16 Essential Organic Antibiotics And Antibacterials

1. Oregano oil pills

It is one of the most powerful herbal antibiotics and it is extremely potent.  According to research: Oregano oil was tested in vitro on staphylococcus at Georgetown University Medical Center. Researchers found that even a small amount can provide the same effect as conventional antibiotics. A study published in a popular journal of medicine found that oregano oil has strong antibacterial properties against 5 species of dangerous bacteria, especially Escherichia.

2. Olive leaf

Olive leaves are commonly used as a herbal antibiotic alternative.  According to research: Even though some studies have shown that the leaves cannot be used as a broad spectrum antibiotic alternative, they are sure effective against dangerous stomach bacteria and MRSA, which is considered as an antibiotic resistant bacteria.  Olive leaves

3. Garlic cloves

Garlic is rich in antioxidants. Allicin is one of the most potent active component of garlic, and it is found in freshly crushed or minced garlic. Garlic provides strong beneficial effect due to the synergy of its compounds, and even aged garlic provides promising benefits.  According to research: Studies have confirmed its antimicrobial properties. A study revealed that garlic enhances the action of gentamicin, and antibiotic, and it even negated its damaging effect on kidneys. Another study has shown that garlic helps in treating common cold, and researchers at the University of Maryland say that it also strengthens the immune system. Garlic cloves have antifungal and antiviral properties.

4. Goldenseal

It is an astringent herb and it is commonly used in the treatment of infections of the mucus membranes. Goldenseal is also used in the treatment of inflammations. It contains antimicrobial alkaloids, and berberine is the main alkaloid. Goldenseal stops bacteria from adhering to tissues. It is considered as a strong antifungal and antidiarrheal, and it is efficient in the treatment of protozoa.  According to research: Researchers at the University of NY have confirmed its efficacy against MRSA. Another study conducted at the Egyps Agricultural Center involved fish infected with bacteria. Some of the fish received antibiotics, and others were given goldenseal. The first group has a 84% recovery rate, and the second group showed a 87% recovery rate.

5. Vitamin C

High vitamin C levels are a guarantee of an increased immunity. Diseases and stress decrease vitamin C level. The attention to vitamin C levels is of ultimate importance, especially if the person is under any kind of stress.  According to research: Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC revealed that vitamin C kills resistant cultures in vitro, and they also found that they cannot develop vitamin C resistance.

6. Ehinacea tincture

It has strong antibacterial properties. Use it to treat special conditions of your respiratory, digestive and genitourinary tracts. It also does miracles in the treatment of sore throat.

7. Andrographis paniculata

It is a strong antibacterial. Use it in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections and sinus proplems. It is efficient in treating sore throat, cough and headaches.

8. Manuka honey

Another strong antibacterial. Use it to heal wounds and fight MRSA.

9. Bee propolis

It is a strong antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. It is great for respiratory infections.

10. Colloidal silver

Amazing antibiotic. Use it to treat upper respiratory ailments and toothache. Colloidal silver has shown to kill over 600 different germ strains. Important is the fact that common antibiotics are only effective against a few of these. Use it to treat ear and sinus infections.  If you have a toothache, over the counter remedies will only mask your pain. Try swishing some colloidal silver for several minutes each day. This will sure relieve your pain and you will never ever have issues with any of your teeth.

11. Oregon Grape

It is a strong antibacterial. Use it to relieve conditions of your intestine and urinary tract.

12. Tea tree oil

It is a strong antibacterial. It has shown to be effective in the treatment of yeast, fungi, and bacterial infections.

13. Grapefruit seed extract

It provides a broad spectrum of antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral and antiparasitic properties.

14. Forsythia suspensa

It is a strong antibiotic.

15. Coenzyme Q10

It is a potent antibiotic, and you can use it to relieve upper respiratory problems, bronchitis, COPD and others.

16. Bromelain

This antibiotic has shown to be efficient in the treatment of upper respiratory issues and bronchitis.

Sources: http://healthycures.org/organic-antibiotics-antibacterials-home/   http://www.bodymindsoulspirit.com/16-organic-antibiotics-and-antibacterials-that-should-be-in-every-home/#

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Vaginal Steams

Ladies do you experience pain or discomfort during menstruation?  Please check out this awesome article! This is a repost, the original article can be found http://www.birth-institute.com/alternative-medicine-and-childbirth/vaginal-steams

Women need not experience their monthly cycle with pain and discomfort. In this article for Birth Institute, Rosita Arvigo, naprapathic physician and teacher of Maya medicine, shares the wisdom of the vaginal steam. A forgotten treatment that any woman can use at home, vaginal steaming relieves everything from menstrual pain to infertility.

