Is this you: You have a sinus infection or kidney disease; you find medical care and are prescribed an antibiotic; once you stop taking the antibiotic, your symptoms return, causing you to find the medical doctor again for more antibiotics? Before you know it, your symptoms don’t go away and you’re taking more and different antibiotics for longer and longer amounts of time.


Maybe you’re taking an antibiotic daily in an effort to keep symptoms of an illness at bay? Unfortunately, you aren’t alone. Antibiotics are the top prescribed class of medication in america, with an estimated 84 million prescriptions being written yearly during office visits, and another 40 million prescriptions after discharge from hospitals (CDC, AIA). Additionally it is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control, that just 10 percent of those antibiotic prescriptions are justified.

Not all infections are alike, though they appear to cause the identical general symptoms: pain, swelling, redness, discharge, fever, aching, and overall fatigue.


Viruses are small pieces of genetic code which enter a vulnerable cell and take over its functions, telling that cell to create more of this virus. The immune system immediately destroys viruses as soon as they are detected. Viruses “run their course”, meaning every virus has a typical time limit in which it causes signs of a disease prior to the immune system destroys it. Viruses account for nearly 75 percent of all ear, sinus and upper respiratory ailments.


Fungi are a kind of mold. Inside everybody’s body (in their ears, nose, vagina, bladder, bowel and intestines) a particular type of fungus exists. It’s Candida albicans. This fungus has to be present to protect the body and also to assist the intestines break down food. When there’s too much Candida, it may create the symptoms of an infection. The Mayo Clinic estimates that Candida infections account for 98 percent of recurrent infections, and about 15 percent of new infections.


Bacteria are cells in themselves. When they enter a vulnerable body place, they multiply and create more cells. A healthy immune system can destroy bacteria; if the immune system isn’t strong enough, a fungal disease can continue. Bacterial infections account for approximately 10 percent of all infections.


These are recorded because parasitical infections can happen. Most of the time, these sort of infections occur from raw pork products. Some scientists estimate that everybody in the world has a parasitical disease and has contributed many health issues. However, lots of individuals don’t have signs of an infection from parasites. Less than 1 percent of infections are caused by parasites.

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There are 17 distinct classes of antibioticsnonetheless, each class works in a similar way. Every antibiotic is a general (“broad-spectrum”) or specific (“concentrated”) antibiotic. A broad-spectrum antibiotic was made to eliminate many different similar bacteria. A concentrated antibiotic targets only a couple of specific bacteria. If you did not get a test before your being prescribed an antibiotic, you would have been prescribed a broad-spectrum antibiotic; almost all prescribed antibiotics are broad-spectrum.

Notice that antibiotics goal BACTERIA. Bacteria are cells in themselves. Our body consists of many cells. Cells are individual units inside the body which are separated from other cells with a shell, as it had been. The shells of bacteria are not the same as the shells of these cells within our body. Therefore, your immune system can seek out and determine what isn’t part of your system.


An antibiotic can do exactly the same thing. When someone takes an antibiotic, it appears for the shells with a particular identifier; it destroys those cells , basically, cutting a hole in the bacteria’s shell. The cell dies, hence the bacteria dies. Unfortunately, broad-spectrum antibiotics don’t know the difference between good bacteria and people causing an infection. Our bodies contain bacteria that are essential for food digestion, vitamin and nutrient absorption, and mucous membrane nourishing.

When an antibiotic is working, it is going to destroy these bacteria too. It must be noted that special “antibiotics” are for parasitical infections (like Actelion), viral infections (such as Tamiflu) and bacterial infections (such as Mycostatin or Lamisil). As antibiotics only work on bacteria, they won’t work on viruses, fungal infections or parasites. If you take an antibiotic for an infection that’s caused by a virus, parasite or fungus, the disease won’t get better.

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The symptoms of an illness are actually signs that the immune system is fighting the disease. When an antibiotic is taken, the healing efforts of the human body are stopped because a new, more poisonous matter has entered the body. The disease is harmful (that is why your body has been fighting it), but toxic, chemical compounds are more harmful so dealing with them takes priority to the health of the human body. Even if the disease has been caused by a virus, the symptoms of the infection will diminish or vanish because the body has something more detrimental to concentrate on. Remember: the symptoms of an infection are the immune system fighting the disease.

