Volume 15 December, 2007
We all know flu season is upon us. Be aware there are alternatives to medicinal antibiotics. In our alternative medicine tool box, natural health practitioners have natural antibiotics, natural anti-fungals, and natural anti-viral's, none of which create distress to the gastrointestinal tract, since they target just the bad bacteria, fungus, or virus.
Many of you recall your physician writing up a cocktail variety of antibiotics, for every diagnosed sinus infection. Curiously, a recent scientific study has revealed use of medicinal antibiotics, for sinus infections, may be ineffective. Medical professionals had been advised to follow a much more conservative approach in prescribing antibiotics, because of the "super bugs".
"Super bugs" have resulted from the overuse of medicinal antibiotics, which unfortunately continues. These drug resistant "super bugs"are a direct result of antibiotics being prescribed for every perceivable infection. Not only do antibiotics kill off the good bacteria, as well as the bad, they also drive the immune function in a downward spiral. This is perhaps the main reason secondary infections result after antibiotic use.
Once the good bacteria, in your gastrointestinal tract, has been destroyed, you are defenseless to fight infection, such as candida/fungal overgrowth. Without a good pro biotic to rebuild the flora in the gut, candida overgrowth can create a new infection, which may be very difficult to eradicate.
As a naturopathic doctor, much of my job is acquainting and teaching the public, specifically what natural formula can replace a particular chemical medicine. Many individuals are not aware that natural anti-infective's/antibiotics can work as well, or better than medicinal antibiotics prescribed by a physician.
In my years of practice, I have consistently seen the efficacy of natural antibiotics/anti-infective's, in cleaning up all kinds of pathogenic infections. Our ATAK Formula is a natural antibiotic which works in the deep tissue, for what is referred to as internodal infections. ATAK rids the body of mutated, entrenched infections, often found in of the lymph nodes and lymph tissue.
Bacto-Ex removes harmful bacterial microorganisms, while providing a shield for the immune system. Phung-Ex, our anti-fungal, effectively removes harmful spores, molds, fungus,and yeast, while eliminating unfriendly microorganisms in the digestive tract. Viro-Ex is our anti-viral, and helps the body build resistance to viruses, while effectively removing submicroscopic pathogens. Recall medicinal antibiotics do not kill viruses.
These formulas work to remove infection in the targeted organ, where the infection resides. Best of all, these anti-infective formulas clear the terrain of pathogens, where the infection has been embedded, so that reinfection does not recur. The good bacteria is left in tact, and the bad bacteria is effectively and efficiently ushered out of the body.
Natural antibiotics and natural anti-infective's work very nicely in treating flu, or organ/gland infections. When you choose to go the natural approach, however,consult with an alternative medicine doctor, or natural health practitioner, who utilize very therapeutic formulas, which can replace medicinal antibiotics.Realizing there is an alternative to chemical antibiotics is a first step in securing your immune shield, and avoiding future confrontation with drug resistant "super bugs"!
e very therapeutic formulas, which can replace medicinal antibiotics.Realizing there is an alternative to chemical antibiotics is a first step in securing your immune shield, and avoiding future confrontation with drug resistant "su