Scientists have been unclear for some time about how most probiotics work. A new study has found a scientific ‘design’ for a probiotic that could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease.
I suspect most SCDers will take issue with some of the facts presented in this report, but one statement in particular surprised me:
Although probiotics have been shown to successfully maintain remission in IBD…
I didn’t know that medical science had proven that. Does your doctor know about this?
Another interesting point of the paper is that is agrees with Elaine’s views about iron and the gut. See this page for more.
The press release doesn’t name the probiotic is question, but it does say that the researchers have patented it. I don’t understand the law of patenting a living organism, particularly a preexisting one, but perhaps this sort of study will help “legitimize” SCD concepts and help bring it to a wider audience.
University of Bristol press release here.
Research article here.
Additionally, a search for “streptococcus thermophilus” on breakingtheviciouscycle.info returns several hits:
- Regarding yoghurt cultures.
- Regarding D-lactic acid.
- Regarding yoghurt starters.
- Regarding SCD yoghurt and how to make it.