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Dr. Richard A. Huntoon

Newburgh Chiropractor


 Antibiotics and Your Heart

Have you ever taken Antibiotics?  Either as a child for the litany of childhood illnesses or as an adult for upper respiratory infections or as a prophylactic before a dental visit?  Are you aware that antibiotics are used in a variety of foods or in the animals that serve as food sources for us humans?  Did you know that because of this over exposure to antibiotics at this alarming rate, the imbalance we are left with is contributing to several common health issues.  A common condition such as Irregular heartbeats, also known as arrhythmia is created when one does not replace the missing bacteria with a probiotic.  This, over time, if left uncorrected is the real reason for heart disease, heart attacks and any other heart related symptoms.  The question many doctors and researchers fail to understand are the negative affects of taking antibiotics.  What they do know is that antibiotics affect the normal flora found in your digestive tract.  What they fail to realize is when you do not have enough "good bacteria" in your intestines, you will have a deficiency in your B vitamins as a result.  This B vitamin deficiency, aka Beriberi, and will result in nerve conductivity disturbance, anemia, bundle branch block, skipped heart beats, blood sugar imbalances, poor muscle tonicity within the heart and blood vessels, all of which will lead to heart disease over time, also known as a Broken Heart.  That is why it is important to read Heart Disease and Beriberi.  Appreciate that most doctors are unaware of the connection.  When you stop to think about it, it makes you wonder what we are doing to our health and our lives by taking this commonly prescribed treatment of antibiotics.  If you consider the days of work lost and the money spent to deal with treating these resulting conditions, it's amazing to consider the cost to our society. 

Appreciate that antibiotics are necessary, as is surgery, during extreme conditions.  But to consider Antibiotic treatment as an initial intervention for many childhood or adult infections is definitely not ideal for several reasonsFirst and foremost is the Antibiotic will suppress the Immune System.  That alone is reason enough.  Consider the following:  Our Immune Systems develop based on exposure to various pathogens, from the infinite different bacteria, viruses, virons and parasites we are exposed to on a daily basis.  When exposed to these pathogens, the Immune System will produce specific cells called Memory Immune Cells that are designed to recognize future exposures to the pathogen.  These cells assist the body by identifying the pathogens and allowing for a faster response to the pathogen, rather then creating a brand new response with each new exposure.  The initial Memory Immune Cells then help stimulate the creation of other Attack Immune Cells that are designed to attack and destroy the pathogen.  This is very similar to a war occurring within the body, and part of the Immune Response can result in the body producing a fever.  Understand that this is a natural healthy response when the body is becoming deficient in Calcium and the Whole Vitamin C Complex. The fever is designed to raise the body temperature to assist in destroying the pathogen.  It stimulates the cells that eat the infection known as phagocytes.  The phagocytes wouldn't need any stimulation if it weren't for a Vitamin C deficiency.  So this only occurs after the blood reserves of Calcium and Vitamin C are too low.  The youngster that's got plenty of diffusible calcium in the body fluids and sufficient Whole Vitamin C Complex is practically immune to children's diseases.   A child with a fever tells you they are deficient in Calcium Lactate and the Whole Vitamin C Complex.  Refined foods have lost these important ingredients, and eating refined sugar depletes the Immune Systems ability to have a normal response due to the loss of the important mineral Calcium and the Whole Vitamin C Complex.

The second reason why Antibiotics should not be considered a first line of defense is what they do to the Digestive System.   Antibiotics destroy bacteria.  All bacteria.  This means Antibiotics destroy not only the bad bacteria that create infection, but also the good bacteria the body needs for maintaining normal function digestively.  Since the digestive tract has millions of different bacteria that assist in digesting our food, destroying these necessary bacteria will result in disrupting a persons ability to digest there food.  And if you can't digest and assimilate your food properly, you can't expect a person to grow and heal efficiently, if at all.  This imbalance will lead to all the various symptoms and conditions mentioned in the opening paragraph.  That's why it is absolutely necessary to take a Probiotic with each meal.  Exposure to Antibiotics, knowingly and, more importantly unknowingly in several of our food sources, requires each of us to take Probiotics every time we eat.  We recommend UFP Capsules from Metagenics for your Probiotic needs.

