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Posted on 08-20-2014


As the gut microbiome becomes the newest hot topic in medical science, researchers are welcoming natural and nutritional approaches to optimal health and preventing disease according to

A lot of studies take a doom-and-gloom tone about the devastating effects on the world from generations of immersion in antibiotics – in animals, in food and in early childhood. Some have even traced the damage to the immune system from before conception. Many are warning that there is no hope except through dramatic worldwide intervention (which includes new vaccines, newer stronger drugs).

But studies like this one from New University of British Columbia not only dissect immune-damage wrought by early use of antibiotics, but also offer some hope in correcting the problem, especially in young children.

Canadian research found that receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on.

Most bacteria living in the gut play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system, but as they say, antibiotic treatments often do not discriminate between good and bad bacteria. The study published today in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology helps scientists understand how different antibiotics affect good bacteria. Kelly McNagny is a professor in the Dept. of Medical Genetics who led the research along with UBC microbiologist Brett Finlay. McNagny said:

This is the first step to understanding which bacteria are absolutely necessary to develop a healthy immune system later in life.

The researchers tested the impact of two antibiotics, vancomycin and streptomycin, on newborn mice. They found that streptomycin increased susceptibility to a disease known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis later in life, but vancomycin had no effect. The difference in each antibiotic’s long-term effects can be attributed to how they changed the bacterial ecosystem in the gut. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is an allergic disease found in people with occupations such as farming, sausage-making, and cleaning hot tubs – aka “farmer’s lung.”   Source(s)

This is simply one example folks.  Ever notice when you take antibiotics you typically get diarrhea later that day and usually until the course of the medication is complete?  It's because the drug is killing the healthy bacteria in your gut so proper digestion cannot occur.  Of course there is a time and place for the use of these medications but I will tell you its NEVER for the Cold and rarely if ever for the Flu.  In my opinion and that of the American Academy of Pediatrics they should almost never be used on children!  If you want healthy kids: feed em' right (no sugars or grains which promote environments bugs love), get them adjusted in our office (boosts immune function as demonstrated by the research and over 100 years of experience), allow them plenty of sunshine for vitamin D production (stops virus' from replicating), and allow them plenty of exercise to keep their immune function as well as brain function at its best.  THAT is the secret to healthy kids!  

By the way, if you did take antibiotics and develop diarrhea, I recommend an intensive therapy of UltraFlora-IB from Metagenics.  It's a POWERFUL pro-biotic you can purchase from WellnessOne of Redding that will replenish your lost bacteria (flora) quickly!  To request an appointment in office click HERE!

It's your future…be there healthy with WellnessOne!  Have a blessed day!

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