If you ever take antibiotics, then you need to learn about probiotics and how they can help your body recover from the internal warfare ignited from antibiotic use. To be more clear, antibiotics are responsible for destroying both the bad and good bacteria in your gut; probiotics help restore these trillions of beneficial and quite necessary bacteria.
If you have an infection of some kind, and you go see a doctor, you will most likely leave with a script for antibiotics. Antibiotics work by killing bacteria, but they don’t discriminate. They kill all bacteria, and as mentioned, not all bacteria are bad. Your body depends on bacteria to aid in digestion, work with immune health, and balance your internal ecosystem. In fact, gut health, which is what’s being affected here, has a direct link to illness and overall health.
Probiotics help by repopulating some of these beneficial bacteria so if you must take antibiotics, take probiotics too. The former should not be taken without the latter, or you’ll open yourself up to other infections and candida (yeast). You can find probiotics naturally in several foods. Fermented foods like kefir and sauerkraut are teeming with these beneficial bacteria.
Similarly, yogurt “with active cultures” is a good source. If you prefer supplements, probiotics are available there too.
Taking probiotics can minimize their damage related to antibiotic use. If you’re really interested in keeping your body running
efficiently with as little unnatural damage as possible, consider natural antibiotics like garlic, manuka honey, and Andrographis. The human body is an amazing thing, perfectly crafted to fight infection. When we give our immune system the right environment (through healthy diet, exercise, etc.), it can successfully combat many illnesses that doctors target with
Time and time again I hear people ask "why do I feel so bad when they tell me there's nothing wrong?" My goal is to help solve your health problems, to get to the bottom of things, not just symptom control but to bring about a return to good health.