Tag: antibiotics

Antibiotic side effects in children results in 70,000 ER visits yearly according to Consumer Reports. Here’s what you need to know.

Antibiotic side effects in children results in 70,000 ER visits yearly according to Consumer Reports.  Here’s what you need to know. Even though parents and doctors have been educated over the past 20-30 years about antibiotics, they are often overused.  While they can be the miracle cure for some problems, the truth is that overusing these miracle drugs can cause reactions, destroy the normal flora in the gut and even land your child in the ER. Consumer Reports has been studying this problem and has some great advice for parents wishing to avoid an antibiotic created problems or future problems Read More »

Antibiotics in our fast food may be responsible for obesity and other diseases. Which companies are antibiotic free?

Antibiotics in our fast food may be responsible for obesity and other diseases.  Which companies are now antibiotic free? For years, antibiotics have been used to add weight to cows as well as chickens, increasing the yield for the farmer.  Farm raised fish also may have antibiotics used to keep them healthier because of the high densities of fish raised in this manner. Antibiotics may have some undesirable side effects in the human population as well including obesity, antibiotic resistance as well as allergies. The general public has made it clear that it wants to eat better and more nutritious food and Read More »

Athletes beware; The FDA recently warned that antibiotics can cause tendon damage according to Runners World Magazine.

Athletes beware; The FDA recently warned that antibiotics can cause tendon damage according to Runners World Magazine. While there is a major concern regarding the effect antibiotics and their overuse has caused us including resistant strains, as well as problems with obesity, one additional concern has just been raised by the FDA. If you are an athlete, antibiotics may affect the strength of muscle tendons.A class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones””and side effects that could prove devastating to runners. While running injuries may be a part of training, taking a substance that can increase the likelihood of an injury without understanding Read More »

What’s Consumer Reports Beef with Beef; finding the healthiest and safest ways to buy and prepare it.

  What’s Consumer Reports Beef with Beef; finding the healthiest and safest ways to buy and prepare it. While some of you may no longer eat beef, the truth is that hamburgers are an American dietary staple. The good old steak on the grill for many of us is something we have learned to enjoy, especially during summertime cookouts. Most of us never question how the meat gets to the supermarket or where it comes from. Consumer Reports decided to investigate the beef industry and find out how they grow cows, process them for slaughter and then get the meat Read More »

A new study suggests that there is an alternative to surgery for appendicitis; Antibiotics.

A new study suggests that there is an alternative to surgery for appendicitis; Antibiotics. Antibiotics when used properly can save lives and help us fight infection, when our body needs help. One of those infections that has responded to antibiotics is appendicitis. Used for years in Europe to successfully treat the condition, antibiotics can help eliminate both the infection and the surgery safely. This is not the first study to show that there is another option. Unfortunately, doctors and hospitals are slow to adapt, especially since they have been conditioned to believe that surgery is in fact the only way Read More »