Antibiotic Resistance



Copper - (copper surfaces) "Science suggests that copper surfaces affect bacteria in 2 sequential steps: the 1st step is a direct interaction between the surface & the bacterial outer membrane, causing the membrane to rupture.
The 2nd is related to the holes in the outer membrane, through which the cell loses vital nutrients & water, causing a general weakening of the cell."
Silver - (sliver dining - forks/spoons/knives)   Silver may be "effective against many bacterial & fungal pathogens."
The Secret Life of Germs Philip M Tierno notes that phages (bacterial viruses) can kill specific germs. 
Soviets have led in this research. The Eliava Institute in Tbilisi has the largest phage library in the world, with more than 300 phage types. -
Ancient Egyptians had the practice of applying a poultice of moldy bread to infected wounds.
But it was not until 1928 that penicillin, the 1st true antibiotic, was discovered by Alexander Fleming, Professor of Bacteriology at St. Mary's Hospital in London."
Zinc -
"Scientists in the UK have made metal-containing thin films that can be incorporated into wound dressings or on surfaces to kill microbes & bacteria in hospitals."

Alternative Medicine

Garlic cloves - 3/day can act as tetracycline an antibiotic @ by Barbara O'Neill @ (Eat raw.  Adult whole clove.  Child halve.  1/meal)
Oregano (wild organic) (mountain hyssop) (Syrian) (Escap) - +'atar A za'atar Arabic herb "Origanum syriacum (also known as Bible hyssop, Syrian oregano and wild marjoram)" rather than & NOT "Origanum majorana (sweet marjoram)...Some Israeli companies market za'atar commercially as "hyssop" or "holy hyssop".  (However) Hyssopus officinalis is never found in the wild in Israel, but Origanum vulgare (which is not Biblical Hyssop) is extremely common.[13]  Ecologists state that plants like wild za'atar were on the verge of extinction in Israel due to over-harvesting, & 1977 Israeli legislation declared it a protected species.[30][31] Violators face heavy fines. Some Arab citizens of Israel (who traditionally picked the wild herbs,[31]) have claimed that the legislation of 1977 seems 'almost anti-Arab.'[32] There is a similar Israeli military administration ban on gathering wild thyme or za'atar in the West Bank, & za'atar plants were confiscated from Palestinians at IDF checkpoints in 2006.[33][34]... Maimonides (Rambam), a medieval rabbi & physician who lived in Spain, Morocco, & Egypt, prescribed za'atar for its health advancing properties.[43][44]
Oregano - Duke's handbook of medicinal plants of the Bible - Google -
(Make sure it is fresh, wild, organic, labeled correctly, NOT irradiated nor genetically modified.)
Origanum vulgare - -
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Antibiotics in Animal Production for Food Consumption

FDA Won't Ban Antibiotics in Farming 2012 from
The Trouble with Antibiotics antibiotic resistance from farm to man @