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The Effects of Non-Antibiotic Drugs on the Microbiome
Most people know that antibiotics can have adverse effects on the composition of the gut microbiome. But did you know that nearly a quarter of non-antibiotic drugs can as well?
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Treating Viral Pneumonia and Other Infections
Pneumonia is a frightening illness, especially when it strikes an elderly family member. In today’s podcast, I discuss the botanical treatments I used after my father developed pneumonia during a hospital stay.
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Should Ear Infections Be Treated with Antibiotics?
Ear infections are treated with antibiotics more than almost any other illness in children. However, antibiotic use comes with serious long-term consequences.
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Why You Should Think Twice before Giving Your Child Antibiotics
Antibiotics are sometimes necessary, but they are also overprescribed. Discover when antibiotics are appropriate and how you can reduce your need for them.
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Has Antibiotic Overuse Caused a Celiac Disease Epidemic?
Celiac disease is on the rise, and the population-wide overuse of antibiotics could play a key role in triggering disease onset.
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Pills or Paleo? Preventing and Reversing Acne and Other Skin Problems
Acne and skin problems may not be life-threatening, but they’re associated with depression, anxiety, and social isolation. Paleo offers a safe and effective way to prevent and even reverse them.
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Does the Gut Microbiome Play a Role in Autoimmune Disease?
New research suggests that supporting our gut microbiome may help prevent (and even treat?) autoimmune disease. Read on to learn how.
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What Causes SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and Why It’s so Hard to Treat
The small bowel plays an important role in digesting food and absorbing nutrients. It is also an important part of the immune system, containing an impressive network of lymphoid cells.
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RHR: How to Prevent and Treat Recurring Ear Infections—without Antibiotics
Ear infections are pretty common in kids, but did you know that know that a majority of them are viral? Learn how to treat infections without antibiotics.
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