that ails ya, there is probably still quite a bit of damage to your gut, even after 6 months.

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by 596 · about 2 hours ago

Hello, paleohackers. I'm glad to be part in the comunnity, and this is my first question. I began recently digging up some superfood cooking: kefir, fermented vegetables, and now bone broth. My first attempt i used some pastured pork bones, with... (more)

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Susan_5 0 · May 22, 2012 at 4:22 PM

The gourmet food guides all say to finely strain the stock using increasingly smaller methods until you're pouring it through cheesecloth, but I have never understood why this would be beneficial unless you just want it to look pretty (i.e.... (more)

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