Paris, Dr Kellogg, Health Reform discussed on Fresh Air

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Madam this is fresh air and if you're just joining us my guest after howard mark how he's the author of the new book the kellogg's the battling brothers of battle creek and as about the kelleh brothers one of whom was deep into health he was a doctor and created a sanitarium where wellness was the fame and his other brother was the basically the marketing genius who popularised the flake cereals that the brothers cocreated like cornflakes and of course the other brother will kelo created kellogg's cereals so another thing that he was in the forefront of wish probiotics he believed that acid novelists yes which is one of the most common probiotics now would help you maintain a healthy digestive system new described his like basement laboratory in which he studied fecal specimens on under the microscope comparing the fico specimens of people who took acid offer us with those who didn't i mean who else was doing that back in the turn of a century and the turn of the 20th century there was a man named anri to see a at the past your laboratory in paris and uh dr kellogg often travel to europe to learn our new techniques and new ideas it was really funny he started as a passionate believer in seven day adventurism health reform and he kept along those ideas throughout his career but as science and medicine progressed he would read up on these he would speak to the people who were making these discoveries and he would shoehorn and shape these discoveries to his own worldview so he work with dr to see a at the pest your lab to study acid awful us and he found that uh people whose guts were populated with acid off lewis did far better in not having digestive diseases than those who did not he also so found that soya milk was a much better medium for the propagation of acid off wawas and that babies who were fed soy milk acid off lewis did far better than those who were treated cow's milk but not nearly as good as those who are treated breast milk human breast milk regularity was an obsession for dr kellog.

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