Thanks again TT!
While I am not into research like you are, I work in finance after all… ;0) I do try to keep an edge in everything I do, and that includes what I fuel my body with.
Not being blessed with a too strong immune system, I am still experimenting with various diets and supplements. I do not believe in research or scientific recommendations that are too vague (of the likes of
Echinacea is good for you stuff). Sorry. I believe however that each individual is unique, and one has to be his own guinea pig for supplements, diet, training, etc … Science explains quite nicely the extremes (lacks or excesses) but IMHO does a very poor job in preventive diagnostics and/or measuring how each individual can react specifically to
For example, while almost everybody is OK with mints and menthol, if you are stuck with fibromyalgya, mints, menthol and all salicilate-loaded products are actually an enemy, blocking renal excretion of phosphates…eventually leading to chronic fatigue syndrome, because the body can`t get rid of excess phosphate, and downgrades ATP production (too much waste not taken out, so leaving production to minimum is the solution) in the whole body. Chronic, systemic disenergetism, so to say.
Whew! Just to give you an idea how genetics + compounds have big effects. Science only knows the tip of the iceberg. Until they can explain that black box, I feel I am better off testing on myself by myself and relying on science for extreme cases.
I also differ from the majority of people in the sense that I see immune problems as a symptom of underlying bigger problems. Let
s say I have a candida overgrowth. Is it the fault of the yeasts? Not that much. Blame theterrain
. If the terrain is not favorable, overgrowth cannot happen. Now why would yeast have an overgrowth? Remembering that fungi are carbon decomposers, maybe theyre just there to decompose excess carbs / undigested food / waste. Blame the yeasts? I say blame the terrain. Antibiotics and medicine would not agree. But given their large-scale success rates, I think I am better off doing my own research on myself, step-by-step. May take longer, but I still think I can beat the system by myself. Know thyself, eh?
Last question: Does the above mentionned supplier sell bulk FOS? The link you provided points to a good amount of grams per day and I would prefer bulk in this case.