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Natural Treatments for Infectious Diseases, Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the federal government's disease-fighting agency, has asked physicians to start prescribing antibiotics "prudently," meaning only when absolutely necessary. Their theory is that by saving antibiotics for times when they are truly the only effective choice of treatments, we may stop or at least slow down the deadly advance of these wily, mutant microbes. Officials from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control have reported that the overuse of antibiotics in medicine has created an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Doctors fear that if antibiotic use is not curtailed, we may soon approach the day when untreatable infections are rampant. The reappearance of highly infectious bacteria is caused in part by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Learn about safe, effective alternative to treat infectious diseases.

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Beyond Antibotics

The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About "The medical establishment works closely with the drug multinationals whose main objective is profits, and whose worst nightmare would be an epidemic of good health. Lots of drugs MUST be sold. In order to achieve this, anything goes: lies, fraud, and kickbacks. Doctors are the principal salespeople of the drug companies." Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.

Side Effects or Flu Vaccine, H1N1, and Tamiflu Drug Dangerous Side Effects or Flu Vaccine, H1N1, and Tamiflu Drugs

NFL cheerleader suffers brain damage after getting flu shot (watch the video). Medical doctors warning about dangerous side effects of flu vaccine and flu drug.

Parasites Infections in Humans and Animals

truth behind the AIDS propaganda
AIDS/HIV/AZT: truth behind the propaganda

Healing Teas Teas Are One of The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs
Teas can help fight depression and anxiety, heal skin conditions and gastrointestinal disorders, regulate hormone imbalances, improve your sex life, prevent illness, and help you heal faster. Many diseases and conditions for which we turn to modern medicine can also be treated naturally with healing herbs. These treatments can be safer, less expensive and possibly even more effective than traditional methods.
Green Pharma Dr. Myklebust, MD: "Teas are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which are plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other diseases"

Many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiencyDr. Jimmy Gutman, M.D - "Clinical evidence links low glutathione levels to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging diseases. Glutathione levels diminish as we age and many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency."

Magnesium Therapy

Magnesium Therapy: Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, and bones strong - "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction." . Dr. Sidney Baker

Natural Stem Cell Enhancers

Natural Stem Cell Enhancers The first natural plant-based enhancers have shown to trigger the release of millions of adult stem cells from the bone marrow very quickly. These stem cells can then migrate and attach to any cells, tissue, bone, muscle, cartilage, organ anywhere in the body needing repair.

Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins.Detoxification for Optimum Health -Chemicals and Toxins Are The Primary Cause of Illness, Disease and Obesity. Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins.

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Natural Alternative Treatments for Infectious Diseases

Herbs part 1

Antibiotic AlternativeTowards the end of Louis Pasteur's life, he confessed that germs may not be the cause of disease after all, but may simply be another symptom of disease. He had come to realize that germs seem to lead to illness primarily when the person's immune and defense system (what biologists call "host resistance") is not strong enough to combat them. The "cause" of disease is not simply a bacteria but also the factors that compromise host resistance, including the person's hereditary endowment, his nutritional state, the stresses in his life, and his psychological state.

"For many of us it comes as as surprise to learn that bacteria are highly intelligent and adaptable. We have been taught from birth that they are pretty dumb and that, through the use of antibiotics, we are winning a war against them, a war that will end all disease. In fact the opposite is true. Bacteria show behavior that indicate intelligence and they are acting together throughout the world to counter the antibiotics we have invented to kill them off. Bacteria, it turns out, are inextricably intertwined with the formation of the human species and the health of the Earth. One to two pounds of our body weight are bacteria and over eons we have developed a crucial and important symbiosis with them. Antibiotic Resistance and Side Effects - Natural, Safe, Effective Alternatives

Alexander Fleming, the scientist who discovered penicillin, cautioned against the overuse of antibiotics. Unless the scientific community and the general public heed his warning, Harvard professor Walter Gilbert, a Nobel prizewinner in chemistry, asserted, "There may be a time down the road when 80% to 90% of infections will be resistant to all known antibiotics." The scientific community and the general public have ignored the insights of the late Pasteur and have ignored the importance of host resistance in preventing illness.

Beyond Antibiotics

Officials from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control have reported that the overuse of antibiotics in medicine has created an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Doctors fear that if antibiotic use is not curtailed, we may soon approach the day when untreatable infections are rampant.   The period once euphemistically called the Age of the Miracle Drug is now dead. And the indiscriminate use of antibiotics is leading us to one of the most frightening eras in recent memory.

