Nooo not antibiotics...IMO they are often over prescribed & the population is becoming resistant to them anyway...so do little good & some damage...
Yes they will kill all bacteria in your system (they can't differeniate) ::) What we tell people at work is to get a good probiotic & take them together but if you can't for some reason then yes take immediately you finish...
"she also said over the counter niacin was toxic to the liver, is this so? If so I could get a pharmaceutical grade from her..." How can vitamin B3 be toxic to the liver??!! Only thing is you should always take your B vitamins balanced & together...
Will have to research as I don't know why this is said, but its in yeast extract spreads... I doubt pharma grade would be wonderful - you are always better off with a supplement from food & next best is organic one from actual food not synthesized material...& liquid if you can get it...(most easily absorbed into your body) You may want to try for a pick me up tonic with extra B vitamins in it...if you can get it?!
Sorry I can't quite recall what you said was the problem? Is it just generally being run down or more?
I'm not experienced enough to comment really but straight from firstname.lastname@example.org
"Inositol nicotinate is superior to niacin in its ability to lower cholesterol without the degree of flushing...."
"The use of niacin in large doses (3-9 grams per day) is an effective and widely used technique for control of blood lipids. Along with bile acid-binding resins and other drugs, it has been a "first-line" medical approach to blood cholesterol and triglyceride control for years.(3,4) Such large doses of niacin reduce blood cholesterol from 10-30% or more, with sometimes dramatic effects on triglycerides, (5,6) Niacin can also inhibit hepatic cholesterol synthesis at the same time it promotes cholesterol catabolism and excretion, specifically for the LDL cholesterols.3,4) By virtue of these actions, niacin raises the HDL/LDL + VLDL (high, Iow, and very low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol ratio - a very desirable change for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Niacin, in addition to its role in lipid management, stimulates the release of the vasodilator and platelet anti-aggregant, prostacyclin. This action enhances peripheral circulation and may help prevent thrombosis.
Unfortunately, however, ordinary niacin at these levels always causes intense and unpleasant flushing for 30-60 minutes after it is given - a common cause of compliance problems with this therapy. High dose niacin also may cause Gl disturbances such as dyspepsia and diarrhea, and may in select individuals cause more serious side effects such as liver or gall bladder abnormalities, glucose intolerance, hyper-uricemia (gout), or peptic ulceration. These problems have limited the utilization of this otherwise effective treatment."
Quoted from LarryC.This came at the right time.
I had my hyscial yesterday, all was fine, I had the same thing, she told me to drop my pants, yes I am sure we had the same thing.
She was un happy with me, there was nothing wrong and she could not sell me any drugs.
She said I was a good sample of a health person.
I told her it is all in eating the right foods, she said see you next year.
You guys!! Honestly ;D Btw found this too...
"Niacin is an important B vitamin for preventing cancer, diabetes, and for treating high cholesterol. Inositol helps niacin perform its functions more effectively."
Ha ha check my edit above... you posted at the same time as I was editing ;D
Quoted from PluckyI always amp up on the probiotics on the rare occasions I end up on antibiotics...always the result of not avoiding milk :P...but then, I'm a girly and we always have more issues to keep track of when taking those bug killers. I pop a capsule every couple of hours just to keep the nasties away.
When my son had half a dozen strep infections one year (before we had his tonsils removed) the antibiotics really, really messed him up. It took severeal months of him munching on probiotics tablets throughout the day to finally get him back to normal. And, of course, the doctor said nothing was wrong with him ::)
Went to my chiropractor, who practices DNFT (directional non-force technique) and does not "crack".
Finally, the admission that I have been waiting for! ;)Quoted from PluckyI'm a girly and we always have more issues
Yes the "Scientist" who has great hair, is about 23 years old, and has a short lab coat. It's been done before.Quoted TextPlucky - glad you got it sorted...
Hmmm... It appears that some Dr's can bamboozle you with "science" & short skirts it seems...(in above case :P)
Quoted from paul clucas
Yes the "Scientist" who has great hair, is about 23 years old, and has a short lab coat. It's been done before.
Perhaps the gentlemen where merely hoping for a back rub. Save 'em forty while at the physical.
Golf, antibiotics are effective against bacterial infections, but are useless against viruses.
Glad you got a good Dr. who will treat your choices with respect! That's worth a lot! :-)
Quoted from Lola
Golf......get off the Lipitor!!! Poison, Poison!! The side effects are nasty - muscle and joint aches, weakness. May day - may day! We told you before - get some Krill Oil and take care of yourself naturally. And follow your Hunter diet, of course ;)
Another thought to stir the pot (and it WILL) is that I currently have a bladder infection. Went to my chiropractor, who practices DNFT (directional non-force technique) and does not "crack". He did specific checking on my spine to the bladder area and it was out of alignment. A little correction, and four hours later I feel better already...
