Fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs with these six powerful and natural alternatives to antibiotics

Superbugs

Source: NaturalNews.com
Amy Goodrich
November 2, 2016

For many Americans, antibiotics have become a standard routine when they get sick. Since the 1940s, these drugs have significantly reduced illness and death from bacterial infections. However, they are not the go-to fix for everything.

Conditions such as a sore throat or bronchitis are usually caused by a virus and cannot be treated with antibiotics. Nonetheless, the medical industry keeps prescribing these drugs to treat non-bacterial infections. As a result, bacteria adapt themselves to these drugs and become resistant. When this happens, a common, easily treatable disease may become an unstable killer. In fact, if we don’t stop the overuse of antibiotics, bacteria may evolve to a point where even the last-resort treatments will fail.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 23,000 American people die each year as a direct result of these unstoppable infections.

Long before Alexander Fleming discovered antibiotics in 1927, our ancestors relied on medicinal plants and natural remedies to strengthen their immune systems and prevent or cure infections. Some of these natural practices are still in use today.

1. Turmeric

Turmeric, the bright yellow-orange colored spice that most of us know from Indian curries, has been well known and documented for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It inhibits the growth of certain bacteria, parasites and fungi. It has successfully been used to fight Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that causes ulcers and gastritis.

It can be taken as a supplement, drunk as tea or mixed with honey to create a skin-, wound- and infection-healing paste.

2. Garlic

Another excellent and versatile antibiotic is garlic, which has been shown to protect the body by killing harmful bacteria. Clinical tests suggest that garlic may be as potent as some of the commonly used antibiotics. Furthermore, garlic has proven to be effective against some of the tougher antibiotic-resistant superbugs. To get the most active compound out of fresh garlic, the Daily Health Post recommends leaving crushed garlic exposed to the air for 15 minutes before consumption.

3. Probiotics

Kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi and cultured yogurt may sound like ancient foods to you. However, more people are going back to these age-old healing foods to strengthen and renew intestinal flora. Probiotics or friendly gut bacteria are essential to good health. In addition to killing the bad guys, probiotic bacteria support proper digestion, boost the immune system and enhance the body’s resistance to infection.

4. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a powerful antimicrobial essential oil derived from the Australian Melaleuca Alterniflora tree. As reported by Green Future, over 400 scientific studies have proven tea tree oil’s value as an antiseptic agent. It can be used to treat fungal, bacterial and viral infections. These include acne, athlete’s foot, nail fungus and bacterial ear infections.

5. Oregano and oil of oregano

Oregano has been long studied and used as a treatment for bacterial infections. In vitro, studies using oil of oregano have shown that it may be as efficient as the most commonly used antibiotics, but without the nasty side-effects.

6. Bee propolis

Propoolis, the natural antibiotic made by bees, is a sticky, glue-like substance bees collect from the bark of certain trees. Bees use it to block off the entrance of their hives to protect their home from infections. As reported by the Natural Healing Centre, bee propolis has been hospital-tested in Europe. It has been shown to be effective against staphylococcus (throat and chest infections), salmonella (food poisoning) and E.coli (gastric infection).

Unlike chemical antibiotics, these natural antibiotics don’t destroy the good intestinal bacteria, and don’t cause bacteria to turn into superbugs.

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Sources for this article include:

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Breakaway Links Of The Week – June 6, 2016 – June 12, 2016

Breakaway
TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
June 12, 2016

Here are some of the best links of the week.

If you can read just one link, read Jon Rappoport’s Logic & Illogic In Education.  Its a rather salient read and it delves into every crevice of our lives.

Hope you all had a great week/weekend.

Take care.

Those Bankster Hacks: A Strange Story About Hacking The Fed
[GizaDeathStar.com Dr. Joseph P. Farrell.com]

Use Of Term “FDA” Should Always Trigger A Warning
Excerpt: July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Barbara Starfield, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, “Is US health really the best in the world?”: Medical drugs kill 106,000 Americans per year. That’s a million killings per decade.

