Caryn Posted March 1, 2010 Report Share Posted March 1, 2010 BUT to suggest that we avoid using antibiotics to treat PANDAS due to concerns regarding fungal infection is simply spreading wrong information. There can be mild yeast overgrowth, not the deep seeded fungemia seen in mycotoxic patients. Dr. T Never suggested that at all. But readers beware that antibiotics can cause a whole host of additional problems if they are used repeatedly and long term. If the body isn't a good host for infection then the infections will no longer be reoccurring and/or rampant. Each individual case has differing causes and we all need to do many kinds of tests to figure out each case. Abx in isolation can cause a lot of problems in an immuno-compromised individual long term. They suppress the immune system, they don't cure it. They do nothing to aid the body's weakness, the underlying causes of the reoccurring infections. Just read about Beauchamp versus Pasteur. If that is all people look for, is the next ailment and the next course of antibiotics then it is nothing more than a vicious cycle. Yes, antibiotics kill bacteria; but they are a mold and if the body is not in balance they will proliferate in that already sick body over time, especially if the diet is full of mycotoxins, sugars, and starch and has been repeatedly stripped of beneficial bacteria over a long period of time. I never suggested not to use abx for strep. You misunderstood my concern. I only warn that repeated and long term abx will cause other health problems down the road if that is the main course of treatment and dietary restrictions are not involved. PERSONAL EXPERIENCE guides me, drives me to make this point. Repeatedly if I have to. You suggest that only mild yeast overgrowth can be present in these kids. In MANY cases an antifungal diet has put children with symptoms of OCD and chronic multifocal ticcing into remission. There is much documented evidence suggesting that fungal infections can affect the brain and behavior. In a case where Pandas isn't 100% proven clinically why wouldn't a parent have their child tested for fungi? Dr. Bruce Semon has a program dedicated to working with T.S. patients using an anti-fungal approach. Doug Kaufman has a show dedicated to educating folks with auto immune disorders on the benefits of an anti-fungal diet. Sheila Rogers also discusses it in her book. Great Plains Labs in Kansas runs a series of diagnostic tests for children with Neurological issues. An ASO titer panel is one. Mycotoxins and Fungi are another....... The microbe is nothing. The terrain is everything. We all have potentially dangerous pathogens in and on our bodies. In a healthy individual they are in balance. In a sick person they wreak havoc. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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