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Probiotics

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by 6229 · less than a minute ago

I know raw frozen yogurt and ice cream can stay months in the freezer, but as my father doesn't want to drive that frequently to the farm (far away from him) he was wondering how long it can stay in the freezer. I know some of the probiotics will... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · April 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I keep my raw milk frozen for up to two months. The fresh milk tastes better and has a better texture, but I find the difference in the week frozen milk to be similar to the month frozen milk. The frozen milk is less emulsified, for lack of a... (more)

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by 50 · 1 minute ago

My doctor started me on 2 antibiotics a few days ago to treat a pelvic infection. They are doxycycline hyclate and metronidazole. I have a 10 day course. I have been taking probiotics from Jarrow daily an hour or so after taking my antibiotics. I... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 21, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Pelvic infections, depending on the strain of microbe, can be serious, so I would think that it is probably wise to take them under your doctors advice. It is important to finish the full course of antibiotics, because stopping halfway through the... (more)

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by 30 · 2 minutes ago

So i have a few questions about probiotics. Fist is when ordering online how stable are they? I know a lot now say they are stable without being refridgerated but is this true? If idealy they should be refridgerated it seems no one ships them this... (more)

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hollywobbles 0 · April 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

The SB yeast one is meant to be very heat stable, they recommend it for travellers to keep in their first aid. The yeast thrive in warmer temperatures. I think it was mentioned in Robb Wolfs book, from memory.

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by 3280 · 2 minutes ago

I just tried Kefir fir the first time. The bottle says 15 billion per serving. I normally use chobani greek yogurt. (I don't have a tub in front of me, but I don't remember if it ever mentioned counts). So, what has more probiotic power? (Kefir... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 09, 2012 at 7:44 PM

In general, kefir--either dairy or water--has many more species of beneficial flora than yogurt. The marketing of "16 million" doesn't touch on how many species. I've read that good yogurt will have 2-5 species (with large total counts) while... (more)

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by 1310 · 2 minutes ago

Can anyone knowledgeable about this comment on it? Cultured dairy has always caused constipation for me, buttermilk being the worst. I have no problems with non-cultured dairy in any way. I've been making my own raw sauerkraut for the probiotics... (more)

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Christina_6 0 · April 23, 2012 at 4:02 AM

Perhaps your system is overwhelmed by the all the good bacteria, creating a die-off reaction from an overabundance/imbalance of bad bacteria. A sudden worsening of symptoms are common, including constipation (even while increasing probiotics),... (more)

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by 813 · 2 minutes ago

The companies that sell the grains??? and the people throughout history who have made kefir must have to make the grains without existing grains so how do you make kefir grains at home?

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Shari_Bambino 0 · April 07, 2012 at 11:22 PM

There is no way to "make" grains at home from scratch. I know what you're saying but I tried for a year to find a way and everyone told me it was not possible. I'm big on DIY and there's a way to make nearly everything at home but I turned up... (more)

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by 5 · 2 minutes ago

Hey guys, I've become a fan of fermented foods in the past 4 months. I've been frequently drinking kombucha for more than a year, but I now started to implement kimchi, sauerkraut and daily homemade kefir to my diet. The problem is I developped... (more)

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Marie_5 0 · May 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

That's strange. I was under the impression that the probiotics in kombucha and other fermented foods were an excellent way to fight/prevent yeast infections. The yeast in kombucha is saccharomyces boulardii and it is not the strain that causes... (more)

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by 813 · 2 minutes ago

Is store bought kefir dead from pasteurization and thus a waste of time? Well a waste aside from the taste. *I don't know if they pasteuri*ze it or not??? I just assumed as a liquid dairy product it would probably have to be pasteurized to sell... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 07, 2012 at 7:07 AM

It's not dead, but it doesn't contain most yeasts or most bacteria strains, so it's kind of limited healing abilities: http://ezinearticles.com/?Homemade-Kefir-Vs-Commercial-Store-Bought-Kefir&id=4512536 I personally do my own kefir, from... (more)

