Synthetic Medications: “Fact or Fiction”


Curing Animal Health Complications? You Be the Judge

By: Gordy Jordahl, Water Physiologist

It is a fact that antibiotics only kill bacteria; they don’t kill viruses. Unfortunately, antibiotics are usually prescribed for most health complications faced by producers even though the infection is viral in nature and not bacterial. The other major problem is that in over 90% of the time the antibiotic recommended is not effective against the strains of bacteria present.

All antibiotics kill friendly bacteria in the colon, which automatically leads to candida (yeast overgrowth). Antibiotics suppress the immune system making animals more susceptible to other infections. They create super bugs that are resistant to antibiotics and stronger than any other infectious type disease.

When antibiotics destroy good and bad bacteria, the cell wall ruptures and bits of bacteria enter blood and tissues. An animal’s body does not like these bacterial bits and reacts by producing inflammation and auto immune reactions. Many autoimmune diseases originate in the digestive system. Antibiotics create an imbalance by killing all the good bacteria, which help regulate nearly every system in the body. Good bacteria are part of the body’s natural defense system helping break down protein and absorbing nutrients. The destruction of good bacteria by antibiotics impairs digestion and absorption of nutrients which causes nutritional deficiencies. Good bacteria also synthesize B vitamins necessary for health of the digestive system.

Without good bacteria dominating the intestinal environment, yeast will convert into its fungal form. This fungal form has the ability to leave the digestive tract and spread throughout the body. Once this happens, it becomes a source of toxicity throughout the body until it is eliminated. The natural balance can only then be restored.

Each fungal cell will secrete toxins that destroy other bacteria; this perpetuates the cycle of imbalance and toxicity. These toxins are another cause of inflammation in the body. The liver, large intestine, lungs and kidneys eventually become overwhelmed with the toxic burden and cease to function properly. If this persists long enough, an animal’s inflamed, nutrient starved body will start to waste away.

Using antibiotics to treat livestock complications creates resistant strains in the body. They wipe out weak strains while stronger strains persist. These surviving bacteria will then pass on their survival secrets to other strains of bacteria in the body. Each subsequent antibiotic only adds to the knowledge base of these man made superbugs.

The only way to eliminate them is to restore the natural balance of good bacterial flora.

Are these synthetic medications the answer while addressing livestock complications? You be the judge.