Intravenous vitamin and mineral drip therapy is an extremely effective way of boosting your body and reducing certain deficiencies that may exist. It also helps to create a healthy gut that works optimally.
Because IV drip therapy goes directly into your blood stream, there is 100% absorption of the vitamins and minerals in the drip.
When vitamins or minerals are taken in tablet form, their break-down and subsequent absorption is hugely dependent on the health of your good gut bacteria – also known as the microbe rich Microbiome.
Our human cells are outnumbered by our microbes (healthy bacteria, fungi and viruses living in our bodies) by a factor of 2 to 1 and their genes even outnumber the genes of the human body by 150:1.
These genes are important tools for our bodies, without which we wouldn’t feel so good, or in fact, without which we wouldn’t be able to survive.
This huge population of microbes lives with us in a tight symbiosis or mutual beneficial cooperation. Damage to any one of these communities (called dysbiosis) makes us feel very sick – and we are only just beginning to discover just how devastating that is.
Over the last 70 years, antibiotics saved millions of lives. Today, in life threatening situations, like sepsis, or a severe infection, antibiotics may be crucial. However, we must be aware that it comes at great expense and that antibiotics should not be regarded as a casual drug.
Antibiotics are the biggest threat to our Microbiome. They are not precise weapons, but rather function like a nuclear bomb, which destroys entire eco-systems of good gut bacteria. In the many decades since they have become widely used, antibiotics have left a clear path of destruction.
Destroying and thus removing our beneficial bacteria, makes us vulnerable to pathogenic (harmful) bacteria, which move in on this compromised ecosystem where they can then settle and make us sick.
The gut loses many important tools it needs for healthy digestion, absorption as well as its necessary weapons to fight pathogenic bacteria
The Microbiome of healthy people eventually recovers within a year, but immune-deficient people struggle to regain their healthy microbiome, which results in a vicious circle of the need for more antibiotics to be taken…
Human medicine is not the biggest antibiotic consumer though. In the animal-feed sector, the antibiotic consumption is as twice as high as in human medicine. Antibiotics are not only administered for the treatment of infectious diseases, but a large portion is being used for the promotion of animal growth! Only low doses of antibiotics are used for growth promotion, thus further triggering resistance development.
Then you can add to that the irresponsible handling of antibiotics by the very plants that produce them, who are in turn dumping their waste into the water we drink.
For the past three decades at least, Dr’s have been prescribing Pro-biotics along with anti-biotics in order to restore the healthy gut bacteria that the anti-biotics destroy. This is all well and good.
BUT what about the anti-biotics we ingest through the meat we eat?
Did you know you take anti-biotics every time you eat animal flesh?
2/3’s of all anti-biotics manufactured worldwide are used in the animal agriculture industry. We ingest these anti-biotics whenever we eat meat….and no-one is prescribing us pro-biotics in this case.
Although a big culprit, Anti-biotics are not the only killers of our powerful and very necessary microbiome…and the list of culprits continues to grow as more research is done:
An increase in Diabetes type I , Allergies and Asthma, Autism, Anxiety and Depression are just a few illnesses directly correlated to the excessive use/consumption of antibiotics and the subsequent destruction of our microbiome or healthy gut bacteria.
Other illnesses related to an unhealthy microbiome include:
An unhealthy microbiome can upset the delicate balance in your internal ecosystem and cause diarrhea.
The microbial composition of our gut influences our appetite and the ability to deposit fat.
The composition of our microbiota in the intestines determine the amount of calories we can use from the food we eat. In former times, when food was a scarce good, people with a microbiome that was able to deposit more fat from the food had a greater chance of survival. Now that food is available at any time, these microbiomes induce obesity. Two people eating the same amount of food can either become obese or stay slim, depending on how their microbiomes utilize the carbohydrate source.
Your microbiome can also correlate with gastrointestinal cancers. It’s not your microbiome which is inducing the cancer, it is the food you eat that induces the wrong bacteria to feel at home in your intestines. The Western-style diet in particular (a great deal of meat and fat coupled with a low intake of vegetables) favors the bacteria that produce specific enzymes and bile acids. These special enzymes can turn harmless compounds into carcinogens, such as heterocyclic amines, which you eat with grilled meat. After having transformed them into an electrophilic derivative, it can damage your DNA and thus result in cancer. So, an apple a day…
IBD is a chronic, relapsing inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, leading to mucosal damage. Normally in healthy individuals the GI tract is dominated by microbes including Firmicutes and Bacteroides. In IBD patients these bacteria are diminished or non-existent. As these bacteria are there to keep the immune system in check, are missing, the immune system is hyperactive and reacts against its own cells. Result: IBD and IBS.
Avoid the culprits listed above
Take natural pro-biotics every day in the form of:
Heal your gut with L- Glutamine (A vitamin drip at the DripBar can help with this one. Book online.)
Eat a Pre-biotic and Nutrient rich diet daily (120g fibre/day)