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"Pain From Infection Infection is a rare cause of back and neck pain and can involve the bones (vertebrae), the discs or the spinal cord (meningitis). infection can spread from other parts of the body through the bloodstream to the spine. In children, spinal infections usually follow respiratory tract infections. In adults, spinal infections may follow kidney or urinary tract infections, Infections can also occur after spinal surgery."
- James H. Wheeler and James A. Peterson, Doctors Guide to Back Pain Relief: The Goodbye Back and Neck Pain Handbook (Get the book.)

"This means not only increasing efforts to fight infectious diseases, but also redoubling efforts to combat famine, because infection and malnutrition are part of a vicious circle in which infection can precipitate malnutrition by affecting the absorption of nutrients and the depletion of nutrients can cause further infection. Bill and Melinda Gates, two fellow boomers, have made the fight against infectious diseases the primary focus of their philanthropy for a reason: It is one of the most important global issues that our generation must address."
- Peter J. Whitehouse and Daniel George, The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis (Get the book.)

"This is relevant to the viral hypothesis [of schizophrenia] because the shared vascular communication would encourage mutual infection when an infectious agent crosses the shared placenta of an MC twin pair. On the other hand, infections and other toxic insults could breach the placenta of only one twin in a DC pair, leaving the cotwin unaffected.1 "MC twins," they concluded, "are likely to be mutually affected by such insults as bloodborne infections, while DC twins ?with their separate fetal circulations ?cannot share infections through an exchange of blood."
- Jay Joseph, The Missing Gene: Psychiatry, Heredity, and the Fruitless Search for Genes (Get the book.)

"This means not only increasing efforts to fight infectious diseases, but also redoubling efforts to combat famine, because infection and malnutrition are part of a vicious circle in which infection can precipitate malnutrition by affecting the absorption of nutrients and the depletion of nutrients can cause further infection. Bill and Melinda Gates, two fellow boomers, have made the fight against infectious diseases the primary focus of their philanthropy for a reason: It is one of the most important global issues that our generation must address."
- Peter J. Whitehouse and Daniel George, The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis (Get the book.)

"Low-grade infection. High blood-sugar levels interfere with the body's ability to fight bacterial infections. Doctors have known for more than a century that people with diabetes are especially susceptible to infections. In laboratory tests, high-sugar foods reduce the activity of white blood cells within minutes. Infections also promote inflammation. Cancer. High insulin levels have been linked to breast, prostate, and colon cancers. Excess insulin seems to promote the growth of cancers."
- Jack Challem, Stop Prediabetes Now: The Ultimate Plan to Lose Weight and Prevent Diabetes (Get the book.)

"The educated doctor will advise her to wait and see if the infection improves on its own. She would prescribe pain-relieving eardrops instead and schedule the baby for a follow up visit in a couple of days. If mama isn't so lucky, the pediatrician will insist on the antibiotic and an unfortunate pattern has begun. For one thing, the earache may or may not be improved by the antibiotic. If it was a virus and not a bacterial infection, the antibiotic will have no effect, except to wipe out the good bacteria in the system and possibly promote allergies later in life."
- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"Five of the top ten conditions for which people are admitted to the Emergency room are heart problems, like heart attack; two of the top ten conditions are infections: pneumonia and blood infection. Depression also belongs in the top ten conditions treated. The average charge for a hospital stay is over $11,000.232 Usually hospitals are owned by a group of doctors. So far, nothing is wrong with those statistics. We still tend to believe that hospitals are safe places. But listen to this fact: people die today for no other reason than being in a hospital. And not in small numbers."

- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"However, when we have an infection, yellow marrow can be converted to red marrow to increase the number of immune cells available to combat the infection. Yellow marrow is an energy-storage tissue because it is composed mainly of fats. During extreme conditions, such as a period of starvation, the body can use yellow marrow as a source of energy and fuel. Why there is an energetic connection—a conjugate relationship or match—between the Big Field and yellow marrow is one of the myriad questions about bioenergetics that remains to be answered."
- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"Animals that can manufacture vitamin C, which humans cannot, produce much more of it during times of stress and infection. When you are stressed, going from one time zone to another, undergoing an operation, experiencing a viral or bacterial infection, or just arguing with your spouse, dramatically increase your intake of vitamin C to bowel tolerance, which usually occurs at 6,000 to 10,000 mg per day. Typical daily dose: 500-1,000 mg twice a day Magnesium Most adults become profoundly deficient in magnesium, a mineral essential for muscle contraction and nerve conduction."
- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

"Cancers (breast, prostate, and infection of the connective colon) tissue of the skin) ?Poor healing of wounds and þFungal skin infections infection THE EXPORTATION OF OBESITY So what is the biggest contributor to the rising obesity rates worldwide? Without a doubt it is the rise in popularity of American food?and not just fast food, but also soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi, and other food and beverages laden with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)."
- Michael T. Murray and Michael R. Lyon, Hunger Free Forever: The New Science of Appetite Control (Get the book.)

