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Antibiotic Alternatives – Natural Solutions?

I watched a documentary the other day about superbugs and their relationship to antibiotics. Having needed antibiotic treatment myself a few months ago, I was very interested in what I saw.
On a personal note, I was prescribed, among other medications, roughly 4 months’ supply of an antibiotic, only to develop a very annoying side effect after less than a month into the treatment. I did some research on the medications I had been prescribed and discovered that this particular side effect was quite common. Naturally enough, I stopped taking it immediately and the unpleasant symptoms disappeared. I did give the medication another try after about another month, once the side effects had disappeared. Unfortunately, they reappeared immediately so my decision then was, in my mind, a no brainer.
After watching this documentary, I started researching (naturally, being me), ways to achieve beneficial results without using antibiotics. Or, more attractive for me, finding foods anyone can source that will actually work on our systems to help us avoid the need for antibiotics, a way that will actually keep me and my gut healthy on a daily basis.
During my research I came across several companies and institutions investigating similar options. One of the most recent I read was a huge report from “Medical News Today 2018” listing foods, from garlic to oregano that are being shown to have very beneficial effects.
It is speculated by such prestigious organisations as Medical News Today and National Academy of Medicine, to name just two, that our excessive use of antibiotics is opening the door to more and more so-called “superbugs” and that this could easily result in antibiotics losing their ability to heal.
Research into this matter by the large medical organisations across the world is ongoing, but takes time and money and we don’t know how much of that we have.
One thing that stands out clearly, from all of this, is that the use of antibiotics ONLY when expressly needed, and ONLY using the most appropriate dose for the disease being treated is of major importance. This is difficult, but not impossible to achieve. But is VITAL if we want to reduce the incidence of “superbugs” that are negating our antibiotics today.
Another thing that could help in this endeavour is by making sure that the conditions being treated actually NEED antibiotics, as researchers have found that ‘Antibiotics won’t treat viral infections because they can’t kill viruses’. And yet, sometimes antibiotics are still prescribed.
Is this in hope that they may succeed?
The use of effective antibiotic alternatives, which will promote good health and give our bodies the armour to resist disease, could be one major way to decrease the NEED for antibiotics and therefore lower the risk of the emergence of even more, stronger superbugs.
As many medical researchers say, solutions to the antibiotic resistance problem are multifaceted and include reducing the use of antibiotics via the use of alternative products. Although no one alternative will replace all uses of antibiotics (Allen, 2017).
So it could mean we should include ingredients such as Garlic, known as a healing herb for centuries, Honey, in use in some parts of the world since Roman times, Ginger, Turmeric, which has been found to be useful as a healing agent for at least 5,000 years, to name but a few, all of which can be found in most kitchens, in our food. Then, we can at least begin to protect ourselves from the NEED for antibiotics and so the RISK of contracting these “superbugs” to attack our bodies when they are weakened by disease.
We can also build resistance by taking more exercise, but that is a subject for another day.

Health Benefits of Drinking Banana Juice

Most of the individuals believe that bananas are an energy booster fruit. It offers a lot more than just the calories you consume. The banana supplies a wide range of nutrients, which everybody needs for a healthy physique. These are a few noticeable health benefits of drinking banana juice, which make it a healthy fruit for everyone.

A great source of essential vitamins:

Bananas are renowned for supplying an ample quantity of essential vitamins, which include vitamin C, B3, B5, and vitamin B6. These vitamins are quite beneficial for the immune system. The regular intake of banana juice improves immunity and also aids the nervous system.

Better digestion:

You will never suffer with digestion related health issues, if you consume banana juice on a daily basis. The bananas are rich in fiber and fiber is considered quite beneficial for digesting food. It improves the movement of the consumed meals in the alimentary canal. All the meal you consume gets ingested well and therefore you never suffer with digestion related health issues. It is quite beneficial for preventing bowel movement related disorders.

Improves brain power:

Parents should daily provide their kids with one glass of juice in the breakfast because it improves their memorizing capacity. The research shows that bananas are rich in potassium and potassium aids in making pupil alert, which is necessary to improve the gripping power of the brain.

Energy booster:

This fruit is called a natural supplier of two essential sugars, known as glucose and fructose. When it comes to getting an instant energy boost, there is no other better option than the banana juice. It can take your energy to the next level and you will gain enough power to complete many difficult jobs without feeling tired. It works as a great athletic and energy booster juice for everyone, who needs more power.

It is a stress regulator:

The tryptophan is quite essential to stimulate the production of serotonin that eventually helps in improving user’s mood. This offers a rich supply of tryptophan and that’s why it can keep you calm.

A perfect health drink for stronger bones:

The health experts believe that regular intake of juice can improve the bone strength. This health drink offers an ample supply of fructooligosaccharide that improves the production of probiotic bacteria. The probiotic bacteria are good for human health and located in the colon, which improves the absorption of essential nutrients. It also improves the production of essential digestive enzymes and vitamins that offer further health benefits.

The banana juice is an antioxidant powerhouse:

The bananas are also famous for providing an abundance of antioxidants. The regular intake of juice can reduce free radicals and it can ultimately prevent the health issues caused. The banana juice offers a rich supply of potassium, which is quite essential for a better cardiovascular health.