Antibiotics and Brain Functioning


The human gut microbiome comprises a considerable number of microorganisms.

Evidence from neuroscience researchers demonstrates that microbiota is essential for the development and maturation of brain systems.

Antibiotics are amazing life-savers, but they can have a negative impact on the brain.

Antibiotic use during pregnancy is associated with increased rates of schizophrenia, autism, anxiety, and depression later in the child’s life.


Children who had received antibiotics in the first six months of life had significantly lower overall cognitive and verbal comprehension abilities, increased risk of problems with impulsivity, hyperactivity, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and anxiety issues.

Doctors have recently documented more cases of seriously disrupted brain function in people, especially the elderly, taking antibiotics other than penicillin.

Many distinguished researchers and physicians have concluded that the answer to disease is not to create more potent drugs, but rather by strengthening the body’s natural defense network.


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