Dr. Lee explains the science behind his bowel-normalizing product Acidophilus Yeast, known today as Lactic Acid Yeast. This special “mycelium type yeast” converts any dietary carbohydrate into lactic acid within the colon. This not only acidifies the bowel—thus killing potentially dangerous microorganisms that thrive in a more alkaline environment—but also releases enzymes that aid in digestion and provides bulk to stool, all of which help relieve constipation and ensure normal bowel movement.
This is an audio excerpt from An Hour of Dr. Royal Lee: Selected Writings, Vol. I, read by Stephanie Selene Anderson. Available as an MP3 download. Circa 1940.