Natural antibiotics – well if this heading isn’t an oxymoron, I don’t know what is!
The aim of this week’s post is to remind you of the great alternatives to drug-resistant/biofilm-resistant bacterial infections using natural antibiotics. As we know, pharmaceutical antibiotics are becoming increasingly powerless to stop drug-resistant bacterial infections. The good news is that Bicom bioresonance combined with naturopathic medicine including herbal medicines provide effective natural alternatives.
Since every bacteria and their endotoxins have a unique frequency pattern, we are able to use these in Bicom bioresonance therapy to assist the patient to fight infections. What’s more, we find the combination of bioresonance with naturopathic medicine a force to be reckoned with!
Ancient remedies for modern day
Once antibiotics, such as vancomycin, no longer work against bacterial infections – as will inevitably occur – there may well be a return to ancient medicinal herbs that contain dozens of natural antibiotic compounds.
Gram-negative variety of bacteria are even more resistant, releasing nasty endotoxins which can do more damage than the actual bacteria themselves. After a period of time, the Borrelia species of bacteria, associated with tick-borne illnesses and Lyme disease, are capable of losing their cell wall which can confuse both the immune system and antibiotic therapy.
There are also biofilms (which I covered in a dedicated post) – whereby a group of bacteria, candida or even viruses release proteins and coat themselves in a protective ‘blanket’, a bit like an ‘air-raid’ shelter. Over time, biofilms harden so bacteria can live in such a colony for months – not only can these go undetected (without Bicom bioresonance testing) !) but they can also become resistant to antibiotics.
Unlike pharmaceuticals which use isolated compounds, herbal medicine uses the whole part of the plant (e.g. root, rhizome, leaf, flowering parts). Athough the active constituents of herbs are known, such as berberine’s anti-bacterial action, plants contain hundreds of other compounds that act in complex synergies with one other. For example, golden seal contains three compounds that work together on bacterial pathogens, another compound that counteracts the resistance mechanisms in certain bacteria and yet another ingredient that potentiates the actions of all those compounds -! This produces an impact on bacteria that can be much more powerful than antibiotics – plants are a great deal smarter than humans! It’s worth remembering that plants have been dealing with bacterial infections for hundreds of millions of years whilst humans have only been doing this for less than a century, using, quite possibly, a flawed model.
Herbal ‘antibiotics’ are a crucial weapon in the war against germs, for the arsenal of chemical weapons is severely depleted. Examples include artemisia, barberry, bayberry, bearberry, boswellia, buchu, cinnamon, Coptis Chinensis, garlic, golden seal, myrrh, neem, pau d’acro, Oregon mountain grape, Phellodendron Amurense and Wormwood.
Although it is important to address bacterial infections, I always support my patient’s detoxification pathways, and any other underlying issues such as inflammation, acidic pH, gut dysbiosis, adrenal fatigue and a weakened immune system. Therefore, we cannot be without our other immune-supporting herb such andrographis, astragalus, cat’s claw, echinacea and olive leaf; adrenal adaptogens such as withania, licorice and rhodiola, detox herbs such as milk thistle, rosemary and anti-inflammatory herbs such as chamomile and turmeric.
To complement such blends, we also use facilitative or synergistic herbs such as licorice, ginger, and black pepper which facilitate the action of these herbs, either by enhancing the antibacterial being used, or affecting the bacteria so that the antibacterial action is more effective.
Natural help for common infections
So next time you are dealing with any of the following:
- stealth infections found in conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, ME, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease
- sinus infections
- oral/teeth/gum infections
- chest infections
- gut infections such as Helicobacter Pylori or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- urinary tract infections
…… consider natural antibiotic alternatives with both Bicom bioresonance and herbal medicine.