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by 15380 · July 13, 2013 at 06:13 PM

A long time ago somebody posted a video from a guy who had health problems due to mold overgrowth. I remember he was against drinking coffee and that he cured himself eventually. Anybody knows by any chance what is the name of the guy? If I am... (more)

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Nasty_Brutish_and_Short 0 · July 13, 2013 at 06:05 PM

Sounds like Dave Asprey's mycotoxin talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj887Hk621E

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by 105 · February 07, 2014 at 05:17 PM

I'm fermenting pickles my first time and I'm using this recipe: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/naturally-fermented-dill-pickles/#axzz2UuCDjiqU After 5 days, I opened two jars that were not tightened all the way and this is what I found: the... (more)

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andrew 0 · June 08, 2013 at 09:00 AM

According to Sandor Katz, a great pickler who has written books and lectures about pickling, the mould is benign - just skim off and throw the mould. http://www.wildfermentation.com/making-sour-pickles-2/ But I do think there is a lot of... (more)

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by 40 · April 24, 2013 at 12:23 PM

I just started my second batch of sauerkraut (so I had a starter batch) and let it to ferment for a while. When it started, all the cabbage was submerged but I checked it today (I estimate about 4-5 days since it started) and not only was the top... (more)

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Lazza 0 · April 24, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Selicar, not sure what your photo shows but in my experience of making a couple dozen batches of sauerkraut I find it not unusual to have some yeast growing on the water and any bits sticking out. It does smell somewhat. Once I make a bad batch... (more)

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by 3277 · March 31, 2013 at 01:00 PM

I've read that one doing a low mold, low yeast diet should avoid eggs. Assuming the eggs are not broken when you crack them into a frying pan, I can't figure out why that would make sense at all. What's up with that? Thanks, Mike (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 31, 2013 at 01:00 PM

If the shell is unbroken, the inside of an egg is sterile. I have heard that dairy products are not allowed on a mold- and yeast-free diet because milk contains sugars (lactose) that can feed the mold and yeast, and other dairy products (yogurt,... (more)

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by 3277 · May 14, 2013 at 01:07 PM

Is UN-refined coconut oil likely to be contaminated with MOLD? Would REFINED coconut oil be less likely to be contaminated with MOLD? Does the refining process destroy all the goodness of unrefined coconut oil? I'm beginning a low-mold n=1... (more)

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PeacefulPlanet 0 · March 31, 2013 at 02:53 AM

A high quality, extra-virgin unrefined coconut oil will not have mold. Since the coconuts are cold-pressed while they are fresh, not dried, and without any heat sources, the coconut oil is able to maintain its natural antibiotic, antimicrobal,... (more)

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by 25 · December 03, 2012 at 04:33 PM

And since most of us don't eat bread, might eating fruits and vegetables treated as described in the below excerpt have any adverse health effects? ===== Bread that lasts for 60 days could cut food waste By Matt McGrath, Environment... (more)

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Caveman_Kyle 0 · December 03, 2012 at 03:09 PM

I would expect this process to give similar results to irradiation but without the need to zap the food with rapid-decay isotopes. It is a neat technology, and I am glad they are advocating something like this versus additional preservatives... (more)

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by 2401 · November 13, 2012 at 10:35 PM

So I use my sous vide controller to keep my crock pot at the above temperature for 24hrs to make super tasty lamb or beef. Slowly melts the collagen, doesnt overcook. But often, I end up with MOLD growing on the top part of the meat that was... (more)

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by 53 · October 27, 2012 at 05:54 PM

I understand dried fruits can be moldy. but when you cook mold, does it die? i'm on SCD with hopes of eliminating candida, and like to eat cooked raisins in my almond flour cookies. anyone have thoughts on if this is ok? thanks!

