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10 natural Antibiotics to fight infection

Superbugs increasingly defy medical treatment, as Big Pharma’s manufactured antibiotics lose their effectiveness from over-use, especially by big corporate factory farms pumping antibiotics (and hormones) into chicken, cows, and pigs.
Here are 10 natural antibiotics that our ancestors used, from Refreshing News, May 17, 2015:

1. Oregano and the oil of oregano

Oregano isn’t just a flavoring in Italian dishes, it has antibacterial properties! Carvacrol, an oil found in oregano, has been found to fight the bacteria that can lead to infections. An oil that is found in oregano, Carvacrol, The oil of oregano has been found to treat digestive infections and one particular yeast infection. Oregano also can help with digestion and weight loss.

2. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has antibiotic and antiseptic properties. Daily doses of ACV alkalizes your system and can help in managing your weight to lowering cholesterol and your risk of cancer. ACV is also a chemical-free astringent that can be used topically to disinfect and sterilize.

3. Honey

Ancient Romans used honey on the battlefield to treat wounds and prevent infection. Civilizations all over the world continue to consider honey one of the best natural antibiotics, anti-microbials, anti-inflammatories, and antiseptics known to man. New Zealand’s Manuka honey has been proven to have the highest levels of antioxidants and curative powers. An enzyme found in honey releases hydrogen peroxide that helps your body fight infection and prevents the growth of bacteria. Soothing to the digestive system, honey removes toxins from the blood and helps your liver operate more efficiently. Consider combining honey with cinnamon to boost the immune system by strengthening your white blood cells. Raw, organic honey is the best option since most pasteurization methods kills the antioxidant effects.

4. Turmeric

This spice isn’t just rich in color and flavor, it can be consumed and applied externally to fight against bacteria. For extra benefit, mix turmeric with honey to create a paste to apply to infected areas on your skin.

5. Garlic

If you are looking for a simple way to live healthier, just add more garlic to your diet. Garlic can fight such simple infections as the common cold. The allicin in garlic also protects against yeast, parasites, bacteria, and more.

6. Grapefruit Seed Extract

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study that found grapefruit seed extract (GSE) to be effective against more than 800 forms of viruses and bacteria, more than 100 strains of fungus, and many parasites. High in many antioxidants, GSE boosts immunity, alkalizes the body naturally, and aids in digestion by improving your beneficial gut flora.

7. Echinacea

The consumption of this herb has been proven to reduce the incidence and shorten the duration of colds.

8. Cabbage

A member of the cruciferous family that also includes broccoli and kale, the sulfur compounds found in cabbage have been shown to be effective as cancer fighters. What many people don’t realize is how much vitamin C is found in cabbage: one cup provides 75% of what you need every day. Naturally antibacterial, eating shredded raw cabbage in your salad, as a side dish in the form of slaw, or drinking fresh cabbage juice (with honey added to sweeten) is an excellent way to improve digestion, prevent disease, and even manage your weight!

9. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

There is not enough that can be said for the benefits of coconut oil. It has naturally occurring anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties and is packed with antioxidants you can’t find anywhere else in nature. Use it to boost your immune system; balance thyroid, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels; and even improve brain function. Safe to use internally and externally, coconut oil is one of the most versatile and unique gifts from God’s creation. Stir a spoonful into your morning coffee for added energy and a clearer head all day.

10. Fermented food

Unpasteurized cabbage, homemade pickles, kefir and probiotic yogurts, all of these renew our intestinal flora, protect us from cancer and keep our body fit to fight off infections.

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On a budget? 10 really cheap but healthy foods

Do you experience sticker shock when you go to the grocery store?
I do.
And yet the Obama regime keeps insisting the inflation rate is really low. That’s because, oh so conveniently, the feral [sic] government doesn’t include the prices of food and gas in computing the rate of inflation!
But high grocery prices should not mean that you and your family must forsake nutrition.
Here are ten inexpensive but nourishing and delicious foods, from Refreshing News:
1. Bananas
If you want a low-cost treat, you don’t have to go for something unhealthy like processed candy. Bananas, which are high in potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, make a wonderful treat at less than a quarter each.
2. Brown Rice
Rice is the world’s most widely eaten staple for a good reason: It provides so much energy at such low cost. Brown rice, which has not had the bran and germ removed, is higher in minerals like magnesium and zinc than white rice and also has a lower glycemic index, making it the healthier option.

3. Cabbage

The humble cabbage is a thrifty cook’s dream. A 5 lb. head of cabbage will generally set you back three dollars. In spite of its low cost, it packs a nutritional punch and is loaded with vitamins and minerals like Vitamins K and C, iron, calcium, and potassium. Cabbage is also low in calories!
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4. Carrots
There’s a reason why Bugs Bunny is crazy about carrots! Carrots are good for you, being high in vitamin A, thiamin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, and a host of other nutrients. They are also inexpensive and very low on calories.

5. Dried Beans

Protein is often the most expensive element of a meal, but beans are one of the rare exceptions. You can usually buy a 1 lb. bag for a dollar (or less), which is much less than you’d pay for an equivalent amount of meat, but with much less fat and none of the cholesterol. In addition to protein, beans are also high in folate, iron, fiber, and other nutrients.
6. Eggs
Even the most expensive organic free-range eggs come in at less than 50 cents an egg. For that price, you get an exceptional source of protein that is high in B vitamins and anti-oxidants. Eggs are also very versatile and can be worked into almost any dish.
7. Parsley
Often used as a mere garnish, parsley is actually a nutritional dynamo, packed with antioxidants, and vitamins C and A. It’s also an ingredient in traditional medicine, with proponents who claim it’s useful in treating everything from gastrointestinal issues to menstrual problems. Parsley is also cheap, at less than a dollar a bunch.

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8. Rutabagas
Better known as turnips, rutabagas are high in vitamins C and B6 and minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous, the rutabaga is a nourishing vegetable with a unique taste. Rutabagas can be boiled, roasted, or mashed. Unlike so many vegetables, rutabagas keep well, so you can buy them in bulk.
9. Canned Sardines
Like many fish, sardines are high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but unlike many larger fish, they are low in mercury and PCBs. That makes them a wonderful choice, especially for women who are pregnant or nursing. Even better, canned sardines which can be eaten as is, cooked, added to a sauce, or almost anything else you can think of, are one of the most affordable fishes on the market.
10. Sweet Potatoes
Being a hardy tuber that stores well makes sweet potatoes a lot cheaper than many other vegetables. And that’s great news, because they are also loaded with potassium, Vitamin A, and fiber.
Here’s another incentive to eat these 10 cheap but healthy foods: They are all low in calories! There’s a reason why vegetarians tend not to have the obesity problem that plagues so many Americans. 😉

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