How many times has your doctor prescribed you with antibiotics?
If it’s too many times to count, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world are prescribed antibiotics from doctors every single day and many of those doctors are largely unaware of just how dangerous antibiotics can be. It’s not necessarily the doctors’ fault, either. We live in a society that follows a broken medical model that teaches us that when we have something wrong with our bodies, we need drugs to fix it.
Which leads me to ask the question – at what point is enough, enough? At what point will you stand up for your health and start holding yourself accountable for what you put into your body?
Taking antibiotic after antibiotic is not good for you. These drugs can cause some serious health issues and for some reason, it’s continually being brushed off and dismissed. Antibiotics destroy your gut flora, killing gut bacteria and causing a host of health implications from inflammatory bowel disease to nervous system disorders and many more.
Don’t get me wrong, drugs have a place in crisis and emergency care, but when it comes to treating the root cause of many health issues, drugs are rarely the answer.
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So, if you’re ready to wake up to the truth about antibiotics, here are just a few of the hidden dangers of antibiotics:
1. They decrease the beneficial bacteria
Your gut microbiome is filled with ‘health superheroes.’ They might not be wearing microscopic superhero capes, but inside of the microbiome are trillions of microbes such as bacteria and fungi.
We are 10 bacterial cells to one human cell. In a way, we’re really bacteria having a human experience. We’re more bacteria than we are human. So, when you take antibiotics, it kills the beneficial bacteria in your gut microbiome, which helps to control digestion and regulates your immune system.
Antibiotics kill both the good and bad bacteria. With less ‘good bacteria’ in your gut, it disrupts the gut flora and reduces the good bacteria that you need to defend you from a spectrum of health issues.
2. Yeast growth increases
When you take an antibiotic, yeast increases. Yeast is a single-celled organism and a fungus. One of the most common forms of yeast is Candida, which leads to infections in various parts of the body such as the mouth, throat, skin, blood, and genitals.
If you have had a yeast infection in the past, you’ll know that this is definitely something you want to avoid!
3. Bile Salt disruption
When you’re taking antibiotics and the beneficial bacteria in your microbiome is decreasing while yeast is increasing, it disrupts your bile salts. This is a key component of bile, which is made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder.
The main purpose of bile salts is to aid with the digestion of fats in our bodies. Bile also helps our bodies to absorb vitamins (including vitamins A, D, E, and K). When you have antibiotics in your system, it diminishes the good bacteria in your gut.
You need the good bacteria because it serves to further metabolize and assist the bile salt to remove toxins and poisons from your body. Without the good bacteria that you need, your body becomes a lot more toxic and all of this happens because you’re taking antibiotics.
4. Estrogen increases in the system
The good bacteria (that decrease when we take antibiotics) is needed to regulate estrogen metabolism. However, with the deduction of the good bacteria as a result of taking antibiotics, estrogen levels increase.
Why is this a huge problem for the ladies?
Well, increased estrogen builds up in the uterus and ovaries, etc. and causes issues like polycystic ovarian syndrome, heavy bleeding, endometriosis, and fibroids. All of these symptoms can be traced back to antibiotics and also birth control pills, which has a similar effect on the female reproductive system as antibiotics.
What’s the solution?
The medical model’s current belief system is to take a pill for every ill. But, I’m here to remind you that your body knows how to heal itself. I want to help you find the solution to many of your health problems in a natural, healthy way.
We talk more about these things over on my private Facebook group, “Healthy Rebels,” which is completely free to join. I’m very active there and it’s where I answer lots of your questions, share free courses with you and lots more!
If you’d like to work with me and get help when it comes to repairing your stomach acid, you can schedule your call with me here: drchristineteaches.com/one or get in touch by calling 586-685-2222.