Antibiotic​s vs Garlic. Garlic wins. Read this article before taking your next medicine.

In the past 60 years, antibiotics have been critical in the fight against infectious disease caused by bacteria and other microbes. Antimicrobial chemotherapy has been a leading cause for the dramatic rise of average life expectancy in the Twentieth Century. However, disease-causing microbes that have become resistant to antibiotic drug therapy are an increasing public health problem. Wound infections, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, pneumonia, septicemia and childhood ear infections are just a few of the diseases that have become hard to treat with antibiotics. One part of the problem is that bacteria and other microbes that cause infections are remarkably resilient and have developed several ways to resist antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs. Another part of the problem is due to increasing use, and misuse, of existing antibiotics in human and veterinary medicine and in agriculture.

Nowadays, about 70 percent of the bacteria that cause infections in hospitals are resistant to at least one of the drugs most commonly used for treatment. Some organisms are resistant to all approved antibiotics and can only be treated with experimental and potentially toxic drugs. An alarming increase in resistance of bacteria that cause community acquired infections has also been documented, especially in the staphylococci and pneumococci (Streptococcus pneumoniae), which are prevalent causes of disease and mortality. In a recent study, 25% of bacterial pneumonia cases were shown to be resistant to penicillin, and an additional 25% of cases were resistant to more than one antibiotic.

http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/resantimicrobial.html
 
Ways to prevent antibiotic resistance
The most important ways to prevent antibiotic resistance are:
Minimise unnecessary prescribing and overprescribing of antibiotics. This occurs when people expect doctors to prescribe antibiotics for a viral illness (antibiotics do not work against viruses) or when antibiotics are prescribed for conditions that do not require them.
Complete the entire course of the prescribed antibiotic so that it can be fully effective and not breed resistance.
Practise good hygiene and use appropriate infection control procedures.
 
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Antibiotic_resistant_bacteria?open
 
What is antibiotic resistance
Antibiotics kill or inhibit the growth of susceptible bacteria. Sometimes one of the bacteria survives because it has the ability to neutralize or evade the effect of the antibiotic; that one bacteria can then multiply and replace all the bacteria that were killed off. Exposure to antibiotics therefore provides selective pressure, which makes the surviving bacteria more likely to be resistant. In addition, bacteria that were at one time susceptible to an antibiotic can acquire resistance through mutation of their genetic material or by acquiring pieces of DNA that code for the resistance properties from other bacteria. The DNA that codes for resistance can be grouped in a single easily transferable package. This means that bacteria can become resistant to many antimicrobial agents because of the transfer of one piece of DNA.
 
http://www.cdc.gov/narms/faq_pages/3.htm
 
Now comes the super natural antibiotic – garlic – what happens when we treat antibiotic resistant bacteria with Garlic.
 
From http://www.rense.com/general18/garlicblastsworst.htm
 
Garlic Blasts Worst Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Microbiology researchers said the active ingredient in garlic combats two of the nastiest antibiotic resistant microbes faced by doctors and patients.
 
The ingredient, a substance know as allicin, has been found effective in killing off methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus — a microbe that has been especially troubling in skin and soft tissue wounds — and in inhibiting growth of vancomycin-resistant enterococci, an intestinal bacteria that causes considerable illness and deaths in hospital settings.
One significant advantage of garlic is that the bacteria do not seem to build up a resistance to it as they do to many modern antibiotics; “garlic does not seem to produce such resistant strains”  This also makes it potentially effective against hospital superbugs
http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/mdd/v05/i04/html/04news4.html
http://www.medherb.com/Materia_Medica/Allium_sativum_-_Antibiotic_and_Immune_Properties.htm
 
