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Great TED Talk about the human Microbiome by Rob Knight

Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying the human microbiome, and his TED Talk “How Our Microbes Make Us Who We Are” was all about just how important the microbiome is, how antibiotics may be altering important aspects of how … Continue reading

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Try the Soup

So, from last week we know that taking antibiotics for common viral infections is bad for you. I mean that. It is BAD FOR YOU. You can destroy the commensal organisms that protect you against invading pathogens and promote the … Continue reading

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When to use antibiotics

It is important that you only use antibiotics for bacterial infections. Antibiotics help stop bacterial infections by acting on peptidoglycan, 70S ribosomes and bacterial enzymes. Viruses DO NOT HAVE THESE. ┬áTherefore, using an antibiotic for a viral infection will not … Continue reading

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