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by 2297 · August 18, 2014 at 3:38 PM

I've heard that probiotics need food to feed off of so that's the basis of my question. From my research (although it seems to be an unclear topic), the best time to take a probiotic is about 30 minutes before a meal to let it sit in the stomach... (more)

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glib 0 · August 17, 2014 at 2:43 PM

My understanding is no. But eating something that passes undisturbed through the stomach, such as a tbsp of raw tapioca starch, is a small violation of the fast.

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by 2297 · June 28, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Would there be any adverse effect from having an ACV pill after taking a probiotic pill? I have been taking ACV pills before meals to help with digestion etc...I also try to take my probiotic about 30 minutes before eating (this is when I can... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · June 28, 2014 at 12:16 AM

i never thought of this! i take it together every day right when i eat breakfast and then for dinner.

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by 0 · May 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM

In my search to heal a 2 year long battle with cystic acne, I finally had someone suggest to me: "Maybe its a result of too much probiotic?" This baffled me because every piece of advice I have taken in has been to "take more probiotic!"... (more)

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BobK 0 · May 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Why did you start taking the probiotics? What kind? What dose? Check out http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/2012/06/dr-oz-on-gut-flora-repair.html http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search/label/acne (more)

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by 43 · March 04, 2014 at 5:53 PM

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 43 · January 04, 2014 at 12:55 PM

I can't seem to find. Anything on google about this, only about water kefir and I dunno why? I'm trying to figure out how to get vitamin k2 without eating natto or supplements

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TheGastronomer 0 · January 04, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Fermented fruit juice? They have a four letter word for that: "wine"

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by 45 · December 26, 2013 at 10:56 AM

It is called "vitamin code" and i bought it originally for the mixed vitamin e and other vitamins. It was $25 and is raw/vegan. I did like that it is also a probiotic but I don't know if that was just part of the marketing ploy. Are these... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 26, 2013 at 10:56 AM

100mg is a very small amount, not enough to make much of a difference. Not sure I'd pay $25 for full spectrum vitamin E either. You'd be far better off consuming fermented foods that you'd make yourself at home.

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by 75 · November 22, 2013 at 3:28 AM

It???s almost universally agreed upon that probiotics are beneficial to your gut. Without the tremendous amount of bacteria covering our bodies inside and out, a lot of which is friendly, we would very quickly pass away. Probiotics is no... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 12, 2013 at 5:02 PM

This is really something we paleo health aficionados need to take more seriously. It's got to be at least as important as our beloved macronutrient ratios. I've heard of some really transformative probiotics stories. I'll add my own... (more)

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by 160 · November 09, 2013 at 11:57 AM

I'm huge fan of their probiotics, but they don't have lacto strains in them. I wasn't sure if there needs to be lacto strains for veggies and if that has to do more with taste than effectiveness in fermentation.

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paleot 0 · November 09, 2013 at 11:51 AM

The veggies should have lactic acid bacteria already on their surface. Add some brine and you're gtg. I have two of the 1li Pickl-it jars. They work great. (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

I have my opinion formed but I wanted to see what you guys think! Do you take it? Why or why not? and if its not asking too much, what else do you take? Thanks!

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Cherice 0 · July 05, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I supplement vitamin D regularly, as I don't get out into the sun as much as I should. I've never had my levels checked, so I don't actually know if it's doing anything. I don't supplement fish oil, as I'm pretty convinced I get enough omega 3... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Question is simple... Hopefully. No one likes to waste money so the simple question is how do I know if I need it. A test of some sort?

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Joey_9 0 · June 25, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Your best bet is to get a stool test done. I did one with my naturopath and it was well worth doing. I discovered that there were two strains of bacteria that were completely non-existant within my gut. Taking probiotics actually made my... (more)

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by 1005 · about 19 hours ago

In researching some different probiotics, I came across Saccharomyces boulardii and this article in particular. Would it be beneficial to increase the yeast in my water kefir grain culture? (more)

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Ally_E 0 · May 23, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Don't know about kefir, but I have been prescribed boulardii for my leaky gut syndrome by my functional medicine practitioner. He said he noticed a very good recovery of the gut lining in his patients using this particular probiotic.

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

Greetings from Denmark fellow Paleohackers =) My question is if sour milk or filmj??lk - that we in the scandinavian countries eat quite a lot of - is paleo? Since apparently it's actually lactose free and full of healthy probiotics! /Nate. ... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · April 23, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Well...have you tried it? If so, how do you feel after drinking it? If you feel tired, irritable, or any other unpleasant feeling you think the sour milk is causing, stop drinking the sour milk. If you feel a boost of energy and a sort of glowing... (more)

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by 221 · about 20 hours ago

Hey everyone, I'm doing the GAPS intro diet right now to resolve some digestive issues related to celiac disease. The last two BMs I had were steatorrhea - floating, pale stools. I've been eating meats and bone broths. I have not added... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · March 24, 2013 at 2:19 AM

A pale stool can mean you are producing inadequate bile. Eat less fat or increase bile flow.

