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2017 was predicted to be the year that antibiotic resistance really took a turn for the worse… and they were mostly right. A strain of E. coli was found in China that carried a gene making it resistant to some of our last line of antibiotics; the antibiotics so strong they carry side-effects almost as […]


Lyme disease, flu, salmonella; pets can be a path for serious illness to get into your family. With some good habits and prevention, pets can be a rewarding support and comfort in your life. But it might still be worth some extra immune support from colloidal silver. Dogs and (often) cats love the outdoors, but […]

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This year, cases of food-borne illness are up. Some areas had more reported cases by the beginning of summer than all of last year. There are many types of food-borne illness, from E. coli, salmonella and Norovirus to the cyclospora parasite. During summer, bacteria tend to flourish thanks to warm temperatures and social habits like […]

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Watch Out for Salmonella

July 11, 2017

It’s already exceeding last year’s numbers: people all over the country are getting salmonella from ducks, geese, chicken, and other birds. Several outbreaks have occurred, but so far no one has died (although people with weakened immune systems are at high risk for hospitalization from complications). What are the symptoms of salmonella poisoning? It usually […]

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A Refresher on Listeria

March 10, 2017

It seems weird to be talking about Listeria when there are still outbreaks of Norovirus and other viral stomach flus going around, but there have been enough warm days that Listeria is already an issue. While there have been a few Listeria recalls this year, the latest is a nationwide cheese recall of soft wash-rind […]

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