superbug apocalypse and antibiotic
resistance those are big scary words but how bad is
it really well according to the World Health Organization, W.H.O., antibiotic
resistance is one of the greatest threats that we have to global health
every 15 minutes someone dies in the United States because of a super bug
that we basically created that’s thirty five thousand people a year and around
the world over 700 thousand people die every year now from superbugs and that’s
not even the worst part even though that’s a large number what’s even worse
is what’s about to happen and the World Health Organization estimates that we
will have 10 million deaths a year from superbugs unless we drastically change
the way that we use antibiotics in this video you will learn what an antibiotic
really is how it actually works and when it does more harm than good that way you
can know enough to be part of the solution rather than the problem when it
comes to superbugs coming right up hey I’m Dr. Ekberg I’m a holistic doctor
and a former Olympic decathlete and if you want to truly master health by
understanding how the body really works make sure you subscribe and hit that
notification bell so that you don’t miss anything what if I told you that medical
doctors around the world are breeding superbugs in the general population in
people like you and me and the people are not informed that they’re part of
that experiment that sound crazy right that sounds like the biggest conspiracy
theory you ever heard and yet unfortunately that’s pretty much exactly
what’s going on it’s not happening because people are evil it’s because
they are ignorant they are uninformed they don’t realize what’s happening and
the seriousness of what they’re participating in and this should be of
concern to all of us because this cuts across men and women all ages all
countries and it’s a growing problem so let’s just start off with some of the
basics what is an antibiotic what what does antibiotic mean well the word
itself means against life all right it’s a substance that kills something
and the good thing about antibiotics is that they kill bacteria without killing
the body’s cells so it’s selective in that sense okay that’s why they were so
revolutionary that’s why it is a miracle drug
but once we understand that they are against life that they kill something we
also have to realize that they can be very destructive and especially when
they’re overused they are very destructive so the thing that they kill
even though they spare human cells they also kill off the bacteria in your gut
your microbiome and since you can only be as healthy as your microbiome every
time that you take an antibiotic you are upsetting the balance you’re killing off
certain strains and you’re allowing other
strains to proliferate and then if you eat a lot of sugar and processed foods
now you’re going to give all of those non wanted unwanted bacteria in a
virtual buffet so you’re further upsetting that balance so because
antibiotics kill things even though they spare human cells they do kill off both
wanted and unwanted bacteria in your body so in your gut you have something
called your microbiome the flora of all the life-forms and bacteria that live in
your gut and you can only be as healthy as your gut bacteria when they are
unhealthy you’re unhealthy when they’re out of balance you’re out of balance so
an antibiotic it doesn’t discriminate much it pretty much just kills off a lot
or most of the bacteria in your gut and then depending on what you eat
afterwards you might replenish the bacteria that you want or the ones that
you don’t want and if you’d love sugar and processed food and grain then you’re
going to selectively feed the pathogenic bacteria you’re gonna feed the ones you
don’t want and they’re gonna start taking over and then if you repeat this
antibiotics course which happens to a lot of people now you’re getting your
bacterial flora more and more out of whack
the second reason not to use antibiotics unless you have to is that it decreases
your immunity how does it do that well the way that you build immunity is
by being exposed to pathogens and then your immune system goes to work to
identify and develop a defense against those pathogens so the more varied
pathogens you’re exposed to and the more that you successfully develop your own
defense against them the stronger your immune system is the more capable it is
but if every time you get an infection you take an antibiotic
then you’re not allowing your body the chance to develop that
immunity so you’re hampering your immune system babies are born pretty much
without an immune system that’s why the mothers milk contain immunoglobulins to
help the baby fight off disease but if you keep giving the baby antibiotics
everything they get a little sniffle it never gets a chance to develop a proper
immunity the next thing we need to understand is how antibiotics work when
do they work and when do they not work so the mechanism by which an antibiotic
works is that it destroys cell walls and it interferes with metabolism and in a
bacterium and bacterium has a cell wall this would be a bacterium and very often
they have a little tail so they can move around and inside they have a metabolic
machinery that’s very similar to what you’re inside of cells look like they
can make proteins they can create energy out of sugar and so forth so a bacterium
is alive and the antibiotic works because it’s against life it can destroy
the cell walls so the bacterium starts leaking and it can interfere with the
life-sustaining processes and the duplication of that bacterium however a
virus is not like a bacterium a virus doesn’t have a cell wall a virus doesn’t
have metabolism a virus is technically not alive so you can’t kill it
all right so an antibiotic being against life has no impact on a virus the virus
is more like a crystal it can’t generate energy on its own it uses the energy of
the host cell a virus is pretty much just a cluster of genetic material and a
