Antibiotics for Strep Do More Harm Than Good
Group B Streptococcus (group B strep) is a type of bacteria that causes illness in people of all ages. Also known as GBS or baby strep, group B strep disease in newborns most commonly causes sepsis (infection of the blood), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), and sometimes meningitis (infection of the fluid and lining around the brain). The most common problems caused by group B strep in adults are bloodstream infections, pneumonia, skin and soft-tissue infections, and bone and joint infections.- form the CDC.
I was just writing about this for my new book, it will contain herbal and aromatherapy remedies for GBS.
I can’t really share, don’t want to break any publishing agreements, but I am sure it would be okay for me to share some nutritional options for GBS.
Some nutritional considerations are:
Garlic 1-2 cloves a day
Probiotics and probiotic rich foods.
Foods rich in vitamin C
Gobo or Burdock root eaten as a food. This can be eaten in casseroles, stir fry, roasted with other root vegetables, and pureed in soups.
Nasturtium Blossoms- these can be eaten in salads, or as peppery flavorings to food.
Shitake Mushrooms- They contain antiviral and antibacterial agents, and it is known to boost the immune system.
Excerpt from Demetria Clark’s upcoming book.