This article is of interest to those of us affected by Cipro, Levaquin and other FQs. I appreciate that it not only sounds the alarm re: a link between T2 diabetes and these broad spectrum antibiotics, but it also proposes magnesium supplementation, in combo with thiamine (vitamin B1), as a possible fix. We can, indeed, heal our bodies.
And here is the source article, “Fluoroquinolone antibiotics and type 2 diabetes mellitus” – http://www.medical-hypotheses.com/article/S0306-9877(14)00217-5/fulltext
The thought that fluoroquinolones cause cellular damage and magnesium depletion to the point that they increase the risk of type 2 diabetes is frightening, for sure. There is quite a bit of evidence that dietary adjustments can influence type 2 diabetes significantly though. So, that’s a reason for some hope.
The role of magnesium depletion in FQ toxicity described in “Fluoroquinolone antibiotics and type 2 diabetes mellitus” helps to explain why magnesium is the supplement that seems to help floxies almost across the board. Magnesium is necessary for hundreds of enzymatic reactions.
A hopeful thing about the article, “Fluoroquinolone antibiotics…
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