David M. Markowitz, M.D - "Did you know that close to $10 billion was spent on antibiotics in the U.S. last year? Did you know that many bacteria have become increasingly resistant to these drugs and that many drugs are outdated as soon as they are released for use? Have you seen the many articles in Time and Newsweek (and many medical journals) about the variety of plagues caused by infectious agents throughout the world? What can we do to protect ourselves in a safe and natural way against this ever-increasing threat? Have you had a child or patient who has required multiple drugs to deal with one or several ear infections? This is how this threat touches our daily lives. We now have new HOPE . . . literally, hope in a capsule of transfer factors!"

Treat Ear and Respiratory Infections Without AntibioticsTwo out of three infants receive antibiotics before they turn one year old. By the age of two, three out of four children have received the drugs, according to recent research. These findings are especially concerning as resistance to common antibiotics is becoming an ever increasing problem. Deaths caused by Staphylococcus aureus, the so-called superbug that is resistant to most antibiotics, are reportedly increasing. Moreover, research from a new study has shown that children from low-economic backgrounds are more likely to receive antibiotics than those from more well off families, and boys tend to receive antibiotics earlier than girls. Low-economic background might be a factor because people from this group tend to have higher rates of respiratory illness due to smoking and a lower likelihood of breast-feeding. There are Alternative to treating ear infections Naturally Without Antibiotics

Natural antibacterial Clay Fight Infection

Clay is renowned to have many uses in promoting health in plants, animals and humans. Bentonite, Pascalite, as well as other types of healing clays, have been used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history.

The Native Americans call it "Ee-Wah-Kee" meaning "The-Mud-That-Heals" Bentonite, as well as other types of healing clay, has been used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history. "The Amargosians (predecessors to the Aztecs ), the Aborigines, and natives of Mexico and South America all recognized the benefit of clays. " "...healing mud not only draws toxic material out of the body if taken internally, but also reduces pain and infection in open wounds on both humans and animals."

Pau d’arco Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antitumor, AntiviraL

Pau d'arco also has a long history in herbal medicine around the world. In South American herbal medicine. Pau d’arco is used in the treatment of most fungal diseases, including thrush, athlete’s foot, nail fungus and ringworm. Pau d’arco is a primary agent for immune enhancement and overcoming opportunistic disease, such as Candida albicans yeast overgrowth. It is also an effective blood purifier against many toxic blood conditions, such as dermatitis and psoriasis.

Holy Thistle (Blessed Thistle)

Blessed thistle taken in meat or drink is good for the swimming and giddiness of the head; it strengthens the memory and is a singular remedy against deafness. The same boiled in wine and drunk, heals the griping pains of the belly, kills and expels worms, causes sweat, provokes urine, and drives out gravel, cleanses the stomach; and is very good against the 4 day fever.The use of blessed thistle commonly known as holy thistle (Carbenia benedicta) has been recorded as far back as the early sixteenth century for treating smallpox, fever, anorexia, dyspepsia, indigestion, constipation, and flatulence. Monks often grew Blessed Thistle as a cure for small pox. Historically, blessed thistle tea has been drunk for digestive problems, liver and gall bladder problems, headache prevention, respiratory ailments, memory improvement and external problems such as sores, boils and itchy skin. The plant gained the title "blessed" for its use in treating plague. Blessed thistle s also used as a strong but gentle liver tonic herb, promoting metabolic activities in the liver cells and toxin elimination. Especially noted as a tonic herb for women. Some individuals employ this herbs, as they would its cousin milk thistle, as a remedy for gallbladder and liver disorders.

Oregano Oil May Protect Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

ScienceDaily— (Washington, DC) – Oil from the common herb oregano may be an effective treatment against dangerous, and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria, a Georgetown researcher has found. Two studies have shown that oregano oil—and, in particular, natural antibioticscarvacrol, one of oregano’s chemical components—appear to reduce infection as effectively as traditional antibiotics. These findings were presented at the American College of Nutrition’s annual meeting October 6 and 7 in Orlando, Fla. Harry G. Preuss, MD, MACN, CNS, professor of physiology and biophysics, and his research team, tested oregano oil on staphylococcus bacteria—which is responsible for a variety of severe infections and is becoming increasingly resistant to many antibiotics.

