You need good bacteria in your body to be optimally healthy. But overexposure to antibiotics is creating a bacterial imbalance, and putting your health at risk.
This overexposure comes in the form of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor, the antibiotics found in the animal meat you consume and even antibacterial soap.
This can cause a whole host of health concerns and symptoms, ranging from digestive issues to depression and anxiety.
Fortunately, there are ways to overcome this imbalance.
Probiotics can help tremendously. If you've been taking antibiotics, you should follow up with a 1-3 month regimen of probiotics containing 50-100 billion live cultures. It's also a good idea to take probiotics every day, regardless of whether or not you've been on a course of antibiotics.
Also, try to eat organic chicken, and avoid GMOs, processed foods and sugar – these can all decrease good bacteria in your system. Avoid taking antibiotics unless it’s absolutely necessary. Doctors tend to over-prescribe these medications.
Dr. Frank Lipman joins Andrea and Lisa to talk about how a bacterial imbalance can have severe effects on your health, as well as effective ways to overcome it.