Whether you are a germophobe or not, no one likes the idea of lurking bacteria. Yes, there are some good bacteria that our bodies need but there are also very harmful bacteria that can be detrimental to our health. New research is showing that there is also seasonality to some of these bacteria that can spike in the summer months.
Sherry Torkos, holistic pharmacist and author of more than a dozen books on natural health and healing says that bacterial infections may stem from something like food poisoning or an urinary tract infection but if not treated properly it can become lethal to your health.
Your body can act as a breeding ground for harmful bacteria that can swiftly multiply and take advantage of any weakness in your immune system. While the immune system is equipped to fight infections, however if it is compromised or not working efficiently, infection can take hold and wreak havoc.
Fighting bacterial infections with the excessive use of antibiotics result in bacteria adapting to them, and over time, becoming resistant to the antibiotic.
So what are the most dangerous bacteria we should be aware of that spike in the summer months and what’s the best way to prevent our bodies from these seasonal bacteria in the first place?
There are three types of bad bacteria that new research shows thrive in the summer months. Preventing these bacterial from invading your body is easy if you know how. With summer time dining al fresco (outdoors) the chance of Food Borne Bacteria increases. Bladder Bacteria is also common during the summer among women especially when they swim in pools. The case for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria is also well known. Bacteria mutate overcoming the effects of antibiotics. While there a time for antibiotics, there use should be limited.
air date: 6/3/16