Antibiotics Introduction
Antibiotics History
Antibiotics Classes
All Antibiotics Classes Table
Types of Antibiotics
Indications for Antibiotics
Antibiotic Pharmacodynamics
Alternatives to Antibiotics
   - Some Alternatives
   - Natural Alternatives
   - Homeopathy Alternatives
   - Antibacterial Essential Oils
Antibiotic Resistance
  - Antibiotic Resistance History
  - Antibiotic Resistance Introduction
  - Signs of Antibiotic Resistance
  - Resistant Organisms
  - Bacterial Mechanisms
  - Causes of Antibiotic Resistance
  - Combating Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic Side Effects
   - Antibiotics Allergies
Antibiotics and Alcohol

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics

In this article, describes the result of the over use of antibiotics and suggests alternative natural remedies to be used, especially for minor complaints. Antibiotic medication produced great excitement when it was introduced in the 1930s. Many thought it would be the cure for all infectious diseases. What was not taken into account was the adaptability of bacteria and their increased resistance and we are now in a situation where antibiotics are fast becoming obsolete through overuse.

Because of the initial success of antibiotics, research into alternatives such as vitamins and bacteriophages was halted until quite recently. Moreover, pharmaceutical companies are continuing their search for stronger and stronger antibiotics rather than looking for a more sustainable alternative. This is because they are still making huge profits from their patented synthetic drugs.

Antibiotics can have an important use in medicine, especially when the bacteria has infected blood stream, bone, spinal cord or other vital organs. She feels, however, that there are many remedies for more common ailments which have been vastly neglected. These include herbs such as echinacea and garlic. The former stimulates the immune system and is a mild antibiotic, and the latter is an excellent antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent. Propolis, made by bees to ensure an infection-free environment for egg laying, can be used as a strong antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral agent. Antioxidants can also be used, not to attack pathogens directly, but to ensure optimal immune function. The body manufactures its own antioxidants from minerals such as copper, manganese, selenium, zinc and the Vitamin B complex. It also uses ready-made antioxidants from vitamins A, C and E, carotenoids and zinc. The best foods where antioxidants are to be found are dark green vegetables, dark coloured berries, carrots and other yellow, red or orange vegetables and fruit. Many essential oils also have excellent antiviral and antibacterial effect, most notably oregano, clove, tea tree and thyme.

Doctor concludes with two case studies, one of a 17 year old girl with recurrent throat infection and one of a 26 year student with a skin rash caused by bacterial infection.

In the first case an improved diet with more fruit and vegetables, a multivitamin and mineral supplement and the use of echinacea when she felt ill, produced a good result with only one infection shortly after the initial consultation and only one other mild sore throat. In the second case a high dose of multivitamin and mineral plus extra antioxidants was prescribed, together with daily intake of garlic and the application tea tree oil to the rash. After two months only scarring remained.

Antibiotics Dictionary

Antibiotics for Acne
Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media
Antibiotics for Abscessed Tooth
Antibiotics for Abortion
Antibiotics for Abdominal Infection
Antibiotics for Acid Reflux
Antibiotics for Acinetobacter
Antibiotics for Acidophilus
Antibiotics for Actinomyces
Antibiotics for Adults
Antibiotics for Adenoids
Antibiotics for Advantages
Antibiotics for Aerobic Anaerobic
Antibiotics for AECB
Antibiotics for Aeromonas
Antibiotics for Agriculture
Antibiotics for Agar
Antibiotics for Age
Antibiotics for Aggressive Periodontitis
Antibiotics for AIDS(HIV/AIDS)
Antibiotics for Allergies
Antibiotics for ALS
Antibiotics for Alpacas
Antibiotics for Alzheimer's
Antibiotics for Amoebiasis
Antibiotics for Amoeba
Antibiotics for Aminoglycosides
Antibiotics for Ammonia
Antibiotics for Anthrax
Antibiotics for Animal Bites
Antibiotics for Anemia
Antibiotics for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Antibiotics for Angular Cheilitis
Antibiotics for Anorectal Abscess
Antibiotics for Anorexia
Antibiotics for Antifungal
Antibiotics for Antineoplastics
Antibiotics for Antiviral
Antibiotics for ANUG
Antibiotics for Anxiety
Antibiotics for Aortic Insufficiency
Antibiotics for Appendicitis
Antibiotics for Arthritis
Antibiotics for Arthroscopic Surgery
Antibiotics for Aspiration Pneumonia
Antibiotics for Asthma
Antibiotics for Aspergillus
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