Welcome to Floxie Hope


This site is to give HOPE to those who are suffering from Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome as a result of being poisoned by fluoroquinolone antibiotics – Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, Floxin, etc.  It contains stories of healing.

Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox and all other fluoroquinolones are dangerous drugs that can have devastating effects that cumulatively I’ll refer to as Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome or Floxing.  Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome/Floxing includes damage to connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, cartilage, fascia, etc.) throughout the body, damage to the nervous systems (central, peripheral and autonomic), and more. The damage done by fluoroquinolone antibiotics can destroy a person’s quality of life or even kill them. Certainly, there is a time and a place for drugs with dangerous side effects. If you find yourself in a septic shock induced coma, fluoroquinolones may save your life. Unfortunately, these drugs are not being reserved for life or death situations. People are being prescribed them for urinary tract infections, suspected prostate infections, upper respiratory infections, as a prophylactic for travelers’ diarrhea, ear infections, pink eye, etc. Thousands of people have suffered needlessly from the devastating effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, when another, safer antibiotic could have, and should have, been used.

The damage done by fluoroquinolones is largely unacknowledged by the medical establishment and an accurate diagnosis, compensation and relief are difficult to come by. There is no known cure for Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome/Floxing.  However, many people continue to LIVE after being poisoned by fluroquinolones.  They find healing, recovery, perseverance, compassion and hope.  These are their stories.

This site is meant to give hope for healing to those who are adversely effected by fluoroquinolones.  It is no way meant to disregard the pain of those who are chronically suffering from the horrifying effects of Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox or the other fluoroquinolones.  There are people who don’t recover.  Their stories are real and they matter.  There are also people who are able to recover and I share their stories with the hope that they inspire others, or at least give hope that recovery is possible.

Here is a New York Times article about the dangers of fluoroquinolone antibiotics – http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/popular-antibiotics-may-carry-serious-side-effects/?_r=0 – more news stories, research papers and other resources can be found on the “Links and Resources” page.

An excellent support group for those suffering from Fluoroquinolone Toxicity can be found on facebook.  Here’s the link to the group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/

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3,195 thoughts on “Welcome to Floxie Hope

  1. Tess October 22, 2014 at 11:35 pm Reply

    Melanie and Kel! Understand me right now. It feels good to hear that other people also lost the sensation of this medication. Of course I am not happy that this hit you but it’s a nice feeling that you are not alone. Very sad to read about how hard you have it. Melanie, I have also had the electricity in your body. It has vibrated and fluttered. Awful awful! The medication has to give straight to the CNS. It is awful that doctors believe it is wrong in the mind of a man to feel unusual symptoms. I had severe seizures and it said they were mentally. If you read the list of side effects, one should understand what it is for a poison.

  2. Bo October 23, 2014 at 3:37 am Reply

    Repost: why we should avoid GRAPEFRUIT


  3. Michael Teeter October 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm Reply

    Just flew in from the Rheumatologist and bore my arms are tired! She diagnosed me with
    Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome or as she put it you have been floxed. She also thinks I have reactive arthritis and I was floxed on top of it. She says it sucks because they give you prednisone for Reactive Arthritis but Floxies should never take prednisone because it hurts your tendons even worse.
    She also said Cipro gave me TMJ and a skin issue on y face ears and scalp.
    She wants me to change my diet and maybe think about taking a DMARD.

    I see her again in 6 weeks.
    Mike Out

    • Tess October 23, 2014 at 11:13 pm Reply

      I was floxed in May and have eaten prednisilone since. In the high dose. I also have severe pain in the joints because I have Crohn’s disease, but when I take cortisone, I feel no pain. What happened after the poisoning, I feel extremely bad mental by the cortisone. Additionally it vibrate inside the body, I get red in the face and has a resting heart rate of 120 beats per minute. Have never experienced this before I got cipro and then I have eaten cortisone many times.

    • Lisa Bloomquist October 24, 2014 at 7:35 am Reply

      Acknowledgement is a good thing. Three years ago I rarely heard about a doctor acknowledging fluoroquinolone toxicity. Now I hear about it often. I’m sure that there is some bias in what I “hear,” but I suspect that some awareness is coming about and that progress is being made. :)

      • Michael Teeter October 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm Reply

        You are going to want to e-mail me. I have some information to share with you.
        But the short of it your blog was mentioned and encouraged by 3 different doctors!

