Guide to Natural Antibiotic, Antiviral and Antifungal Remedies
Are you confused on which foods/substances are antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, anti-cancer, anti-candida and/or anti-pathogenic? Shortly you will be able to easily identify natural anti-pathogenic substances. Flesh hungry bad bacteria and fungi are the cause of illness, disease and cancer. Natural anti-pathogenics fit under one or more of these categories:
- Activated Charcoal
Natural anti-pathogenics only kill the bad guys and benefit the good. Modern antibiotics, which is a mold/fungus, kills all good and bad bacteria which results in yeasts evolution into a disease-causing fungus. You must understand the basics of antipathogenic substances to protect yourself along with family and friends. This will help us make better decisions in fighting these monsters and recognize good from bad advice. Bad advice is everywhere.
Read “What is Candida or Yeast Infection?” article to learn more about the nature of pathogens.
After analyzing many substances, patterns emerge that will help us formulate sound holistic anti-pathogenic guidelines. Lab studies by talented food science researchers, available online with a quick google search, only need to answer a few simple questions:
- Do pathogen’s die when exposed to 'substance'? Yes
- Do good cells react positively to 'substance'? Yes
- How does 'substance' kill bad guys?
- How does 'substance' support good guys?
Acidic Environment, Fight with a Huge Tactical Advantage
It’s the summer of 1930, there dwells a small Swiss alpine village in the isolated Lötschental valley. While the rest of Switzerland is plagued by tuberculous, rumor is this population is immune. Weston A. Price and his team squeeze through a narrow passage between the mountains, the only way in or out of the valley. They are here to investigate if their legendary tales of health and vitality are true and how.
Weston A. Price would line everyone up in the village, young and old. Then he and his team would meticulously search through every mouth and check every tooth for cavities and dental deformities. Everyone in the village had straight teeth and less than 1% of teeth had evidence of a cavity. Their cavities healed by themselves. What makes these finding even more impressive is that there wasn’t a single dentist or toothbrush in the village. And there had never been a single case of tuberculous.
There are many reasons for swiss’s invincibility, which you can read in Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price. One reason is that they ate a wide variety of fermented foods which protected them from infection and disease. Fermented foods are populated by acid loving and producing microorganisms. The acidic environment these good guys create wards off alkaline-loving and -producing bad guys.
Lab studies that confirm acidity as anti-pathogenic:
- At pHs of 5.0 and 4.5, although M. tuberculosis survived at high densities, the bacteria were killed dramatically as their density was reduced.
- Candida can raise the pH from 4 to 7 in less than 12 hours, resulting in the metamorphosis from its friendly yeast form to its parasitic fungal form.
- Capric fatty acid, quickly kills candida leaving the cytoplasm disorganized and shrunken because of a disrupted or disintegrated plasma membrane.
Herbals, The Biochemical Weaponry of Plants
A man comes to the Prophet Muhammad, and says “my brother’s stomach is upset”. The Prophet says, “Give him honey.” He does but later returns and says, “His stomach is even more upset”. The Prophet says again, “Give him honey”. This happens several times, and on the fourth visit the Prophet says, “Allah speaks the truth and your brother’s bowels are mistaken”. So the Prophet made him drink more honey and he recovered.
- Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet by Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jauziyah
Honey and other bee products such as royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis are composed of the pollen of nearby medical plants. Plants have been battling pathogens since the dawn of time and evolved to synthesize chemicals that kill the bad guys and empower the good. When we consume these plants these chemicals enter our bodies and combat the bad guys.
Herbal medicines come in a variety of forms: tinctures, balms, creams, salves, extracts, spices, teas, etc from any part of the plant. Read Stephen Buhner’s book Herbal Antibiotics, he is the most knowledgeable person alive on using plants to kill bad guys. This book describes the functions of some of these chemicals. One chemical disguises as a nutrient for easy entrance past the cell wall and once inside causes the bad guy’s cellular organs to malfunction.
Lab studies that confirm herbal anti-pathogenic properties:
- Honey only has inhibitory effects. However, honey does not remove Lactobacillus.
- Seaweeds extracts had no inhibitory effects on good bacteria and did on bad bacteria.
- Garlic extract significantly reduced candida infection in diabetic rats
Salt, The Great Purifier
Salt is highly prized in cultures and religions throughout the world. It is believed salt has the power to ward off, cleanse and purify evil spirits. Holy water, which contains salt, is used in many religions with the belief that it cleanses the soul and protects against evil spirits. Egyptians used it to perverse mummified bodies. In many fantasy tales the hero will protect themselves from demons with a ring of salt.
Before refrigeration, salt was used heavily to preserve meats across the world. Salt protects meat from being infected by bad bacteria and fungus. Salt was such an important commodity that the Roman army paid their soldiers in it. Salary comes from the Latin word salarium, which also means "salary" and has the root sal, or "salt."
Salts come in a variety of forms: Baking soda, borax, bile salts, epsom salt, sodium nitrite, etc… Avoid refined table salt. Salt contains a variety of vital minerals which your body needs. I notice refined table salt will make me extremely thirsty while natural salt feels hydrating.
Salt helps create alkalinity and acidity in the body. Salt is needed to pass nutrients from the GI tract to the blood stream. Salt is an electrolyte so it helps regulate the millions of electrical signals shooting through our bodies at any given second. It also regulates the oceans of water in our body.
Lab studies that confirm salt’s anti-pathogenic properties:
- Bile salts kill disease-causing bacteria.
