“Our resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest threats to modern health”
You can’t get much more official than this. The Chief Medical Officer to the British Government, Professor Dame Sally Davies and the Health Protection Agency have warned about our continuing over-use of antibiotics.
Professor Sally Davies said that “Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at a rate that is both alarming and irreversible – similar to global warming”. Sounds apocalyptic doesn’t it. It’s a scary thought though. It be like going back to Victorian times when we had no antibiotics’, and people died from common infections. In fact, it will be worse than that because at least they had an immune system back then, whereas we won’t have one left to fight anything with!!
Dame Sally urges patients and Doctors to think about the drugs they are requesting and dispensing. Bacteria are adapting and finding ways to survive the effects of antibiotics, ultimately becoming resistant so they no longer work.
Remember that antibiotics cannot help you if you have a cold or flu from a virus. Although, there are natural remedies that you can experiment with, because they have very less side effects. You can easily get Wholesale Kratom for sale and see if that would cure your fever faster than, say, paracetamol.
So what do you do if you get an infection and you don’t want to take antibiotics or you are resistant to them? Well if you’ve already developed a resistance to them, then you’re in big trouble!
The important thing is to strengthen your body’s own immune system so any ‘bugs’ in your vicinity can’t attack your tissues. You can stop them from getting into your body, but you can stop them from causing an infection.
One of the best ways of strengthening the immune system is a no brainer really and that is to eat a healthy, well balanced diet, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid too many carbohydrates and be careful of the amount of sugar in your diet. If you smoke, do everything you can to stop. Limit your alcohol consumption. Get plenty of fresh air, and adequate rest.
REMEMBER – AROUND 70% OF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS IN YOUR BOWEL
If your bowel is in pretty good shape, then your immune system will benefit. If your bowel is not in good shape, see me and have a colonic treatment. You can throw all the supplements, vitamins and minerals in the World down your throat, but if you’re bowel is not functioning, and you are not absorbing properly, you’re not going to absorb the nutrients from your food, or the substances in the supplements. It’s not hard to maintain proper gut flora, for even caffeine powder can prove to flourish the bacterias in your stomach.
If you want to give your immune system a boost, take a daily probiotic such as Ecodophilus from the Natural Dispensary 01453 757792 or www.naturaldispensary.co.uk Each capsule contains 10 billion strains of beneficial lactobacilli and bifidi bacteria to assist in re-colonisation of your small and large bowel. These come in boxes of 30 (1 month’s supply) for £10.60 and boxes of 60 (2 month’s supply) at £20.60. Just take one every day, with a meal. Quote my healthy bowel to receive a 10% discount off all products ordered from The Natural Dispensary.
OK, so what else can you do, particularly in the winter months to strengthen your immune system, and help prevent colds, flu and infections. Easy, take some Vitamin C. Ideally in powder form by Biocare. (again available from The Natural Dispensary in tubs. A 60g tub costs £8.77) The tub contains a small blue scoop. One scoop is 1g or 1,000 of Vitamin C. Biocare’s Vitamin C powder has a molecule of magnesium attached to it, so it’s gentle on the digestive system, and you can take it in large doses. Remember that Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, so you can’t overdose on it. The body will just excrete what it doesn’t use. If you use too much, you might get a bit of diarrhoea, that’s all. In fact some people will actually use Vitamin C as a laxative if they get a bit constipated. I will take up to 6/7,000mg of Vitamin C powder if I think I’m coming down with a cold. It’s the King of vitamins, and great for upper respiratory tract infections – throats and chests.
Next, take a good quality multi vitamin, multi mineral supplement in capsule (powdered) form. Always try and take your vitamins and minerals in a loose powder form or encapsulated, not tablets. Tablets can be very difficult to break down, and often you will just excrete the tablet whole, thereby getting no benefit from it. Powders are easier to digest. I recommend Solgar’s VM75 , Extra Potency Multi Vitamins with Amino Acid Chelated Minerals.
That’s about it. OK you can take some echinacea, perhaps some bee propolis too. You can get some great tasting bee propolis lozenges from Bee Health. Great if you’ve a sore throat.
All the above supplements can be ordered from The Natural Dispensary on 01453 757792 or order direct from their website at: www.naturaldispensary.co.uk Remember to quote my healthy bowel for the 10% discount.