Taking Antibiotics and Loose Your Gut Flora Forever

It was once thought that you recovered if you took antibiotics. That your flora would come back to normal again. I just found out that this is not true and I am shocked by this news. There is a new finding out that states that if you take antibiotics it will ruin your gut flora forever. And it's worse if your pregnant and take them because it will also kill your baby's flora. This is startling news.

The implication is that none of us are digesting food properly which leaves us open to all sorts of digestive diseases and fuels the medical industry to help fix us.
Dr. Martin Blaser is the chairman of the department of medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center.

Martin Blaser, the author of a report in the prestigious journalNature writes:

"Antibiotics kill the bacteria we do want, as well as those we don’t. These long-term changes to the beneficial bacteria within people’s bodies may even increase our susceptibility to infections and disease.

"Early evidence from my lab and others hints that, sometimes, our friendly flora never fully recover," writes Blaser in his shocking editorial. "These long-term changes to the beneficial bacteria within people's bodies may even increase our susceptibility to infections and disease. Overuse of antibiotics could be fueling the dramatic increase in conditions such as obesity, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and asthma, which have more than doubled in many populations."

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033901_antibiotics_gut_flora.html#ixzz1bLTERQwD

Speaking to ABC News, Blaser said:

Antibiotics are miraculous. They’ve changed health and medicine over the last 70 years. But when doctors prescribe antibiotics, it is based on the belief that there are no long-term effects. We’ve seen evidence that suggests antibiotics may permanently change the beneficial bacteria that we’re carrying.

Blaser observes that:

“Each generation … could be beginning life with a smaller endowment of ancient microbes than the last.”

If Dr. Blaser is correct, it seems that people need to guard their microbiome from the assault of drugs and processed foods in the same manner that they protect their home and possessions with locks on the doors.

The other problem with antibiotics is over use. The new bugs are getting stronger and stronger. I thought about how many times my pet cat was in a fight and had to get them. Now I feel guilty, but what can you do?

So before you run to the doctor for that cold, think of other things you might be able to use if possible. There is ozone, colloidal silver (the real silver), oregano, garlic. Of course these aren't sufficient for major issues and surgeries, but they may get you through minor illnesses you might have run to the doctor for in the past. Always try to let your body fight off infection if possible.

What you can do and may have to do is take GOOD probiotics for the rest of your life. The best protiotics I know of are from Metagenics, Ultra Flora IB or Ultra Flora Plus DF. Several naturopaths have told me of all the flora tested, these were the only ones that actually had in them what they said on the label.

Now knowing that antibiotics kill your flora, you should take them overtime you're on an antibiotic regimen. It might not be a bad idea to take them all the time.

Also remember this Halloween that bacteria grows in sugar. Your immune system is compromised 6 hours after being exposed to someone that has a cold. Do NOT eat sugar. Notice how most of the colds start right after Halloween. Kids especially are a breeding ground for bacteria and usually a round of antibiotics.

We're on a dangerous cycle of digestive illnesses. It's time to take control of our lives for our own and our loved one's health.


  1. Very interesting post. What about eating yogurt? Would that help to replace a lot of the bacteria lost? Wondering.

  2. Not that much in yogurt that's helpful. You need to take probiotics. There's so many different strains. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/health/29well.html


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