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#31 of 35 Old 07-09-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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Does the naturopath have your son on any kind of liver support? Definitely make sure that he is monitoring whether or not the silver is clearing the liver. I don't really trust this whole "smaller than normal silver molecules" thing with taking silver internal.
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... I'd be more afraid of the silver than cephalexin. Cephalosporin are probably one of the safer antibiotics. Why is silver more 'natural' or safer? Cephalosporin compounds were first isolated from sewers; how much more natural is that? What evidence exists that a cephalosporin is more risky than silver or vice versa? Who regulates the recommended silver formulations to ensure proper silver content? (There have been reports of inconsistent formulations.) What are the possible side effects of both options, particularly in children? These are the questions I would ask myself.

Also, this may be a little off-topic but I would be cautious with lavender, particularly on boys. I highly suspect it is an endocrine disruptor. Lavender may work in ways similar to the hormone oestrogen. It has been suspected of inducing breast growth in a few pre-pubescent boys whose mothers were using topical applications containing lavender oil. (Their breasts returned to normal after stopping the applications.) This is probably more of side-effect of long-term use but I'd still be cautious. There was lavender in my dishwasher soap while I suffered infertility. Was it a contributing factor? Who knows.
: ... to all of it! And, with regard to the use of lavender with boys - the risks were first documented, years ago. There was something in the New England Journal of Medicine that got mentioned on the NIH site ... I'll go find a link. (OK, here's one: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/356/5/479)
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just my $.02:

after watching our ds's mrsa fail to respond to batroban and a couple of different courses of antibiotics (including keflex), dh & i agreed to ditch the docs. we continued the same mind-blowingly-tedious hygiene, but stopped the abx, started giving ds probiotics and lots of sodium ascorbate, and applied "really raw" honey to his infection (totally unheated, more viscous than most honeys, and includes the propolis). we are grateful to God the infection was completely gone within two weeks (just in the nick of time for my sanity's sake; our second child was born just a few days later!)

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user_name, that's wonderful that you got a hold of the infection! Such a scary experience! What is sodium ascorbate again?
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Sodium ascorbate is a buffered from of Vitamin C and less acidic than some other forms of Vitamin C. But, as it is a source of sodium, it is not appropriate for anyone needing to restrict salt.
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