You will read in most places things like "Antibiotics can cureinfections, antibiotic prophylaxis can even prevent infections"
While this is about a quarter right it conceals three quarters of the truth.
It is like saying "crude oil can power cars, a full tank of crude oil can even take you from New York to Los Angeles".
Well no, you need a special car engine to power it with crude oil, and unless you drive a fuel truck you will never reach Los Angeles.
anti-biotic literally means against life forms, so the name alone should raise your neck hairs.
First note that an infection can take many forms. Is it an infection from a bacterium, a fungus, a virus, a protozoa, or a parasite?
If at all, antibiotics only help with an infection from a bacterium!
Next, which bacterium do you need help with?
Ordinary allopathic physicians neither know nor aim to find out! Or when was the last time your MD or vet scraped some tissue cells to grow a culture in vitro in the lab back office for cytologic analysis before making you pay for antibiotics??
Ordinary allopathic physicians don't know this or don't care. And when you inform them, they will argue with you out of habit that they "know it all".
Worse, when you accept a "broad-spectrum" antibiotic, a broad spectrum of bacteria immediately start to develop resistance against that "broad spectrum" antibiotic.
So now you have the situation that the prescribed antibiotic does not help, and yet makes the overall bacterial threat even greater!
Further, note that yeast and pathogenic bacterianaturally coexist with all the beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
There is a constant battle among all of these microbes to become the biggest or only force in the gastrointestinal tract (as well as in the mouth, rectum, vagina, and skin, though in healthy organisms here in rather minimal numbers).
Mark that antibiotics only and indiscriminately target bacteria, and they are most successful with the beneficial bacteria that have developed no weaponry because their sole function is to enable the organism to survive and thrive.
This is why antibiotics lead to an overgrowth of yeast and pathogenic bacteria in the digestive system.
Because, what happens is:
antibiotics always kill the beneficial, often vital bacteria
while antibiotics are meant to kill only pathogenic bacteria
and antibiotics never kill yeast or any other fungi, nor viruses, protozoa, parasites, or prions.
So, now you have the situation that the population of yeast and the population of the heavily armed pathogenic bacteria are able to grow ever larger in the digestive system, and they need more room and so they start to perforate the stomach lining and gut lining to expand.
This not only results in the so-called leaky gut syndrome (there it is!) but also allows the yeast and pathogenic bacteria to piggyback with the bloodstream via the cardiovascular system to spread into other tissues throughout the body!
Then you or your dog gets sick, and what typically happens is, you take your dog to an ordinary allopathic vet who blanket-prescribeseven more antibiotics. How smart is that?
The failure to understand all the indirect impact of medication on the elaborate interactions between all body systems is characteristic for allopathic physicians, and it's because they focus on symptoms, instead of on the cause of sickness.
You are facing a life-threatening condition or one that materially impairs the quality of life long-term
AND a culture has been grown in the lab and it confirmed that the pathogen in question indeed is an identified bacterium
AND the suggested antibiotic is known to be still effective against the identified bacterium
AND an effective natural remedy that is less harmful is unknown.
Because you learned above: antibiotics always are harmful to the organism, regardless what the pharma industry's marketing aims to portray.
As you will realize, it is very, very rare that these four prerequisites of antibiotic therapy are met!
Finally, please note that in the past the advice of mainstream medicine has always been to administer the complete prescribed course of treatment (usually 10 or 14 days), because it was thought that incomplete antibiotic treatment leads to bacterial resistance. I too copied that advice.
However, now seems clear that it was not supported by evidence, and that's great news because common sense has always been that "patients are put at unnecessary risk from antibiotic resistance when treatment is given for longer than necessary, not when it is stopped early". Right?
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