In May of this year the CDC announced the first US isolation of a so-called “super bug,” meaning a bacteria resistant to all available antibiotics. The E. coli bacterium was cultured from the urinary tract of a Pennsylvania woman with no history of foreign travel. Continue reading
I’m skeptical about … antibiotics.
In my last post I discussed prebiotics and probiotics. Now it’s on to antibiotics. At first glance it may seem odd that I am skeptical about a class of drugs that has saved countless lives, but it’s their effectiveness going forward and widespread misuse that concerns me. Unfortunately, when it comes to antibiotics these concerns are inextricably linked. Continue reading