Antibiotics kill bacteria. It’s how they’ve saved millions of lives in the last century. The term “antibiotic” comes from Latin, meaning “against life”, while probiotics translate as “for life”. Antibiotics unfortunately don’t differentiate one bacterium from another; they kill both the good & the bad.
We give special leeway to doctors because they potentially work in stressful situations, making fast paced life & death decisions, like in an emergency operating room.
However, the vast majority of allopathic doctors’ & pharmacists’ time is spent treating the endless side effects of chronic eating disorders & lifestyle choices, which is the opposite of hectic, forgivable error producing circumstances. From all of these doctors, we should expect effective care with reasonable― or at least fully informed― potential side effects of their treatment.
Doctors know some Latin, & are taught that all drugs― especially antibiotics― have side effects, yet we’re still having our health devastated by antibiotics given without replacing the gut bacteria they decimate. At the same time we face a medical crisis, as the overuse of antibiotics is quickly rendering them useless.
Say Hello to My Little Friends
Until a few decades ago, microbes were seen only as disease causing pathogens. Most physicians aspired that a sterile body devoid of bacteria would be the healthiest ideal.
The medical community now recognizes the effects & benefits of the microscopic ecosystem living in our intestines. These microbes play crucial roles in digestion, metabolism, immunity, & mental health. 70-80% of our immune system is located in the gut lining. 90% of our brain’s neurotransmitters responsible for regulating mood & bodily functions are produced in the gut, gaining it the nickname, our “second brain”.
If we attack our helpful little friends with antibiotics without assisting in their re-colonization, it can easily lead to one or more chronic diseases.
Why Diversity Is So Important
Gut microbes regulate our anxiety, mood, cognition, & sense of pain, all exerted via the gut–brain axis. These communities are dramatically disturbed after the use of antibiotics, leading to profound alterations in their balanced ratios, the abundance of certain bacterial species, the rise of new species, & the complete eradication of some existing species.
Giving antibiotics in the first year of life without healing the damaged microbiome leads to later neurocognitive difficulties, such as ADHD, depression & anxiety. The more courses of childhood antibiotics directly correlate with their higher risk of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, & obesity.
In a healthy, diverse gut microbiome, the resident microbes protect against infection. Working together, they use various methods to inhibit pathogens, such as:
- producing antimicrobial compounds that fight off bad bacteria
- crowding out pathogens & preventing them from setting up home
- maintaining the intestinal mucus lining so pathogens can’t reach intestinal cells & get established
- training the immune system to recognize & quickly respond to pathogens
When our gut microorganisms are disrupted by antibiotics, these protective functions may stop; that’s when pathogenic bacteria can move in & upset the harmonious balance of our inner ecosystem.
Antibiotics Only Kill Bacteria, Not Viruses
Although antibiotics kill bacteria, they are completely ineffective against all viruses, such as colds, flues, most coughs, & sore throats.
Yet, almost half of all viral respiratory conditions are giving prescriptions for useless antibitocs to treat sinus infections, middle ear infections, pharyngitis, upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, asthma, allergies, influenza, & pneumonia.
- Cannot not cure the infection
- Cannot not keep other individuals from catching the virus
- Cannot not help us feel better
- Can cause unnecessary & harmful side effects
- Contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Healthcare professionals should only prescribe antibiotics for infections they know to be bacterially caused. Antibiotic prescribing was significantly lower among patients who first receive a respiratory viral test.
Antibiotic Resistance Is Major Public Health Issue
Misuse & overuse of these powerful drugs have contributed to a phenomenon known as antibiotic resistance. This is a growing public health concern worldwide, as resistance forces harmful bacteria to mutate in a way that greatly reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of antibiotics, causing us even more harm.
Antibiotic treatment causes a large reduction in diversity of gut bacteria, while enriching other types of harmful microbes. This demonstrates a profound change in the gut’s ability to resist pathogenic infection following antibiotic treatment.
Antibiotic overuse & overprescribing in hospitals has the CDC estimating that of the bacteria responsible for the two million infections acquired in U.S. hospitals each year, more than 70% are currently resistant to at least one commonly used antibiotic.
