Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Oregano Might Help Save our Food Supply

Antibiotics are often given to livestock to prevent infectious diseases and improve growth. Animals have been given more antibiotics by weight than humans. This has led to the development of super bugs that are resistant to common antibiotics. Recently, the FDA and CDC have both called for limiting the use of human antibiotics in food animals. Oregano has been used as a substitute for antibiotics. A New York Times article listed several companies that have found it effective. This would also decrease the development of yeast imbalance, which I find to be widespread. However, higher levels of sanitation, nutrition, and humane treatment of food animals are even more important. See Holistic Primary Care, Spring, 2013, p.10. Celebration of Health Association website

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