Originally published October 9 2009
Antibiotics Cause Health Problems and Candida Overgrowth
by Kim Evans
(NaturalNews) Over half a million kids in the U.S. each year have side effects or bad reactions from common prescription drugs, and five percent of them are hospitalized. Children under five are the most affected and the drugs causing the problems run the gamut, but antibiotics have been found to cause the most problems.
Immediate problems from antibiotics include rashes, stomachaches and diarrhea. But what they're not telling us is: antibiotics don't just cause temporary rashes and stomachaches. They set us up for numerous problems later in life.
The reason that antibiotics cause so many problems is they kill the healthy bacteria in our gut, and our healthy bacteria are needed to protect us from many problems. Once you've destroyed your healthy bacteria with antibiotics, numerous problems can take hold. The most common problem to take hold is candida overgrowth, and candida overgrowth can be at the root of numerous health conditions.
In fact, candida overgrowth can be at the bottom of headaches, acne, eczema, PMS, athlete's foot, cancer, allergies, depression, chronic fatigue, vision problems, sinus problems, ear problems, rashes, hormonal imbalances, yeast infections, migraines, mood swings, symptoms of MS, irritable bowel symptom, constipation, poor memory, chronic pain, acid reflux and more.
These can be simply disease names for problems caused by an overabundance of the candida yeast in the body. Candida overgrowth often causes different problems in different people, and it can lodge and nest in different areas of different people's bodies.
Candida overgrowth is often initially caused by antibiotics that wipe out our healthy bacteria, because those healthy bacteria are meant to keep candida in small proportions in the first place. Merck echoes this statement and spells out, "People taking antibiotics may develop candidiasis because the antibiotics kill the bacteria that normally reside on the body, allowing candida to grow unchecked."
High sugar and simple carbohydrate diets feed the overgrowth until it grows to large proportions and eventually shows itself as various problems. Problems with candida overgrowth can occur years, even decades, after antibiotics were taken and the length of time it'll take to see those problems can be largely dependent on dietary habits.
Most people who believe in the drug-oriented approach of mainstream medicine will then find themselves on numerous medications later in life, due to the fact that they've destroyed their first line of immune defense with antibiotic consumption.
In truth, antibiotics are one of the most commonly used drugs in the world - and they make enormous amounts of money for the medical establishment. Because antibiotics destroy the foundation of our immune system they create numerous problems, and for the medical establishment, they create customers - and profits - for life.
If you need an antibiotic or antibacterial substance, there are many natural methods that do the trick. Natural antibacterials generally won't destroy your healthy bacteria, and the ones below certainly don't.
Three tablespoons of coconut oil, twice a day, for several days can be an effective antibacterial. Coconut oil has numerous benefits and being a powerful antibacterial agent is just one of them. In fact, because coconut oil is such a powerhouse at keeping problems at bay, it's wise to consume it on a regular basis for constant antiviral and antibacterial protection.
Raw garlic is another effective antibacterial agent and to control the taste factor, you can slip garlic raw into other food before eating it. Slipping a clove of raw garlic into a chuck of tomato with sea salt can be an effective way to consume garlic raw without the taste being overwhelming.
To get the benefits from raw garlic, crush it and leave it exposed to air for a few minutes to fully activate its disease fighting properties. To fight a problem in your body, you'll want to consume at least five or six raw cloves a day, and consuming raw parsley or mint afterward can help with any breath issues.
Coconut oil and raw garlic also help with candida issues, which most of the population already has in varying stages, due to standard antibiotic use and common diets. But for most, a deep candida cleanse is needed to get to the root of an established candida problem. Garlic and coconut oil can be helpful for candida issues, but often they're not nearly enough.
The Consumer's Guide to Probiotics, S.K. Dash, Ph.D.
About the authorKim Evans is a natural health writer and author of Cleaning Up! The Ultimate Body Cleanse. Cleaning Up! offers deep cleansing and using methods in this book, people have gotten rid of dozens of different types of health problems, as well as just losing excess weight, thinking more clearly, and feeling better.
Kim's next book chronicles events in her life that happen to match patterns in the Bible. She's also found three places in the Bible that tell us its about these patterns and even asking you to match them.
Here's a little from the upcoming book...
In Isaiah 22:20, it says, "And it must occur in that day that I will call my servant, namely Eliakim." But, because these prophecies are cryptic and they aren't meant to be understood until they are understood, it's only the last three letters.
A few lines later, it says, "From the land of Kittim it has been revealed to them."
Here, you just take out any three middle letters, and again, it's the name of the person bringing you this message, or the sacred secret of the prophecy. Actually, if you take those two passages, Kim is about the only name you can get from both of them.
In Numbers 1:1 – 1:18, it's talking about "the family" and mentions Pagiel. It also twice mentions February 1st, (Kim's birthday) and then says that the youngest is 20 years old. Kim's little sister Paige is currently 20 years old.
In Chronicles 1 11:20 it mentions the brother of Joab and then in the same sentence uses the word brandishing. Kim's middle name is Jo and her older sister's name is Brandi. There are other patterns to her sisters too but these sort of mention them by name.
Of course, it helps if you know that there is a magical spiritual reality available that comes deep cleansing and often major dietary upgrades. It's also why Jesus was teaching the same thing, if you find his teachings in the Essene Gospel of Peace. In this text, he even says things like, "You'll never see the father unless you clean your colon." But, this is paraphrased...
In the Bible Jesus says things more like, happy are those who wash their robes, as they can enter the tree of life. The tree of life is elsewhere explained as God's paradise. He also said, first clean the inside of the cup and then the outside will also be clean.
Kim's book Cleaning Up! is here http://www.cleaningupcleanse.com. You can also preorder The Sacred Prophecies Have Been Fulfilled
here. It shouldn't be long.
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