Antibiotics found to weaken body's ability to fight off disease
New research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut
interferes with the immune system’s ability to fight off disease.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found
that antibiotic use made neutrophils, a type of immune cell, less
effective in fighting infections and weakened the intestinal barrier
against invading bugs.
Do Antibiotics Raise Diabetes Risk via Gut Microbiota?
People who take multiple courses of antibiotics may face an increased risk
of developing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, potentially through
alterations in gut microbiota, conclude US researchers. The risk of
diabetes was increased by up to 37%, depending on the type of antibiotic
and the number of courses prescribed.
Bacterial Inheritance Leads Researchers to Rethink Heredity
A child’s genetics aren’t just a product of mom and dad’s DNA: Genes from
mom’s gut microbes also play a role in how the kid turns out. Over the
last decade or so it’s become increasingly clear that the microbiota—all
the microorganisms that live in the gastrointestinal tract and elsewhere
in the body—play a huge role in health and development.
The underlying cause of Acne and other skin problems?
A woman born in the 1940s might have two courses of antibiotics in
childhood. If she has a daughter, she might pass on slightly fewer normal
bacteria. Her daughter will likely have several courses of antibiotics and
the granddaughter has slightly fewer bacteria again. Each generation could
be beginning life with a smaller endowment.
Joint Pain, From the Gut
Several recent studies have found intriguing links between gut microbes,
rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases in which the body’s immune system
goes awry and attacks its own tissue.
The Fat Drug - NY Times
If you walk into a farm-supply store today, you’re likely to find a bag of
antibiotic powder that claims to boost the growth of poultry and
livestock. That’s because decades of agricultural research has shown that
antibiotics seem to flip a switch in young animals’ bodies, helping them
pack on pounds. Manufacturers brag about the miraculous effects of feeding
antibiotics to chicks and nursing calves. But, what happens to people ?
Are we different ?
The “Leaky Brain”
”Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, brain fog, headaches, or
insomnia? How about Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, Multiple
sclerosis, ALS, seizures, or Autism? All of these neurological conditions
have a common cause – chronic inflammation of the brain. Now answer this
question – Have you ever taken antibiotics? If so, then the likelihood
that you’ll experience one of these conditions, or others like them, is
Store-bought probiotics are overrated, says expert
”But the idea that, of all thousand species in our bodies, taking a single
species that comes from cow or cheese is naïve.”
Gut Biota Never Recover from Antibiotics: Damages Future Generations
The misuse of antibiotics is not only causing new, never-before known
diseases like E. coli and MRSA, the flesh-eating bacteria, it’s also
destroying the gut biome with devastating effects on our ability to deal
with infections and destroying our ability to absorb nutrients from
food.... ... Emerging research shows that the harmful effects of
antibiotics go much further than the development of drug resistant
diseases. The beneficial bacteria lost to antibiotics, along with
disease-inducing bacteria, do not fully recover.
Antibiotics that kill gut bacteria also stop growth of new brain cells
Antibiotics strong enough to kill off gut bacteria can also stop the
growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus, a section of the brain
associated with memory, reports a new study in mice. Researchers also
uncovered a clue to why -- a type of white blood cell seems to act as a
communicator between the brain, the immune system, and the gut.
From gut dysbiosis to altered brain function and mental illness:
mechanisms and pathways
Risks of Antibiotic Exposures Early in Life on the Developing
While much of the evidence to date suggesting a link between the gut
microbiota and autoimmune disease comes from differences in pathology
between GF and conventionalized mice, there are numerous human association
studies to suggest that such findings are applicable to humans [4,14]. In
children with new-onset Crohn’s Disease, antibiotics amplified the changes
in the microbiota and caused a mild increase in disease severity.
Candida & Non-candida Fungi Shown to invade Intestines & cause
Approximately 100,000 fungal species exist in the environment, but of
these, only 300 species are known to cause animal or human infection34.
Most of the fungal infections in humans are undiagnosed and
under-reported35. In this study, sixty fungal genera were discovered, and
two opportunistic pathogenetic fungi genera, Phoma and Candida, were
abundantly (45%) present in all 54 biopsy samples.
Mother's Antibiotics - Doubles Child Obesity
Cesarean section (CS) and antibiotic use during pregnancy may alter normal
maternal-fetal microbiota exchange, thereby contributing to aberrant
microbial colonization of the infant gut and increased susceptibility to
obesity later in life. We hypothesized that i) maternal use of antibiotics
in the second or third trimester of pregnancy and ii) CS are independently
associated with higher risk of childhood obesity in the offspring.
Modern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors
There are lots of theories about why food allergies, asthma, celiac
disease and intestinal disorders like Crohn’s disease have been on the
rise. Dr. Martin Blaser speculates that it may be connected to the overuse
of antibiotics, which has resulted in killing off strains of bacteria that
typically live in the gut.
Video: How can you say fecal transplants cured your Ulcerative Colitis?
by White Shark
How can you say fecal transplants cured your Ulcerative Colitis?... ...
Michael Hurst answers the question of how he can say fecal transplants
were used to cure his case of Ulcerative Colitis on the ”Health Matters”
talk show.... ...
Antibiotics may boost breast cancer risk
Breast cancer risk may be increased in women who use antibiotics, a study
in JAMA suggests. The more antibiotics they use, the higher risk they will
have to face.
The emerging world of the fungal microbiome
The study of the fungal microbiota (‘mycobiome’) is a new and rapidly
emerging field that lags behind our understanding of the bacterial
microbiome. Every human has fungi as part of their microbiota, but the
total number of fungal cells is orders of magnitude smaller than that of
the bacterial microbiota.
