Ok, here is my latest rant, forgive any spelling errors as I am eating my lunch, typing and in between customers and picking up my kids from school:)

The antibiotics that have been handed to us over the years are now becoming resistant to E Coli, H1N1, Staph Infection to name a few….the list is ever-growing.  There are all different side effects to the antibiotic….diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach, they  can cause immediate and delayed allergic reactions – specifically, skin rashes, fever, and anaphylactic shock, affect the central nervous system (headache, confusion and dizziness), phototoxicity…you get the idea.  If you are a woman, you will most likely end up with a yeast infection (not listed as a side effect?hmmm), where you will need to take yet another pill to “treat” that.  Why do ladies get yeast infections?  Because we are killing all the good bacteria that is in our system (By the way eating yogurt can help solve that problem when it contains natural cultures such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, also we sell Best Defense Salve that works great in conjunction with the yogurt).

Antibiotics are expensive and have become more resistant the more Doctors have prescribed them.  Today Doctors have realized the down side of prescribing too many antibiotics, they don’t work on viral infections either, they cost a lot of money and the side effects…..that brings me to the title of this little article…Antibiotics~WHY????

Because many people don’t know there are natural herbs that will prevent illness such as Echinacea, Astragalus & Wild Oregano.  By boosting your immune system you not only help prevent the colds and flu from attacking you, but help prevent more serious illness’ like cancer.  Keeping your immune system healthy is obviously very important, but in today’s world we race against the clock, don’t eat properly (lets not go on about corn syrup), don’t exercise enough (because we aren’t getting enough nutrition from our foods…and did I mention corn syrup?) we aren’t sleeping well (because our backs ache, our joints hurt…..and corn syrup).  These all directly affect our immune system and when it is compromised, that is when illness kicks in.

There is a very simple method of avoiding Antibiotics.  Its called Oregano Oil.  A few drops a day are all you need to work as a preventative medicine.  Or you can take it when sick or if you see an outbreak of illness.  Wild Oregano has been studied and shows it can kill the H1N1 Virus, Staph Virus (Staphylococcus aureus) as well as E Coli. There are no side effects and it is safe for children as well as adults. I think my next article should be on Corn Syrup:)  Until then, here are some facts about Oregano Oil:

Oregano Oil Properties:

Immune Stimulant

As an immune system booster, oregano is unparalleled in the plant kingdom. It is many times stronger than Echinacea or golden seal.  A couple of drops daily are enough to supercharge your system, which is your first and most powerful defense against disease.

Antibiotic and Antiseptic

Tooth and gum infections respond quickly to Oregano Oil, due to its powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties. The oil is applied directly to the gums. A drop of Oregano Oil on your tooth-brush will leave you mouth feeling fresh and clean.

Food Poisoning

In a recent study, approximately 20 percent of meat samples obtained from grocery stores contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Vegetarians can be affected by food poisoning, as well. Salmonella and E. coli have been found on such vegetables as iceberg lettuce and alfalfa sprouts, resulting in food poisoning.  Restaurant food is often contaminated due to poor hygiene or improper washing of produce. By using oregano oil daily, you can significantly reduce your chances of being one of the 84 million cases of food poisoning that occur annually in North America.


Oregano oil has been used very successfully in treating viral conditions, such as colds, flu, shingles, herpes and warts.  The fact that wild oregano oil can stop a cold or flu if taken at the first sign of symptoms is indicative of its amazing powers.


The aggressive antifungal properties of oregano oil work effectively against stubborn fungal infections such as candida and nail fungus. You may use the oregano oil internally for candida and both externally and internally for nail fungus. Mix a few drops with shampoo to get rid of dandruff , which are caused by fungal infection of the scalp. Take some to the locker  room to eradicate athlete’s foot.


Allergies, which are affecting increasing numbers of people,   can often be eliminated by the internal use of oregano oil and  by breathing the vapors from the oil. In many cases relief occurs  quickly.


Among the natural antioxidants, oregano oil is one of the most  powerful. It protects cells from free radical damage and in the same way it prolongs the shelf life of foods.


Parasites, such as head lice and scabies, as well as internal parasites, are no match for oregano oil. The oil can be added to soaps, shampoos and diluted in olive oil for topical applications.  By taking a few drops daily under the tongue, one can gain protection from water-borne parasites.

Blood Oxygen Levels

Many people suffer symptoms related to poor oxygen absorption in the blood. Their cells are starved for oxygen feel the effects  as fatigue. Oregano oil used internally and externally increases oxygen absorption in the blood. Many people note increased energy after taking oregano oil.

You can purchase the Best Defense Salve, Oil of Oregano and many other natural Herbs and natural body care items here, or at our store Back to Basics Log Cabin.

Sincerely, Amanda Hamrick

4 thoughts on “Antibiotics~WHY????

  1. Sarah Kukulka Pomroy says:

    I’m convinced!! Its obvious, you have done a lot of research here. You my dear will see me very soon. Love how informative this is!!!

  2. Donna c. says:

    I absolutely despise the taste of oregano. However, since I’ve had more than my statistical fair share of colds and flu in 2013, and I’d like to avoid a repeat in 2014, I am tempted to suffer the foul flavor and give this a try. Please cite a resource or two, I’d like to read up on oregano oil.
    Thanks. P.S. Love the rosemary soap.

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