How Do Antibiotics Destroy Your Immune System?
Your immune system is on the lookout for foreign invaders 24-7. This includes germs, cell defects, and mutant cells. The immune system has the ability to remember harmful invaders and how to destroy them. Your immune cells are the hardest working and fastest growing cells in the body. Much of the work is done in the intestinal tract. “Over 80 percent of the body’s immunity is built in the intestinal tract by the friendly bacteria balance that resides there.” (natural news) When we are born, the body begins to populate our gut flora and immune system starts an inventory of good and bad cells. The body continues to process and manage this inventory throughout life.
How do Antibiotics affect the immune system?
A round of antibiotics permanently changes the immune system, as it indiscriminately kills bacteria. Since the good bacteria is killed along with the bad bacteria, the body’s ability to manufacture appropriate immune cells is altered.
Since antibiotics have been overused, and have even been prescribed to infants with immature immune systems, the body has no natural way to defend itself. Antibiotics weaken the body’s immune system in the fight against chronic and degenerative diseases.
The Immune System & Your Digestion
The friendly bacteria living in your digestive tract help to fight off bad bacteria, aid in digestion and nutrient absorption, and keep yeast (such as candidiasis) in its proper balance. When antibiotics hit your immune system, it destroys much or all of the bacteria in your gut. This gives fungus the opportunity to grow. Parasites then move in to eat up food and minerals that are meant to feed the body. This is where chronic disease starts.
Bad bacteria and fungus can be extremely tricky. Along with eating up good food and minerals, heavy metals are retained and moved into tissues and organs to weaken them for future invasion. Fungus’ function is to feed on compromised tissue, but eventually it will invade healthy tissues as it gains strength and your body weakens.
Chronically inflamed organs become the targets of heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, and fungus that consequently leaves the body weak and exposed to disease with no defense.
Repairing the damage
Since everything changes permanently after taking a round of antibiotics, it takes years of targeted nutrition and probiotic therapies to recover a semblance of normalcy in the body and its systems.
Probiotics are one of the best ways to reestablish balance in the body. Along with probiotics, eating a NON GMO 100% organic diet is crucial to helping the body regain its natural balance. Make sure to get lots of fiber, rest, and drink lots of clean water that is not reverse osmosis processed, or saturated with fluoride, chlorine, chloramines, and toxic heavy metals.
Even though we may get sick sometimes, if we use natural supplements and take extra probiotics, such as Rest Easy™ and Inner Garden™, we will strengthen the immune system, rather than weakening it. Keeping the immune system strong is our best defense.