Too many patients and health care professionals believe that antibiotics solve almost anything and are a cure-all. Unfortunately, that belief has led to a health care crisis where antibiotics are overused when there are more appropriate and more effective alternatives. In this episode, you'll learn:
--Why Dr. Prather calls antibiotics "a precious resource that we are destroying" by over-prescribing. And why he says we should respect antibiotics more to make sure the next generation still has them.
--That, in 2010, there were 258 million antibiotic courses ordered out of 309 million people. (That's 833 antibiotics for every 1000 people!)
--That the Centers for Disease Control has a goal to reduce antibiotic use by one-third and want to make it easier for doctors to tell the patients "No" when it comes to antibiotic prescriptions.
--Why children are three to six times MORE likely to get infections if they wrongly receive antibiotics.
--How Homeopathy was effective in fighting Cholera epidemics. And why Homeopathy can get faster results than an antibiotic in relief of symptoms.
--How herbal medications were the most effective remedy when the SARS outbreak occurred in China. And the herbals you should always have in your medicine cabinet (especially for parents with young children who are looking for a safe and gentle option).
--How Vitamins and Minerals fight infections. For example, Vitamin C along with an antibiotic makes the antibiotic 50% more effective.
--Why Chiropractic adjustments help fight infections.
--How 85% of Cancer patient complaints are resolved if the patients are undergoing Chiropractic and Acupuncture treatments at the same time.
--How Antibiotics actually destroy the good bacteria in the gut and why Probiotics are necessary for anyone on Antibiotics.