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)
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 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)
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.
Greetings from Denmark fellow Paleohackers =) My question is if sour milk or filmj??lk - that we in the scandinavian countries eat quite a lot of - is paleo? Since apparently it's actually lactose free and full of healthy probiotics! /Nate. ... (more)
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)
I'll try to make everything easy to understand, but bare with me... I'm having problems with my digestion as a 16 year old kid(which is likely causing my acne); specifically with starchy vegetables and fruits. I am Paleo about half a year and... (more)
In reading several articles on probiotics, and being given some outstanding advice from the pH community on how to deal with my GERD issues. I'm wondering what all the fuss is about FOS? I'm going to do a week of ZC, per Melissa's suggestion, and... (more)
I want to do some fermenting (beets, carrots, onions, and maybe some eggs.) But I can't find starter cultures or whey at a store. I don't want to mash up my items either, I like nice big picked chunks. I was thinking I could mash up a... (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?
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'm on a course of antibiotics and don't want to risk them messing with my digestive system too much. Usually I eat a lot of yogurt so I wouldn't worry, but I want to stay dairy-free for at least month before trying to add them back into my diet.... (more)
Go to Whole Foods and grab a jar of Bubbies sauerkraut since it sounds like you can't wait around to make it at home. There's also kimchi nearby and other lacto-fermented veggies if they have them. In addition to the probiotic foods above, eat a... (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.
Have read and tried the 24hr yogurt associated with GAPS/SCD. Understand from the explanation that the fermentation process obviously produces lactic acid out of the lactose, but there is also mention of rendering the casein to be more digestible... (more)
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)
I have IBS and have been doing Paleo for just 2 weeks. I was eating close to Paleo before this, so it wasn't a big change - I removed my oatmeal, rice milk, brown rice and choc chip cookies. And I've upped my ruminant meats and animal fat. ... (more)
I don't know a lot about this topic, but I do have friends who highly recommend the GAPS diet for healing gut problems. One of the main features of the GAPS diet is the regular consumption of homemade bone broths to promote healing.
I hear a lot about the awesomeness of sauerkraut and kefir in restoring gut flora balance, but there isn't much love for pickles, which happen to be the only fermented food I like. I just bought a jar of Bubbie's (boobies?) dill pickles, which,... (more)
I've currently been on a paleo diet for a straight 38 days (all through august), and this month I am following a strict whole30 diet (this is day 7). While on the paleo diet, I was still eating fruit and paleo-fied baked goods, lot's of meat and... (more)
My candida problem didn't start reversing (no matter what I did or took) until I STARTED EATING A LITTLE STARCH AGAIN. I currently get about 20% of my calories from roots and tubers (mainly skinless white potatoes). Why? Well, some speculation... (more)
First off I want to say thanks to everyone for all the great tips and advice. I am 24 and been struggling with pimples all my life. Paleo helped but did not stop it. Here is my cure, I felt compelled to share. Natural Face Wash: just rinse... (more)
I suffered pretty severe acne that was exacerbated by certain foods. Supplementing Vit A at 20-40k IU daily has been the biggest help in my personal situation and now the acne is completely gone for the most part no matter what I eat.