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Does Penicillin Kill Good Bacteria In The Intestines
No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?
Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more
Very effective.: Chlorine compounds are widely used to kill bacteria and disinfect surfaces. Examples include treating water, washing fruit and vegetables and disinfecting food contact surfaces. Chlorine is usually combined with inorganic compounds, such as sodium or calcium, to produce hypochlorites, which are effective disinfectants. Chlorine mixed with sodium is a liquid bleach (sodium hypochlorite naocl). ...Read more
Huh? The liver?: "Iodine reduces thyroid hormone and can kill fungus, bacteria, and other microorganisms such as amoebas. A specific kind of iodine called potassium iodide is also used to treat (but not prevent) the effects of a radioactive accident." Ref: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-35-iodine.aspx?activeingredientid=35 ...Read more
Helicobacter pylori : H pylori does not actually live in the acid environment of the stomach, rather it lives in the mucus layer on the surface of the stomach itself. Inside this mucus layer it is protected from the acid. Hope that helps. ...Read more
If infectious bacteria overpowers the immune system, how does All bacteria that is killed or die still get cleared by white blood cell and the body?
Clear dead bacteria: 22 M asks: If infectious bacteria overpowers the immune system, how does All bacteria that is killed or die still get cleared by white blood cell and the body? ANS: The WBCS engulf them and bacteria die. They spit the digested parts/chemicals back into the blood. And they are cleared or reused by liver and kidneys. ...Read more
Does penicillin kill protozoa. If not, what microorganisms apart from bacteria does it work against?
Penicillin activity: Penicillin only kills bacteria. There are other types of germs -- viruses, fungi, protozoa and infectious proteins. For those, other treatments are involved. Penicillin these days has only a few uses, because of resistance (it's one of the oldest antibiotics still used) and the proliferation of other antibiotics that are in some ways easier to use. Talk to an ID doc or pharmacist to learn more. ...Read more
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