Natural Remedies For Over 200 Illnesses

Infection

Overview

Infection is a condition caused by the growth of disease-causing pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi) in the body. These infectious agents grow in colonies that are invasive and multiply, damaging cells by various means, including directly, through release of toxins, or through allergic reaction.

Symptoms of infection include redness, inflammation, pain, swelling, and pus formation (abscess) at the site of the infection. Fever, cough, sneezing, fatigue, and bowel dysfunction (diarrhea) can also arise due to infection.

Note: Antibiotics do not protect against viral infection or inflammatory conditions, although they are often prescribed for such conditions. Although antibiotics can be effective when used appropriately, especially for serious or life-threatening bacterial infections, their indiscriminate use is not advised. The indiscriminate use of antibiotics has produced multiple-drug-resistant bacterial strains of “super bugs” and is in danger of rendering antibiotics ineffective against life-threatening infections.

Moreover, antibiotics destroy both harmful bacteria and the beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, potentially causing digestive and gastrointestinal problems and systemic yeast (Candida albicans) overgrowth.

If you suspect you have a bacterial infection, ask your doctor to take a culture of saliva or tissues or fluids from the infected area. If it is a bacterial infection, samples of different antibiotics can be placed in the growing bacteria to determine which will be the most effective in killing that specific bacteria; this is called a sensitivity test. If you do take antibiotics, be sure to supplement with acidophilus during and after the course of treatment.

Caution: If fever and painful joints occur, this may be a sign of an infectious disease that is spreading throughout the body. To be sure, seek immediate medical attention.

Infection occurs when disease causing pathogens get past our natural defenses. Those defenses are weakened if the skin is cut or scraped or if the immune system is weakened by medication, an overburden of toxins or illness.  Babies tend to get more infections because their immune systems have not yet learned to recognize and attack some microbes.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Health protocols

Detox:

  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic.  Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water.  It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.

Hydrotherapy:

Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.

  • We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water.

Increase your intake of garlic and unflavored yogurt, and add infection fighting foods, such as diluted and organic (no sugar added) orange juice, apples and apple juice, grapes and grape juice, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, plums, figs, cabbage, onion, kelp, and raw honey to your diet.

Use coconut oil in cooking for its powerful anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Avoid sugar in any form, and drink plenty of filtered water.

It is important to not add further toxicity to your system when you are trying to heal so also adhere to the following:

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.
  • Eliminate conventional dairy products.  The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows.  If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
  • Avoid conventional beef.  The best beef is organic grass fed beef.

www.grasslandbeef.com  The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.

Supplements:

The following nutritional alternative to antibiotics is often effective in treating infection, particularly in the initial stages: vitamin A (400,000 IU daily for five days), liquid garlic extract (up to two 4-ounce bottles a day) or the equivalent of high-quality garlic in capsules or tablets, and vitamin C to bowel tolerance.

Note: This protocol should only be used only under your doctor’s guidance. The dosages are for an average 150-pound adult and should be scaled down proportionately according to weight. The vitamin A should be taken for a period of at least three days, but no more than five days. In addition, vitamin A in these doses can cause headaches in about 1% of those who use it. Should this occur, decrease the dose.

Other useful nutrients for dealing with infection include: colloidal silver, essential fatty acids (EFAs), bromelain (an enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties), calcium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, and zinc.

As well as the above supplements, also include the following to speed up healing:

  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.  The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product.  You can find more details here.
  • Take an Omega 3 supplement:

Krill oil

Fish oil

Cod liver oil

Vegetarian

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  • Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:

Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.

. Find out more by clicking here.

  • Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress.  Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.  Find a practitioner here.

Ayurvedic Medicine

As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Applying Neem oil to the affected area for its anti-bacteria properties or drinking neem tea.

Cinnamon tea as an immune- enhancing aid to fight against infection.

Using Tulsi (Grinded Basil leaves) Tulsi protects from all sorts of infections from viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Herbs for strengthening the immune system:

  • Dong Chong Xia Cao (Cordyceps)
  • Ren Shen (Radix et Rhizoma Ginseng)
  • Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis)
  • Huang Qi (Radix Astragali)
  • Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)

Herbs with an anti-bacterial effect:

  • Bai Tou Weng (Radix Pulsatillae)
  • Chuan Xin Lian (Herba Andrographis)
  • Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
  • Hu Zhang (Rhizoma et Radix Polygoni Cuspidati)
  • Huang Bo (Cortex Phellodendri Chinensis)
  • Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)
  • Ku Shen (Radix Sophorae Flavescentis)
  • Pu Gong Ying (Herba Taraxaci)
  • Shan Dou Gen (Radix et Rhizoma Sophorae Tonkinensis)

Aromatherapy

For fungicidal infections, cedarwood is effective, while for infected wounds, frankincense, tea tree, and/or patchouli can be useful.

A powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral essential oil is oregano oil.  The oil helps the immune system destroy viruses so cells can regenerate and begin to function normally.  For dietary or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. When used topically, dilute 1 part Oregano essential oil with 4 parts organic olive and apply 1-2 drops on location.  Since Oregano is considered a “hot” oil, it is excellent to use neat on the bottom of the feet. It can also be used in cooking or adding flavor to foods. Be sure to use just a touch to taste!

To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.

Homeopathic Medicine

Useful homeopathic remedies for infections include: Calendula, Ferrum phosphoricum, Graphites, Hepar sulphuris calcareum, Mercurius solubilis and Sulphur

Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription.  Find your closest Homeopath here

Herbs

Herbs that act as anti-infectious agents include echinacea, goldenseal, garlic, Oregon grape, barberry, and adaptogenic herbs such as Siberian ginseng. Grapefruit seed extract also has strong antibiotic-like properties and can be applied topically or taken orally. Olive leaf extract has both antibacterial and antiviral properties, making it useful for a wide range of infections.

Other

Juice Therapy: Combining the juices of carrot, celery, beet, cantaloupe, and ginger can be helpful.

Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating infection: Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy and Reflexology. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)

Fighting infections without antibiotics www.webnat.com/articles/Antibiotics.asp

Garlic for a chest infection www.livestrong.com/article/494264-garlic-for-a-chest-infection

Coconut oil for infection www.livestrong.com/article/320227-how-to-use-coconut-oil-for-infection

The best way to cleansing and purification of the body  www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php

Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters

Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf

Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/squeaky_clean.php

Colloidal Silver NC_Newsletter_09-08.pdf

Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong  NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf      

Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf

Video

Ayurvedic remedies for ear infection www.homeveda.com/infections-and-allergies/natural-ayurvedic-home-remedies-for-ear-infection.html

Research

Garlic and infection study www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-90644/Is-garlic-natures-best-medicine.html

Oregano Oil May Protect Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Georgetown Researcher Finds www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011011065609.htm

Further Information (links and books)

The Healing Power of Garlic by Paul Bergner

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics by John McKenna

by Bernie S Siegel

The Healing Power of Nature Foods: 50 Revitalizing Superfoods & Lifestyle Choices To Promote Vibrant Health by Susan Smith Jones

Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen

Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski

The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal

The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine

Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

Judith Hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.com   www.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

Trusted products

Essential Oils www.amoils.com

KT Daily Supplements

Aromatherapy oils

Rebound Air – mini trampoline

Clean well – Natural Cleaning Products

EMF necklace – blocker and stress reducing pendant

Neutralize electromagnetic chaos

Dr Callaghan Techniques

Supplements

Water filter

Candida plan

Herbal and homeopathic remedies