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Probiotics

Probiotics Questions

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by 813 · about 11 hours ago

I like kefir… but not plain. Unfortunetly, the store bought flavored versions have upwards ogf 20g of sugar per cup. So I've been flavoring my own. Vanilla is nice; however I know vanilla extract has quite a bit of alcohol in it (you can... (more)

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Nvor 0 · October 27, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Vanilla extract is indeed quite strong - it's usually made in hard liquors such as bourbon. I've seen them range from 70-80 proof. Fortunately it takes very little to give its flavor.  Little enough that I personally wouldn't be too woried... (more)

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by 1523 · about 11 hours ago

Hey all, I've been paleo over a year now, no grains, legumes, dairy, the only sugar is a little fruit like bananas or yams no more than once a day, many times skipping a day. I eat either raw spinach or cooked collard greens once a day too. I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 03, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Both coconut milk yogurt (coconut milk usually contains guar gum, the yogurt types almost certainly do, and coconut itself may cause some people distress) and sauerkraut (cabbage, contains raffinose) are potent FODMAP foods. Fermenting foods such... (more)

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by 1523 · about 11 hours ago

I know there have been many questions about pimples and probiotics - I've read 100s of paleohacks posts - but I want to know what you would do specifically, with the options I have. Background: vegetarian sugar/wheat addict 10 years, pizza addict... (more)

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primalpat 0 · January 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Your skin is like a third kidney. It filters crap out. I say SLOW DOWN on the supps and pro/pre-biotics. There is such thing as too-much-of-a-good-thing, and you have too much of many 'good things'! Onions and artichokes are pre-biotics, so they... (more)

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by 8 · about 11 hours ago

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 at 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 · about 11 hours ago

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 0 · about 11 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 91 · about 12 hours ago

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 84 · about 12 hours ago

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 at 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 0 · about 12 hours ago

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 at 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 0 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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 at 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 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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 at 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 · about 12 hours ago

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 at 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 120 · about 12 hours ago

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 at 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 80 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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by 58 · about 12 hours ago

Ah! I'm really scared to get my wisdom teeth out! So scared! Viacdin (totally spelt it wrong!), antibiotics, and other drugs! Ah! Little Miss Herbal Remedy me is terrified! I can't risk infection and such! I gotta take the antis, right? I haven't... (more)

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Wakaanai 0 · August 10, 2013 at 5:05 AM

If you're planning to do something surgical, it would be best to follow all the precautions that have developed. Alternative health, such as paleo etc., gives all sorts of advice for how to avoid surgery and medication, but once you're actually... (more)

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by 157 · about 12 hours ago

I tried making my own kefir coconut yoghurt using the body ecology starter and following the instructions that came with it but the yoghurt just doesn't get thick enough. Any suggestions from people that have done this before. I'm just using... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · August 01, 2013 at 3:49 PM

My homemade yoghurt is never as thick as the store bought. Gelatin works to thicken it, just make sure you buy quality gelatin. Let it sit in the coconut water to bloom, then heat.

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by 181 · about 12 hours ago

I'm implementing a FODMAP diet plan in an attempt to heal my gut in order to reduce inflammation/acne. I have planned out a FODMAP diet which is supposed to cater to my 4-5 days of intense weightlifting. On normal paleo I was eating about 600G... (more)

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Natali 0 · July 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Your plan is actually really good, congratulations! As for the other questions: We can't tell you which of the two is better, you will have to eat them and see how your body reacts to them. I say you eat both, because too much of one can get... (more)

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by 35 · about 12 hours ago

Hi I had previously made a post about how I am experiencing G.I. upsets after taking tetracycline for a year and a half for acne. Someone recommended prescript-assist. I was wondering if people who suffer from IBS/G.I. upsets have had positive... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · July 27, 2013 at 1:30 PM

I took it, didn't notice any improvement and I'm now back on VSL#3.

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by 10 · about 12 hours ago

I saw that someone had asked this question (I thought), and now I can't find it. I have c. diff., and I need large doses of probiotics and a healthy gut flora. Iodine kills c. diff., and Americans apparently don't get enough iodine. I know that... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I have been eating Paleo for over four months and all is lovely EXCEPT for (get ready) the hard stools I've been experiencing for 3 of those months! I'm in my early 30s, still breastfeeding a 19 month old, and have 1st degree bladder prolapse... (more)

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greymouser 0 · July 02, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Would you say that when you are "eating paleo" you generally have a metric fuck-ton of vegetables, and little to no starchy foods? I ask the above, because you stated ... "foods like gluten-free pizza, etc on my travels. Whenever I eat these... (more)

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by 15 · about 12 hours ago

I've been paleo a long time, 8 years at least. I first went mostly-paleo when I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (B27 positive) and was in the midst of a painful flare. It took a while, but eventually the flare went away. I decided at the... (more)

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Sataran 0 · July 01, 2013 at 3:07 AM

First, it's not clear from your post whether you're gluten-free. Are you? Second, are you dairy free? Egg white free? Perhaps nightshade free? Not all of them may be helpful but I don't know of anyone who's not helped by going dairy-free.... (more)

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by 25 · about 12 hours ago

Has anybody experience a dramatic increase in energy after starting probiotics? I finished a bottle of enymedica Pro-bio about 5 days ago. About noon on the day I first started this product I noticed I had a lot of energy- energy like I haven't... (more)

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