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Don’t go on the Offensive with Your Body’s Defense

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Achoo!

As we enter the cold and flu season, take pause. I know it’s annoying to have itchy eyes, a runny nose and a bothersome cough, but I’d like to talk with you about the challenges of overmedicating.

Society has broadly sought medication as a silver bullet since the discovery of penicillin and the mass manufacturing of antibiotics. Antibiotics aren’t needed for a benign viral illness yet we continue to prescribe costly medications without clear and obvious justification and in doing so, we’ve created a situation in which antibiotic-resistant bacteria are flourishing.

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