Staying Healthy in a Post-Antibiotic Era: Keeping A Healthy Gut Flore

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by Jeannette von Johnsbach

October 2014

Staying Healthy in a Post-Antibiotic Era

Hi Carlos

Empowering yourself with the knowledge of natural approaches to health is becoming more important than ever.

Antibiotics kill bacteria, not only the bad ones, but also the good ones that we need for proper functioning of our digestive tract. Our intestines contain more immune cells than the entire rest of our body.[1]

That’s why it is critical to keep the gut flora healthy by eating unprocessed foods, and to rebuild the gut flora after exposure to antibiotics to prevent health issues. Immune dysfunction begins with gut dysfunction. Scientists at Oregon State University have linked an impaired gut flora with significant health issues such as autoimmune disease, clinical depression, allergies and asthma. [2]

Up to 70 percent of all antibiotics produced in the United States are used for ‘non-therapeutic” purposes. Low dose antibiotics are often used in large scale meat production to speed up animal growth and ward off disease. Non-organic fruits and vegetables are also often contaminated with antibiotics. Eating these foods will expose our body to these antibiotics. Go Organic! Your health is worth it! [3]

And with the flu season around the corner, the Center for Disease Control reminds us that antibiotics do nothing for viral infections, such as colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis, and many sinus and ear infections. Using them for viral infections will NOT cure the infection, will not keep other people from getting sick, and will not help you or your child to feel better. It will contribute to antibiotic resistance. [4]

Once a blessing to safe life, overuse and misuse of antibiotics over the years has been promoting the development of super bugs. Many strains of bacteria are becoming resistant to even the strongest antibiotics available.

The World Health Organization warns that we are headed into the so-called “post-antibiotic era”, where common infections turn deadly because of drug-resistant bacteria:

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ABOUT: Jeannette von Johnsbach is the founder of the Andreas Method®, known internationally to deliver uncompromised, integrated strategies to promote outstanding health and peak performance.

She developed the Andreas Method® from her family tradition of energy healing and natural spirituality, as well as her extensive training in naturopathic and eastern therapies. Jeannette has been studying and practicing healing arts in Europe, India, and America for more than twenty years. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Angelino, Natural Living, Vital Juice and BlackBook.

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1 Dr. Natalia Shulzhenko, author of a new report in Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology, and assistant professor and physician in the Oregon State University Department of Biomedical Sciences,>.

2 Oregon State University. "Gut microbes closely linked to proper immune function, other health issues." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 September 2013. <>.

2 The Washington Post, Woonbook: Why you should care that 70% of antibiotics go into animal feed, Ezra Klein, April 12, 2012

4 “Antibiotics are not always the answer”, November 18, 2013, Centers for Disease Control,

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