Every one of the killer drugs is certified as safe and effective by the FDA, the Agency tasked with protecting the health of the American people.
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | JonRappoport.wordpress.com | Jon Rappoport]

A 700,000-Year Old Skull Discovered In Greece Challenges Out-of-Africa Theory Of Evolution
The skull which dates back 700,000 years is one of the most enigmatic objects ever discovered in Europe.  This finding directly opposes the ‘Out-Of-Africa’ theory, a doctrine firmly accepted by mainstream scholars today.
[Ancient-Code.com]

Open Source Solutions: An Open Source Investigation
[CorbettReport | James Corbett]

US General Blows Whistle On What Was Really Found On Mars
“There are structures on the surface of Mars.  I will tell you for the record there are structures underneath the surface of Mars that cannot be seen by the Voyager cameras that went by in 1967…”
[Ancient-Code.com]

Mind Control In The Modern World
[TheCrowHouse | Max Igan]

Research Discover Vast Ancient Cities Hidden Deep Beneath The Cambodian Jungle
A new study with revolutionary laser scanning technology has allowed archaeologists to detect never-before-seen structures – believed to be thousands of years old – below the surface of the Cambodian rainforest.
[Ancient-Code.com]

…Oh, And Those Cracks In The NATO Alliance, Look At What…
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

Grow Full Size Radishes In Seed Flats: 1-2 Inches Of Soil! – TRG 2016
[TheRustedGarden | Gary Pilarchik]

Consciousness Researcher & Physicist Tom Campbell: Fireside Chat April 2016 [Part 2]
[Tom Campbell]

Washington Military Planners Have Gone Mad
[Journal-Neo.org | F. William Engdahl]

Medical Journal Openly Admits 50% Of People On Antidepressants Don’t Even Have Depression
[NaturalNews.com | Davis Gutierrez]

So Much Solar Energy, They’re Giving It Away – #GoodNewsNextWeek
[MediaMonarchy | James Evan Pilato]

Chile Has So Much Solar Energy It’s Giving It Away For Free
[Bloomberg.com | Javiera Quiroga]

NO TREATMENT NEEDED:  The US Population Could Cut Cancer Deaths In HALF Just By Adopting A Healthier Lifestyle
[NaturalNews.com | Amy Goodrich]

Logic & Illogic In Education
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | JonRappoport.wordpress.com | Jon Rappoport]

America’s Hidden Jobless Rate
[TheDailyBell.com | Staff]

Zika: Message To Purveyors Of Medical Fraud
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | JonRappoport.wordpress.com | Jon Rappoport]

Russia Building Out Its Asteroid Detection System & A Look Back At…
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

After Repeated Denials, Facebook Now Admits Its Employees Censored Targeted News Sites Like NaturalNews
[NaturalNews.com | David Gutierrez]

Clinton’s State Department Sold Weapons To Saudis While They Donated To Husband’s Foundation
[RT America | Manila Chan]

Bilderberg 2016:  What’s On The Agenda?
[TheCorbettReport | James Corbett]

Authoritarian Hillary Is Now On The Defensive
[TheDailyBell.com | Staff]

Gross Scientific Misconduct:  How GMO Scientists Lied About GM Corn To Engineer A Fake Consumer Choice Study
[NaturalNews.com | Jonathan Benson]

Grow Beyond Organic Crops With The Best Soil Products That Are NOT Fertilizers
[GrowingYourGreens.com | John]

Anti-Cancer Foods: What Your Doctors Aren’t Ready To Tell You
[NaturalNews.com | Sonia Nicholas]

Some Space Related Thoughts On The Navy’s New Rail Gun
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

The ‘Great Glyphosate Rebellion’ Once Again Blocks Europe’s Attempt To Relicense Monsanto Cancerous Herbicide
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

Consciousness Researcher & Physicist Campbell:  Fireside Chat April 2016 Pt 3
[Tom Campbell]

