What happens when you take antibiotics? Well, first you need to know we have certain strains of bacteria in the digestive tract that are essential to digest food and produce healthy vitamins. Antibiotics do not make the distinction between harmful bacteria and helpful bacteria. They are not smart bombs. So they go in and kill lots and lots of bacteria – good and bad. (Remember, “against life”)
When these bacteria are killed off, it may lead to vitamin and mineral loss, diarrhea, parasitic infection, the development of allergies, lactose intolerance, cancer, depression, inflammation of the gut, MS, chronic fatigue syndrome, leaky gut, yeast overgrowth, and a weakened immune system that gets weaker every time you take another round of antibiotics. 60% of your immune system is contained in your gut, so look no further for why you keep getting colds and flus or have sinus infections if you keep taking antibiotics. They are making you sick!
The over-prescription of antibiotics, with the addition of them in our food, can create stronger strains of bacteria that even a healthy immune system is not prepared to fight. We have been evolving very nicely with bacteria and viruses slowly becoming stronger and our immune systems growing stronger right along with them and so it can fight them off.
But now, the antibiotics are killing the bacteria much more rapidly, bypassing our immune system. This scenario is creating “superbugs” like the staph bacterium MRSA, which are underdeveloped (due to antibiotic use) systems are unable to fight off.
Now, we have the discovery of antibiotics creating obesity in children.
“Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics have determined that children given antibiotics prior to five months of age have a significantly higher risk of becoming obese later in life.
Furthermore, those babies given antibiotics between the ages of 15 and 23 months of age had a significantly greater likelihood of being overweight at age seven. The researchers noted that this later relationship was not as consistent as the relationship between antibiotics under six months.”
“ ‘For many years now, farmers have known that antibiotics are great at producing heavier cows for market,” Dr. Jan Blustein, MD, Ph.D., professor of population health and medicine told PreventDisease.com in a recent article. “While we need more research to confirm our findings, this carefully conducted study suggests that antibiotics influence weight gain in humans, and especially children…’
As explained by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, children with imbalanced gut flora are more prone to develop neurological disorders, such as ADD/ADHD and various learning disorders. These children are also more prone to vaccine damage.”
And below, yet another reason for depression and anxiety. Not so surprising when you know that 90% of the serotonin in the body is in the gut. So this means another route to fixing depression rather than going on mind-numbing psych drugs. You need PROBIOTICS to repair the damage done by the antibiotics.
“Researchers at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, and their collaborators from the Brain-Body Institute at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, fed the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus to mice for 28 days and found it influenced the way they responded to stress.
‘There were changes in the brain chemicals that affect behavior,’ says John Bienenstock, MD, one of the lead researchers. ‘The mice were less anxious.’ The control group of mice, which was fed probiotic-free broth, exhibited no behavioral or chemical changes.
The study adds more oomph to the argument that there’s a direct link between what you eat and how you feel. In this particular case, if you want to feel less anxious, you’d be wise to add a probiotic to your daily supplement regimen.
Also, ladies, do I need to go into what you get vaginally when you take a round of antibiotics? You know what happens. Well, Monistat might get rid of the symptoms, but the damage is still there.
Let me make myself perfectly clear, I am not telling you to never take an antibiotic, I am just trying to educate you on why your immune system may be shot from antibiotics, and to get you to fix your immune system so you don’t keep getting sick and having to take more antibiotics which are destroying your immune system, as well as giving you the host of other problems I mentioned in the second paragraph.
You can’t ignore this problem. If you take only one round of antibiotics, you and your gut are pretty compromised and you need to address it with some probiotics. Do I mean Activia? Come on? Really? That’s a marketing scam.
I mean something that will really help you like Standard Process’s ProSynbiotic, which is a synergistic blend of four research-supported probiotic strains and two prebiotic fibers (this is the food the good bacteria needs) or MediHerb’s Gut Flora Complex that has an enteric capsule (meaning it will get through your digestive system to your gut) and contains Oregano Oil, Anise, Andrographis and Phellodendron.
There are several other probiotics from Standard Process, all of which are perfectly safe to open up and put in your child’s food – which I highly recommend doing unless you want to keep taking off work because your child is always sick due to the antibiotics they took.
These recommendations are for the reduction of stress only. They are not intended as treatment or prescription for any disease, or as a substitute for regular medical care.