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13 Feb: Nature’s Medicine: 10 Most Powerful Natural Antibiotics Known to Mankind

You’re feeling that familiar pressure in your sinuses. Or maybe it’s a cut that has become itchy and inflamed. When experiencing the early symptoms of any potential infection, it might be your first instinct to rush off to the doctor’s office for a prescription antibiotic. With the rise of antibiotic “superbugs,” it is especially important to utilize prescriptive antibiotics only when medically necessary. “Superbugs” are strains of bacteria that have become resistant to known antibiotic treatments over time. Rise of the Superbug – Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: By Dr. Karl Klose at TEDx While there are certain occasions in which antibiotics are absolutely necessary and life-saving, nature provides us with plenty of alternatives without the potentially harmful side-effects. Natural antibiotics could very well…

Dangerous Side Effects of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

25 Nov: Dangerous Side Effects of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Antibiotics are prescribed on a daily basis, and when used under the right circumstances, they can help people recover from illness and even save lives, but it has been argued that they are over-prescribed. They can also have unwanted and very serious side effects that many people do not consider or realize when it comes to this type of drug. What to Watch Out For According to Jane Brody writing for The New York Times, the class of antibiotics that has some of the most severe side effects is also one of the most popular – fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones include drugs such as the well-known Avelox, Levaquin, and Cipro. Of these, Johnson & Johnson’s Levaquin was the top-selling antibiotic in 2010,…

03 Aug: Pigs, MRSA and Zyvox: Big Pharma’s got you coming and going

It hadn’t really occurred to me, until I read a great rant by Jen Huntley in the Reno News & Review the other day, just how completely the web of Big Pharma envelops our lives. In other words, Big Pharma doesn’t just provide us drugs when we get sick. Big Pharma also helps us get sick in the first place. It’s the perfect racket: they’ve got us coming and going. As Jen writes: While those of us with adequate or good health insurance looked the other way, health care became a giant profit-making machine for insurance companies and hospitals, but the pharmaceutical industry really takes the cake. Not only have they bought the government with profits built on taxpayer subsidies,…