Tag Archives: Infectious Disease

The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)

protection-10020053The most successful way to fight off a virus or infection is to build a strong immune system. Given the current Ebola outbreak, many are looking for ways to strengthen their natural defenses. Eating a clean diet, rich in whole foods, and also consuming herbs with antiviral and/or antibacterial properties have proven to be helpful in building immunity. Antibacterial herbs include turmeric, cayenne, lemon, clove, onion, and cinnamon, just to name a few. In your practice, what are some of the questions that you receive from concerned clients and what herbs and/or supplements do you recommend to strengthen immunity?

 

For additional information on how to strengthen your immune system, see NaturalNews.

 

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Antibiotic use in animals linked to bacterial resistance in humans

cow-milking-facility-100193460In an analysis conducted by the Food and Drug Administration on the use of antibiotics in animal feed, scientists found that 18 out of 30 of them may increase the risk of human exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. There was insufficient information for the scientists to review the other 12 antibiotics. Even though the FDA has made efforts to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals, it is still broadly used. What are your thoughts about this article? What are your recommendations to minimize human exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

For additional information, please click NYT.

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‘Robogut’ Makes Synthetic Poop To Treat Stubborn Infections

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Artificial feces is a concept explored in treating people with a life threatening gastrointestinal infection Clostridium difficile. This synthetic stool, created in a Robogut, consists of 33 different types of bacteria. The stool is referred to as RePOOPulate, and the idea is that all the healthy bacteria is transplanted into a patient which then wipes out the bad bacteria.  These fecal transplantations are not FDA approved.  What do you think of this concept?  What natural products do you recommend to your patients to maintain their gut health?

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