Shock Study: Countries With Highest Vaccinations Rates Have Highest Infant Mortality Rates, Too
[NaturalNews.com | David Gutierrez

Cancer & Vitamin-D  – Know How They Are
[iHealthTube.com | Dr. James Dowd]

University Installs Vending Machine To Peddle Drugs Directly To Students Without Phamacist Middlemen
[NaturalNews.com | Jonathan Beson]

Family Of Autism Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet Says Forensic Evidence Points To Murder, Impossible For Bullet Entry To Be Self-Inflicted
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

What Media Hit In De Niro Autism Film Affair
[Journal-NEO.org | F. William Engdahl]

Top Science Journal ‘NATURE’ Invokes The Same Science Warnings The HealthRanger Originally Wrote In 2012…Genetic Pollution From Gene Tinkering Endangers Us All
[NaturalNews.com | Mike Adams]

Deep State Disinfo – 9/11 & Rogue Networks – Dark Journalist Interviews Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
[DarkJournalist.com | Daniel Liszt]

FDA’s Latest Nutrition Label ‘Make Over’ Warns Consumers About Toxic Calorie Counts While Ignoring Noxious Genetically Modified Food & Toxic Chemical Additive
[NaturalNews.com | S.D. Wells]

6/9/2016 – Global Earthquake Forecast – Seismic Activity Spreading Worldwide From West Pacific
[Dutchsinse.com]

Do 5 Million Americans Really Have Bipolar Disorder?
[GreenMedInfo.com | Dr. Kelly Brogan, M.D.]

The Ultimate Antibiotic: Oregano…Why You Should Get Some Now To Help Protect You During Hard Times
[NaturalNews.com |Isabelle Z.]

Whistleblower: EPA Officials Covered Up Toxic Emissions From Fracking For Years
[UndergroundReporter.org | Nika Knight]

Hillary’s “Historic Win” Makes Things Worse, Not Better
[TheDailyBell]

PRESS RELEASE:  Vaccine Safety Documentary Pulled From East End Film Festival Amid Outside Pressure
[GreenMedInfo.com | GMI Reporter]

Breaking Brexit – #NewWorldNextWeek
[TheCorbett Report | Media Monarchy | James Corbett | James Evan Pilato]

Garlic’s Healing Properties Are So Intense That It Is 100 Times More Effective Than Antibiotic Treatments
[NaturalNews.com |Sarah Landers]

9 Financial Risks Of Doing Business With Monsanto
[NaturalSociety.com | Christina Sarich]

Health Benefits Of Ginger
[HealingPowerHour | Dr. Akila Schafer]

Top Vegetables To Live By
[Mercola.com | Dr. Mercola]

Your Medicine Is In Your Pantry
[GreenMedInfo.com | Karta Purkh Khalsa]

Germany’s BND To Become A Branch Of The CIA?
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

GeoEngineering Watch Global Alert News – June 11, 2016 [GeoEngineetingWatch.org]
[GeoEngineetingWatch.org | Dane Wigington]

How To Cage Your Tomato Plant After It Gets Big With Little Damage
[GrowingYourGreens | John]

Top 7 Reasons Why Chemo Fails, Creating New Cancers & Crippling The Chances Of Recovery
[NaturalNews.com | S.D. Wells]

A Disturbing Trend: Internet Exposure Of Bilderberg Is  Met With Defiance
[TheDailyBell.com | Staff]

Drug Companies To Pay $67 Million For ‘Exaggerating Claims, Misleading Doctors’
[NaturalSociety.com | Julie Fidler]

Recommended Mammograms Could Lead To This Risk
[iHealthTube.com | Dr. Veronique Desaulniers]

Breakaway Links Of The Day – June 10, 2016

Breakaway
TheBreakway
Zy Marquiez
June 11, 2016

Here are yesterday’s links.

Please note that there a few alternative health tips in some of the links below.

Have a great weekend.

