The many advancements and benefits of modern medicine increase every day. Overall it’s hard to say how many years it may have added to many people’s lives.
As with most things in life though, it is important to weigh the pros and cons to important decisions.
One possible concern with regular antibiotics is that they may harm the good bacteria in the gut. A reduction in good gut bacteria is not to be desired.
Before modern medicine, finding natural ways to help the body heal was relied on. Some of these may work very well. Others are not as effective. But many natural approaches are often quite safe.
Here are some natural options to deal with bacteria in the body:
“1. Garlic and Onion
Both garlic and onion contain anti-cancer, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. According to the journal publication Pharmacognosy Reviews, “At the time when antibiotics and other pharmacy products did not exist, a bulb of garlic itself represented a whole pharmacy industry due to the broad spectrum of effects.”
2. Ginger Root
Ginger can be eaten fresh, dried, or powdered. You can also take it as an extract, tincture, oil, lozenge, or capsule. It is a potent antibiotic, pain-reliever, and anti-inflammatory agent, capable of relieving motion sickness and nausea, among other things.
3. Coconut Oil
As a natural antibiotic, coconut oil helps cure candida, warts, inflammation, and coughs. It is also a potent antifungal, antiviral, and antimicrobial agent which prevents dangerous pathogens from entering the digestive system.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, a potent anti-inflammatory. It helps reduce the symptoms of various conditions, including gout, arthritis, and acne.
Honey contains hydrogen peroxide, which is often used to treat cuts and minor injuries. Amazingly, studies show that honey kills more than sixty different types of bacteria!”