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by 453 · about 9 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 9 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 9 hours 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 53 · about 9 hours 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 468 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hello, all! Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been paleo(ish) for almost a year now (80/20 with food, moving more, but not so much lifting of heavy stuff. I use some full fat dairy, but otherwise I cook and eat very clean. Last summer, I... (more)

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Bloop 0 · April 10, 2013 at 1:23 PM

There are probably a billion reasons why any woman at any stage in any cycle would gain ten pounds. You're talking a small change in your body that happened over the last six days. Maybe it's water retention due to some extra sodium? Maybe it's... (more)

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by 45 · about 9 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 5 · about 9 hours 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 · about 9 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 10 · about 9 hours ago

Like many people, when I switched to Paleo I've had some issues with the gut. I've read that a good way to help reflux is to consume probiotics. I've been eating saurkraut and making kambucha tea but it seems like its causing more harm than... (more)

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Jeannine 0 · January 13, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I have 4 kids, all with gut issues(passed on from myself). When I first started trying to do gut repair, my kids reacted to every probiotic under the sun. Until we did the "weed and feed" approach, things didn't improve. Unfortunately, bad... (more)

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by 252 · about 9 hours ago

Hey all, hopefully not an annoyance with my influx of questions, but I seriously need some help. This is regarding my younger, 14yr old brother. He has been out of school for the past couple years due to some physiological ailments, very rarely... (more)

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Rocky 0 · January 05, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Have you heard of low dose naltrexone? Google it for Crohn's disease

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by 70 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 hours ago

My rectum hurts/burns like a hell, and i have been passing white stools, what is wrong with me ? Any advice is much appreciated

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 20, 2012 at 4:42 PM

See a doctor as soon as possible.

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by 504 · about 9 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 424 · about 9 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 5828 · about 9 hours ago

I found this in our archives: The Neuroscience of the Gut: The brain is shaped by bacteria in the digestive tract That question links to a Scientific American article. The article reminds us how intimately the gut and brain are connected. The... (more)

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borofergie 0 · June 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Two words: "fecal transplants". I don't know anything about them. I don't want to know anything about them. I'm certainly not going to type it into google in case they show me some image results. But apparently they can help with this type of... (more)

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by 111 · about 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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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