End of Antibiotics Grows Near As Drug-Resistant Gene with Epidemic Potential Is Found in Animals, Meats, and Humans

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Researchers recently discovered a new gene, called mcr-1, in pigs and people in China — a gene mutation that makes bacteria resistant to our last-resort class of antibiotics

The drug resistance caused by Continue reading

10 Things You Think Are Healthy, but Aren’t

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“Healthy” and seemingly innocuous items in your home may have hidden health risks

Antibacterial soap and toothpaste often contain harmful chemicals, and the former may increase antibiotic resistance Continue reading

Friendship Fights Depression, Researchers Find

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Study refutes earlier claims that depression is “contagious,” finding instead that only positive moods tend to spread among people in close association Continue reading

Antibiotic Resistance Will Kill 300 Million People by 2050

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Three problems with the US food supply are the way food is raised; the way it’s processed; and the routine use of hazardous drugs and chemicals

 A report commissioned by Continue reading

A Compelling Documentary About the Causes of Antibiotic Resistance, and How to Fix It

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Antibiotic resistance has turned into a worldwide health threat of massive proportions

Two million American adults and children are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria Continue reading

FDA Fails to Protect Against Antibiotic Resistance, Guarantees More Needless Death and Suffering

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect two million Americans every year, causing at least 23,000 deaths

Nearly 25 million pounds of antibiotics are administered to US livestock every year for purposes other than treating disease, such as making the animals Continue reading

Asthma Linked to Chronic Bacteria Infections

Asthma Linked to Chronic Bacteria InfectionsResearch from Australia’s University of Adelaide has determined that many asthma and chronic sinusitis patients are dealing with sustained infections of bacteria – including many that are resistant to antibiotics.

The researchers tested 513 patients with asthma and persistent rhinosinusitis – a sustained blockage Continue reading

Two Latest GE-Related Health Threats: ‘Monster Salmon,’ and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria from GE Experiments Found in Chinese Waterways

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  • Genetically engineered (GE) fish could reach your dinner plate within the next year or two, unless a sufficiently strong opposition is mounted. The first GE food animal—a salmon designed to grow abnormally fast and to an unnaturally large size—may soon receive FDA approval
  • In recent years, mounting evidence shows that initial suspicions that Continue reading

Your Medication Could be Causing You Malnutrition

Most people trust that the medicines that they take will help them overcome illness, enhance their health and promote well-being. Unfortunately medications often deplete important nutrients from the body, and people don’t find the relief that they seek.

People who have become malnourished as a result of their medications are vulnerable to a host of nutrition related diseases. To make matters worse, they may find themselves having to treat malnourishment with a new batch of medications and this may become a dangerous cycle.

For instance, statins which are used to control cholesterol levels reduce CoEnzyme 10 and other important nutrients. Statins may also result in lower levels of A, D, K, folic acid and iron in the body. Cholesterol gets a bad rap, but it helps the body digest fats and nutrients and is important for regulating hormones.

Even common medications such as laxatives and antacids can deplete or block the uptake of essential nutrients. PPI antacids, for example interfere with Vitamin B-12. Furthermore blocking acid production for long periods of time using antacids may reduce the body’s ability to absorb minerals. Loss of B12 over time may result in anemia, as well as other conditions including fatigue. Blocked acid production by antacids can leave the body vulnerable Continue reading