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by 0 · August 06, 2014 7:30 PM

I've been having weird, likely histamine-induced reactions to foods I love like avocado and tomato for a while. One of the ways I'm working on combating this is introducing beneficial strains of bacteria to my gut. I'm interested in... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 06, 2014 3:14 PM

The cheapest probiotic food would be sauer kraut. Unfortunately this might be high in histamines, so YMMV.All you need is a jar with an airlock, a head of cabbage, some salt (about 2 tablespoons), and some clean chlorine free water. You'd... (more)

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by 5 · July 16, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Do the owners have a problem with leonardite ? This was the question...Leonardite is the prebiotic in Prescript Assist, which contains soil organisms. It is also used in organic agriculture. I've seen some claims that leonardite only feeds the... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Well, try it and see, n=1 and all that, but who knows what's in there? For all you know there may be contamination from lead back when leaded gasoline was legal, or arsenic from pesticides used on old cotton fields depending on the source. EDIT:... (more)

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by 5 · July 15, 2014 5:41 AM

Leonardite is the prebiotic in Prescript Assist, which contains soil organisms. It is also used in organic agriculture. I've seen some claims that leonardite only feeds the soil based organisms and that soil based organisms actually feed on the... (more)

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by 0 · May 06, 2014 8:16 PM

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 0 · April 03, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Is it ok if i used grass-fed wholemilk for making kefir ( since I don't have acess to raw milk).

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Janknitz 0 · April 03, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Sure. Not everyone can access raw milk, and as long as you tolerate it, it's OK. It's a step better than conventional pasteurized milk. Drink up!

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by 91 · March 30, 2014 8:44 PM

There seems to be more interest in fecal transplants since they have a high rate of success with certain infections like C. Difficile and they are said to be effective for many gut diseases. However, not everyone is eligible to get a fecal... (more)

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by 0 · March 22, 2014 at 10:34 PM

I have some fermenting right now. It's been active for a little over 2 weeks. Nice bubbles, no mold and smells good. While I do enjoy the taste of homemade kraut, my main goal is to promote gut health. I've had bad back acne my whole life,... (more)

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by 84 · March 20, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Hi! I've been doing the resistant starch thing for a while and now i've started taking soil based probiotics too. I started with Primal Defense Ultra. No big change there. A week later i added Prescript-Assist. That one seems to have improved... (more)

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Laura_48 0 · March 18, 2014 5:19 PM

Same as you, I've been taking PS for a while, and I just started taking AOR Probiotic-3 as well as Primal Defense (haven't coughed up the dough for the Prescript-Assist, but may do it petty soon based on your experience). I haven't had any... (more)

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by 2327 · March 09, 2014 at 10:42 PM

I have been eating sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables daily for a while now, and feel like it has really been helping me heal, but I'm going to Hawaii for a week and am concerned about not being able to keep this up while I'm gone. I... (more)

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glib 0 · March 09, 2014 at 10:42 PM

If you are checking luggage, a jar of sauerkrauts in your suitcase will work.

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by 0 · February 27, 2014 5:26 PM

Alright, I just bought a fermenting pot. My hubby and I would like to make sauerkraut. There is a dairy allergy so we will need to use only salt or vinegar for ours. Now I am a timid person and so scared about doing something wrong and making... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 27, 2014 4:02 PM

You really don't need to buy special jars, nor use a weight. I just use a large 32oz glass jar that previously had ghee, and isn't BPA lined (you can see the metal in the lid on both sides) I punched a hole in the lid and placed an airlock... (more)

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by 48 · February 19, 2014 at 11:19 AM

I have access to a grass fed non homogenized yogurt but it's only fermented for 10 hours. I was wondering if that's long enough to be a good source of probiotics. It is of course made with pasteurized milk btw. I don't feel it's that much of... (more)

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thhq 0 · February 19, 2014 at 11:12 AM

A yogurt batch usually takes me 5-6 hours. Once the multiplying lactobacilli thicken the milk I'm guessing they become less mobile and slow down. A longer time makes a slightly more sour product, so they're still chewing the lactose into lactic... (more)

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by 84 · February 18, 2014 8:13 PM

Has anyone tried a probiotic supplement that contains Lactobacillus plantarum 299v? I've found a supplement that contains 10 billion of lp299v that i want to try. I'm curious to hear about your results! (more)

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JenJen 0 · February 18, 2014 8:06 PM

I tried one made by Jarrow. Didn't notice any positive or negative effects to be honest. I was using it to help with gut problems (bloating) and GERD that was linked to the gut problems. I didn't really see the effect of it myself.

