Thursday, September 11, 2014
More and more health professionals are coming forward-stating by taking too many antibiotics and medicines, people are actually putting themselves at a greater risk of become ill.
By taking antibiotics for every illness, including the common cold, remedies taken to cure an illness actually reduces the amount of your body's bacteria- good and bad, killing off good bacteria your body naturally needs to support itself.
A current study reveals that within the past two decades, the increase in antibiotics usage has had a direct relationship to the rise of several diseases including:
4. Celiac disease
Research into what can be done to replace the missing bacteria in your body's system is underway, however healthcare professionals suggest starting with these simple steps:
1. Limit antibiotic use- ask yourself, "Do I really need an antibiotic for this ailment?"
2. Keep hand sanitizers and antiseptic cleaning products to a minimum- only use these products during flu season or after someone has recovered from an illness.
3. Eat your way to a healthier microbiome- start with apples, pears, legumes, and other sources of foods rich in probiotics and prebiotics
4. Take prebiotic and probiotic supplements
*Source: Health Radar- Vol. 4, Issue 6