natural antibiotics

    When you were a child, germs were all lumped together. All you knew, all your parents knew was that they were bad for you. Whatever you went for – a cough, a sore throat, ear pain, a cut – you were given antibiotics. Antibiotic overuse wasn’t known back then. We now know that all bacteria […]

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    The dangers of antibiotics in our modern society cannot be overstated. Over the last several decades, over-use of antibiotics has reached an all-time high. The result has been drug-resistant bacteria and “superbugs” that evolve faster than scientists can figure out how to fight them. A future where bacteria are at the top of the food […]

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    I don’t mean human terrorists, of course. I mean microbes. I have written frequently and pointed out that the “Golden Age” of antibiotics is over. Sometimes I wonder—even myself—if raising the alarm is the right thing. People seem to want to stay asleep, while danger gathers on every side. It’s more comfortable. Well, is it […]

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