Gretta, a fifteen year old Mennonite girl, sat before me in tears. “I hate my period. I hate it. There’s so much pain that I wish I had not been born a woman.”  Ever since her menses started three years earlier she was confined to bed for three days of each month, taking strong pain relief drugs that could only slightly alleviate the pain.  Her mother brought her to me after all else had failed.  Already, Gretta had seen doctors in Merida, Guatemala City and a host of other professionals to no avail.

I asked the most important question: “Do you see dark blood at the beginning of the cycle and dark blood at the end of the cycle?”

She looked surprised. “No one ever asked me that before, but, yes, always. What does that mean?”

“Well,” I answered, “it means that your uterus needs to be cleansed from within. The dark blood at the onset of your period is what did not flush out the last cycle and the dark blood at the end of the period is from many months, even years of accumulation on the uterine membrane.  The accumulation hardens, darkens and thickens which makes the uterus work and cramp harder to expel the indurated material.”

I gave her a good Maya Abdominal Therapy treatment and found that, as expected, her uterus was very low and sitting on top of the bladder.  It was easy to lift, and I taught her the self-care to do at home every day when not menstruating.

“Do you know what a vaginal steam is?” I asked her mother.

“Actually, yes, I know that my grandmother in Canada used to do them for us, but I forgot all about them.  Do you think it will help?” she answered with a quizzical look.

I gave them a good double handful of fresh oregano leaves to do three consecutive vaginal steams at home.  Fortunately, the timing was right as her menses would begin in about 7 days – perfect. Also, I took the time to explain to both of them that very likely they will see a lot of dark, thick blood pass with the next menses. It might look like coffee grounds, chocolate syrup or even hamburger meat. And, sure enough, that is exactly what happened on the first, second and third day of her period.

“Thanks be to God that you told us what might happen after the treatment and steams because had I not known, I would surely have taken her to the emergency room. It was absolutely shocking! An entire small bucket of gunk passed in three days time and each day her cramps were less and less until on the fourth day she was pain free.”

Vaginal or yoni steam baths are an old, respected treatment for women used by Maya midwives and traditional healers in Central and South America.  The practice is mentioned in early chronicles of  Spanish friars who took  time to record the healing practices of the Maya and Aztec. Bajos (ba-hoes) as they are called in Spanish, are a common and effective treatment for many female complaints, especially those of a serious or chronic nature.  Midwives give them within 1-9 days after childbirth depending on the personal preference and the woman’s condition. They are excellent for dysmennorhea, amenorrhea, ovarian cysts, cervical fibroids and as a general health aid to prevent any of those ailments.  Practitioners of Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy recommend vaginal steams be done regularly. How often depends on the severity of a woman’s condition.

Vaginal steams are also good preventive care.  For those who have normal, pain free cycles, we recommend a vaginal steam be done four times each year just before menses. Menopausal women have reported passing clots and dark, thick blood even a year after menses has ceased.  “Better out than in,” is our motto.  The combination of steam and essential oils from the plants penetrate deeply into the cervix and uterus to dislodge indurated menstrual fluids and pathological accumulations that have not properly sloughed off with each monthly cycle.  Induration of the uterine membrane causes the uterus to cramp fiercely to expel the hardened or thickened accumulation.

How to do a vaginal steam at home

Vaginal steaming at home is a very simple process that involves water, vaginal steam herbs, a blanket, a chair and about an hour of time.  If you have oregano, basil, marigold and rosemary in your garden, pick a double handful of fresh leaves and stems – about a quart jar loosely filled. Use one herb or any combination of the above. If using dried herbs, you need about an ounce of dry plant material.  Other herbs useful for vaginal steam baths include burdock leaves, motherwort, chamomile, yarrow, plantain, squaw vine, lavender and thyme. Please note we do not use essential oils in liquid form for vaginal steams as they are far too concentrated for this purpose. Simmer the herbs in a covered pot with two quarts of water for ten minutes and allow to steep for five minutes.

Remove the pot from the stove and place it under a chair with open slits – a cane, wood or plastic yard chair will work. Some women like to use the toilet by placing a pot inside the commode but others find it slips and slides around too much. The woman removes her clothes including under-wear, from the waist down. Covered with a blanket from the waist down, she sits over the steaming herbs.  This keeps the steam contained under the blanket.  Be sure she feels comfortable with the steam temperature and is not exposed to cold drafts. If it is scaldingly hot, pull the pot away for a few minutes and try again until the steam feels warm and comfortable. Some women say they taste the herbs on their tongues after only five minutes. Wrap her upper body in a dry, warm blanket and be sure that her feet are resting on a carpet or she is wearing warm socks. Lasting about twenty minutes, the steam bath introduces a lot of healing heat and cleansing plant oils into the uterus, cervix and ovaries.