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by -2 · about 20 hours ago

BENEFITS? HOW IS THIS PALEO-FRIENDLY? "TOO MUCH SUGAR" for someone who is trying to lose weight?? (per 8 oz.) how much should I be drinking to regulate bowels? thank you!

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by 268 · about 20 hours ago

But I am very allergic to milk and soy, & I cant stand saurkraut! I saw some non dairy yogurt but it had 'locust bean gum' and also kombucha with a ton of added sugar :/ Still I would like to start cooking some probiotic foods for myself. And... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · February 04, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Don't forget, anything can be pickled! Cucumbers, beets, carrots & ginger (delicious! And nothing like sauerkraut.). Also, umeboshi plums and ume paste are powerful probiotic foods. Raw apple cider vinegar is a probiotic food. Salami,... (more)

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by 145 · about 20 hours ago

For a bacterial chest infection that's been plaguing me for 7 weeks. It been getting worse, despite me trying to eat a good diet and take vitamin D etc. I am aware of the negative effects of them so wondering what the best way to combat them will... (more)

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Whitelycan 0 · February 04, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Given the antibiotics will kill everything in their way its best to concentrate on repopulation after you've finished them. I don't think yogurt will really offer enough, kefir would be better. Maybe one month on a multi-strain high count (as in... (more)

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by 10 · about 20 hours ago

I'll keep this as precise as possible. My job involves me being on my feet for 9 hours of the day and working with many cleaning chemicals. Once i began to eat more paleo and cut our dairy and white carbs I knew I had to start taking probiotics.... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · January 10, 2013 at 12:52 AM

As far as lactic acid in home ferments causing muscle soreness or fatigue....no. Have a read http://www.active.com/mountainbiking/Articles/It_s_not_about_the_lactic_acid__Why_you_re_still_sore_after_yesterday_s_ride Heck if anything its an added... (more)

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by 1600 · about 20 hours ago

Mostly Im just curious. We have TONS of different kinds of friendly bacteria in our gut right? So wouldnt dosing them with only a few different kinds found in the various fermented milk products (kefir, yogurt etc) throw off that balance? Creating... (more)

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dzone 0 · November 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM

When encapsulated the bacteria survive otherwise something like 99% are killed off in the stomach. They are only temporary means of repopulating gut flora. It's also possible your body will not recognize them and kill all probiotics entering your... (more)

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by 608 · about 20 hours ago

Hi, Can someone please recommend a potent probiotic supplement that will help replenish my gut flora? I was looking into VSL#3 and Klaire Labs Ther-Biotic under the recommendation of someone here. I want something that will replenish my gut... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Instead of going for a probiotic, where more than half of the microbes exit the factory dead, go for some home-made goat kefir (must be home-made for the advertised potency). Way more microbes/yeasts in there (5 trillion per cup, instead of a few... (more)

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by 424 · about 20 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 15390 · about 20 hours ago

Hi, I have decided to test probiotics. I bought four different kinds of probiotics. I took two caplets/glass vials of each and dissolved them in a small plastic dish with milk. I left them sit overnight. Milk was supposed to go sour, but it did... (more)

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Mscott 0 · September 02, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Back in microbiology lab we used something called a litmus milk test to help identify bacteria, pretty much the same thing but with a pH indicator. If the probiotics you were using had mostly lactobaccilus (aka "milk bacterium") they should turn... (more)

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by 608 · about 20 hours ago

I'll try to make everything easy to understand, but bare with me... I'm having problems with my digestion as a 16 year old kid(which is likely causing my acne); specifically with starchy vegetables and fruits. I am Paleo about half a year and... (more)

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eddieosh 0 · August 10, 2012 at 2:19 AM

You may find the information on the WAPF site helpful: http://www.westonaprice.org/ask-the-doctor/acne A strategy for dealing with acne begins with effective "bowel cleansing" and healthy bowel flora (the normal lacto-bacteria that live in... (more)

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by 120 · about 20 hours ago

i ordered a probiotic, ultimate flora 50 billion, on amazon but i got it and the bottle was literally warm to hot........were the probiotics destroyed because the heat..... i know generally probiotics are stored in the fridge so im wondering if... (more)

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VB 0 · August 10, 2012 at 9:25 AM

I found this website, hope it is useful: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2009/03/is-my-probiotic-supplement-active-at.html I know, it is vegan but... you take what you can. Here is a blog I found explaining some details (the mother cured her... (more)

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by 1307 · about 20 hours ago

In reading several articles on probiotics, and being given some outstanding advice from the pH community on how to deal with my GERD issues. I'm wondering what all the fuss is about FOS? I'm going to do a week of ZC, per Melissa's suggestion, and... (more)

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by 808 · about 20 hours ago

I want to do some fermenting (beets, carrots, onions, and maybe some eggs.) But I can't find starter cultures or whey at a store. I don't want to mash up my items either, I like nice big picked chunks. I was thinking I could mash up a... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · April 29, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Use salt for most veggies and get whey from plain yogurt.