Tag: farm animals

Antibiotics; is this why we are fatter, are less healthy and having more allergies?

Antibiotics; is this why we are fatter, are less healthy, and having more allergies?   Last night, I was watching Bill Mahr who was on Real Time on HBO. He was interviewing Dr. Martin Blaser (check out the episode here)who is a Pultizer Prize winner and researcher for 30 years of human microbes. While most of us are familiar with the idea of antibiotic resistance, most of us never heard his concept of an antibiotic side effect of obesity and the permanent changes to the natural human flora that exists in our digestive tracts that help food digest and become assimilated Read More »

Antibiotics in animals and the risk of human infection; the NY Times explores.

Antibiotics in animals and the risk of human infection; the NY Times explores. Antibiotics have been used for years as a supplement to animals to help improve the yield of meat on farms. Apparently, this practice has gone on for years and has rarely been questioned. Apparently, there are side effects to the indiscriminate use of antibiotics which apparently include more antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria which we as a species are affected by. The effect is that as more bugs become resistant to antibiotics, stronger and newer antibiotics are necessary to combat their infection. We have addressed the usage Read More »