Ask the Doctor – Chlamydia Pneumoniae

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Dear Dr Rona,

Is there a naturopathic treatment for chlamydia pneumoniae?  I have been using Dr. Sherry Rogers’ protocol in the Cholesterol Hoax, which involves azithromycin for a five day period, twice a month for a six month period. It does not seem to be working for me, so I was wondering if you could suggest something else.

Thanks in advance,


Zoltan Rona wrote:


Six months of any antibiotic is likely to lead to resistance, gut flora imbalances (dysbiosis) and other potential infections, namely fungal infections like candidiasis. Other prescription antibiotics that might work against chlamydia pneumoniae when aziththromycin stops working are tetracycline, doxycyline and erythromycin. Even naturopathic remedies have a certain finite period of time during which they are effective.

To give your immune system the best chance to fight this or any other infection, get food allergy testing done. If you are allergic to either gluten (grains) or dairy, avoiding these foods is likely to help you fight chlamydia pneumoniae much better.  Of course, eliminating sugar, alcohol and refined foods is important too.

According to Dr. Cass Ingram’s book, The Cure is in the Cupboard, chlamydia is sensitive to Mediterranean oil of oregano (wild mountain oregano). Try the C-93 New Roots brand – 5 drops under the tongue twice daily.  With that, use some friendly bacterial flora (acidophilus), about 1 tsp or 3 capsules daily.  There are many good brands to choose from here. Other natural remedies to consider are colloidal silver, olive leaf extract, garlic, propolis, echinacea, goldenseal and berberine. See a natural health care practitioner to get a personalized regimen.

Zoltan Rona, M.D., M.Sc.
1366 Yonge St. Suite 201
Toronto, ON
M4T 3A7

Dr. Zoltan P. Rona is a graduate of McGill University Medical School (1977) and has a Masters Degree in Biochemistry and Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut (1984). He is the author of 11 books on natural medicine – three of which are Canadian bestsellers, The Joy of Health (1991), Return to the Joy of Health (1995), and Childhood Illness and The Allergy Connection (1997). He is co-author with Jeanne Marie Martin of The Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook (1996) and is medical editor of the Benjamin Franklin Award-winning Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (1998). He has had a private medical practice in Toronto for the past 42 years, has appeared on radio and TV as well as lectured extensively in Canada and the U.S. Visit his website for appointments, call (905) 764-8700; Office: 390 Steeles Ave. W. Unit 19, Thornhill, ON

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