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  • Writer's pictureKelly Bonnaci

Antibiotics do not discriminate.

Updated: Jan 31, 2021

Antibiotics kill the bad bacteria as well as the good bacteria in your gut, leaving your body defenseless against harmful pathogens like the fast-growing Candida albicans and so much more... After a course of antibiotics, this yeast can quickly come to dominate your small intestine, resulting in the illness that we know as Candida Related Complex, or Candida overgrowth.

Did you know one course of antibiotics, regardless whether its 7 days, 10 days or even a 5 day , it will damage your immune system, increasing the likelihood of systemic inflammation, carcinogenesis, and oxidative stress in the gut, and the dmage can last as long as a full year!. Only one course of antibiotics increases your rate of depression within the next 12 months 25%, and two courses or more of antibiotics increases the risk of depression (sometimes major) within the next 12 months 60%!

There is also a strong correlation between antibiotic use and mood disorders. Listen to the Rich Roll Podcast featuring Zach Bush, M.D. Healing the Gut.

There are so many ways to avoid the major disruption in your gut from antibiotics. To name a few:


Taking probiotics before, during, and after your course of antibiotics can help to maintain the balance in your digestive system. Many Candida sufferers question this, thinking that the antibiotics will quickly kill the good bacteria in the probiotics. However, studies have shown probiotics to be remarkably effective during antibiotics.

👉👉👉How Can Probiotics Help?

A course of strong antibiotics can kill virtually all the bacteria in your digestive system, eliminating the competition and clearing the path for fast-growing Candida (or another pathogen) to fill the gap. Taking probiotics during your antibiotic treatment can help to slow the growth of Candida by filling your gut with beneficial, healthful bacteria. As the probiotics maintain the balance in your gut, they also reduce the common side effects of the antibiotics. A 2008 study published in the “Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology” found that probiotics significantly reduce diarrhea in patients taking antibiotics.

There is, of course, an even simpler answer to this problem. If you can avoid taking antibiotics unnecessarily, your body will certainly thank you. But sometimes they are a necessary evil – the harm they do to your digestive system is more than balanced out by their other, lifesaving properties. Make sure that if you are taking antibiotics it is because you really need them. Many doctors prescribe them far too quickly, and getting a second opinion never hurts.

If you really have to take the antibiotics, a course of good probiotics will help in two ways. It both gives you relief from the side effects of the antibiotics, and protects the balance of your gut flora in the long term. 💞

👉👉👉Silver Hydrosol and/or Colloidal Silver:

Both can be used internally, for throat viruses, toothache,eye infection, monir cuts and scrapes, burns, skin irritations, and can be used in a nebulizer to quickley kill off bronchial infections. Many of the products available on the market today called colloidal silver contain low particle concentration and often of very large particle size, together with a high ionic content. A true colloid containing over 50% particles and of a mean particle size of less than 10Nm is a massively more effective in antimicrobial activity.

Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is a mixture of silver ions and silver nanoclusters (the smallest particles achievable).

Colloidal silvers are small particles of metallic silver suspended in water.

👉👉👉Black Seed Oil:

100% black seed cold-pressed black cumin seed oil can be used for any virus, fungus, bacteria, parasite, and externally when diluted with a carrier oil (preferably) jojobo oil, coconut oil (another topic but if you have an autoimmune disease-I'd suggest you stay away from coconut oil-this will be another blog), castor oil, almond oil, a number of different carrier oils can be used and each have their own health benefits. If you test black seed oil on your skin and it doesn't irritate you or you do not have a reaction you can use it directly without a carrier oil. Which is great for pain topically! You can add black seed oil to tea along with cayenne and manuka honey (optional lemon juice), makes a good virus killing tea, but black seed oil has a strong flavor.

👉👉👉 Speaking of Manuka Honey:

It is known as a superfood. It can be used internally or externally on wounds for faster cleaner healing, as well on rashes, fungus. When it comes to superfoods, raw honey is associated with health benefits. Manuka isn’t a raw honey, but it is specialized. It’s antibacterial and bacterial resistant. This means that bacteria shouldn’t be able to build up a tolerance to its antibacterial effects.

Local honey is great for allergies but my go to for health related issues is a Manuka honey- my preference.

👉👉👉 Elderberry syrup:

Not just used in winter months, which is when we normally see it advertised. It can be used year round as an immune booster. Given its nutritional value, it makes sense why elderberry is sought out to relieve inflammation and support immune health. Elderberries are anti-bacterial, anti-viral. One study published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that participants who consumed elderberry syrup felt relief from their flu symptoms four days earlier on average than those who received a placebo. Another NLB-published study of 312 air travelers found that when those who were sick took a 900 mg elderberry extract capsule three times daily, they recovered faster and experienced less severe cold and flu symptoms. Elderberry comes in capsules, liquid, gummies, Just remember as I always preach, Watch your ingredients.

👉👉👉 CBD Oil with Hemp oil as a carrier:

This amazin oil is a topic on it's own. I will say it is nootropic, anit-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral... I could go on and on- therefore will be a seperate blog in near future! I do have a CBD Education page for anyone interested-on FB, called CBD for the Healthy Life. I can say I am Certified in several Cannabis health related fields including Medicinal Cannabis and CBD Oil. Both for humans & for animals. I SO love this field of natural medicine!! more to come...

Here are a few more things besides the norm of Vitamin C, D, Zinc, Omega that I have come across in my studies and by use. I use these myself actually to help boost my immune-not even to counteract antibiotics because I really can't remember the last time I had to take antibiotics!!

Supergreens Powder (wheat grass, kale, moringa, spiralina)

Beet Root powder

Tumeric Powder

So what are you doing to build up your immunity???

more to come...

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