PROBIOTICS VS ANTIBIOTICS
Probiotics literally means Pro-Life; Antibiotics means Anti-life
The triumph of antibiotics over disease-causing bacteria is one of modern medicine’s greatest success stories. Since these drugs first became widely used in the World War II era, they have saved countless lives and blunted serious complications of many feared diseases and infections. But after more than 50 years of widespread use, many antibiotics don’t pack the same punch they once did.
Over time, some bacteria have developed ways to outwit the effects of antibiotics. Widespread use of antibiotics is thought to have spurred evolutionary changes in bacteria that allow them to survive these powerful drugs. Antibiotic resistance benefits the microbes. When they are not killed, they become stronger and more powerful, and stronger antibiotics have to be prescribed. Then the microbes
or “bugs” that survive this next round of antibiotics become even stronger and more powerful...the cycle continues, and well, you get the picture. This presents humans with two big problems: it makes it more difficult to purge infections from the body; and it heightens the risk of acquiring infections, specifically in hospitals. [A dangerous antibiotic-resistant infection once primarily confined to hospitals appears to be spreading in communities, affecting children & otherwise healthy people: MRSA, dubbed the “Superbug.”]
Additionally, every time you swallow antibiotics, you kill the beneficial bacteria within your intestines. When you do so, you upset the delicate balance of your intestinal terrain. Yeasts grow unchecked into large colonies and take over.
Yeast are opportunistic organisms. This means that, as intestinal bacteria die, yeast thrive, esp. when their dietary needs are met [sugar, bread, junk food…] They can use their tendrils, to literally poke holes through the lining of your intestinal wall. This results in a syndrome called leaky gut. Yeasts are not the only possible cause of this syndrome. Some scientists have linked non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as naproxen and ibuprofen to the problem. Given their ability to alter intestinal terrain, antibiotics likely contribute to leaky gut syndrome, which results in brain fog, disorientation, allergies…
Parasitic yeast can also cause you to change what you eat in that they encourage you to binge on carbohydrates including pasta, bread, sugar, etc. [ This is what they thrive on: “feed me junk, they scream” and we indulge these invaders…clever little things, they’ve trained us well.] So, it should come as no surprise that weight gain counts as one of the telltale signs of antibiotic damage and subsequent yeast overgrowth.
By altering the normal terrain of the intestines, antibiotics can also make food allergies more likely. An array of intestinal disorders can ensue, as well. Sadly, most doctors claim ignorance concerning their patients’ intestinal disorders rather than admit that the drugs, they themselves prescribed, actually caused the disorders.
Tons of antibiotics are fed to American livestock on a daily basis, purportedly to proof them against bacteria.
This practice not only contributes to antibiotic resistance in humans who ingest these meats—many experts feel weight gain, not disease prevention, is the real reason antibiotics are so widely used. Fat cattle sell for more than thin cattle. That’s all very well, but imagine what the antibiotics present in dairy products could be doing to our health and that of our children's.