Dacarte3. In the beginning she stated that antibiotics is necessary, which is pretty much true. A lot of people do best on herbs AND antibiotics. Especially Buhner's. But she's saying that they wouldn't be strong enough to kill the lyme and co-infections completely. I somehow disagree with that, especially when so many have gotten healed from Buhner's.
My kids did not do well on abx at all. They healed (or are improving) by stopping abx and doing other things. In fact, abx made one of my kids way worse and failed to help him (he was so sick and nonfunctioning that he couldn't go to school for a really long time). When we stopped abx and did alternatives, he started improving. I deeply regret all of the abx that my kids were on over the prior years for this disease.
I also know somebody who isn't able to work. Has been on years of abx and was just thrown more and more abx at him. He just got worse and worse. FINALLY - a new doctor wised up! Took him off all the abx (thank goodness) and switched him completely to herbals and other supplements. He is doing a bazillion times better now.
Just as there are stories of these, there are other stories where people don't do well on herbals but greatly improve on abx.
So, my point is...
I think it's important to find what works for you individually - whether it's abx, herbals, or a combination of both. I am very grateful that we have options and don't have to rely sololy on abx. I think the jury is still out on what is "best", and there are certainly a lot of opinions and experiences of such.