Afterward, the woman should ideally lie in bed for an hour under warm covers or just be sure to stay out of all drafts and keep warm. Bedtime is the best time to do a vaginal steam. How often? When there is pathology with menses, we ask the woman to do three bajos within the week before her period begins. She repeats this monthly until her menstrual fluids are pink and there is no cramping.   For post-partum women the midwife decides when the time is right depending on the condition of the mother.  All things being normal after delivery, the steam bath could be performed as early as the first day or sometime within the next seven to eight days.  Each midwife seems to have a different protocol, but over the decades I have learned that it is anywhere from one to nine days after delivery and may be repeated more than once. For post-partum women the objective is to cleanse the uterine membrane.

Pittsburgh hospital suspends organ transplants after mold infections, deaths

The following article clip is from the original article: http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/22/health/pittsburgh-organ-transplant-deaths-mold-fungus/index.html

A Pittsburgh hospital has temporarily stopped organ transplants after three transplant patients contracted a fungal infection and died.  The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center voluntarily suspended transplants at UMC Presbyterian “until we have completed our investigation and are satisfied that we’ve done all we can do to address the situation,” UPMC Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Dr. Steven D. Shapiro said.  Shapiro said Monday that the suspension could last two or three days. He said the medical center is reaching out to all its patients with scheduled organ transplants and “will do everything we can to make sure patients receive life-saving transplants if they are critically ill.”  Officials have struggled to find the source of the mold that infected patients at UPMC.  The fungus isn’t some kind of killer mold. It’s a household kind — ordinary indoor mold.  It doesn’t threaten the general population, or patients and staff with normal immune systems at the hospital. But UPMC said it believes the mold may have contributed to the deaths of organ transplant patients.  One transplant patient died Thursday at UPMC Montefiore, the medical center said.  Two other patients died in October and in June at UPMC Presbyterian, CNN affiliate WTAE-TV reported.  And UPMC said another patient became deathly ill with the same kind of mold infection.

People usually have plenty of contact with such molds, and nothing happens, UPMC said.  “The mold that causes infections like this is common in the environment and is not a risk to anyone except those who are most severely immunocompromised,” the medical center said in a statement, without giving the scientific name of the mold.  That latter group would include people who have received donor organs. Fungal infections are on the list of known health risks after transplant surgery, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.  The drugs that prevent a patient from rejecting the new organ depress the immune system, opening the patient up to infection risks about which hardly anyone else would have to worry.  But these infections unfortunately pop up sometimes after a transplant, a CDC study shows. Often the infected patient dies.  Patients who recently received transplants at UPMC Presbyterian have received an antifungal medication, even though they are not infected. “This prophylactic treatment is intended to protect them until we find and fix the source of this problem,” a statement said.  Shapiro said the medical center has been working with fungal experts, and a CDC team will arrive in Pittsburgh on Tuesday to help investigate.

Tips to help reduce stomach fat

  • Keep a close check on your calorie intake
  • Stick to your planned diet
  • Beat stress
  • Get enough sleep
  • Drink enough water
  • Avoid junk and fatty foods
  • Alter your portions
  • Follow a balanced diet
  • Hydrate yourselves
  • Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol
  • Add little physical activity whenever you can
  • Cut down on salt
  • Do not skip meals
  • Cut down on artificial sweeteners

Herbs with amazing effects on hair

  • Gooseberry
  • Curry leaves
  • Basil
  • Neem
  • Reetha
  • Hibiscus flower
  • Chamomile
  • Castor oil
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass

Increase Energy Naturally

Vitamin B6 is said to improve mood and energy.  Try some of foods listed below they are high in Vitamin B6:

  • Banana
  • Grass fed beef
  • Salmon
  • Chicken breast
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Turkey
  • Wild caught tuna
  • Spinach
  • Hazelnuts
  • Garlic
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pistachios
  • Prunes
  • Lean pork
  • Avocados
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Kidney beans
  • Soybeans
  • Cashews

Plant-based Eating

Here are some basic ways you can move towards plant-based eating.

  1. Add in a lot of vegetables and fruits at every meal and snack.
  2. Eat as much as you want – fill up on plants.
  3. Become aware of how many plant colors you are serving at each meal.
  4. Try unsweetened and unflavored non-dairy milks such as almond, coconut, or hemp milks.
  5. Find a health food store that contains bulk items to save money on staples such as lentils, dried peas, beans, quinoa, millet, brown rice and nuts.
  6. Visit your local farmers markets regularly, or join a local community supported agriculture (CSA)- a resource to buy local seasonal food directly from a farmer.

At meal times:

  1. Try a smoothie or fresh juice made with mostly vegetables for one snack or meal a day.
  2. Participate in meatless eating days – whether it is meatless Monday or another day.
  3. Replace animal protein with things like beans and high-quality grains/seeds like quinoa.
  4. Eat a loaded green leafy salad at least once a day.
  5. Add more and many creative plant-based dishes to meals.

When eating out:

  1. Ethnic restaurants have the most plant-based options.
  2. In almost any restaurant, consider ordering 2 plant-based appetizers to take the place of a meat-based entrée.
  3. Check out trendy vegetarian or mixed fare restaurants.