When Are Antibiotics NOT the Answer ???


People are starting to learn that antibiotics are useful only against bacteria, not viruses and that taking too many antibiotics or not following a doctor's orders can increase our chances of developing a bacterial infection resistant to antibiotic therapy. BUT - did you know that much of the animal protein you eat has been dosed with antibiotics to encourage the food animals to grow faster and thus be ready to market sooner?

Consumer Reports has produced a report on ground turkey that is available online at http://www.consumerreports.org/turkey0613. This report indicates that much of the ground turkey and ground turkey products that many of us rely on as healthier alternatives to other animal proteins may not be as healthy as we had thought.

As with my earlier blog on frankenfood, the moral of the story is "let the buyer beware." 

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