few more parts and it uses the energy it uses the resources of the cell it’s
infecting to duplicate that material but it never was alive so you
can’t really kill it that’s why antibiotics have no effect and they are
never ever recommended for a virus the only time they are recommended is for
and bacterium so antibiotics don’t work for viruses and they destroy your
microbiome your gut flora you don’t want to take them unless it’s absolutely
necessary but how does that lead to superbugs
well bacteria just like humans are constantly evolving they’re constantly
adapting their certain mutations there’s certain traits that get strengthened and
bacteria are no exception so if you have an area a tissue that has been infected
by bacteria there’s going to be different kinds of bacteria there’s
going to be a variation in the strains of those bacteria so let’s say that
there be a certain number of blue ones and a certain number of red ones and
they’re kind of the same but there’s slight variations and the red ones are a
little bit more resistant they’re a little bit stronger and then you give
this person an antibiotic and the antibiotic goes to work to kill off
bacteria and which one is it going to kill first the strong ones were the weak
ones right it’s going to kill off the weak ones first and the ones that have
the most resistance the ones that have adapted the ones that have changed a
little bit so they’re not as affected by the antibiotic they’re gonna survive
and now what we have done is we’ve given them a competitive advantage whatever
fuel and resources are available in this tissue there is no competition it’s a
buffet it’s a smorgasbord it’s free for all and now we have selectively bred a
stronger bacterium that’s more resistant and then eventually if we do this over
and over and over and over then these bugs are going to develop into superbugs
because every time that we step in and kill off the weak ones
the stronger a competitive advantage so when should
you use an antibiotic well if it is indeed a bacterial infection you may or
may not need an antibiotic if your body can fight it off on its own you’re
better off without the antibiotic because you’re not destroying your biome
and you’re strengthening your immunity but there are times when the body is so
stressed when the body is so challenged when your immune system is so beaten
down and when the bug is so strong that you’d want to use an antibiotic so for
serious bacterial infections they can be life-saving
and one of the primary examples there may be others but this is the one they
always point out in school is bacterial and seffle itís basically brain
inflammation and this one could be viral or it could be bacterial now if it is
bacterial in an antibiotic will help and if it is bacterial and you don’t treat
it if you don’t get the antibiotic it’s over 70% fatal these people die in a
couple of days and the antibiotic will save their life if it’s untreated 70%
died and the ones who survive pretty much across the board will have severe
neurological damage so it’s almost a hundred percent of people that get their
life destroyed and an antibiotic can help so this is where we want to use it
and that’s why it’s so critical that we don’t use it when we don’t have to so
that we don’t develop the superbugs and that we have the the miracle drug when
appropriate so the only other time that it’s appropriate
besides when it’s life-threatening is when it looks like it could be
life-threatening if something is looking so bad and it’s getting worse quickly
then you may not want to take the time and wait to see to verify that it is
bacterial and that would be a time when it’d be still appropriate even though
you don’t know for sure and so if it looks like or it could be fatal or
threatening then obviously that could be appropriate and that would be a decision
that the doctor would make at the time so this is a huge problem it has been
growing for decades and all the government agencies and the World Health
Organization they know that this is a big deal so they’ve issued some
guidelines and here are the guidelines from the CDC and they say a common cold
is the third most frequent diagnosis in adults it’s by far the most common
respiratory infection and it’s the cause for the common cold that most adults
experience about two to four times per year and in no circumstance is an
antibiotic recommended for a viral infection so next condition is called
acute rhinosinusitis Rhyno means no sinuses or sinuses so it’s like a head
cold basically and this is when you have pressure and stuffiness and stuff oozing
and it happens to about 12% of people every year so it’s like the common cold
is 40 times more common than the diagnosis of acute rhinosinusitis and
then they go on to saying that up to 98% of this condition is viral again
antibiotics don’t work for viruses and then they say that it may not even help
for a bacterial infection even if it’s bacterial antibiotics may still not help
right so the management the recommendations are that if they have
established a bacterial infection then they say watch and wait unless it is a
complicated case so in the small percentage that is actually bacterial
they still recommend that you wait so that’s for the head cold now if it moves
down into the chest then the most common thing is called acute uncomplicated
bronchitis and again they establish that 95% of the
is viral according to the American Association of family physicians the
recommended treatment routine treatment of uncomplicated acute bronchitis with
antibiotics is not recommended regardless of how long you have had it
next is pharyngitis this is when you lose your voice because of an infection
and this is caused by something called GA s group a beta hemolytic
streptococcal bacteria and this is the only time where it’s usually appropriate
with an antibiotic but they go on to saying only five to ten percent of these
cases of adult sore throat are caused by this ga s so they say it is not
recommended to give antibiotics unless you run a test first to establish that
