Antibiotics friend or foe?? Nr 8


I was on my way to meet a friend when he called saying that he would be late as he needed to go to the doctor. Out of curiosity, I asked why he needed to go to the doctor; because as for me, I would visit a doctor only if I thought I was dying. He told me he had flu symptoms, and needed antibiotics to get better! In astonishment, I asked what gave him the idea that antibiotics would cure the flu. He said that he had gotten antibiotics multiple times from his doctor whenever he had flu symptoms.

I was shocked to learn that a doctor would give antibiotics to clients suffering from the flu. Did his doctor not know that colds, flu, most sore throats, and bronchitis are caused by viruses, and that antibiotics are designed to fight bacterial infections NOT viral infections’?

Due to the excess use along with widespread availability; the resistance to antibiotics has now become one of the world’s most pressing health problems. Over usage of antibiotics has led mild bacterial infections to evolve into something more serious that is known as “superbugs”. Last year superbugs caused the death of over 18.000 people in the USA.

Apart from it becoming a global problem; antibiotics have serious side effects on our bodies. Whenever you take antibiotics, you are not only killing the bad bacteria in your body, yet all other friendly bacteria that serve important functions like aiding food digestion, producing certain vitamins, and maintaining a balance of organisms that prevent harmful bacteria, and yeasts from multiplying. The usage of antibiotics further invites parasites, and other types of highly toxic orgasms to multiply, and grow various types of systemic damage.

Repetitions of antibiotics have also been linked to cancer and suppressed immune systems, people taking antibiotics regularly are more prone to repeated infections and they fall sick more often. Symptoms like chronic fatigue, allergies, food intolerances, and malnutrition have also been linked to the usage of antibiotics.

Antibiotics are like killing the rats in the garbage. They kill the symptoms rather than curing the cause; preventing our body’s natural process of curing itself.

This line of reasoning is traced back to the famous debate between Pasteur and Beauchamp. Dr. Pasteur insisted that germs are the cause of disease. His colleague, Beauchamp, insisted that the health of the host was more important than the germs, which in simple terms means, that it is only when the body is in a weakened state that it is vulnerable to germs and bacteria.

I hope this inspires you to think twice before taking antibiotics next time. Even though antibiotics can be necessary sometimes they are more often a quick fix. Keep healthy and your body will do what it is designed to do- keeping you alive.

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About healthmindbody

Helga Marin hails from Iceland and has over twenty years experience in fitness and health. She has been living in Dubai for the last 10 years where she conducted numerous workshops and seminars helping people to improve their health and general well being. She is the co founder of the successful weight loss programme “8 weeks to a new you” and she is also the founder of the New “Health Mind and Body” programmes that promote both Physical and mental Health through nutrition education, NLP/behavior modification and exercises. Prior to starting her own company, Helga worked for seven years at the GMC associated Clinics. Helga’s qualifications 1. Sport and Nutrition degree from the University of Sport in Stockholm, Sweden 2. BA in Psychology from University of Stockholm 3. NLP Master Practitioner certified by Paul McKenna and Richard Bandler (founder of NLP) 4. CTI Life coach level 1 5. Certified Personal Trainer 6. Certified Fitness and aerobics Instructor 7. Certified in Pilates lev.el 1 8. Certified Massage Therapist Contact details: Helga Marin Tel Dubai 050 8490198 Tel Iceland 050 8458174 helga@healtmindbody.net www.heathmindbody.net
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