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When one is sick, identifying what type of infection is causing the problem is KEY to helping the condition.

Recently, I have had several clients down with some kind of infection. They may be taking LDM, echinacea, or some other good herb, and not get better.  By muscle-testing, I found out that they had a serious bacterial infection.  So, I had them take something that tested strong for their specific infection.  There is a difference between viruses and bacteria, and in order to take care of an infection, one has to take the right remedy.


Bacteria are complex single-celled micro-organisms.  They reproduce on their own and thrive in many different types of environments, including humans. Most bacteria cause no harm to people, some actually help by digesting food, destroying disease-causing microbes, fighting cancer cells, and providing essential nutrients. Fewer than 1% of bacteria cause diseases in people.


Viruses are smaller than bacteria. Viruses cannot survive without a host. They can only reproduce by attaching themselves to cells. In most cases, they reprogram the cells to make new viruses until the cells burst and die. In other cases, they turn normal cells into malignant or cancerous cells.  Viruses do cause disease and they are specific about the cells they attack.

Which is it?

The difficulty is determining whether one has a bacterial or virus infection. They both can have similar symptoms, such as, coughing, sneezing, fever, inflammation, fatigue, diarrhea, and vomiting.  Many ailments can be caused by both viruses or bacteria, such as: pneumonia, meningitis and diarrhea.

Diseases caused by bacteria are:

  • Strep throat
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary tract infections

Diseases caused by viruses include:

  • Chickenpox
  • AIDS
  • Common colds

By muscle-testing, I am able to identify whether the problem is bacteria or virus.  Then the right herbal remedy can be taken, and one can be on the road to recovery.

Right now, there seems to be a very virulent bacterial infection going on that is affecting the bronchial tubes and sinus.  If you need help, come in to see me before it gets worse.

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Amy Willis
Your local herbalist