I had planned to include this video in the next Friday’s Surf & Turf post, but feel the topic is so important that it deserves individual attention.
Cold and flu bugs can spread like wildfire through schools and the workplace. For a quick fix, we go to the doctor’s office and are commonly prescribed a course of antibiotics. But guess what? Antibiotics can’t cure a cold or flu because those are caused by viruses – and antibiotics can only treat infections or illnesses caused by bacteria.
The over-prescribing of antibiotics is not only leading toward a crisis where they are becoming increasingly ineffective, but they can also cause serious damage to your health – including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression and autism.
Here’s a link to a very helpful video and article by Dr. Mark Hyman explaining how antibiotics can damage your health, and what you can do to combat that damage if it’s necessary to take them: