is our food affecting our bodies?

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GCG (June 10, 2011, 10:05:22 AM):
well obviously, but more specifically, the medicines and stuff that our steaks consume before they end up on our plate.
do these drugs hang around in the muscle that become our dinner, or does it get eliminated via waste processess?
like, for arguments sake, anybody that has bowel problems, knows that if you eat live culture yoghurt, the problems get solved. why cant these bacteriums thrive without yoghurt? what about humans who dont have access to yoghurt?
if the bacteria are supposed to breed and thrive on their own, what is killing them off?

i know we have sharp people on here. any explanations?
st0nes (June 10, 2011, 11:34:07 AM):
any explanations?
It's possibly something to do with the fact that doctors prescribe antibiotics for everything from an ingrowing toenail to brain cancer. Your poor old gut fauna don't stand a snowball's chance in hell and have to be replenished after each visit to your GP.

I don't think (but I could be wrong) that it has anything to do with steak.
Faerie (June 10, 2011, 12:27:04 PM):
Not knowing much aside from the general nutrition stuff, prescribed antibiotics generally bugger up your system, and yogurt can sort that out in a jiffy, you shouldnt have to eat yogurt all the time to replenish the necessary "good" bugs in your system. If you have a cronic problem with your guts, you need to re-look your diet as well as have a good check-up to see if anything is amiss before blaming it on steak or the like.

As for the quality of our food, we do tend to live an awful long time in comparison with a couple centuries ago, so it cant be all THAT bad?
GCG (June 10, 2011, 13:41:23 PM):
i'm just thinking, now people are wheat-intolerant, lactose intolerant, fok-knows-what intolerant. you need to eat digestive bran to poo regularly. you eat special live culture yoghurt, and when you stop, you bloat up...
how's in allah's name did we manage to get this far evolutionary-wise, if we are such a pathecally timid and prone-to-illness species?
if all these ailments are a sign of the times, and digestion was never an issue in years of yore, then what the hell are we doing wrong?

case in point. i have suffered from IBS many moons. have now been grazing the special yoghurt for a few weeks. awesomeness ensued. stopped from a few days, not so awesome anymore.

so, if these yoghurts contain these bacteria my innards need to function, where the hell are they going, so that there is a need to replenish them?

i'm on no medicine. hadnt been on antibiotics for a good while now, and replenished them with pro-biotics.
so where are my microbes going? what's killing them off?
st0nes (June 10, 2011, 13:53:46 PM):
I don't know. I don't suffer from any of those things. Maybe it's because I drink so much?

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