True story: this happened last year to a young couple from church. The wife went to her doctor because of a suspected UTI, a urinary tract infection. The doctor confirmed the UTI and prescribed antibiotics to take care of it. Now this young couple didn’t have health insurance and were pinching their pennies like many young couples, and the antibiotic the doctor prescribed was $75.00 out of pocket! Dutifully, however, the wife got the prescription filled and started taking it. The next day, the doctor franctically called her back and told her to stop taking the antibiotic immediately! Further tests showed she was pregnant, and the antibiotic she had been prescribed was toxic to the developing baby. Of course, the wife stopped taking the prescription, and asked the doctor what, then, was she to do about the UTI? The doctor told her to drink lots of cranberry juice and water, and it would clear up on its own. I am not making this up. The doctor prescribed a $75.00 antibiotic to a struggling young couple without health insurance when cranberry juice and water would have taken care of the problem. The couple did lose the baby, BTW. The wife believes the antibiotic killed the child.
I am not dissing doctors. We have the finest health care professionals in the world in this country. But conventional and status quo cures are so ingrained in the medical establishment that alternatives don’t even enter the mind, even when those alternatives are safer and cheaper. Cranberry juice is a natural antibacterial from the food that God made.
Another is garlic, a powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. One winter evening two years ago when I was getting ready for a night out with my husband, I started feeling a little sniffly. I had just been learning about the antiviral properties of garlic. We were going to the Olive Garden, so when I ordered my dinner, I asked for several extra cloves of roasted garlic to be added to the dish. They complied, I ate every last bit of garlic in that dish, and the next morning the cold I had felt coming on was gone. I never did get sick. Antibiotics have their place. But we have learned in our family
to stay healthy without them.