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Beyond Antibiotics

Beyond Antibiotics

Author: Michael A. Schmidt, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437773

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 460

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At a time when the numbers of emerging infections and antibiotic-resistant bacteria are rising sharply, the supply of new antibiotic drugs has been steadily decreasing. In addition, many health providers have failed to consider that our bodies are cloaked in a blanket of bacteria so pervasive that the bacterial cells outnumber our “human” cells by a factor of ten. In short, we are living in a microbe’s world and cannot ignore the very real potential for untreatable serious infections. In this timely book, Dr. Michael Schmidt proposes we focus on strengthening ourselves by thinking of our bodies as a “human-microbe hybrid.” This requires taking action to raise our defenses, while preserving the integrity of the microbial elements that live on and within us. Drawing on the latest research from several scientific fields, Schmidt presents a strategy of medicine that can be used to build and balance our system of immune defense and repair. He offers a set of general recommendations that can easily be used to tailor programs to individuals seeking to support health maintenance, prevent illness, fight active acute or chronic infections, and foster faster recovery from infections.

Beyond Antibiotics

Beyond Antibiotics

Author: Michael A. Schmidt

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556431805

Category: Medical

Page: 364

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With 50 pages of new material, the latest edition of this guide presents additional evidence that modern medicine's continuing reliance on antibiotics as a prime weapon against illness deserves rethinking. Here the authors suggest many natural methods to strengthen the body's immune system.

Healing Lyme Beyond Antibiotics

Healing Lyme Beyond Antibiotics

Author: Isabella S. Oehry

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982239237

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 162

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HEALING LYME BEYOND ANTIBIOTICS Lyme disease is now the most common tick-borne disease in Europe, Asia, and the United States: according to the CDC, each year in the US alone there are an estimated 300, 000 cases of Lyme disease. As researchers work to find ways to combat Borrelia burgdorferi and other bacteria known to cause Lyme disease, practitioners of allopathic medicine currently have few options beyond antibiotics to offer patients. After becoming very ill with Lyme disease, unsuccessful treatments with antibiotics left Isa extremely weak, exhausted, unable to think clearly, or function normally. A chance remark by her niece about a natural remedy inspired Isa to investigate alternative healing methods. After an extensive search she found the treatment she needed and recovered fully. Healing Lyme Beyond Antibiotics tells the story of Isa’s successful recovery, but is more than a guide on how to cure oneself from Lyme disease by natural means. It also informs the reader about the bacteria that cause the illness, offers detailed information about bacterial hosts and reservoirs, and gives advice on how to protect oneself from getting infected. – a must read book for everyone afflicted with Lyme disease –

The multiple roles of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in nature

The multiple roles of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in nature

Author: Fiona Walsh

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889195251

Category: Antibiotics

Page: 135

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Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance have most commonly been viewed in the context of human use and effects. However, both have co-existed in nature for millennia. Recently the roles of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes have started to be discussed in terms of functions other than bacterial inhibition and protection. This special topic will focus on both the traditional role of antibiotics as warfare mechanisms and their alternative roles and uses within nature such as antibiotics as signals or communication mechanisms, antibiotic selection at low concentrations, the non-specific role of resistance mechanisms in nature: e.g. efflux pumps, evolution of antibiotic resistance and the role of persisters in natural antibiotic resistance.

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics – Revised and Updated

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics – Revised and Updated

Author: John McKenna

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717165988

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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‘A long-awaited book that answers many questions.’ Jan de Vries Antibiotics were developed in the 1940s. Then, they were hailed as a huge breakthrough in the treatment of bacterial infections. Today, they are the most commonly prescribed drugs worldwide. But massive over-prescription of antibiotics has created its own problems. The advent of antibiotic-resistant organisms – or ‘superbugs’ – has led more and more people to demand alternatives. Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics is a revised and updated version of Dr John McKenna’s international bestseller Alternatives to Antibiotics. First published in 1996 and translated into 16 languages, Alternatives to Antibiotics explains in simple, jargon-free language the variety of alternatives to antibiotics in treating infections. Dr McKenna compares conventional medicine and alternative medical approaches, highlighting the benefits and drawbacks of both. In Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics, Dr McKenna looks at the various strains of infections which have become resistant since his international bestseller Alternatives to Antibiotics was published. Dr McKenna has expanded his sections on alternative, herbal, homeopathic and nutritional medicines, and shows directly that it is still possible to treat infections without antibiotics while still acknowledging the times that they may be necessary. Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics: Table of Contents Introduction The History of Antibiotics Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics The Use and Abuse of Antibiotics Conventional and Alternative Medical Approaches Childhood Infections Herbal Medicine Homeopathic Medicine Nutritional Medicine Nutritional Supplements The Role of Stress Conclusion

The Antibiotic Era

The Antibiotic Era

Author: Scott H. Podolsky

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421415949

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Only by understanding the historical forces that have shaped our current situation, Podolsky argues, can we properly understand and frame our choices moving forward.

Bacteriophages

Bacteriophages

Author: Pilar García Suárez

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039434046

Category: Science

Page: 390

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There is talk of an upcoming antibiotic armageddon, with untreatable post-operative infections, and similarly untreatable complications after chemotherapy. Indeed, the now famous “O’Neill Report” (https://amr-review.org/) suggests that, by 2050, more people might die from antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections than from cancer. While we are still learning all the subtle drivers of antibiotic resistance, it seems increasingly clear that we need to take a “one health” approach, curtailing the use of antibiotics in both human and veterinary medicine. However, there are no new classes of antibiotics on our horizon. Maybe something that has been around “forever” can come to our rescue—bacteriophages! Nevertheless, it is also necessary to do things differently, and use these new antimicrobials appropriately. Therefore, an in-depth study of bacteriophage biology and case-by-case applications might be required. Whilst by no means comprehensive, this book does cover some of the many topics related to bacteriophages as antimicrobials, including their use in human therapy and aquaculture. It also explores the potential use of phage endolysins as substitutes of antibiotics in two sectors where there is an urgent need—human therapy and the agro-food industry. Last but not least, there is an excellent perspective article on phage therapy implementation.

The End of an Antibiotic Era

The End of an Antibiotic Era

Author: Rinke van den Brink

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030707231

Category: Medical

Page: 322

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In this monograph, journalist Rinke van den Brink takes a closer look at the limitations and risks of today’s antibiotic use. Though all developed societies have grown accustomed to successfully treating bacterial infections with these wonder drugs, the author focuses on the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant infections. By examining recent mass outbreaks, readers will gain a better understanding of the global impact of antimicrobial resistance – one of the most serious public health threats today. Following this somewhat disquieting review of the status quo, interviews with a number of specialists provide an outlook on possible solutions. In a world that is more connected than ever, partnerships between different healthcare systems are becoming all the more important. Rinke van den Brink uses the example of a border-spanning collaboration between the Netherlands and Germany to demonstrate how effective lines of communication can be established. The book offers a wealth of useful background information for healthcare personnel. Not only does it share insights into the functional microbe-antibiotic relationship; it also discusses how clinics can effectively address outbreaks, helping readers to learn from past experiences and develop effective new strategies.