it’s probably bacterial at least so the guidelines are pretty clear that the
only time it’s appropriate is with a serious bacterial infection now how well
is that working they set out to do a study where they looked at the
prescriptions and the diagnosis and what the procedure was dr. Jeffery Lanier of
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago led a team that
looked at a total of 510 thousand prescriptions from 514 clinics over a
period of two years and it turned out that 54% of the time they had a
diagnosis of an infection he didn’t specify if it was bacterial or viral but
half the time they had an infection and the other half they didn’t so 46 percent
of the time there was no diagnosis no indication of anything infectious going
on and yet they were given an antibiotic prescription in 29 percent of the cases
they had a diagnosis of something else like headache or high blood pressure
in 17% of the cases there was no diagnosis at all so when we look back
about what we just talked about from the CDC that about 85 to 90 percent of
infections are viral and then we realize that half the time they don’t even make
a diagnosis then we can safely assume that the red that little sliver here is
when it may be appropriate to prescribe an antibiotic and the rest of the time
it was inappropriate and this is out of 270 million prescriptions in the United
States so it’s almost one per person per year
now with well-educated and caring doctors how did we get to this point
well first of all before nineteen 1900s there were no miracle drugs and when
they discovered penicillin and antibiotics it was a miracle it saved a
bunch of people that had previously died so of course everyone was excited and
they started using it for everything but then we also have to understand that
medical doctors are just people they have a few more years of education but
they still have bills to pay and they still want to be nice to people
so when someone comes in and says I’m coughing I’d like a prescription give me
something for this and then we train the patient that they’re supposed to get
something now next time if the patient comes and they don’t get something they
think the doctors not doing his job and then they’re gonna go down the street to
someone who will do the job properly and prescribe that prescription so we’ve
been trained to expect a prescription when we go to the doctor so it becomes
more and more difficult for doctors to deny that they have to spend a lot of
times to explain they have to know how big the problem is and they have to be
willing to take the time to explain to the patient why it’s not a good idea to
get an antibiotic another big problem is that the majority of Antep
actually go in animal feed and it doesn’t matter if the bacteria mutates
and get the competitive advantage in a human or in an animal they still kind of
get out into the environment and when we look at animal feed more and more
products that I see they say they state on the package that absolutely no
antibiotics or hormones were used in the feeding of these animals in the
production of this food and more and more people are sort of getting their
eyes open and realizing that hey I don’t want that stuff and yet the sales of
antibiotics go up the sales of antibiotics for animal feed between 2009
and 2014 it went up 25% and at the same time more
and more products are saying that they don’t use it I don’t want to point
fingers here but I think there’s something a little fishy going on so now
what what do we do about this how can we be part of the solution and stop being
part of the problem well first of all just say no understand when it might be
appropriate and if it’s not appropriate just don’t take it use it only if
necessary and that’s a big if because to me now this isn’t going to
hold true for everyone but based on my experience in my life I have only once
in my life taken an antibiotic and it was a really bad idea because I had no
idea why I was taking it at the time this was back in college when I was
training for the Olympics and I had some foot pain and they said well we don’t
know what it is let’s try an antibiotic and because I had never been exposed to
antibiotics growing up in Sweden I had never ever hardly heard of him I didn’t
know what it was I didn’t know if it was something I was supposed to say no to or
if it could be a bad thing so I took it and of course it didn’t help the foot
but I didn’t know when better and then that was 35 years ago
and I’m doing pretty well without antibiotics I’m not saying there will
never be a time I’m not saying I’m not open to taking it if it’s necessary but
I’m not going to take one just for convenience if it’s the difference
between being sick for not taking it and being sick for another week I’ll be sick
for another week because then I’ll still have my gut
flora intact and I will have strengthened my immunity a little bit
okay so if it is life-threatening if it’s
serious if it could do some serious damage then of course you want to take
it the next thing is that if for some reason for whatever reason you start it
let’s say that you watch this video and you just started on antibiotics and then
you hear this and you say oh I don’t want to take those I’ll stop don’t do
that okay if you have started the course finish the course because if you take if
you go halfway through now you’re gonna kill off some of these bugs and you’re
gonna give a competitive advantage not just to the strongest but to some of the
ones that you haven’t killed off completely so now you run the risk of
getting sick again and making more superbugs so if you started it then you
want to finish the course so I encourage you to learn enough learn enough about
antibiotics learn enough about health so that you can be a resource for yourself
and for others tell others how this works and that way you can be an active
part in the solution and we can stop this from happening if you enjoyed this
video I am sure you’re going to love that one thank you so much for watching
and I’ll see you in the next video

