Friday, January 13, 2012

The Antibiotics are Killing us

This may sound extreme, but the extreme over use of antibiotics has created a nightmare where so many people develop antibiotic resistance strains of bacteria.  Many have died from this problem, others suffer for months trying numerous different medications until (if they are lucky) their infection is finally appeased.

Its not only that a number of our doctors give us antibiotics every time we visit their offices.  Its is more so because the food industry stuffs cows, chickens, and pigs full of antibiotics so that these animals can survive in the horrid conditions they are forced to live in.  Once we eat beef, poultry, and pork, the antibiotics pass on to us.

If you are prescribed antibiotics by your doctor, be sure to take every pill he/she prescribes.  If you don't you increase you resistance to antibiotics.

Editorial - LA Times

Fatter cows, sicker people

The FDA has restricted the use of a minor antibiotic used by the meat industry. It's a small step to counter the widespread overuse of antibiotics on healthy animals, which helps create antibiotic-resistant bacteria that harms humans...

...Eighty percent of the antibiotics used in this country are given to chicken, pigs, turkey and cattle, not because the animals are sick but to fatten them and prevent illness from sweeping through crowded pens. Evidence has been building for decades that the overuse of antibiotics in livestock has helped lead to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which then present a threat to human to complete article

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