Tag: bacteria

Natural Treatment Options for Common Infections

Many natural treatment options are available for those dealing with common infections. Frankly, there are more options than I could ever write about in a single article. Some options are fantastic. Others, not so much. Research your options and consider the following. NOTE: What follows is a brief overview and a place to start looking…

A Few Things to Consider About Bacteria

Did you know that you have more bacteria in and on your body than you have cells? It’s true. The latest evidence suggests that roughly 39 trillion bacterial cells live among your 30 trillion human cells (Crew, 2016). So, in a sense, you are not entirely you. Instead, you are a walking home to countless…

Probiotics – What You Should Know

Today (after years of destroying our intestinal flora), we are told that probiotics are the answer. This may be partially true. However, probiotics should be used with caution. Probiotics, or Beneficial Bacteria, are the highly complex, single-celled microorganisms found in the body and are considered good for the body due to their beneficial qualities. Beneficial…

Antibiotics – A Few Things to Understand

Let’s talk about antibiotics for a bit and start with a definition. Biotic means “of, relating to, or resulting from living things, esp. in their ecological relations.” In other words, “LIFE!” So, an ANTI-biotic literally means “Anti-Life.” Meaning an antibiotic is literally a death pill. Its purpose is to suppress (kill) the bacteria normally found…

Colon and Rectal Cancer Rising in Young People

The New York Times has reported a sharp rise in colorectal cancers in adults as young as their 20s and 30s. Citing a new study from the American Cancer Society that analyzed cancer incidence by birth year, they say that cancer rates have been increasing for every generation born since 1950. Oddly enough, they suggest…