One conks him on the head with a rubber mallet and the other punches him in the gut with an oversized boxing glove.
Well, it looks like one of Big Pharma’s favorite meds is giving millions of people the old one-two — and the results are a lot worse than indigestion.
I’ve told you before how the mainstream’s obsession with antibiotics — and the way they hand them out for every cough or sniffle — is causing an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
This antibiotic could send your diabetes risk skyrocketing
But it looks like those same meds could put you on the path to life-threatening diabetes, too.
In a study just published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, scientists from Denmark looked at the prescriptions filled by about 1.5 million people over 17 years.
And people who received five or more prescriptions for antibiotics during that time were a whopping 53 percent more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.
So, what’s the connection between antibiotics and out of control blood sugar levels? It’s actually pretty simple.
Antibiotics don’t just destroy the dangerous bacteria causing an infection. They kill the healthy bacteria living in your gut, too. Killing these important bacteria has been shown to reduce your body’s ability to break down sugars.
Beef up your belly bugs to shrink your blood sugar risks
That’s why I always recommend you take a probiotic any time you’re on antibiotics, to help you build your levels of healthy gut bugs back up.
And, remember, there are plenty of times when you don’t need an antibiotic at all. Doctors regularly hand them out for colds and other viruses they were never meant to treat. And in cases where you have a legitimate infection, olive leaf extract and Echinacea can be a powerful combo.
The olive leaf directly kills germs while the Echinacea boosts your immune system. That’s what I call a powerful — and safe — one-two punch.
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