There are already many probiotic sources on the shelves. They should be able to at least come up will some type of pill.
Kinda like the fact that we don't use "Variolation" any more.
In Asia, practitioners developed the technique of variolationthe deliberate infection with smallpox. Dried smallpox scabs were blown into the nose of an individual who then contracted a mild form of the disease. Upon recovery, the individual was immune to smallpox. Between 1% to 2% of those variolated died as compared to 30% who died when they contracted the disease naturally.
By 1700, variolation had spread to Africa, India and the Ottoman Empire.
posted on 10/20/2012 7:03:17 PM PDT
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>>There are already many probiotic sources on the shelves. They should be able to at least come up will some type of pill.
>Kinda like the fact that we don't use "Variolation" any more.
There's a big difference though; if you were to eliminate all the microscopic life-forms in your body, and be fed sterile (but nutrient-rich) foods [in laboratory conditions] you would die from malnutrition. Microscopic life is an essential part of your digestive system, and in some ways your intestines are like a compost pile ~ needing microbiotics to process the organic substances there.
Therefore, it makes sense that one way to correct a deficient digestive tract (and some serious infections) would to be to introduce enough antibiotics to kill off virtually the whole microbiotic population and then repopulate the digestive tract with known-good microbiotics. (Similar to the wiping and reinstalling of an OS to be rid of a virus.)
posted on 10/20/2012 8:11:53 PM PDT
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