Let the contradictory, horrified...or...maybe some "yep I get it" comments begin....... ;D
Quoted from Amazone I.Gz niacin never ever is toxic... but merely up from a certain amount; it might create flashes... and it's used also against shizophrenia in highest amounts...
btw thanx for the laughter ;) :D about your fantasies :D.... :X(hehe)(hehe)(funny)
if you take enough from all the B-vits you wont' need any lipitor.... this is for sure... :o ;D(whistle) to cut off nexium... fine too... but the very best is paxil... man(n) i don't think you reaööy needed it ;) btw... ther's something interesting to read here :www.prozactruth.com this is an organisation which helps troubled peeps to tapper off all kind of such drugs and they explain expressis verbis what's about the true issues about SSRI's and other drugs..... :-/(eek)(dead)(oh)(dissappointed)(hand)...
And if you are obliged to go for such remedies called *anti-biotics* so far and well I'd like to see you in taking *pro-biotics* ;) :D..... of course not after the treatment but during intake of junk ;) ;D...
and what else ??) ;) :D... ok wish you a quick recovery, my sneezing is nearly gone...
monday up to the exploring hunt for some fresh mountaintea....
Many blessings for your continued healing, Golf! The transitions are always the worst in my opinion. You are smack in the middle of a big dietary, supplement, lifestyle transition, so patience is going to be an asset. :K) Do you have lots of patience? ;)
I have a feeling that your digestive issues will greatly improve without the need for chemical help, just by eating foods that are compatible with your own body. I'm pulling for you, my friend.
When will you know what your lipid panel is?
Let us know. I'm sure you'll have lots of noses poking around your lab results! ;)
Umm krill!! ::) Seriously its those tiny fish that whales feed on... But watch you get a brand that doesn't sneak in some fish oils as well...Which are fine but if you are paying for krill (its way more expensive ) you wanna get krill...??)Quoted from Golfzilla
I'm a big believer in chiro but am not familiar with DNFT ??) I will be off lipitor this week, just waiting for my chemistry results to see how agressive I need to be with the natural alternatives. Where does one get Krill Oil and what is it's source ??)
Umm krill!! ::) Seriously its those tiny fish that whales feed on... But watch you get a brand that doesn't sneak in some fish oils as well...Which are fine but if you are paying for krill (its way more expensive ) you wanna get krill...??)
The great thing about this as a source for omega 3 & 6, is that it is a lot purer being the first link in the food chain rather than much further down the line...??)
Glad you are getting to the stage where you are feeling better!!
Thanks!! And you??!!
Yeah I did - went to the ACDC concert.... ;) This coming weekend its the 7's (soccer) so we are in party mode...
Not that I drink at all or indulge in non complaint food, but there was some nice lamb & salad there which I hadn't had to prepare...& we were both good at avoiding the tempting looking desserts.... ::)
I always say to myself "5 minutes on your lips; the rest of the time on your hips" ::) However I also know that it will most likely end up on my face!!
I get my Krill Oil from - GASP! - Mercola.com. Mercola is not a good word around here (check out another thread on him), but his Krill is quality and it does a great job in lowering cholesterol....has mine, anyway :) Krill Oil has been proven to be a better source of the omega's than "fish oil" as well as not have a heavy or "repeat" fishy taste. It's cold-pressed and mercury free (important!).
My chiro did a patient test with willing participants....gave them Krill for one month and then had them recheck their cholesterol. Amazing results and those on Lipitor went off and never had a problem as long as they stayed on the Krill.
Good luck, Golf~!
Oh shucks,... Thanks ;) Glad you had a good weekend :)Quoted from Golfzilla
Possum, you do rock! Wow sounds like you had a great weekend! We played golf and relaxed which was really nice for a change :)
Quoted from Debra+Golfzilla...wow...didn't realize you were on so many medications. Am so pulling for you guy. Good luck. :D (((((Big hugs)))))
Quoted from kauaianHow come it was good for us when we were younger & all of a sudden (middle age) western docs say it's not? Think about it. :-/
Quoted from kauaianDefinitely GZ. I glad you decided to go this route. In my opinion you went about it in the correct fashion. Consulted your dr & tackled it 1 @ a time. It's good that you got rid of the "easiest" but very important 1 1st. Yep good ole stomach acid is a must for digestion, if it wasn't so we would not be born w/ so much of it. How come it was good for us when we were younger & all of a sudden (middle age) western docs say it's not? Think about it. :-/