Lyme and Antibiotics: A Bridge to Disease
The commonly accepted treatment of Lyme disease with antibiotics is a
bridge to a long list of diseases and conditions. Although this is rarely
considered or talked about when a doctor hands out a prescription for
antibiotics to a patient, it is a reality of antibiotic use. Choices for
alternative effective treatments like Dr. Klinghardt’s Protocol are not as
well known, leaving most people with a very limited range of choices. If
someone chooses to use antibiotics, they should be armed with the
knowledge of the consequences that are associated with them.
US born kids less healthy than immigrants
All this is easily and very logically explained by antibiotic use and the
resulting fungal pandemic.
The Candida Facts Paper
The human digestive tract is said to contain some 100 trillion cells
compared to about only 10 trillion human cells in the body. This
particular arrangement has led to man being classified as a
“super-organism,” whose health is directly related to the function of the
thousands of species of micro-organisms that make up the 100 trillion
cells in the intestinal tract.
Gut Microbiota Regulate Motor Deficits and Neuroinflammation in a Model
of Parkinson’s Disease
Indicator of chronic fatigue syndrome found in gut bacteria
Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition
where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn’t alleviated
by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests
administered by an expert.
How the Digestive System Affects Autism
Current autism rates have skyrocketed nearly 150-fold in the last half
century, and all of us are justifiably concerned. We are told what does
not cause autism, but it is unclear what does cause or contribute to this
devastating condition. Furthermore, despite incredible modern medical
advances, in many cases we are sicker than ever before.
Candida Infection - an Underlying Cause of Celiac Disease
This had led to the suggestion that C. albicans infection (CI) may be a
triggering factor for Celiac disease (CeD) onset.
Mother's Microbiota & Brain Health
Bacteria in the gut of a pregnant mouse strengthen the blood-brain barrier
of her developing fetus. The brain—the most exalted and enigmatic of
organs, which is closed off from the rest of the body by a largely
impermeable barrier—could not seem more disconnected from the intestine.
Yet, according to a paper published today (November 19) in Science
Translational Medicine, it’s thanks to the contents of the gut that the
mouse brain’s impermeable barrier develops properly.
Food Allergies Could Be Caused By Antibiotics
antibiotic and a loss of bacteria
An article to read
”Antibiotics will wipe out all of the bacteria in the body within a period
of 5 to 7 days. Some of the species will never return leading to permanent
population shifts that can remain for a lifetime unless corrected. These
population shifts can form the foundation for diseases and conditions that
India on its way to an antibiotic disaster
Gut Dysbiosis: The New Normal for U.S. Kids
How many kids did you know when you were growing up that had autism, ADHD,
acid reflux, allergies, asthma, developmental delays and/or mental health
issues? I knew of only ONE child with any one of these in the whole time I
went to school from elementary school to high school. Now that I am a mom,
I can tell you that it’s the rare child who does NOT have any chronic
Antibiotics - Carcinogenic, Teratogenic, and Mutagenic Effects of
continue to show that antibiotics are far more dangerous than previously
thought. A new study from Harvard researchers shows that antibiotics
damage and alter human DNA, as well as proteins and fats in tissues. This
type of effect classifies antibiotics as teratogens. " A teratogen is a
drug or other substance capable of interfering with the development of an
embryo fetus that may lead to birth defects or developmental
Antibiotics Shown To Damage Human Cells
Antibiotics destroy all the bacteria in the body within 5-7 days, leaving
space for the antibiotic resistant strains to take over and fungal candida
to flourish. Additionally, they lead to priming the brain for a lifetime
of inflammation that can cause rapid aging and neurological diseases like
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, MS, ADHD, and other conditions.
Antibiotics have also been associated with autoimmune disease like
rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.
Candida, Antibiotics, Allergies and Asthma
Antibiotics in Processed Meats Kill Beneficial Bacteria
This recently released study shows how antibiotic residues in
conventionally-raised meats can go on killing beneficial bacteria.
Hospital Patients Getting Antibiotics for No Reason at All
Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed
patients in 183 hospitals across 10 states over the course of five months
to capture a clearer picture of how often antibiotics are prescribed, how
much is prescribed, and for how long. Of the roughly 11,000 patients
surveyed close to half confirmed they had been given antibiotics. Most of
this group also reported they were taking more than one form—some up to
four different kinds at once.
Alzheimer's disease - Again linked to fungal infections, say scientists
Fungal infections could be linked to the development of Alzheimer’s
disease, scientists have claimed in a new study. Tests on brain samples
from deceased Alzheimer’s patients showed they contained fungal proteins,
The Local reported.
Dysbiosis of Gut Fungal Microbiota is Associated With Mucosal
Inflammation in Crohn’s
Antibiotics Increase Incidence of Asthma
Role of Bifidobacterium in human health.
How a versatile gut bacterium helps us digest our daily dietary fiber
by White Shark
Crohns Quadruples in last 10 years among UK youths.
”The Health and Social Care Information Centre says 4,937 16 to
29-year-olds were admitted for treatment in England in 2003/4. Last year
it rose to 19,405.”... ... ”Too many antibiotics could be behind the
Never, Ever Take Cipro or Levaquin!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve become re-acquainted with the devastating
effects that these two antibiotics can have on the lives of people who
have had these prescribed for them by medical doctors.
Fecal Microbial Transfer