Why are so many antibiotics prescribed?
Conventional doctors and veterinarians prescribe antibiotics because that is how they were trained to respond to an infection in a patient. Their medical training does not provide them with any other options to deal with infections. Medical training teaches future healthcare professionals that bacteria must be attacked and killed in order to stop infection.
Are there side effects to antibiotic use?
The gastro-intestinal tract is a mini-eco system of bacteria. It is well documented that antibiotics disturb the natural balance of flora in the gut as they kill off all types of bacteria, good and bad. When the gut flora becomes damaged and out of balance this causes disruptions in the function of the immune system. Opportunistic flora is then able to flourish which causes a further decline in health.
"All disease begins in the gut"
Antibiotics broadly damage and destroy bacteria in the gut as well as within other organs. They have the ability to change bacteria, viruses and fungi from benign to pathogenic. Certain types of antibiotics disrupt mitochondrial function, causing damage directly to the animals DNA.
Author - Jennifer Lee
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