Many people seeking natural health have a dilemma – how to fight infection naturally? In other words, what are some of the best natural antibiotics for infections, wherever they are in the body?
This is a very big topic that needs addressing in bite size chunks.
Why Not Antibiotics?
The medical system is supported, almost entirely, by the use of antibiotics. Every infection, every sign of bacteria and the antibiotics come out. Their use seem to keep the population happy in the main. But many suffer from their effects, either knowingly or otherwise.
The word ‘anti’ is interesting as it means against. Against bacteria? Against life?
The thing is, bacteria are essential to life. We are all teeming with bacteria. Without them, we would not be alive. So bacteria themselves are not the problem.
Antibiotics do not discriminate. They kill all bacteria they are able to during their brief visit in our bodies. The bulk of our bacteria is in the gut. When these are depleted, we invariably get stomach and/or digestive issues, later if not sooner. It can take us years to restore our gut bacteria after a round of antibiotics. Which means the immune system takes a tumble after antibiotics. This is why the natural antibiotics for infants is so much healthier – their immune system hasn’t yet developed, so needs nurturing.
A healthy gut is essential for a healthy immune system.
Some people come out in a rash, or other allergic reaction, to antibiotics.
The Role of Bacteria
So why is there so much hostility against bacteria? Bacterial numbers increase, often exponentially, when there is a local disturbance. This has a purpose – to protect and to prevent viral invasion. However, as this is normally accompanied by swelling and pain, it is resented. Inevitably, for those interested, this leads to discover how to fight infection naturally.
Bacteria is actually only the messenger. It isn’t the cause of the problem, so ‘fighting’ the infection or killing off the bacteria can only ever have limited results, and often none at all.
The ‘Natural’ Antibiotics
In truth, there are no ‘antibiotics’ in Nature. The foods or natural substances that are touted as natural antibiotics are all pro-life. So they don’t kill off bacteria. What they do is to support the immune system in what it is trying to do. The garlic, the echinacea, the herbs, the honey, the turmeric, the ginger, the lemons, the pro-biotics, etc. None of them are killing bacteria, so can’t be termed antibiotics. But they are all helping the immune system, which is struggling. They may all do it in slightly different ways. But they are all ‘pro’ life, ie supporters.
If you care about your health and you are interested in learning more, it’s important to understand the difference between the ‘anti’ brigade and the ‘pros’. The ‘antis’ are at war – with your body. The ‘pros’ are trying to support it.
Most people get regular infections because they are doing all the wrong things to support their bodies – a non-nutritious diet, a lack of sleep, unhappy at home or work, a lack of exercise, a ‘monkey’ mind, a lack of connection with nature, too much EMF around them and so on.
Starting to get these sorted out, one by one, can make a huge difference to your need for natural antibiotics or any other sort. You become more in control of your life instead of depending on a system. This, in itself, is empowering.
How To Fight Infection Naturally
You might need some help to achieve this. With a more wholesome and nutritious diet and lifestyle, you may still need some help. A natural, holistic practitioner can help and support you on your journey to this end. It leads not just to a lack of infections; it leads to a much healthier life. And when you are naturally healthy, you can do anything.
So don’t just think about alternatives to antibiotics. Think bigger. Think being radiantly healthy.