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[cdt-l] Grapefruit seed extract



> Nor I do believe that giardia necessarily need to die.
>
> A healthy gut is one that can coexist with giardia, I guess, as those of
our
> ancestors most likely did, I suppose.

Yep, and our ancestors lived to a grand old age of about 45. Clean water
makes a differance.

>
> Perhaps grapefruit seed extract lets me do that.
>
> Perhaps the liquid acidophilus strains that I take in copious amounts
prior
> to my hike help, too. (Friendly bacteria fighting on behalf of their
> master.)
>
> Maybe it's all just placebo effect, and I've been lucky lately.
>
> Maybe the filters and iodine that I used in the past actually did remove
> giardia, and giardia wasn't really the cause of my ills.
>
> Or maybe the occasional "nasty something or other" overcame the defenses
of
> a filter and iodine, finding me likewise defenseless with my
> non-GSE-fortified gut or whatever, and so was able to multiply unchecked.
>
> Perhaps a "do or die" approach to water treatment implies that giardia
does,
> in fact, need to die.
>
> For that matter, perhaps GSE doesn't behave prophylactically after all,
and
> actually does kill giardia.
>
>
> Anyway, that's what I think about while I'm walking along the trail these
> days, healthy and clueless as an amoeba.
>
> - blisterfree
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Brennan" <john@frozenpoodle.com>
> To: <cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
> Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 2:44 PM
> Subject: [cdt-l] RE: CDT-L digest, Vol 1 #528 - 11 msgs
>
>
> > Because there is scientific evidence that grapefruit seed extract itself
> > does nothing to kill any type of bacteria, virus, or other bug, good or
> > bad, I decided against carrying it on my backpacking adventures as a
> > form of water treatment.  (Again, I'll refer those who want to know more
> > to the backpackinglight archive on YahooGroups.  Go back a few years.)
> >
> > There is slight evidence that the preservative in the extract has a
> > limited anti-bug effect, but not enough to convince me to risk a trip
> > for it.
> >
> > Probiotics, before, during, and after, are a great idea, IMHO.
> >
> > John B./Cupcake
> >
> > <snip>
> > >grapefruit seed extract is available in health food stores.   in my
> > opinion >its just as effective as iodine for giardia but doesn't kill
> > friendly >bacteria.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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