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by 0 · February 10, 2014 at 10:27 PM

I thought that you all might find the following info helpful/interesting. I spent about an hour putting it all together. Below are all the things I've tried in the last 3 years in my attempt to fix my stomach issues (bloating, gas, irregular... (more)

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CommonS3ns3 0 · February 10, 2014 at 10:24 PM

I tried Paleo for a few months I didnt do to well with what I was told I should be eating, SO i switched off to atkins way for 6 months and that was induction. Energy all the time totally quit eating all grains allergy reactions stopped lost the... (more)

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by 91 · December 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM

What good are fermented foods if the only species they usually provide are lactobaccilli. Lactobaccilli species only provide relief from extreme conditions or diseases such as diarrhea, crohns, ibd, ibs. But do they really restore the gut... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 29, 2013 3:09 PM

"I would imagine that probably half of the bacteria wouldn't survive the gastric acid in the stomach." Good thing there are probably on the order of 10^7 bacteria per mL in fermented foods. Even if 90% are destroyed you still have 10^6... (more)

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by 0 · December 22, 2013 4:17 PM

I have to take metronidazole 4X a day for 10 days due to a rare bacterial overgrowth that has made me very, very ill for the past 6 years. Should I be taking probiotics during this time? I do not want to cause any other bacterial overgrowth... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 22, 2013 4:17 PM

i've been on flagyl tons of times and i always take probiotics during my course. i also eat fermented foods. if you are worried about the yeast overgrowth, i'd recommend renew life "advanced immunity" probiotic. it has taken away oral and... (more)

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by 43 · December 12, 2013 8:51 AM

I mean…does it really? And where does it come from? Are we born with p acne bacteria? I don't get how it comes back even after antibiotic use? I mean people use topicals and use antibiotics, and even though some resistance could occur is... (more)

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asim 0 · December 12, 2013 8:51 AM

Depends. If the acne is constant and never disappears after using different creams, then you might want to see a dermatologist. Acne is sometimes due to bacteria and taking antibiotics would kills the germs. My sister was a classic... (more)

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by 4113 · November 09, 2013 9:40 PM

I came across a probiotic that has a lot of unique strains of bacteria. http://www.vsl3.com/ I am curuious on how much better or worse absorbtion (or bioavailable) it is compared to drinking daily swigs (small amounts) of kvass, kefir and a... (more)

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by 0 · October 29, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Is there any way? I've read some scientific articles that state probiotics are transient and don't permanently alter an individual's gut flora, but then I've also read the claim that kefir can colonize the GI tract. I cannot find this claim... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · October 29, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I did a bit of research in the past regarding probiotics and their impact on the effects of alcohol consumption and seasonal allergies, you can have a read of my findings if you want. I also wrote a bit about soil based probiotics, which... (more)

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by 0 · October 17, 2013 8:41 PM

Have severe B12 deficiency that built up for awhile. Also have anemia. (These are apparently very common with SIBO. Going to hopefully get tested in the next day or two.) Just tried garlic soaked in water for at least 15 minutes. 2 pieces... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 17, 2013 8:41 PM

Bacteria seem to be specific for different conditions. Check out Dr. Dahlman's video (if you have money to spend on a supplement protocol). Also, Chris Kresser reports very good results with Prescript-Assist, which has a lot of soil-based... (more)

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by 0 · September 13, 2013 5:20 PM

I believe I have leaky gut syndrome and I've been trying to improve my gut health, namely by avoiding certain allergenic foods and taking probiotics. Often one is advised to also ingest Apple Cider Vinegar before every meal. My question... (more)

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Migo 0 · September 13, 2013 9:51 AM

Vinegar does not kill bacteria, fungi or parasites inside your intestine. Vinegar helps with digestion, in particular makes it easy to break down starch and carbs. It also has many good micro-nutriments. You don't need to gargle after... (more)

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by 0 · March 23, 2013 3:22 AM

If so, then how can I do it?

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joanna_4 0 · March 09, 2013 3:13 AM

yeah, it's fine.

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by 120 · August 31, 2013 3:58 PM

Developed some kind of pathogenic infection in the gut. Alternating between constipation and diahhrea. No foods are staying down and everything comes out of me immediately. Bone Broth hasn't seemed to do the trick either. Fermented foods make it... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · August 31, 2013 3:58 PM

2-3 weeks suggests to me that you haven't yet done the rounds with your GP or gastroenterologist yet. I would first see them, they can run basic tests. If that doesn't show anything, a naturopath or other specialist could order more... (more)

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by 128 · August 27, 2013 5:30 PM

I just got PB 8, mostly because it's the cheapest probiotic with a 14 billion count per serving. However, is it effective? I do understand fermented foods are better sources of probiotics.

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by 80 · August 17, 2013 1:34 PM

Hi all, I am two months into my paleo pregnancy and feeling amazing! No nausea or food aversions, and great energy. When not pregnant, I am very regular after years of constipation- but need a super high dose probiotic to help with that. I also... (more)

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by 88 · August 16, 2013 1:50 AM

Hey there, so I've just got a comprehensive digestive analysis done, and today my results came back. All of my blood lipids, and all of my absorption is A-ok, my SCFA and immunology AND my parasite-ology is ALSO fine, so the ONLY thing that... (more)

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VB 0 · August 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Gosh, great question - I wish I knew the right answer! Honestly, I think bad bacteria should be killed off first, but I would not do it with antibiotics. There are so many other things to try, for example, bacteriophage. I myself took some... (more)