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by 453 · about 15 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 16 hours ago

This is a 60-day program by Jordan Reasoner and Steve Wright which is supposed to give you a roadmap to solve your leaky gut. Here's the link : http://solvingleakygut.com/ Basically, this is done in 3 steps : 1/ Remove leaky gut triggers... (more)

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TamesBM 0 · May 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM

I have GI issues and have tried many things (which include guidelines from SCD, AIP, FODMAP and GAPS diets). Can't say that I have followed any of those protocols to the letter because eventually I find out that I have a specific sensitivity, so I... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours 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 16 hours 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 16 hours 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 10 · about 16 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 45 · about 16 hours 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 247 · about 16 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 12174 · about 16 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 12174 · about 16 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 16 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 2393 · about 16 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 424 · about 16 hours ago

Any thoughts on this probiotic drink, Symprove? I know it's made from barley (boo!), but it's supposedly gluten free. It was suggested by my (non-Paleo) dietitian and claims to be superior to probiotic capsules in delivering 'live, activated... (more)

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Bristlebeard 0 · September 09, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Sounds like ProViva, a Swedish probiotic I've encountered. I'm pretty sure it's not that new, but a lot of people use it with good results. I'd say give it a shot, and if things get worse (inflammation, GI problems), then ditch it. I think the... (more)

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by 173 · about 16 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 16 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 17 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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by 33 · about 17 hours ago

I eat clean Paleo and have been for four months now. I have recently been diagnosed with stress related IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome). It has been going on for months and months now and is getting gradually worse and worse. My blood work has come... (more)

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Violet9 0 · April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Please take what I say with a grain of salt, because I'm no expert and have no medical training. I just wanted to share my experience on paleo, which has been somewhat similar to yours (though I don't have a diagnosis of IBS). I came to paleo... (more)

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by 1720 · about 17 hours ago

I know. Weird question. I've noticed when I stick to eating healthy, farts rarely come, and when they do, they don't smell bad. On the other hand, when I cheat or eat something with multiple ingredients I normally don't eat, farts come more... (more)

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Aril 0 · April 24, 2012 at 2:01 AM

My husband used to have nuclear farts. Cadaver farts. Devil farts. Make-me-furious-in-the-movie- theater farts. Since paleo 2+ years: his farts are mellow, mild, and acceptable. :) Ting!

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by 80 · about 17 hours ago

I have number of autoimmune problems (autoimmune cardio myopathy, celiac, thyroid, and liver) though I never had ANY health problems before 2 years ago (I am a 30 year old wellness coach and fitness instructor) BUT- Have always had bad GI issues... (more)

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Heather_15 0 · April 08, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I am going to start with stating I AM NOT A DOCTOR! So you can take my response below with a grain of salt...(anyone know where that saying came from? Just some intellectual curiosity). You list "thyroid" as part of a list of autoimmune... (more)

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by 1196 · about 17 hours ago

I've been paleo for just short of a year - 18 Feb is my 1 year anniversary of easing into it, and I probably went completely paleo about 2 weeks after that. I started at 101kg (about 223 lbs), not because of the weight (well, not completely ;) )... (more)

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Nance 0 · February 12, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Hi, Jac! Congrats on finally feeling great. That's to be celebrated for sure. How long have you felt good? In my case, feeling good didn't mean I was fully healed but it did indicate I was headed in that direction. I had some ups and downs and it... (more)

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by 7660 · about 17 hours ago

I was really interested in reading The Second Brain by Michael Gershon, but then I worried it might be a little over my head when I read some of the reviews. Also, it was published in 1999, and surely we've learned since then? I have The Paleo... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 27, 2012 at 3:22 AM

This book might interest you: Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia by Natasha... (more)

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by 61 · about 17 hours ago

I today just bought soy yoghurt for a try. As alternative to diary yoghurt. its the only soy i eat. and its fermented. Thats the reason i bought it cause of the bacterias for the gut.

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · December 14, 2011 at 3:18 AM

Soy yogurt fails the first section of the tree.

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by 594 · about 17 hours ago

How long did it take you to heal? What foods did you avoid? What foods did you make sure to include? What supplements did you take and how effective do you think they were? I've been reading up on this and there is a lot of conflicting advice... (more)

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matthew_4 0 · April 05, 2012 at 2:38 PM

3-4 months for me but I do not consider myself fully cured as few alcoholic drinks take me to day 1 Think of two cathegories A foods that promote gut permeability (alcohol, coffee, wheat lectins, milk) B foods that take advantage of the permeable... (more)

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by 7275 · about 17 hours ago

Melissa's question about beeturia got me thinking about how we can use indicators at home to track our health. Stool quality is a good one, following the bristol stool scale and noting color, frequency, timing, etc. As a person with celiac... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 07, 2011 at 1:39 AM

1) If I have any sense that I've improved or slipped, I check my BP, pulse and BG. I'm going through an n=1 experiment right now and, sadly, I came out on the losing end. I mentioned in other threads that I used my water kefir to create sourdough... (more)

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by 568 · about 17 hours ago

The GAPS diet is anti-starch, claiming it's more difficult to digest than monosaccharides. However, I've seen Paul Jaminet describe white rice (pure starch) as perhaps the most readily digestible carb source. Many in the paleo community are... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · November 28, 2011 at 1:19 AM

GAPS, and its precursor the SCD diet, do pay attention to simple and complex sugars -- as they should. Complex sugars are more difficult to break apart, and so they end up in the gut unprocessed, free food for yeast and bacteria. For people with... (more)

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