Herbal Antibiotic Alternatives

By Pina LoGiudice, ND, LAc Director, Inner Source Health

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Immune Support: Start With a Good Lifestyle

Antibiotics kill the vast majority of the bacteria, but it is up to our body’s immune system to finish the job and get rid of the rest of the bugs. To use a military analogy, our immune system acts like the  “ground troops” that come in to get germs that are still entrenched after the antibiotic “carpet bombing” has cleared out the larger mass.

Harnessing the healing power your body possesses requires taking good care of yourself. It is important to remember that in most cases, bacteria can take over only when the environment allows. My recommendations to keep your immune system strong include:

•    Getting quality sleep (at least 8 hours)
•    Exercising regularly
•    Eating healthy whole foods and avoiding sugar intake  
•    Practicing relaxation, such as meditation or yoga
•    Maintaining healthy relationships and following your passions

All of the above are important for a balanced body. These will help you prevent an infection – and help treat one most effectively if it occurs. These lifestyle recommendations will also help herbal antibiotic alternatives work their best.
Pina LoGiudice ND, LAc

Article written by Pina LoGiudice ND, LAc
Co-Medical Director of Inner Source Health in New York