The CDC launched their Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative, & Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work, to help educate physicians & the public about preventing antibiotic-resistant infections. In order to try & prevent complete antibiotic resistance in the coming decade & its accompanying tidal wave of more serious infections.
- longer illnesses
- more complicated illnesses
- more doctor visits
- the use of stronger, more toxic, & more expensive drugs
- more deaths caused by bacterial infections
- patient potential to become a spreader of the now antibiotic-resistant bacterial strain
Bacteria that we’ve driven to become resistant to antibiotics include those that cause skin infections, urinary tract infections, meningitis, sexually transmitted diseases, & respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia.
Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs, & if we continue down this road of inappropriate use, we’ll lose the most powerful tool we have to fight life threatening infections. Antibiotic resistance is leading to an undermining of our ability to treat deadly infections, cancer, provide organ transplants, & save victims of burns & trauma.
Docs Need to Give Pro-Life with Every Anti-Life Prescription
Fecal microbiota transplants, or FMT treatment from a healthy stool donor are the only solution modern medicine has found to cure the devastation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria colonizing our gut.
Every time we take an antibiotic, we should be advised & assisted to ensure that our gut microbiome recovers. In a society focused on disease prevention, every prescription for an antibiotic would come with a prescription for oral FMT capsules.
If we saw this happening on the outside of our bodies, we wouldn’t stand for it! Taking an antibiotic without replenishing our gut microbiome is like the giant trawler fishing nets used in oceans, killing billions of living things & devastating the ecosystem for generations, just to kill one thing in that ecosystem.
Yet, very few allopathic doctors give any advice or even inform patients of the importance of our microbiome & the options for re-colonizing our gut health; even though they are handing out a prescription for lethal chemicals to treat the probable viral infection they have, which cannot even be helped by antibiotics.
Help Your Health Heal After Antibiotics
Unfortunately, the easily available products are unreliable, as they only have 8 – 12 bacterial strains, so taking store probiotics may have very little effect & is more about random luck in which bottle you select on any given day.
Plus, it defies logic that we take an indiscriminately destructive drug that harms thousands of our microscopic species, but we only take a supplement to replace a dozen of them?!? We need to help replicate the harmonious balance of the thousands of interacting, self-regulating bacterial strains that exist in all healthy gut ecosystems.
In order to safely, completely, & harmoniously re-seed your entire 30 foot long digestive track (10 meters), make sure that you use the best starter culture that you can find. Since whatever you use will replicate inside & become trillions of microbes covering every inch of your inner world for the rest of your life.
Where to Get a Stool Transplant Super Donor
It is VERY difficult these days to find a healthy stool transplant donor. FMT clinics use post-secondary education populations as their main donor pool, using only a pass or fail system that’s based on a single stool analysis given once every 90 days. They do not even try to test the quality of any stool sample; just pass or fail.
Don’t get stuck having to use some financially desperate college kid’s drunken poop for your FMT, just because 89 days ago they produced a single stool that was deemed “passable”.
Very recently, technology has made it possible to produce long lasting, oral FMT capsules that open once they pass into our intestines. Where to get a stool transplant of the guaranteed highest quality? The world’s best poop pills to buy come from a single super donor, whose gut microbiome is beyond anyone else’s ever tested.
Don’t let your FMT be left up to chance. This cheap but vital health insurance lasts decades, so it’s there just in case you or any one you know needs an FMT: after an unexpected C-section birth; or a serious illness, accident, or injury requiring antibiotics.
The FMT treatment window is very short, ideally 36 – 48 hours after finishing a round of antibiotics, or immediately after a caesarian infant’s first breath, which is why it’s so important to have it ready when you need it. A critical component of any modern household’s first aid kit.
This gut microbiome replacement culture tests AMAZINGLY potent today, & will for decades to come. Mailed discretely & easily self-administered in the privacy of your own home, to be able to treat the growing list of conditions that benefit immensely from a healthy gut.
The Gut Guru