Vitamins and Antibiotic Treatment for Chronic Disease
In my experience, mainstream medicine acts inside the following paradigms:
1) Chronic, non-infectious diseases do not involve bacteria
2) Vitamins beyond 1 RDA can not prevent or cure disease
Both paradigms are currently unsupportable. By definition, following a paradigm is not malpractice. If you're inside a paradigm, you can't know. I'm confident that if physicians were trained to use vitamins, they would find them to be invaluable tools. The best example I have found supporting my view is Abbott Labs baby formulas. Abbott has recently introduced a special formula for pre-term infants called NeoSure. The new formula almost doubles vitamin doses vs. the other formulas. A controlled trial showed that pre-term babies gained more weight on NeoSure vs. ordinary formula.
Lyme disease, ulcers, arthritis, and specific rare cancers are all examples of diseases that mainstream medicine treats with antibiotics.
Vitamins and antibiotics are safe. If you're not feeling well, in addition to going to the doctor, there's much to gain and almost nothing to lose by giving antibiotics and vitamins a try. If the treatment restores your health, then you have no more reason to visit the doctor and undergo testing to justify the use of relatively dangerous prescription drugs. If the treatment doesn't restore your health, nothing has been lost, and you can proceed with testing, prescription drugs, and/or surgery knowing that inexpensive, safe, and effective antibiotics and vitamins will not solve your health problems. Very often it will be the case that the vitamins and antibiotics improve, but do not completely restore health. In many cases, the antibiotics, vitamins, prescription drugs, and surgery all working together will provide a full cure.
If you're not feeling well, here's a strategy:
1) Attack any difficult to detect bacterium with an antibiotic like tetracycline meant to attack mycobacteria
2) Boost the immune system with extra vitamins
3) Accelerate wound healing with extra vitamin C and niacin
4) Start the tests necessary to diagnosis the cause of your problem and to justify the use of drugs and/or surgery
There's much to gain and little to lose by giving this strategy a try.