"However, when we have an infection, yellow marrow can be converted to red marrow to increase the number of immune cells available to combat the infection. Yellow marrow is an energy-storage tissue because it is composed mainly of fats. During extreme conditions, such as a period of starvation, the body can use yellow marrow as a source of energy and fuel. Why there is an energetic connection—a conjugate relationship or match—between the Big Field and yellow marrow is one of the myriad questions about bioenergetics that remains to be answered."
- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"Eventually the infection would go away." But there came a point when the infection decided to put in for resident status. No matter what she tried on her own, she couldn't shake it. The military doctors on base were consulted. Finding nothing wrong, other than a little bacteria in her urine, antibiotic medication was prescribed in hopes that it would clear up whatever mysterious infection was hiding in her urinary tract. Bad decision. Urinary tract infections, also known as bladder infections, are bacterial and respond to antibiotics. However, antibiotics don't kill yeast, which is a fungus."
- Anne Frahm, David Frahm, Reclaim Your Health: Nutritional Strategies for Conquering Chronic Ailments (Get the book.)

"After numerous tests, which proved I did not have a bacterial infection, parasitic infection (tests in South Africa are quite useless in this regard by the way), or a milk allergy, I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My symptoms matched the disease perfectly. I was put on a chronic prescription, costing hundreds of dollars a month. This helped, but did not take my symptoms away completely. I was to the point of suffering from chronic fatigue to the extent that I was unplugging my alarm clock in my sleep."
- Mary-Ann Shearer, Perfect Health the Natural Way (Get the book.)

"But there came a point when the infection decided to put in for resident status. No matter what she tried on her own, she couldn't shake it. The military doctors on base were consulted. Finding nothing wrong, other than a little bacteria in her urine, antibiotic medication was prescribed in hopes that it would clear up whatever mysterious infection was hiding in her urinary tract. Bad decision. Urinary tract infections, also known as bladder infections, are bacterial and respond to antibiotics. However, antibiotics don't kill yeast, which is a fungus."
- Anne Frahm, David Frahm, Reclaim Your Health: Nutritional Strategies for Conquering Chronic Ailments (Get the book.)

"Sometimes the drug can be more problematic than the disease or infection itself. Current drugs, for instance, used to help prevent the development of tuberculosis in someone who has tested positive for exposure to this bacteria, are extremely taxing on the liver. Even an otherwise healthy young person may have to go through the drug treatment process with his or her liver function in constant check. You may have noticed the deluge of advertisements from drug companies in the media in the past several years."
- Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith, The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps (Get the book.)

"The formation of a symbiotic nodule or a parasitic gall is similar in that auxin accumulation and flavonoid synthesis are observed at the site of infection (Hutangura et al, 1999). In contrast to symbiotic associations, a plant defense response is initiated. In oats, the accumulation of many flavonoid glycosides were induced by nematode invasion or methyl jasmonate application, and O-methylapigenin-C-deoxyhexoside-O-hexoside was identified as the active phytoalexin against two genera of parasitic nematodes (Soriano et al, 2004)."
- Erich Grotewold, The Science of Flavonoids (Get the book.)

"Wounding and defense responses Wounding in plants may be caused by mechanical damage, herbivory, or infection. Each of these can elicit different responses in the plant. However, two common responses among all three are the induction of auxin synthesis and CHS expression near the injured site (Stzein et al, 2002; Djordjevic et al, 1997; Richard et al, 2000; Cheong et al, 2002; Lo et al, 2002)."

- Erich Grotewold, The Science of Flavonoids (Get the book.)

"Tangeretin induced Gl arrest through inhibiting cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) activity and/or elevating CDK inhibitors; however, quercetin did not arrest cells after viral infection in Gl phase (Pan et al, 2002; Beniston and Campo, 2005). Apigenin was found to induce differentiation in G2/M arrested cells, while genistein arrested cells in G2/M phase and down-regulated transcription of metalloproteinases associated with cancer metastasis (Sato et al, 1994; Kousidou et al, 2005)."

- Erich Grotewold, The Science of Flavonoids (Get the book.)

"Similar to antiherbivory or antiparasitic strategies discussed above, flavonoids also are inducible and constitutive components of the defense mechanism against infection (Dixon and Paiva, 1995; Dixon et al., 2002). Several flavones also have been shown to have antimicrobial activity (Mustafa et al., 2003; Yadava et al., 2003). Subtle changes in flavonoid speciation can determine the nature of plant microbe interactions. (+)-Catechin and its derivatives appear to be antimicrobial (Kajiya et al., 2004). Nodulation is a special case of plant-microbe signaling."

