The quick draw of the pen by many doctors to hand out prescriptions for antibiotics for no reason or with any connection to the illness is finally showing its ugly head. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics has reached the stage of becoming a killer and is no longer a prevention or cure. Because of this overuse of chemical antibiotics our body stops producing its own natural antibiotics when we desperately need it. In the not so distant future a simple infection or scratch could kill you or a major surgery becomes impossible because of superbugs resistance to antibiotics.

Who is to blame for this superbug resistance?

The first blame has to go to the pharmaceutical companies and the other blame to doctors; the patients are not totally blameless either. The name antibiotics became such a bus-word in the medical profession some years ago and everyone hopped on to the band wagon unknowingly of its consequences. For the smallest discomfort people would go to the doctor and ask for antibiotics and most of the doctors agreed, just to keep the patient happy and the money rolling in. There for the responsibility to halt the charge of the super-immune bacteria does not just lie with the doctor or pharmaceutical companies but with the average person on the street. We must avoid the antibiotic trap because our reliance on it has become deadly.

Say no and resist antibiotics!

There are too many unimpressive records about the overuse of antibiotics and there for destroying your own natural resistance in our body. We already have reached this point according to some data in 2008 that many people die every year from hospital - acquired MRSA (multi-resistant staphylococcus aureas) infections. Less than two years ago the World Health Organization issued an ominous warning to act now or risk losing this miracle drug forever; it is hardly a miracle drug any longer. Figures issued by the European Union that a whopping 25,000 people die per year through antibiotic-resistance. Statistics have shown that in countries where antibiotics are seldom used the general health outcome has not worsened.

In many illnesses antibiotics will have zero effect in combating whatever illness it is. Symptoms such as middle ear, throat and respiratory tract infections, colds and influenza are viruses; this means antibiotics will have no effect or use to treat them what so ever. It is more important to manage the symptoms and comfort level the natural way than try to cure an illness which will invariably run its course and resolve itself.

It's up to us to build our own antibiotic defense!

Nature has given our body its own defense. All we have to do is to keep it strong and active. We are actually a part of nature, but in using conventional medicine we treat nature as our enemy and are destroying our own antibiotic immune defense. To protect your immune system your body already produces antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. We should use only ingredients that are natural and organic.

Your body will let you know when the immune system isn't fully functional. Feeling sluggish, low on esteem, getting to many colds and flues, cuts and scratches slowly healing, mentally not coping with normal every day chores etc. are just some of the symptoms where your body is saying: "I need something to protect myself!"
This is when the diet you are on becomes questionable. The body's defense immune system is vulnerable against any threat and the free radicals gain control.

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Author's Bio: 

My name is Josef Bichler. I have a passion for wellness and showing others how to live healthy lives. I have corrected my own health problems with the use of alternatives only and helping others to achieve their health objectives through lifestyle changes, detoxifying their body and through understanding the benefits of eating healthy. For more ongoing health information subscribe to my free weekly newsletter; this also gives you the opportunity for comments, suggestions and questions you may have, as well download my free e-book to help making better choices: