Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics

Using Nature's Pharmacy to Help Fight Infections

Author: John McKenna

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895298393

Category: Medical

Page: 188

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Dr. McKenna offers information on the herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, and dietary changes that can combat bacterial infections without the use of antibiotics.

Alternatives to Antibiotics

Author: John McKenna

Publisher: NewLeaf

ISBN: 9780717124695

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 155

View: 474

When antibiotics were developed in the 1940s, they were hailed as a huge breakthrough in the treatment of bacterial infections, earning them the title of miracle drugs. Since then they have become the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world.

How to Survive in a World Without Antibiotics

Author: Keith Scott-Mumby

Publisher: Polimedia Communications Publishers

ISBN: 9780983878421

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 215

View: 8214

"A top MD shares safe alternatives that work, some better than antibiotics." -- Cover

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics – Revised and Updated

How to treat infections without antibiotics

Author: John McKenna

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717165981

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 2487

‘A long-awaited book that answers many questions.’ Jan de Vries Antibiotics were developed in the 1940s. Then, they were hailed as a huge breakthrough in the treatment of bacterial infections. Today, they are the most commonly prescribed drugs worldwide. But massive over-prescription of antibiotics has created its own problems. The advent of antibiotic-resistant organisms – or ‘superbugs’ – has led more and more people to demand alternatives. Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics is a revised and updated version of Dr John McKenna’s international bestseller Alternatives to Antibiotics. First published in 1996 and translated into 16 languages, Alternatives to Antibiotics explains in simple, jargon-free language the variety of alternatives to antibiotics in treating infections. Dr McKenna compares conventional medicine and alternative medical approaches, highlighting the benefits and drawbacks of both. In Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics, Dr McKenna looks at the various strains of infections which have become resistant since his international bestseller Alternatives to Antibiotics was published. Dr McKenna has expanded his sections on alternative, herbal, homeopathic and nutritional medicines, and shows directly that it is still possible to treat infections without antibiotics while still acknowledging the times that they may be necessary. Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics: Table of Contents Introduction The History of Antibiotics Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics The Use and Abuse of Antibiotics Conventional and Alternative Medical Approaches Childhood Infections Herbal Medicine Homeopathic Medicine Nutritional Medicine Nutritional Supplements The Role of Stress Conclusion

Herbal Antibiotics, 2nd Edition

Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-resistant Bacteria

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428798

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 9727

With antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise, herbal remedies present a naturally effective alternative to standard antibiotics. Herbal expert Stephen Harrod Buhner explains the roots of antibiotic resistance, explores the value of herbal treatments, and provides in-depth profiles of 30 valuable plants, noting the proper dosages, potential side effects, and contraindications of each.

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics

How You Can Supercharge Your Immune System and Fight Infection

Author: Leon Chaitow

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780007122479

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 234

View: 6945

Antibiotics have been one of the most succesful inventions of modern medicine - saving many millions of lives around the world. However, antibiotics aren't the trouble free pill for all ills we once thought. Over exposure to antibiotics through over prescription and also from the food chain means our immune systems are often lazy. Antibiotic resistant superbugs mean we need healthier immune systems than ever before.

Antibiotic Resistance

Mechanisms and New Antimicrobial Approaches

Author: Kateryna Kon,Mahendra Rai

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128036680

Category: Medical

Page: 436

View: 3327

Antibiotic Resistance: Mechanisms and New Antimicrobial Approaches discusses up-to-date knowledge in mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and all recent advances in fighting microbial resistance such as the applications of nanotechnology, plant products, bacteriophages, marine products, algae, insect-derived products, and other alternative methods that can be applied to fight bacterial infections. Understanding fundamental mechanisms of antibiotic resistance is a key step in the discovery of effective methods to cope with resistance. This book also discusses methods used to fight antibiotic-resistant infection based on a deep understanding of the mechanisms involved in the development of the resistance. Discusses methods used to fight antibiotic-resistant infection based on a deep understanding of mechanisms involved in the development of the resistance Provides information on modern methods used to fight antibiotic resistance Covers a wide range of alternative methods to fight bacterial resistance, offering the most complete information available Discusses both newly emerging trends and traditionally applied methods to fight antibiotic resistant infections in light of recent scientific developments Offers the most up-to-date information in fighting antibiotic resistance Includes involvement of contributors all across the world, presenting questions of interest to readers of both developed and developing countries

