Antibiotics are abused, misused, and sorely over-prescribed. If you have a life threatening bacterial infection, or are at risk of developing one, please take the darn antibiotic. We are fortunate to have emergency medicine.
But if you have a cold, the flu, an autoimmune disorder, cancer, hypo or hyperthyroid issues, PCOS, or any other major illness, using antibiotics can actually keep you stuck in this state.
Antibiotics kill good gut bacteria. And it is gut health that is responsible for your immune system. Most people (including myself) with the above listed conditions, have damaged gut and digestive systems. Our good bacteria count is already in the crapper, and adding another bacteria-slayer to the mix just keeps you sick and stuck.
So what can you safely do instead when coming down with the ick? Watch this video to find out!