Antibiotic Resistance

 

Science

 
Copper - http://www.antimicrobialcopper.com/us/scientific-proof/how-it-works.aspx (copper surfaces) "Science suggests that copper surfaces affect bacteria in two sequential steps: the first step is a direct interaction between the surface and the bacterial outer membrane, causing the membrane to rupture. The second is related to the holes in the outer membrane, through which the cell loses vital nutrients and water, causing a general weakening of the cell."
 
Silver - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1319610313001014 (sliver dining - forks/spoons/knives)
Silver may be "effective against many bacterial and 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. www.simonsays.com
 
http://acswebcontent.acs.org/landmarks/landmarks/penicillin/discover.html - "Ancient Egyptians had the practice of applying a poultice of moldy bread to infected wounds. But it was not until 1928 that penicillin, the first true antibiotic, was discovered by Alexander Fleming, Professor of Bacteriology at St. Mary's Hospital in London."
 
Zinc - http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/news/2011/may/06051101.asp "Scientists in the UK have made metal-containing thin films that can be incorporated into wound dressings or on surfaces to kill microbes and bacteria in hospitals."
 

Alternative Medicine

 
Oregano (wild organic) (mountain hyssop) (Syrian) (Escap) -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqZwgrCiZcU&feature=related + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Za'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, and 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, and za'atar plants were confiscated from Palestinians at IDF checkpoints in 2006.[33][34]... Maimonides (Rambam), a medieval rabbi and physician who lived in Spain, Morocco, and 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 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGcq0Bzhaw0 - http://www.hyssophealth.com
 
Permalink to The 11 Best Natural Antibiotics and How to Use Them 1/14/2015
 

Antibiotics in Animal Production for Food Consumption

 
FDA Won't Ban Antibiotics in Farming 2012 from http://abcnews.go.com/health
 
The Trouble with Antibiotics antibiotic resistance from farm to man - From http://video.pbs.org/program/frontline/