Natural Remedies

What are your thoughts on natural or alternative medicines for my children?

Our Daddy MD Guide’s reply: I have a lot of parents ask me for a natural alternative treatment for various illnesses instead of antibiotics or other prescription medications. I feel that we doctors tend to over-prescribe antibiotics, and we are seeing more problems with antibiotic resistance and “superbugs.” Antibiotics can also interfere with the health of the intestines and the immune system. I have shifted my practice, and my own approaches as a doctor dad, to more natural treatments, with limited antibiotic use, and have seen great results in my patients.

Bob Sears, MD,  a dad of 19-, 16-, and 10-year-old sons, a pediatrician, and the author of The Baby Book and Father’s First Steps

Q&A by Wyatt Myers