Taking Antibiotics? Side Effects of Taking Antibiotics When doctors prescribe antibiotics, they believe that the benefits will outweigh the possible side effects. But I find that constipation is usually overlooked as one of these side effects. We also are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics for a variety of health issues. Since there may be a link between antibiotics and constipation, we should keep this in mind and be proactive in protecting our digestive systems. We have a large community of all sorts of bacteria living in our gut that helps our bodies digest food as well as eliminate waste. This may include constipation. You may even need supplements if taking certain types of antibiotics. So, if you’re taking antibiotics and you start having constipation, first check to see how the antibiotics may be impacting your gut flora or nutrient levels before you start taking probiotics or changing your diet. What is your experience with the gastrointestinal side effects of antibiotics?
Even though diet books continue to reign as best sellers in the publishing industry, they really have nothing to do with staying slim. They are quick fix remedies that work if you strictly adhere to them, but doing so means you will be following someone else’s regimen, not your own.
Who knows your body better than you? To stay slim, it’s all a matter of tuning in and following six very basic principles. Give yourself two points for every habit you practice.
Do Not Diet
Dieting creates an artificial environment that is temporary and restrictive in nature. As humans, it’s natural to want what we think we cannot have. Dieting leads you down the path of sneaking food and feeling guilty. Women who are slim know their body, their appetite and how much to eat.
Eat Regular Meals
To have steady energy and stable blood sugar, it’s important to eat at regular intervals. Slim women know this. One petite woman told me she eats a bowl of oatmeal with nuts, two eggs and sautéed vegetables for breakfast most mornings. She’s a therapist and cultivates a large organic garden and keeps goats for milk. That requires real fuel, not a muffin and coffee in the morning.
Hang Out with Like-Minded People
It’s natural that you spend time with people who have habits like yours. It’s true for hobbies, interests and eating. Look around at your circle of friends. What are their…