Here is some important information about antibiotics and probiotics. A must read for anyone!
The chemical drugs so freely prescribed by practitioners of allopathic medicine relieve the overt symptoms of disease, particularly pain, but do nothing to eliminate the root causes which often lie hidden far from the symptoms.
People easily grow dependent on these drugs using them continuously until they develop a tolerance to them, then switching to stronger chemicals. Often the drugs themselves further aggravate the condition, or cause other ailments in related organ-energy systems. The next step is usually surgery.
Antibiotics, which are potent immuno-suppressants, are prescribed for dozens of common ailments. OK, fair enough… But, in the process of killing the bacteria for which they are prescribed, they also kill off all the friendly lactobacteria in your intestines, severely impairing digestion and assimilation of nutrients at a time when your body needs them most.
At times the taking of antibiotics can be necessary, even life saving.
When we take them to kill off infectious bacteria, we also destroy large amounts of the beneficial flora in our digestive tracts.
When bowel ecology becomes out of balance health problems can and usually almost always do develop over the longer term. Serious health problems.
I have seen children who for years suffer one common cold after another, due to compromised immune systems fundamentally brought about by a course or two of antibiotics without supplementing the lactobacteria killed off by the antibiotics. In this instance, it is important to replenish the friendly bacteria as soon as possible in order to maintain good health.
In adults, bad breath is usually the first indication that normal bacteria levels are critically low. When lactobacillus levels are low in the colon, partially digested food decays, producing foul gas and toxemia. Taking a herbal supplement at that stage is self defeating, a waste of time and a waste of money. It’s way too late by then. Only some serious cleansing can permanently rectify the situation.
If you are not actively replenishing your intestinal bacteria after a dose of antibiotics, both with supplements and contributing foods, you indirectly are providing to the recurrence of future health problems. An intestinal tract devoid of friendly intestinal bacteria is breeding ground for future illness.
Lactobacteria are the only elements in the body which keep candida and other harmful yeast infections under control, so whenever you take a course of antibiotics, candida have a field day and spread like wildfire throughout your system.
A primary effect of candida infection is suppression of the immune system, which means that the very drug you’re taking to combat disease is impairing your only natural defense against it, both immediately and in the future.
Healthy “friendly” intestinal bacteria is essential not only to good intestinal health, but without it overall vibrant health is quite difficult to achieve and/or maintain.
Bacteria are everywhere.
We swallow them with our food, drink them with water, they are in the air we breathe, on our skin, in our mouths, digestive tract, sinuses and other areas of our bodies.
In so far as health is concerned, some of them are harmful, some neutral and some are very beneficial. Some are extremely valuable for good health as they work harmoniously with our immune system.
In a healthy colon, there are literally billions of beneficial or “friendly” bacteria.
Under favorable conditions, they multiply at a fast enough rate to keep pace with the large numbers that are lost during elimination. Bacteria is also referred to as micro-organisms.
When they are located in the intestinal tract, they are referred to as “intestinal flora,” “micro-flora”, “good bacteria”, “friendly/beneficial bacteria” or sometimes just “flora.”
These friendly bacteria synthesize many important vitamins in the digestive tract including Vitamin K and some of the B vitamins.
A very important function they perform is helping the colon maintain a proper pH or acid-base balance.
It is necessary for the pH to stay in the correct range in order for other health supporting bacteria to exist. It is also important to keep levels of antagonistic micro-organisms under control.
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