A recent report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that people treated with antibiotics have more repeat infections than those who are not treated. The Greek translation of antibiotics is anti, which means “against”, and bios, which means “life”. Antibiotics destroy or slow down the growth of live bacteria, both harmful and beneficial, in the intestines.
As Tina Hesman Saey explains in “Antibiotics may make fighting flu harder”, Science News, March 14, 2011:
“Scientists knew that friendly bacteria in the intestines could help stop disease-causing bacteria from setting up shop in the gut. And previous experiments hinted that gut microbes could influence how well the immune system works, but researchers thought the effect was mainly confined to the digestive system. ‘What’s fascinating about [the new study] is that there’s a distant regulation of resistance to viruses by gut microbiota,’ says Alexander Chervonsky, an immunologist at the University of Chicago.”
Dynamite’s first tip is to take antibiotics with great caution, weighing the side effects against the benefits before deciding to take them. Then, if you proceed with antibiotics consider building your compromised digestive system back up with Dynamite’s Foundation Program plus the viable probiotics, digestive factors and active enzymes found in Dynamite Mega Botanicals™. Dynamite’s holistic “green drink” offers much more than then alkalizing benefits of chlorophyll. With high quality ingredients for digestive balance, active probiotics , antioxidants and tonic-adaptogens (which increase the body’s resistance to stress ), Mega Botanicals supports recovery from illness, especially if antibiotics were used.
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