Written by Dr. Sandra Miranda, ND

Depending on the time of year, up to 17% to 21% of all prescriptions given are
antibiotics. Now, there is no question that antibiotics can save lives. Unfortunately,
there are many instances that these powerful medications are used at times that are
unnecessary or not indicated. The misuse of antibiotics can cause drug-resistant
germs. If you think this can’t happen to you, then think again. It is a global health

When you rely on antibiotics for health problems such as acne, recurrent infections (like
urinary tract or sinusitis, sore throats or bronchitis), you need to start questioning if this
is the right approach. If the illness persists or continues coming back, then it is safe to
conclude that you are not treating the root cause of the problem.

For example, in a study dated September 2015, the principal finding was that even
though most acute sinus infections are viral in origin and antibiotics are of little use in
treating such viruses, it was still extremely common to prescribe broad-spectrum
antibiotics. Furthermore, the study found that the benefits of antibiotics in sinusitis are

Antibiotics do not treat viral infections. If antibiotics are used too often for things they
can’t treat — like colds or flus — not only are they of no benefit, they become less
effective against the bacteria they should be treating. In addition, the antibiotics will kill
the good bacteria (such as acidophilus and lactobacillus) that we have in our digestive
tract. This can lead to even more long term health concerns because the immune
system weakens even further.

If you are having recurrent infections or if you have been relying too much on antibiotics,
it is important that you look into why your immune system may not be working optimally.
Our bodies have an innate ability to heal themselves. You may benefit from some
needed yet simple nutritional and/or lifestyle changes. In some cases, patients can also
benefit from intravenous (IV) vitamin treatments to boost up your immunes system.
These are treatments that allow the delivery of high doses of vitamins, minerals and
other nutrients directly to your cells for effective and quick results. They are excellent
ways to boost up your immune system this winter.

IV vitamin treatments allow you to use these nutrients up to 10x more effectively than
taking the same nutrients orally. These treatments also allow you to receive vitamins at
higher therapeutic dosages compared to when taken orally. With only a few sessions, you can
expect to feel more energized and with a stronger immune system. It has been proven
that patients can ward off many diseases by getting an IV treatment once a month

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