Thursday, May 26, 2011

something to think about...

I'm working on a piece for a woman's health publication and in the midst of writing my notes I came across something interesting.

While writing the word "antibiotic" I stopped and looked at it...that word, for a moment. And of course back in grade school science class we were taught the word biotic refers to life forms or all things pertaining to life.

Just to make sure that hadn't changed, I checked wikipedia:

"Biotic means relating to, produced by, or caused by living organisms. Biotic is a living component of a community; for example organisms, such as plants and animals. Biotic may also refer to: Life, the condition of living organisms."



Yep, that's about as simple as it gets. 


Jan said...

Antibiotics are evil to our bodies. I suffer from candida as a result of many years of broad spectrum antibiotics for various infections - most upper respiratory. If I only knew then what I know now.

Anonymous said...

I typically get yeast infections whenever I take an anti-biotic so my gyno gives me diflucan to prevent them. Some times they are a necessary evil but the more I read about candida the more I want to stay away.