With no immune system fighting the disease, the symptoms will diminish or disappear until the medication is gone o r “handled” by the body. Is Repeated (Chronic) Use of Antibiotics Safe? Not counting allergic reactions to antibiotics, there are many documented cases of adverse reactions, the most frequent being nausea and nausea. In the digestive tract (gut and intestines ) are good bacteria that help with digestion and assimilation of nutrients. When these good bacteria are killed by the antibiotic, the digestion is disrupted and the fantastic yeast (Candida albicans) that exists in the intestines has more space to grow, so it will.

Keep in mind

Remember, yeast isn’t killed by antibiotics. Not only is there yeast over-growth, but there could be decreased nutrient absorption and a problem breaking down foods that are consumed, leading to diarrhea and a risk of nutrient deficiencies. Another not-often-discussed effect is, in effect, immune suppression. As stated before, the immune system slows down when the body needs to take care of chemical toxins/foreign substances. If an individual has a virus, the virus will continue to create more of itself, unhindered by an immune system.

Once the antibiotic is stopped, the virus will show itself , but it is going to be more powerful because it has had the chance to have a stronger hold. Also, the fungal disease discussed in the last paragraph will get worse over the course of the antibiotic; it also wasn’t hindered by an immune system. With yeast being everywhere in the body, it is possible that the signals of a recurrent disease in the uterus or bladder, as an instance, are being caused by yeast. As stated before, the Mayo Clinic considers that 98 percent of recurrent infections are caused by YEAST, not bacteria, so recurrent antibiotics in such instances wouldn’t help the situation.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

It has been associated with chronic infections, a result of the diminished recovery responses from chronic antibiotic use. A new concern that has arisen concerns auto-immune ailments. It’s been suggested and is presently being studied that carrying immune-boosting supplements while taking antibiotics raises the chance of an individual developing an autoimmune disease, as the immune system becomes confused when it’s being both suppressed and promoted in exactly the exact same time. Another issue with chronic antibiotic use (it will not be discussed here, yet ) is the growth of “super-bugs,” germs that can’t be destroyed by any normal antibiotics since they (the bacteria) had been exposed to antibiotics so frequently they are currently “resistant” to them.

How Can the Cycle Be Broken? The immune system is designed to seek out and neutralize any germs, whether they are bacterial, viral, parasitical, fungal or other. The stronger the immune system, the faster the response is going to be to these foreign invaders. There are lots of herbal supplements available that taut being “immune enhancing” or”immune strengthening”. Some of the most popular herbal immune supporting herbs are: echinacea, elderberry and goldenseal. HOWEVER!!! If you are taking an antibiotic, DO NOT take any nutritional supplement that may boost the immune system!

Final note

Remember, an antibiotic is suppressing the immune system; taking a nutritional supplement to enhance the immune system will confuse the immune system and might lead to an auto-immune reaction. Among the best ways to break the antibiotic cycle would be to encourage the body through homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines may be used safely with antibiotics or herbal supplements, as homeopathy works to restore the balance to the body’s healing ability; homeopathics do not work directly with the immune system, but work to make it even more effective when it’s prepared to be active. Homeopathy also works with your body to get rid of the reasons that disease strikes and takes hold. As homeopathic medicines aren’t an “antibiotics”, they do not care what’s causing the disease, only an illness or foreign entity is present and has to be removed.

They work quickly to restore equilibrium, but they are gentle in action. Homeopathy does not shut down anything or inhibit any organic body process-they support eh body’s capacity to act. What Else Can I Do? Remember that diseases do not occur in a vacuum, meaning that there isn’t any one reason why a disease strikes and why it could stay around. Always look at the emotions that are stirred up from the disease, or the emotions which may’ve begun the troubles. Each area within the body retains some emotions more strongly than others; for instance, the bladder stays fear; the nose, sadness and despair. Also take a look at your living and work environments.

If you’ve got a chronic sinus disease, do you reside in a house that has mold? Do you work in a place that’s been freshly painted? Study your personal habits. Do you often hold your bladder so that you go to the toilet only twice per day? Additionally it is wise to supplement your diet with Probiotics, such as acidophilus. With antibiotics ruining the good bacteria in the body, these good bacteria will need to be replaced. If you wish to break the antibiotic cycle and stop suffering, know it can be done! You have the symptoms of a disease because your body is fighting to eliminate it, meaning that all you’ve got to do is give it a little aid and the body will do the rest. You don’t need to endure the rest of your days; you do not need to put your own life, creativity and pleasure on hold due to a chronic infection. Know that there are choices. Know that you can be free of your own suffering. When it is time to cure, call me. I’ll listen to you.