January 28th, 2010 | Food Facts, Our Food, antibiotic, Bacillus subtilis, bifidobacteria, digestion, E. coli, farmers market, fermentation, flora, GAPS, guidelines, gut, health, immune, intestines, lacto-fermentation, lactobacilli, microflora, Mutaflor, Natasha Campbell McBride, nutrition, probiotic, Saccharomyces boulardii, vitamin B, vitamin D, vitamin K, yoghurt, yogurt
As we all know the supplement industry is run by greed and money almost to the same degree as the pharmaceutical industry (if that’s possible). I personally believe that we can get everything we need from our food, but at times we may not be able to afford to buy all organic or from farmers markets, we may not have the strength of will to break all our addictions to coffee, sugar, processed foods, chocolate, alcohol or whatever it may be. We may be working overtime trying to make ends meet and pay the bills and not have time to learn how to make bone stock, yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut and everything else. So I do appreciate that at times it is necessary to use supplements. But be warned if you do so there is a whole lot of products out there that won’t do what they say, and are packaged brightly to tempt you to throw your money at them. I spent time working for a multi-level marketing company (EQUINOX) that sold herb and supplements for a very high price–I ended up totally bankrupt from that venture–this may be part of why I have nearly as much resistance to the supplement industry as I do to the pharmaceutical industry. I much prefer, as do most of us, to use herbal teas, cod liver oil, berries, sauerkraut and yogurt than popping a unknown pill.