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Tag Archives: Antibiotics
A new “biological fingerprint” – the bacterial enterotype – has recently been discovered which may eventually become as important as blood types and tissue types are today, with many implications for understanding and improving health. It was already known that, … Continue reading
A common bacterium found in the mouths of 1 in 20 healthy individuals may offer probiotic potential against upper respiratory tract infections. In a recent study, two strains of Streptococcus salivarius were found to be able to bind to human … Continue reading
While taking an antibiotic can, in some circumstances, be a life-saving intervention, it will also inevitably lay waste vast numbers of indigenous intestinal microorganisms – a loss from which we may only slowly, and possibly never completely recover, as less … Continue reading
Medicine still has no ready solution for the problem of food intolerance and, in general, doctors have shown little interest in finding one. In the absence of medical help and with no test for the condition, most patients are left … Continue reading
Of the 100 trillion ‘friendly’ bacteria, from hundreds of different species, that we each carry around in our gut, only a few may have a special role in shaping our immune responses, but one of this select group involved in … Continue reading
Antibiotics cause diarrhoea in approximately 20-30 percent of children who take them, and this can result in discontinuation of the treatment. Whilst Kefir, one of the world’s oldest probiotic drinks, did little to prevent diarrhoea in some young children being … Continue reading
According to a study done in China, children who were regularly given probiotic bacteria during the winter had fewer colds, needed fewer antibiotics, and missed fewer days of school. Those who did succumb to infection recovered more quickly if they … Continue reading
Sometimes antibiotics are necessary, and can be a life-saver, but they are best avoided if at all possible. Over half of all antibiotics cause adverse reactions, sometimes resulting in fatalities and, even when they don’t do this, they kill good … Continue reading