Tag: urinary tract infections

Bacteria and the Elderly – Better Days Ahead

Bacteria and the Elderly – Better Days Ahead

Recently I was pleased to come across an article in the Wall Street Journal that discussed the very positive shift away from overuse of antibiotics in nursing homes. Being the defender of the microbiome that I am, when I read that up to 70% of nursing home residents receive one or more courses of antibiotics every year and up to…

Antibiotics Not Always Needed for Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection with over 8 million visits to health care providers each year. Women are affected more often than men, simply due to anatomy. The treatment for UTIs is antibiotic medication, which is well known for modifying the beneficial flora that reside in the digestive tract and urogenital tract. Furthermore,…

Chicken Wings and a UTI

  I recommend eating natural foods all the time because I know foods that don’t contain toxic ingredients are better for our bodies. If you eat meat, choose natural meats from animals that haven’t been treated with growth hormones and antibiotics. Now there are even more good reasons to go all-natural. A recent study found certain strains of E. coli…