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DIAMOND V – XPC
This article by Dr David G Williams was republished by Nutrition and Disease, email@example.com.
The following is from Dr. David Williams’ September 2007 newsletter…
From Dr Williams: “A few years ago I got a very interesting call concerning an animal feed supplement. It involved a company called Diamond V Mills located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They make an animal feed supplement from a fermented yeast culture. Supplements like this aren’t unusual. Numerous companies manufacture and/or sell either baker’s yeast or yeast cultures to add to the feed of horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, and chickens. Diamond V has been doing so for over 60 years. This call, though, had to do with the health of the employees at Diamond V—not that of the animals being fed their products.
“From all indications, it appeared that the employees, who were being exposed regularly to dust from the yeast culture during its production, had been experiencing significant health benefits. Over the last couple of years this has become public knowledge, but when I first started looking into the matter no one at Diamond V seemed to want to talk about it. The “official” word was that their products were manufactured for animal consumption only, not for humans.
Later I was told that clinical and laboratory studies with humans were underway, but results from those tests weren’t yet available. Even later, I discovered the company was in negotiations with others regarding marketing their product for human consumption and couldn’t discuss the matter with me.
“All of the studies up to that point involved farm animals. And for over 60 years, as a feed supplement it has performed well—very well. It improves digestion, muscle weight gain, litter weights, milk production, conditioning, and even survivability in all the various animals it’s been tried on.
Some of the studies I reviewed are over 20 years old, and in not one of those studies could I find any ill effects or downside to using the material. I spoke with several companies that incorporated the yeast product into their custom animal feeds, both here in the US and in New Zealand. Everyone seemed to like the product. I began to use it on my ranch as well, and continue to do so.
“It was the human health aspect, however, that I was—and still am—most interested in. When Diamond V checked their health claim records, they found something very peculiar. The plant workers, who came into contact with the yeast products, weren’t getting sick. The support staff (accountants and the like), however, took sick leave at rates that were comparable to most companies across the country. After accounting for all the other possible factors, it appeared the improved health of those in the production plant could be traced to their repeated exposure to the fermented yeast culture dust in the production plant.
Subsequent interviews revealed, time and time again, that an employee’s health picture often changed dramatically after coming to work at Diamond V Mills. Some, despite experiencing yearly flu and colds in the past, reported they had not had either in the years since they started work at the plant.