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(NaturalNews) Since the 1940s, antibiotics have become the standard treatment for bacterial infections. Most believe that pharmaceutical antibiotics are a miracle "silver bullet" for infectious diseases and that antibiotics alone were responsible for curtailing the major life-threatening, infectious diseases plaguing humanity.

According to Thomas McKeown, MD, author of The Role of Medicine, "Deaths from common infections were declining long before effective medical intervention was possible." [1] View graphs here.

(1) Mutant Bacteria

In 1947, when penicillin was rolled out for mass production, the first bacterium resistant to it was soon discovered, Staphylococcus aureus. The fact is that antibiotics, even when used appropriately, do create mutant bacteria. [2]

In fact, the highest rates of methicillin-resistant S. aureus infections are correlated with the countries that prescribe the most antibiotics. In 2009, Norway had one of the lowest rates of hospital infections in the world.

Why? Approximately 30 years ago, Norway made a pivotal decision to reduce overall antibiotic use and prohibited stronger antibiotics from entering the country. [3]

(2) Weakened Immune System

Peter J. D'Adamo, ND, is a naturopathic physician and author known for his pioneering research on the interconnectedness of human blood groups, lifestyle, nutrition and health.

Dr. D'Adamo explained, "When you allow your body to go to war on its own terms, without antibiotic intervention, it develops not only a memory of specific antibodies to the current infection and any similar to it, but also the ability to fight more effectively the next time it is challenged or attacked."

In other words, the invaders are getting stronger, but our immune systems are less prepared to handle them. [4]

Antibiotics suppress the immune system, as opposed to merely assisting it to do its job more effectively. In fact, antibiotics "cut off immune response." They can reduce the level of infection, but they cannot eradicate it; only the immune system can do that. [5]

(3) Recurring Infections

Scientific research has revealed that those treated with antibiotics succumb to recurring infections more frequently than those who do not use antibiotics. For example, children with ear infections who are prescribed antibiotics routinely suffer from repeat infections. [6]

(4) Fungal and Bacterial Overgrowths

Fungal and bacterial overgrowths caused by antibiotics exude endotoxins (toxins produced within the body), which suppress the immune system. They destroy the "communication pathways between cells of the immune system"

ImmuneDisorders.Homestead.com explains,"Without these pathways in operation, immune cells don't attack. Healthy gut flora supports immune function but does not replace those communication pathways." [7]

(5) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Repeated antibiotic use has been linked with chronic viral illness including chronic fatigue syndrome. [8]

(6) AIDS

AIDS research indicates that a risk factor for AIDS is an impaired immune response, which can be linked to a history of repeated antibiotic use. Perhaps it is no accident the that same group with the highest incidence of AIDS is also a group that uses more antibiotics than other groups in America. [8]

(7) Cancer Links

The BMJ reported that those who had taken six or more antibiotic prescriptions had a 1.5 greater risk of less common cancers compared with study participants who had the lowest antibiotic exposure. [9]

A 2002 Finish study found breast cancer risk accelerated with increased antibiotic exposure. [10]

A 2008 study by the International Journal of Cancer reported: "Those who had taken 2-5 antibiotic prescriptions had a 27% increase in cancers compared to those who took none. Those who took six or more prescriptions had a 37% increase in cancers." [8]

Widespread, repetitive antibiotic use could permanently cause generational, deleterious changes to microbiota and the immune system. [11]

Sources for this article include:

[1] http://www.naturalnews.com

[2] http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com

[3] http://www.staph-infection-resources.com

[4] http://www.genotypediet.com

[5] http://immunedisorders.homestead.com

[6] http://immunedisorders.homestead.com

[7] http://immunedisorders.homestead.com

[8] http://www.drlwilson.com

[9] http://www.bmj.com

[10] http://draxe.com

[11] http://chriskresser.com


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