Beautiful quotes from Ellen White on true Healing
“There are many ways of practicing the healing art, but there is only one way that Heaven approves. God’s remedies are the simple agencies of nature, that will not tax or debilitate the system through their powerful properties. Pure air and water, cleanliness, a proper diet, purity of life, and a firm trust in God are remedies for the want of which thousands are dying; yet these remedies are going out of date because their skillful use requires work that the people do not appreciate.”—5 Testimonies, 443.
“The transgression of physical law is the transgression of God’s law. Our Creator is Jesus Christ. He is the author of our being. He has created the human structure. He is the author of the physical laws, as He is the author of the moral law. And the human being who is careless and reckless of the habits and practices that concern his physical life and health, sins against God.”—Letter, May 19, 1897.
“God’s law is written by His own finger upon every nerve, every muscle, every faculty which has been entrusted to man.”—Letter, August 30, 1896.
“Health, strength, and happiness depend upon immutable laws; but these laws cannot be obeyed where there is no anxiety to become acquainted with them.”—Healthful Living, 18.
“The Lord has made it a part of His plan that man’s reaping shall be according to his sowing.”—Letter, May 19, 1897.
“To make plain natural law, and urge the obedience of it, is the work that accompanies the third angel’s message to prepare a people for the coming of the Lord.”—3 Testimonies, 161 [CDF, 69].
“It is the duty of every human being, for his own sake and for the sake of humanity, to inform himself or herself in regard to the laws of organic life, and conscientiously to obey them . . It is the duty of every person to become intelligent in regard to disease and its causes.”—Letter, December 4, 1896.
“God has formed laws to govern every part of our constitutions, and these laws which He has placed in our being are divine, and for every transgression there is a fixed penalty, which sooner or later must be realized.”—Healthful Living, 20.
“Our first duty, one which we owe to God, to ourselves, and to our fellow men, is to obey the laws of God, which include the laws of health.”—3 Testimonies, 164.
“The laws governing the physical nature are as truly divine in their origin and character as the law of the Ten Commandments. Man is fearfully and wonderfully made; for Jehovah has inscribed His law by His own mighty hand on every part of the human body.”—Letter, August 5, 1896.
” `Have I not a right to do as I please with my own body?’ —No, you have no moral right, because you are violating the laws of life and health which God has given you. You are the Lord’s property,—His by creation and His by redemption. Every human being is under obligation to preserve the living machinery that is so fearfully and wonderfully made.”—Letter, May 19, 1897.
“Our very bodies are not our own, to treat as we please, to cripple by habits that lead to decay, making it impossible to render to God perfect service. Our lives and all our faculties belong to Him. He is caring for us every moment; He keeps the living machinery in action. If we were left to run it for one moment, we should die. We are absolutely dependent upon God.”—Letter, October 12, 1896.
“The health should be as sacredly guarded as the character.”—Christian Temperance, 82.
“Proportionally as nature’s laws are transgressed, mind and soul become enfeebled . . Physical suffering of every type is seen . . Suffering must follow this course of action. The vital force of the system cannot bear up under the tax placed upon it, and it finally breaks down.”—Letter, August 30, 1896.
“Sickness is caused by violating the laws of health; it is the result of violating nature’s laws.”—3 Testimonies, 164.
“Health is a great treasure. It is the richest possession that mortals can have. Wealth, honor, or learning is dearly purchased, if it be at the loss of the vigor of health. None of these attainments can secure happiness if health is wanting.”—Christian Education, 35.
“That time is well spent which is directed to the establishment and preservation of sound physical and mental health . . It is easy to lose health, but it is difficult to regain it.”—Review, No. 39, 1884.
“Perfect health depends on perfect circulation.”—2 Testimonies, 531.
“Many have inquired of me, `What course shall I take to best preserve my health?’ My answer is, Cease to transgress the laws of your being; cease to gratify a depraved appetite, eat simple food, dress healthfully, which will require modest simplicity, work healthfully, and you will not be sick.”—Counsels on Health, 37.
“An aimless life is a living death. The mind should dwell upon themes relating to our eternal interests. This will be conducive to health of body and mind.”—Review, No. 31, 1884.
“God has pledged Himself to keep this living machinery in healthful action, if the human agent will obey His laws and cooperate with God.”—Letter, January 11, 1897.
“Let it ever be kept before the mind that the great object of hygienic reform is to secure the highest possible development of mind and soul and body.”—Christian Temperance, 120.
“Nature will restore their vigor and strength in their sleeping hours, if her laws are not violated.”—Solemn Appeal, 16.
“Close confinement indoors makes women pale and feeble, and results in premature death.”—Healthful Living, 61.
“Indulging in eating too frequently, and in too large quantities, overtaxes the digestive organs, and produces a feverish state of the system. The blood becomes impure, and then diseases of various kinds occur.”—Spiritual Gifts, Vol. 4, 133.
“The effects produced by living in close, ill-ventilated rooms are these: . . The mind becomes depressed and gloomy, while the whole system is enervated; and fevers and other acute diseases are liable to be generated . . The system is peculiarly sensitive to the influence of cold. A slight exposure produces serious diseases.”—1 Testimonies, 702.
“What influence does overeating have upon the stomach? —It becomes debilitated, the digestive organs are weakened, and disease, with all its train of evils, is brought on as a result.”—2 Testimonies, 364.
“The free use of sugar in any form tends to clog the system, and is not infrequently a cause of disease.”—Counsels on Health, 154.
“The liability to take disease is increased tenfold by meat eating.”—2 Testimonies, 64.
“Rich and complicated mixtures of food are health destroying. Highly seasoned meats and rich pastry are wearing out the digestive organs.”—Letter, November 5, 1896.
“Drugging should be forever abandoned; for while it does not cure any malady, it enfeebles the system, making it more susceptible to disease.”—5 Testimonies, 311.
“A neglect of cleanliness will induce disease.”—How to Live, Chapter 4, 61.
“Rooms that are not exposed to light and air become damp . . Various diseases have been brought on by sleeping in these rooms.”—How to Live, 243.
“Dwellings, if possible, should be built upon high and dry ground. If a house be built where water settles around it, remaining for a time and then drying away, a poisonous miasma arises, and fever and ague, sore throat, lung diseases, and fevers will be the result.”—How to Live, 246.
“If the clothing worn is not often washed, it becomes filthy with impurities which are thrown off from the body by sensible and insensible perspiration . . The pores of the skin absorb again the waste matter thrown off.”—How to Live, 242.
“When we do all we can on our part to have health, then may we expect that blessed results will follow, and we can ask God in faith to bless our efforts for the preservation of health.”—How to Live, 246.

