Archive for the 'Antibiotics' Category

Mar 25 2018

Age old theory of finishing antibiotics is questioned in new report

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Age old theory of finishing antibiotics is questioned in new reports. In a quest to mitigate antibiotic resistant superbugs, researchers explore a road less traveled. As long as I can remember, when prescribed antibiotics, the directions have been to finish the prescription, even though your symptoms of illness have passed.  With the worldwide concern of […]

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Jun 11 2017

The Many Uses of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil 101 You’ve researched it, purchased it, and brought it home…now what? Welcome back to the wonderful world of coconut oil! We have been exploring this delicious and healthy oil over the last few weeks. So far, we have explored the benefits of coconut oil, the different types on the market, and how it […]

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Apr 23 2017

Antibiotics from dragon’s blood?

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Antibiotics from dragon’s blood? A study involving komodo dragons may have resulted in the finding of a new antibiotic. It sounds crazy I know, like something from a mythical tale. But sometimes we just don’t know where this magical world will take us. Enter the dragon. The Komodo dragon to be exact. Scientists from George […]

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Nov 13 2016

Just How Dangerous is Resistance to Antibiotics

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One of the world’s most serious health threats is an increased resistance to antibiotics. More than 700,000 people die each year as a result of drug resistant infections. The threat of antibiotic resistant superbugs is such a concern that in September of this year, all 193 UN member states met to discuss this mounting threat.  […]

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Oct 02 2016

Animals Consume 80 Percent of all Antibiotics in USA

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A few beefs with the meat industry. What goes into the meat you eat may not be what we think. * Last week we talked about how back in the 1960’s, a group of Harvard Scientists were paid by the sugar industry to present research regarding sugar in a favorable light. The news was reported […]

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Aug 21 2016

Healthy Steps to Ready your Kids for School

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Are you getting your kids ready for back to school? Take steps to ensure a smooth and healthy transition from the slow days of summer to the busy days of school. It is always hard to say goodbye to summer. Long, lazy, warm summer days are such a gift and a wonderful time to slow […]

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Jun 12 2016

Superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics

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Superbug is here. The concern over antibiotic use leading to drug resistant bacteria is now a reality. What now?*   It’s what we feared, and now it’s here. Superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics. Researchers discovered, a Pennsylvania woman with a bacterial strain that is resistant to “last resort” antibiotics. This has top public health […]

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Jan 24 2016

CDC & Doctors Group issues new Guidelines for Antibiotics

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A new approach to taking antibiotics The CDC has released new guidelines regarding antibiotics in treating most respiratory infections.   Drug resistant bacteria are on the rise and becoming a dangerous public health epidemic. In response, doctors’ groups have issued new guidelines on exactly when antibiotics should be prescribed. The hope is that these guidelines, […]

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Sep 20 2015

Avoid unnecessary Exposure to Broad Spectrum Antibiotics

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What are broad spectrum antibiotics? Know the facts about antibiotics to avoid unnecessary exposure that can affect your microbiome and your immune system for years to come. Last week we touched on broad spectrum antibiotic use in treating acne. How many of us really know what broad spectrum antibiotics are and what is their intended […]

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Sep 13 2015

Antibiotics team up with Probiotics for Acne

Dermatologists are taking a different approach to treating acne and it involves probiotics. Think twice before putting your child on antibiotics to treat acne. To keep with our theme of Back to School, I wanted to look at another health issue that affects so many teenagers, (as well as adults of all ages) and that […]

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