According to the World Health Organization, cases of chronic disease are expected to rise by 57% within 5 years.
But why is it? Especially when some populations and countries are barely seeing any changes at all?
There are a huge number of factors (diet and stress and lifestyle especially), but one very important area is related to our gut bacteria…
Antibiotics seem to be prescribed for anything and everything now days (even if someone is not suffering from a bacterial problem).
They have provided a huge amount of value to the world in helping to stamp out some major health problems.
But when you take a course of antibiotics you can pretty much wipe out the good bacteria levels within your gut too.
Because your good bacteria levels are so important for your health, wiping them out means leave yourself exposed to more problems and more infections in the future.
Clostridium Difficile, for example, is something that many people experience after taking antibiotics and it can be truly awful.
Diarrhoea too is very common, as are skin problems, energy issues, mental health problems and much more.
Because of this, there are 3 recommendations I would make regarding antibiotics – whether you are told to take them in the future, or have ever taken them in the past...
#1. Are they needed?
Always ask the person prescribing you with antibiotics whether they are REALLY needed.
Quite often, they aren’t.
In fact, sometimes a doctor knows they aren’t needed but prescribes them anyway because he thinks the patient wants to walk away with something (yes, really).
Bottom line; never take them unless absolutely necessary.
#2. Probiotics / Friendly Bacteria
A course of antibiotics should normally be accompanied with (and followed by), in my opinion, by a course of good quality probiotics (friendly bacteria) and fermented foods.
These can help to start replacing the good bacteria that has been lost.
There is no one friendly bacteria supplement that is right for everyone (as everyone is different) but Advanced Flora can be a fantastic option for many reasons, even if you haven’t recently needed antibiotics.
It’s something that, as a nutritionist, I’ve pretty much always recommended all my clients take, whether they’ve needed antibiotics in the past or not.
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