Billion-dollar business for Big Pharma.

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Antibiotics are only designed to fight bacterial infections, yet some docs still insist on handing them out for colds and other viral respiratory illnesses where these not-so-magic pills won’t do a darned thing.

The single-worst thing you can do to a magician is reveal the secrets to his tricks. Because once the audience realizes that there’s no rabbit in the hat, or that the lovely assistant hasn’t really disappeared, they’ll never look at the magician the same way again.

Well, I’m about to break mainstream medicine’s sacred “magician’s code” and reveal to you a magic trick that they’ve have been fooling us with for years. It may well be the greatest illusion in medicine today!

As we’ve told you before, many mainstream doctors pass out antibiotics like they’re lollipops, turning those unassuming little pills into a billion-dollar business for Big Pharma. Antibiotics are only designed to fight bacterial infections, yet some docs still insist on handing them out for colds and other viral respiratory illnesses where these not-so-magic pills won’t do a darned thing.

Whenever I talk to people about antibiotics it’s usually right about now that I hear an objection that goes something like this, “Wait a minute, I took antibiotics for a cold once, and they really seemed to work.”

“Seemed” is the operative word here.

According to findings published in the Annals of Family Medicine, timing is the real reason many people believe antibiotics are working for their colds. Typically, the drugs are being prescribed towards the end of a cold’s cycle. So as miserable as you may have been feeling, you were about to get better anyway.

The investigation, led by a top University of Georgia researcher, analyzed medical literature and found that the average acute cough lasts a little less than 18 days — but the typical adult believes a cough should subside in 7-9 days.

So imagine this — you’ve had a nagging cough for a week and a half, and you finally break down and schedule a doctor’s visit. He prescribes antibiotics, and abracadabra, just like magic, within a week you’re all better. Well, that week just put you at 17 days since you got sick — your cold probably just ran its course.

And that, my friend, is The Great Antibiotic Illusion. Ta-da!!!

But, as we’ve told you many times before, prescription antibiotics are not the benign little wonder pills they’re sold as. Even when used correctly, they can wipe out beneficial bacteria in your body, leaving you with tummy troubles like nausea and diarrhea. Even worse, the over-prescribing of antibiotics has led to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, like the deadly MRSA.

Dr. Wright says the best way to fight a cold is with safe and natural solutions. The next time you feel the sniffles coming on, give his recommendation a try — take a minimum of one gram of vitamin C four times a day, and if the C is tolerated well (meaning it doesn’t cause loose bowels or diarrhea), considerably more is not only safe it’s even more effective.

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