Warning Against Antibiotics | BeWellBuzz.com

Warning Against Antibiotics | BeWellBuzz.com


Welcome to another episode of Wellness Wednesdays,
brought to you by BeWellBuzz. Today I’ll be talking about Antibiotics and their dangers. The Center for Disease Control or CDC, recently
made an astounding case against antibiotics. Their report serves mostly to confirm what
many of us have either suspected or expected. Isolated chemicals sent into our bodies to
fight dirty little microbes ultimately strengthen the microbes and weaken our defenses. But there’s an alternative happy ending:
alternative medicine. So let’s look at the details of the “Threat
Report 2013” chilling discoveries warranting the CDC’s urgent alert. Each year more than 2 million Americans get
sick with a “super bug,” a pathogen that has evolved to defend itself against our manmade
drugs. More than 23,000 die yearly and that doesn’t include patients whose diseases
such as diabetes or cancer were complicated because of super bugs and no drugs to beat
‘em. Antibiotic-resistance costs the USA upwards
of $20 billion with an additional estimated $35 billion in lost productivity due to illness
and hospitalization. Here’s one factor that probably contributes
to the expense: “Antibiotics are responsible for almost 1 out of 5 emergency department
visits for adverse drug events.” According to the experts, a staggering 50%
of antibiotic prescriptions are not needed or are the wrong fit. That means that if you
get two prescriptions this year, most likely one of them is off. Great news that came out because of these
discoveries, is that the FDA recently issued new guidelines about the use of drugs in food
animals. Livestock can receive treatment specific to illness but using drugs to enhance weight
gain or “feeding efficiency” will no longer fly. So How The Antibiotics Work In short, antibiotics kill more than the unwanted
bacteria. They also destroy healthy ones. Even if the drug is effective against most
of the invaders, if it can’t take out the superbug then it’ll leave you depleted of
your own natural defenses and vulnerable to the attacker. The microorganism is basically playing good
chess. Your antibiotic may take out his knight and a few pawns, but in the end he gets the
checkmate because his superbugs outnumber your anti-bugs. On the upside, this is a reminder that in
the aftermath of harmful drugs or in the case of illness, our first resort may still be
as simple as probiotics. Eat yogurt, drink kefir, include fermented veggies such as kimchi
and sauerkraut with your meals, and/or buy a quality supplement. Scientists say that 60-70% of our immune system
is in the gut, where friendly microbes beat disease-causing pathogens regularly. The more
armed you are with healthy flora the healthier your GI tract, and the stronger your immunity. Another shocking conclusion in the Threat
Report was about Clostridium difficile or C. diff. You might hear more about it in the coming
days. The illness is deadly and its primary cause is antibiotics. C. diff is characterized by continuous and
uncontrollable diarrhea, inflamed intestines and bleeding ulcers. Thread Report said: “…almost 250,000 people each year require
hospital care for C. diff. infections. In most of these infections, the use of antibiotics
was a major contributing factor leading to the illness. At least 14,000 people die each
year in the United States alone from C. difficile infections. Many of these infections could
have been prevented.” Another set of unexpected bandits are the
modern antacids known as PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) including Nexium, Prevacid and
Prilosec. One researcher was shocked to discover that 76% of C. diff patients at the Stockton
Hospital had this one treatment in common. So if you have acid reflux, consider a natural
alternative. The good news is that if you stay out of hospitals
you’re less likely to catch an antibiotic resistant infection. Hospitals are the #1
breeding ground for these pathogens. So in order to protect yourself, let’s look
at 5 nature’s gifts that you can easily find in your local health food store, and
which many have used as natural alternatives to drugs.
1. Garlic a. Delivers powerful antioxidants
b. Known for thousands of years to kill bacteria c. Contains allicin, which researchers believe
is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic and antiviral 2. Pau D’Arco
a. Antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory b. Contains potent antioxidants
c. Used to treat many illnesses including staph infection, cold and flu, strep throat,
stomach ulcers, pneumonia, fibromyalgia and yeast infections
d. Some research suggests even anti-cancer qualities 3. Manuka Honey
a. Antifungal, antibacterial b. Often applied topically to a wound to prevent
or heal infection; some companies make a pre-treated manuka honey bandaid
c. Other treatment uses include MRSA or staph and stomach ulcers
d. Reduces plaque build-up! 4. Goldenseal
a. Active component called berberine, which prevents bacteria from adhering to the cell
wall b. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bitter tonic,
laxative, and anti-diabetic c. Aids digestion, helps prevent and/or treat
cold, flu, bladder infections, minor wounds, mouth sores, fever blisters and Candida
d. Not to be used for longer than two weeks at a time 5. Andrographis
a. Used to prevent and treat cold and flu b. Known as a treatment for a wide variety
of illnesses from gas and constipation to pneumonia, malaria, and prevention of heart
disease c. Anti-inflammatory, and especially good
for upper respiratory infections As you can see, powerful natural remedies
exist and when we implement them in our lives, superbugs will have nothin’ on us. So stay away from antibiotics and guard your
body with proper nutrition, natural remedies and loving people around you. Make sure to share this important information
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