This “Life Saving” Drug is Becoming WORTHLESS
Ever heard the phrase, too much of a good thing?
That’s exactly what I think about antibiotics.
There’s no doubt that the discovery of antibiotics has saved countless lives over the past 100 years. Because of these drugs, diseases that were once a death sentence can often be knocked out in a matter of days.
But doctors these days hand out prescriptions like they’re handing out lollipops, often giving them to patients who don’t need them just to keep them happy.
It happens far more often that you might think… and the consequences are serious.
According to a recent study, nearly 50 percent of seniors have been given an antibiotic when they didn’t need one.
This study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, looked at nearly 200,000 men and women over 65 years old who went to the doctor for a problem that shouldn’t require an antibiotic—things like the common cold, acute bronchitis, or acute sinusitis.
Nearly half of these patients walked out of the doctor’s office with a prescription for an antibiotic that would do absolutely nothing for their illness.
This isn’t a case of better safe than sorry… it’s just a case of stupid and reckless.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are associated with side effects like an increased risk of infection with Clostridium difficile, tendon ruptures, allergic reactions, and even heart problems.
As bad as that is, the most alarming part is that the over-prescribing of antibiotics has led to the development of antibiotic resistant superbugs.
In other words, when you REALLY need antibiotics, they might not work.
In fact, more than 700,000 people die every year from drug-resistant infections, and it’s only going to get worse.
We’re on the cusp of entering a post-antibiotic era. The only way we can stop it is to severely cut back on the use of antibiotics—including those given to food animals.
That means we need to retrain doctors, vets, farmers—and patients too, so they don’t demand antibiotics for every cough and sniffle.
If you really need an antibiotic, by all means, take one! Just make sure you take the pills until they’re gone—which means taking them long after you feel better.
If you stop taking them too soon, some of the bacteria may remain alive…which can lead to antibiotic resistance.
I also recommend adding colloidal silver to whatever treatment you use because it dramatically boosts the effectiveness of antibiotics.
But at the end of the day, the best way to avoid antibiotic resistance is to prevent infections from occurring to begin with—and you can do that with simple lifestyle changes that will improve your immune function.
These include eating a nutrient dense diet, supplementing with what’s missing from your diet, and getting plenty of rest, sun, and exercise.
After all, the best medicine is the kind you don’t have to take.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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