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Excellent video Dr ekberg.
    I wanted to know does keto diet in a old diabetes patient cause hyponatremia. Many old people have noticed low sodium level. Despite their HbA1c going down

  2. Absolutely dead on right doc. We are absolutely destroying ourselves with antibiotics and putting the species at great risk of losing in the game of life that we compete in across the strata of creatures of all kinds on this planet. I believe that our rising obesity rates, metabolic syndrome rates and mental illness too (depression due to suppression of the positive mood signaling from out gut flora that are "on our team" but being "Agent Oranged" routinely by meds and by bio-drug contaminated foods). We as a species are CRIMINAL for not discerning and conforming to the natural symbiotic relationship that all species of life on Spaceship Earth as co-stakeholders have for each other. We are all family and we are in a kind of Oedipus Rex perversity and outside of our intra/inter-species relational framework. Nature will respond in a massive way. Nature has too much vested to let this go on much longer. Expect humans to be culled back in kind to reset the context and restore homeostasis. Humans need to understand that they are made from the soil and are fertilizer to the plants and fungi at one range of the time-space pendulum motion.

  3. My daughter has been bombarded with antibiotics for 21 years due to cystic fibrosis. She has huge gut issues too and cf related diabetes and arthritis. She has NTM abscesses now. They bombarded that 2 years ago but it is back. It is such a dilemma. She has a port to deliver all these.

  4. I literally just went to doctor on a Tuesday after being really sick for 3 weeks and we determined it to be Walking Pneumonia and I was prescribed antibiotics. I’ve too have only taken them maybe 6 times in my life. I’m on day 5 of them and feel no better yet. Now I’m wandering if I really misstepped. I don’t know if this is viral or bacterial?

  5. I was poisoned b a Fluoroquinolone, a devastating antibiotic…it makes you crippled and ruins your life! do you know this crap??

  6. What people ignore is that there are very good alternatives to antibiotics such as colloidal silver ,essential oils or even vitamin D3…

  7. Dr. Sten Can you do a video on constipation and colan cancer.I am hearing some Dr. Say it doesnt matter if you get constipated .Well I am some one with thos problems and I tell you it does matter. What is going on .So can you so something on this bowel constipation and cancer in the colon?

  8. Know when to use antibiotics so they still work when we need them. Watch this next on the Asian paradox https://youtu.be/FBaResVeer4 or this to lower blood pressure https://youtu.be/UZ8-Ixuh0bk😀

  9. We are going to start seeing a lot more death in the near future due to simple infections that antibiotics would have otherwise treated. A lot more immunocompromised individuals such as the elderly will start to die in greater numbers.

  10. Another great program presented logically. The truth is that they have been experimenting with us from the beginning, we are the human guinea pigs, peace.

  11. Thank you Doctor Ekberg for your precious advises. Please could you also inform us about the flu vaccine? Is it necessary? Thanks again.

  12. Thank you for this information. I found out the hard way, my mother died from a super bug that she caught in the emergency room.
    Hospitals are dangerous places. I haven’t taken an antibiotic in 8 years. I just use warm salt water rinses for throat and sinuses. I also take a Zicam gummy when I have to go to the store in winter and use hand sanitizers after each store. So far I’m good. I also don’t get flu shots or the others they try to scare you into getting.

