Natural Antibiotics, Prevention Versus Cure?

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What are natural antibiotics and how can they help to cure disease and maintain our bodies in a healthy state?

Traditionally medical antibiotics have been used to cure bacteria caused infections since the discovery of Penicillin early last century. However, due to over-prescribing of these types of medications, the bacteria they seek to cure have evolved and become increasingly immune which necessitates taking ever-increasing doses and having to constantly invent new antibiotics to fight these new potent forms of bacteria.

This has all been compounded by doctors, partly driven by patient demand, to prescribe antibiotics for just about every ailment, including viral diseases that they were never designed to cure. This is now leading to people with immune systems weakened by too much medication and bacteria which is fast becoming resistant to anything we can throw at it.

Natural antibiotics take a more preventative approach to disease while at the same time can help to heal bacterial infections very successfully. These natural medications nourish the body and prevent disease from taking hold, rather than having to constantly “put out fires” in the body. Our bodies were designed with a natural healing system and it is this that natural medicine works along with. We can help this process by making sure we nourish our bodies with a diet rich in nutrients and avoiding processed nutritionally empty foods as much as possible.

Natural antibiotics are mainly sourced from plants with some exceptions such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) which can be classed as an antibiotic due to it’s various actions in the body. Some examples are sulforane, found mainly in brocoli and brocoli sprouts as well as other cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and brussell sprouts, Carvacrol from the spice Oregano and the well known Allicin from garlic. Olive tree leaves provide us with Oleuropein and of course there are the better know vitamins C and E.

These natural substances can be taken over the long term without the risk of side effects or immunity problems. Unlike the chemical variety, they will not disrupt the natural flora in our digestive system, the lack of which can hinder nutrient absorption and ultimately lead to nutritional deficiencies and possible immune system problems. Best of all natural antibiotics can prevent and alleviate bacterial diseases which paves the way to them becoming vitally important for the future health of our species.

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