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Is going back to original diet – Vegetarian diet Biblical? – 2

Excerpt from the part 1.

Spirit of Prophecy never says anything which is not in harmony with scriptures.  Is Going back to original diet Biblical? Through out the Bible we can see the principles of going back to the blue print.

Divorce is not in God’s original plan.
Polygamy is not in God’s original plan.
Meat Eating is allowed because of man’s lust. But God calls back to original diet.

https://thegladtidings.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/is-going-back-to-original-diet-vegetarian-diet-biblical

SOP Quotes on this.

God is trying to lead us back, step by step, to His original design–that man should subsist upon the natural products of the earth. Among those who are waiting for the coming of the Lord meat eating will eventually be done away; flesh will cease to form a part of their diet. We should ever keep this end in view and endeavor to work steadily toward it.–CH 450 (1890).

Greater reforms should be seen among the people who claim to be looking for the soon appearing of Christ. Health reform is to do among our people a work which it has not yet done. There are those who ought to be awake to the danger of meat eating who are still eating the flesh of animals, thus endangering the physical, mental, and spiritual health. Many who are now only half converted on the question of meat eating will go from God’s people, to walk no more with them.–RH May 27, 1902.

Now and onward till the close of time the people of God should be more earnest, more wide-awake, not trusting in their own wisdom, but in the wisdom of their Leader. They should set aside days for fasting and prayer. Entire abstinence from food may not be required, but they should eat sparingly of the most simple food.–CD 188, 189 (1904).

The true fasting which should be recommended to all is abstinence from every stimulating kind of food, and the proper use of wholesome, simple food, which God has provided in abundance. Men need to think less of what they shall eat and drink of temporal food, and much more in regard to the food from heaven, that will give tone and vitality to the whole religious experience.–MM 283 (1896).

Are medicines from Pharma industry reliable?

A CNN report says

Drug recalls surge

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Drug recalls hit a new record in 2009, with one company accounting for more than 1,000 of them.

Recalls of prescription and over the counter drugs are surging, raising questions about the quality of drug manufacturing in the United States.

The Food and Drug Administration reported more than 1,742 recalls last year, skyrocketing from 426 in 2008, according to the Gold Sheet, a trade publication on drug quality that analyzes FDA data.

One company, drug repackager Advantage Dose, accounted for more than 1,000 of those recalls. Even excluding Advantage Dose, which has shut down, recalls jumped 50% last year.

“We’ve seen a trend where the last four years are among the top five for the most number of drug recalls since we began tallying recalls in 1988,” said Bowman Cox, managing editor of the Gold Sheet. “That’s a meaningful development.”

The fast pace of drug recalls seems to be continuing in 2010. Drug recalls totaled 296 from January through June of this year, said Cox. “If we continue at this same rate, we could get 600 or more recalls by the end of the year,” he said. “That’s still a very high rate of recalls.”

Source: http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/16/news/companies/drug_recall_surge/index.htm?hpt=T2

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain OTC Infants’ and Children’s Products

http://www.jnj.com/connect/news/all/McNeil-Consumer-Healthcare-announces-voluntary-recall-of-certain-OTC-infants-and-childrens-products

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/business/02drug.html

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is initiating this voluntary recall because some of these products may not meet required quality standards. This recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse medical events. However, as a precautionary measure, parents and caregivers should not administer these products to their children. Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified; others may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles. While the potential for serious medical events is remote, the company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.

21 Children’s Tylenol Products Recalled

The makers of Tylenol are recalling 21 children’s and infant’s Tylenol liquid products manufactured between April 2008 and June 2008 from warehouses and retail stores as a safeguard against potential contamination.

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, McNeil, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson (JNJ, Fortune 500), decided to “recall all product that utilized any of the raw material manufactured at the same time as the raw material that tested positive for the bacteria” as a precaution, adding that “the likelihood of a serious medical event is remote.”

