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  • Hi-
    this might not be the correct place to post these questions, but I’ve been looking for more clarifications on a couple of subjects I came across recently. First, thanks for supplying such an amazing resource!

    1st)SBOs; specifically the clostridium strain present in probiotic 3, that I assumed was recommended. It looked liked you took a swipe at it, in a recent post. as in “the company trains that strain to be beneficial, not pathogenic;).” I know, not your exact words, but I felt like that was the gist of what you were saying. I had “high hopes” and still do, for that strain. If you have changed your mind, for some reason, could you please clarify why. Maybe any member of the clostridium family is questionable, and I might be paying for a product that is bad for me.
    2nd. green drinks. i’ve avoided grasses like the plague, over concerns of them being toxic, due to their relationship to cereal grains. I’m assuming you’re recommending them as a way to help diversify the feeding of beneficial bacteria. however, are these concerns over toxicity unwarranted? The paleo community is obviously not on board(as with lo’s of other suggestions, so I’m not discrediting it on that alone). Paul Jaminet has dismissed them as being toxic and would not use(i hope i’ve got that right. sorry paul, if i’m wrong).

    I recall having bad responses to “gluten free” green formulas in the past. Definitely seemed to trigger a worsening of symptoms related to immune dysregulation which, cleared after stopping consumption. Maybe the reaction was something else? I don’t know. If you have data or reasoning as to why they are harmless and warranted, could you post on that, or supply a link within your blog, to a post i may have missed. it would be greatly appreciated. thanks again for such a wonderful resource.