God’s Natural Antibiotics
God’s Natural Antibiotics – Every fall as the weather changes, the skies darken and the temperature drops people begin to get sick. The doctors’ offices are packed and the line at the pharmacy is backed up. Much of our society has been convinced that they are genetically deficient and prone to illness and their only true solution is in man-made drugs and other synthetically derived products. This flies in the face of natural creation and thousands of years of human survival adaptations.
God created powerful remedies for stressful seasons in natural foods and herbs that destroy dangerous bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Old Chinese philosophy suggests looking over your shoulder for what ails you.
For instance, you find artemisinin, which is a cure for malaria, in plants where malaria is common. In the same context, we will find support for our common health crisis within our body itself and the herbs and plants around us.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, always turned first to general nutrition and care of the human frame before reverting to hand-crafted remedies.
Garlic and Oregano Oil
However, in times of duress he went after natural superfoods to bring balance back to the body. Two of Hippocrates favorite tools to use in times of acute infections, colds, fevers, & flu are garlic and oregano oil. Used for thousands of years these and many other naturally produced products have worked wonders on even the most devastating forms of infection and disease.
Garlic is one of nature’s most powerful immune boosting secrets. Garlic contains over 100 biologically active components including alliin, allicin, alliinase and unique sulfur compounds. When garlic is crushed or chewed it forces the allin and allinase enzyme together and causes a chemical reaction to produce allicin.
Allicin along with sulfur based compounds act as powerful antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal agents that have an incredible immune stimulating effect. Additionally, garlic is also used to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and help prevent/reverse cancer.
Oregano Oil is an extraordinarily powerful natural anti-biotic. In fact, oregano has been found in a recent study to be significantly better than all of the 18 currently used anti-biotics in the treatment of MRSA staph infections. This super herb is very rich in anti-oxidant phytochemical flavonoids and phenolic acids. It is the third highest herb in oxygen radical absorbancy capacity (ORAC) with an impressive score of 200,129. Oregano is one of the world’s greatest sources of the powerful anti-biotic phenol component thymol.
Oregano oil has been classically used as a disinfectant, an aid for ear, nose, & throat/respiratory infections, candida [yeast], and any sort of bacterial or viral conditions. Additionally, it works to suppress inflammatory mediators and cancer cell production.
Oregano oil is more potent than the dried herb; however, the dried version still contains many powerful health benefits.
Many people misuse natural health solutions and think of them like medicinals that help to cover up the damage done by a poor lifestyle full of stress and bad living habits. But all the herbs in the world will not make up for the damage caused by poor lifestyle. They are merely meant to help the body adapt to the increased stresses that certain seasons provide.
- Use freshly crushed garlic in meat products, salads, soups, etc. If you tend to have lower blood pressure do not use excessive amounts of garlic
- Use dried oregano on meats, salads, steamed veggies, & grain dishes.
- Put a dash of oil of oregano on the tip of your nose & ear during times of infection. Additionally, you can take 2 small drops in water and drink throughout the day.
- Put a teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice in a glass of water and drink throughout the day. They work great as well.
Health-e-Solutions comment: The key to lifelong health is through diligently following healthy lifestyle principles. We have chosen to develop the Health-e-Solutions lifestyle to master type 1 diabetes the healthiest way possible. We think near-normal blood glucose levels provide for the possibility of a life without symptoms or complications from type 1 diabetes in our two boys with the disease. The Health-e-Solutions lifestyle has provided that for our kids since 2008. Garlic and oregano oil are part of our normal treatment of common colds, viruses and other ailments.
The core of the Health-e-Solutions lifestyle uses food as a means by which to #MasterDiabetesNaturally, the healthiest way possible. With the understanding that there is much more to be explored, we delve into a number of #NaturalDiabetesTreatments we have researched and found to be sufficiently safe and effective.
In this downloadable, printable e-publication called More Natural Remedies, we stay “close to home,” as it were, as we discuss additional treatment topics primarily having to do with food as medicine. They offer innovative, practical, natural remedies to improve health and #ControlDiabetes.