Alternatives to Antimicrobial Growth Promoters and Their Impact in Gut Microbiota, Health and Disease

Author: Guillermo Tellez,Juan D. Latorre

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889453758


Page: N.A

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In the context of disease pathogenesis, it has been observed that after inadequate administration of antibiotics, animals become more susceptible to intestinal colonization and organ invasion by enteropathogens, these could be related to changes caused in the gastrointestinal microbial community. Therefore, we must reconsider the negative consequences that disruption of the microbiome has in the biology of metazoans (dysbacteriosis). Alternations of the intestinal microbiota composition in animals can be caused by multiple factors, including the misuse of antibiotics, having as a result a negative impact on the development and function of the immune, endocrine, nervous, and digestive systems. For this reason, social concerns regarding the development of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms have resulted in an urgent necessity to find feasible alternatives to maintain animal health and performance without the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP), in order to sustain livestock production as an economically viable source of food for human consumption. Hence, research about AGP alternatives such as probiotics, prebiotics, phytochemicals, organic acids, enzymes, and vaccines has become a priority for many scientists around the world.

Low-dose antibiotics: current status and outlook for the future

Author: Robert Paul Hunter, Carlos F Amábile-Cuevas,Jun Lin,Joshua D Nosanchuk, Rustam Aminov

Publisher: Frontiers E-books

ISBN: 2889193551


Page: N.A

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Antimicrobial therapy is a key factor in our success against pathogens poised to ravage at risk or infected individuals. However, we are currently at a watershed point as we face a growing crisis of antibiotic resistance among diverse pathogens. One area of intense interest is the impact of the application of antibiotics for uses other than the treatment of patients and the association with such utilization with emerging drug resistance. This Research Topic “Low- dose antibiotics: current status and outlook for the future” in Frontiers in Microbiology: Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy details various aspects of the wide ranging effects of antimicrobial therapy from areas such as the regulation of host responses to modulation of bacterial virulence factors to acquisition of antibiotic resistance genes.

The Antibiotic Alternative

The Natural Guide to Fighting Infection and Maintaining a Healthy Immune System

Author: Cindy L. A. Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775842

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

View: 7380

Avoid the dangerous overuse of antibiotics by using natural herbal remedies to strengthen your own immune defenses. • Protect yourself and your family from the misuse of antibiotics. • Learn how to control and overcome infections with natural remedies. • Maintain a vibrant and healthy immune system without antibiotic dependency. When antibiotics were discovered they were hailed as the magic bullet that would put an end to the threat of infectious disease. In fact, in 1969 the U.S. Surgeon General stated that "the war against infectious disease has been won." But in the last fifteen years we have faced an alarming increase in cases of bacterial infections that will not respond to antibiotics. What is more, the use of antibiotics in agricultural feeds and the widespread overprescription of antibiotics has deepened the threat of resistant bacteria to potentially epidemic proportions. Even when appropriately prescribed, antibiotics weaken the immune system by altering the body's natural bacterial balance. While antibiotics have their place in treating acute life-threatening conditions, The Antibiotic Alternative shows how the best defense against infectious disease is to strengthen your own immune system. With advice on stress management and diet and complete monographs of a dozen readily available herbs, Dr. Jones shows you how to ward off infectious disease naturally without antibiotic overdependence. She provides directions for making herbal teas, salves, and tinctures and includes specific herbal recommendations for more than twenty common ailments ranging from acne to wound treatment.

Alternative Agriculture

Author: Committee on the Role of Alternative Farming Methods in Modern Production Agriculture,National Research Council,Board on Agriculture

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309039857

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 9056

More and more farmers are adopting a diverse range of alternative practices designed to reduce dependence on synthetic chemical pesticides, fertilizers, and antibiotics; cut costs; increase profits; and reduce the adverse environmental consequences of agricultural production. Alternative Agriculture describes the increased use of these new practices and other changes in agriculture since World War II, and examines the role of federal policy in encouraging this evolution, as well as factors that are causing farmers to look for profitable, environmentally safe alternatives. Eleven case studies explore how alternative farming methods have been adopted--and with what economic results--on farms of various sizes from California to Pennsylvania.