  13. I really don't understand why so many people who have viruses get prescribed antibiotics. You'd think in this day and age that they could do a simple,and fast blood test, to see if a person has one or the other,it's not rocket science.

  14. Also,don't bacteria's locate to certain area's of the body to cause the most damage,so why wouldn't they target those area's with those antibiotics,instead letting it travel the entire body to wreck havoc.

  15. How can you have a $100 trillion loss per year when the annual GDP of the world is $72 trillion. This sort of hyperbole doesn't help our cause at all. It gives people an excuse to cry BS.

  16. Many, if not most animal "growth promoters" are antibiotics. Low doses of antibiotics are used routinely in chickens, pigs and beef (esp in feedlots). The chemicals used in farmed fish are often extremely toxic to the liver.

  17. I’ve tried lots of home remedies came to 3 all purpose remedies 1- PREVENTION no sugar, or tobacco . DreamSleep, clean house, clean clothes, no rodents or insects. Clean air and boiledwater. 2-skin infections use black seed oil and dryheat 104f to108’f keep it clean and dry. 3- internal infection prevention potassium magnesium zinc K2, vit c&d3, colostrum with lactoferrin, homemade kefir sauerkraut.
    Disease is everywhere it has always been here we must learn how to defend ourselves!

  18. I am glad at least in the UK antibiotics are things that can only be given out on a prescription from a Dr, it worries me when I hear my American friends buying antibiotics when they have a cold

  19. It is not only Md's problem, it's also the problem that most people (patients) do not have the information they should have about antibiotics or any other drug. People need to be more educated. It's been more than 10 years that I don't take an antibiotic or any other pharma drug and I usually don't even catch colds. Like you say, I have been studying what I can and learning about nutrition, medicine and anything that may help with my knowledge and understanding of things. I do IF and take vit. D3, K2-mk7, Vit. C and twice a year, in fall and in winter I do multivitamins, and that's how manage to get by without major problems in my 58 years young. Awesome video.

  20. Thanks Dr. STEN EKBERG 🙂. Just a share on previous month i really suffer from throat infection (pain to swallow), Laryngitis.. I listen to my body and wait if my immune system can fight for it but it wasn't. So i went to my EENT doctor after 3 days because it's getting worse ang and found out that infection becomes severe and totally inflamed. The EENT doctor prescribed me antibiotics and anti-inflammatory so the infection subsidies. I just taken for 4 days instead of 7 days as per prescription because i knew brfore that antibiotics and anti-inflammatory can cause liver damage and bone weakness. So i learnt that, take only antibiotics if it is necessary. Thanks to Keto because i have greens superfood powder with probiotics that help me to restore good bacteria.

  21. One thing about antibiotics that you didn't touch upon is when used in the elderly. I am 61 now and every time I get a cold, it turns into bronchitis. It never goes away unless I take antibiotics. I got it last year and coughed for three months until I finally insisted on antibiotics. Chronic coughing is not a good way to live. I also have asthma which gets exasperated with bronchitis.

  22. Just because a doctor gives you a prescription, doesn't mean you have to take it. I go to the doctor to find out what is wrong with me, then I find out how to cure myself.

  23. There are also antibiotics that work different, not only ones that affect the cell wall of the bacteria. But it pretty much doesn´t matter. Also antibiotics can affect the dna replication cycle and therefore you may not take them for longer than a couple of weeks. They also can effect your mitochondria since they (so the hypothesis) used to be bacteria a long time ago before they became part of the eucariotic cell. That means you could have problems with your metabolism and low energy levels if you have taken a lot of antibiotics. Keto will help growing healthier mitochondria supposedly but we don´t actually know so much about physiology to make a proper claim to that. It´s so damn complicated. Diet especially. So many variables.

  24. I think some antibiotics likely fluoroquinolones do damage your cells, specifically the mitochondria inside the cell. Mitochondria are hypothesized to have started out as separate bacteria and developed a symbiotic relationship with some other cells.

  25. I was surprised to learn of the average frequency of the cold 2 to 4 times a year! I used to get a cold perhaps once a year and it would often linger, and turn into bronchitis. Since several years I make a turmeric paste and we take it with meals a few times a day. The list is long of its benefits but for me, no colds on a regular basis. And when I have a little 'something' going on, it never develops into much. I also am a firm believer in using warm steam (portable inhaler) with a few drops of thyme essential oil. Deep breathing until the water is no longer giving off steam. This too has really helped because thyme essential oil, like tea tree oil is not only anti-bacterial but also anti-viral (and more) as well. Natural methods that work for me and my family. We take no meds nor does my mother of nearly 90 years. Natural methods, real foods and boosting the immune system work for us.

  26. This was another brilliant, indisputable presentation and a timely one with winter coming. A few 'hysterics' I know (popping pills for every little thing 'just to safe') will be getting this link in an email from me! Up to a few years ago, here in Spain antibiotics were over prescribed. In fact, people bought them over the counter…so you can imagine the havoc that created. As I understand it, doctors here have started to be more judicious about prescribing anti-biotics. Finally.

  27. 1) EACH PERSON (NOT THE DOCTOR) MUST ENSURE THEY HAVE GOOD PRO BIOTICS IN GUT …. THAT MEANS EATING RIGHT ….2) uSE MEDS (ANY RX) ONLY WHEN NEEDED, 3) Ihave seen 100x that taking Antibiotic is equal to taking vicodin …. so which is the worse …. if that Antibiotic prevents the using of a toxic addictive drugs … then ??? yes you must choose …. But please don't blame dr for antibiotic raised chickens …. w hich is THE real cause of AB resistance

  28. The standard for fighting bronchitis is to prescribe a Z-Pak 5. This was the only thing that would help me and other family members with chronic bronchitis. Well, we learned about elecampane and that knock out bronchitis in a matter of days, especially if caught early. I used to get some form of antibiotic 3-4 times a year. Since using elecampane, my nephews, kids and I haven't had to take antibiotics for lung infections for over 8 years now.

  29. WHO??? These are the same people that sprayed DDT in jungles trying to kill mosquitoes but wound up killing a bunch of fish too???
    More of the same. Educated obtuse nerds that know they can outwit Mother Nature.

  30. Doctor, could you please do a video on sinus allergies?
    A lot of people suffer from this condition and all doctors do is prescribe claritin every time which actually worsens the problem. Could you point me in the right direction? i feel so helpless at this point because i cannot help my wife get some relief.

  31. I only took ABs when i had blader infection, not sure how safe it is to wait on that type of infection and didn't want to risk it.
    Thank you once again for the very informative video, sir.

  32. Thanks for the medical education doctor Ekberg. Your public health service is priceless for layman like me. We are at the mercy of ignorant or unethical medical practitioners who take advantage of our ignorance. Please continue to share with us your wisdom and generosity. God bless your efforts. Thanks

  33. Hi Dr Ekberg thank you yet again for debunking these theories. Indeed this is so informative gosh it’s scary knowing what you clearly mentioned

  34. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate and get more knowledgeable from your videos. I'm a 20 year diabetic who has finally gotten the RIGHT information and have already brought my BS numbers down from the 170s to the 95-105s immediately and consistently for the last 4 weeks. Hoping my 90 day A1c will drop from ~7.4 to a 5.5 or maybe a bit less. Thank you for being one of my mentors with this. 👍

  35. Excuse long comment. I was on strong Antibiotics in February 2018 for Septicemia, they did save my life, (4 days on a drip, & 28 days off pills,) off course I'm forever grateful, they did make me feel pretty crappy for ages after though, or maybe it was just me healing. 🙁 Then I ate extra Saeurkraut & Kimchi every day for about 3 months after, to get my gut health back to normal, & it definitely worked. I hadn't had Antibiotics for 20 years before that, & that was when I had a tooth out. It's such a shame when they're over prescribed like they are nowadays. Thank you so much for explaining their effects in such great detail. & Thanks for this invaluable information. Take care & Happy Weekend too you. ❤🙂🐶

  36. Another fantastique video Dr Ekberg! Could you make a video about The mechanisms of inflammation. I think it’s a very interesting topic!

  37. Most antibiotics are used in animal agriculture. Most of the resistance occurs there. Put raw meat on a cutting board and presto it's now in your kitchen.

  38. I am surprised at the ease of how easily doctors prescribe an antibiotic for anything. I had a strep throat once and they did the test and then I got the antibiotics and that was the proper time, but there were other times when they just described antibiotics for a cold or without a test. The way Americans make food is horrible and unfortunately it is becoming global, food should not be made just for profit.