They combined oregano oil with the bacteria in a test tube, and compared oregano oil’s effects to those of standard antibiotics streptomycin, penicillin and vacnomycin. The oregano oil at relatively low doses was found to inhibit the growth of staphylococcus bacteria in the test tubes as effectively as the standard antibiotics did. Another aspect of the study examined the efficacy of oregano oil and carvacrol, which is believed to be the major antibacterial component of oregano, in 18 mice infected with the staph bacteria. Six of the mice received oregano oil for 30 days, and 50% of this group survived the 30- day treatment. Six received the carvacrol in olive oil, not oregano oil, and none survived longer than 21 days. Six mice received olive oil alone with no active agents (the control group) and all died within three days. A repeat study corroborated these findings, which demonstrates that there are components of oregano oil other than carvacrol that have antibiotic properties.

“While this investigation was performed only in test tubes and on a small number of mice, the preliminary results are promising and warrant further study,” Preuss said. “The ability of oils from various spices to kill infectious organisms has been recognized since antiquity. Natural oils may turn out to be valuable adjuvants or even replacements for many anti-germicidals under a variety of conditions.” Georgetown University Medical Center includes the nationally ranked School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and a biomedical research enterprise.

Herbal Antibiotics : Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria

By creating antibiotics we have introduced non-biodegradable antibacterial substances into the ecosystem at the rate (now) of 40 million pounds a year. To survive, for our species to survive, bacteria had to evolve and they have at a rate never before seen on Earth. In this process they have become more intractable and virulent than ever before. But more than this, bacteria previously benign have been learning how to become virulent. We have upset the bacterial balance of nature to a frightening degree. Over the next decade our antibacterial arsenal will begin to fail at an ever increasing rate. Epidemiologists now warn of epidemic diseases that are not treatable by modern means. But it turns out that herbal medicines, those most ancient of human helpers, are effective against antibiotic resistant bacteria for they are much more complex than antibiotics and bacteria cannot develop resistance to them. Herbal Antibiotics explores the ecological basis of bacterial resistance, some of what we can do to prevent it, and the top fifteen herbs to use as antibiotic substitutes for treating the most intractable resistant diseases. By learing to understand bacteria as a crucial life form on Earth and how to live in balance with them instead of destroy them, ecological healing - a healing that takes into account our place in the circle of life - can begin.



Glutathione To neutralize Pathogens and Foreign Antigens

Your immune system is constantly on the prowl for pathogens and foreign antigens—agents of cellular damage, toxicity and disease. These antigens include viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and even pre-cancerous cells. To neutralize these pathogens, the body needs a ready supply of glutathione. If it doesn’t have enough, some of the invaders will get through, infecting the body and/or contributing to aging, long-term accumulative damage—even eventual cancers. We can’t avoid illness and aging altogether, but by keeping our intracellular glutathione levelselevated, we also keep our immune system on full alert and fully armed.

Dr. Gustavo Bounous, discoverer of Immunocal, has focused on glutathione as support for the immune system. “ The limiting factor for the proper activity and multiplication of our lymphocytes (white blood cells) is the availability of glutathione”, he states. Dr. Bounous’ research at McGill University has spawned countless other research papers worldwide examining this phenomenon.

Professor Dr. Wulf Droge MD - "The human immune system is extremely dependent on adequate glutathione levels to perform properly. Even a partial depletion of the intracellular glutathione pool has a dramatic consequence for the process of blast transformation and proliferation, and for the generation of cytotoxic T cells." ( T –cells are those cells which help the body defend against diseases.) Abstract: - Cysteine and glutathione in catabolic conditions and immunological dysfunction. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care. 2(3):227-233, May 1999. Droge, Wulf

Transfer factors have been highly praised in The Germ Survival Guide  height=For many months, l had felt unnaturally fatigued and kept getting colds and infections. Then my doctor diagnosed me with Chronic Lymphocyte Leukemia (CLL). I was told there is no cure. My doctor tried to lift my spirits by saying that someone would probably come-up with a cure within the next ten years. But since it is a progressive leukemia, I knew I needed to keep the number of white blood cells down if I wanted to last that long. Unfortunately, my white blood cell count kept increasing with each blood test every month, letting us know the cancer was growing. Lumps formed on my neck, forcing me to wear turtleneck sweaters and scarves to hide them even during the summer, because I didn't want to worry my children.

I also tried my best to conceal the skin disorder developing on my right arm. I hated living on antibiotics, but what choice did I have? Every time I got an infection, my white blood cell count would take a jump. By June of 2004, I was very ill and had about given up. I made my funeral arrangements and put my affairs in order. I prayed to God for a miracle. The next day, a good friend of mine from Toronto sent me some glutathione (GSH) enhancer, firmly insisting that I take some every day.

