Physicians have a history of unwisely prescribing far too many antibiotics for
children with sore throats.
I'm not opposed to all uses of antibiotics, as they have clearly
benefited many that have used them. But overall they have harmed far more
than they have benefited. It has been my experience that well over 95
percent of the time they are used inappropriately.
Does that mean we should throw the baby out with the bath water?
Absolutely not. But more wise discernment is needed when they are used.
The real truth is that most of the infections we acquire are
not actually caused by some evil bacteria or virus. Most of the time we
come down with an illness it is because we have violated one or more of
the following three basic health principles:
- Not enough sleep
- Inability to cope
properly with stress
- Poor diet with too
much sugar and too many grains
I am grateful we can use antibiotics as effective tools. However, most
of the improvement we have had in health has been achieved without them.
In the past I have received a number of letters from physicians living
in countries other than the United States denouncing the fact that I did not
praise antibiotics because they have saved so many lives of children who
would have died in earlier times.
It is clear that there are indeed times when antibiotics are needed and
will benefit the person taking them. However, in the larger picture they are
widely over-prescribed and, in my experience, rarely required if the adult or
child is receiving optimized nutrition, adequate rest and appropriate
interventions for stress.
What most physicians fail to realize is the enormous influence that
sugar and grains have on the immune system. If you eat a typical American
diet, you will likely obtain a variety of infections due to this immune
The solution to most any infectious illness does not involve an
expensive drug or nutritional supplement but merely application of the basics
that involve eating for your Metabolic Type,
addressing unresolved emotional conflicts with tools like EFT and staying away
from toxic poisons like sugar, mercury and, for most people, grains.
If you apply these basics your body has no choice but to stay healthy
and heal. It is my strong clinical belief and frequent observation in my
practice that each of us has been provided with an enormous array of
biochemical mechanisms that are designed to generate health. Most of us have
to regularly violate these principles for many years before we reap the
fruits of our unhealthy choices.
Fortunately, the repair mechanisms work quite well for most of us and
are activated once we apply these health basics.
So you don't need to live in fear of these frightening infections
anymore. Just apply the program.
There are many practical considerations that are difficult to describe
on the Web site, but believe me, the bulk of what we do for people who come
to our clinic is apply the same information you'll find in The Total Health
Program and help them resolve their emotional challenges with tools like