Antibiotics- Moldy Bread & Humble Beginnings

Antibiotics- Moldy Bread & Humble Beginnings

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We can’t deny that antibiotics have become a sort of controversy as of late, but to deny them the respect they so deserve, would be doing ourselves a great disservice.

The history of antibiotic discovery and use is actually a very interesting story; some say it dates all the way back to the early Egyptians who use to bandage wounds with a type of moldy bread poultice. Isn’t that nice? Needless to say, we’ve come a long way since then.  Penicillin was our first successful antibiotic pioneer, before Alexander Fleming discovered the bacteria fighting power of penicillin, a simple cut or scrape could introduce serious infections and even fatality—not to mention the fact that we had no way of fighting pneumonia, strep throat, rheumatic fever or gonorrhea.

The threat we face today is the overuse of antibiotics. We’ve stopped using them solely for life threatening infections and have started relying on them for every discomfort in the book.  We’ve begun to create a community of antibiotic resistant bodies and diseases. There are many consequences that come with the abuse of this powerful medicine, aside from the threat of them becoming completely ineffective–they also leave our immune systems worse for the wear as they destroy all bacteria in their path, including the healthy bacteria that keep our gut, the epicenter of our immune system, healthy and functional.

Our advice? Do everything in your power to build your immune system naturally-rest, eat right, and at the end of the day when you feel yourself coming down with something, evaluate the situation. Consult your doctor on whether what you’re experiencing truly is concerning enough to introduce antibiotics. Antibiotics are wonderful when used correctly and re:iimmune® will help your body begin to recover by re-introducing good bacteria to your gut, relieving antibiotic related nausea with ginger root extract and will also begin to repair your intestinal wall with it’s multifunctional L-Glutamine that also aids in hydration absorption.

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