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Probiotic Questions

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by 2302 · about 3 hours ago

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 58 · about 3 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 75 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

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 3 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 1005 · about 3 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 221 · about 4 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 145 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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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paleohacks 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 15400 · about 4 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 1307 · about 4 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 813 · about 4 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.

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by 813 · about 4 hours ago

The companies that sell the grains??? and the people throughout history who have made kefir must have to make the grains without existing grains so how do you make kefir grains at home?

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Shari_Bambino 0 · April 07, 2012 at 11:22 PM

There is no way to "make" grains at home from scratch. I know what you're saying but I tried for a year to find a way and everyone told me it was not possible. I'm big on DIY and there's a way to make nearly everything at home but I turned up... (more)

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by 269 · about 4 hours ago

Honey is often said to kill bacteria, for example manuka honey fights H. Pylori in our digestive tract. But does it harm the good bacteria in our gut (regular honey, not necessarily manuka)? What about when I mix honey with a probiotic yogurt or... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 05, 2012 at 5:17 PM

The antibiotic properties of honey apply when it is in its natural "intact" state. When honey is blended into other foods in small quantities those properties are lost--which may be a good thing, as it does kill both good and bad bacteria when... (more)

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by 699 · about 4 hours ago

I'm on a course of antibiotics and don't want to risk them messing with my digestive system too much. Usually I eat a lot of yogurt so I wouldn't worry, but I want to stay dairy-free for at least month before trying to add them back into my diet.... (more)

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PatternMatching 0 · January 26, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Go to Whole Foods and grab a jar of Bubbies sauerkraut since it sounds like you can't wait around to make it at home. There's also kimchi nearby and other lacto-fermented veggies if they have them. In addition to the probiotic foods above, eat a... (more)

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by 5043 · about 5 hours ago

I just found out that my 77-year old mom is having regular diarrhea. She is quite weak and underweight after a major spinal fusion last spring (112 at 5'7" + 2 of those Pounds are stainless steel or Titanium...) i was shopping in whole foods the... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 21, 2011 at 2:55 PM

They have a different balance of cultures--both are good! If she is lactose intolerant, the kefir will have little or no lactose. Also coconut water is useful for rehydrating and replenishing Potassium.

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by 18635 · about 5 hours ago

Have read and tried the 24hr yogurt associated with GAPS/SCD. Understand from the explanation that the fermentation process obviously produces lactic acid out of the lactose, but there is also mention of rendering the casein to be more digestible... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 03, 2011 at 5:38 AM

The answer to all this is: goat yoghurt. Not cow yoghurt, and not kefir. If you must follow the SCD/GAPS protocol for gut issues, then just go for goat yoghurt. 20 hours of fermentation is enough for goat milk, and expect it to be runny. There... (more)

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by 61 · about 5 hours ago

What types should I use and what brands are best? The entire act of digestion is hard on me, especially with meats. Anyway, what would you all recommend?

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Happy_Now 0 · September 18, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Just before I figured out the paleo thing, I turned my messed up body over to a good nutritionist for help who hooked me up with a successful, albeit pricey protocol using prescription grade digestive enzymes, probiotics, and natural soil... (more)

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by 20 · about 5 hours ago

I've currently been on a paleo diet for a straight 38 days (all through august), and this month I am following a strict whole30 diet (this is day 7). While on the paleo diet, I was still eating fruit and paleo-fied baked goods, lot's of meat and... (more)

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White_Dolemite 0 · September 07, 2011 at 1:58 PM

My candida problem didn't start reversing (no matter what I did or took) until I STARTED EATING A LITTLE STARCH AGAIN. I currently get about 20% of my calories from roots and tubers (mainly skinless white potatoes). Why? Well, some speculation... (more)

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by 418 · about 5 hours ago

First off I want to say thanks to everyone for all the great tips and advice. I am 24 and been struggling with pimples all my life. Paleo helped but did not stop it. Here is my cure, I felt compelled to share. Natural Face Wash: just rinse... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · August 05, 2011 at 12:42 PM

I suffered pretty severe acne that was exacerbated by certain foods. Supplementing Vit A at 20-40k IU daily has been the biggest help in my personal situation and now the acne is completely gone for the most part no matter what I eat.

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by 1801 · about 5 hours ago

I took some probiotics a few days ago without food. Since then, I've had eggy/sulphur burps which is associated with a delicate tummy. But, no flatulence. On reading the probiotics label, it states that it contains sulphites. Background about... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · July 06, 2011 at 2:16 PM

how long has this been happening? Are you drinking lots of liquids? I know when I take them before eating, and get distracted and and don't eat, they do repeat on me and I'm miserable. But should be fine after you eat and it digests, by next day... (more)

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by 5768 · about 5 hours ago

After 7 years of IBS, I was able to cure my symptoms through switching to paleo, plenty of chicken stock, sauerkraut, Dr. O's probiotics and reducing/managing stress. That was a year ago. About a month ago I found some of my symptoms returning,... (more)

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Ed 0 · May 24, 2011 at 1:42 PM

If your gut is healthy, then probiotics are redundant. Healthy gut flora already include lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, which are found in probiotics. The harm is to your wallet, not your gut.

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by 3914 · about 5 hours ago

I'm out of homemade sauerkraut, and it'll be a few months before cabbages are ready locally. So I'm wondering if there's any reason to buy cabbage from afar and make it, rather than just buy sauerkraut. Does anyone know whether canned or bagged... (more)

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Bristlebeard 0 · April 29, 2011 at 4:32 PM

The canned, non-refrigerated kind is definitely "dead". Nicely heat pasteurized for longevity. Off the top of my head, I know that "Bubbie's" brand kraut and pickles are still alive. I'd check in some of the local co-op's and such to see if there... (more)

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by 50 · about 5 hours ago

I started paleo three month ago and until now i haven't had any problems. Before around a week Ii started having stomach ache an hour after eating breakfast (eggs and meat). Ii decided to stop eating breakfast and there was no pain but the pain... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · March 11, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Pete's advice about fiber has some validity but more because your body needs to adjust to a change in fiber intake than because there's any essential requirement for fiber. That's one of the myths of mainstream nutrition, I'm afraid. No one ever... (more)

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