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by 3690 · 7 minutes ago

I would like to know if anybody has been doing ZC for quite a long time to heal bacterial overgrowth (probably candida) in the small intestine, I would like to know your results. I'm trying it kind of as a last resort, but my dilemma is that I... (more)

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Eva 0 · August 02, 2010 at 1:40 AM

My understanding is that intestinal health is about balance. We all have candida. It's only a prob if its population gets out of balance. The goal is to foster an environment that does not give unwanted bacteria the advantage such that they... (more)

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by 10 · 23 minutes ago

In other words: What to eat when you can't damn well eat anything? I'm not a low-carb follower. Did it for a while, did not work, caused major insomnia. I need a measure of carbs in me to be able to function. So keep that in mind for this... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 22, 2014 at 2:48 AM

This seems to be a more complex set of issues than most requests on Paleohacks.  At first glance, it would seem prudent to become a patient of a functional medicine doctor (one with an MD, not just a Masters in Functional Medicine), and work... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

Hi there, I just wanted some advice from people on treating symptoms associated with an overgrowth of Streptococcus SIBO. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 18 months ago but despite following a strict paleo diet (so... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 02, 2014 at 12:50 PM

You seem to be doing all the right things. I don't know if it will help, but you might want to try an elemental diet. I saw this a few days ago and it might be helpful: http://chriskresser.com/can-a-short-term-elemental...In terms of using... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hello, now know that I have had lingering symptoms that are most likely SIBO or something related, since going paleo over three years ago. I recently had played with slowly introducing RS and probiotics into my diet as I have been highly... (more)

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bankeinanin 0 · July 16, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Thank you. I have been on Kresser's protocol of a biofilm disruptor, antimicrobial, while using the low FODMAP diet. After a month I will begin with glutamine and magnesium and probiotics.

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by 5 · about 23 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 23 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 23 hours ago

I have been researching this disease since 2011 and have still not found anyone, except for one guy, who cured their SIBO. There are pages and pages on the internet detailing protocols to resolve this problem but hardly anyone talking about... (more)

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Sarah_14 0 · May 21, 2014 at 3:41 AM

I had SIBO this past year. I took two courses of Rifaxamin, one month apart. The first was 400 mg three times/day, the second was 550 mg three times/day. I combined this with biofilm disruptors, then after the Rifaxamin, slowed eased off the... (more)

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by 10 · about 23 hours ago

I've been having digestive problems for about 2 years, after picking up a parasite and virus in Mexico. Before then, I was vegan (occasionally some eggs), pretty high-carb, and alcoholic (so more stress on digestive system). I have symptoms... (more)

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pone 0 · May 08, 2014 at 5:54 AM

Samantha, wow my gastroenterologist is frustrating. He will only talk about traditional celiac, and any other reaction to wheat is something he won't accept as a real condition. No Cyrex testing for other peptides besides gliadin. No Cyrex... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I am about to try an elemental diet to treat severe SIBO, leaky gut and slow-transit constipation. It will consist of: ~125g Hydrolyzed whey protein (a product called Dymatize ISO-100) ~25g Hydrolyzed collagen ~100-150g Dextrose... (more)

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pone 0 · May 04, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Alex0, so the interesting thing is your heart rhythm issues, particularly after going very low carb. The four main electrolytes play the critical role in each heartbeat. Calcium starts the closing process of each heartbeat, and sodium... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I'm currently trying to heal my gut issues, including SIBO, dysbiosis, gut inflammation and slow-transit constipation. I am following an SCD/GAPS diet, but I can't find any carbohydrate sources that I tolerate. Fiber makes my symptoms... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · July 29, 2014 at 4:21 AM

Have you tried the starchy tuber Yucca? It's like the most benign carb source I've ever found. Speaking of tubers, I bet parsnip is a pretty mellow carb source, too. I'll also echo others here saying that if you mix carbs with fat and probably... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

For anyone who has suffered digestive issues, especially concerned symptoms that lead to me wonder if SIBO is the culprit, how did you handle this with your doctor? For the record: I'm only guessing at SIBO, I'm aware it could be a handful of... (more)

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tnajamie 0 · April 20, 2014 at 3:49 PM

