Scientists recently confirmed what many of us have guessed all along: that green or yellow phlegm indicates a bacterial infection.
A team of researchers in Spain pulled together their data from a large pool of 4,000 people with chronic bronchitis. (1) They reported that:
Only bacterial infections respond to antibiotic therapy. Viral infections, on the other hand, do not respond to antibiotic therapy.
It’s true: antibiotic therapy can wipe out the good bacteria, as well as the bad.Several courses of antibiotics can severely damage the healthy microbial community in the gastrointestinal tract - which can make the body more prone to infection, bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, or fungal overgrowth elsewhere in the body. This is why many women will complain of a urinary tract infection or yeast infection after a course of antibiotics.
Remember grandma’s chicken soup? Add in a few slices of ginger and a handful of dried shitake mushrooms. Shitake mushrooms boost the immune response and enhance flavor. If you are looking for nourishment, eat small bowls of this homemade chicken broth and forget about the soup crackers or bread.
It is always a good idea to have an extra bottle of InnergyBiotic or another fermented beverage on hand. These fermented beverages quickly deliver a large quantity of active microbes to the gastrointestinal tract.
If you have signs of a bacterial infection, like green or yellow phlegm, antibiotic therapy may be recommended by your doctor. However, antibiotic therapy poses a danger because it kills both good and bad bacteria. This can make your body even more susceptible to infection and bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.
Here are several steps to take to treat a bacterial infection the right way:
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