        So I commend you on your work.

        • Lisa Bloomquist October 26, 2014 at 7:08 am

          That’s awesome! Thanks so much for telling me that! I’ll email you for more info. :)

  4. Daniela October 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply

    Hi Michael, if your dr knows about floxing, why would she prescribe plaquenil or methotrexate or other dmard?
    I just saw a dr today too at a free/low cost clinic who knew right off the bat what cipro and levaquin do. I don’t know why the several hundred dollar dr I saw earlier this year not only denies it, but insists on both RA and Lyme (with extensive expensive testing)

    • Michael Teeter October 24, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply

      I was given Cipro in the first place for Pink Eye and Bronchitis with sinusitis infection. The Cipro Floxed me but did not kill the infection. The Infection caused Reactive Arthritis which sucks all in it’s own. The methrotrexate or other dmards would be used to treat the reactive arthritis and hope to not worsen the Floxing.

  5. Catherine October 24, 2014 at 3:53 am Reply

    Hi all,
    I know most floxed women find their symptoms flare at certain times of their menstrual cycle, but does anyone know why this is?
    I have two slightly better days just before my period, and then crash back down again. If I could just feel like that for longer, life would be more tolerable, but I have no idea why that happens.

    • Mark October 24, 2014 at 7:08 am Reply

      Well progesterone and estrogen drop right before the period starts, maybe you can get a bloodcheck done for those during the time you’re feeling better and one when you are down?


  6. Catherine October 24, 2014 at 5:19 am Reply

    I had some tests recently which showed that I have absolutely no friendly bacteria in my gut at all. My ND has recommended several supplements including probiotics, but I am wary of taking anything now. I have read that probiotics are contraindicated if you have been floxed as they encourage pathogenic yeasts. She has also recommended a product called Ultra Muscleze, which is mostly magnesium with some calcium (I think this is contraindicated too?)
    The other products she has recommended are: GI Microb X, Uristatin, Nutrigest, Bio Immunozyme Forte, Paleo Greens and Ultraclear Sustain.
    Aside from the cost, I am wary of all supplements now. Have any of you tried any of these products, or heard reports (good or bad) of any of them?

    • Mark October 24, 2014 at 7:06 am Reply

      Probiotics actually fight candida as they compete against each other Catherine.
      I’d start off with a mild one and consider trying SBOs.


    • Lisa Bloomquist October 24, 2014 at 7:40 am Reply

      Catherine – Have you considered a fecal transplant? Here is an interesting web site about fecal transplants – http://thepowerofpoop.com/. If that makes you squeamish, a breast milk enema is apparently an option too. Here’s another interesting post – http://blogs.plos.org/publichealth/2013/05/29/why-diy-fecal-transplants-are-a-thing-and-the-fda-is-only-part-of-the-reason/

      • Catherine October 24, 2014 at 10:06 am Reply

        Thanks Lisa, I will definitely look into this. I have had severe candida, which I have recently eradicated using essential oils, but it does flare up again if I take probiotics. I read somewhere that probiotics are manufactured from yeasts, and there is some evidence that they cause yeast overgrowth in people with severely compromised immunity like me. I wondered if any other floxed people have tried probiotics, and how they got on?

  7. Heather Rayne October 25, 2014 at 6:37 am Reply

    Got a flu shot yesterday. Woke up today with very achey muscles and joints. Much like I did before therapy started helping so much. At first I thought this was a set back but then my husband said he feels the same way (also had the shot).

    What have your experiences been with the flu vaccine?

    • Michael Teeter October 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm Reply

      Heather I get real sick any time I have had the flu shots. So I don’t make them a habit anymore.

      • danilea October 27, 2014 at 5:45 am Reply

        It’s interesting to note that the flu shot may be ineffective if you don’t have a good immune response. From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), saying vaccines are effective in only 9% of senior citizens:

        “The nonsignificant adjusted VE (vaccine effectiveness) of 9% against A (H3N2) among persons aged ≥65 years is similar to the estimate in a recent interim report from Europe (6) and reinforces the need for continued advances in influenza vaccines, especially to increase protective benefits for older adults.

