Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Antibiotic Therapy Risks

According to Dr. James Howenstine, a board certified specialist in internal medicine, he writes in his article entitled "ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER", that having a healthy gastrointestinal tract is a key component for good health. He goes on to say that he believes all antibiotics kill healthy intestinal bacteria and when these bacteria are killed, they are replaced in the intestines by more dangerous anaerobic bacteria, parasites, fungi, yeast and mycoplasma. In addition, our ability to kill cancer cells is probably being compromised by decreased production of intestinal immune cells, since more than 70% of our immune system cells reside in the intestine.

Dr. Howenstine further sites a study from the JAMA that revealed that women who have taken antibiotics are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer.

Dr. Howenstine also believes that long term use of antibiotics may be the primary reason why patients with Lyme Disease are now frequently being discovered to have lymphomas. Suppressed activity of killer lymphocytes related to decreased production of immune cells by damaged intestines whose health has been compromised by loss of healthy intestinal flora could be a key contributing factor to the lymphoma problem. source

HealthIsInReach has a couple of suggestions:
1. For increased immune system response, we suggest Beta-1,3D Glucan.
2. For help with bacteria, parasites, fungi and yeast overgrowth, we suggest the Advanced ERE.
3. For help with lymphomas and cancer, we suggest the FIR Dome and/or Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine.