Antibiotics - the hidden danger
In a healthy body, there is both good
and bad bacteria in the intestinal
tract. There should be about 80% good
bacteria and about 20% bad bacteria.
Let's be very clear about antibiotics: They
are used to kill bacteria.
friendly bacteria such as Lactobacillus
acidophilus protect the body from
yeast infection and unfriendly
bacteria. Some of the good guys manufacture
B vitamins, others lactase, still
others their own form of antibiotics against flora. The good bacteria fight
tumors, work to lower high cholesterol
levels, and improve digestion.
Diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, skin disorders, fever, elevated white blood cell count, weak immune system, vomiting, dehydration, potassium deficiencies, allergies, bad breath, eczema, yeast infections, nutritional deficiencies and constipation are just some of the many side effects and problems linked to antibiotics.
How to help your dog
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