By Steven Horne, RH (AHG) & Kimberly Balas, ND
See also Antibiotics (alternatives to)
Any of a large group of microscopic organisms that live in soil, water, plants, organic matter, or the live bodies of animals or people. Bacteria are single-celled organisms that live in and around us. Bacteria may be helpful, but in certain conditions may cause illnesses. Bacteria may be free-living, saprophytic (feed on dead or decaying organic matter) or pathogenic (cause disease).
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Take the Herbal products (images) as suggested on the label and for the homeopathic product carry it with you all day.
Take a few drops (4 or 5) under the tongue and keep it there for a minute then swallow.
Do that 4 or 5 times a day.
Below is a list of other suggested products. Those in bold (below) are key products for the health issue explained on this page.
For details and ordering click on the bold names below or on "Add to Cart".
Herbs: Echinacea Purpurea, Garlic, High Potency, Golden Seal, Oregon
Herbal Formulas: Echinacea/Golden Seal, Enviro-Detox, IN -X, Lymph Gland Cleanse, Ultimate Echinacea and
Topicals: Silver Shield Rescue Gel
Nutrients: Silver Shield, Vitamin A & D and Vitamin D3
Nutraceuticals: Elderberry D3fense and Immune
Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Guardian, Myrrh, Rosemary, Tea Tree Oil, Thyme and Wild Oregano
Note: Mixing a drop or two of an antibacterial
essential oil into a little black salve makes a good topical
application for skin infections. One can also add essential oils to Silver Shield gel.
About Bacteries Like everything else in nature, bacteria consume material to grow and multiply. They also produce by-products, or waste. Some of these by-products can benefit the bacteria and their environment. Other by-products are regarded as defense mechanisms. These defense molecules try to protect the bacteria from harm-even if it means destroying their world, which in some cases is us!
Bacteria are everywhere
Consider this: No matter how hard we try to get rid of them, there are more bacteria in and on you than there are people on this earth. The intestines alone have about 100 trillion bacteria, which outnumbered all the cells in the human body 10 to 1.
But don't be too worried. You've been living with them since before you could walk or talk. Most don't stay around that long. It has been estimated that humans excrete a couple of trillion bacteria through feces every day. That's about one-third of our fecal matter.
There are more than 400 species of bacteria, many of which share your internal space every second of every day. It is quite obvious that the sheer number of bacteria can affect us profoundly. They metabolize, reproduce, and colonize just like the cells that make up our bodies. Many produce byproducts and substances that can benefit us. They can mutate or change in response to their environment and bodies and unfortunately, some can produce substances that are not good for us.
However, you will discover that it goes both ways-not only do the bacteria influence us, but we also influence our internal bacterial population. It's only when we ignore them-or ignore that they even exist that we can get into serious trouble.
We may be the underdogs, but we can still conquer the bad bacteria, and keep and enhance the good bacteria.
Yes, the numbers are overwhelming. And yes, the magnitude of bacteria is unfathomable. However, there is no need to throw in the towel. As with most compelling battles, there are good guys and bad guys. The bad bacteria can lead to a variety of illnesses. The good guys are critical for your good health.