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by 134 · 35 minutes ago

My hydrogen breath test came back negative. My obligate anaerobes were characteristically low: With low levels of: -Bacterioides sp. -Clostridia sp. -Prevotella sp. -Fusobaceria sp. -Sptreomyces sp. -Mycoplasma sp. -E. coli My Facultive... (more)

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Lazza 0 · April 19, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Owen, can you give us some details on your diet? I would suggest doing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), which is essentially a low carbohydrate Paleo diet. Your bowels will complain, your stools will look hellish, but within a few weeks it... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

Out of curiosity (and a slight hope that I'd detect something was 'wrong') I did a GI Effects test from Metametrix. I got relatively within-range numbers, mostly with the exception of the SCFA section. Anyone able to shed any light? My total... (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Check out bacteria boss Lucas Tafur's writing on the subject: http://www.lucastafur.com/2011/10/bifidobacteria-butyrate-and.html "Of the three main SCFA produced in the colon, only acetate has shown a correlation between fecal concentration and... (more)

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by 2379 · about 1 hour ago

Hi hackers, some personal research led me to this study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9843779 It connects the SCFA concentration inside the colon with bowel transit time. And it appears that SCFAs have an inhibiting effect and... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · February 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

SCFA are present in the colon, but probably only as fermentation by-products. Thus, the slowing transit time probably has more to do with your body trying to ensure that, when it senses fermentation is taking place, it gives the fermentation... (more)