I have been telling people not to use antibiotics for over thirty years. I knew the future was going to look bad in terms of bacterial resistance. In fact, it’s happening a lot faster than we realize. I want everyone to understand that taking antibiotics is not a smart move in many situations. Many infections can be treated by other means. We’re very, very quick to use an antibiotic even for small, self-limiting problems.
I can understand why some people turn to antibiotics so quickly. They don’t understand the consequences of overusing that class of drugs. To my mind, antibiotics are some of the most powerful drugs ever created. I can guarantee that the day will come when medicine and science will realize how foolish we were to use drugs that create so much death and disability.
Half my time in the clinic is spent cleaning up the mess caused by antibiotics. Almost every case I see of very poor gut health, it was an antibiotic that unleashed poor gut function. I can’t understand why so many people can’t get it through their heads that antibiotics are devastating drugs. I’ve seen it not once, not twice, not 1,000 times, not 5,000 times, but probably 20,000 times.
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I’ve worked with many physicians who specialize in cleaning people up after antibiotics. I’ve been in many conferences and heard doctors talking telling their colleagues to stop prescribing so many antibiotics. Often this message falls on deaf ears.
Unless you’ve got a life-threatening disease and your specialist believes that an antibiotic is needed, try not to take those kinds of drugs. I can guarantee you that in eight or nine out of 10 cases, antibiotics are not necessary.
Don’t just listen to me. You can read more online about how dangerous these drugs are. Be very scared about the future in terms of infections. If you keep using these drugs yourself, your ability to treat more severe infections in the future will be impaired. I’m particularly passionate about children being very careful with antibiotics so that they don’t mess up their gut. Kids respond beautifully to natural treatments. There are many different natural medicines we can use that are effective and clean up the GI tract, the bloodstream, and the lymphatic system.
We don’t need to rely on antibiotics anymore. We can standardize natural herbs now to make them as powerful, if not more powerful, than antibiotics. I’m warning people out there again as I have in the past: be very careful with antibiotic usage.