It Takes More Than An Apple A Day To Keep The Doctor Away

medication

Recently, a relative of mine was prescribed an antibiotic. I reminded her that there are three important things to remember:

1. Take your medicine till it is finished, even if you ‘feel better’. Many people stop taking them, and have a re-occurrence of symptoms within weeks.

2. Follow up with probiotics within days of beginning the antibiotics to avoid creating an unbalanced micro flora with in your gut.Antibiotics are a big dose of bacteria killers (good and bad), and the bad bacteria will grow back faster. Probiotics are best utilized with or shortly after a meal prior to taking antibiotics. Some probiotics that are effective are yogurt, kefir, and naturally fermented foods such as sauerkraut, olives, soy sauce or kimchee.

3. Read the directions that you sign off on when you pick up your prescription. Many are to be taken with foods, others are recommended not to be. Talk to your doctor or trusted pharmacist to find out details and what foods to avoid that may negate the benefits of the meds, or other meds you may be taking.

Antibiotics can provide effective relief from a variety of medical issues when prescribed by a doctor. Just remember to protect yourself from additional issues that may arise from the fix.

 Workout Diary:

Plio DVD- 50 minutes

Pure Barre class-55 minutes

 Food Diary:

Breakfast-

1 scoop whey protein (90 cal)

1 cup egg whites, organic spinach, , ground flax (172 cal)

A.M. Snack-

1 small banana (70 cal)

2 tbls organic almond butter ( 190 cal)

whole wheat English muffin (100 cal)

Lunch-

3 oz. Tuna steak (156 cal)

1/8 cup Greek yogurt and wasabi paste (45 cal)

½ cup sauted mushrooms (30 cal)

8 asparagus spears(36 cal.)

P.m. Snack-

1 tomato, cucumber slices ( 75 cal)

2 oz low fat mozzarella stick (85 cal)

Dinner-

4 oz pork roast, roasted with orange marmalade( 260 cal)

braised beet greens in EVOO, garlic ( 75 cal)

3/4 cup zucchini/yellow squash/onion (45 cal)

Dessert-

Homemade popcorn (90 cal)

8 oz. 0 % Greek yogurt, sprinkle of cinnamon, turmeric (130 cal)

½ cup papaya, 1/3 cup high fiber cereal, mixed into yogurt (150 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES-1799

 

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