According to McNeil’s statement, scientific literature about the bacteria suggests that ingesting a contaminated pharmaceutical product orally doesn’t trigger an infection, but use of products such as a nasal spray with the bacteria has lead to infections.

http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/24/news/companies/tylenol_recall/index.htm

Spirit of Prophecy comments:

“There are many ways of practicing the healing art; but there is only one way that Heaven approves. God’s remedies are the simple agencies of nature, that will not tax or debilitate the system through their powerful properties. Pure air and water, cleanliness, a proper diet, purity of life, and a firm trust in God, are remedies for the want of which thousands are dying…. Fresh air, exercise, pure water, and clean sweet premises, are within the reach of all with but little expense; but drugs are expensive, both in the outlay of means, and the effect produced upon the system.”—“Testimonies for the Church,” Vol. V, p. 443.

Also Read:

From http://www.ellenwhite.info/deaths-due-to-drugs.htm

Quite remarkable was the report by John Hopkins’ Dr. Barbara Starfield in the July 26, 2000 issue of JAMA. This report (“Is US Health Really the Best in the World?”) expressed concern that U.S. health falls way behind other industrialized nations. It summarized death rates from several causes in the following way:

Cause of Death Estimated Number
Nonerror, adverse effects of medications 106,000
Nosocomial (infections in hospitals) 80,000
Other errors in hospitals 20,000
Unnecessary surgery 12,000
Medication errors in hospitals 7,000
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Thus we have a modern, medical authority telling us that, despite today’s much rarer use of mercury, strychnine, and arsenic in medicines, we still have at least 113,000 (106,000 + 7,000) deaths a year due to medicinal drugs, with 93.8% of that number involving no errors whatsoever. In other words, nearly 1 out of every 20 people who die in the United States each year die as a result of a medicinal drug they receive.

Why the Numbers Could Be Higher

When we examine the study that Dr. Starfield based her 106,000 figure on, we discover that the picture may be better or worse than that. According to Lazarou et. al. in “Incidence of Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalized Patients,” deaths in hospitals due to properly prescribed and properly administered drugs range from 76,000 to 137,000 (JAMA, Apr. 15, 1998). 106,000 was but the average of these two numbers.

Lazarou’s study only considered serious Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) in its calculations, and excluded events considered to be possible ADRs. It also excluded events “caused by errors in administration, noncompliance, overdose, drug abuse, or therapeutic failures.”

The study defined a serious ADR as “an ADR that requires hospitalization, prolongs hospitalization, is permanently disabling, or results in death.” One can imagine that a serious ADR that was permanently disabling rather than fatal this year could be a contributing factor toward death in later years.

WARNING: New Evidence shows eating Fish is dangerous to health.

A federal study released explains for the first time the link between global mercury emissions and the contamination of tuna and other marine life in the North Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Geological Survey study documents the formation in the North Pacific of methylmercury, a highly toxic form of mercury that rapidly accumulates in the food chain to levels that can cause serious health concerns for people who consume seafood.

Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=air-pollution-poisoned-seafood

 Also See:

http://www.usgs.gov/themes/factsheet/146-00/


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090501195628.htm


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/29/WARNING-New-Evidence-Shows-that-Mercury-Present-in-Nearly-ALL-Fish.aspx

When Prayer for healing becomes presumption

“There are many ways of practicing the healing art; but there is only one way that Heaven approves. God’s remedies are the simple agencies of nature, that will not tax or debilitate the system through their powerful properties. Pure air and water, cleanliness, a proper diet, purity of life, and a firm trust in God, are remedies for the want of which thousands are dying…. Fresh air, exercise, pure water, and clean sweet premises, are within the reach of all with but little expense; but drugs are expensive, both in the outlay of means, and the effect produced upon the system.”—“Testimonies for the Church,” Vol. V, p. 443.

In many cases of prayer for the healing of the sick, that which is called faith is nothing less than presumption.
Many persons bring disease upon themselves by their self-indulgence. They have not lived in accordance with natural law or the principles of strict purity. Others have disregarded the laws of health in their habits of eating and drinking, dressing, or working. Often some form of vice is the cause of feebleness of mind or body. Should these persons gain the blessing of health, many of them would continue to pursue the same course of heedless transgression of God’s natural and spiritual laws, reasoning that if God heals them in answer to prayer, they are at liberty to continue their unhealthful practices and to indulge perverted appetite without restraint. If God were to work a miracle in restoring these persons to health, He would be encouraging sin.
Many have expected that God would keep them from sickness merely because they have asked Him to do so. But God did not regard their prayers, because their faith was not made perfect by works. God will not work a miracle to keep those from sickness who have no care for themselves, but are continually violating the laws of health and make no efforts to prevent disease. When we do all we can on our part to have health, then may we expect that the blessed results will follow, and we can ask God in faith to bless our efforts for the preservation of health. He will then answer our prayer, if His name can be glorified thereby. But let all understand that they have a work to do. God will not work in a miraculous manner to preserve the health of persons who are taking a sure course to make themselves sick, by their careless inattention to the laws of health. {CME 35.2}