Antibiotics and Bacterial/Viral Infections

Anti-biotics and Bacterial/Viral InfectionsOften the label bacteria or virus are used interchangeably, although there is a significant difference between the two forms.

The biggest difference between viruses and bacteria is that viruses must have a living host – like a plant, animal or human – to multiply, while most bacteria can grow on non-living surfaces. Bacteria are [Read more…]

Acidophilus (Lactobacillus) and Bifidobacterium

Our good bacteria is most commonly disrupted by excessive sugar and carbohydrate consumption, stress, drinking chlorinated water, excessive alcohol consumption and the frequent use of colas and other carbonated beverages.

Most over the counter medications and prescriptions of anti-biotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers and anti-biotics are also to blame for an interruption in our good bowel flora flora. [Read more…]

Natural Probiotics and Superfood

Long before freezers and canning machines were available people in ancient times knew how to preserve fruits and vegetables in season for the long winters when food was scarce.

The fermentation process was accomplished through lacto-fermentation, converting the sugars into lactic-acid and giving the fermented foods its characteristic sour taste. [Read more…]

Ancient Chinese Secret

It is reported that after China discovered silk, they chose to keep it a secret from the rest of the world for nearly 2000 years! While man has spent decades trying to copy silk with products like synthetic satin, nothing has ever come close to providing the benefits of the real thing.Sleeping with a silk pillow case is an ancient Chinese beauty secret. In fact, it is also known as the anti-aging secret to prevent wrinkles and hair loss. [Read more…]

Silver Kills Bacteria

BabyVirtually anyone reading this probably had a drop of silver nitrate dropped into their eyes after birth, which became standard practice at the end of the 19th century to prevent blindness, in the event that the mother had a venereal disease.

During the 14th century in Europe about 25% of the total population died from the Bubonic Plague which swept the continent. Only the [Read more…]

Mold and Penicillin

mold and penecillinWe have not always relied on the latest and the newest medicines as remedies for different health issues. At one time we used what was available even if it was something as primitive or disgusting as a piece of moldy bread, urine or honey.

Egyptians used honey for wound dressing and ancient Indian healers reportedly used urine as treatments with great success. [Read more…]

Microbes Mindcrobes

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The number of Microbes Mindcrobes living within the human body of the average human adult are estimated to outnumber human cells 10 to 1 and are found mostly on our skin, the respiratory tract, the digestive system and the oral cavity. Microbes Mindcrobes control every aspect of our lives. Exposure to bacteria and/or viruses [Read more…]

The Eruption of Teeth and Bacteria

The presents of nutrients, soft tissue and secretions make the mouth a favorite habitat for a great variety of bacteria. At birth, the oral cavity is composed solely of the soft tissue of the lips, cheeks, tongue and palate which are kept moist by the secretions of the salivary glands. [Read more…]

Full Moon and Lyme Disease

dreamstime_s_48834235-The fact that Lyme disease has different effects on different people makes it difficult to diagnose. Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by the Borrella burgdorferi bacteria, also known as Lyme Borreliosis and is more often spread in late spring, summer and early fall – it is at that time that deer ticks are most active. [Read more…]

Gut Flora and Mental Health

dreamstime_s_35272610The human body is home to about 100 trillion micro-organisms — that means there are about 10 times as many bacteria, fungi and viruses as human cells in your body. Increasing evidence shows these microbes play a significant role in our health, both physical and mental. [Read more…]

Microbial Interaction

We may think of ourselves as a highly evolved species of conscious individuals, but we are all far less human than most of us appreciate. Scientists have long recognized that the bacterial cells inhabiting our skin and gut outnumber human cells by ten-to-one.

Indeed, Princeton University scientists compared the approximately 30,000 human genes found in the average human to the more than 3 million bacterial genes inhabiting us, concluding that we are at most [Read more…]

Normal Flora of the Skin

The mixture of organisms regularly found at any human anatomical site is referred to as the normal flora. Populations of microbes – such as bacteria and yeasts – inhabit the skin and mucus surfaces and are the body=s first lines of defense against illness and injury.

Their health depends upon the delicate balance between our own cells and the millions of bacteria and other one-celled microbes. Their role forms part of normal, healthy human physiology, however if microbe [Read more…]

A Day Without Microbes

A world without bacteria may seem ideal at first. But the more we think about it, the more we realize that we cannot live without microbes.

There would be no food poisoning, no diarrhea, no coughs and colds, no sore throats, no tuberculosis, no cholera, no small pox, no polio, no sexually transmitted diseases. There would be no decay. Foods would [Read more…]

The importance of beneficial bacteria for a healthy baby

Doctors have long known that infants who are breast-fed contract fewer infections than those who are given formula. Humans are born extremely immature, with the major organs and immune system not fully developed.

For its survival the infant depends on an extraordinary well-adapted evolutionary strategy shared by all mammals, breast-feeding. But what [Read more…]