You might have to go private .. it isn't too expensive! I have a place near me here in the UK that can test for SIBO, candida etc .. most tests are about £80- £100 which is worth it so that you have a better idea of what you are trying to fix. (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hello my beautiful people!!! Love you all...thank you in advance for the insight...guidance and suggestions. Im one of those special people that are just beyond sensitive to everything...My high performance vehicle runs of the highest premium... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Every article I read about SIBO claims that can take "YEARS" to cure SIBO just within dietary means of action. I don't understand this claim. Suppose you do a ketogenic diet(Which I practice until I feel my body needs carbs again) Wouldn't that... (more)

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Humatarian 0 · February 09, 2014 at 2:45 AM

Does anyone really know what is going on with SIBO? All this gut bacteria stuff and it's relationship with health is in its infancy now and seems to be the next big thing what with all this Resistive starch stuff everyone seems to be... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

I've seen a couple posts about how mastic gum can irritate sibo... but it's supposed to be antimicrobial so why would it be bad? I'm planning on taking it with interfase plus.

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, I could really use some advice. Three years ago I was put on a 30 day high dose of antibiotics to cure Lyme disease. (I didn't actually have Lyme disease we just lived in a house full of mold, and the symptoms I was having slowly went away... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I have a number of things wrong IBS and SIBO mainly I have tried everything, this is my last resort

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Beth_15 0 · December 11, 2013 at 7:16 PM

check out peppermint oil--it helped me. One caution: it apparently increases energy levels, so I spent one rather restless night after putting it in one too many cups of water that day.

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

In the SIBO diet people are only allowed to have fruits in moderation and generally fructose is considered bad for the gut. However in the elemental version honey is listed as the carbohydrate source. If you use honey as your carb component... (more)

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by 1816 · about 23 hours ago

I've been officially diagnosed through hydrogen breath testing with lactulose.... with Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. (Side note: the GI doctors at UW Digestive Disease Center in Seattle are amazing.) My numbers were "quite impressive"... (more)

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lindserlu 0 · October 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

If you don't mind me asking, what were your scores? I believe anything over 25+ for SIBO hydrogen breath test is considered positive? 

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, I had an abdominal ultrasound done which came back almost normal, but it showed an intrahepatic bile duct dilatation. I have an older ultrasound from 2 years before which shows the same thing. Could this be due to an infection from... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · November 15, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Possible causes: 1. Do you or your family have a history of gallstones? 2. Have you recently embarked on a low fat diet, a very low calorie diet, or a fasting regimen? 3. Have you lost a lot of weight recently? 4. Do you get strong... (more)

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by 120 · about 23 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 43 · about 23 hours ago

Fellow cavepeople, I am a 27-year-old, 112-lb, 5'9" tall dude who switched to a paleo diet approximately 4.5 weeks ago to gain weight and balance out my dysbiotic gut (Genova stool tests showed 0's for lactobacillus aciophilus and Bifidus, and... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 31, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Salmonella, which could be a distinct possibility with uncooked normal supply eggies doesn't equal just mild food poisoning, that can be kind of a big deal. Before anything else, I'd get that checked out. Water kefir effs me up bad, real bad. ... (more)

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by 88 · about 23 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 247 · about 23 hours ago

Hey! With my very bad IBS-D, I really don't know what to eat and it seems like I'm reacting to everything, so I wanted to water-fast for a day and then eat something for 2-3 days, see if this works, then add something new. I thought starting with... (more)

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SlimIcy 0 · July 18, 2013 at 8:13 PM

There are people who do well on nothing but red mean on a permanent basis. Doing it for a few days won't have any negative impact on you.

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by 247 · about 23 hours ago

Hi! I have a really bad IBS with diarrhea and cramps. I'm strictly paleo, but this doesn't help at all (no grains, no dairy, no sugar, no more smoking, no alcohol, no processed things, tried fish oil->no results, didn't eat nuts->no... (more)

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amy_51 0 · July 17, 2013 at 12:47 PM

hi, i had the same thing when i was 16-18, 2 solid years of diarrhea 25x a day and couldnt even leave the house, weighed about 90 lbs and it was really really desperate situation. first i would get checked out to make sure you have nothing wrong... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

A couple years ago, I started college and actually changed my diet when I came into college for the better--unlike typical college students. It wasn't that I ate complete crap beforehand, I ate pretty much regular homecooked food (Chinese), but at... (more)

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Keeks333 0 · July 11, 2013 at 11:27 PM

I had a lot of digestive complaints last year that only got worse the more limited my diet got. I discovered 2 important things: 1- the FODMAP elimination diet was very helpful for me. I learned to steer clear of onions, garlic, broccoli,... (more)

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