Tag Archive: drug resistance

Antibiotic Overuse

How to Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics

Did you know that… Antibiotic abuse in the United States is widespread. We have only 4.6% of the global population but we have 46% of the global antibiotic market? 95% of clinicians prescribe antibiotics even when they are not absolutely sure they are needed? 1 in 10 doctors will write a prescription for an antibiotic even though they know it’s not needed, just because a patient asks for it?

Factory Farming

FOOD FOR NAUGHT: 5 Reasons To Kick Factory Farmed Meats Off Your Plate

These days, just about everything is mass-produced, including our food, with large, factory-style farms churning out a seemingly endless supply of meat, chickens, eggs and dairy products. All that mass production equals abundance and lower prices, but if those factory-farmed products are eroding your health, is the savings really worth it? Not in my book. Here’s what’s really going on with mass-produced meats and why you should steer clear: