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Too Many Antibiotics

Every year, more and more children with viral illnesses are given unnecessary antibiotics, and as a result, the bacteria floating around in our bodies get exposed to those antibiotics and evolve, gaining resistance to even our most powerful antibiotics. Reports of these drug resistant bacteria are increasingly alarming. Take for instance the recent reports of worldwide spread of completely drug resistant infections from E. coli and related bacteria that have afflicted patients in hospitals and nursing homes. If that’s not scary enough, there are now cases of nearly-untreatable sexually transmitted infections from drug resistant gonorrhea in the United States, and their numbers are increasing. Fast forward a few years and many fear there will be no life preservers left to toss to our kids, at which point we could be back where we were 100 years ago, watching people die from what are currently nuisance illnesses easily cured with a pill.

and this is why i’m all about herbal remedies.

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It’s okay to lock yourself in the medicine cabinet, to drink all the wine, to do what it takes to stay, without staying. It’s okay to hate God today, to change his name to yours, to want to ruin all that ruined you. It’s okay to feel like only a photograph of yourself, to need a stranger to pull your hair and pin you down. It’s okay to want your mother as you lie alone in bed. It’s okay to break, to fuck, to flame, to church, to crush, to knife, to rock, and rock, and rock, and rock, and rock, and rock. It’s okay to wave goodbye to yourself in the mirror. To write, ‘I don’t want anything.’ It’s okay to despise what you have inherited, to feel dead in a city of pulses.
Rachel McKibbens, Letter From My Heart to My Brain (via fantasyparade)

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