Doctors use them to treat just about everything. Yet in the long run, they do more harm than good. Taking them can increase colorectal cancer risk by 11%.1 That’s bad enough. But new research reveals using antibiotics may also increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
The University of Pennsylvania studied over a million subjects. They looked at antibiotic use in 200,000 diabetics during the year before their diagnosis. Then they examined how these drugs affected 800,000 people without diabetes. And they found a disturbing link…
Researchers found taking just two courses of penicillin led to an 8% increase in diabetes risk. But taking five or more courses… That nearly tripled their risk. It raised their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 23%.2 But penicillin was just one antibiotic they looked at…
Quinolones are even worse. Doctors use these when others fail. Experts warn they should only be a last resort. Taking them puts you at risk for dizziness, insomnia, and seizures. They may even cause tendon ruptures.3
Well, add this to the list too… Subjects who took two to five courses of quinolones had a 15% increase in diabetes risk. And more than five courses raised risk by 37%.4 Five courses may sound like a lot…but think about how many times in your life you’ve gone to the doctor with a stuffy nose or sore throat…and left with a prescription for an antibiotic.
Experts know why this is happening: Antibiotics disrupt your gut flora. These drugs kill all bacteria. The good and the bad. Research from China found people with type 2 diabetes have abnormal gut bacteria. Including a lack of the bacteria that help protect against diabetes.5
According to Dr. Yu-Xiao Yang, co-author of this new study, “. . . we think changing levels and diversity of gut bacteria could explain the link between antibiotics and diabetes risk.”6
Our advice? Turn to natural antibiotics instead. Foods like coconut oil and garlic have potent antimicrobial effects… They even protect against superbugs that Big Pharma’s medicines can’t kill.7
But antibiotics aren’t the only prescription drugs putting your health at risk…
Because chances are, you’re one of the 219 million Americans (and millions more around the world) taking a prescription drug. But not just any drug: One or more of the top 10 most dangerous pharmaceutical drugs on the market today. Big Pharma knows they’re dangerous, but they prefer you to stay in the dark.
And they really don’t want you to know that each of these drugs has a number of safe, natural alternatives. Like the plant extract that works as well as antidepressants—but without horrible side effects… A common nutrient that 23 studies have shown decreases blood pressure… An antioxidant found in beer that not only relieves joint pain, but can help you feel relaxed and calm…and more. Go HERE for more.
In Good Health,
Publisher, INH Health Watch