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Triclosan Products Contribute to Obesity and Other Ailments. Good Bacteria die too when Nuked by Antibiotics!

Updated on August 10, 2014
Are all bacteria bad? If you believe that then you are probably also a sexist bigot leading a fundamentalist Church cult in the rural west. You use antibiotics indiscriminately because of your messiah-complex. You need to stop!
Are all bacteria bad? If you believe that then you are probably also a sexist bigot leading a fundamentalist Church cult in the rural west. You use antibiotics indiscriminately because of your messiah-complex. You need to stop!

Anti bacterial overuse

Superbugs and improper normal floura occur from overuse of antibiotics in general. If you are not careful, you could be using them morning noon and night. Chemicals tend to accumulate and complicate existing conditions in unexpected ways. If you aren't familiar with the term "normal floura", it's time to edjucate yourself. Gut bacteria, for example, must be diverse, or you risk becoming obese.

Antibiotics are like Superman. Good bacteria are the regular good citizens. You don't always need Superman.
Antibiotics are like Superman. Good bacteria are the regular good citizens. You don't always need Superman.

Canada on the right track

Just like whiny complaining Jedi Knights, good bacteria can mutate to the dark side and become a super bug with knowledge of the force (antibiotics). Queen Amidala can sympathize, you can't always tell.
Just like whiny complaining Jedi Knights, good bacteria can mutate to the dark side and become a super bug with knowledge of the force (antibiotics). Queen Amidala can sympathize, you can't always tell.
Taking antibiotics is like burning down every house on the Prairie just to get Nelly! Your immune system will know a bad bacteria when it sees it.
Taking antibiotics is like burning down every house on the Prairie just to get Nelly! Your immune system will know a bad bacteria when it sees it.
When the bad bacteria start to take over the land, then it is time to send in some heavy support before they get a grip on your vital organs.
When the bad bacteria start to take over the land, then it is time to send in some heavy support before they get a grip on your vital organs.

It's so basic, it makes perfect sense.

So we have good and bad bugs everywhere around us. We use special antibiotic chemicals to kill the s#%t out of those a&*hole bacteria that dare touch us. Essentially we clear the way for whatever comes along, like a newly divorced celebrity on the rebound, we open ourselves up for disappointment. If a "bad" bacteria lands on this vast food supply, with no competition, it has a field day. Goodbye clean feeling, hello rotten infection. Why do we do this to ourselves? Well, the person is a consumer who is buying a product. After a serious infection, they will just likely become bigger spenders for the very product that allowed the problem to occur.

Choose between the good and the bad bacteria on your skin and in your guts. Choosing none makes you ugly.

You can't avoid some bad bacteria and still live a normal life. Make sure to hand out props to your good bacteria. Don't kill 'em all with chemical weapons, that's wrong.
You can't avoid some bad bacteria and still live a normal life. Make sure to hand out props to your good bacteria. Don't kill 'em all with chemical weapons, that's wrong.

How do you encourage the good guys?

  1. Avoid antibiotic drugs when possible. Don't take antibiotics if you may have a virus when sick. Talk to your Doctor first.
  2. Avoid antibacterial products; toothpaste an mouthwash (hint: if it "fights gingivitis), soaps, hand sanitizers with triclosan and so on.
  3. Eat healthy, avoid junk food and refined grains.
  4. Don't eat spoiled food.
  5. Floss your teeth every day.
  6. Eat yogurt
  7. Drink wine or beer in moderation. Avoid strong drinks altogether.
  8. Take a reputable probiotic supplement.
  9. Generally don't be afraid of good bacteria.
  10. Let the good bacteria and your immune system do its job without the aid of harsh chemicals and medicines.

Think of good bacteria as every-day heroes, gobbling up resources to the point that the bad bacteria have to lie cheat and steal to survive. This identifies them to the white blood cells, who like the police, seek them out. Unlike the police, they surround and devour the accused bacteria. When they do this to good cells, it becomes like a Banana Republic (auto-immune disorders).

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    Sharon Vile 3 years ago from Odessa, MO

    As an old-timer, I am often flabbergasted by the modern horror of everyday bacteria and by the prevalent use of antibacterial soaps and such.

    Some of this is because all the young people (the ones who want a job) are going into the health-care professions, and their educations instill a lot of fear about germs. Just one parasitology class is enough to make a person VERY fearful!

    What people don't realize is that the antibiotics--which are a modern miracle when used correctly--are often more dangerous to our health than the germs they kill. And they're omniprescent, since antibiotics are fed to livestock and wind up in our food. We are getting constant low levels of antibiotics, just from our food. And the medical overuse of antibiotics is, of course, producing "superbugs," such as antibiotic-restistant strains of pneumonia and staph.

    Many common ailments can be cured quickly and easily with herbal/natural treatments. Often these treatments work far better than drugs or antibiotics, and without disrupting the body's intestinal flora--which leads to other problems.