Diets high in fiber associated with less antibiotic resistance in gut bacteria: new research

According to new research published in the journal, mBIO, “Healthy adults who eat a diverse diet with at least 8-10 grams of soluble fiber a day have fewer antibiotic-resistant microbes in their guts…” Soluble fiber is found in foods such as oats, barley, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds (e.g., flaxseed) and some fruits and vegetables (e.g.,Continue reading “Diets high in fiber associated with less antibiotic resistance in gut bacteria: new research”

How industry and farming practices contribute to antibiotic resistance: podcast with Dr. Wallinga

“Antibiotic resistance has long been considered one of the greatest threats to global health. More recently, we’re seeing growing public awareness around the overuse of antibiotics used in the US livestock system – a system that produces much of our meat supply…. With drug resistant pathogens or superbugs, as some people know them, now beingContinue reading “How industry and farming practices contribute to antibiotic resistance: podcast with Dr. Wallinga”