        “One possible explanation for these findings is that some older adults did not mount an effective immune response to the influenza A (H3N2) component of this season’s vaccine.”

        Otherwise, the vaccines are only 40-50% effective.

        “Overall, influenza vaccination reduced the risk for medical visits resulting from influenza A and B by 56%, from influenza A (H3N2) by 47%, and from influenza B by 67%. The preventive benefits against influenza B were consistent across age groups. The adjusted VE estimates against influenza A (H3N2) viruses also were largely consistent (46%–58%) for persons aged 6 months–64 years, but the estimate was not significant among persons aged ≥65 years.”

        When you consider the preservatives, thimerosal (in this year’s flu vaccine that I looked at), formaldehyde, is it worth the risk?

        “Since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines.”

        • Michael Teeter October 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm

          One time just to be evil I walk into a Walgreens and asked for one of every shot they offered. I told them cash was no issue. They said they could not give me all them shots at one time. They suggested that I do them over a course of a few days. Made me talk to the Nurse and Pharmacist. I said if they are safe then why worry? They said it is against procedure. Then I told them I was just joking and I hate shots. They asked me to leave.

          It was fun.

  8. Serrah October 25, 2014 at 6:57 am Reply

    Lisa, I’ve been sick with mystery illness for the last 3.5 years and only realizing i think, i’m sure, i was floxed in the last week. I’m reading your site now and feeling so hopeful and so grateful. it seriously sucks to realize this is what has happened. I FEEL poisoned now knowing this. every little odd sensation that used to feel so scary and frustratingly mysterious, now i know what it is and it is NOT a good feeling. But i also have a deep sense of peace about all this that I have not had since i began obsessively searching for answers 3 years ago. And I have more resolve than ever to get through this. I finally feel like i can stop searching in vain and move onto more healing progress with all the information i have gathered over the years, now i understand even better how to apply it for myself.
    I can’t wait til i get to turn my recovery story in to you someday:) You have done a wonderful thing to create such a positive place for healing! thank you!!

    • Carrie October 25, 2014 at 7:16 am Reply

      Serrah, I too had been having many mysterious symptoms and not one doctor can find anything wrong with me.. I have been doing this for the past five years and during those years, I, unfortunately, have been floxed too many times. In March I learned of floxing… and looking back – and connecting the dots – I know without a doubt that this is my “mysterious illness.” It is somewhat healing to finally know what “illness” you have – and that you can now begin to take the necessary steps to recover. This site has helped me tremendously knowing that I am not alone. You will get better – it takes time. These FQ’s have done a lot to our bodies.. but our bodies have such an ability to heal… Hang in there.

    • Lisa Bloomquist October 26, 2014 at 11:29 am Reply

      <3 !

      I'm so glad that you found Floxie Hope, Serrah! Even though it's a bit traumatizing to realize that you've been poisoned, it's a relief to know what is going on. I also felt a huge amount of relief when I realized the reason for my sudden decline in health. I also felt a lot of fear and anxiety because all I could find on the internet were stories of people suffering immensely and for a long time. I started Floxie Hope to let people know that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that many (most) people do get better with time. I have recovered. I hope the same for you! Having answers, and a community, and hope, are immensely helpful.

      As you noted on your fb wall (same Serrah, right?) –

      “And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
      -Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

      Hang in there. It's a rough storm. But now that you know what kind of storm it is, you can know how to deal with it.


      • Daniela October 27, 2014 at 8:23 am Reply

        Me 2! Finally finding support for what has happened is so important! Thank you, LISA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!((((((((((((((((((((((((((((())))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    • Kel October 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm Reply

      I have had a mystery illness too, after near 23 years I really am not 100% certain but I think that medication of various forms and a lack of knowledge about it till more recently being exposed to more information through FQs has opened my eyes and I think that the origins are both likely genetic/environment…

      Whether are not this started with a FQ Injection for say a tick bite back 25 years ago or a 1 week course of Cipro for a case of Pneumonia but how would you ever know for certain.(Many medical records just end up lost)

      I have had bouts of my good and my bad. I just hope we find our ‘good’ with being properly informed and being careful with what we put in ourselves. I really want to change my diet but it may have to wait. This is a very mentally sapping thing it seems surreal to read about this stuff here. Why would anyone want to sabotage our health. Let alone our Doctors and Medical Community…I really have lost faith in them but the fact some people do know is the first time in my life I have an idea.

