Antibiotics and the Microbiome
Have you or someone you know been prescribed antibiotics recently? Did you know that after a 7-day course of antibiotics, your gut microbiome might never be the same. In fact, studies have shown that even after 2 years, the gut microbiome never recovers.
It makes sense since the word Antibiotic literally means “against life”. And yet they have been the most life-saving drug in the human history. Unfortunately, they are also the reason for many of our “modern plagues”… or epidemics of allergies, food intolerances, asthma, autoimmune disease and obesity. Antibiotics come in two main classes – precision scalpels (narrow spectrum) or sledgehammers (broad spectrum) that kill a certain type of microorganism, bacteria.
The medical strategy of taking antibiotics for colds, flus, infections, prevention from infections that might be due to either viruses or bacteria has been a good idea for decades. But it seems time to rethink this strategy. Over the past few years, the centuries old paradigm of the germ theory of the disease has been overturned by new scientific data from the Human Microbiome project.
Now we know that…
- We are mostly microbe (yep, they outnumber the human cells in your body by 10 to 1)!
- You have an inner ecosystem in your digestive tract, lungs, on the surface of your eyes, skin, bladder and urogenital areas that is teaming with tiny friends with benefits, with the biodiversity of a rainforest if you are lucky.
So, if our friendly microbes are healthy, you are healthy. If they are healthy, you are happy. If they are healthy, your immune system doesn’t react to wheat, diary, dust, pollen or the tissues of your own body. If they are healthy, you are a healthy weight.
These inner ecosystems are mostly comprised of beneficial bacteria! Unfortunately, we have been destroying our beneficial ecosystems with chemical weapons (antibiotics) for a few generations and this has destabilized the ecosystem of the microbiome, especially the one in the gut. Another way that we have been attacking our gut microbiome is via colonics.
The good news is that we now have powerful tools within the BodyTalk protocol to address imbalances in any of the microbiomes, as well as an overeactive immune system that doesn’t recognize your own tissues and the cells at the border of your body.
If you suffer from allergies, food intolerances, asthma, leaky gut, or other digestive issues, BodyTalk might just be the answer you have been waiting for!
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