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.
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.
"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 optimum health."
– Linda B. White, M.D., coauthor of Kids, Herbs and Health and The Herbal Drugstore
"Offers a natural way to fight infection and maintain a healthy immune system.
– New Living, November 2000
"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.
– The New Times, February, 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."
– Body & Soul Magazine - Holistic Health Guide 2001
"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."
– Frontier Perspectives
"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."