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by 117 · 3 minutes ago

Hi everyone, As the title suggests I have been bloated constantly for a while now and I have no idea what the problem is. I have been eating mostly non fodmaps and gaps approved foods. I have also been supplementing with l-glut, probiotics, multi... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · July 18, 2012 at 7:54 AM

sweet potatoes contain FODMAPs and are not approved on the GAPS diet the sauerkraut can cause problem, I would stop it for a little while to see make sure the amount of vegetables you eat is small if you are still feeling bloated do you use any... (more)

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by 6229 · 4 minutes ago

We have heard about probiotics. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride mentioned in a recent WAPF talk that there are probably "good" viruses, and other microorganisms? This would make sense from an evolutionary point of view because they've lived in guts... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 24, 2012 at 8:15 AM

One likely route of viral benefit is in antibacterial action. Viruses that infect bacteria, known as bacteriophages, can infect pathogens with little damage to us. Most of the extensively studied bacteriophages infect strains of E. coli, though... (more)

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by 5043 · 5 minutes ago

I've just started fermenting my own milk kefir. I found some how-to videos on youtube and sure enough, now I have a little microbial zoo growing on my kitchen counter. How cool is that? My kids are getting probiotic smoothies for breakfast. But... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · March 07, 2012 at 6:45 PM

It is a good idea to keep any milk product out of the light. UV light from sunlight or florescent indoor lighting will degrade vitamins in the milk such as vitamin C and riboflavin (B6) reducing their levels. UV light will also cause some... (more)

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by 134 · 6 minutes ago

Have struggled with acne for 6 years now and is today 22. I have read alot lately on conection between digestive health and skin problems. Symptoms apart from acne and mood swings: I feel rather tired after every meal and I am bloated in my... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 28, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Make sure you are 100% gluten free. Grain & legume-free is even better! Eliminate dairy (if eating it) for awhile. When your gut is healed, you can add it back, if you wish. Get your Vitamin D level tested. In the meantime, sun, tan or... (more)

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by 11683 · 6 minutes ago

I'm just about finished 14 days on Flagyl, an antibiotic and IMHO the most unpleasant drug ever invented. The nausea alone... I was on a high dose, and my tongue has grown a white coating which I read is indicative of an overgrowth of Candida. ... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 25, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Ouch! I'd go gently. Kombucha works for me and raw milk goats kefir (homemade.) I'd wait on any fiber until you are feeling ready. Make sure your D level is good, too.

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by 11683 · 7 minutes ago

I've decided to take a 14-day course of the antibiotic Flagyl for my possibly-benign, possibly-pathogenic parasite, blastocystis hominis. Based on my research, I doubt that Flagyl will eradicate it, but my gastroenterologist wants me to give it... (more)

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Denise_1 0 · February 13, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Interesting, I have recently diagnosed with the same dreaded extremely difficult to eradicate parasite and have decided to go straight to the triple drug protocol from Aussie. I spoke with Chris Kresser and based on that conversation I will start... (more)

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by 548 · 7 minutes ago

Anyone have any insight on the level of probiotics in purchased sauerkraut versus home-made? I know that sauerkraut from a can is "dead" but what about Organic Sauerkraut (jarred) that I buy from a whole foods store? I know that nothing beats... (more)

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Meg 0 · February 07, 2012 at 10:11 PM

"Raw" or "unheated" is what you're looking for. If it says "pasteurized" the microbes are gone. Glass is better than cans, but glass does not automatically mean unheated.

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by 10044 · 8 minutes ago

Now that you are eating "paleo", do you eat food that you have dropped on the floor without dusting or rinsing it off to get the benefits of the probiotics from the food touching the floor? It seems kind of silly to worry about a little bit of... (more)

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Senneth 0 · January 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM

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by 3014 · 10 minutes ago

There are people who can digest raw food while the same foods in cooked form give them trouble (though it's usually the opposite). I suppose it's the natural enzymes in the raw foods that make the difference. So what happens to those enzymes... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · January 09, 2012 at 9:59 PM

This is a gross simplification, but foods need not already contain the enzymes that digest their own tissues in order for us to digest them. Our salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, and intestines produce the enzymes necessary for digestion, and... (more)

