An Antibiotic to Avoid

Antibiotic or otherwise, I normally don’t diss pharmaceuticals, but the Levaquin craziness has popped up in my practice yet again.

About 10 years ago, I sent out a newsletter on ruptured Achilles heels because two people in a row came in – quite disabled – after taking it for two weeks. Unbelievably, the antibiotic Levaquin (Levofloxacin) is still being prescribed and Achilles tendons, followed by the joints generally, are still being damaged, plus the neurological and kidney disorders that can come with it.

Recently, a patient, who is an avid sportswoman, wrote: “My doctor gave me the antibiotic, Levaquin. The next morning I could not get out of bed because my Achilles heel had totally frozen up. I Googled it and saw it was a very common, often lasting, reaction and stopped it at once.”

It was the same the next day when she called me and we decided to double up on her herbs – Bactotox, TQH, Rhodiola, Cramp Bark and Joy Blend. She was improved by the next day, but it took a month before the herbs completely counteracted it.

Perhaps you could talk your doctor out of that particular antibiotic prescription.  If you’re on the fence about taking an antibiotic, you might try the acute dose of the Bactotox coupled with the AHCC or Enhance. You may be pleasantly surprised.

RECIPE:  Pesto Sauce a la Campanelli

For a pasta with pesto sauce for 4 people, try the following:Pesto Sauce a la Campanelli with natural antibiotic, garlic

Place directly into your Cuisinart or similar food processor with the chopper blade:

  • 4 big handfuls of fresh basil or 2 of basil and 2 of arugula which makes it spicier
  • 2 handfuls of walnuts (not in photo)
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic depending upon size; just peel and add
  • 4 tablespoons of Pecorino Romano already grated (not in photo)
  • 1 small jalapeño with seeds
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil; add a little more if too thick or dry
  • 10 pieces or so of sun-dried tomato halves (optional)

Set chopper on “pulse” and check a couple of times and stir if needed. Then pulse again for the texture you want. Add to already cooked rice pasta and enjoy!

Another delicious cold fighting recipe next week – Olive Tapenade

Best of Health to you as always,

Doc Eve

From So. Calif., call 310-855-1111 / Otherwise, call 541-482-2112

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