The Morning Blend


Antibiotic Resistance

Posted at 2:31 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 14:31:08-05

Did you know one of the major health concerns the world over is something called antibiotic resistance, or AMR?3 Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change and become resistant to common drugs.4 In fact, AMR is such a serious health issue, that experts estimate it is on track to kill more people globally than cancer.5 The CDC has taken note and made it a priority to cut unnecessary antibiotic use by 50% in the next 3 years. 6 That means finding alternative ways to reduce the need for antibiotics, a key concern that will be front and center during Antibiotic Awareness Week November 13-19.


Prevention is one weapon in the fight against AMR. That can be as simple as washing your hands frequently and getting vaccinated. And for some conditions, an alternative preventative approach is helpful. A landmark clinical study finds that drinking cranberry juice can be an effective alternative to preventing symptomatic recurrent urinary tract infections, or UTIs. UTIs are one of the most common infections in the body, and the second most common infection treated with antibiotics.


On Tuesday, November 14, Dr. Jennifer Berman, urologist and co-host on the Emmy® Award-winning talk show, The Doctors, will be available to discuss the serious problem of antibiotic resistance, and explain why taking a nutritional approach to preventing UTIs can help cut down on the AMR problem by reducing antibiotic use.