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    dirt. grok ate some dirt. we are all too damn clean these days. cultured veggies are great for the lactose intolerant! mmmm...sauerkraut. real unpasteurized raw sauerkraut that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodini View Post
    I've seen a lot of people on here advising Probiotics for digestive health... after doing a little (I admit, a VERY little) amount of research, I wonder... where would Grok have found these supplements in the old days?
    Food.

    By definition, sauerkraut is "acidic cabbage." It is the result of a natural fermentation by bacteria indigenous to cabbage in the presence of 2 to 3% salt.
    http://www.jlindquist.net/generalmic...auerkraut.html

    IOW, the necessary bacteria are on the surface of plants. The salt helps suppress less beneficial ones.

    I also find it interesting that hunting people seem to have eaten the stomach contents of grazing animals. You can't eat grass, but you can eat grass that an animal has part-digested for you. Presumably, you'd also take in some bacteria along with that - whether they'd be much use to you since they'd be optimal for digesting grass I doubt, but I guess you'd get them.

    Those buffalo guts, full of half-fermented, half-digested grass and herbs ....
    http://www.westonaprice.org/traditio...nd-grease.html

    Don't gag, but apparently mother elephants give the babies a little of their faeces to eat when they're ready to be weaned. A baby elephant wouldn't be able to digest the grass without the bacteria contained in its mother's dung. How an elephant knows to do that ... I guess they don't, but they do it anyway.

    Same goes for vitamins, etc, I guess...
    Same answer - food ... and sunlight for vitamin D, too.
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    Use kefir instead yogurt, way more efficient.

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    Groke also didn't take antibiotics. Antiobiotics are indiscriminate bastards and kill the good bacteria in your digestive system along with the bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushrat View Post
    Groke also didn't take antibiotics. Antiobiotics are indiscriminate bastards and kill the good bacteria in your digestive system along with the bad.
    good point!

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    Is the need for probiotics unique to the PB lifestyle? Or would you recommend them for everyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodini View Post
    Is the need for probiotics unique to the PB lifestyle? Or would you recommend them for everyone?
    I am by no means an expert on primal living, but I have long been an advocate of probiotics. They have immeasurably helped my IBS. Definitely everyone. In fact, if one's diet is high in sugar, there's lot of bad bacteria and yeast, so they are probably even more important. Plus, like others have mentioned, we're too clean, so we don't get them through natural means. I think pills are the easiest, but we do eat fermented veggies (pickles, gingered carrots, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmyers04 View Post
    digestive enzymes help us to digest, assimilate, utilize and eliminate our food by breaking the food down into a liquid called bile so that we can absorb nutrients in our small intestine.
    Tiny correction. The stomach processes food into chyme not bile. Bile is made by the liver and secreted to help solubilize fats so we can digest them better.

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