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by 813 · about 14 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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thisisreal 0 · October 22, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Typically, you flavor kefir in the second ferment so you don't introduce anything potentially harmful for the culture, with a pop-top bottle for carbonation.  Or, you can ferment it in some extra grains and see how they do.  (My... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 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 14 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 5 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 0 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 134 · about 14 hours ago

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 88 · about 14 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 157 · about 14 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 14 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 10 · about 14 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 15 · about 14 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 14 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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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

I know the name of the strain of bacterial used to ferment natto, the Japanese soybean dish full of vitamin k2, is Bacillus Natto. I can find cultures of it available online. However I would like to use it to ferment another type of food than... (more)

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JonN 0 · January 08, 2014 at 2:12 AM

Glib, The jury is still out on whether MK-4 is better or MK-7, but many have still made up their minds and claim their favorite is best. Here are the bullet points of their arguments. Blood levels of K-2 go up much faster, more, and... (more)

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by 115 · about 14 hours ago

Do you have any good websites that provides good quality and good price for probiotic cultures and sprouting trays? I guess one big source is Amazon.co.uk. As I live in Sweden any tips specifically for me would be greatly appreciated. But... (more)

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by 15400 · about 14 hours ago

I am looking into probiotic supplements and there are so many on the market, it is very confusing. Most sites recommend iflora. Ultimate flora is better, but it requires refrigeration. Could you please recommend a probiotic supplement based on... (more)

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PatternMatching 0 · May 30, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Prescript Assist. Yes, it's expensive. It's worth it. I've probably tried everything on here and I second kefir, although it needs to be refrigerated and that was a deal breaker per your criteria. Soil bacteria is the only thing in studies... (more)

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by 115 · about 14 hours ago

Most Paleohackers are familiar with the drawbacks of the store-bought cow milk. But if one were to culture it with kefir or good bacterias, what are then the final outcome for your health? Please give a balanced opinion with both positives and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 07, 2013 at 6:03 AM

My own feeling is the probiotic cultures make up for less than ideal milk, as long as you tolerate pasteurized milk in the first place. Raw cultured milk would be better, but too pricey. Personally I prefer kefir because you don't have to... (more)

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by 90 · about 14 hours ago

Has anyone tried Gutpro probiotic? link text I am trying to find one to take on the GAPS diet, and dont like the additives Bio-Kult has (Maltodextrin is derived from corn.. bad)

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davesos 0 · March 03, 2014 at 9:07 PM

I just started using Gutpro and can tell my body loves it. I am extremely sensitive to pesticides so it makes sense that I'm responding so well. An extra perk is that even though the initial cost is a lot, it will last 10 times as long as a... (more)

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