Only replying to this topic as it is my field of interest.
Let's state facts and science. Non traditional medicine and those hocus pocus homeopathic and natural "cures" or remedies are a billion + $ industry, just like the weight loss industry. Some may argue that it works for some, but there is no science behind that or than studies sponsored by interests close to these companies, and in many cases the placebo effect comes into play.
As far as antibiotics, they are good and bad, they are only bad because of the misuse and abuse people make and the bad doctors who wrongly prescribe them to their patients because patients are begging for them. Yes indeed it is true, that over use of antibiotics causes resistance - Our bodies have its own defense system and can handle the task in majority of cases, but people want a quick fix to ease their pain. In some cases of course antibiotics are necessary to prevent complications or for people with other medical conditions, so it is a must in these cases, but doctors have to know when to prescribe them and it is usually not at the immediate first signs of manifestations.
More so, antibiotics are effective for bacterial infections, it has no use if they are wrongly prescribed for people with viral infections, it is not uncommon for people to go to their docs and beg for antibiotics the first sign of sore throat, ear, etc.......how many doctors take culture samples to determine if something is viral or bacterial ? Some just rely on experience, but they can get it wrong. For example, often a simple sore throat is misdiagnosed as a strep of bacterial nature, so antibiotics are prescribed when in reality patient has a viral infection. In the case of an acute strep and swab test to confirm bacterial nature, (sometimes visually they can determine it with accuracy) then in such cases antibiotics prescribed a few days after manifestation is necessary to not only treat condition but prevent complications such as scarlet fever, etc. There are many examples where antibiotics can not only treat but prevent complications.
So antibiotics are bad only when they are misused and over used. Antibiotics in some cases are necessary to prevent complications, which is good, but in many cases they are not used for their intended purposes, which is bad. The problem of resistance is serious.
Some doctors are smart and will NOT prescribe antibiotics the first day of manifestation when the patients come in the office and says "Hey doc I need antibiotic, I think I have an infection" and dr. asks patients, when has this started, and patient goes "Yesterday!" Ok here is a prescription
I call those doctors pill pushers.
Good doctors will properly diagnose and assess the situation and often prescribe them once a few days have passed into the manifestation.
As far as homeopathic products, some are just scams, some are just bogus and really bad and deceptive, you see a ton of these on Amazon and advertised online and on some quack medicine TV shows - there is on science behind them, and in some cases some might be quite harmful. A natural product or herb is not guaranteed to be safe just because it is natural, some are harmful and some are NOT an alternative to medicine. Some natural remedies for some specific conditions are good, but a lot of what is sold and advertised is junk all this bogus miracle cures, cancer juices, cures, etc, rubbish. Placebo effects can do miracles, but usually the effects are temporary.
Look at all those weight loss products promising to burn fat, make you melt fat, lose weight etc, it is all a load of hocus pocus and utter bollocks. I'm not saying the medical drug industry is any better with its harmful medcine that destroys lives, medicine is a trillion $ industry and big pharmas are making sure any progress is being blocked.
Some natural remedy products may actually be good alternatives to ease symptoms, i.e. ease symptoms from chemical poisoning (what people call chemotherapy), usually these natural remedies are good complements in addition to, and not entire replacement of medicine. If people have good results strictly on homeopathic without need for medicine, THEN it would show that they should have never been prescribed the medical drug in the first place, many doctors are pill pushers and giving their patients medicines they do not need yet. The alternative treatment and the best one and scientifically proven - PREVENTION. Life style changes and diet (your nutrition). Of course family history and genetics can sometimes pit you against the odds no matter how well you take care of your health, so it's important to have your family history documented. There are many simple things people can do to avoid contracting infections, proper life style changes, hygiene, etc, not some hocus pocus potion cure online to treat cancer, diabetes, aids, etc. crappy vitamin supplements which are nothing but synthetic form and full of fillers and where only a fraction is absorbed by body. Vitamin industry that is good for another topic.
As far as antibiotics - they are good.
They became bad when DOCTORS misprescribed them. so doctors should take all the blame, since patients cannot write prescriptions.
So MONEY and GREED interest reigns supreme, since the medical drug industry is also guilty of sham advertising and pill pushing. There is good and bad with medical drugs, and there is good and bad with non traditional medicine (natural / homeopathic), though you have to know WHERE to buy your natural remedy from - not all brands are created equal, and many misrepresent the actual ingredients and doses, people are misusing both sides, medical drugs and homeopathic / natural cures, in some cases alternatives can be good, in many cases traditional medicine is necessary, you cannot stop taking your diabetes medicine or cancer treatment over some hocus pocus miracle c ure advertised on TV or online, because whilst it may APPEAR to work for some, it is just the power of suggestion / placebo effect, and it is usually very brief and temporary. Science have debunked a long time ago power of positive mind and secret - citing that it is unproven and simply bogus.