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  • in reply to: Inulin from Now Foods is 100% Blue Agave currently #109037

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    raster;47017 wrote: An alternative product is the inulin that standard process makes. There are many other brands that make chickory root inulin as well.

    -raster

    Thanks, raster!!

    So, I admit I’m a bit confused still about inulin in general.

    Able says that “raw chicory root” is the #1 best source of inulin that you can take in order to grow friendly good bacteria. But, there is also discussion about NOT taking powdered inulin because it grows the candida. So… Am I to assume that inulin *in general* should be avoided because it might be derived from blue agave, for example? And instead buy a chicory root sourced brand of inulin powder? Because I haven’t been able to find raw chicory root except in the form of bark like from a tree…

    http://www.amazon.com/Chicory-Root-Raw-Cut-Sifted/dp/B002DXXBV2/ref=sr_1_2

    in reply to: Supplements on an empty stomach… #108530

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    DaughterNature;47050 wrote: Tyson,

    You may want to consider taking the probiotics early in the morning upon waking and waiting an hour or two before ingesting anything else (other than water). I understand that your work schedule may interfere with your diet. I am a teacher and with the school year starting on Monday I find myself having to wake up at 5:30 AM to take my probiotic and eating dinner early so as to digest the food in time to take the probiotic before I sleep.

    To answer your question I would not take the probiotics with foods you listed nor any others; alone is safest.

    Thanks. Yeah, that’s the plan essentially right now. The other complication is taking the probiotics 3 times a day. That doesn’t leave a lot of other times when I can take the other “empty stomach” supplements.

    in reply to: Question about the strict diet #108466

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    Able900;46294 wrote:

    1. Would you take them first thing on an empty stomach and take probiotic once in am and once before bed?

    2. Do you continue your supplements while doing this?

    3. What do you eat for breakfast if you’re cutting out coconut oil and kefir? I was having a piece of homemade ‘coconut bread’ and a glass of kefer with cinnamon.

    You don’t have to take molybdenum or Candidate either one on an empty stomach, but don’t take these or any other supplement close to the time you take the probiotics.

    Thanks, Able

    And this.

    in reply to: Question about the strict diet #108464

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    Able900;46288 wrote:

    OMG thank you both for answering. I am really good about nutrition this has overwhelmed me with confusion. Just to recap:

    1. Take the mega-flora
    2. Take molybdenum AND candidate (I have both) together?
    3. Stop kefir and coconut oil for now.

    When is the best time to take all of the above?

    It doesn’t matter when you take the molybdenum or Candidate, and you can take them at the same time if you need to. Take the molybdenum whether you’re experiencing die-off or not, but take the Candidate only when you’re starting to feel bad; such as a headache or the flu-like symptoms.

    A-ha! This helps. Thank you!

    in reply to: Question about the strict diet #108463

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    And maybe we need to get a little more specific…

    With vitamins A & D3, they should be taken together, with fats, for instance.

    in reply to: Question about the strict diet #108452

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    Yeah, let’s hash this out… So starting with a couple of assumptions:

    Taking probiotics first thing in the morning with a tall glass of warm lemon water is the ideal way to start the day.

    Then you need to wait at least an hour before consuming any molyb, Candidate, coconut oil, other anti-fungals, and food.

    So let’s lay this out… Wake up at 7, warm lemon water + probiotics.

    Then food at 8? But do you want to dump coconut oil and anti-fungals on top of the probiotics you just took, or would it be better to drop some nice bacteria food on top of it? What might be the next logical thing to add?

    Then when does it make the most sense to take the anti-fungals? Maybe set up a schedule of four meals with the molyb and anti-fungals being taken during the intervals in between, and then the probiotics are reserved for early AM and late PM (at the beginning and end of the day)…

    Of course, proteins also compete with each other for absorption, so those should be separated by time and taken away from meals as well. Maybe add a different type of protein to each intra-day supplement-taking space… Ideally, though, you’d be taking in some protein within 30 minutes of waking up. So maybe a little protein in with the probiotics in the morning isn’t such a bad thing? Or do the enzymes that digest protein interfere with the probiotics? What about ALA? I think that’s ideally taken on an empty stomach in the morning, too.

