The Antibiotic Alternative: The Natural Guide to Fighting Infection and Maintaining a Healthy Immune System [NOOK Book]

Overview

Avoid the dangerous overuse of antibiotics by using natural herbal remedies to strengthen your own immune defenses.


• Protect yourself and your family from the misuse of antibiotics.


• Learn how to control and overcome infections with natural remedies.


• Maintain a vibrant and healthy immune system without antibiotic dependency.


When antibiotics were discovered they were hailed as the magic bullet that would put an end to the threat of infectious disease. In fact, in 1969 ...

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Overview

Avoid the dangerous overuse of antibiotics by using natural herbal remedies to strengthen your own immune defenses.


• Protect yourself and your family from the misuse of antibiotics.


• Learn how to control and overcome infections with natural remedies.


• Maintain a vibrant and healthy immune system without antibiotic dependency.


When antibiotics were discovered they were hailed as the magic bullet that would put an end to the threat of infectious disease. In fact, in 1969 the U.S. Surgeon General stated that "the war against infectious disease has been won." But in the last fifteen years we have faced an alarming increase in cases of bacterial infections that will not respond to antibiotics. What is more, the use of antibiotics in agricultural feeds and the widespread overprescription of antibiotics has deepened the threat of resistant bacteria to potentially epidemic proportions. Even when appropriately prescribed, antibiotics weaken the immune system by altering the body's natural bacterial balance.

While antibiotics have their place in treating acute life-threatening conditions, The Antibiotic Alternative shows how the best defense against infectious disease is to strengthen your own immune system. With advice on stress management and diet and complete monographs of a dozen readily available herbs, Dr. Jones shows you how to ward off infectious disease naturally without antibiotic overdependence. She provides directions for making herbal teas, salves, and tinctures and includes specific herbal recommendations for more than twenty common ailments ranging from acne to wound treatment.

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Editorial Reviews

New Times
With advice on stress management and diet and complete monographs of a dozen readily available herbs, the author shows how to ward off infectious disease naturally without antibiotic over-dependence. The book gives directions for making herbal teas, salves, and tinctures, and includes specific herbal recommendations for over twenty common ailments ranging from acne to yeast infections.
Linda B. White
"The Antibiotic Alternative gives the straight scoop on antibiotics—how they work, potential side effects, dangers of overuse, and compelling reasons to use them with restraint. Dr. Jones's coverage of these subjects is balanced and supported by an abundance of research. This book is a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in maintaining optmuim health."
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"The Antibiotic Alternative gives the straight scoop on antibiotics—how they work, potential side effects, dangers of overuse, and compelling reasons to use them with restraint. Dr. Jones's coverage of these subjects is balanced and supported by an abundance of research. This book is a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in maintaining optmuim health."

"Her sound advice will help readers determine when and how to use herbs, when to use more "Western" treatments such as vaccines and antibiotics, when to try self-diagnosis and treatments and when to see a doctor."

"In a time when we are bombarded by information and misinformation, it’s comforting to have Dr. Jones’s guide on hand and to know she holds a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology. Very well laid out with an excellent index for cross-referencing."

"In this book, you will learn how to protect you and your family from the misuse of antibiotics, how to control and overcome infections with natural remedies, and how to maintain a healthy and vibrant immune system without antibiotic dependency."

"Offers a natural way to fight infection and maintain a healthy immune system.

"With advice on stress management and diet and complete monographs of a dozen readily available herbs, the author shows how to ward off infectious disease naturally without antibiotic over-dependence. The book gives directions for making herbal teas, salves, and tinctures, and includes specific herbal recommendations for over twenty common ailments ranging from acne to yeast infections.

November 2000 New Living
"Offers a natural way to fight infection and maintain a healthy immune system.
Body & Soul Magazine
"Her sound advice will help readers determine when and how to use herbs, when to use more "Western" treatments such as vaccines and antibiotics, when to try self-diagnosis and treatments and when to see a doctor."
Frontier Perspectives
"In this book, you will learn how to protect you and your family from the misuse of antibiotics, how to control and overcome infections with natural remedies, and how to maintain a healthy and vibrant immune system without antibiotic dependency."
New Living
"Offers a natural way to fight infection and maintain a healthy immune system.
The New Times
"With advice on stress management and diet and complete monographs of a dozen readily available herbs, the author shows how to ward off infectious disease naturally without antibiotic over-dependence. The book gives directions for making herbal teas, salves, and tinctures, and includes specific herbal recommendations for over twenty common ailments ranging from acne to yeast infections.
Body & Soul Magazine - Holistic Health Guide 2001
"Her sound advice will help readers determine when and how to use herbs, when to use more "Western" treatments such as vaccines and antibiotics, when to try self-diagnosis and treatments and when to see a doctor."
Rahasya Poe
"In a time when we are bombarded by information and misinformation, it’s comforting to have Dr. Jones’s guide on hand and to know she holds a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology. Very well laid out with an excellent index for cross-referencing."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594775840
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,233,378
  • File size: 347 KB

Meet the Author

Cindy Jones holds a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Cincinnati. She conducted oncology research for several years at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver and currently works as a medical writer, consultant, and educator. She lives in the Denver area.
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Table of Contents


1. Medical Microbiology

2. Immunology

3. Control of Infections

4. Does Stress Influence Health?

5. Herbal Medicine

6. Other Medical Traditions

7. Herbal Treatment of Specific Conditions

8. Herbal Monographs

9. Making Herbal Remedies


Notes

Further Reading

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2009

    wonderful! an insight into alternative medications.

    while the word alternative is a bit misleading to discuss remedies that predate the antibiotic; this book does a great job outlining these alternatives. it provides an in depth review of how each medication works on a cellular level in addition to offering viable other options. the first half is a bit jargony for those without a science back round...but stick with it - the later half is quite reader friendly!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2001

    The Antibiotic Alternative

    I have found this book to be very useful. The author does a good job at making this book easy to read and understand. I like the way she explains each of the herbs, what they can be used for, and how to use them. The information on illness' is thorough and helpful. I try not to take a lot of medicine and I use this book as a reference for when ailments arise. I also like the personal accounts that are mentioned throughout the book. The author has recipes so you can make your own teas, lip balm, ointments, etc. I would suggest this book to anyone that is interested in using herbs as an alternative to medicine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Logan

    Aaaaaagh

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    Posted November 4, 2009

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