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Probiotics

Probiotics Questions

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by 813 · about 18 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 0 · about 18 hours ago

Since the birth of my daughter I've suffered recurring feminine infections.  I try to take a feminine probiotic to help it but a day or two into taking them I get really sick. Bad headaches, chills, nausea... I asked my doctor and she said... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 07, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Herxheimer reactions are real things, but it's not likely you're experiencing one.  Any drastic change has the potenial to cause unpleasantness. 

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by 1523 · about 18 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 18 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 3 · about 18 hours ago

Hey there. Thanks in advance to all of those who will give their advice.After adding Mct oil to my diet and getting some weird symptoms, it made me realize that I very probably still have some sort of either yeast or bacterial overgrowth that... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 03, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Avoid supplements that treat mysterious diseases that cause vague sympotoms.  SIBO… needs the right resistant starch/fiber, not a carb-free diet. Candida… if you have a fungal infection, your best bet is an anti-fungal... (more)

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by 8 · about 19 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 19 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 5 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 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 0 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 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 0 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 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 19 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 48 · about 19 hours ago

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 0 · about 19 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 19 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 19 hours ago

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 at 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 58 · about 19 hours ago

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 at 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 4111 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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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