When Antibiotics Fail

Lyme Disease And Rife Machines With Critical Evaluation of Leading Alternative Therapies

Author: Bryan Rosner

Publisher: BioMed Publishing Group

ISBN: 0976379708

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 226

View: 2733

WHY RIFE MACHINES? Lyme Disease is caused by Borrelia Burgdorferi, a spirochete bacteria similar to the bacteria that causes Syphilis . Lyme Disease is known as the “Great Imitator” – It can masquerade as Attention Deficit Disorder , Chronic Fatigue Syndrome , Fibromyalgia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder , Alzheimer's Disease , Schizophrenia , Depression , Multiple Sclerosis , arthritis , heart conditions, and more. The July, 2004 issue of Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients indicates that Lyme Disease is thought to be the fastest spreading infectious disease in the world, with more than 200,000 new cases per year in the United States alone. Lyme Disease tests are notoriously inaccurate, leading to rampant under-diagnosis of the disease (See Appendix A ). But even the people who are lucky enough to receive an accurate diagnosis do not always respond to antibiotic therapy. Aggressive antibiotic therapy, applied by a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD), sometimes fails to provide a cure. Many patients take antibiotics for years, often in combinations of two or three drugs simultaneously – yet in some cases the infection becomes chronic anyway, and numerous Lyme Disease sufferers end up staying sick, losing their jobs, getting dropped by insurance companies, going broke, and losing hope. These monumentally discouraging obstacles facing Lyme Disease sufferers have led many of them to explore the rife machine treatment option, a promising electromagnetic therapy which often works after antibiotics fail.

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components

Author: Mahendra Rai,Kateryna Kon

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124017088

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and their Components offers scientists a single source aimed at fighting specific multidrug-resistant (MDR) microorganisms such as bacteria, protozoans, viruses and fungi using natural products. This essential reference discusses herbal extracts and essential oils used or under investigation to treat MDR infections, as well as those containing antimicrobial activity that could be of potential interest in future studies against MDR microorganisms. The need to combat multidrug-resistant microorganisms is an urgent one and this book provides important coverage of mechanism of action, the advantages and disadvantages of using herbal extracts, essential oils and their components and more to aid researchers in effective antimicrobial drug discovery Addresses the need to develop safe and effective approaches to coping with resistance to all classes of antimicrobial drugs Provides readers with current evidence-based content aimed at using herbal extracts and essential oils in antimicrobial drug development Includes chapters devoted to the activity of herbal products against herpes, AIDS, tuberculosis, drug-resistant cancer cells and more

The Use of Drugs in Food Animals:

Benefits and Risks

Author: Panel on Animal Health, Food Safety, and Public Health,Committee on Drug Use in Food Animals,National Research Council,Board on Agriculture

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309054346

Category: Medical

Page: 276

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The use of drugs in food animal production has resulted in benefits throughout the food industry; however, their use has also raised public health safety concerns. The Use of Drugs in Food Animals provides an overview of why and how drugs are used in the major food-producing animal industries--poultry, dairy, beef, swine, and aquaculture. The volume discusses the prevalence of human pathogens in foods of animal origin. It also addresses the transfer of resistance in animal microbes to human pathogens and the resulting risk of human disease. The committee offers analysis and insight into these areas Monitoring of drug residues. The book provides a brief overview of how the FDA and USDA monitor drug residues in foods of animal origin and describes quality assurance programs initiated by the poultry, dairy, beef, and swine industries. Antibiotic resistance. The committee reports what is known about this controversial problem and its potential effect on human health. The volume also looks at how drug use may be minimized with new approaches in genetics, nutrition, and animal management. November

The Shrimp Book

Author: Victoria Alday-Sanz

Publisher: Nottingham University Press

ISBN: 1904761593

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 9516

A comprehensive source of information on all aspects of shrimp production, this reference covers not only the global status of shrimp farming, but also examines shrimp anatomy and physiology. From nutrition to health management and harvesting issues to biosecurity, this well-researched volume evaluates existing knowledge, proposes new concepts, and questions common practices. With an extensive review on worldwide production systems, this compilation will be highly relevant to research scientists, students, and shrimp producers.