(NaturalHealth365) Clearly, the long term effects of antibiotics on our health are quite serious. Since World War II – we have seen an increasing difficulty in removing bodily infections because these microbes have adapted over time to the routine use of antibiotics in medicine and our livestock production. Shocking, but true, cattle ranchers use up to 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in America.
The conventional food supply in America is sickening – especially the animal food.
The overuse of antibiotics cause a whole range of health problems including cancer. Even on the simplest level of dis-ease, food poisoning such as, salmonella and E. coli are becoming almost common place due to bacteria becoming more and more antibiotic resistant.
Antibiotics increase the risk of breast cancer
In 2004, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association compared 2,266 women with breast cancer to 7,953 women without, aged 20 and older. It took into account how often and over how many years these women took the most commonly used antibiotics.
The study found that the more antibiotics these women used, the higher the risk. High use meaning 500 days over a 17 year period was shown to boost the risk to at least two times higher than women who took none over that same period of time.
Even low usage seemed to carry an increased risk. Yet, some of the researchers claim it could be the woman who needed the antibiotics had a weaker immune system. But that’s not the only reason why people are given antibiotics.
Let’s not forget how common (and over prescribed) antibiotics are today. Conventional medicine gives out antibiotics as a “preventative” before dental work or even as a “precaution” for people who get a laceration.
So, let’s ask a serious question – how effective is the use of all these antibiotics? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “nearly 90,000 people die each year in the United States from antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. That is more deaths than breast and prostate cancer combined.”
So it is highly probable that antibiotics promote cancer by a few means such as, disrupting and reducing the intestinal microflora, which metabolize phytochemicals into compounds that protect us against cancer. Also, antibiotics disrupt the intestinal microfloral metabolism of estrogens, and estrogens are great cancer promoters.
Antibiotics compromise the immune system of even healthy individuals, by allowing Candida, a fungal overgrowth to flourish. This is not insignificant in light of the fact that there are researchers who see a tie between this fungus and cancer.
Are we ignoring intelligent warnings about the dangers of antibiotics?
Former FDA commissioner Donald Kennedy was among 150 scientists and 50 farmers calling on Congress to regulate antibiotic use in livestock production. According to the group, overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and medicine puts human lives at risk, and drives up medical costs.
Kennedy has said, “There’s no question that routinely administering non-therapeutic doses of antibiotics to food animals contributes to antibiotic resistance.”
As in humans, bacteria are growing inside animals, which are given antibiotics, and the resistant bacteria can be transferred to the soil from animal waste. During severe storms or tornadoes the contamination can end up in open wounds. This case scenario was seen after the EF5 tornado in Joplin by doctors who weren’t able to save everyone from the bacteria resistant infections.
A year-long investigation by Kansas City Star found a multi-million-dollar pharmaceutical arms race geared at the beef industry, not just to cure sick cows. The sales data shows that the amount of drugs used in livestock is increasing and beef samples are showing a greater number of antibiotic–resistance pathogens like MRSA. Another example of profit over people.
Food poisoning caused by salmonella and E. coli are being strongly liked to non-therapeutic use of antibiotics, along with antibiotic resistant staphylococcus infections.
The beef industry is a conglomeration of feedlots; processing plants; drug companies and drug company lobbyists – which are aided by the FDA to see that this network remains very profitable. Does this sound like safe food to you?
Having the FDA stigmatize raw milk yet let our meat supply become so dangerous can only be classified as a crime against humanity. Our only (best) recourse is to buy organic and grass-fed beef, or become a vegetarian. Just be sure to get all the essential amino acids and eat quality fats like, coconut oil.
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She has the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in natural healing including Naturopaths, scientist and energy healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.
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