going on antibiotics...

Hello. This is my first time posting. I was hoping someone could help me out with this.

I have to start a 7 day antibiotic regimen for a pesky but not serious lady infection. I've heard that antibiotics flush both anti and pro biotics out of one's system. Are there certain foods/supplements I should be taking to replenish my probiotics, and is this something I should be doing while taking the antibiotics or after?

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!


  • ambiguousambiguous Raw Newbie

    Acidophilus is the classic antibiotic replenisher, but any probiotic supplement will help you out, as would live kim chi, kombucha, or cultured nut/seed cheeses. Staggering the probiotic with the antibiotic is a good idea, since the antibiotic would kill the probiotic.

    Also, since taking antibiotics can lead to yeast/fungus overgrowth, you might want to consider avoiding sweet foods during the course of the antibiotic--though some people will tell you that fat is the problem with yeast overgrowth. I don't believe them, personally, but you might.

  • thanks so much!

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