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Probiotics

Probiotics Questions

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by 808 · about 5 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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by 0 · about 5 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 0 · about 5 hours ago

Would covering organic fruit/veggies in forest soil, rinsing and then consuming provide free probiotics for my gut?

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glib 0 · March 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM

This seems a few steps too many. Just buy root crops at the farmer market, and do not wash them.

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by 1523 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 2291 · about 5 hours ago

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 48 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 0 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 53 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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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