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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.


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