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Tried-and-True Alternatives to Antibiotics

Robyn Openshaw - Jun 05, 2011 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

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, alkaline plant foods, and only rare use (if you must) of white flour, sugar, dairy, and meat.

But here are 10 tried-and-true suggestions made here by my BRILLIANT, AMAZING READERS, and I’m sure readers will post even more effective ways to kill infections, both viral and bacterial, without blasting your army of healthy microorganisms, causing thrush, yeast infections, allergies, and high probability of getting sick again soon. Please add what’s worked for you, to help others.

Virtually all of the items in this list can be purchased at most health food stores. Have them on hand!

  1. Strep throat: 6 drops of Lugol’s iodine solution, in 1 Tbsp. vegetable glycerin, coat the throat in it, 3x a day.
  2. Strep throat: goldenseal tincture, several times a day, and colloidal silver. [Robyn’s]
  3. Ear infection: ear candles. (Doesn’t eliminate infection, but gets blocked fluids moving and draining.)
  4. Ear infection: pour hydrogen peroxide in the affected ear. Let foam and bubble for a few minutes. Drain, repeat as necessary. Follow up up with garlic oil, tincture of lobelia, or onion juice (from a fresh onion). Seal the ear with a cotton ball for a day. [from Robyn: I did this with fresh onion juice, too, with good results]
  5. For anything: take a teaspoon of Dr. Christopher’s Super Garlic Immune Formula (Anti-Plague) several times a day at the first sign of a cold or illness. [Robyn’s fave: AMAZING results. Everytime you’re willing to live with garlic breath! ALWAYS have this around for the winter.]
  6. For anything: colloidal silver [Robyn: I am always amazed at how effective CS is]
  7. For anything: garlic
  8. For anything: grapefruit seed extract [Robyn: my mom swears by this one]
  9. For anything: Thyme, Oregano, Lemon, Tea Tree Essential Oils
  10. For bronchial infection: NAC, Flucomune (ayurvedic formula available at health food store)

Posted in: Health Concerns, Natural Remedies

14 thoughts on “Tried-and-True Alternatives to Antibiotics”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    my 17 year old son keeps getting warts on his one knee..lots of little ones. I have taken him to the doctor and she burns them off. But they keep coming back!

    Do you think he is missing something in his immune system? I asked my doctor and of coarse she said no..but it makes me wonder if I can be doing something more to help him ..any advise?

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Frances, put castor oil on your son’s warts. I did that years ago with my kids and they disappeared.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Robyn, Why not do a seminar in South Florida? PLEASE

    David Dykstra

  3. Anonymous says:


    I take Neuro Immune Infection Control and don’t get canker sores anymore even when I bite by cheek. It is a wonderful natural product that balances Ph, fights bacterial, viral, fungal and yeast overgrowth. If you get canker sores you have a viral overgrowth. Not only does it cause canker sores but in lowers your immune function, causes inflammation, joint and muscle pain, etc… etc… It’s helped me a lot. Here is a link to check it out

  4. Anonymous says:

    My 5 year old daughter was diagnosed with Scarlet Fever, a complication of Strep Throat. I blended 16 cloves garlic, 3 T. Raw Honey, and 1 tsp. cayenne pd. and gave her 1/4 tsp. every hour when she was awake, with no water so it would coat the throat. Within 5 hours her temperature had returned to normal. We started her on it about 5pm, and by the next morning her rash was completely gone. We continued to give it to her for two more days, tapering off, to make sure the infection was gone. 4 days later at her well child check she was pronounced free of the Scarlet Fever and Strep (It worked faster and better than the antibiotics would have 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi Maureen,

    I’ve had success using L’lysine to get rid of cankers. If I have a bad one I take 2 x 1000mg and it doesn’t take long to take affect. Dabbing a bit of tea tree oil (not the nicest of tastes though) on seems to help the discomfort probably the same as your salt water rinse which I will try.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I and my children have used colloidal silver many times to eliminate ear infection. As soon as there is any sign of soreness, just drop in a few drops, lay with the ear up at bed time. Its usually clear the next day. Eye infections, the same deal. Drop in 2 drops a couple times a few hours apart and its all better.

  7. Anonymous says:

    For Sandi,

    I was totally vegan for almost 3 years. I found myself at the end being VERY weak and having lost a lot of muscle mass. Obviously I was not getting proper nutrition. I suspect that I should have cleansed very deeply, especially colon, before switching from my S A D to vegan. Also I suspect that I may have done much if I had eaten significant amounts of sprouted seeds and nuts since they have vastly greater nutrition than not sprouted.

  8. Anonymous says:


    I went to your class in Sandy and brought some friends. They are getting the newsletter and send it to me. I signed up for it as well, but do not get it, please send it to me, too.

    I live in Switzerland most of the time and wanted a blendtech. ( could not find a vita-mix either.)There is only one firm in the country where I can get it. They sell restaurant equipment, order the blender in the US and change it to our system of electricity. It costs me about 1250$! can you imagine the impression you made on me ? I can hardly wait to make my green smoothies. Yesterday I planted a lot of greens in the small garden on the terasse of my appartement. Of course I have to buy another blender when we are in the states. We live in Alpine about 3-4-months a year. How much does it cost, if I buy the blendtech from you?

    I shall intoduce the smoothies to my family and friends and ward members in different wards. We are more concious of what we eat than the average Americans, but it will be news here, nobody I told ever heard of it.

    Thanks for your “mission”.

    Katharina Odavic, Switzerland

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Katharina, glad you came to class, sorry it’s so hard to find a BlendTec in Switzerland!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I found these blog on Google. Its really good to see about alternatives to antibiotics. I know one symposium on alternatives to antibiotics will arranged 25 – 28 September 2012. All information is on

  10. Karen says:

    I love reading all these natural cures. Most all of them have what God put in the garden and the herbs He made for that reason too. Just want to share another good website, you go there and punch in your illness and it has a natural cure. Most items are what we keep on hand in the home too.

  11. Joann Brooks says:

    Robyn, I am having some cosmetic surgery on my eye lids and an eyebrow lift in about a week and a half. At my consultation, I was told I would receive antibiotics with the anesthesia. I don’t want the antibiotics. Do you think it is necessary in this situation?

    1. Rose Butler GSG says:

      Hi Joann, so sorry, Robyn can’t give medical advice like this. She isn’t a practitioner, so that isn’t ethical, and of course she has no access to the complex interplay of factors that comprise your health history. Best wishes with your surgery.

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