Antibiotics and dental surgery….do I agree with taking AB’s preventatively? Part 2 of 2

Answer: Dr. Larson, I have always appreciated how conscientious you are in your practice, and in your ongoing study to legitimately find the truth. And I think it’s impressive that you stay open minded….plenty of docs wouldn’t even ask me what I think. Like I once did, they trust only peer-reviewed-journal-published clinical trials. Of course,…

Antibiotics and dental surgery….do I agree with taking AB’s preventatively? Part 1 of 2

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I think you are pretty conservative and avoid antibiotics, but I had an interesting experience recently in my dental practice that I want to share with you.  You influence a lot of people to make better choices for their health, and if you agree with me and my position as a health care…

Cade pitches state finals today

This is my boy Kincade, graduating from high school this month. He’s a delightful kid to have around, loving and funny. He’s also the starting pitcher today at Timpanogos High School, in Game 3 of the state playoffs. He’s 6’3” and throws 90 mph. He’s injury free and healthy as an ox. This is the…

Tried-and-True Alternatives to Antibiotics

Print this blog entry and keep it handy! Part of being empowered to leave behind reliance on drugs and surgeries, is having an arsenal of alternative solutions that do no harm. Key among them–if I may run this into the ground already!–is making your body a strong organism against threats. You do that with raw,…

my comments about preventive antibiotics, part 3 of 3

I guess I don’t value the “written protocols and standards of care” much–easy for me to say as I’m not a practitioner–but I have watched with dismay as we’ve become more and more prevention-drug oriented, and I’m doubtful about whether there’s any benefit to the public health. Sure, we take an AB before a procedure…

My comments about preventive antibiotics, part 2 of 3

The problem I have with this issue Dr. L brought up is that many docs would currently rather nuke everybody with AB because they are so fearful of liability and a very rare complication. They’d rather blanket us all in drugs as a preventative, rather than trust the immune system and deal with that rare…