What are antibiotics?
An antibiotic is a medicine that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms.
We've all taken them and all know the power they hold as, over the last 88 years, our medical knowledge and abilities have grown and advanced, leading to the eradication of some diseases, the ability to safely conduct complex operations and the increase of the average life expectancy of many western populations.
However, our use of antibiotics in this way does no follow the natural order of life and death as we are on average, adding 20 years to our lives through the use of antibiotcs. This has caused an imbalance in the natural world and those bacteria we are constantly destroying are adapting and evolving to bring order back.