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7 Things You May Not Know About Antibiotics

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Why wouldn't your doctor disclose everything you need to know about antibiotics?
Air Date: 9/30/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: James LaValle, RPh, CCN
James lavalle James LaValle, is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., a web platform and practice solution enterprise, launching AIR Support and the Metabolic Code Assessment. In addition, he founded an Practices at Progressive Medical Center in Orange County, CA.

In 2001 he founded and operated LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility in Cincinnati for the past 15 years (sold in 2014) where he served thousands of patients using his metabolic model for health. He also founded Integrative Health Resources 15 years ago, which is focused as a natural products industry consulting company.

James has 27 years' experience integrating natural therapies into various medical and business models. James is probably best known for his expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital.

As such he has written hundreds of articles for a variety of industry journals and publications, and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics. He was a founding author of the NHI on Demand database and spearheaded the Lexi Comp databases relating to natural therapeutics.

He is author of 16 e books and 20 books including the most recently released, Your Blood Never Lies, as well as his best seller, Cracking the Metabolic Code, along with Smart Medicine for Healthier Living, Nutritional Cost of Drugs and The Cox 2 Connection. He was named one of the "50 Most Influential Pharmacists" by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau. LaValle served as the nutrition correspondent for Body Shaping, the number one fitness show on ESPN II in the late 1990's.

Jim is a favorite interviewee for the media related to natural care, and has done well over 500 media appearances in TV and radio.
7 Things You May Not Know About Antibiotics
Antibiotics are used to treat bacteria infections that can cause you to become sick. Depending on the severity of the infection, antibiotics can help save lives.

However, many believe that certain antibiotics can cause more harm than good. Why wouldn't your doctor disclose everything you need to know about antibiotics?

Here are seven things you may not know about antibiotics:

  1. Antibiotics are effective only against bacteria. Antibiotics don't have any effect on viral infections, yet over 31 percent of antibiotic prescriptions were for colds or sore throats.
  2. Researchers found that those women with babies who had birth defects had a higher incidence of taking two types of antibiotics (sulfa drugs and nitrofurantoins) for urinary tract infections than mothers with unaffected babies.
  3. Antibiotics work by flushing out all bacteria, including the good kind that keeps us healthy.
  4. An estimated 20 percent of affected people will get sick all over again later.
  5. Antibiotics upset the delicate balance of your intestinal terrain; yeasts grow into large colonies and take over in a condition called dysbiosis.
  6. Antibiotics encourage you to binge on carbohydrates including pasta, bread, sugar, potatoes, etc. So, it should come as no surprise that weight gain counts as one of the telltale signs of antibiotic damage and subsequent yeast overgrowth.
  7. The CDC estimates at least 2 million Americans contract antibiotic-resistant infections every year, and that 23,000 die as a result.

Listen in as James LaValle, RPh, CCN, shares the seven things you may not know about antibiotics and why your doctor wouldn't share them with you.