There are many natural alternatives to antibiotics. Here are 292 medical research studies from the US National Library of Medicine regarding natural antibacterial substances: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/pharmacological-action/anti-bacterial-a...

Tonsil inflammation is generally a food allergen reaction. I'd eliminate commercial dairy first. Tonsils have a purpose. They are a first line infection barrier. Tonsils are lymphoid tissue, like glands in your neck, armpits or groins. They are part of the immune system and are involved in learning what’s foreign and helping to make antibodies to help fight off infections. Inflammation indicates foreign substance to the body.

Similarly, "For years, the appendix was credited with very little physiological function. We now know, however, that the appendix serves an important role in the fetus and in young adults. Endocrine cells appear in the appendix of the human fetus at around the 11th week of development. These endocrine cells of the fetal appendix have been shown to produce various biogenic amines and peptide hormones, compounds that assist with various biological control (homeostatic) mechanisms. There had been little prior evidence of this or any other role of the appendix in animal research, because the appendix does not exist in domestic mammals.

Among adult humans, the appendix is now thought to be involved primarily in immune functions."
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-is-the-functi...

I would make some garlic honey. Garlic and honey are a natural anti-viral and anti-bacterial and work well to address infections. Just chop 6 cloves of raw (peeled) garlic, place the garlic in a jar and pour (raw) honey over it. Steep for at least 3-4 hours; give one teaspoon every hour as needed.

Alternately, onions, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, or cayenne pepper can be added to honey for the antiviral, antibacterial and immune boosting benefits. The honey syrup can be made and stored unrefrigerated for up to 3 months.


And kefir, a whole food probiotic which can help rebalance the gut microbials. The gut is 70-80% of our immune system.

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Comment by Lacy Farnell on March 3, 2013 at 8:54pm

Hello Mrs. Pat.  I dove head first into the natural/organic/holistic way of life several months ago. I've been practicing Ayurveda off and on for several years but not consistently enough.  Overall, I am pretty healthy, thank goodness! I have added fermented foods/liquids to my diet, flax oil, cod oil, green tea, omitted gluten, trying to omit dairy but it's harder than I thought it would be, etc. I take a lot of supplements, eat only grass-fed/organic, no gmo meats and try to get organic veggies and fruits when I can find them. Okay, with all of that being stated... I have always had an enlarged tonsil. It was always my right one. Doctors always mentioned it but no one seemed to really care or think it was an issue and it never really bothered me. As a child, I had chronic strep throat and took way too many antibiotics in my opinion, but my mother didn't really know any better I guess. I found out recently that now both tonsils are severely enlarged to the point of almost touching. I have also had insomnia most of my adult life but after about 10+ yrs of suffering and trying: yoga, magnesium, cold showers, and everything else I've read about, I have accepted it is who I am. I saw an Ayurveda practitioner when we lived in San Diego and she said my constitution is not supposed to get more than 5 hours a night. That's all good if I could even get that much but I can't. And, I am always exhausted and grouchy and fuzzy and whatnot. Since I've been juicing and all of the other stuff, I actually have tons of energy but the sleep hasn't changed yet. I've been working out harder because of the energy level (woo hoo!!), but no sleep. I read your bedtime club but I already do all of that. Except for the fact that we are on shift work. But that ends in about 6 months.  Last week the ENT said my tonsils are probably why I don't/can't sleep. I never associated the two. He has me scheduled for a sleep study in May just to see what else may be going on but of course he wants me to  have a tonsillectomy. He said between a 1 and 4 level of bad, mine are a 10. He doesn't know how I can breathe, but I've never had a problem. I am all about keeping my organs. The tonsils are our first line of defense. And, I want to know WHY they are always enlarged. Thankfully I am never sick except with a few allergies, but since taking ACV and raw honey that has gotten 100% better. OH and I use a neti pot. But something has to be going on. I have been researching it constantly but hoped you had some suggestions? I drink bone broth regularly, I made the master tonic and have tried it twice already, I drink milk with turmeric and local raw honey at night. Do you know of any supplements/herbs/foods that may help me to avoid surgery?  Also, we are moving overseas in June, so I don't have a lot of time to make the decision of surgery or not. I am doing more damage by not sleeping every single night and if this will help, then by all means, I want them out, but again, if anyone here can help me avoid surgery and get these tonsils down, I would be so very appreciative.  The doctor said after surgery will be a horrible 2 weeks of the worst sore throat-type pain ever and I'd really like to avoid that. I am 35 so surgery will be harder on me than if I were younger.  If you have any questions, let me know.

Comment by Pat Robinson on March 4, 2013 at 8:01am

How long have you been dairy free? Gluten-free? Eating ferments daily?


Pat

Comment by Lacy Farnell on March 13, 2013 at 12:05am

Eating ferments daily since January. Gluten-free for a year. Not dairy free yet. Trying. I have tried different detoxes to see if I have food allergies and have gone a month or more at a time dairy free with no changes and no seeming food allergies. I feel better when I avoid gluten, so I do that. Only dairy is occasional cheese, yogurt, and half n half in coffee. Never been a milk drinker. Cooked with it, but that's it. Was vegan for several months a few years ago but nothing changed as far as my throat and insomnia goes.

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