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · October 27, 2012 at 05:54 PM

No guys, she's referring to mycotoxins and mold which can be terrible for people on SCD or GAPS because they are attempting to heal their gut. To answer your question, cooking doesn't break down the mycotoxins but it will kill any potential... (more)

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by 264 · August 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

The (hard) raw goat cheese that I buy at my local grocery store often starts to mold (just a tab bit) a day or two after purchasing. Should I just eat the small specs of mold or stay away from it? I know I'm going to survive if I eat it and I... (more)

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Joseph_S_ 0 · August 21, 2012 at 05:56 AM

If you don't mind the taste, eat it. If it tastes bad, don't eat it. If it tastes great, go buy some more.

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by 5810 · October 08, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I've been fermenting veggies off and on for years and, while I've had the rare batch that didn't ferment, I've never ever had one grow mold until this last week where two of my ferments grew a white mold. The veggies were different and the jars... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · June 05, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Mason jars are NOT anerobic so you won't be creating the anaerobic LAB you need I highly recommend reading Kerryann Foster from "Cooking Traditional Foods" most recent series on lactofermentation. Our ancestors buried or sealed their ferments... (more)

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by 2368 · May 29, 2012 at 01:20 PM

Hi hackers, it's obviously not a good thing to eat loads of moldy food. The mycotoxins (such as aflatoxins) seem to damage the liver. But I can't believe our ancestors always had flawless foodstuff. Or maybe some of the stored reserves got a bit... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · May 29, 2012 at 01:20 PM

Our ancestors were probably in the habit of eating their food fresh, not storing it. Especially if they were traveling light. So I assume the food wouldn't have had a chance to get moldy. If it did, I bet they'd throw it out like we did, or eat... (more)

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by 0 · May 27, 2012 at 04:09 AM

I am wondering if the black spots that appear on my soaked almonds are mold...I soaked them for about 24 hours, and dry them in a low over, like i normally do, but this time there are black spots forming. They do not smell or taste bad (yes, I... (more)

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Lexie 0 · May 27, 2012 at 04:09 AM

Thanks guys...Darn. I hate to throw them away, but def better to be safe than sorry. I do add salt...maybe this was just a bad batch of almonds.

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by 6218 · March 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM

This explains my varying response to kale chips, chocolate, coffee/tea, coconut oil, nuts, coconut cream, and cheese - sometimes I'm fine and other times I get nausea, loose stool, diarrhea, gas, and/or abdominal pain. I've also had a bad response... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · March 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM

And don't forget to avoid LEFTOVERS. Mold grows quickly on leftovers (even in the fridge). I've been reacting to many of the foods mentioned above (especially dark chocolate and leftovers). I thought it might have been histamine because the... (more)

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by 8883 · April 22, 2012 at 06:06 PM

Every health store I go to seems to be populated with people that believe sugar feeds yeast. I often hear conversations about it. Now, if there's anyone familiar with yeast, I am. I've had fungal issues (tons of tinea etc.) several times in my... (more)

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by 5 · July 02, 2013 at 07:27 PM

We bought a coconut at the grocery store today - well, my 11-yr-old daughter did. I didn't pay too much attention just supervised the drilling of the shell at home. Turns out, there was an almost invisible crack on the 'nut already, and not only... (more)

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Billy_5 0 · July 02, 2013 at 07:27 PM

Thanks. I just drank the milk from a coconut. It tasted awful. When I broke it open, it was gray and moldy inside. That is how I found this information online because I wanted to know if it will make me sick. I wanted to know what to expect. ... (more)

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by 1193 · March 09, 2012 at 07:47 PM

Why does my soup taste quite good when using 'normal' vegetables from a supermarket, while it's pretty tasteless when I use organic vegetables? I always have to spice the organic one up (more). I just took a frozen block of soup out of my... (more)

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Frugal_Jen 0 · March 09, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Your 'normal' (really abnormal) vegetables may be special hybrids bred for enhanced flavor. Or, it could be that the 'normal' ones are fresher; since organic vegetables are more expensive, they can sometimes sit on the supermarket shelves... (more)

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by 850 · March 14, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I bought a mature coconut today and some of parts of the meat had a small amount of mold on the outside of the flesh. Not knowing what it was at first, I didn't think of anything of it, but the blue cheese flavor of the coconut meat caught me off... (more)

