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by 453 · 11 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 · 17 minutes 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 · 18 minutes ago

Is it ALL gut health? That's my theory .. some say genetics and a few other factors but I feel it is 100% gut health. How many of you guys have beards? Have you noticed increased hair growth whilst on this diet? Have you noticed... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 21, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I have one hell of a beard and it is because I'm half persian...still had the beard when I was eating SAD

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by 0 · 23 minutes 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 · 27 minutes 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 519 · 35 minutes ago

paleo organic bootcamp gut-health been reading for awhile... I would like to hear your thoughts and opinions of my Paleo diet sounds. Breakfast: 3 scrambled organic eggs with 1/2 tbsp of melted organic valley pasture butter 2-3 pieces of... (more)

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justinz 0 · April 08, 2013 at 7:54 PM

I'm relatively new to this diet and your post inspired me and gave me a bunch of meal ideas! It seems like it's working for you and I hope it continues to!

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by 5 · 39 minutes ago

Im trying to heal my gut after 7 years of IBS, I'm paleo so no wheat, dairies, milk and legumes for me, but My goal is to follow a kind of scd - low fodmaps diet.. With a problem.. Sugars gravins! After i wake up, after a meal and expecially after... (more)

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Whitelycan 0 · February 04, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I'd agree with Angelina. I'd been eating a moderate amount of carbs on an anti-candida diet before going paleo, and had also experimented with the insane high fruit raw vegan diet (doh!) which just ramped up the candida again. I'd moved back in... (more)

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by 247 · 40 minutes 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 · 43 minutes 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 911 · 44 minutes 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 18635 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 111 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1720 · about 1 hour 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 1186 · about 1 hour ago

I went to a restaurant with family and tried my best to steer clear of gluten containing products. As anyone who is Celiac knows, cross-contamination can be a real biotch. Long story short: I am bloated, gassy, have a mouthful of canker sores and... (more)

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Katie_10 0 · April 09, 2012 at 3:55 AM

Kombucha helps me- which has enzymes and probiotics.

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by 80 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 61 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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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