Dr. Martin Blaser — author of Missing Microbes — reveals how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues.
Here’s what we talked about:
1:53 – How a small village in Venezuela proved that we really are “missing microbes” and what that actually means for you.
4:12 – What your mama (and your mama’s mama) has to do with your microbiome.
6:25 – What bacteria has to do with a virus (hint…nothing!) and why antibiotics won’t get rid of your viral infection.
8:50 – The illness spectrum, the gray area of treatment, and the “defensive medicine” being played by doctors.
12:35 – The collateral damage being done by broad spectrum antibiotics – and what the government and Big Pharma can do to stop it.
18:44 – Are antibiotics “spilling out of the farm”? How they get into our food supply and how much we are really consuming.
21:20 – The C-section connection: moms, microbes and why your baby could be getting antibiotics without you even knowing it.
29:07 – Are we supposed to have H. Pylori? The many sides of the H.Pylori story.
36:36 – Gastritis and inflammation could actually be a “normal” response and why we need to be weighing costs, not just benefits.
40:28 – Celiac and antibiotics: what the loss of our bacteria means for our immune system.
44:20 – Solutions for taking back our bacteria for a early life benefit without the late in life cost.
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Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness.