Since the advent of antibiotics, people have been over reliant on these drugs for treatment for almost any ailment. From less severe common cold and flu, to more serious conditions like tuberculosis, typhoid and urinary tract infections (UTIs). However, these drugs gave been known to have a series of known and relatively unknown harsh side effects, that make the life of the patient even more uncomfortable during and after treatment. Ultimately, a lot of micro-organisms have grown resistant to a number of antibiotics overtime and the use of these drugs are increasingly becoming ineffective, causing manufacturers to increase the dosages of the compounds in them, in the hope that this would completely eliminate the bacteria or virus for which they were made.
The aftermath of the use of these drugs has far reaching consequences to our health, as antibiotics are known to be indiscriminate in their actions. They destroy both good and bad bacteria, affecting the delicate balance of our natural digestive flora, causing numerous digestion-related conditions such as diarrhoea, constipation, indigestion, bloating and gas. They also weaken our immune system and leave us susceptible to the dangers caused by opportunistic infections.
In the United States, even if you are not consuming antibiotics directly, you may be consuming it indirectly, as it is estimated that the beef industry in the U.S makes use of an astounding 70% of the antibiotics consumed in America. The beef we consume is therefore laced with antibiotics, making it unhealthy fir consumption, even though practitioners in the beef industry will claim that they have only the interest of people in mind for their use of the antibiotics, the reality is they are only interested in minimising costs and maximising their profit margins, at the expense of our health.
It is better to make use of 100% natural remedies, rather than using antibiotics to treat your ailments. You should also consume only grass-fed organic beef, which is healthier than the antibiotics-fed ones and that also includes the drinking of their milk.
Essential Oils Have Powerful Antibiotic Properties
A study conducted in 2011 showed that poultry that were treated with chili pepper, cinnamon and oregano essential oil, had better immunity against infections than the poultry given conventional antibiotics. They were also deemed to be healthier for consumption. These essential oil like thyme essential oil are known to be very effective in combating bacteria and the good news is they do not have any harsh and nasty side effects to speak of.