|Avoid antibiotics - There are alternatives
(NaturalNews) There are situations when antibiotics are necessary and
sometimes life-saving. Severe infections of the nervous system, kidneys,
blood, and lungs require antibiotics. But common respiratory and ear
infections, for example, do not need antibiotics. Most of these are
caused by viruses anyway, so antibiotics will have no benefit. And
antibiotics can cause significant adverse health effects, including
setting the body up for future infections. Antibiotics kill off
beneficial bacteria that discourage infections. Antibiotics also have a
suppressing effect on the immune system, especially whilte blood cell
productions and the bodyís own ability to fight infection. In addition,
overuse of antibiotics and exposure to antibiotics through the food we
eat has led to bacterial resistance. Then antibiotics are ineffective in
fighting infections and we have to move to stronger antibiotics with
even more side effects.
A much better solution is to use
antiviral and antibacterial herbs and supplements to fight infections.
So at the first sign of a virus take a Chinese Herbal Yin Chiao
(pronounced "chow") formula. There are also childrenís liquid versions
of this formula (Yin Chiao Jr by Health Concerns and Childrenís Clear
and Release by Golden Flower). Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is also
an excellent antiviral and safe for children. Echinacea is sometimes
helpful to stimulate white blood cell production as well. These are all
available at many health food stores or on the Internet.
For any infections take liquid silver, vitamin C (children can take
Emergen-C powder, vitamin A (10,000-50,000 IU), and increase your
vitamin D to at least 10,000 IU (children can take 4,000-5,000 for
Use homeopathic Belladonna pellets for any type of
acute inflammation and infection, whether itís a fever, red sore throat,
earache, or skin infection. If colds develop with congestion then
switch to Pulsatilla. And for flus with chills, aching muscles, and
extreme tiredness take Gelsemium. Homeopathic medicines are always safe
for children as well.
Stock up on these supplements for the winter season. Keep them available and start taking them at the first sign of infection.
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