- Epsom salt greatly reduces the mortality rate of fish with intestinal parasites.
- Baking soda kills bad bacteria.
Dairy, Drop Supplies and Reinforcements
Before the time of planes and highways, sick people would travel by rail and horse to sanitariums that performed the milk cure. Patients would rest in bed for a month or two and would drink up to 2 gallons of raw milk per day. Dr. Porter spent over 40 years permanently curing or modifying disease in over 18,000 patients. Some of the diseases treated were: anemia, dyspepsia, dysentery, stomach ulcers, hard arteries, heart disorders and many other chronic diseases.
Raw dairy products from pasture-raised antibiotic free animals are the healthiest foods on the planet. It contains every vitamin and mineral essential to life. It is also filled with antibodies, white blood cells, enzymes, good hormones and many other beneficial things. Colostrum, which is mother’s first milk, is extremely nutritious and contains very high levels of antibodies. MILK IS IMMUNE SYSTEM & LIFE ESSENCE OF AN ANIMAL!
Pasteurization destroys everything good in milk and none of the bad. Pasteurized dairy from sick animals on antibiotics is the worse food on the planet. All the good that fights the bad is destroyed. Pasteurization is so bad because the heat does not kill the fungal spores in the milk. Cows that have received antibiotics have a systemic fungal infection with fungal spores in their milk. This is why raw cheese does not mold and pasteurized cheese molds quickly.
A lot of healing therapies call for24-hour fermented yogurt, like SCD and GAPS Diet. Dairy is filled with lactobacilli which are acid-loving bacteria that produce acid by byproducts. On average yogurt is fermented 8 hours but if we ferment for 24 hours the yogurt becomes more acidic and more anti-pathogenic. Also, the lactobacilli population exponentially increases. Remember bad guys thrive in alkalinity, lactobacilli and other good guys will make their environment more acidic driving bad guys out.
Lab studies that confirm dairy’s anti-pathogenic properties:
Iodine, Agent of Change
Weston A. Price’s traveled to the highlands of Peru in search of the last isolated tribes in the Andes. Aymara of Southern Peru and Bolivia and the Quichus of central and northern Peru, both tribes are closely connected with the lost Incan empire. The villages that still practice their ancient ancestral diet are immune to cavities and disease. One food they went to great lengths to obtain was kelp. They established extensive trades routes to ensure an ample supply of it.
Kelp provides high levels of iodine and copper which is very important in the utilization of iron for building an exceptional blood for carrying oxygen liberally at high altitudes. Iodine is utilized in all parts and systems in the body. It helps regulate your metabolism. Metabolism is the chemical processes that occur to maintain life. There are millions of chemical reactions happening in your body every second. Iodine plays an important role in these reactions. When there isn’t enough Iodine certain chemical reactions don’t happen and your health suffers.
White blood cells use iodine to destroy foreign invaders. When it is not available they use chloride which is not as effective. Surgeons use iodine rubs to sterilize operation incisions. Doctors use to prescribe mega doses of Iodine to defeat various diseases. Iodine use to be used to disinfect water before the horrid use of fluoride.
Use seaweed extracts versus pure iodine supplements. Pure iodine has been shown to kill good guys, where seaweed extracts do not. Seaweed extract is a natural form and the body recognizes and utilizes it better. Natural seaweed extracts also come with a large host of other beneficial vitamins, minerals, enzymes and chemicals.
Lab studies that confirm iodine’s anti-pathogenic properties:
- Potassium Iodine kills candida with-in 30 seconds.
- Seaweed extract prevents growth of Candida.
- Iodine pushes heavy metals out of the body.
Activated Charcoal, The Clean Up Crew
On the African island of Zanzibar lives the colobus monkey. The trees of this island have evolved to produce various toxins in its leaves to repel monkeys from eating them. But these clever monkeys consume ash and charcoal from human settlements to counteract the toxins! Humans themselves since the dawn of time have used clay and activated charcoal as a powerful antiseptic.
Weston A. Price on his various travels witnessed primitives burning herbs to create ash, activated charcoal and/or clay to treat wounds and infections. I myself recognized huge boosts in health when I started consuming activated charcoal daily. Activated charcoal or activated carbon, is a fine black powder that is highly absorbent because of its high surface area and free carbon bonding ports. Activated charcoal will absorbs all the bad substances and leaves behind most of the good. It sounds too good to be true, but it is!
Activated charcoal is hands down the most important tool in detoxification which is a huge part of killing fungus. Activated charcoal is used in a lot of medical instances. It's used to purify water, treat poisoning, filter blood in kidney and liver dialysis machines, it is hiding everywhere in plain site. People drink it, eat it and brush their teeth with it. Read the Charcoal Remedies by John Dinsley for countless applications and success stories.
Check out these medical studies that show how awesome charcoal is:
- Charcoal can be taken with meals and does not absorb nutrients.
- Charcoal absorbs candida and leaves behind red blood cells.
Next time you are faced with an infection or illness, refer to these principles. These are your tools to empower the good guys and kill the bad. Illness, disease and cancer are caused by bad microorganisms eating you from the inside out. They can easily be defeated; humans and the rest of the animal and plant kingdoms have been doing it since the dawn of time. Remember to never take over the counter antibiotics, they destroy your protective gut flora and cause systemic fungal infections. Any natural remedy above will do a better job. Thanks for reading!
Remember natural anti-pathogenics will fall under 1 or more of these categories:
- Activated Charcoal
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