    In any case, with a 16 hour day, one could space out meals by 3 hours and have 1-2 hours before and after for “empty stomach” supplements. For instance:

    7:30am lemon water + probiotics (+ some protein?)
    9:00am breakfast + “with food” and “food optional” supplements
    10:30am “away from food” supplements (e.g. probiotics, protein)
    12:00pm lunch + “with food” and “food optional” supplements
    1:30pm “away from food” supplements
    3:00pm afternoon snack + “with food” and “food optional” supplements
    4:30pm “away from food” supplements
    6:00pm dinner + “with food” and “food optional” supplements
    7:30pm “away from food” supplements
    9:00pm small evening snack + “with food” and “food optional” supplements
    10:30pm bedtime supplements, e.g. ashwaganda, ZMA

    or for fewer meals and more time for digestion…

    7:00am lemon water + probiotics (+ some protein?)
    9:00am breakfast + “with food” and “food optional” supplements
    11:00am “away from food” supplements (e.g. probiotics, protein)
    1:00pm lunch + “with food” and “food optional” supplements
    3:00pm “away from food” supplements
    5:00pm dinner + “with food” and “food optional” supplements
    7:00pm “away from food” supplements
    9:00pm small evening snack + “with food” and “food optional” supplements
    10:30pm bedtime supplements, e.g. ashwaganda, ZMA

    This gives 5 windows for taking “away from food” supplements like probiotics, protein, and others, so you can pick and choose which ones you take together. e.g. three of the windows could be for probiotics and nothing else, and the other two windows are for proteins, etc. Or maybe just the “wake up” window mixes protein and probiotics.

    You’d also want to schedule water in there to make sure you’re drinking enough of it.

    I think this is important because otherwise trying to figure out when to take all this stuff just doesn’t work. If you don’t have a schedule and you’re skipping meals and not taking your supplements when you need to be, you’re not going to be getting the most out of them. Maybe that’s the bigger question… Just how important is it, really, that we separate these things in time? What are the most critical things we separate? Anti-fungals away from probiotics? Molyb away from probiotics? Probiotics away from food? Then how do we go about feeding our new bacterial friends? Probiotics then friendly food then anti-fungals?

    Thanks a million.

    in reply to: Question about the strict diet #108409

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    So can I take everything else with food?

    Molyb, milk thistle, nettles, Vitamin C, Candidate…

    ALA, Ashwaganda, spirulina…

    Anti-fungals, nystatin…

    A & D vitamins, biotin & other B vitamin(s), vitamin E…

    Magnesium, calcium, zinc, iodine…

    Rhodiola, eulothero, ginseng…

    CoQ10, resveratrol, L-carnosine…

    Taurine, collagen, L-glutamine, BCAA…

    Maca, horny goat weed, tribulus, DIM…

    Because if I’m taking probiotics 3x/d on an empty stomach, there isn’t really any other window in which to take the other supplements, except during meals.

    in reply to: Inulin from Now Foods is 100% Blue Agave currently #108397

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    eskimo_pup;46916 wrote:

    FYI, this is what the manufacturer has told me about their Organic powdered Inulin product…

    Hello Tyson,

    Currently it is 100% Blue Agave sourced. We don’t have a Chicory source. Sorry

    Thank you for your inquiry,
    NOW Product Information Group

    Is there a problem with that? Surely its just an extract in the same way as citrus bioflavonoids shouldn’t cause a reaction because of there source?

    I know blue agave is used as a sweetener, so I’d suspect that this source is more sugary than chicory root or garlic inulin. But I’m not an expert on such things.

    in reply to: Day 2 Cleanse: Questions #108022

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    Some people are sensitive to essentially all (or most) grains.

    Also wondering… I can only seem to find roasted chicory root in coffee form. Is this useful? Or does it need to be raw? The raw stuff I found is in a form like tree bark.

    in reply to: Day 2 Cleanse: Questions #108009

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    Update… Cleanse day 4

    Experienced moderate headaches the first two days, getting milder over time. Plenty of joint and muscle soreness, depression, some anxiety, and brain fog. Basically felt like I was hungover for 3 days. Starting to feel a bit better on day 4. Only “cheat” was an egg I fried up yesterday. Think I might make another one today. And, I’ve been sauteing kale in coconut oil ahead of schedule, with cayenne pepper, garlic, and salt.

    Continuing to take 1 tablet of each of these 3 times a day: Vit C (1g), milk thistle (150mg / 80% silymarin), MAAC, nettles, garden of life “85b” probiotic (28b/capsule), and sacchromyces boulardii (5b/capsule)… plus an anti-cortisol pill with ashwaganda root, phosphatidyl serine, and some other crap in it before bed.

    My most pressing question is, how are we supposed to know if a “test food” is ok? If we feel good at first (yeast happy) then we feel bad (die-off reaction)?

    Thanks.

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