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.

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

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‘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

Alternatives to Antibiotics

Author: John McKenna

Publisher: NewLeaf

ISBN: 9780717124695

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 155

View: 4720

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.

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

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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.

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.

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: 8759

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.

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.

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: 8006

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.

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention

A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections

Author: Tamilvanan Shunmugaperumal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118043554

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Biofilm Eradication and Preventions presents the basics of biofilm formation on medical devices, diseases related to this formation, and approaches pharmaceutical researchers need to take to limit this problem. Split into three parts, the first deals with the development and characterization of biofilm on the surfaces of implanted or inserted medical devices. Questions as to why biofilms form over medical device surfaces and what triggers biofilm formation are addressed. In the second section, the author discusses biofilm-mediated chronic infections occurred in various organs (eyes, mouth, wounds) and pharmaceutical and drug delivery knowledge gained from research in these area. The third part explores pharmaceutical approaches like lipid-and polymer-based drug delivery carriers for eradicating biofilm on device-related infections. In addition, this section also explores the topic of novel small molecule (like iron and its complexes/metal chelators) and a quorum-sensing inhibitors to control medical biofilm formation.

Organic Meat Production and Processing

Author: Steven C. Ricke,Ellen J. Van Loo,Michael G. Johnson,Corliss A. O'Bryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118229231

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

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Organic Meat Production and Processing describes thechallenges of production, processing and food safety of organicmeat. The editors and international collection of authors explorethe trends in organic meats and how the meat industry is impacted.Commencing with chapters on the economics, market and regulatoryaspects of organic meats, coverage then extends to managementissues for organically raised and processed meat animals.Processing, sensory and human health aspects are covered in detail,as are the incidences of foodborne pathogens in organic beef,swine, poultry and other organic meat species. The book concludesby describing pre-harvest control measures for assuring the safetyof organic meats. Organic Meat Production and Processing serves as a uniqueresource for fully understanding the current and potential issuesassociated with organic meats.

Mediale Medizin

Der wahre Ursprung von Krankheit und Heilung

Author: Anthony William

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641183901

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

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Seit seiner Kindheit besitzt Anthony William eine einzigartige Gabe: Ein göttlicher Geist flüstert ihm äußerst präzise Informationen zum Gesundheitszustand seiner Mitmenschen ins Ohr. Diese medialen Botschaften zeigen nicht nur, an welcher Krankheit der Betroffene leidet, sondern auch, wie er wieder vollständig gesund wird – und sind dem heutigen Stand der Medizin oft um Lichtjahre voraus. Dieses Buch enthält erstmals das revolutionäre Heilwissen, das sich Anthony William in seiner langjährigen, erfolgreichen Praxis als medizinisches Medium erwarb. Es zeigt die wahren Ursachen von Krankheiten, die in der Medizinwissenschaft als chronisch oder unheilbar gelten, wie beispielsweise Rheumatoide Arthritis, Multiple Sklerose, Typ-2-Diabetes, hormonelle Erkrankungen, chronisches Müdigkeitssyndrom oder Borreliose. Neben der Ursache benennt William einfache, leicht gangbare Wege der Heilung: Detox, Superfoods, Ernährungstipps und eine reinigende 28-tägige Heilkur.

Antibiotics – Are They Curing Us or Killing Us?

The Catastrophic Impact of the Over-prescription of Antibiotics on Our Health

Author: John McKenna

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717166163

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 1697

Antibiotics: Are they curing us or killing us? ‘Without urgent, co-ordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill.’ Dr Keiji Fukuda, World Health Organization For anyone reeling from this recent, shocking statement from WHO, Dr John McKenna is here to help. There is no doubt that there is a massive overuse of antibiotics. This book is for anyone who wants to do something about it. The senseless over-prescription and misuse of antibiotics has rendered them almost useless, posing a catastrophic threat to our health. Superbugs are making hospitals increasingly dangerous places to seek help and experts predict we will soon regress to a time when simple infections and medical procedures threaten our lives once again. Dr McKenna, a retired medical doctor who has been practising natural medicine for over 25 years with astonishing results, examines the issues at play. He reveals the truth about the pills your doctor prescribes you and details the often unknown side effects they can have. ANTI-biotics has all the information you need to take your health into your own hands. You will learn how to recognise when antibiotics are hindering you instead of helping you, and discover natural alternatives to restore your health and strengthen your immune system. Through a number of case histories, Dr McKenna shows the effects of MRSA, C. Difficile, TB, E. Coli and other infections that have developed antibiotic resistance. He explains, in layman’s terms, the science of how different antibiotics affect different parts of the immune system. His advice will help you take control of your health with practical tips to boost your immunity and to avoid misusing antibiotics.

Symptoms of Diseases

Author: M. S. Myers

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493170465

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The Bacteria: Their Origin, Structure, Function and Antibiosis

Author: Arthur L. Koch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402066252

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 588

This book may seem like three or four books even though the main - cus is on a specialized topic—the bacterial cell wall. Its job is to formulate the innovations that caused life to initiate on earth, those that caused cell physiology to develop without diversity developing, those that allowed the murein walls of the cells to arise, those that led to the separation of the domain of Bacteria from other organisms, those that allowed the Archaea and the Eukarya to develop independently, and those that then led to the development of a very diverse b- sphere. It must have taken a long time after the origin of the ?rst cell; evolution had to proceed to produce very effective organisms. At some point a collection of very similar organisms arose that were ?rst called collectively the Last U- versal Ancestor (LUA), and stable divergence developed from there. The ?rst bacterium had a protective cell wall and its descendants developed in many - verse evolutionary directions, gave rise to many species of bacteria with various life strategies, and expanded to ?ll the many niches in the collection. As the kingdoms or domains of Archaea and Eukarya evolved, many of these organisms (and even some bacteria) acted against bacteria. The dev- opment of antibiotics acting on the wall of bacteria and lytic enzymes, called lysozymes,producedbyprotozoa,plantsandanimals,ledtodestructionofmany bacteria. Theseantagonisticchallengestobacteriaresultedfromitsowncellwall structure.

Basic Biotechnology

Author: Colin Ratledge,Bjorn Kristiansen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521779173

Category: Medical

Page: 568

View: 1385

Biotechnology: what it is, how it's used, and how you do it!

Clinical Pharmacology

Author: Morris J. Brown,Pankaj Sharma,Peter N. Bennett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051136

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 6319

A thorough knowledge of pharmacological and therapeutic principles is vital if drugs are to be used safely and effectively for increasingly informed patients. Those who clearly understand how drugs get into the body, how they produce their effects, what happens to them in the body, and how evidence of their therapeutic effect is assessed, will choose drugs more skilfully, and use them more safely and successfully than those who do not. Now in a fully revised 11th edition, Clinical Pharmacology is essential reading for undergraduate medical students, junior doctors and anyone concerned with evidence-based drug therapy. Introductory first three sections cover general principle of clinical pharmacology; five subsequent sections cover drug treatment of disease organised by body system. Retains approachable style set by the original author, Professor Laurence. Emphasis throughout is on evidence-based and safe drug prescribing. Indian Advisory Board will ensure content reflects the needs of the devloping world.