# 1 - WHY FOLLOW "SCD"? > ANTIBIOTICS CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS & CANDIDA OVERGROWTH


by Kim Evans, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) Over half a million kids in the U.S. each year have side effects or bad reactions from common prescription drugs, and five percent of them are hospitalized. Children under five are the most affected and the drugs causing the problems run the gamut, but antibiotics have been found to cause the most problems.

Immediate problems from antibiotics include rashes, stomachaches and diarrhea. But what they're not telling us is: antibiotics don't just cause temporary rashes and stomachaches. They set us up for numerous problems later in life.

The reason that antibiotics cause so many problems is they kill the healthy bacteria in our gut, and our healthy bacteria are needed to protect us from many problems. Once you've destroyed your healthy bacteria with antibiotics, numerous problems can take hold. The most common problem to take hold is candida overgrowth, and candida overgrowth can be at the root of numerous health conditions.

In fact, candida overgrowth can be at the bottom of headaches, acne, eczema, PMS, athlete's foot, cancer, allergies, depression, chronic fatigue, vision problems, sinus problems, ear problems, rashes, hormonal imbalances, yeast infections, migraines, mood swings, symptoms of MS, irritable bowel symptom, constipation, poor memory, chronic pain, acid reflux and more.

These can be simply disease names for problems caused by an overabundance of the candida yeast in the body. Candida overgrowth often causes different problems in different people, and it can lodge and nest in different areas of different people's bodies.

Candida overgrowth is often initially caused by antibiotics that wipe out our healthy bacteria, because those healthy bacteria are meant to keep candida in small proportions in the first place. Merck echoes this statement and spells out, "People taking antibiotics may develop candidiasis because the antibiotics kill the bacteria that normally reside on the body, allowing candida to grow unchecked."

High sugar and simple carbohydrate diets feed the overgrowth until it grows to large proportions and eventually shows itself as various problems. Problems with candida overgrowth can occur years, even decades, after antibiotics were taken and the length of time it'll take to see those problems can be largely dependent on dietary habits.

Most people who believe in the drug-oriented approach of mainstream medicine will then find themselves on numerous medications later in life, due to the fact that they've destroyed their first line of immune defense with antibiotic consumption.

In truth, antibiotics are one of the most commonly used drugs in the world - and they make enormous amounts of money for the medical establishment. Because antibiotics destroy the foundation of our immune system they create numerous problems, and for the medical establishment, they create customers - and profits - for life.

If you need an antibiotic or antibacterial substance, there are many natural methods that do the trick. Natural antibacterials generally won't destroy your healthy bacteria, and the ones below certainly don't.

Three tablespoons of coconut oil, twice a day, for several days can be an effective antibacterial. Coconut oil has numerous benefits and being a powerful antibacterial agent is just one of them. In fact, because coconut oil is such a powerhouse at keeping problems at bay, it's wise to consume it on a regular basis for constant antiviral and antibacterial protection.

Raw garlic is another effective antibacterial agent and to control the taste factor, you can slip garlic raw into other food before eating it. Slipping a clove of raw garlic into a chuck of tomato with sea salt can be an effective way to consume garlic raw without the taste being overwhelming.

To get the benefits from raw garlic, crush it and leave it exposed to air for a few minutes to fully activate its disease fighting properties. To fight a problem in your body, you'll want to consume at least five or six raw cloves a day, and consuming raw parsley or mint afterward can help with any breath issues.

Coconut oil and raw garlic also help with candida issues, which most of the population already has in varying stages, due to standard antibiotic use and common diets. But for most, a deep candida cleanse is needed to get to the root of an established candida problem. Garlic and coconut oil can be helpful for candida issues, but often they're not nearly enough.

 

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KAY’S NOTE:

The SCD is a healthy, lifelong, whole food, antivirul diet that eliminates bacterial overgrowth in the digestive tract and keeps your body free of toxins. Adding garlic and coconut oil (which are SCD legal) to the SCD adds benefits. Using all ‘organic’ SCD foods makes this diet even healthier.