Is Bubbies Sauerkraut/pickles any good as a fermented food for getting good bacteria??
I have been wanting to try raw sauerkraut for Candida since probiotics do nothing(have tried like everything and even in high amts). All probiotics constipate me as well, and I am already very constipated to begin with.
Read that raw sauerkraut is suppose to help w/ constipation. True?
I just found this article on Bubbies from Bubbies themselves in regards to bacteria count of their product, and very interesting to note that their pickles and their green tomatoes had a higher bacteria count than the sauerkraut?
Raw sauerkraut has been a Godsend for me. Like you I had tried just about everything short of drinking my own urine ( yikes! to each his own I suppose and we all get desperate :-)). Of course. cleansing is of MAJOR importance because our bodies become very toxic when we get candida overgrowth. And I find I still have flares when I don't stick to the diet. But in my case, replacing the lost bacterias has been key. YES it will make you go to the bathroom. Nothing else consistently worked for my severe constipation until I began eating it. I find I have better results the more I eat ( and it takes large qauntities for me ).
I am not really a fan of BUbbies because it's a heated product and it needs to be RAW if you're going to reap the benefits. I use Rejuvenative's myself, but you can make your own or look for another non-heated product.
I agree, Bubbies is not a good choice. I have already investigated this and I was hoping for good news since Bubbies is delicious, but alas, it IS heated enough to kill all the good bacteria. I also use Rejuvenative's sauerkraut. I actually grew to love the flavor of this stuff and I'd be eating more if it weren't so expensive. You can make your own fairly easily but I haven't tried this yet. If you have a Champion juicer you can grind the cabbage first, which is what Rejuvenative foods do.
It probably doesn't matter. Some people may be sodium deficient (if you have to drink a lot but are still always thirsty you may be) and if so, the Sea Salt may be a better option. BTW, their salsa and zing salad veggies are also good choices. Boredom can set in after a while, so it is not a bad idea to get some variety.
Hi. I am not sure about the pickles. The scoop on Bubbies is mixed. Stanna is right that they heat their product, yet I have also read here that it is not heated enough to destroy all the bacteria. Whether that is true or not I don't know. But, there was someone over on another Candida Forum that could only get access to Bubbies brand, and he got better using it. Howver, Rejuvenatives does have a website you can order from if you want to go mail-order.
When you all took the Raw Sauerkraut did you have any bad reactions intially?
If so, how long till they went away. Everytime I take any probiotics especially prebiotics like FOS & Inulin, I get major gas & bloating. I have IBS-C and the Dr thinks it also might be small bacteria overgrowth, wants me to take antibiotics and I hate to take antibiotics.
Any of you had IBS and the sauerkraut actually helped?
If your guts are reacting to that, it sounds like a good thing, possibly die-off of Candida, or at least stirring things up. You can help things along with an enema, to stimulate the bowels to release the candida. Lots of people have had good results with ACV enemas and seen lots of yeast threads.
Don't take antibiotics, they'll kill off what little good bacteria you have left! Prebiotics are stronger and more beneficial for gut bacteria because they stimulate our own to reproduce. I'd keep on with it, and supplement with lots of water- you're constipated probably with dehydration. The colon's job is to squeeze the remaining water out of our food before expelling it- if you're dehydrated, the colon will take as much water as it can get, leaving your stools hard and difficult to expel.
It's not die off, candida can eat Fruggliosaccharides and inulin, google it. (At least one species of candida, the most common, can. It accounts for 80% of all candida infections too.)
Gas is a symptom of the FOS. For things that can eat it, It's like sugar. ) There is another test, only 8 lactobacillus out of 30? could process it.