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What happens if you find yourself having to take antibiotics? What should you do after you finish the antibiotics? In some cases, antibiotics are necessary.

First of all let’s talk more about antibiotics. The antibiotics market is expected to reach  $57.0 billion USD by 2024!

Antibiotics are medications that are prescribed to destroy or slow the growth of bacteria such as strep throat. They can aid the white blood cells and help them attack harmful bacteria and to fight off the infection. Some doctors are overusing/ over-prescribing antibiotics.  The overuse run the risk of contributing toward the growing number of bacterial infections that are becoming resistant to antibacterial medications. Plus, antibiotics wipe out the good bacteria, damage the mitochondria (our powerhouses of cells) and can alter our microbiome.

There are definitely times when antibiotics need to be used.  If you do have to take antibiotics there are some steps to take to help recover the gut and minimize the damage.

  1. Take therapeutic grade probiotics to replenish the gut flora. I recommend Klaire Labs – ABx Support while you are taking the antibiotics and taking a higher dose of them afterwards.
  2. Add in bone broth daily or a few times a day if possible. This will give the gut collagen and amino acids to rebuild.
  3. Eating probiotic rich foods is also important. Fermented foods with live and active cultures, like sauerkraut, kombucha, and kimchi are valuable to add. (Make sure you find them in the refrigerator to ensure that they still have the active cultures). 
  4. A supplement called L-Glutamine can help seal the gut barrier wall.
  5. Eat lots of insoluble fiber vegetables – Broccoli and other calciferous vegetables (kale, cabbage, and cauliflower).
  6. Try eating stewed apples for the apple pectin.
  7. Take B vitamins, Zinc, and Magnesium
  8. Support the liver. Our largest internal organ is responsible for detoxing, breaking down old hormones, producing cholesterol, synthesizing vitamin D, and helping to produce digestive juices.

If you are sick and you think you may need to get some antibiotics there are some natural antibiotics to try.

  1. Collidal Silver – Can destroy antibiotic resistant microbes.
  2. Garlic – Cultures across the world have used garlic for its preventive and curative powers.
  3. Honey – Has the ability to fight infection on multiple levels and it makes it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance.
  4. Tumeric, Honey, Ginger and Coconut Oil – Turmeric, honey, ginger, coconut oil paste is a natural antibiotic. You can take a teaspoon full a day or spread it onto toast in the morning.
  5. Oregano oil – Takes care of pathogenic bacteria without disrupting beneficial bacteria. It is also antiviral and antifungal.

In health and happiness,

Maddie

(https://www.grandviewresearch.com/press-release/global-antibiotic-market)
(https://blog.paleohacks.com/ways-to-heal-gut-after-antibiotics/)