  39. Is there a way to test if a deep cough or heavy fever is bacterial? I see doctors still prescribe antibiotics in these cases, especially for older patients

  40. Man, we got more chemicals in our body than any generation before. Of course we got micro organisms acting bonkers. There's a reason why organic came about and needs to take over.

  41. Two thirds of all antibiotics don't go to people – they go to perfectly healthy farm animals to make them fatter for market. Factory farms are what are creating the majority of superbugs, not overprescribing doctors.

  42. Can we take some pre and pro biotic to counter the ill effects of antibiotics if someone has taken them in abundance, also say something about which probiotic should one take. Thank you.

  43. Dentist prescribe antibiotics routinely when they do root canals and extractions and to treat gum diseases. This is adding to the resistance problems. And people's gut bacteria are being destroyed with these dental treatments and are not even aware.

  44. I've had several sinus infections that have gotten worse until it swelled my eyeballs to the size of a golf ball with puss oozing out, or I got pneumonia. Ignoring it didn't make it go away; antibiotics did.

  45. My wife just survived viral menigoencephalitis. She received both antivirals and antibiotics. Its hard for the doctors to know the cause exactly so they treat for a wide spectrum.

  46. I don't want to jinx myself, but years of chronic sinus infections were stopped cold by a ketogenic diet. Haven't had one since.

  47. quick question, if "something" does move to the lungs and subject is coughing up green , is that still viral or does it shift into bacterial? is there a more specific bacterial specific anti biotic?

  48. Western medicine deals with symptoms only. All drugs/medication are toxic. My goal has been to keep my cells healthy so I don’t have to use drugs – focus on the root cause of all diseases.

  49. Hey Dr.Ekberg. amazing video as always.
    Just wondering, have you gone into any research on the glycocalyx and it's effects?
    It was super interesting for me to look into, thought I might pass it along.

  50. Some years ago I ended up with a bladder infection. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic and informed me to lay off the sugar and take probiotics after the course was completed. I don't believe she knew much about the gut health benefits of a ketogenic diet back then. Thanks to Dr Eckberg, I now have that extra amount of knowledge to make an informed decision in the event I'm infected again.

  51. Wow dr Ekberg! Even for me is crystal clear! I’ve been doing keto and IF almost for 3 years now and I hardly get sick, on winter I just get some sneezes and that’s all, I don’t need any medicine at all. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  52. Thanks so much for your iluminating videos, dear Doctor. Would you be so kind to make a video explaining how to heal damaged microbiota and diarrhea caused by antibiotics? My mum has been having severe diarrhea for two months. I’ve told her to avoid sugar, milk and grains (she basically is eating white bread, rice and steamed chicken and potatoes because her doctor told her to do so) but she is afraid of eating vegetables. She is taking probiotics (one pill per day) but she isn’t improving and she doesn’t know what to eat. My very best wishes from Spain 🤗

  53. I am on my 3rd day of sick leave when I saw this video. Also on the 3rd day of azithromycin , a 5-day therapy. I went to my doc since I had a sore throat. Now I know my doc prescribed antibiotics without proper diagnose, he just took a look at my throat and listen to my lungs through a stethoscope, the whole meeting last less than 5-minutes. Every time I take antibiotics, I just feel it drains my energy, make me feel worse. Will not make the same mistake again. Thank you Dr. Ekberg for the knowledge.

  54. Bedankt Euch bei :

    ALLEN alten Menschen, die SOFORT aufhören, ihre Medikamente zu nehmen, nur weil es ihnen "besser" geht…

    … und bei sämtlichen Tierärzten, die "vorsorglich" die Viecher damit vollstopfen !

    Danke, liebe Arschgeigen !!!

    Wie gut, das es sehr viel bessere Alternativen gibt, und man sowieso keine Mykoplasmen züchten will.

    Was soll`s also?

    Es geht besser ohne diesen Dreck !

  55. I take antibiotics when I develop a bronchitis which happens every two to three years. My experience is that not taking antibiotics in this situation prolongs my chest pain and coughing for five to six weeks and to finish it I need antibiotics anyway. So I prefer to take them as soon as it is diagnosed as severe. Otherwise I completely agree with you.

  56. I thank you very much for your keto recipe for beginners. You helped me really much to fight against my diabetes. My only question is: what can I eat instead of the meat for dinner cause I am a vegan?

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