…s browsing “probiotics” in the Cochrane Library (which contains meta-analyses of relevant studies). There is decent evidence that probiotics can help with specific indications, such as antibiotic-associated diarrhea. But for other indications such as Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, probiotics work no better than a p…
Drew Smith, PhD
I start this whole article by saying that the efficacy of probiotics is questionable.
The purpose is to show some other methods being used to keep an eye on.
Sure, Restore doesn’t have reems of data behind it yet, but it turned off panic attacks for me. Call it placebo if you want but I don’t.
The elemental diet has been found to be effective clinically for treating SIBO
And L. Reuteri is known to inhabit our gut natively but is declining.
No, I don’t pick methods solely based on having tons of data. I do happen to value self experimentation and anecdote, as long as the methods are likely harmless at worst.
I don’t see anything wrong with that.
Also, a lack of data is not what makes something BS, but data that is obviously Against something makes it BS.
My only point here is that even if everything in your comment is completely true, I still find it relatively irrelevant.
The methods I listed either have some amount of research data implying efficacy or make sense mechanistically.
All 3 have also helped me anecdotally, while I had strange health issues, and I’ve tried many things that didn’t work so I rule out placebo quite a bit.
Not saying that means I’m right (don’t trust anyone who claims to “know” the answers) but I think they’re worth trying and have high likelihood of benefit.