Interested in the gut biome and health for cancer, heart disease, autoimmune & mental issues?

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  1. Darren

    Darren Still an :censored:

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    Lots of stuff out there including the latest miracle diet promotions. More evidence about gut bacteria and medical issues coming out.
     
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    lots of info and studies coming out about how your guts are very important, immune system, nervous system etc. It seems foods of today are destorying the guts and us
     
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    yep two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon of lime and 1 teaspoon of cranberry juice with water 3 times a day to help you out
     
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    I have been a nut eater for years, but just recently I have been reading how you should soak them and beans before eating them.
    A few months ago I had some dental issues. Some old filled teeth had to have the filling removed and crowns be added. My teeth were in pain, rather my mouth was in pain for over a month, the dentist was talking root canal. When I researched it, I did not want a root canal and I started. I actually started researching when my mouth was in such pain. That is when I also read that beans, oatmeal, nuts, were causes of decay.
    So i started soaking my nuts. Sometime my almonds would mold, and always my walnuts. I had eaten a home made oatmeal bar for breakfast for the 3 years . It had oatmeal, walnuts, and chia seeds. I have stopped and started having a smoothie, for the last 2 weeks. It makes me run late to work . Hard to break an old habit.
    I am saying all this, because of reading that unless these items are soaked it is bad for your gut. I would appreciate any information concerning this subject. Thank you for listening.
     
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    very interested.
     
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    Really it is an important information. Thanks for your Great post.
     
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    CajunSunshine Joie de vivre!

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    I am a believer!

    Fermented foodie, here... I enjoy making delicious raw (not heat treated) sauerkraut, kefir (both kinds: water & milk), yogurt, sourdough bread, etc. etc.

    I have been healthy and happy for years, even under prolonged trying circumstances. So I partly blame the probiotics and the prebiotic-rich diet for my general good health and success in staying away from doctors. (I can count on one hand how many times I have been to the doctor's office in the past 35 years, and it has been for...ahem, stuff like "occupational injuries" such as snakebite and rabies treatments, not sickness.)




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    CajunSunshine Joie de vivre!

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    It's about time!!

    For too long, the chemicals in processed foods have been killing all that is good in natural foods. I believe this is partly why cancer is so rampant these days.

    I grocery shop like it is 1817, not 2017. Everything I cook is from scratch. No processed foods in my kitchen. Anything processed is by me, not Proctor and Gamble, lol.


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    I tried sourdough starter last summer but did not turn out. I am about to try it again. I made my first batch of beets and am starting another before I eat them all. I had great luck with kraut and other fermented veggies.
    When I went in over a year ago for my first well checkup with Medicare I was shocked to find out I had high cholesterol. My doc gave me a prescription. I took it a few days and my legs felt aches. I told a coworker. She said she took cod liver oil. I started taking that. Months later I went to the drug store and had it checked. It had gone down to 179.

    Right after the check up and results came from bone density test they said I had brittle bones and wanted me to take a prescription. I told her about the pain in my legs and she said yes that is a side affect. I said I wanted to research the meds they prescribed first. I never called them back. Started taking bone up. I want to get another bone density test to see if that has helped.

    I also make my own bone broth.
     
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    The biggest thing is to not take antibiotics unless absolutely necessary and then take the one less damaging to your gut flora. Don't eat meat or drink milk from animals treated with antibiotics. Also really important that mothers have vaginal births if possible and breastfeed baby.
     
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    I am like Cajunsunshine - I have a very unsophisticated kitchen! I get a delivery each week of a basket of organic fruits and veggies and eat around that all week. I eat pretty much raw also. I am getting over a BAD intestinal/stomach virus that I caught from babysitting my grandkids over the weekend (the first one was sick then). It has decimated my gut bacteria! A friend is sending me some more milk kefir grains next week and I am going to start up my kefir again. Gut health is SOOOOO important!!!!!
     
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    Fecal transplant???
    Oh boy, I wasn't ready for that one.
     
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    Yep, never heard of that, google here I come.
     
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    Fecal transplants are used in some instances of C. diff infections. The more interesting fact is DNA analysis is being used to ID bacteria. In the future will fecal DNA be used to diagnose diseases? We're already seeing studies showing correlations between gut bacteria and autoimmune diseases.
     
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    No thank you, not for me, at this time. Thankfully I don't take that many antibiotics, although I did take more this year than I had ever taken. Pneumonia for the first time and dental issues.

    I try to eat fermented foods every day. I now faithfully floss and oil pull.
     
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    There's a study out that's correlated dental health with either MS or RA. I don't remember which.
     
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    Yes, when I was studying about my dental issues, I think, I discovered all kinds of info. I thought I had been doing right, like eating almonds, walnuts, oatmeal, beans, that should be soaked, or avoided. For my arthritis I should not eat shade plants. Those seem to be mostly what I consumed often.
     
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    The implications of microbiome influence in humans are huge. What has been discovered is just the tip of the iceberg. And this makes so much sense, it's a very probable explanation to many modern ailments that weren't too common in the past such as diabetes, celiac disease, cancer, the list goes on. The more I look into it, the more amazed I become.

    I still don't know quite how to feel about the fecal transplant idea but the concept does hold merit. This is early science on the subject, and more appropriate solutions may be found in the future.
     
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    I've looked at probiotics. The problem is stomach acid kills most of the bacteria. Whether beneficial bacteria are supplied from one end or the other the findings indicate that the biome in the gut has more effect on health than medical science knows. Another article mentioned that gut bacteria determine what you like to eat.