How to re-establish healthy gut flora after taking antibiotics

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If you are like many patients who pay attention to what they eat, work out, and maintain a healthy lifestyle antibiotics can be a necessary evil. Recently, I had to prescribe antibiotics for a jaw infection for my patient. After this course of medication, my patient was interested in building back the good bacteria in her system.

Sometimes bad bacteria can overwhelm your body, and antibiotics are prescribed by a doctor out of necessity. When a doctor prescribes antibiotics, finish them exactly as prescribed. It is especially important to do this even after you start feeling better.

During and after your course of antibiotics, there are things you can do to start rebuilding the good, helpful bacteria that is found in healthy intestines.

That’s what this post is all about. Here are some of sources for further information

Recommended reading:

  • Eat Dirt by Dr. Josh Axe
  • Clean and Clean Gut by Alejandro Junger
  • ‘Food Forensics’ by Michael Allen Adams
  • ‘Hashimoto’s Protocol’ by Izabella Wentz
  • Here’s an overview of some foods and supplements one can take during and after the antibiotics in order to build these helpful bacteria back up:

Food-based probiotics:

  • Activia and yogurts have some
  • Kombucha tea
  • Goat’s milk Kefur
  • Fermented foods (saurkraut, kimchee, pickled vegetables)


  • El glutamine
  • Milk thistle
  • Collagen (collagen powder)
  • Bone broth

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