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by 4873 · 10 minutes ago

So I finally found a store that carries Natto...and I found it to be incredibly boring. Sorry to those who love it, but compared to sour cream, kombucha, or sauerkraut I'm trying to figure out if I need to spice it up some how. Any suggestions? (more)

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cerement 0 · January 04, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Standard (even for Japanese (and when you buy it in Japanese markets, you get two packets included in each serving)) is to stir in a bit of hot mustard and soy sauce. Make sure your mustard isn't using flour for thickener and substitute coconut... (more)

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by 405 · 11 minutes ago

After experiencing bouts of pretty intense upper abdominal pain and paying close attention to my diet, it seems that the common factor is kefir! I only tried kefir for the first time a few months ago and it's awesome, but it always seems to give... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 25, 2011 at 12:13 AM

The good and bad of kefir (both dairy kefir and water kefir) are: Good: very powerful and can really fix a troubled gut Bad: you need to start with very small doses, such as a tablespoon once or twice per day, and build up gradually over a... (more)

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by 10653 · 11 minutes ago

Is there any reason for a normal healthy person (meaning not showing any symptoms, no problems with stress, etc.) to take probiotics? Or are there some specific conditions where it is more beneficial to take them? I won't be listing any conditions... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 13, 2011 at 6:06 PM

I take probiotics in food form (water kefir, home-made yogurt.) You have to define healthy. It's a little hard to believe that there are many people who have totally healthy gut flora in today's environment and that includes those of us taking... (more)

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by 3521 · 12 minutes ago

My digestion has been pretty good for the last month or so, but I still struggle digesting fruit and some starches, like basmati rice, sushi rice isn't a problem, and neither are things like sweet potato and taro. I thought maybe my inability to... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 28, 2011 at 2:40 AM

It sounds like you're trying to take too much probiotic too fast--if you suspect you have gut flora issues, you need to start with tiny amounts and increase the amounts very slowly or you WILL be sick as the good bugs attack the bad ones. I'm... (more)

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by 2565 · 13 minutes ago

I have all the symptoms of bacterial dysbiosis (bloating, pain, fatigue, brain fog, etc) and probably SIBO. I've tried every kind of probiotic you can imagine and I actually either feel worse after taking it or not affected at all. I've read... (more)

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Senneth 0 · November 21, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Chris, I have been diagnosed with SIBO via a breath test, and matching symptoms to yours. I have battling it for over 3 years. I have tried EVERYTHING, so I might be kind of helpful to you, at least in ruling out things to try. -Probiotics are... (more)

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by 6229 · 13 minutes ago

What happens if making ice cream or the like with raw milk, heavy cream, etc. Does freezing raw dairy just makes the good bacteria dormant, which awaken when thawed or in the gut (at a warmer temperature)? Could one make homemade frozen yogurt in... (more)

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Glither 0 · November 18, 2011 at 12:01 PM

When I make yogurt, I take off a few tablespoons to use to get the next batch going. I store it in the freezer, so I'm no pressured to make a new batch right away. The bacteria must still be there since it does work to make a new batch of yogurt.... (more)

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by 548 · 13 minutes ago

I've had constipation for a long time (had it before Paleo, continue to have it now). I usually go every 3-4 days, have to strain to go, and my stools are very hard. I've read a few tips on trying fermented foods such as sauerkraut or... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · November 15, 2011 at 2:03 AM

Chronic constipation can be a side effect of hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) so it might be worth checking with your doctor. It's a simple blood test and fairly routine. Regarding "remedies", I have had quite a bit of success with... (more)

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by 569 · 14 minutes ago

Candida overgrowth is a very controversial topic. Considered over-diagnosed or under-diagnosed, it is often self-diagnosed and treated, while the list of probable symptoms/signs is too wide. It is one of the few issues that still affects even... (more)

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grace 0 · October 31, 2011 at 6:00 AM

I think PHD has great resources. I hope they write more on the subject and personal experiences. All the above sources are really informative for myself! My experience is that unrelenting candida and/or microbial small bowel overgrowth are... (more)

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