- Probiotic Foods
- Fermented Foods
- Die Off
- Fermented Veggies
So, sauerkraut has, according to testing carried out by Dr. Mercola, a very high probiotic content (see links). My question is if these beneficial bacteria really survive to where they are supposed to go? I know that probiotic capsules such as... (more)
Most bacteria die in the stomach. But some make the trip, specially those imbedded in the kraut. More will make it if the eater has low stomach acidity. They then go on to populate the intestine under favorable conditions.
So I've heard that when making kefir (water kefir specifically) the grains can die if the liquid isn't changed every 2-3 days. i was wondering what people's experience is with this? How long have you managed to have them last for? Do they really... (more)
My reasoning for starting paleo is the inflammatory response I get from trigger foods which results in acne. Okay just an update before I ask: I've been on paleo about 80% to 20% for 4 weeks, and I just eliminated eggs, and I've noticed a huge... (more)
I've heard that probiotics need food to feed off of so that's the basis of my question. From my research (although it seems to be an unclear topic), the best time to take a probiotic is about 30 minutes before a meal to let it sit in the stomach... (more)
Would there be any adverse effect from having an ACV pill after taking a probiotic pill? I have been taking ACV pills before meals to help with digestion etc...I also try to take my probiotic about 30 minutes before eating (this is when I can... (more)
In my search to heal a 2 year long battle with cystic acne, I finally had someone suggest to me: "Maybe its a result of too much probiotic?" This baffled me because every piece of advice I have taken in has been to "take more probiotic!"... (more)
I swallowed mouth wash this morning in a rush. I felt fine after, it was a cap full. But I've become paranoid about my gut health and wondering if it would harm my gut flora or body? I mean if those get rid of bacteria in mouth wouldn't it harm... (more)
I can't seem to find. Anything on google about this, only about water kefir and I dunno why? I'm trying to figure out how to get vitamin k2 without eating natto or supplements
It is called "vitamin code" and i bought it originally for the mixed vitamin e and other vitamins. It was $25 and is raw/vegan. I did like that it is also a probiotic but I don't know if that was just part of the marketing ploy. Are these... (more)
100mg is a very small amount, not enough to make much of a difference. Not sure I'd pay $25 for full spectrum vitamin E either. You'd be far better off consuming fermented foods that you'd make yourself at home.
It???s almost universally agreed upon that probiotics are beneficial to your gut. Without the tremendous amount of bacteria covering our bodies inside and out, a lot of which is friendly, we would very quickly pass away. Probiotics is no... (more)
I'm huge fan of their probiotics, but they don't have lacto strains in them. I wasn't sure if there needs to be lacto strains for veggies and if that has to do more with taste than effectiveness in fermentation.
I have my opinion formed but I wanted to see what you guys think! Do you take it? Why or why not? and if its not asking too much, what else do you take? Thanks!
In researching some different probiotics, I came across Saccharomyces boulardii and this article in particular. Would it be beneficial to increase the yeast in my water kefir grain culture? (more)
Don't know about kefir, but I have been prescribed boulardii for my leaky gut syndrome by my functional medicine practitioner. He said he noticed a very good recovery of the gut lining in his patients using this particular probiotic.
Hey everyone, I'm doing the GAPS intro diet right now to resolve some digestive issues related to celiac disease. The last two BMs I had were steatorrhea - floating, pale stools. I've been eating meats and bone broths. I have not added... (more)
I'll keep this as precise as possible. My job involves me being on my feet for 9 hours of the day and working with many cleaning chemicals. Once i began to eat more paleo and cut our dairy and white carbs I knew I had to start taking probiotics.... (more)
Mostly Im just curious. We have TONS of different kinds of friendly bacteria in our gut right? So wouldnt dosing them with only a few different kinds found in the various fermented milk products (kefir, yogurt etc) throw off that balance? Creating... (more)
When encapsulated the bacteria survive otherwise something like 99% are killed off in the stomach. They are only temporary means of repopulating gut flora. It's also possible your body will not recognize them and kill all probiotics entering your... (more)
Hi, Can someone please recommend a potent probiotic supplement that will help replenish my gut flora? I was looking into VSL#3 and Klaire Labs Ther-Biotic under the recommendation of someone here. I want something that will replenish my gut... (more)
Hi, I have decided to test probiotics. I bought four different kinds of probiotics. I took two caplets/glass vials of each and dissolved them in a small plastic dish with milk. I left them sit overnight. Milk was supposed to go sour, but it did... (more)
i ordered a probiotic, ultimate flora 50 billion, on amazon but i got it and the bottle was literally warm to hot........were the probiotics destroyed because the heat..... i know generally probiotics are stored in the fridge so im wondering if... (more)
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?
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)
Honey is often said to kill bacteria, for example manuka honey fights H. Pylori in our digestive tract. But does it harm the good bacteria in our gut (regular honey, not necessarily manuka)? What about when I mix honey with a probiotic yogurt or... (more)
I just found out that my 77-year old mom is having regular diarrhea. She is quite weak and underweight after a major spinal fusion last spring (112 at 5'7" + 2 of those Pounds are stainless steel or Titanium...) i was shopping in whole foods the... (more)
They have a different balance of cultures--both are good! If she is lactose intolerant, the kefir will have little or no lactose. Also coconut water is useful for rehydrating and replenishing Potassium.
UGH! I took a vacation a few weeks ago and indulged for 4 days on grains, sugars, all the nasty crap I've been avoiding for 6 months and now I'M MISERABLE! My gut is rumblie, my stools are funky, my breath is blech, and I am bloated to the... (more)
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