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The Antibiotic Alternative
by Cindy L. A. Jones   

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Publisher:  Healing Arts Press ISBN-10:  9780892818778 Type: 


Copyright:  Sep 1 2000

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The Antibiotic Alternative

Protect yourself and your family from the misuse of antibiotics, learn how to control and overcome infections with natural and herbal remedies, maintain a healthy and vibrant immune system without antibiotic dependency, control stress to protect your immune system.

Avoid the dangerous overuse of antibiotics by using natural herbal remedies to strengthen your own immune defenses. * Protect yourself and your family from the misuse of antibiotics. * Learn how to control and overcome infections with natural remedies. * Maintain a vibrant and healthy immune system without antibiotic dependency. When antibiotics were discovered they were hailed as the magic bullet that would put an end to the threat of infectious disease. In fact, in 1969 the U.S. Surgeon General stated that "the war against infectious disease has been won." But in the last fifteen years we have faced an alarming increase in cases of bacterial infections that will not respond to antibiotics. What is more, the use of antibiotics in agricultural feeds and the widespread over prescription of antibiotics has deepened the threat of resistant bacteria to potentially epidemic proportions. Even when appropriately prescribed, antibiotics weaken the immune system by altering the body's natural bacterial balance. While antibiotics have their place in treating acute life-threatening conditions, The Antibiotic Alternative shows how the best defense against infectious disease is to strengthen your own immune system. With advice on stress management and diet and complete monographs of a dozen readily available herbs, Dr. Jones shows you how to ward off infectious disease naturally without antibiotic overdependence. She provides directions for making herbal teas, salves, and tinctures and includes specific herbal recommendations for more than twenty common ailments ranging from acne to wound treatment.

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The Antibiotic Alternative
Why use an antibiotic alternative? The reasons to look elsewhere are compelling. Even when properly administered, antibiotics weaken the immune system by altering the body’s natural bacterial balance. They are overprescribed, often inappropriately, and are being used preventively to ward off infections. In addition to weakening individual immune systems, antibiotics have led to resistant strains of bacteria. The author, who holds a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology, suggests going back to the basics – building a healthy immune system. Her message? Resist from within. Dr. Jones recommends various modalities with long traditions of use for treating chronic, non-life-threatening illnesses. Herbal medicine is given prime attention; herbs with immune-system-strengthening and antibiotic properties are highlighted. Other approaches are: osteopathy (the mortality rate for osteopathic patients during the 1918 flue epidemic was substantially lower), anthroposophical medicine, homeopathy, hyperthermia (such as sauna and hot baths), and acupuncture. She also recommends breastfeeding newborns as a life-long immune-boosting and disease-preventing strategy. The benefits of these holistic approaches are fewer side effects, a stronger immune system, and less expense. -Irene Tysh, The Bloomsbury Review

The Antibiotic Alternative
I learned a great deal from The Antibiotic Alternative. I also found it easy and enjoyable to read, extremely informative and interesting. Cindy gives you the full scope of the subject from historical to modern day treatments with antibiotics including misuse and antibiotic resistance. Causes of infections (which many may surprise you) as well as ways to optimize your immune system naturally are addressed with programs outlined to control various infections. Cindy specializes in writing about evidenced based herbal therapies and treatments. Although this is her first book, she has extensive experience writing for companies and magazines. Cindy obtained her Ph. D. in biochemistry/molecular biology from the University of Cincinnati medical school and is a member of the following organizations: · American Association for the Advancement of Science · American Medical Writers Association · American Society of Pharmacognosy · Herb Society of America This is an impressive collection of information that should be in everyone's library who wants to naturally address anything from the common cold to ear, skin, digestive, fungal and even viral infections. -Juli Kight,

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Reader Reviews for "The Antibiotic Alternative"

Reviewed by Frustrated MD 4/10/2002
Giving this book to patients would be a great way for physicians to educate those that insist on being prescribed antibiotics.
Reviewed by Gavin Wahl 11/21/2001
Reviewed by Cindy Jones 11/13/2001

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