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Antibiotic Overload

November 15, 2017

 Antibiotic use has become so mainstream and typical that they are having a negative impact on human health and are now responsible for super-bugs and even death. Bacteria has actually become smart and continues to evolve as new and stronger antibiotics are presented, basically breaking down natural defenses to the point where relying on the body to heal becomes impossible. The constant pharmaceutical grind is harmful as is treats symptoms and not roots cause. When the correct protocol is utilized the body's natural defense mechanisms are ignited, the body can withstand the invader and flourish. 

 

Antibiotics kill a wide range of bacteria, fungi or protists. Protists are generally microscopic organisms mainly being single cell that are not bacteria animals, plants or fungi. Antibiotics kill invasive bacteria while leaving human cells alone. This is possible due to the difference of structure within the cell membrane and also the machinery used to build proteins or copy DNA. Some antibiotics have the ability to dissolve the cell membrane of just bacterial cells, while others can affect the protein building or the DNA copying machinery specific to a certain bacteria. Antibiotics directly enter your bloodstream and travel throughout your entire body, this is what is now backfiring in so many ways for so many people. Antibiotics are not capable of choosing what is harmful bacteria and what is friendly bacteria. This means that all good and bad bacteria is being destroyed throughout the body, which does the job when you're trying to kill an infection but not so great due to the fact that it lowers your natural defenses.

When your body's natural defenses are down this can lead to a more severe or more widespread strand or outbreak of a current or new bacteria. Because your friendly bacteria has been damaged the balance of your resident microbes have been destroyed. The friendly bacteria can also multiply too quickly trying to recover and that also can become harmful. Having an imbalance of good bacteria in your body can actually lead to your body producing its very own toxins and make you sick with symptoms such as, fever, nausea diarrhea and inflammation.

The overuse of antibiotics have also been responsible for massive cases of antibiotic resistance, some of which children and adults have died. Studies done by the CDC that show when more aggressive antibiotics are given, the more aggressive the bacteria can be. When this occurs the bad bacteria can flourish and even teach good bacteria to mimic resistance genes of other forms of bacteria, this is where superbugs are born.There is certainly times where antibiotics are absolutely necessary and should be utilized, but in this day and age they are over used and abused for every and all different types of infections that when given your body the time it can heal itself.

There are many foods and herbal medicines you can also utilize as well as homeopathy for treating different types of infection. A few recommendations: 

- Garlic has been traditionally used to fight bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal infections, such as staph and strep infections, and food-borne illnesses such as E. coli and salmonella. Allicin, is the active compound in garlic, containing similar properties to penicillin.

Raw, organic garlic is the most potent and quickly absorbed. If your looking to supplement garlic with a powder, be careful with the Other Ingredients listing, which can affect absorption. 

 

- Echinacea is a well known plant that has a strong ability to stimulate your immune system to fight off infections.This powerful herb boosts the production of interferon, a protein which is released by the body to prevent viruses from replicating themselves and also boosts the strength of t-lymphocytes.T-cells are vital to the immune system as they help the body to increase the number of anti-bodies that are always on the move within you body. They work to fight off pathogenic invaders and viruses, and strengthen the white blood cells so they can deal with any viruses or other micro-organisms that you may encounter. Echinacea is best ingested as a tincture or tea. 

 

- Colloidal Silver is a liquid solution created using electrolysis to suspend pure, metallic elemental silver attached to simple protein molecules, in distilled water. Good quality Colloidal Silver is clear or pale yellow as the particle size affects the color of the solution and absorption. 

Studies have shown that Colloidal Silver can quickly kill bacteria, even super bacteria! Silver acts as a catalyst and disables an enzyme that facilitates actions inside cells. It is not consumed in the process so it can continually work. The enzyme that silver destroys is required by anaerobic unfriendly bacteria and this is the action that destroys pathogens. It stops them from using the body's own cells as vehicles to be duplicated, which creates an environment that makes it impossible for pathogens to survive and take over. This is a key remedy in the treatment of a parasitic infection as their eggs can not survive the silver. 

 

 

 

 

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