Antibiotic free food program at James V. Brown Library

Is it possible to live antibiotic free and why should you? Are there antibiotics in the food you eat? What do you do about antibiotic resistant infections like MRSA? What steps can you take to stay healthy and avoid unnecessary antibiotic use? Find out how to do this in the simplest way possible.

In 2011, 30 million pounds of antibiotics were used on animals. This represents about 80 percent of all reported antibiotic sales that year. Medical experts think that much of the problem with antibiotic resistant bacteria is being driven by the overuse of antibiotics in CAFOs – Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, where almost all commercial meat and dairy foods comes from.

The free lecture will be held at 6 p.m. May 8. Individuals will learn how to avoid unnecessary antibiotics, reduce the antibiotics eaten and how this will help general health. Dr. Gregory Pais will share his 39 years of nutritional experience to help people stay healthy.

Dr. Pais is a licensed naturopathic doctor practicing in Northcentral Pennsylvania since 1998. He’s board certified in classical homeopathy and has been working with diet and nutrition since 1974.

The program is free and open to the public and will be held on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing at the library. Registration is suggested but not required. To register or for more information call 326-0536 or visit

This educational opportunity at the James V. Brown Library is part of the statewide literacy initiative of PA Forward, helping libraries build communities one person at a time.