Category: Antibiotics

November 9, 2015

Antibiotics, Probiotics and Your Microbiome

Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND There are many probiotics available today, some of which may suit your specific microbiome, and some of which may not. Probiotics are trendy in popular health culture, which is not a bad thing! That said, there are many reasons our microbiome can be thrown off balance, which means there are numerous […]

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September 16, 2015

Treatment for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Why Is My Naturopathic Doctor Prescribing Antibiotics? Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND By definition, SIBO is “bacterial overgrowth” (of the small intestine). Therefore, part of the treatment for SIBO involves a concerted effort to destroy the bacteria that are wreaking havoc in the small intestine. There are two options for killing the bacterial overgrowth: two weeks […]

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October 17, 2012

Antibiotics: When to Take Them and How to Avoid Them

Many Vancouver locals may have noticed the recent antibiotics awareness campaign that is being spread across the city. Promoted by multiple health authorities, the campaign aims to reduce antibiotic overuse and decrease the resistance of superbugs, which are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Naturopaths commonly recognize how crucial it is that an infection be accurately […]

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