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In Topic: Low-Fat Primitive Diet Is Working!

13 December 2013 - 03:27 PM

How bad was your digestion before you started this diet? That is the thing I am struggling with most at the moment. I've suspected starch foods are the issue but I do eat a lot of fruit, it could possibly be the fructose in them.

In Topic: Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

12 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

From my experience I would say that everyone with a poor gut flora experience some type of symptoms (e.g. gastrointestinal, brain fog) when they introduce new sources of probiotics and prebiotics such as kefir, sauerkraut, oligofructose supplement etc. These initial symptoms might last for days or even weeks in some people, depending on the severity of the dysbiosis.
Acne will also get worse during and after this phase because GI problems will promote some inflammatory response.

That's why it's important to start with a small quantity and slowly increase the dosage. Start adding one product at the time and stick with it.

It is helpful reading things like this as I just wanted to give up last week with the way I was feeling. I'm taking things much slower now, just having a couple of bits of fermented foods a day and then eventually I will add in my probiotic supplement which I will only take one a day from the start and gradually move up.

What is your opinion on vegetables like broccoli? I eat loads of it and I have always wondered about its affects on my bloating. I have read in several places it causes bloating and even one place stated it is more difficult to digest than meat. Would it be best to stick to things such as leafy greens and such for now?

In Topic: Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

10 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

When i started this I went all out too. Didn't really work my way into it. I had some gas pains for like a week when I'd drink kefir, but just pushed through and am doing much better. No symptoms whatsoever when eating tons of probiotic sources.I'd say if its bearable, just keep doing what you are now.

I wish I could say it is bearable but the past week, especially yesterday and today, has been very tough to get through. I remember dejaclairevoyant saying they started to get bloating problems, just wondering has this gone away yet?

In Topic: Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

10 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

Wow, I really must have been hitting the probiotics and fermented foods way to hard. This past week my digestion was been awful and I have had major brain fog, it has been so difficult to concentrate. Despite how bad I have been feeling can I look at this in a positive light that this is a sign the good guys are trying to take out the bad ones?

I shall really have to cut down on what I have been doing. I was having some of my fermented carrot, romaince lettuce and ginger in the morning along with some kefir. 2 bio-kult probiotic supplements. Later in the day once more have some kefir and some more fermented food with a meal. Also I was then having 2 more probiotic supplements. When writing this down it feels way too much considering I didn't start that much long ago.

In Topic: Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

08 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

I'm currently fermenting some bok choy and carrots. The jar I am doing it in isn't the best, it is an air tight one but the top you just push in and not a screw one. I noticed yesterday the lid had pushed up a bit and then the same happened later on. There are some bubbles about and I have noticed it is getting closer to the top now of the jar now. It has been going for about 3 days so far, as it is getting close to the top and as there must be a lot of pressure with pushing the top off would it be best to stop it now and put it in the refridgerator?