FDA’s Latest Nutrition Label ‘Make Over’ Warns Consumers About Toxic Calorie Counts While Ignoring Noxious Genetically Modified Food & Toxic Chemical Additive
[NaturalNews.com | S.D. Wells]

6/9/2016 – Global Earthquake Forecast – Seismic Activity Spreading Worldwide From West Pacific
[Dutchsinse.com]

Do 5 Million Americans Really Have Bipolar Disorder?
[GreenMedInfo.com | Dr. Kelly Brogan, M.D.]

The Ultimate Antibiotic: Oregano…Why You Should Get Some Now To Help Protect You During Hard Times
[NaturalNews.com |Isabelle Z.]

Whistleblower: EPA Officials Covered Up Toxic Emissions From Fracking For Years
[UndergroundReporter.org | Nika Knight]

Hillary’s “Historic Win” Makes Things Worse, Not Better
[TheDailyBell]

PRESS RELEASE:  Vaccine Safety Documentary Pulled From East End Film Festival Amid Outside Pressure
[GreenMedInfo.com | GMI Reporter]

Breaking Brexit – #NewWorldNextWeek
[TheCorbett Report | Media Monarchy | James Corbett | James Evan Pilato]

Garlic’s Healing Properties Are So Intense That It Is 100 Times More Effective Than Antibiotic Treatments
[NaturalNews.com |Sarah Landers]

9 Financial Risks Of Doing Business With Monsanto
[NaturalSociety.com | Christina Sarich]

Health Benefits Of Ginger
[HealingPowerHour | Dr. Akila Schafer]

Top Vegetables To Live By
[Mercola.com | Dr. Mercola]

Your Medicine Is In Your Pantry
[GreenMedInfo.com | Karta Purkh Khalsa]

The Ultimate Antibiotic: Oregano…Why You Should Get Some Now To Help Protect You During Hard Times

Oregano oilSource: NaturalNews.com
Isabelle Z.
June 10, 2016

Antibiotics have been getting a lot of bad press lately – and for good reason. Besides their many harmful effects, they are vastly over-prescribed, and are leading to the evolution of deadly superbugs that can’t be killed. This is leading many people to seek out natural alternatives, and one of the best herbs that boasts antibiotic properties is oregano.

If you’ve ever wondered how people survived before modern medicine, the answers can be found growing in the world’s mountains, forests and jungles. Native to the Mediterranean, oregano oil was first used for medicinal purposes in ancient Greece, where it was noted for its antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. While some people only know it as a spice for pizza and other Italian dishes, it remains a popular treatment today, and can be used for a number of problems, including colds and flu, arthritis, ear infections, sore throat, diarrhea, tuberculosis and rashes, to name just a few.

Antibiotics and antioxidants in one

Oregano oil is a lot more potent than the dried version, but both carry health benefits. According to the USDA, oregano’s antioxidant capacity is somewhere between three and 20 times higher than all other herbs, and it’s believed to have four times the antioxidants of blueberries.

In one recent study, oregano easily beat the 18 antibiotics that are currently used in treating MRSA staph infections. It has also proven effective to treat norovirus. This food-borne illness is notoriously difficult to treat, but the carvacrol found in oregano can break down the virus’s tough external walls.

It has also been shown to help expedite the death of cancer cells, which means it shows some promising potential for cancer treatment.

Conditions that can be helped by oregano

Respiratory issues: Oregano oil can treat problems such as bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia and asthma. It can also get rid of sinus buildup.

Digestive problems: Oil of oregano can be used to treat food poisoning, which makes it a useful oil to carry when traveling. It can also be used to combat ulcers, bacterial infections and parasites.

Pain relief: Some people use the oil externally for muscle soreness and pain relief, and it’s particularly soothing for joint pain thanks to its warming properties. It should be mixed with a base oil first to avoid skin irritation.

Oral health: Oregano oil contains thymol, which is used in mouthwashes to fight bad breath, plaque and bacteria. Add a few drops to your toothbrush and brush away the bacteria!

Allergies:
The oil has antimicrobial and antiviral properties that can help the body fight against external allergens.

