Fevers serves to protect your body against infection and trauma in three major way
- A fever stimulates your immune system into producing more white blood cells, antibodies, and a protein called interferon, all of which work to protect your body against harmful microorganisms.
- By raising your body’s temperature a few degrees, a fever makes it harder for invading bacteria and viruses to survive and flourish. The higher your core body temperature is, the harder it is for harmful microorganisms to survive in your body.
- A fever helps to shuttle iron to your liver so that it is not readily available to fuel the growth of invading bacteria.
So why do I have a fever?
So I obviously have infection because I had a fever of 101.98! More than likely, judging from my symptoms, it is a sinus infection! Sinus infections can be caused by many things but in my case I feel that is probably caused from Leaky Gut Syndrome. I say this because I frequently get sinus infections. Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a major cause of disease and dysfunction in modern society, accounts for at least 50% of chronic complaints, as confirmed by laboratory tests. With leaky gut, the gut barrier is dysfunctional, blocking nutrients while permitting toxins to enter the blood stream. It is often the primary cause of the following common conditions: asthma, food allergies, chronic sinusitis, eczema, urticaria, migraine, irritable bowel, fungal disorders, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory joint disorders including rheumatoid arthritis are just a few of the diseases that can originate with leaky gut.
Usually I would run to doctor to get an antibiotic but after the last few months of educating my self on natural healing, I have come to learn that antibiotics really should only be used for life threatening situations – as a last resort if you will.
Antibiotics create their damage in two ways. The first is by destroying beneficial bacteria. The small intestine and large intestine host over five hundred different kinds of beneficial bacteria. These bacteria perform hundreds of functions required for healthy metabolism and immune response.
The second way antibiotics damage the intestines is by fostering the growth of Candida albicans and other pathogenic fungi and yeast. This event, more than any other, precipitates Leaky Gut Syndrome. This allows intestinal toxins to infiltrate through the epithelium and into the blood.
I know I have to get to the bottom of my leaky gut by doing the necessary detoxing and diet to help heal it, but as for now, I need to take care of my sinus infection. So instead of prescription antibiotics, I looked into treating my self with natural antibiotics.
Prescribed antibiotics have become one of the most over-prescribed “medicines” today. As a result, people have ruined their digestive systems and ironically, have lowered their natural immunity to all types of infections in the future.Get rid of infections without the digestive destruction, with these five powerful natural antibiotics.
Garlic possesses potent antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties and is able to help protect and facilitate removal of unfriendly bacteria. It is also very high in natural antioxidants that destroy free radicals, which also supports a strong immune system.
Colloidal silver has been known as an effective antibiotic for centuries. The main advantage was that it was rapidly fatal to microbes without toxic action on its host. Recent research has also stated that colloidal silver can destroy antibiotic resistant microbes like MRSA, the bird flu, and SARS.
*Oil Of Oregano
Oil of oregano takes care of pathogenic bacteria without disrupting beneficial bacteria. It is also antiviral and antifungal which makes it a powerful, natural antibiotic with a three-in-one combination that rivals pharmaceuticals while not encouraging antibiotic resistance.
Echinacea has been used to treat a wide variety of infections for hundreds of years.
Today, this potent herb is used mostly for colds and flu, due to its ability to destroy the most dangerous forms of bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus, which causes deadly MRSA.
Perhaps the most palatable antibiotic comes in the form of manuka honey. Applied topically, it can kill a wide range of pathogens including MRSA and flesh-eating bacteria. It was also found that the treated bacteria did not build up any resistance, which would eventually render manuka honey ineffective.
This is certainly not an exhaustive list of natural antibiotics, but a great start for an all natural pharmacy.
Also, consider reishi, pau d’arco, Una de Gato, olive leaf extract, cloves, turmeric and even lemons to round out your antibiotic arsenal.