Doctors or Ecologists
Posted by adianutrition on June 19, 2012
A recent New York Times article proved to greatly validate the probiotic market. The article addressed different studies which each concluded that doctors should begin to look at the human body as a microbiome of bacteria. As medical knowledge evolves so does bacterial treatment. In the past so many doctors approach health issues with antibiotics, killing off any bacteria in existence. However, many doctors are beginning to realize that there is a lot of beneficial bacteria that you should not harm. So instead of going in with antibiotics and slaughtering off every bacterium in existence, they are searching for new ways to selectively kill the bad bacteria while keeping the good.
As doctors begin to realize the great impact bacteria can have as human adults, they are also looking back to affirm beneficial attributes to bacteria interaction as a child. Recent research has suggested that children who are exposed to large amounts of antibiotics are more prone to developing asthma and allergies later on. Interesting, right?
Antibiotics, in broad or extreme forms, are like wild fires, burning up everything in their paths. Many have assumed that the body will just go back to normal, but in fact, there is no telling what beneficial bacteria you might lose forever. Right now, many doctors and scientific are researching on ways to rebuild the human microbiome. Some have a dream of creating a cream that will contain nutrients that only good bacteria can thrive on to help aid whatever beneficial bacterium exists. Another solution is to have a direct intake of probiotics…in comes Adia.
As we have researched through this blog, there are so many health concerns linked to bacteria and thus probiotics. Studies have even officially linked obesity to changes in gut ecosystems. Diving into just one persons microbiome (containing unknown numbers of bacteria strains) is quite complex and not at all a simple task. All we do know is that the closer we will look, the more we will find.