Tuesday, February 26, 2013

When You Swallow A Grenade (Link to Great Article)

Here is a link to a great article titled "When You Swallow a Grenade" by Carl Zimmer and published on the National Geographic web page. It gives a brief history of anitbiotics and their role in changing gut flora.


  1. Thank you for this. I read it and my blood was boiling. As a child of the 80's I was prescribed antibiotics ALL THE TIME, even when I as well and my brother or sister were sick. And in adult hood, it was prescribed ALL THE TIME for sinus infections. And then finally at 26 I developed Crohn's Disease after 3 straight days of intravenous antibiotics due to my undiagnosed lupus symptoms of pleurisy. Anyway, I really liked reading this. Very informative. Thank you!!!

    1. Thanks Amber, Antibiotics were a staple of my childhood as well. It was highly likely I was Celiac from infancy, however, I believe the antibiotics were a factor in my Crohn's too. My son slid into autism after spending three week on antibiotics at 18 mos of age.

      Here's to your journey back to health, and the wisdom you are acquiring from you experience.