August 30, 2012
We take these powerful drugs because we are told by our healthcare professionals that we must. After all, who would want to risk a serious bacterial infection when it could be easily avoided? Antibiotics are great at what they do; they kill bacteria.
Unfortunately, they are unable
to discriminate between good bacteria and bad bacteria.
Many of these bacteria are destroyed by
antibiotic treatments and therefore must be quickly replenished. The
best way to do this is by consuming probiotics, which contain live
bacteria that will repopulate the gut.
The best practice is to begin taking
probiotics while taking
antibiotics; however, you should wait at least a few hours after
your dose of antibiotics to take a dose of probiotics.
If you have access to raw
(unpasteurized) milk, you can make your own kefir at home with some
kefir grains, which will yield an enormous amount of probiotics. For
most people who don't have access to raw milk, store bought
(pasteurized) kefir and yogurt still contain a fair amount of
Some of these supplements are worthless as they contain no live bacteria. Be sure to check the label for the number of live cultures as well as how many of those cultures will still be alive when the product reaches its expiration date.
If the supplement does not contain this
information, don't purchase it.
Most bacterial infections can be healed naturally.
So the next time you get a chest cold, instead of running to the doctor and asking for a Z-pak, which most doctors will prescribe without hesitation, first attempt curing your infection with these powerful, natural probiotics that also promote overall health and well being:
You don't have to worry about natural antibiotics killing the good bacteria in your gut as they, unlike prescription antibiotics, are able to target only the bad bacteria.
You can use these natural remedies any
time you get sick, as a preventive measure, without any worry of