  9. Andrew October 27, 2014 at 11:09 am Reply

    So I am having a lot of problems with my gut and my sinuses and want to try something natural to get rid of the invaders that are causing this. Pre – floxing I would have used oregano oil and/or cats claw. Anyone have any thoughts on these? I was doing much better until about one week ago when I ate some bad food at a charity event and drank a few beers. Around that time I also used Ban Classic solid deodorant, which I never use, chewed some Dentyne, which I also never do etc. I use a very natural deodorant made with essential oils. Now I feel like shit again, achilles sore, bottom of my foot sore and just this weekend my left knee feels like I damaged the ligament or something. All of these events began about a week ago. Could I have floxed myself again with this crap or I am just overreacting to some natural aches and pains. Anyway – any advice on the Cat’s Claw or Oregano oil would be much appreciated.

    • Mark October 27, 2014 at 12:06 pm Reply

      It should be alright Andrew, as I got the same recommendation by another Cipro patient.
      Everybody is different though so no guarantees, but if you did it before without issues I’d say go for it if you want.

      Me personally, I use the netipot with pure saline solution and it works well for me.


  10. Mike October 27, 2014 at 12:14 pm Reply

    On the topic of Dr.s starting to acknowledge FQ toxicity, I saw a rheumatologist in Denver that agrees that what I am going through is FQ toxicity. He has seen 12 floxed patients now. For now he has told me to take Vitamin C. He said that floxing seems similar to scurvy…..

  11. Colleen October 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm Reply

    When I first realized that what I was experiencing was FQ toxicity I could find zero hopeful stories about recovery. I am writing to say that after about one year I began to be able to feel like I was getting better. Now almost twos years in, I am almost normal. I don’t think that any particular remedy helped. Mostly I kept moving, some massage, some magnesium, but I think it was mostly time and continuing to move. Hope this helps someone.

    • Lisa Bloomquist October 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm Reply

      Moving, massage, magnesium, hope and time were keys for me too. I’m glad that you are improving and almost normal now!

    • Liz October 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm Reply

      Colleen, That’s so wonderful to hear! What types of symptoms did you have?

  12. Michael Teeter October 29, 2014 at 11:47 am Reply

    So my Rheumatologist who treats quite a few floxies has recommends that I go on the Terry Whals diet. Anyone here have any success on it?

    • Daniela October 30, 2014 at 10:32 am Reply

      the wahls, scd, gaps and paleo diets are very similar — the basic idea is no grains, no legumes, organic bone broth, probiotic fermented food. no grains, no dairy, fermented cabbage/sauerkraut helps me! the first day i had absolutely no wheat, rice or other grains (just greens and a slice of meat) I almost completely cleared up brain-wise. the day i eliminated all dairy, most of the pain was gone. after a year, i redeveloped bad tendonitis and i think that was from consuming antibiotics in the meat i was eating.

      the essence is to “heal the gut.” the gaps diet specifically talks about healing and “sealing” the gut after antibiotics with bone broth (organic chicken, grass-fed beef, fish), and then slowly adding other foods in. i like that idea the best of the four, plus all the information is freely available online. the only problem i have is yoghurt, which i love to eat and make, but immediately gives me problems. i make sauerkraut instead, but the gaps creator also discusses fermenting other foods.

      • Lisa Bloomquist October 30, 2014 at 10:58 am Reply

        Does coconut milk yogurt work for you, Daniela? I like it alright. I like regular yogurt better though.

    • Jimmy October 30, 2014 at 11:49 am Reply

      Hi Michael, I started the wahls protocal two weeks ago and notice nothing yet except that my neuropathy flares each night I eat organic chicken. I keep hearing organic chicken has trace fq’s in it an I think that has to be true. I am very sensitive and have no neuropathy now normally, but 4-5 min after first bite and feet tingling begins. And red dots on bottom of my feet came back this week after being gone for 8 mos. So…I don’t know. I’m gonna give it a little more time before I stop–go at least a month. Also, only ate organ meat once. Yuck!

