Some Antibiotics Stop Growth of New Brain Cells



IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today is research published in Cell Press linking long term antibiotic use to a reduction of new brain cell growth. The research was performed on mice who lost cognitive abilities and growth of new cells.

IN MAKING CHANGES are tips you can use to reduce your use of antibiotics and how many infections you may experience in your lifetime.

IN FACT OR FICTION are some interesting facts about the dinosaurs roaming the earth long before you were born.

In The News

Researchers have identified links between your gut health, your immune system and your brain health before, but this is the first link between antibiotic use powerful enough to kill the bacteria living in your gut, and the health of your brain.

Luckily, the researchers found that the adverse effects in mice were reversible after the antibiotics were removed and the mice returned to their normal activities.

Senior author Susanne Asu Wolf of the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany says, "We found prolonged antibiotic treatment might impact brain function. But probiotics and exercise can balance brain plasticity and should be considered as a real treatment option."


Daily Health Tip

Your overall health is linked to the health of your gut. In other words, how many and how healthy the bacteria in your gut are, determines how much health you enjoy. The best way to maintain good health is to keep your gut well populated with healthy bacteria.


Making Changes

Reduce the overall number of infections and how often you might need antibiotics by taking simple precautions.

1. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water each day, get 8 hours of sleep every night and eat a well balanced diet, full of green vegetables and high quality, pastured meat.

2. Eat fermented vegetables every day or take a quality probiotic full of good bacteria.

3. Eat 50 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber each day. Fiber is a prebiotic, feeding the good bacteria in your gut.


Daily Affirmation

I am confident that I can find my soul mate.

This planet is filled with many beings, and I know my soul mate is one of them. It may take a little time, but I am sure I can find the one that is meant for me.


Fact or Fiction?

Dinosaurs are reptiles that roamed the earth long before we did. No one really knows how long they lived, but some scientists estimate that they may have had a lifespan of 200 years. In order to be able to hold their large heads up they had holes in the bone that reduced the weight. Dinosaur bones have even been found in Antarctica!  The word dinosaur comes from the Greek language and actually means “terrible lizard” and was coined in the 1840s by paleontologist Richard Owen.


Have a wonderful day!

Your Healthy Life America Team


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