My photo of great nephew Jacob..getting loved on..lets keep our children healthy and happy !
Have you been given anitibiotics too often?
The facts are that we are using antibiotics too often !!
Read this important information about the mis-use of antibiotics...ESPECIALLY TREATING YOUNG CHILDREN'S AILMENTS..there is a better way...many natural ways..
read Dr. Mercola's article below...
You Can Help Stop the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Disease
In light of the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant disease, it would be wise to employ techniques and strategies that will not only reduce your own risk of falling victim, but
also help curtail the spread of antibiotic resistance in general. While the problem of antibiotic resistance really needs to be stemmed through public policy on a nationwide level, the more people who get involved on a personal level, the better. Such strategies
✓ Using antibiotics only when absolutely necessary
For example, antibiotics are typically unnecessary
for most ear infections, and they do NOT work on viruses. They only work on bacterial infections, and even then, they're best reserved for more serious infections.
Taking an antibiotic unnecessarily will kill off your beneficial gut bacteria for no reason at all, which could actually make it more difficult for you to recover from your illness. If you do take a course of antibiotics, be sure to reseed
your gut with healthy bacteria, either by eating fermented foods or taking a high-quality probiotic.
As an all-around preventive measure, make sure your vitamin
D level is optimized year-round, especially during pregnancy, along with vitamin K2. A number of other natural compounds can also help boost your immune system function to help rid you of an infection, including vitamin
C, oil of oregano, garlic, Echinacea and tea
High-quality colloidal silver may be a valuable addition to your medicine cabinet to treat cuts and scrapes in
lieu of antibacterial creams. Colloidal silver has been regarded as an effective natural antibiotic for centuries, and research shows it can even be helpful against some antibiotic-resistant pathogens.12,13,14
Manuka honey can also be used for topical applications. Clinical trials have found that Manuka honey can effectively eradicate
more than 250 clinical strains of bacteria, including some resistant varieties, such as MRSA.
✓ Avoiding antibacterial household products
items such as antibacterial soaps, hand sanitizers and wipes, as these too promote antibiotic resistance.
washing your hands with warm water and plain soap, to prevent the spreading of bacteria
Be particularly mindful of washing your hands and kitchen surfaces after handling raw
meats, as about half of all meat sold in grocery stores around the U.S. is likely to be contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria.
✓ Purchasing organic, antibiotic-free meats and other foods
Reducing the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a significant reason for making sure you're only eating grass-fed, organically raised meats and animal products. Besides growing and raising your own, buying your food from responsible, high-quality,
and sustainable sources is your best bet, and I strongly encourage you to support the small family farms in your area.
* Geri's note added
Farmers markets are in full swing now...and the fresh produce from local farmers markets are a boost to your healthy diet..
It seems we are in an age of the 'quick fix'..and have been led to believe antibiotics are the answer to most that ails us...is this too much of a good thing, or the easy way for that so-called quick fix!...
Listening to, and being aware of what
our bodies are telling us should be the first avenue of self healing. Try the natural way and yes, some of those old fashioned remedies your parents or grandparents used. I remember my grandmother using a poltice of soften Fels Naptha soap and
a green leave from the garden to wrap a cut on my finger that was getting infected..and YUP...it worked ! I'm not talking about the old snake oil days, but there are many practical and natural ways to help our bodies heal from the inside and outside.
"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it" ~~Psalm 118:24