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Albert Stern is a healer, artist, and instructor. He practices acupuncture, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. He creates anatomical illustrations and fine art paintings. He is also an acupuncture instructor and teaches at various schools and facilities. He works with the Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine and Peak Research Institute. 


Filtering by Category: Microbiobe

Antibiotics damage gut bacteria for months

Albert Stern

The bacteria in our gut (aka the microbiome) keeps us healthy in a myriad of ways. This community of microbes affects our digestion, mood, sleep, and levels of inflammation in the body. 

Two recent studies demonstrate how a routine dose of antibiotics damage this important bacteria in our gut. It can take months and in some cases up to a year for our microbiome to recover!  

There is absolutely a time and place for antibiotics. However, overuse is a huge problem as drug resistance microbes evolve. Add to that this new research about how long it takes the rest of our body to recover - and it is easy to see that these drugs ought to be used sparingly. 

This article from Ars Technica reports on the new studies outlining how long it takes our bodies to recover from antibiotics:

The audio below is a great story from WNYC's RadioLab. It describes how quickly bacteria mutates and becomes resistant to antibiotics. It goes on to tell the story of a possible solution from a very unexpected source.