Infection

Is the Swimming Pool Making You Sick?

…Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) which are spread by swallowing or inhaling pool water. Various kinds of gastrointestinal, eye, throat, and ear infections are caused by RWIs, but diarrhea is the most commonly reported illness identified after a dip in the pool. The benefits of swimming for full body…

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How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit

…treat five gallons, or 16 drops for one gallon. * PAV Pitch—This fragrant resin from trees is effective in treating practically any type of skin infection, whether bacterial, viral, or fungal in origin. I’ve used it successfully in cases of ringworm, scabies, nail fungus, and infectious wounds. I particularly…

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The Benefits of Oral Probiotics

…recurrent tonsillitis, and viral infections. This bacteria also produces compounds referred to as “bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances” or BLIS, which act as natural antibacterials that help control the growth of undesirable invasive microorganisms that cause infections. For small children, it can…

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Massage Away Diabetic Lesions

…the pain of the massage, use a mixture of 2% lidocaine and an anti-bacterial ointment. This gentle method of massage increases circulation to the infected area. After a few days, massage the area more firmly and gradually expand the massage to include the outer rim of the circle. Within a few days, the…

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Ebola: Just One More Reason to Be Prepared

…or air-purifying filters. In addition, Ebola patients are treated in Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms in the hospital. There is also a huge concern about those individuals that traveled on the same plane as the infected man, and, when they decontaminated the plane, they used Level A precautions and…

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Fight Urinary Tract Infections With D-Mannose

…bladder, and urethra. A dose of one-half teaspoon (2 grams) taken every two to three hours usually resolves problems such as vaginal and bladder infections caused by E. coli in a few days, without the complications of antibiotics that can kill the body’s beneficial bacterial flora. D-mannose is available…

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The Truth About the Lyme Disease Epidemic

…immune system and antibiotics, wreaking havoc on the body. Successful antibiotic treatment is possible only in the early stages of infection so understand the signs of infection and what you can do to protect yourself. Here are my suggestions: Know how you can get Lyme disease. It was previously believed…

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Stop the Flu With Resveratrol

…compound was given three hours after the virus was introduced into the cultures. It showed less effect six hours after infection, and had no effect when given nine hours after the infection. Strangely, pre-treatment of the cultures with resveratrol also had no effect. The researchers then tested the effects…

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Fight the Flu With Licorice Root

…before being infected, and again on days one and four following the infection. The other half were given only saline injections. After 21 days, all the animals given glycyrrhizin were still alive. There were no survivors in the saline group, and their average survival time after infection was 10.5 days…

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How to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

…with the University of Wisconsin, surveyed 641 air travelers and found that * 7.3 percent had a respiratory infection at the time * 35.3 percent had been exposed to a person with an acute infection within three days prior to traveling * 22.5 percent had runny noses * 14.2 percent had a cough * 8.3 percent…

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Fecal Transplants for Severe GI Issues

…some individuals, particularly those with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or a C. difficile infection, more drastic measures may be needed to restore digestive health. Antibiotics, anti-infectives, steroids, and immune suppressants are the most common forms of treatment in these cases, but they…

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A Honey of a Cure for Burns

…because this type of wound provides the perfect breeding and feeding ground for many organisms. As such, burn wounds can easily become infected, and the infection often spreads rapidly into the bloodstream, which can kill the victim. That’s why, if you have a burn wound, it’s important to act fast…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Astralgus

…astragalus. It is widely used throughout Europe and Asia to strengthen the body's resistance to disease and shorten the duration of several types of infections, including the common cold and hepatitis. It works by increasing the body's production of interferon, a powerful antiviral compound. Hundreds of…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…material becomes trapped in these pockets, which often expand and become inflamed, resulting in diverticulitis. If the pockets rupture, the resulting infection and inflammation in the abdominal cavity can prove fatal. Not surprisingly, the treatment for diverticulosis (the condition before inflammation sets…

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Kiwi Extract for Better Digestion

…and heartburn as a result of food not being fully or properly digested. Undigested food in your digestive tract will rot and increase the risk of infection and disease. So what can eating kiwis do to help? It has been found that kiwis are high in a natural enzyme, called actinidin, that can help your…

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Avoid Antibiotics for Back Pain

…that’s going to happen anytime soon. One subgroup in this study had signs of bone swelling in their lower back, which appeared to be related to an infection. Antibiotics were given to half of this group and the other half received a placebo. After 100 days, each group answered a questionnaire, and those…

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A Little-Known Cause of Bad Breath

…health. If you’ve tried everything you can think of to alleviate your bad breath (you’ve had your teeth, gums, throat, and sinuses checked for infection; you brush and floss regularly; and you’ve tried breath fresheners like herbs, mints and cinnamon) and nothing seems to work, you may need to look…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…lactoferrin—which as you’ve just read is associated with a wide range of benefits including immune support, anti-inflammatory action, cancer prevention, infection fighting, and wound healing. Research from New Zealand has now determined that lactoferrin is able to increase the production of new bone, which could…

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The Whey to Good Health

…protein called lactoferrin, which is associated with a wide range of benefits including immune support, anti-inflammatory action, cancer prevention, infection fighting, and wound healing. Research has now determined that lactoferrin is able to increase the production of new bone, which could have enormous…

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Spirulina Helps Hepatitis C Patients

Hepatitis C kills more than 10,000 people a year in this country. More than 180 million individuals are infected worldwide, including 4 million in the US. It is the nation’s leading cause of liver failure, liver cancer, and liver transplantation. Typically, hepatitis C treatment entails a 48-week…

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