With all of the attention on antibiotic resistance these days, many people feel left in the lurch, wondering what to use instead of antibiotics and products that contain antibiotics.
The path of over antibiotic use has led to many problems, including antibiotic resistance, the creation of superbugs and pollution of our environment.
Maybe the solution lies in taking a different approach to our health. Might it be more effective to increase our overall health instead of fighting disease?
All of life, including our bodies, are made up of complex systems. When we help the systems that make up our bodies to thrive, we decrease our need for antibiotics.
Here are the five pillars of wellness as I see them:
- good food
- adequate sleep
- regular exercise
- positive attitude
- regular chiropractic care
In combination, these simple practices can do wonders for our health.
Here are some links that I hope will help you to better understand the issue of antibiotic resistance, and what we can do to reduce our exposure to antibiotics.
Here’s a Wikipedia entry about antibiotic resistance that gives a general overview of the issue.
This link is to an article by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provides information about the use of antibiotics on animals in the food industry. We can reduce our exposure by limiting the amount of meat and dairy in our diets or by ensuring that the animal products we do consume are raised without the use of antibiotics.
Here’s a link to an article on Smithsonian.com that gives us five reasons we should stop using antibacterial soaps.