  13. melanie kemp October 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm Reply

    I looked into it Michael. Looks interesting. Ijust have so many food sensitivities I can only eat what I can eat and cant really follow any particular diet. If I could id give it a go.Cant hurt

  14. melanie kemp October 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm Reply

    How do you al feel about just working through the pain/sickness regardless of how horrible you feel. Is it better than laying down . I find mornings are just horrible for me.. I start to feel semi ok going into the evenings.. this was the same in 2010 . I spent most days in bed and got up in the evenings for a few hours. This time I’m trying to stay up during the day no matter what…don’t know if it helps or not really.

    • Michael Teeter October 30, 2014 at 10:07 am Reply

      I just can’t sit and do nothing. I try to make myself do something. You know push through
      the pain. Even if I feel I am on the shady side of death. It is hard at times.
      Melanie have you researched things like the Alaxander Technique, Somatics, Auston Patterning and Feldenkrais Awareness?
      It may be worth a try. It seems to be helping me with my chronic pain.

      • Melanie Kemp October 30, 2014 at 11:20 am Reply

        Thats where I feel I am.On the shady side of death.
        ive got so much going on I feel like there’s no coming back.
        litrally everything is falling apart

        • damonpeters October 30, 2014 at 11:25 am

          Melanie, what are your symptoms that have manifested during your relapse? I know your recovered once before and you can definitely do it again! Keep pushing through we are all here for you.

        • Melanie Kemp October 30, 2014 at 11:50 am

          It seems symptom wide.
          hair falling out.I had a gum recede on one of my teeth.Horrible brain stuff.
          lost 47 pounds.Skin is so sore and its wrinkled..kinda crepey.Nausea. Tingling and byrning sometimes head to toe.Weakness.Depression and suicudal thoughts.Housebound.GI issues. Can only eat a few things
          it just seems to much to cope with or get better from

        • damonpeters October 30, 2014 at 12:07 pm

          Melanie were these the same exact symptoms as last time minus the hair falling out and gums receding? If so how many months into your original floxing did you start to feel recovery? The reason I ask is maybe your mitochondria are expressing the damage again since Mito damage can replicate its sequence of damage over time. It may just take some more time before your good cells start outnumbering the bad again to turn the corner for recovery. Any mitochondrial support you can give your cells and improving your methylation cycle I would think could speed up this process of healing for you.

        • Melanie Kemp October 30, 2014 at 12:14 pm

          Yes same symptoms exept the hair and gums.
          Im trying to think how long last time.I think at least 11 months before starting to improve and I think 18 months before I was only left with a few things.
          its been 5 months so far.This time it started out slowly and I was still able to work up until Sep. It gradually got worse.Its frightening. .I keep hoping it will stop but im losing hope

        • Melanie Kemp October 30, 2014 at 5:48 pm

          Thank you Damon
          its really tough so I appreciate youre words

        • Michael Teeter October 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

          Hey Melanie have you seen an acupuncturist? If ask him or her to work your GV14 and B11 points. Called treatment points. Also The corresponding tonifying points are
          K6, SP6, GB39, TH6, GB34.

          According to TCM: Herbs to use are Guiacum, devil’s claw, nettles, quince, meadowsweet, garlic. They use Red Clover and Barberry for inflammation.

          They use Marjoraoil as a topical.

          Warning if you are pregnant or think you are pregnant avoid devil’s claw and marjorum oil and the SP6 pressure point.

          All good acupuncturist will work your liver and kidneys too.

          I use Moxibustion and acupressure on those points at home as well as go to my acupuncturist.

        • Jimmy October 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm

          Melanie, can you list yr symptoms for me? As u know I’m in the throws of a significant relapse/cycle.

        • Melanie Kemp October 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm

          Hi jimmy…yes!
          Brain fog. .not forgetting things but a feeling of having a balloon in my head..plus strange brain feelings.
          sore skin and its got wrinkly.I think ive lost collagen under my skin.
          burning and tingling sensations..feet and legs expecially.
          GI issues. ..constipation.
          food sensitivity. .can only really eat fruit.veg..fish and organic chicken.Otherwise my head gets worse.
          generally feel very sick..like every cell is sick.
          Nausea. ..
          feel somewhat better during the evenings. .hirrible in the mornings.
          can sleep ok most of the time at night but cant sleep once it gets light..brain seems anxious.losing hair and the gum around one tooth receded…lost 47 pounds.Depression. .anxiety..but thats natural given what im dealing with.I dont really go out anymore…
          really im falling apart and losing hope of getting better.What are youre symptoms??
          I did have these symptoms in 2010..except hair loss and gum receding..I did get through it although I dont think I had as much food sensitivity back then..I did have some though.

  15. Michael Teeter October 30, 2014 at 10:03 am Reply

    Anyone here tried PQQ Pyrroloquinoline Quinone? I have been doing some research on this and I am thinking of trying it.
    PQQ was an effective antioxidant protecting mitochondria against oxidative stress-induced lipid peroxidation, protein carbonyl formation and inactivation of the mitochondrial respiratory chain.
    Any comments?


    • Jordan October 30, 2014 at 3:45 pm Reply

      I have been taking PQQ for 2 weeks now, along with MitoQ. I can update on progress further down the road, but I haven’t had any major relapses or noticeable worsening of symptoms since starting. Just the typical cycles as usual, hoping it helps though.

  16. damonpeters October 30, 2014 at 11:29 am Reply

    Anyone have or experienced burning in eyelids and face, mouth with a metallic taste? I have the worst burning and aching feeling in left foot and toes. And anyone have frequent urination especially in the morning. I’m talking like clockwork everynight 3am then 6am, 7am, 8am?

    Any suggestions on what this may be from besides maybe a detox reaction?

    • Michael Teeter October 30, 2014 at 11:38 am Reply

      Yes with the face and eyelids. I ended up developing a lupus type rash on steroids! Also I have a psoriasis type rash in my hairline and scalp. Also in my ears and on my eye brows.
      I was floxed in my left foot and now my feet and toes always ache. I also have reactive arthritis so I do not know if that is why my feet hurt. The urination thing not so much.

      • damonpeters October 30, 2014 at 12:10 pm Reply

        Michael how many months are you out? Has the burning in face and eyelids improved and does your feet feel any improvement?

        How much steroids and quinolones did you take?

        • Michael Teeter October 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm

          I took very little steroids. I took Cipro twice in my life the first was a few years back when I had walking pneumonia and soon after that I got the face rash, vertigo, and severe migraines. I never put 2 and 2 together on the Cipro.

          Feb. 2014 I came down with Bronchitis and sinusitis with pink eye in both eyes. I went to the clinic and was given Cipro and antibiotic eye drops with a cough syrup.

          I was Floxed the first week of March 2014. So I am going into my 9th month.

          My MD gave me NSAIDs and Pain shots and predniszone which exasperated the situation.

          My skin has progressively gotten worse lupus rash psoriasis type scalp kind of a super dandruff even in my eyebrows and ears. I also have hives on both my shoulders.

          As for my feet it comes and goes. I think there is permanent damage in my left foot ankle and toes. I have sausage toes. I was also diagnosed with Reactive Arthritis on top of being Floxed.

          I do think I am slowly getting better.

  17. rene October 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm Reply

    In support of Avoiding Non Organic Meats:
    Frontline also reports that meat may be a source of potentially lethal infections—not simply because you’re eating antibiotics and therefore building resistance, but because the meat is tainted with drug-resistant bacteria that can cause disease if the meat is improperly handled or undercooked.

    One example given is drug-resistant urinary infections, which are on the rise. If the antibiotics fail to wipe out the bacteria, the infection can progress to your kidneys, which allows the bacteria access to your blood. The result is sepsis, which kills 40,000 Americans each year.

    Using state of the art genome sequencing, researchers were able to compare E.coli samples found on supermarket meat with E.coli samples collected from patients with drug-resistant urinary tract infections. In this way, they were able to genetically link more than 100 urinary tract infections to tainted supermarket meat products

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