Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics

Using Nature's Pharmacy to Help Fight Infections

Author: John McKenna

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895298393

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 1430

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

View: 2954

‘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: 958

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

View: 7003

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.

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: 3718

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.

The Antibiotic Alternative

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

Author: Cindy L. A. Jones

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892818778

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 7504

Offers information on different natural alternatives to using antibiotics to fight infection and maintain a healthy immune system, explaining the importance of using antibiotics correctly, controlling and overcome infections without antibiotics, avoiding antibiotic dependency, and other related topics.

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: 8910

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.

Peptide Antibiotics

Discovery Modes Of Action And Applications

Author: Christopher Dutton,Mark Haxwell,Hamish McArthur,Richard G. Wax

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824745256

Category: Science

Page: 308

View: 6635

This reference summarizes the latest research on the structure, function, and design of synthetic and natural peptide antibiotics, describing practical applications of these compounds in food preservation and packaging, and in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases by direct anti-bacterial action and as part of the adaptive immune response. Peptide Antibiotics discusses these unique compounds and their many and exciting applications, including: the distribution and classification of diverse antimicrobial peptides throughout nature the role in host defense of mucosal surface peptide antibiotics such as defensins and cathepsins the biosynthesis of lanthionine-containing antibiotics including nisin, epidermin, and mersacidin the genetic basis determining the production of bacterial peptide antibiotics the potential commercial use of magainin, nisin, and lacticin peptides as anti-infective agents the use of nisin as a commercial food preservative With contributions from 19 world-renowned experts in the field, Peptide Antibiotics is an indispensable source of information for pharmaceutical scientists, medicinal and organic chemists and biochemists, microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, molecular biologists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

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

View: 7526

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.

Symptoms of Diseases

Author: M. S. Myers

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493170465

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Biomedicine

Author: Edwin L. Cooper,Nobuo Yamaguchi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306482885

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 3061

This volume is the proceedings of an international symposium that examined the newest parameters in alternative and complementary medicine, thus covering a rapidly growing field of medicine that has strong advocates as well as strong opponents. Topics include both basic research and clinical applications, allowing the text to present high quality, peer reviewed, chapter style contributions that dispel some of the pseudoscience and myth surrounding alternative and complimentary medicine.

Basic Biotechnology

Author: Colin Ratledge,Bjorn Kristiansen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521779173

Category: Medical

Page: 568

View: 9552

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: 9704

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.

Antibiotic Resistance

Causes and Risk Factors, Mechanisms and Alternatives

Author: Adriel R. Bonilla,Kaden P. Muniz

Publisher: Nova Biomedical

ISBN: 9781607416234

Category: Medical

Page: 527

View: 5656

Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a micro-organism to withstand the effects of antibiotics. There are three mechanisms that can cause antibiotic resistance: prevention of interaction of drug with target, decreased uptake due to either an increased efflux or a decreased influx of the antimicrobial agent and enzymatic modification or destruction of the compound. In the past couple years, antibiotic resistance has become an increasing public health concern. Tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, malaria and childhood ear infections are just a few of the diseases that have become hard to treat with antibiotic drugs. This book addresses the concern that over the past few years, there has been a major rise in resistance to antibiotics among gram-negative bacteria. New antibacterial drugs with novel modes of actions are urgently required in order to fight against infection. Novel antibiotics such as linezolid, carbapenem ertapenem, daptomycin and gemifloxacin are examined in this book. The genetic approaches used in risk assessment of antibiotic resistance dissemination are looked at as well. Furthermore, this book discusses the present studies on the use of veterinary antibiotics in agriculture, on the occurrence of antibiotic compounds and resistant bacteria in soil and water and clearly demonstrates the need for further studies.

Management of Multiple Drug-Resistant Infections

Author: Stephen H. Gillespie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592597386

Category: Medical

Page: 403

View: 9573

A comprehensive and cutting-edge review of how practicing physicians can best treat multiple drug resistance in bacterial, viral, protozoal, and helminthic infections. The authors focus on the major hospital and community-acquired pathogens, including S. aureus, S. pneumoniae, Enterococcus, Acinetobacter, and M. tuberculosis, and on the management of such common problems as multiple drug-resistant urinary tract infections and gonorrhea. Among the resistant tropical organisms covered are Salmonella typhi, malaria, and Burkholderia pseudomalei. Resistance to such important antiviral classes as antiretrovirals and anticytomegalovirals is also discussed, as are those measures necessary to prevent the spread of infections patients.

Quorum Sensing vs Quorum Quenching: A Battle with No End in Sight

Author: Vipin Chandra Kalia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132219821

Category: Science

Page: 391

View: 4251

Microbial relationships with all life forms can be as free living, symbiotic or pathogenic. Human beings harbor 10 times more microbial cells than their own. Bacteria are found on the skin surface, in the gut and other body parts. Bacteria causing diseases are the most worrisome. Most of the infectious diseases are caused by bacterial pathogens with an ability to form biofilm. Bacteria within the biofilm are up to 1000 times more resistant to antibiotics. This has taken a more serious turn with the evolution of multiple drug resistant bacteria. Health Departments are making efforts to reduce high mortality and morbidity in man caused by them. Bacterial Quorum sensing (QS), a cell density dependent phenomenon is responsible for a wide range of expressions such as pathogenesis, biofilm formation, competence, sporulation, nitrogen fixation, etc. Majority of these organisms that are important for medical, agriculture, aquaculture, water treatment and remediation, archaeological departments are: Aeromonas, Acinetobacter, Bacillus, Clostridia, Enterococcus, Pseudomonas, Vibrio and Yersinia spp. Biosensors and models have been developed to detect QS systems. Strategies for inhibiting QS system through natural and synthetic compounds have been presented here. The biotechnological applications of QS inhibitors (QSIs) in diverse areas have also been dealt with. Although QSIs do not affect growth and are less likely to impose selective pressure on bacteria, however, a few reports have raised doubts on the fate of QSIs. This book addresses a few questions. Will bacteria develop mechanisms to evade QSIs? Are we watching yet another defeat at the hands of bacteria? Or will we be acting intelligently and survive the onslaughts of this Never Ending battle?