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Avoiding Antibiotics

So, along our journey here we have discussed how antibiotics play a role in poor health, yeast for example is what we most recently went over. You can catch that blog from a few months ago to refresh yourself or read for the first time. As a integrative practitioner I can tell you there is a reason for antibiotics, they have their time and place. Unfortunately, their time and place is too often in the wrong hands. Once we get children healthy again, having addressed the dysbiosis and inflammation its imperative we refrain from using antibiotics if at all possible. In asking you to consider an alternative I want to give you some options.


In the case of strep I suggest a shot at the doctors office instead of an oral antibiotic. It will be very effective and quick acting but keeps us from the longer damage to the system as compared to a 7-10 day oral antibiotic.

Ear Infection:

I use the wait and see method all while treating at home. I am in love with the eardrops you can get from the health store. You will want to make sure you buy one with the most garlic content; garlic is a natural antibiotic and soothes the ear. These drops are very soothing and used early together with an adjustment from your chiropractor can increase lymphatic drainage and rid the ear infection. You will want to use these drops several times a day and make sure the liquid stays on the membrane itself, this means have them lie down and drop 3-5 drops in the ear and let it sit inside for 15 min if possible, then switch sides and repeat. IF you put the drops in and stick a cotton ball in it then the liquid gets in the cotton and not on the tympanic membrane.

In all cases make sure to use probiotics recommended by your doctor. The probiotics used may vary and larger dosages need to be used. Many times the probiotic you buy off the shelf has ¼ of the potency ordered by your doctor. You will also want to make sure to give the probiotic 4 hours apart from the antibiotic and keep giving for at least 60 days after antibiotic is complete.

I hope this helps a bit now and in the future.



Dr. Amber Brooks- Autism & Special Needs

Dr. Amber Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP, DC is a pediatric expert bridging alternative and traditional

medicine by providing individualized and comprehensive approaches to pediatric wellness. Her experience is unique, as she is Board Certified in Integrative Pediatrics, Board Certified as a Pediatric Chiropractor, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Craniosacral Therapist.

Dr. Amber Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP,

Dr. Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP, DC has been extremely successful in assisting her patients in achieving optimal health and wellness by using the best integrative methods to help support their growing bodies. She provides traditional and alternative medicine for maximal health. Dr. Brooks has developed specialized methods to answer today's biggest pediatric health problems including allergies, constipation, chronic ear infections, birth trauma, developmental delays, digestive problems, Autism, ADD/ADHD, MTHFR, nutritional, and behavioral problems.

Dr. Amber Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP, DC has extensive experience solving complex pediatric and unique perspective of diagnosing the problem rather than treating the symptoms has led to 

remarkable results worldwide. Parents praise her current, yet practical, guidance to what a child is struggling with and tools to help the family improve their child's future health.

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