Within a week, I experienced a complete turnaround in my condition! How happy I was to have a second chance at life! In six weeks, my white blood count had gone down and the lumps on my neck were shrinking. After six months, I had no lumps, the skin disorder on my arm cleared up, my hair began to shine, and my fingernails lost their ridges. What can I say? I was absolutely delighted! I still have leukemia but I don't worry so much, as long as I feel and look good. I am enjoying a high quality of life and that's all that counts. My new saying is "If I'm going out, I'm going out feeling good!" As long as I keep my glutathione levels up, I feel great! How gratifying to have my life back! Fausta Magee

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Homeopathy Powerful Healing Modality for Infectious Epidemic Diseases

Homeopathy Epidemic DiseasesThe success of homeopathy in treating modern-day infections is comparable to its successes in treating the infectious diseases of the last century. It is common knowledge that homeopathic practitioners rarely resort to using antibiotics or other drugs commonly given for infectious conditions. Homeopaths, like any good medical professional, will use antibiotics when clearly necessary, but it is worthwhile having alternatives that work.

After 200 years, homeopathy is re-emerging as a major healing approach during this era of a degenerative disease epidemic and the resurgence of infectious disease epidemics in the formof mutated ‘supergerms’

A little known fact of history is that homeopathic medicine developed its popularity in the United States as well as in Europe because of its successes in treating the infectious epidemics that raged during the 19th century. Dr. Thomas L. Bradford's The Logic of Figures, published in 1900, compares in detail the death rate in homeopathic versus allopathic (conventional) medical hospitals and shows that death rates per 100 patients in homeopathic hospitals were often one-half or even one-eighth that of conventional medical hospitals.

In 1849 the homeopaths of Cincinnati claimed that in over a thousand cases of cholera only 3% of the patients died. To substantiate their results they even printed the names and addresses of patients who died or who survived in a newspaper. (28) The death rate of patients with cholera who used conventional medicines generally ranged from 40 to 70%.

The success of treating yellow fever with homeopathy was so impressive that a report from the United States Government's Board of Experts included several homeopathic medicines, despite the fact that the Board of Experts was primarily composed of conventional physicians who despised homeopathy.



Infection Clearing up with Marine Phytoplankton

Whales ingesting marine phytoplankton "My Father-in-law developed an eye infection due to cataract surgery. He was under a specialist's care for over two months. He would go to see him every day for a while and then every few days and he was using FOUR types of drops in the infected eye every hour. Then the doctor mentioned he might have to do surgery to "hopefully" correct the problem. We started Dad on Marine Phytoplankton three times a day on a Tuesday and the doctor saw improvement the following Thursday. Then the following Tuesday, the doctor was very impressed with his progress plus my father-in-law said he could see better out of that eye than he had in over two months. The following Thursday, the infection had completely CLEARED up. The doctor was so impressed, he told him to keep taking the "vitamins". He sent Dad back to his original doctor and he released him because the eye problem was completely healed."

About one-fourth of all the medicines we use come from rainforest plants. Curare, from a tropical vine, is used as an anesthetic and to relax muscles for surgery. Quinine, from the cinchona tree, is used to treat malaria. The rosy periwinkle contains an anti-leukemia drug; a person with lymphocytic leukemia has a 99% chance that the disease will go into remission because of the rosy periwinkle. more than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are thought to be potential cures for cancer.


Uropathy: powerful infection fighter

Urine therapy is one approach to health that is 100% safe to use, it is extremely effective, has never harmed anyone and it is absolutely free of charge. It cannot be controlled and you truly benefit from using it. Thousands of urine therapy advocates certify that this is a healing modality that activates de lymphatic system which detoxifies the body and starts the true process of healing and regenerating the body. Once you become familiar with UROPATHY and start using your urine, you will be able to fight individual diseases, prevent and reverse the conditions that make you susceptible to all types of health problems including: childhood diseases, allergies, common cold, flu, hepatitis, arthritis, hypertension, all types of infections and fevers, cancer and the opportunistic infections associated with AIDS.


Colloidal Silver: Antibiotic Superhero

Colloidal SilverAs an antibiotic, Silver kills over 650 disease causing organisms and RESISTANT STRAINS FAIL TO DEVELOP. Silver is absolutely non-toxic. Silver in its colloidal state is highly germicidal and has the opposite magnetic charge to disease; it usually starts cleaning the bloodstream after 15 minutes of ingestion. Colloidal Silver functions to kill disease organisms as well as stimulate the regrowth and repair of injured tissue. It may be used both internally and externally, for humans and animals. Externally, this water may be applied directly to cuts, rashes, burns, and moles. Internally, it may be used for viral infections, throat and respiratory infections, diabetes, Candida yeast infections, menstrual difficulties, parasites, diarrhea, allergies, colon spasms, and low energy. Colloidal Silver may be used as eye drops for retinitis (a disease of the eyes).

