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Herbsprout is a webblog and podcast dedicated to sharing the health benefits of herbs, food, innovations related to our gut microbiome. Herbsprout seeks to bridge the vast chasm dividing the mainstream medical community, alternative medicine, and Asian medicine, especially of China (TCM), India (Ayurveda), and Japan (eJim & Kampo).

What antibiotics disturb our gut microbiome

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Antibiotics are used to fight pathogens but also target commensal bacteria, disturbing the composition of gut microbiota and causing dysbiosis and disease.

According to an October 13 2021 Medical Express report, antibiotics are known to cause asthma, food allergies, obesity, gastrointestinal problems and Clostridioides difficile infections.

The October 13 2021 article in Nature said 144 antibiotics were studied to assess their affect on 38 human gut microbiome species. The study found that two common antibiotics macrolides and tetracyclines, inhibited nearly all gut bacteria tested, but also killed several species.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-10-tackling-collateral-antibiotics.html

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03986-2

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03986-2
#antibiotics #guthealth #gutmicrobiome #medicine #wellness

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