Nearly everyone living in North America in the past few decades has filled a prescription for antibiotics. This seemingly touted “cure-all” has conceivably been written on more prescription sheets than any other medication used today.
Although the immediate effects were once more pronounced and effective for acute situations, that is becoming more questionable due to mutating superbugs who resist the treatment. That combined with the fact that prescribed antibiotics are merciless against ALL bacteria, has left many people with a quandary – do you sacrifice the “good guys” to eliminate the “bad”, and leave yourself with an uphill battle from the collateral damage that has taken place?
The trick in taking prescribed antibiotics
Antibiotics became very popular in the 70’s and 80’s, and doctors admittedly overused the drug, even as they became even more potent. In fact, many health professionals even started using them on viral infections, which had no benefit on a bacterial infection. The repercussion of this overuse has resulted in antibiotic resistance and superbugs that have developed their own immunity against this man-made concoction.
Even though antibiotics have been proven to wipe out bacterial infections that cause conditions like sinusitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and more, there are a series of things that need to be done right in order for it to be effective. This includes making sure the infection is susceptible to the chosen antibiotic, the right dose is given, the patient must take the required amount, and all of the targeted bacteria must die (or the remaining bacteria will build up resistance).
With all those things in place correctly, an individual could eliminate a bacterial infection effectively, and this can be very useful in very extreme and acute cases. However, the indiscriminate use of antibiotics for non-life threatening infections has created a risk vs reward scenario that dangerously weighs on the risky side.
This is due to the fact that not only do antibiotics kill bad bacteria in your body, they also destroy the good bacteria and leave a chemical residue that decimate the gut micro biome and tax the liver, both which can be very difficult to recover and can create a lifetime of other symptoms due to their compromised function.
So, even though antibiotics can work effectively (but not all the time), the ultimate sacrifice has been made through a severe disturbance in gut bacterial imbalance, which if left unhealed, can create a lifetime of symptoms and more serious chronic disease processes.
Are these consequences you want to deal with? If not, is there a better primary course of action?
The time to take natural antibiotics
Most bacterial infections are not deadly in nature, at least to an individual who is of average health. Sure, there are certain strains that can be much more deadly, but that is a small fraction of cases. In most instances, a bacterial infection could receive an initial course of natural treatment that avoids the heavy long term risks of prescription antibiotics, and have the same desired if not better effect.
This is due to the fact that nature has already created its own antibiotic properties to unfriendly pathogens in nature, and we can use those properties and have the same effects provided to us. What’s more, these natural remedies have little to no negative side effects and can be used in combinations that dramatically slow down the natural adaptation process that creates resistance.
So although they may not work effectively for more dangerous strains of bacteria, these natural antibiotic solutions can be used in a vast majority of cases as the primary solution. Quite often, an infection can be easily resolved with no risk of long term health repercussions, and done easily in the comfort of your own home.
So what do you do if you get an infection and it doesn’t feel dangerously acute? That’s ultimately up to you. However, know that the purported effectiveness of prescribed antibiotics all carry heavy long term risks with their potential reward, and that natural antibiotics carry an extremely low risk with their potential reward.
For those that need their doctor, you know where to find them. For those that want more natural and effective antibacterial solutions, read Natural Antibiotics That Don’t Require A Prescription. For a deadly (against bad bacteria) natural antibacterial concoction, use this Antibiotic Tonic Recipe.
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About the author:
Derek Henry took a deadly health challenge that conventional medicine couldn’t solve and self-directed a one-in-a-million health journey that found him happier and healthier than he had been in his entire life. As a result of this rewarding journey, he created Healing the Body and became a well revered holistic health coach who now spends his time writing, coaching, and educating thousands of people each month who want to enjoy similar results.
His free Digestive Mastery Blueprint is an essential resource for anyone to start with in order to become truly well.