Posts Tagged "prebiotics"

What to do if your doctor prescribes you antibiotics

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Health Optimization

Antibiotics kill bacteria. The problem is, our bodies are filled with bacteria, and those microbes are essential to our health. Our gut is home to 300-1000 different species of bacteria that help us digest our food, create and synthesize vitamins, repel invading pathogens, create neurotransmitters, and more. Antibiotics are indiscriminate killers. They do not just target the one pathogen that is causing an infection in our body; they kill off the good bacteria in our gut as well. If we take an antibiotic, especially a broad spectrum antibiotic, we need to replenish the good bacteria in our...

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