When it comes to antibacterial agents, natural medicine really shines. While there are hundreds of natural antibiotics of varying degrees of strength, here are some of my faves:
1. Oregano Oil—The King of natural antibiotics, study after study proves the effectiveness of oregano oil. Three volumes of research by Paul Belaiche
found that oregano oil killed 96% of all pneumococcus bacteria, 92% of all
neisseria, proteus, and staphylococcus bacteria. Some strains of neisseria are
responsible for diseases like gonorrhea or meningitis. Proteus is a type of
intestinal infection, and staphylococcus is the culprit in some types of food
poisoning. Oregano oil eliminated 83% of streptococcus and 78% of
enterococcus, which are linked with strep throat, scarlet fever, rheumatic
fever, toxic shock syndrome, cystitis, wound infections, and anorexia.
2. Olive Leaf Extract—Olive leaf, like many other natural antibiotics, is also a good antiviral, making it an excellent choice when the nature of the microbe
is not completely known. Drs. O. and B. Lee at the…
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Fish is one of the best things you can eat. But it just isn’t as easy as it used to be.
We know that fish is very good for you, especially your brain and heart, particularly if you are eating oily fish high in omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, we’ve depleted our fisheries to the point where many of the fish we have traditionally enjoyed are no longer sustainable and pollution in our waterbodies has made eating non-toxic fish harder. All of this means that the price of fish has steadily crept higher and higher, making it harder to achieve the eating of more fish. Adding confusion to the mix is the introduction of fish farms. To meet demand at a lower cost, farmed fish has become increasingly popular. Many of these aquaculture operations employ ecological and sustainable practices, but fish farming can be a really dirty business, so you have to be aware of what the farm…
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Apple picking season is September through November and yet they’re available year-round. How? They’re sprayed with a fungicide to prevent spoilage and then coated with a food-grade wax before being put into cold storage, says Christopher Campbell, EWG’s Vice President for Information Technology. “They only pick them one time a year, so that apple you eat in August was picked the previous year,” says Campbell.
This grants them the top spot in the Dirty Dozen list.
Like apples, you can’t peel or wash your way out of this one. Because pesticides need to be diluted before being added to crops, they’re water soluble, says Campbell. Since celery has a high water content, the toxins are sucked directly into the stalk, making it virtually impossible to get around ingesting the pesticides unless you buy organic.
Sweet bell peppers
Similar to apples…
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