“My doctor wants me to take another round of antibiotics because of my Cold still not letting go, but I read that antibiotics damage the intestines, even more so because of them I gained a few pounds. I’ve read comments where people don’t talk very well about antibiotics. How bad are they really? ”- this is a comment and a question from a patient who was taking antibiotics, and probably many of you are asking the same question. Let’s consider how many negative reactions taking antibiotics can bring you and the benefits of taking them.
At the outset, we should not completely rule out the role of antibiotics in treatment. They save lives in some situations and, in some cases, are really necessary. Antibiotics have saved millions of lives. Life would be much more complicated without the use of antibiotics.
Antibiotics are used too much.
Many will say antibiotics are used too much and, in many cases, are unnecessary. The use of antibiotics and vaccines has significantly reduced mortality from infectious diseases, but they all come at a price.
Excessive care about hygiene and sterilization using various disinfectants, vaccines, and antibiotics dramatically disrupts our intestines’ ecosystem, increasing autoimmune and allergic diseases, inevitably leading to disorders such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, and autism.
As we progress in treating acute diseases, the success in the treatment of chronic diseases decreases drastically.
Louis Pasteur discovered that parasites and microbes cause infections and Alexander Fleming discovered antibiotics that would treat them. This one-way use of antibiotics to treat the disease and the use of one drug for one disease can act on the infection and work, but it will not help with chronic disease.
We have been looking for cures for chronic diseases like cancer from time immemorial, and we can’t find them. The history of medicine turns into a search for the Holy Grail or a pill for every disease. This failed approach to the problem will continue with poor results because the causes of chronic diseases actually lie in the complex interaction of genes, lifestyle, and environmental influences. A magic pill or a magic cure that we all constantly strive for will not actually cure us. We need a comprehensive approach to a complex problem.
Antibiotics are harmful
Let’s go back to the initial question: Antibiotics are harmful because they disrupt our intestines’ ecosystem. They are like a napalm bomb, destroying everything in their path, even good bacteria.
The problem is actually the fact that your intestines have trillions of bacteria, and they have 100 times more genes than your body. Also, the DNA of bacteria in the intestines exceeds your DNA in a huge number.
This is important because bacterial DNA controls the immune system, regulates digestion and other internal functions, protects us from infections, and even regulates the production of vitamins and other nutrients.
Antibiotics destroy good bacteria.
Antibiotics destroy good bacteria, which creates space for the multiplication of bad bacteria, mold, and candida, which leads to problems such as mental disorders, food allergies, skin problems, and digestive problems.
The emergence of bad tenants increases the body’s demand for sugar and bad food and automatically increases body weight. So it is true that antibiotics can make you fat.
If the organism is treated with antibiotics in small children, some autoimmune diseases or some allergies will likely form in old age. Everything is conditioned by how the doctor will react in certain situations and how he will treat the intestinal flora because that’s where it all starts.
In many cases, young children are treated with antibiotics for various colds, infections of the respiratory system, which the immune system itself could fight with some natural stimulants. From early childhood, the intestinal flora is disturbed, and much more serious problems are created.
In many children, inflammation of the intestines was noticed only 12 weeks after treatment with antibiotics for lung, nose, and ear infections.
One study discovered that only one week of antibiotic use could disrupt our intestinal flora and negatively affect it not to be renewed in as much as a year.
Since antibiotics are necessary, it is necessary to consult a doctor of functional medicine when using alternative preparations, and nothing should be done on your own. The assessment of experts is inviolable.
If you have to take antibiotics, I recommend a few things before and after taking them:
Take low-glycemic foods and quality prebiotics and probiotics. High-quality multi-strain probiotics help restore the culture of bacteria in the stomach. Prebiotics are a form of fiber that feeds good bacteria and is found in onions, garlic, starch, potatoes, dandelions, and various greens.
If the intestinal flora is not sufficiently developed in that case, some substances may be insufficiently absorbed. There may be problems with blood sugar and insulin production in that case.
Natural tomato juice can be used to improve this problem.
The focus should be on “repairing” the bowel, especially after using antibiotics. L-glutamine, omega 3 fats, vitamin A and zinc, are used to treat the intestines and stomach. Using digestive enzymes will improve digestion.
All of this seems simple to you but gives really great results. :)