I wished to share what has been happening for me over the last week or two. I got this infection (bacterial) in which these kinds of blisters broke out on a few places on my body. Also at one stage my right index finger had swelled up like a balloon and had to be lanced and drained. The doctor told me that I must take an antibiotic cream, combined with oral antibiotics, to overcome it all. I took the piece of paper he handed me (prescription) politely, but with years of experience in healing things naturally, I had no intention of following this advice. I just wanted to know what it was,
I didn't want his recommended 'fix'.
How I healed it: by giving my own body's natural immune system extra support so that it could be 'firing on all cylinders' as it were, and overcome the infection by itself. And it worked. For me, I tried to really cut down (tried to eliminate, but in the end just managed to cut down) how much tobacco I smoked, because even the organic tobacco I smoke (and in quite small amounts) contains nicotine, which is immuno-supressive. But first and foremost, I went straight to the Plant Kingdom, source of healing for millennia (actually, if we count mammals in general, it's always
been where healing can be found). My first 'meal' of the day has been an organic juice of carrots (both for some sweetness and energy) with lots of added green leaves - parsley, kale or any other mineral/vitamin rich blend (NB: freshly pressed, not bottled). So, no solid food as yet. Lunch has been a puree of apples, prunes (for sweetness and their cleansing action), with some cinnamon, clove and ginger for flavour. Once again, high in vitamins and minerals, bursting with life, but easy on the digestion - thus allowing my body to direct more energy towards fighting the infection. Only at the end
of the day would I eat a basically healthy 'normal' (in my case, vegan if I am unwell) meal, which kind of 'rewarded' my discipline during the day (I tried to keep this meal moderate, not to overeat and preferably no sugar as refined sugar also lowers immune function somewhat). And a few times a day, I would have a drink of this wonderful Vitamin C powder mixed in to some juice. I've had no trouble at all in overcoming this infection, despite the dire warning of the doctor that "you must take antibiotics to cure this, it's 'systemic". How sad that the mainstream medical profession, although they can be very useful when it comes to diagnosis of things, or if you need an arm or a finger sewn back on etc, nevertheless are so amazingly ignorant when it comes to healing.
Everyone was worried for me, and had this kind of inculcated fear that one must follow mainstream medical advice in these situations. Only the naturopath at my health food store and myself had no doubts at all, and knew that with the support of plants, my own immune system could overcome the infection entirely, without the need for any drug.
save lives in rare instances, I agree. But in general they are either overprescribed, or just unnecessary. When we take antibiotics, they wreak havoc in our intestinal tract, by killing off not only the 'bad' bacterial infection we are trying to eradicate, but also millions and millions of the 'good' bacteria in our gut that are essential for the proper digestion and assimilation of our food. It is actually much harder to replenish the natural balance of these friendly bacteria than some think. One might have to take pro
biotic supplements to try and redress this imbalance for a long time after antibiotic use has ceased.
I wanted to share this healing journey with all here, because it's actually not the first time I've done this. I've been healing things naturally for many years, and I use plants because they work.
Simple. Support your own immune system properly, and it can normally fight off most things. Don't underestimate the self-healing power of your own body, properly cared for and nourished.
metta.EDIT: Upon reflection, I thought I ought to add, that if one has no knowledge of natural medicine, one would need to be under the guidance of a professional before disregarding medical advice. I'm not suggesting anyone just read what I said above and do the same, if they are inexperienced in this area. I am describing what works for me, but others might need a different approach. Also, when it comes to naturopaths, be sure to check that they are properly qualified and have years of experience (as mine does). Just as not all doctors are of the same quality, neither are all naturopaths. In my own case, I incline towards those who advocate herbal medicine (plants). But not all do so, there are a few different systems out there, and I do not recommend all of them.
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”