"The growing threat of multi-drug resistant bacteria is good reason to think about colloidal silver."Professor Ronald J. Gibbs has been the director of the Center for Colloidal Science at the University of Delaware since 1981. He has published over 85 reviewed journal articles and 5 technical reports, edited 14 books, and presented 61 talks at national and international meetings. His book: Silver Colloids - Do They Work?

Note from Shirley: I save mucho $$$ by making my own colloidal silver at home for my entire family, including my dog Shasta, with an inexpensive Colloidal Silver Generator. I add colloidal silver our drinking water, including Shasta's water to ward off infections of any kind. Anyone can easily make their own colloidal silver at home with a small Colloidal Silver Generator.

The Colloidal Silver Manual: Introducing the Powerful Natural Antibiotic They Want to Take Away From You: FDA Acts to Restrict Information About Colloidal Silver's Powerful Infection Fighting Properties!



Echinacea and Goldenseal Powerful Infection Fighters

Echinacea is used as a blood cleanser and especially for skin disorders, such as boils and abcesses considered a valuable alternative to antiobiotics. It has a very strong immune-activating abilities as it activates the white blood cells to fight off both bacterial and viral infections. Modern scientific studies now validate Echinacea's traditional usage as a topical agent to help the body repair skin wounds, and internally to enhance the immune system.

The active constituents in Echinacea which are thought to bolster the body's defense are known as polysaccharides. Polysaccharides stimulate the activity of macrophages, white blood cells which destroy bacteria, viruses, other foreign invaders, and even wayward cells. It also activates the body's production of interferon, a specific protein which protects cells against the invasion of viruses. Golden Seal is a very important traditional herb. Golden Seal was listed from 1860 to 1926 in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. It was primarily used for inflammations of the mucous membranes. Native Americans used Goldenseal both internally and externally and also derived a dye from the root. (available in tincure or capsules)

Golden Seal is a very important traditional herb. Golden Seal was listed from 1860 to 1926 in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. It was primarily used for inflammations of the mucous membranes. Native Americans used Goldenseal both internally and externally and also derived a dye from the root.



Magnesium Chloride: The Infection Fighter

Magnesium chloride is nothing short of a miracle mineral in its healing effect on a wide range of diseases as well as in its ability to rejuvenate the aging body. We know that it is essential for many enzyme reactions, especially in regard to cellular energy production, for the health of the brain and nervous system and also for healthy teeth and bones. However, it may come as a surprise that in the form of magnesium chloride it is also an impressive infection fighter. The first prominent researcher to investigate and promote the antibiotic effects of magnesium was a French surgeon, Prof. Pierre Delbet MD. In 1915 he was looking for a solution to cleanse wounds of soldiers, because he found that traditionally used antiseptics actually damaged tissues and encouraged infections instead of preventing them. In all his tests magnesium chloride solution was by far the best. Not only was it harmless for tissues, but it also greatly increased leucocyte activity and phagocytosis, the destruction of microbes. more



Healing from the Hive

Bee Propolis- The Most Natural Antibiotic! The bactericidal qualities of this medicine have been known since the beginning of written history. Propolis is now considered an important part of dietetics and a natural cure by the World Health Organization. A natural antibiotic, propolis has no side effects and has also been shown to fight bacterial strains that have become resistant to synthetic antibiotics.

Bee Propolis : Natural Healing from the Hive by James Fearnley
Propolis, which bees process from the plant and tree resin they gather and use to protect the health of their hives, has also been shown to have powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects in humans. It has been proven effective in treating skin conditions, wounds, burns, and in the treatment of respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis. This guide explains how to use propolis as a part of an everyday health routine to boost the immune system and as a possible substitute for antibiotics. Also included is a list of propolis products that are on the market and instructions for consumers to make their own propolis remedies.

Raw Bee Propolis is collected from domestic and overseas beekeepers and is one of the richest sources of bioflavonoids known. Bees collect the propolis from the resin of certain select trees and use it to line the hive. Bee Propolis s a waxy substance collected by honey bees which contains phytotonizides. Phytotonizides are believed to contain immunity factors, which when used internally, stimulates the body and gives it a natural resistance to diseases (a natural antibiotic).



Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)

Bitter melon, also known as bitter gourd, bitter pear melon, karela, ampalaya, balsam pear, bitter apple, wild cucumber, cindeamor, carilla plant, African cucumber, margose, concombre African, and the herbs Kuguazi (China) and Karela (Pakistan), is common in Asia as well as in Southern California and southern Florida. This leafy plant bears fruit which looks like a bumpy cucumber. The fruit, seeds, leaves, flowers, stems, and roots of this plant have been used in Chinese medicine for treating gastrointestinal infections, as an appetite stimulant, to decrease blood sugar in diabetics, and to induce abortion in mid-term pregnancy. More recently,research has shown that bitter melon may be useful as treatment against cancer and HIV/AIDS.



Slippery Elm Inner Bark Powder

According to the herbal materia medica, Slippery Elm has a most soothing and healing action on all the parts it comes in contact with. Taken unsweetened, three times a day, Elm Food gives excellent results in gastritis, gastric catarrh, indigestion, mucous colitis and enteritis, diarrhea, being tolerated by the stomach when all other foods fail, and is of great value in bronchitis, bleeding from the lungs and consumption (being most healing to the lungs), soothing a cough and building up and preventing wasting.

Slippery Elm Food is generally made by mixing a teaspoonful of the powder into a thin and perfectly smooth paste with cold water and then pouring on a pint of boiling water, steadily stirring meanwhile. It can, if desired, be flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg or lemon rind. This makes an excellent drink in cases of irritation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines, and taken at night will induce sleep. In times of famine, early American settlers used slippery elm as a survival food. A strengthening, soothing demulcent herb, slippery elm is ideal for sore, inflamed, ulcerated mucous membranes and wasting disease. Slippery elm can be used by weak or debilitated people as a mild food to help build up the body. It is especially helpful when no other food can be kept down. It is a highly nutritive, tonic herbal food and is further helpful for conditions of tissue deficiency.



Olive Leaf Extract: The Total Antimicrobial (article)

The first formal medical mention of the olive leaf - an account describing its ability to cure severe cases of fever and malaria -- ocurred about 150 years ago. In 1854, the Pharmaceutical Journal carried a report by one Daniel Hanbury and contained the following simple healing recipe: Boil a handful of leaves in a quart of water down to half its original volume. Then administer the liquid in the amount of a wineglass every 3 or 4 hours until the fever is cured. The author said he discovered the effective tincture in 1843 and had used it successfully. This method became well known in England for treating sick Britons returning from His or Her Majesty's tropical colonies. The author believed that a bitter substance in the leaves was the key healing ingredient.

The olive branch, a centuries-old symbol for peace, may contain in its leaves our best weapon against a host of disease-producing bacteria. As more bacteria mutate and resist commonly prescribed antibiotics, scientists are searching for alternatives. One option may lie in the leaves of the green olive tree. Available products and and more information.



Neem: The Ultimate Herb

The seeds, bark and leaves contain compounds with proven antiseptic, antiviral, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antifungal uses. Neem is one of the most powerful blood-purifiers and detoxifiers in Ayurvedic usage. Over thousands of years, neem has been used by hundreds of millions of people and no hazards have been documented for normal dosages. learn about the history of neem and the use of nem in India

Neem Oil - The seeds, bark and leaves of the neem plant contain compounds with proven antiseptic, antiviral, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antifungal uses. Neem is one of the most powerful blood-purifiers and detoxifiers in Ayurvedic usage. For thousands of years, the Indian people have appreciated the medicinal and insect-repellent properties of neem leaves and seeds. Neem extracts have been studied extensively by the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, and have been developed into natural commercial pesticides which are safe for use on food crops.

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(article) As early as 1923, clinical trials in Australia began to provide scientific evidence for tea tree oil's antiseptic and bactericidal properties. Its 'cure-all' effects made it standard issue in the first aid kits of the Australian Army and Navy during World War II.

Book: Tea Tree Oil for Health and Well-Being

Animal Care: Tea tree oil is a non-irritant antiseptic, fungicide and disinfectant of great repute. This first aid handbook offers a recipe for you to make your own salve (See Section 3) aswell as many uses for tea tree oil straight or in a diluted form. I have used tea tree oil on both of my dogs and cats with wonderful results. For many years I raised Rottweilers, having as many as 9 adult dogs at one time. Though I am down to one now, who is presently 12 years old, I still use the tea tree oil to maintain the inside of his ears and for any insect bites he may acquire during our walks in the mountains. Whether you use this wonderful oil on yourself or on your dog, cat or horse, it is a valuable medicine in any home.

