This short article shows probiotics as something that belongs to the "alternative" domain, but there are serious studies about their benefits for the immune system - just look at Wikipedia.
- If you think the article is missing something, feel free to add to it--that's how a wiki works. :) I think the current article is accurate; it says probiotics have their uses, but that the claims made by a lot of people don't hold up to scrutiny, and that probiotics are poorly regulated. It could use some expansion in both areas, though. On a different note, please sign your posts with four tildes next time. Kimberly (talk) 13:14, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Probiotics and Creationism
My wife, who was raised by very insular Southern Baptists (her father is a prominent preacher in the area) tells me that Creationists like to tout the discovery of probiotics as proof of Creationism. Apparently, her parents and homeschool group taught her that some sort of Creationist research group discovered probiotics, however, she is pretty fuzzy about details (it's been a good decade or so), and I haven't been able to find anything about this on the internet, aside from this article from the ICR: http://www.icr.org/article/6760/, which doesn't have a lot to say. Does anyone here know more about the topic? I was hoping this article would say something about it, but it does not :( Dowdicus (talk) 04:29, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
Probiotics and autism
Okay my mom has been bugging me to take probiotics because they will "help with my autism" and apparently she was reccomended to do this by somone at Kennedy kreiger, she sent me some websites, and they set off massive red flags for me, such as looking like they are from the early 90's and having very ridiculous statements, so ridiculous my woo sense have me a massive headache. I'm pretty sure we should right this down on this page. Bubba41102Anonymous user is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike an editor|
- While I read something about a study that possibly showed some correlation between intestinal flora and autistic behaviour, I doubt taking random probiotics is likely to have a notable effect. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 20:19, 22 August 42015 AQD (UTC)