I look at the big picture and what has antibiotics done for you except weaken your immune system and cause you even more problems? I'm not a doctor but it just doesn't make any sense to me for you to keep putting those poisons in your body causing more toxins and weakening your immune system even more..
What I find interesting is that in the U.S. we are "brainwashed" into taking antibiotics, I know I was.. I was given antibiotics most of my young life for swollen glands, ear infections, etc. Doctors gave me antibiotics like they were candy. I think that in the U.S. pharma is just big business.
When I read about alternative medicine most countries do not use antibiotics "With a holistic approach to well-being, Naturopathy believes that the three physical entities - the natural body, the supernatural soul and the mind- must be integrated through natural energies. "A recent survey shows that 76% of global drugs are consumed by USA and European countries. We believe that freedom from diseases and drugs can only be achieved by living a natural life style."
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I took a huge risk by taking Dr. Jernigan's botanicals because of the alcohol in them but by following Dr. J's instructions on removing the alcohol I was fine and got totally better without antibiotics.
I also read an article a while back stating that alcohol is used is producing antibiotics but right now I can't find that article.. So it's very possible that you are putting alcohol into your body just from antibiotics.
Maybe it's time for you to take a risk and stop putting poisons in your body. As far as Buhner, I liked his book because of his views but I would never use any of the herbs he recommends for I don't know if they were tested like Dr. J's botanicals are tested.
It's up to you... You can become your own advocate if you choose too or just keep doing the same old thing which hasn't helped you but has only make you sicker.
I'm sorry if I come on strong but I care about you and want to see you get well.
As far as the foot basin, for under $10.00 you can get what I use, an inflatable foot tub (I bought an Avon one from Ebay). Very easy to use.
I hope you choose the right road for your own well being,