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Rethinking Antibiotic Use in Early Pregnancy: Some Linked to Miscarriage

A new study reported by CNN Health warns that some commonly used antibiotics may be causing miscarriages. “Macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole were related to higher rates of pregnancy loss,” CNN said. Penicillin, however, did not show up as a danger.

Despite warnings that we're quickly approaching a D-Day for bacterial infections that have grown resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, doctors are still prescribing too many antibiotics, including to pregnant women. Antibiotics simply do not work for viruses, yet many of these prescriptions are for acute respiratory conditions (such as flu and colds) caused by a virus — meaning there is no point in the prescription.

It’s long been known that many antibiotics can cause damage to your system, including your gut microbiome. In fact, they may even promote disease by creating an oxygen-rich environment that favors that growth of pathogens. For example, research shows women who had used antibiotics for two months or more were at an increased risk of developing colon polyps, which can be a precursor to colorectal cancer.

With such serious short- and long-term ramifications, it’s obvious that you should take antibiotics only when it’s absolutely necessary. To avoid needing them in the first place, you can ramp up your body’s infection-fighting capabilities by keeping your vitamin D levels in the therapeutic range of 50 to 70 ng/ml. 

Liposomal vitamin C, garlic, colloidal silver, olive leaf extract, Manuka honey and tea tree oil are also good agents for fighting and/or treating infections. Eating plenty of fresh, whole foods and ditching processed foods also helps. And always choose grass fed meats and dairy.
 
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