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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 06:43 PM
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1,000 Trillion to One
A recent PDF at the Glycoscience site cites this as the number of microorganisms living in your digestive system. They also put the ration of them to us at 10 to 1. Furthermore they state that genes outnumber ours by 100 to 1. I imagine that their input is somewhat important, meaning whether or not they are primarily friendlies makes a huge difference in how we think and feel, what we may develop as an illness and how well our immune response is. I find all of this fascinating... makes me wonder who the real parasites are... us or them.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 07:21 PM
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1. What, exactly, are you talking about here?
Edited on Wed Oct-26-11 07:36 PM by MineralMan
What Glycoscience site? Are you referring to mannatechscience.org. It used to be called glycoscience.org, but was pretty well trashed, so they changed the name. They sell lots of supplements, it seems. Is that the site to which you refer? Please provide a link to the site to which you refer. Otherwise we will not be able to find it and assess it. Yes, we all have organisms living in our digestive tract. We have mites in our eyelashes, too. You're not really providing any information. Is that intentional?

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 07:42 PM
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2. Mitochondria, maybe? nt
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 07:48 PM
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3. Without a link, it's a mystery. Maybe that's the intent.
Obfuscation is not a positive in the Health Forum.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:28 AM
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5. The information provided is the information you have. It has recently been discovered that
certain strains affect our immune response at the genetic level.... meaning having the "correct" strains affects our mucosal immunity at the genetic level. I think that is an important finding.... do you think that is an important finding?

Read More: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21501093
Abstract

The objective of this pilot study was to investigate the acute effects on circulating lymphocyte subsets, antioxidant status, and cytokine profile after consumption of EpiCor() (EP) (Embria Health Sciences, Ankeny, IA, USA), a dried fermentate produced from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, using a placebo-controlled randomized crossover study design with 12 healthy adult human subjects.

EP contains high levels of bioavailable antioxidants and strongly activates natural killer (NK) cells in vitro. EP consumption has been shown to increase erythrocyte hematocrit levels, boost mucosal immune protection, reduce cold/flu symptoms, reduce seasonal allergy symptoms and the need for rescue medication, and increase salivary secretory immunoglobulin A levels.

This warranted further study on immune effects in humans. A within-subject analysis of data collected before and at 1 and 2 hours after consumption of a single dose of 500 mg of EP versus placebo was performed. A transient reduction in circulating T and NK cell numbers was observed 2 hours post-consumption, suggesting that homing and recirculation of these cells, as part of healthy immune surveillance, were supported by EP.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:35 AM
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6. I'm not linking to any commercial sites whether they have double blind studies now or
not. How about that.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 07:59 PM
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4. What is a higher concentration than a 30C homeopathic dilution?
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:32 AM
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7. Oddly, if I put in www.glycoscience.com, what comes up is:
http://mannatechscience.org / Which appears to sell the usual.

Oh, and a pilot study. How many times do we have to point out what that means?
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