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Antibiotics are our friend and foe.
These super-potent drugs are sometimes necessary to kill bacteria in life-threatening situations.
But these days, doctors often over-prescribe them, and the antibiotics themselves destroy the good intestinal microflora that boost your immunity and help you digest food. Even one dose of antibiotics can throw your delicate inner ecosystem off balance and leave you more susceptible to illness than before you actually took them!
Learn more about this phenomenon in How Just One Dose of Antibiotics Can Threaten Your Long-Term Health
Still, sometimes antibiotics might be necessary for a particular illness, disease, or surgical procedure. For those of you who need antibiotics, the latest research reveals a special recipe for boosting health while you’re taking them.
An Egyptian research team found that green tea significantly enhances the bacteria-fighting effects of antibiotics. Green tea even appears to make antibiotics more effective against previously drug resistant “superbugs.”
While antibiotics are not always an ideal way to address illness and disease, the addition of green tea to a round of antibiotics can make the drugs as efficient as possible in eradicating the bacteria that cause disease.
This is great news! A simple cup of green tea can make fighting illness and disease a lot easier and help treat illnesses caused by bacteria that have developed antibiotic resistance.
And green tea has many other health boosting qualities. Be sure to read Your At-A-Glance Overview of the Many Health Benefits of Green Tea to learn more about this super beverage!
While the one-two punch of antibiotics plus green tea is great for eradicating pathogenic microorganisms from your body, the antibiotics (literally meaning against life) are equal opportunity; they actually kill all the good bacteria and yeast (called microflora) that live in your intestines.
So when you’re faced with taking a round of antibiotics, you must repopulate your gut microflora with immune-boosting probiotics that keep you healthy and strong.
But not all probiotics are created equally. At Body Ecology, we focus on fermented foods and drinks, which have the best probiotics to rebuild your inner ecosystem!
A perfect antidote to antibiotics, probiotics are essential for anyone who wants:
Following the Body Ecology system is about nourishing your body and allowing it to heal the way nature intended. While antibiotics can help in acute cases, it is important to let your immune system work its magic and fight the bacteria and yeast that can make you sick.
And an excellent bit of advice is: Before the next round of colds or viruses strike you again begin right now to build your immune system so that you are protected against an acute infection.
Still, if you must take antibiotics, research now supports a more delicious way to health: green tea AND probiotics...now that’s a winning combination you can count on!
“Green tea shows superbug-battling potential,” NutraIngredients-USA.com, 1 Apr 2008. http://nutraingredients-usa.com/news/ng.asp?id=84356
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