The Huffington Post  – Are Antibiotics Making Us Fat? – By Paul Spector, M.D.– (Wednesday, November 7, 2012)


Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it might also do us in. A growing body of data suggests that a wide range of ills, from allergies and asthma to metabolic disease and superbugs, may be the consequence of our war on germs.

The territory in need of a cleansing now ranges from our garage to our gut, from our teeth to our toilet. Whether it’s the surface of our kitchen counter or the surface of our face, cleaner is not just better, according to popular culture — it’s safer.