Did you know that a five-day course of antibiotics can suppress as much as 1/3 of your gut bacteria?
This provides an opportunity (more car parking spaces open up) for other microbial strains to increase their presence… hello gut issues! Ugh I know what you’re thinking, how many times have you had a course of antibiotics? How many times were you tired of fighting a bug and resorted to antibiotics instead of simply taking time out, hitting your bed and caring for yourself?
There is something to be said for taking time out for yourself – or giving your children a break from school and all their activities – to give the body a chance to fight. I now rest, hydrate, increase my probiotic intake, consume teaspoons of a mixture of Manuka honey, onion and garlic at the first signs of illness.
Your gut will absolutely thank you for it!