Online Booking 24/7

Stop Suffering!

  • Quick n' Easy Online Appointment
  • Book Appointment 24/7
  • Call Office: 915-850-0900.
  • Clinic Hours
  • Monday: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
BOOK ONLINE 24/7

Functional Medicine* & Wellness Programs

Take or Share our Online Initial History & Patient Registration Form.  We also have convenient  Printable Versions.  Call Us Today: 915-850-0900

TAKE NOW / SHARE*

Functional Medicine®

🔴 Notice: As part of our Acute Injury Treatment Practice, we now offer Functional Medicine Integrative Assessments and Treatments* within our clinical scope for chronic degenerative disorders.   Learn More*   Call Us Today: 915-850-0900

Functional Medicine Explained
Categories: Chiropractic

Early Use of Antibiotics Linked to Inflammatory Gut Diseases

Share

Using antibiotics very early in life may lead to developing inflammatory diseases later in life, says a new report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. Using antibiotics in infancy disrupts the normal development and growth of gut bacteria, and in addition to contributing to gut problems such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the altered environment may contribute to other inflammatory diseases such as asthma and multiple sclerosis.

The study also indicates that altering gut bacteria may be a way to treat or prevent some inflammatory diseases.

“Our study demonstrates that gut bacteria in early life do affect disease development in adulthood, but this response can be changed,” said Colby Zaph  of the School of Biomedical Sciences at Monash University, Australia.

The study has important ramifications for using pre- and probiotics, in the administration of antibiotics to newborns, and to the understanding of how gut bacteria play a critical role in the development of  inflammatory diseases such as IBD.

For the study, scientists used two groups of mice. The first group included pregnant females treated with broad spectrum antibiotics during pregnancy and pups treated with broad spectrum antibiotics for the first three weeks of life.

The second group was a control group that consisted of untreated pregnant mothers and pups. The pups in the treated group were weaned at three weeks of age and antibiotic treatment was stopped at the same time. These pups had reduced levels of gut bacteria and were allowed to age normally.

At eight weeks of age, immune cells (CD4 T cells) from both the treated and untreated pups were examined for their ability to induce irritable bowel disease in other mice. The immune cells from antibiotic-treated mice induced a more rapid and more severe disease than those from the untreated mice.

Another recent study connected Gulf War Illness (GWI) to changes in gut bacteria. Researchers found that the chemicals, etc. that veterans were exposed to altered the microbiome — the bacteria that inhabit the gut. The affected microbiota then produce endotoxins, which pass through a thinned lining of the gut (called a leaky gut) and into the blood where they circulate throughout the body.

These compounds trigger an inflammatory response that, in turn, initiates several neurological abnormalities commonly observed in GWI, such as cognitive difficulties, widespread pain, and debilitating fatigue.

Dr. Alex Jimenez

Specialties: Stopping the PAIN! We Specialize in Treating Severe Sciatica, Neck-Back Pain, Whiplash, Headaches, Knee Injuries, Sports Injuries, Dizziness, Poor Sleep, Arthritis. We use advanced proven therapies focused on optimal mobility, posture control, health Instruction, functional fitness, and structural conditioning. We use effective "Patient Focused Diet Plans", Specialized Chiropractic Techniques, Mobility-Agility Training, Cross-Fit Protocols, and the Premier "PUSH Functional Fitness System" to treat patients suffering from various injuries and health problems. Ultimately, I am here to serve my patients and community as a Chiropractor passionately restoring functional life and facilitating living through increased mobility.

Published by

Recent Posts

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Cardiac Disease

The global death rate of cardiac diseases is 30%, despite all the medical advances and… Read More

December 1, 2020

Remote Working/School and Learning/Forming Spine-Healthy Habits

Remote working and learning have changed the way we operate, but too much sitting and… Read More

December 1, 2020

Inflammation: Mindful Meditation.

    Inflammation is something we are all familiar with. We know the precursors and… Read More

December 1, 2020

Metabolic Syndrome and Chiropractic Body Wellness

Metabolic syndrome is the term for a group of risk factors like heart disease, diabetes,… Read More

November 30, 2020

Intestinal Permeability and Disease

Increased intestinal permeability is the gateway to autoimmune diseases. It has become well-known that intestinal… Read More

November 27, 2020

Testing for Wheat Sensitivities

Gluten related diseases are a global phenomenon. The numbers are outstanding; 10% of the global… Read More

November 27, 2020

Functional & Physical Medicine & Nutritional Specialist*

Online History & Registration 🔘
Call us Today 🔘