I have had this debate several times with different patients over the years.  The concern for the prophylactic Antibiotic recommended before a person has their teeth worked on.  It is said that the Antibiotics are necessary for the prevention of damage to a person's heart valves from unnecessary bacterial infection as a result of bleeding gums during dental work.  My question is, Where does the bacteria come from that creates these blood borne infections leading to heart valve problems?  Certainly anything in the person's mouth before the dental visit is already there naturally.  And consider the fact that if people brush their teeth regularly, any bacteria within the mouth will already enter the bloodstream, especially if the person's gums bleed during the brushing.  (The bleeding gums are an indication of a Vitamin P deficiency.  Vitamin P is a portion of the Whole Vitamin C Complex and is responsible for strengthening the capillaries.  Therefore if your gums bleed during brushing your teeth, you'll want to take some Cyruta Plus from Standard Process, a natural supplement that supplies extra amounts of Vitamin P.)  So if the body is continually exposed to these bacteria that already occur in the mouth, what else during a dental visit will create a different type of bacteria the body isn't used to that causes the Heart issue?  It would have to come from the dental equipment.  But if the dental equipment is sterilized between each use, as I'm certain that it is, then there would be no reason to worry about possible infection.  And therefore no need for the prophylactic Antibiotics before your dental visit.  Something to consider and certainly discuss before your next dental visit.

To strengthen the bodies Memory Immune System requires a person to strengthen their Parotid Gland, a salivary gland found on both sides of the upper jaw.  The Parotid Gland produces saliva that consists of several different chemical identifiers and messengers designed to tell the Enteric Nervous System what is coming down the Digestive Tract.  The Enteric Nervous System is like a second brain that lines and regulates what the digestive tract lets into the bloodstream.  It produces an abundant amount of Immune Cells designed to prevent infection from getting into the bloodstream through the Digestive Tract.  Therefore, a strong Parotid Gland is necessary to prepare your Digestive System for what it will be asked to digest, along with the Enteric Nervous System for what it will be needing to regulate into the body, for the purposes of normal health and function.  People who eat too fast, don't chew their food enough and have a history of sickness will usually have a deficiency in their Parotid Gland functioning.  Parotid PMG from Standard Process usually helps repair and restore balance to this very important gland.

My Recommendation To You

If you, your spouse or your child(ren) have knowingly been exposed to Antibiotic treatment and the practitioner who prescribed them has not recommended a Probiotic to go along with it, you'll want to come into the office and get some.  Please keep in mind that for every week you are on an Antibiotic, you'll need 9 to 12 months of Probiotic to help replace what was lost.  And appreciating that we consume Antibiotics in many of the refined natural foods such as milk and many of our meat products, you should really be on a Probiotic with every meal for life.  We'll also want to consider checking for the need of Calcium Lactate and Cataplex C, both from Standard Process.   These will assist the body in strengthening the Immune System and its response to infection.  And if you experience any of the above symptoms mentioned and want to help to eliminate the effects on your heart, consider the offer below.

My Offer To You

Isn't it time you restored your health and stopped sufferring from a Broken Heart?  If you have a history of Antibiotic intake, take advantage of the opportunity to come into the office and have me check you for the Antibiotic Imbalance.  This evaluation can be included in your next regularly scheduled office visit.  Normally this evaluation costs $75.00, but through the end of July, I will give it to for FREE!  That's right, FREE through the end of July.  So call the Office NOW and tell us to schedule you for the Antibiotic Imbalance.  Since Spring flew by and Summer is here, the sooner you do this the sooner you can get ready for Restoring Balance To Your Heart.  Call (845) 561-BACK (2225) and schedule the Antibiotic Imbalance TODAY!

As always, we offer our Free Health Care Class every Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm in the Newburgh Office.  This class is for anyone who has a health concern and doesn't know what to do to get rid of it.  Come have all your questions answered for your health concerns and appreciate what can be done to get rid of them.  Invite a friend or loved one and help them get their health questions answered too.  Since class size is limited, we require reservations.  So Call the Office Today and tell Dr. Huntoon to reserve your spot in my next Free Health Care Class.  (845)561-BACK (2225).

Dr. Huntoon has a single mission:

To support as many people as possible in their quest for health and enable them to improve and maintain their health to the highest level possible, while educating them about the benefits of Chiropractic, Natural Healthcare and Holistic Living, so they in turn can teach others to support us having a healthy community.

Your Choice

Health concerns are a major source of lost happiness and lost joy in all of our lives. Finding a solution that is agreeable and enables you to get back to your life is important. Please appreciate that you always have the more invasive surgery and prescription medication available to you as a last resort. What many Traditional Medical Doctors may not share is, many times, once you begin that journey into medication and/or surgery, it alters your original body from the one that you were born with. Unfortunately, at that time, more conservative and natural treatments may no longer be viable. I encourage you to consider that before making any decisions about treatment for your health. As always I am here to help. 
Your Choice:
  • Continue doing the same thing and nothing changes or it may get worse


  • Try something different and get a different result that makes you happier and healthier.
The Choice is Yours
Please call Dr. Huntoon at 845-561-BACK (2225) to discuss your options or click on our E-Visit to do it via e-mail. 
Thank You for your consideration.

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