Immunity: If you want to boost your body’s defenses against sore throats and colds, take two or three drops daily mixed into water or juice.

Congestion: Oregano oil can be diluted in a carrier oil or lotion and then applied to the chest area to relieve congestion. You can also add a few drops of the essential oil to a handkerchief and inhale it to relieve nasal congestion.

Dandruff: A few drops of oregano oil can be added to shampoo to help eliminate dandruff, or it can be mixed with coconut oil to create an anti-dandruff scalp massage oil.

As you can see, oregano’s many healing properties make it ideal for tackling a number of different conditions. The next time one of these issues is plaguing you, why not give oregano oil a try? You could save yourself from taking medications that have some very scary side effects, and you might even be able to avoid taking antibiotics! Oregano is just one of many herbs that Big Pharma doesn’t want you to realize works just as well as its own toxic medications, but with none of the adverse effects.

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

TRG 2016: Herb Garden Make-Over: Lemon Balm, Oregano, Chives, Thyme, Celery LeaF, Parsley & Sage

Source: TheRustedGarden
Gary Pilarchik

Every 4-5 years it is good to give your herb garden a make-over, You can remove tired plants, add young replacements, re-organize the look and just get something new in there. Early spring is really the best time to do this. It is less stress on your plants.

Check out my vegetable gardening blog: The Rusted Garden. It is filled with garden information, videos, pictures, seed catalogs and seeds & things I sell. http://www.therustedgarden.blogspot.com

How Essential Oils Can Help Replace Overused Antibiotics & Stop Drug Resistant Superbugs

Essential oils

Source: NaturalNews.com
David Gutierrez
February 19, 2016

Antibiotic resistance is rapidly reaching the scale of a global health crisis. More and more people are being treated with “last resort” antibiotics, and the head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, recently warned that the explosion of increasingly virulent drug-resistant microbes may eventually mean the “end of modern medicine.”

“The rise of antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis,” Chan said. “More and more governments recognize (it is) one of the greatest threats to health today.”

One thing that ordinary consumers can do to stem this tide, is to avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatments by using natural alternatives.

Why antibiotics are bad for your health

One of the most common misuses of antibiotics is when doctors prescribe them for viral problems, such as a cold or the flu, or minor bacterial infections that might otherwise have cleared up on their own.

Essential oils provide numerous benefits over antibiotics. They do not contribute to the evolution of drug resistance, preserving antibiotics for truly serious or life-saving uses – particularly if you avoid always using the same essential oil for every infection. In addition, essential oils do not cause wholesale destruction of your body’s good microbes – “microbiome” – the way antibiotics do. Antibiotic use is increasingly being linked with a variety of systemic health problems, probably due to disruption of the many subtle processes that our microbiomes perform for our bodies. Even taking probiotics after antibiotics is not enough to undo this damage.

So, for your health and for the health of society as a whole, here are some of the top antimicrobial essential oils. Studies have shown many of these to be as effective as antibiotics, and in some cases more so.

The top antibacterial oils

Tea tree oil is one of the easiest essential oils for a beginner to use. Unlike most essential oils, it can safely be applied directly to the skin, without first being diluted with a carrier oil. It has shown potent activity against viruses, bacteria and other microbes.

Eucalyptus oil, in addition to its antimicrobial effects, has been shown to speed wound healing and to protect injuries from exposure to air (much like a bandage).

Does your natural toothpaste contain peppermint essential oil, and not just peppermint flavor? It should! Peppermint is a potent antimicrobial and antiviral agent.

Lavender oil has shown antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It is particularly effective in speeding the healing of minor skin injuries including cuts, wounds, burns and sunburns, and keeping them from scarring. It is also an effective treatment for inflammatory and bacterial skin conditions including acne and psoriasis.

The common kitchen herbs oregano and thyme, in their essential oil form, are potent antibacterials that have both shown effectiveness against staph bacteria, including the MRSA superbug. Oregano has also been found to be effective against E. coli and salmonella.

Continue Reading At: NaturalNews.com