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Antibiotic-Resistant Genes in Cow Manure May Add to the Threat of Untreatable Disease

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  • Maintaining optimal intestinal health is paramount in the fight against both acute and chronic disease. One of the fastest ways to destroy your gut microbiome is through the use of antibiotics
  • While antibiotics are certainly overused in medicine, one of the most pervasive sources of antibiotics is actually through the foods you eat—in particular factory farmed meats
  • Recent research has found antibiotic-resistant genes in the bacteria of dairy cows' guts. Cow manure, commonly used as crop fertilizer, may transfer these bacteria to soil where food is grown for human consumption
  • 80 different antibiotic-resistant genes were found in five manure samples. When these genes were added to E.coli bacteria, the E.coli became resistant to antibiotics
  • Traditionally fermented (unpasteurized) foods are the best route to optimal digestive health

By Dr. Mercola

Your immune defenses are key in protecting you from all disease, including cancer, toxic poisons, infections, inflammation, and even the ravages of aging. What many fail to realize is that your immune system actually begins in your gut, and that maintaining optimal intestinal health is paramount in the fight against both acute and chronic disease.


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