Americans have an interesting relationship with antibiotics. We rely on them to alleviate a number of conditions, but we worry about antibiotic resistance and largely criticize farmers who use antibiotics on their animals. It begs the question, are antibiotics good or bad?
What Are Antibiotics?
An antibiotic is a medication meant to slow down and destroy the growth of bacteria in the body. A great deal of bacteria in the body is good and even necessary for health, but the bacteria targeted by antibiotics is known to cause infections like meningitis, salmonella, sinusitis, and many more. The antibiotics essentially slow the bacteria down enough that the body’s natural defense mechanisms can then step in and finish the healing process. Read More