The oil contains numerous chemicals known as terpenoids. The oil kills fungus and bacteria, including those resistant to some antibiotics. A single blind study has shown topical application of 5% tea tree oil in people with acne is as helpful as benzoylperoxide and has fewer side effects. Tea tree oil contributes to an extremely effective antibacterial shampoo.

FELINE WARNING! Many cat owners claim to use Tea Tree oil without any adverse effect, however, there have been reports from the US that Tea Tree oil is toxic, to cats. There are unconfirmed reports of cats which have died following the its use. In the US, cat owners are advised to seek the advice of a vet before using the oil on cats. A Californian producer of the oil was reportedly unhappy about its Tea Tree product being promoted for use on cats due to concerns over its potential toxicity. In the UK there appears to be no mention of possible ill-effects or contra-indications and little awareness of its toxicity.

An American expert in the use of essential oils (who has used Tea Tree oil successfully to treat skin infections in cats) recommends that the oil should not be used where the cat can lick it off, This addresses the hazard of ingestion, but not of absorption through the skin or through wounds (such as unhealed flea bites).

Australian Tea Tree Oil - First Aid for Animals by Cheyanne West

Tea Tree oil is an effective bactericide killing a broad spectrum of bacteria and a range of stubborn fungi. It is safe for healthy tissue and does not inhibit normal cell growth and rejuvenation. Tea Tree oil is a powerful organic solvent and will actually dissolve the lumps of white blood cells which make pus. The oil contains numerous chemicals known as terpenoids. The oil kills fungus and bacteria, including those resistant to some antibiotics. A single blind study has shown topical application of 5% tea tree oil in people with acne is as helpful as benzoylperoxide and has fewer side effects. Tea tree oil contributes to an extremely effective antibacterial shampoo.

Tea Tree Oil has a very wide range of applications:

  • 1. This oil is unusual in that it is active against all three categories of infectious organisms; bacteria, fungi and viruses.
  • 2. It is a very powerful immuno-stimulant, so when the body is threatened by any of these organisms, tea tree oil increased its ability to respond.



There are many herbs and essential oils that kill enterococcus, staphylococcus and other bacteria as well as viruses, which antibiotics are unable to treat. One of the most popular is grapefruit seed extract, or GSE, made from the seeds and connecting tissue of citrus fruit. Grapefruit seed extract(GSE) is being used to kill bacteria like Strep, Staph, Salmonella, E. Coli, and also to fight Candida, Herpes, Influenza, parasites, fungi and traveler's diarrhea. This has been proven in laboratories all over the world, and is supported by feedback from doctors, veterinarians, farmers and consumers. Non-toxic, biodegradable, economical, with no harmful side-effects Natural Solutions to Drug-Resistant Infections
Excerpt from Pat McKay's website

"Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is a broad spectrum, non-toxic, antimicrobial product derived from the seeds, pulp and white membranes of grapefruit. In hundreds of laboratory tests, GSE has demonstrated its ability to kill or inhibit the growth of a wide array of potentially harmful bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoan parasites.

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association now boasts over 500 members as an ever increasing number of veterinarians incorporate holistic health concepts into their practices. Many of these physicians have experienced the same excellent results with GSE as reported in human health care. Consider the words of Stephen Blake, DVM of San Diego, California. “I have found it (GSE) effective in the treatment of Giardia, ear infections and superficial pyoderma (skin infections). I have also used GSE to purify meat so that I can feed my patients raw meat and not worry about food poisoning. I have used GSE for canker sores, gum infections and tonsilitis in animals, as a vaginal douche for breeding horses to prevent infection and to prevent foot rot in horses.”

Philadelphia veterinarian, Dr Deva Kaur Khalsa, has used GSE extensively in her holistic practice. Because ear infections in cats, when caused by fungus, can prove highly resistant to treatment, Dr Khalsa was particularly interested in GSE’s antifungal properties. She says, “GSE has proven itself to be extremely dependable and effective while adhering to the criteria of a natural, non-toxic modality.

Now that many professional have found GSE beneficial to cats, dogs, birds and farm animals, we are hearing reptile and amphibian enthusiasts asking how GSE might be of use to the furless, featherless crowd. It has long been known that pet turtles harbor salmonella, a bacteria that not only threatens the animal, but humans as well. Since GSE is effective against salmonella in a laboratory setting, GSE as a treatment for reptiles is an excitingpossibility for those concerned with our shell-toting friends."

