Wonder what to do if you have to take an antibiotic? Curious about the efficacy of probiotics and if they are all they’re cracked up to be? Want to know more about antibiotic resistance and managing infections naturally? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki discuss concerns with widespread antibiotic use and overuse, what to do if you must take one and how you can support your family’s wellness so that antibiotics become a last resort rather than first line of defense!
There has been a lot of recent buzz about whether probiotics are actually effective in mainstream media leading many to question whether the formulas they have been taking for years are actually doing anything. There is actually a myriad of scientific literature that supports the efficacy of probiotics for everything from digestive concerns to mood to immune health and beyond! In this episode we unpack current research on the benefits of probiotics and discuss why strain and potency matters when it comes to choosing a quality probiotic. We dig in to the scary side effects of antibiotics and discuss strategies to mitigate antibiotic use as well as how you can avoid needing them in the first place. Plus hear our concerns with the recent push toward sterilization and sanitization in the context of the pandemic and how you can minimize exposure and support your body’s detox processes!
Also In This Episode:
- Episode 60: Dysbiosis and the Microbiome
- Episode 68: Supporting Your Immune System Naturally
- Episode 87: The Gut Brain Axis
- Episode 131: Candida and SIBO Deep Dive
- Episode 174: The Dysbiosis Disease Connection and Ali’s Cleanse
- Do Probiotics Actually Do Anything?
- Benefits of Probiotics & Studies Referenced in this Episode:
- Immune Health
- Why are Antibiotics Problematic?
- What if I Have to Take An Antibiotic?
- Natural Antimicrobial Compounds
- Concerns with Pandemic Precautions Driving Sterility
- Supporting Detox When Exposed to Disinfectants
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