Hi folks, I'm exploring the pathogen avenue at the moment. My plan is to assemble a group of natural antibiotics, natural antivirals and natural anti helmenithics and try each group for a few weeks to see if I notice any improvement of my symptoms. My question is this: to judge efficacy, what should my yardstick be: feeling better or experiencing a herx reaction? If you just feel better (for a consistent period of time, to discount placebo) does this mean that your intervention isn't working? Do all organisms create herxes once they are effectively targeted or can 'die off' be painless to the host? Separate question: if going down the natural route, does anyone know of any herbs that cover all pathogen groups (bacteria, viruses, fungii and parasites)? Garlic is one that (supposedly) comes to mind for me.