ANTIBIOTICS, INFANTS, AND ASTHMA
In case you were not aware, the risk of ASTHMA goes up significantly when babies under a year old are given ANTIBIOTICS. A few years ago (click the first links above), I reported to you that Antibiotics given to the very young, dramatically increased their chances of developing Asthma. All you have to do is look at the quotes at the top of this page to realize that this was not new information, as the two studies were published over a decade apart. In fact, if you get on your computer and Google "Antibiotics Cause Asthma", you'll get 1.2 million hits. Yet the insanity continues virtually unabated (HERE), causing an even greater number of health problems than the uninitiated could possibly begin to fathom. Allow me to explain.
Asthma is not the only consequence of prescribing infants antibiotics. A quick review of the scientific literature tells us that Asthma is not the only thing that Infant Antibiotics are associated with. Studies tell us that this class of drug is related to everything from ALLERGIES to OBESITY, to DIABETES, to IBS, to eczema and other AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES (including FIBROMYALGIA), to CHRONIC EAR INFECTIONS, to ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE, to SYSTEMIC YEAST / CANDIDA INFECTIONS, and on and on and on. These are just some of the many reasons that I have been telling my readers that Antibiotics are one of the single largest long-term health destroyers in America.
We do not really need more taxpayer-funded research telling us that ANTIBIOTICS DESTROY HEALTH and cause lifetime health-related problems. We need educated parents and doctors who will stand up and say, "no; I am not giving little Junior an antibiotic. That's not what he needs right now". But the solution to this problem does not end with simply not killing off one's good bacteria with antibiotics. One must actually expose themselves / their children to bacteria in order to be healthy (I have written about this previously HERE, HERE and HERE). Let me share with you what the 2003 article from the top of the page said about this matter.
I would challenge all parents and grandparents to click on some of these links and learn why you do not want your children (or yourself) taking antibiotics. Is it possible to actually live a life free of antibiotics? My four children, ages 16 to 9 (HERE are some pics) have never been on antibiotics. Yes, they have had all of the same childhood health issues yours have had. But 999 times out of a thousand, antibiotics are not needed to get over these infections. If we will simply nurture our God-given Immune Systems, we will realize that they are infinitely more powerful than a pill or shot.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).