Seriously? One person's take on what he thinks cured him? Stupid story. Let's hear about studies with 1,000 people including a control group, reporting on what diet changes worked and track people over 1, 2, 5 years. That's a story worth reading not a guy holding up a loaf of stale bread saying he's cured (although I'm glad for him).
I'm sorry I wasted your time with a fun story.
But let me get something straight here, are you saying that EVERY post made about
what has helped someone or somebody, but didn't have a massive, controlled, multi-year study to back it up was " a stupid story" and "not worth reading"?
Because that's what it just sounded like, loud and clear.
But anyway, enough of you, moving on.
This is why I think there may be some actual substance to the story; besides the fact that in the article Professor Jeremy Nicholson, a bimolecular researcher at Imperial College London agreed that Roy's treatment is scientifically possible-
Bread has been consumed by humans for thousands of years, with the lack of plastic wrap and refrigeration, bread was most likely to have been eaten in its stale form the majority of the time, its conceivable to me that our guts could have genetically adapted to the probiotic organisms found in stale bread. Also, it has been found that slightly stale bread is easier digested(gluten-wise).
Secondly, this article about
white bread promoting beneficial gut bacteria: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140611112828.htm
Thirdly, the process that happens to bread as it goes stale: exposed to air, breads high starch values crystallize in a process called retrogradation, essentially becoming RESISTANT STARCH.
Fourthly, the bread is colonized by particular forms of microba, while the dry air discourages harmful mold growth, that would otherwise grow if the bread was sealed in plastic.
Lastly, Roy fasts for one day prior to consuming the bread, clearing the way for what could be a "unique probiotic concoction, on a resistant starch substrate" to get to work.
Of course this is just hypothetical brainstorming on how something as silly as this may or may not work, but its in these types of ways that progress is made, its not made by discouraging out of the box discussion by calling something stupid.