Articles relating to 'antibiotics'
Why you might not need that antibiotic after all

antibiotics, bacteriaSometimes it seems as though antibiotics are prescribed for everything.

If you are feeling under the weather, the idea of a quick fix might be attractive. Pop a couple pills for a few days and get back to the land of the living, right?

Not exactly. In fact, taking these pills is a waste if your sickness isn’t … Read More

Unwanted Ingredient Lurking In Your Organic Chicken

178564147Did you know that inside industrial hatcheries, eggs are routinely injected with small amounts of an antibiotic used to treat a myriad of bacterial infections?

Well, the practice is allowed in organic production, too, and could lead to the occurrence of superbugs in the future, according to a new Consumer Reports study republished in Mothers Jones.

For … Read More

Common Medical Practices May Be Bad For Your Health

152178059Think back to how many times you have seen a doctor in the past year. How many scans, tests and antibiotics were you prescribed? Does the number seem overwhelming? That’s probably because it is.

Although current medical systems are in place to create life longevity, adverse effects from over-prescriptions are now taking a toll on the population’s health, … Read More

Most Antibiotics Prescribed for This Common Ailment Are Useless – And Even Harmful

skd225401sdcNot only are we getting a daily dose of antibiotics at dinner time when we eat meat or dairy products, but we are also commonly bombarded by them in soaps, hand sanitizers, cleaning products, and through countless prescriptions that we receive from the doctor, often for only minor health issues. This has contributed to the scary rise of antibiotic-resistant strains of common diseases. But not … Read More

Up to 20 Pharmaceuticals Lurking in Your Average Glass of Milk

stk110108corWhen it comes to ensuring good health and strong bones as we age, most of us have come to think of a tall, cold glass of milk as the ultimate symbol of health and wellbeing. However, according to a study from the University of Jaen in Spain, milk may no longer provide the clean bill of health that … Read More

Meat-Eaters Beware – You’re Eating More Than Just Meat

87674844For many people living in North America, meat is a staple of the diet.  We indulge in it for taste, for nutrition, and with the growing popularity of high-protein diets, even for weight loss. But for those of you who choose to regularly indulge in meat and meat by-products, recent statistics collected by the FDA have uncovered that … Read More

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