Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most pressing health problems. And it is due to the misuse and overuse of these important, life-saving drugs. In this episode, you'll discover:
--How the inventors of antibiotics feared the overuse of them so that they would be rendered ineffective.
--The shocking number of times the inventors of antibiotics felt that the drugs SHOULD be used in one's lifetime.
--How antibiotics make viruses and yeast infections STRONGER (but yet some doctors prescribe them anyway).
--The procedure a patient SHOULD go through before receiving an antibiotic. (It's unlikely your doctor goes through this process!)
--How 80% of the time antibiotics are given in the U.S., the patient doesn't even have a bacterial infection.
--Why an antibiotic damages your immune system when you take it. (And how an antibiotic can make a virus more ingrained in your system.)
--The number of rounds of antibiotics that increase a child's chances of developing a learning disability by a factor of 10.
--How the Structure-Function Health Care Model offers answers to patients in a post-antibiotic world. (Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Homeopathics, Herbals)
--Take the antibiotic quiz from the Centers for Disease Control.
--What parents should do when their children are sick instead of pressuring the doctor for an antibiotic.