There are many herbs and essential oils that kill enterococcus, staphylococcus and other bacteria as well as viruses, which antibiotics are unable to treat. One of the most popular is grapefruit seed extract, or GSE, made from the seeds and connecting tissue of citrus fruit. Grapefruit seed extract(GSE) is being used to kill bacteria like Strep, Staph, Salmonella, E. Coli, and also to fight Candida, Herpes, Influenza, parasites, fungi and traveler's diarrhea. This has been proven in laboratories all over the world, and is supported by feedback from doctors, veterinarians, farmers and consumers. Non-toxic, biodegradable, economical, with no harmful side-effects.

Dr. Jane Bicks, a holistic veterinarian, adds grape seeds to Life's Abundance, a healthy kibble for dogs and cats. She explain why it is important.



This Book is the MOST comprehensive visual reference guidebook on the MORINGA plant that is currently available in the market. It is also the only book so far on the Moringa plant that has full color photographs not only of the plant itself and its different parts but as well as several Moringa by-products from food to skincare items.Moringa’s use as an antibiotic in traditional medicine dates back thousands of years, while scientific evidence of it has been in existence since the late 1940’s. These studies were conducted largely in the orient, which is why Western medicine and the pharmaceutical industry have largely remained ignorant of it. Indian scientists have identified Pterygospermin as the active compound in moringa that causes its antibacterial action. Pterygospermin, once consumed, breaks down into two separate benzyl isothiocyanate, a substance with known antimicrobial properties. Studies have shown that moringa leaf juice can be particularly effective against the Pseudononas aeruginosa bacterium, which can cause diseases in both animals and humans.

This bacterium usually infects people with damaged exposed tissues or a weakened immune system, oftentimes manifesting itself through inflammation. In severe cases, the bacteria can take hold in the major organs such as the lungs, kidneys, or the urinary tract, with potentially fatal consequences. Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium more commonly known as the cause of staph infections, which usually manifest as a skin infection. It was found that moringa was just as effective as the commercial antibiotic Neomycin in getting rid of the infection.


The Antibiotic Alternative: The Natural Guide to Fighting Infection and Maintaining a Healthy Immune System by Cindy L.A. Jones Ph.D.

This timely book discusses the problems encountered with the overuse of antibiotics in the past 20 years. Antibiotic resistance has risen to a point that once easy to treat infections are now more difficult to treat and even life-threatening in some cases. The book addresses herbal antibiotics, the immune system, the history of infectious disease, as well as how stress affects health. Learn when to use antibiotics and when to use safe, at-home herbal treatments for infections.

The Prebiotics and Probiotics for a Healthy Immune System

Probiotics and Prebiotics are the beneficial bacteria that are normally present in the digestive tract. These bacteria are required for proper digestion, the synthesis of Vitamin K, and the prevention of yeast infections and pathogen growth. Studies have shown that the continual use of antibiotics has a devastating affect on the immune system. Each time you use an antibiotic, the immune system gets further and further suppressed. Antibiotic kill friendly helpful microflora bacteria in a body, not just the pathogenic bacteria. A healthy intestinal tract with a balanced microflora can boost the immune system, keep pathogenic diseases of the intestinal tract in check. Probiotic use creates an intestinal environment that can improve a user's immune system. The intestines are the body's largest immune organ. It's a fairly hostile environment and a well balanced system can relieve immunological stress associated with an unhealthful system. This gives the immune system a chance to enhance its capabilities in other parts of the body.

Probiotic use creates an intestinal environment that can improve a user's immune system. The intestines are the body's largest immune organ. It's a fairly hostile environment and a well balanced system can relieve immunological stress associated with an unhealthful system. This gives the immune system a chance to enhance its capabilities in other parts of the body. In a healthy body, your inner ecosystem contains enough good bacteria (microflora or probiotics) to outnumber the bad and help maintain control over them. Probiotics may be a buzzword in the health and wellness industry, but you need to consume plenty of prebiotics, to ensure you have enough probiotics populating your gut.

Charles Smith D.O. OBGYN – Surgeon - "During the past five years I have seen positive results with a probiotic – prebiotic complex for the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs) of Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's. Other positive results were observed during the treatment of Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis. Relief from various food allergies and Acid Reflux are continually realized, while eliminating both constipation and diarrhea associated with generalized gastric upset. We also observe a natural mechanism to effectively address vaginal yeast infections. The product we have seen these results with is called Prescript-Assist. The initial positive results were so remarkable that I encouraged the company to allow for a double-blinded, placebo controlled clinical trial to support our initial findings. Subsequently, I was one of three physician ‘co-investigators’ to a recently published clinical study for Prescript-Assist’s effectiveness to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)."