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VJH 0 · March 14, 2012 at 10:01 PM

We bought a coconut at the grocery store today - well, my 11-yr-old daughter did. I didn't pay too much attention just supervised the drilling of the shell at home. Turns out, there was an almost invisible crack on the 'nut already, and not only... (more)

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by 77322 · March 01, 2012 at 05:38 AM

Not just moldy, but raw. It somehows permanently boosts your mood, and heals digestive problems. Keep some raw meat in a jar for at least a week, then eat some, and measure the results. Can't find one person who's gotten sick, only better.

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by 369 · February 18, 2012 at 08:14 AM

close-up picture of my raw beef fat trimmings. Has anyone seen this before? Is it mold?

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 18, 2012 at 07:58 AM

It's hard to tell from the picture but your fuzz looks like a film of connective tissue. You often see this tissue in suet, which is the hard fat surrounding the kidneys. When you pull suet apart with your fingers, thin sheets of this stuff... (more)

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by 8883 · November 20, 2011 at 05:02 AM

I've bought a fancy fermentation pot from Germany : And I'm gonna make sauerkraut tomorrow. What makes me worry, though, is my mold allergy. Does anybody know whether or not sauerkraut will help me or make things worse? (more)

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David_19 0 · November 19, 2011 at 06:32 PM

Do a little reading on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauerkraut You shouldn't pick up too much yeast and you definitely shouldn't have full on fungus mold. You might want to also pick up some tips here:... (more)

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by 10194 · March 02, 2012 at 06:03 PM

A) Any PaleoHackers have a mold allergy or mold sensitivity? B) If so, how do you know? How did you treat yourself?

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g_ 0 · August 30, 2011 at 01:39 AM

I've never been tested. Some molds makes me sneezy/congested, and damp (moldy) places make me depressed and foggy (+ more?). I avoid places like that now, but man, i've lived in some musty places a few times in my life and can't remember feeling... (more)

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by 453 · November 21, 2011 at 01:39 AM

Soo I have several jars of kombucha I made almost a year ago. I stored them in the fridge (though recently my roommate said I should get rid of my 'pets' and so they've been sitting outside for almost a week now (in mason jars)). They don't look... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 31, 2011 at 02:12 PM

I brewed my own Kombucha prior to getting married (my wife vetoed moving in with the SCOBYs), so I can relate to not wanting to throw them away. My suggestion would be, brew up a fresh batch of sweet tea (whatever recipe you use), and put the... (more)

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by 453 · December 30, 2012 at 05:02 PM

I have a jar of coconut oil I've just been using for massage/lotion. I'm kind of confused because today I saw this black moldy blob in the bottom of the jar. Isn't coconut oil suppose to protect against mold growth, and oil in general? Also a... (more)

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Karen 0 · July 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Mold could happen if moisture was introduced into the jar, possibly by dipping out with moist hands. I separate out a small portion - about pill bottle size, or a small squeeze bottle if liquid, to handle. Added: I suspect that the more... (more)

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by 8883 · July 23, 2011 at 02:15 PM

I've had a mold allergy for a while now. I also had a vitamin D deficiency (a severe one) and low hemoglobin. I do TONS of work to solve it : I eat paleo without nuts, nightshades or fruits (call it immuno-paleo) and I limit sugary vegetables... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · July 23, 2011 at 02:15 PM

I think you've probably answered your own question, the moldy beach house!

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by 8883 · January 27, 2013 at 03:18 PM

Hi, I have a mold allergy, and I believe I have candida (only the mold allergy is 100% certain as my doctor did a blood test, I also have low blood sugar, but he said he was jealous of my cholesterol levels and kidneys). I've been eating nuts for... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · May 28, 2011 at 05:23 PM

Do you have a food dehydrator? I always soak my nuts but always dry them afterward. You can dry them in the oven but its an all day event (as low as your oven goes 150F for 10-12hrs) Mine wont go that low so I do it at 170 pretty much all... (more)