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Antibiotics and the GI Tract

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
This is an extensive review of what antibiotics do to the microflora of the GI tract. Many MDs overuse antibiotics "just to be sure" that a bacteria may be causing symptoms; this is very dangerous thinking. It is common knowledge that antibiotics are massively overused in treating colds, flus, ear infections, etc. Yeast syndromes, leaky gut syndrome,...

Fat Substitutes Don't Work

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Fat substitutes such as Olestra result in weight gain, not loss! They disrupt the body's mechanisms to control food intake. Olestra works by binding up to 8 triglyceride molecules in such a way that the enzyme lipase cannot begin the fat digestive process and it passes out with the stool. Side effects include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and oily stools....

H. Pylori Protects Against Stroke and Lung Cancer

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  The January 6, 2013 issue of the journal, GUT, reported that in a 12 year study of 10,000 people, the presence of a very virulent strain of H. pylori protected against stroke and lung cancer. We know that H. pylori causes gastric ulcers and carcinoma but it remains ironic that this versatile microbe seems to have protective effects against these disorders. The...

New Research to Curb C. Diff

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a vicious bacterial infection in the intestinal tract that causes a bloody diarrhea caused by the overgrowth of C. diff. It is usually caused by treatment with oral antibiotics and kills 14,000 Americans every year. Ironically mainstream medicine has elected to treat this condition with very powerful antibiotics and...

Preview: Antibiotics and the GI Tract

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2024
This is an extensive review of what antibiotics do to the microflora of the GI tract. Many MDs overuse antibiotics "just to be sure" that a bacteria may be causing symptoms; this is very dangerous thinking. It is common knowledge that antibiotics are massively overused in treating colds, flus, ear infections, etc. Yeast syndromes, leaky gut syndrome,...

Probiotics Benefit Hospitalized Patients Taking Antibiotics

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  According to a study published in the June 2013 issue of the journal, Open Medicine, 10% of people in the hospital treated with antibiotics will get diarrhea, and 15% of those will be C diff, which often causes severe, even life-threatening, colitis. The authors pooled 16 studies that included 3400 patients and tracked the incidence of those getting...

Probiotics Reduce Diarrhea Caused by Antibiotics

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Finally, in the May of 2012 issue of JAMA it has come out that probiotics can reduce the risk of devleoping diarrhea caused by antibiotics. Experts in nutrition have known this for several decades! As many as 30% of people taking antibiotics will get diarrhea. The use of probiotics in this study showed a 42% lower risk of developing diarrhea. The issue of...

When is it Okay to Take an Antidepressant

submitted by: admin on 09/13/2014
In our pharmaceutically oriented culture, antidepressants are often looked as the solution for depression. We want the quickest fix that will get us back on our feet and back to work. And the medical profession has been trained to resort to using antidepressants, especially the SSRI type that include Prosac, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, and Luvox rather than...

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