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.