Eva, you're correct in principle, but wrong in this example. If you want an example of where you are correct, look at the post above mine and below yours. The poster doesn't link any studies, only the sales website that references them. And that website itself vsl3.com does not link the specific studies.
The website I posted turmeric-curcumin.com links to the specific studies.
Eva Lou said...
there really isn't much scientific proof of curcumin/turmeric as an anti-inflammatory.
In this case you couldn't be more wrong, take a few days or weeks and read these over 12,000 studies on just that:scholar.google.com/scholar?q=curcumin+inflammation&hl=en&btnG=Search&as_sdt=2001&as_sdtp=on
You just dont get it, you dont want to get it. These are not scientific studies with lab rats they are REAL clinical trials with human beings. Why don't you do some research yourself I do not need to waste my time running them down for you, I have used VSL3 for 2 years, I have seen the clinical studies and have given you plenty of references to find what you need but your unwilling.
This seems more about
you yourself and your ego than any science. Your just another guy who cannot admit when he is wrong.
Original Articles of VSL#3® in the Dietary Management of UC
Tursi A et al: Med Sci Monit 2004;10:PI126-131.
Bibiloni R et al: Am J Gastroenterology 2005;100:1-8..
Venturi A et al: Ailment Pharmacol Ther 1999; 13:1103-1108.
VSL#3 is the probiotic that has been proven in clinical studies to be effective in serious gastro-intestinal disorders, and in particular in the management and preventions of pouchitis. Pouchitis, an inflammation of the small bowel reservoir or pouch, is the most frequenet long-term complication following colon removal and pouch creation surgery for ulcerative colitis.www.crohns.net/Miva/productinfo/VSLresearch.shtml
Reasearch Studies Supporting the Efficacy of VSL#3
Gionchetti P. et al.
Oral bacteriotherapy as maintenance treatment in patients with chronic pouchitis.
Gastroenterology 2000; 119(2):305-309.
Gionchetti P. et al.
Prophylaxis of pouchitis onset with probiotic therapy.
Gastroeterology 2003; 124(5):1202-1209
Venturi A. et al.
Impact on the composition of the fecal flora by a new probiotic preparation.
Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 1999; 13(8):1103-1108
Campieri M. et al.
Combination of antibiotic and probiotic treatment is efficacious in prophylaxis of post-operative recurrence of Crohn's disease.
Gastroenterology 2000; 118:A4179
Delia P. et al.
Prevention of radiation-induced diarrhea with the use of VSL#3, a new high-potency probiotic preparation.
Am. J. Gastroenterology 2002; 97(8):13-15.
Kim HJ. et al.
A randomized controlled trial of a probiotic, VSL#3, on gut transit and symptoms in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome.
Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2003; 17:895-904
Bazzocchi G. et al.
Changes in symptoms, distension-stimulated colonic motility and in fecal microbiological features after oral bacteriotherapy in patients with diarrhea-predominant IBS (D-IBS) or with functional diarrhea (FD).
Am. J. Gastroenterology 2002; 97(9):A847
Mimura T. el al.
Once daily high dose probiotic therapy maintains remission and improved quality of life in patients with recurrent or refractory pouchitis.
Gastroenterology 2002; 122:A81
Brigidi P. et al.
Effects of probiotic administration upon the composition and enzymatic activity of human fecal microbiota in patients with irritable bowel syndrome or functional diarrhea.
Res. Microbiol. 2001; 152:735-41.
Editorial: Probiotics in Chronic Pouchitis: Restoring Luminal Microbial Balance.
Gastroenterology 2000: 119(2):584-585.
Editorial:Prevention is the Best Defence: Probiotic Prophylaxis of Pouchitis.
Gastroenterology 2003; 124(5):1535-1537.
Why VSL#3? Answers to FAQ's.
Hard to turn around without bumping into this information, buy they are all probably lying so that your post looks silly. Its a conspiracy against you, its all about
Clinical trials.gov guess you did not think to look here whats your excuse with this one ?
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