How much do natural antibiotics harm the liver ? Can charcoal prevent this ?

Answered on September 13, 2014
Created September 05, 2014 at 6:18 PM

I am willing to take natural antibiotics like oregano oil, raw garlic, and others but I've read they can cause problems to people with already fragile livers. Anybody knows something about this ?

Also I was thinking that maybe if I took activated charcoal in may prevent the antibiotics to cause damage to my colon flora by binding to them. (That would be a delayed capsule so that they can do their job in the small intestine)



on September 05, 2014
at 07:30 PM

Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the antibiotic by becoming bound to the charcoal?

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on September 13, 2014
at 07:59 PM

1. Any medicine (even herbal) is somewhat damaging to your liver. Even some foods are damaging to your liver (sugar, etc.)

2. Do not take anything unless you have been tested for SIBO. After the test your doctor will tell you what antibiotics to take or not to take. It depends on your bacteria.

3. As a recovered SIBO sufferer, I have a very very strong feeling that "weak" and poor functioning liver is the CAUSE of SIBO, not the other way around. But I could be wrong.

4. The best cure for poor liver is a very strict diet. Small portions, combination of 2 oz of protein, one cup of cooked veggies plus 1 teaspoon of olive oil six time per day. Try it, you will be amazed.

Your liver does not like river and lake fish, red meat, fatty cuts, butter and full fat dairy. It also does not do well with spices or green herbs like parsley, etc. It likes beets, olive oil, onion and cabbage family, but everything is very individual.

Good luck!



on September 05, 2014
at 06:23 PM

why do you desire to take an anti-biotic?



on September 05, 2014
at 10:48 PM

Sounds like SIBO. 



on September 06, 2014
at 02:26 AM

And oil of oregano will only attack the bad bacteria?  or perhaps if you take charcoal with it, it becomes magical?



on September 06, 2014
at 03:11 AM

If you have SIBO work with a doctor that knows what they're doing (i.e. they successfully treat SIBO). It's going to mean antibiotics (you know, the real kind, that really work) and then lots of time, fermentable foods, and probiotics. 

What's a "fragile liver"? You have liver failure? See a doctor. 

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