- Erich Grotewold, The Science of Flavonoids (Get the book.)

"That stress can come in the form of an injury, an infection, or anxiety. Small amounts of stress can be good—for fighting off disease, helping us heal, or preparing us for a traumatic event. But when we chronically trigger inflammation, our bodies can turn on themselves. Italian endocrinologist Dr. Claudio Franceschi has developed a widely accepted theory on the relationship between chronic inflammation and aging."
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

"Antibacterial soaps and cleansers are those that contain triclosan or triclocarban (the most typical antibacterial agents used), but there is little to no independent scientific data published to suggest that these products prevent infection. In addition, and even more problematic, is a finding that triclosan-resistant bacteria have recently been identified (Source: American Journal of infection Control, October 2001, pages 281-283). Similar concerns were discussed in Emerging Infectious Diseases (2001, volume 7, issue 3, Supplemental, pages 512-515)."
- Paula Begoun and Bryan Barron, Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, 7th Edition (Get the book.)

"When you catch a cold or get an infection, your immune system kicks into overdrive to kill the invading virus or bacteria. And when you consume a food laced with non-nutrients?from caffeine to synthetic chemicals—your liver is one of the many channels that help process and clean out elements your body cannot use for life-sustaining energy. But there are lots of reasons to be concerned that our bodies cannot fulfill this role 100 percent of the time for all the things to which we expose it. We simply have not evolved fast enough to keep up with the surge in toxins we've released into the world."
- Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith, The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps (Get the book.)

"The inflammatory response is good if we have an infection, but triggering it all the time by eating bad foods causes the body to produce chemicals that wreak havoc on our organs and arteries. People think that our skin is the main way our bodies interact with the outside world, but it is actually through our digestive tract—our stomach, large intestines, and small intestines. It has a surface area about the size of a tennis court. That's a lot of inflammation for our bodies to deal with." "I noticed lots of mugwort," he continued. "Lots of turmeric, lots of garlic."
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

"There are three things to take away from this introduction: 1. Low infection rates and high vaccination rates should not be the cornerstone of our public health policy. Vaccine reactions should not be discounted, whatever their numbers. Further, the true cost-benefit of the vaccination program must be considered, and what has been presented is barely the tip of the iceberg. 2. Parents, and all adults, must retain their right to refuse vaccines. They are not without risk, and those "rare" complications can result in significant costs, both economic and in terms of human life. 3."
- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"Worrisome symptoms such as fever, malaise, and back pain over the kidney region suggest that the infection may have ascended the urinary tract and warrant a urine culture. Other diagnosric evaluations of UTI such as a cystourethroscopy, ultrasound, or intravenous pyelogram should be considered in women who have recurrent UTIs. Even though these more sophisticated studies should be considered, it is also KEY CONCEPTS PREVENTION • UTIs are most commonly caused by the organism f. coli. • UTIs are most common in young heterosexually active women."
- Tori Hudson, N.D., Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness (Get the book.)

"If a doctor sees a patient with fever and vomiting, and the patient moves her neck without difficulty, the doctor will be reassured that this is probably a viral infection. But if the patient develops a stiff neck the following day, and the symptoms of bacterial meningitis become obvious, the doctor could be sued. "Isn't it true, doctor, that fever and vomiting are symptoms of bacterial meningitis?"
- Paul A. Offit, M.D.m Bonnie Fass-Offit, M.D. and Louis M. Bell, M.D., Breaking the Antibiotic Habit: A Parent's Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throats (Get the book.)

"In fact, the risk for infection changes with dietary modifications.4 The dietary and lifestyle habits of 139 women university students with a diagnosis of an acute UTI were compared with those of 185 age-matched women with no UTIs in the last five years. It was found that frequent consumption of fresh juices, especially berry juices, and fermented milk products containing probiotics was associated with a decreased risk of recurring UTIs. Consuming fermented milk products three or more times per week was better than less than one time per week."
- Tori Hudson, N.D., Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness (Get the book.)

"After the dream I soaked in an infusion of calendula blossoms and the infection healed immediately. From that time on Calendula has lived inside me and over the years our relationship has deepened. I now know the spirit of Calendula can heal wounds in the energy body as well. I have grown calendula in my garden every year and it is one of the most generous of all the flowers, blooming and blooming throughout the season and this year even into November."
- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"In addition, roses can deter infection in the digestive tract and lungs as well as the cold and flu virus with aggravating symptoms of runny nose, sore throat, and lung congestion. Rose's decon-gesting quality carries into the reproductive system, relieving painful, heavy menstruation, irregularity, and infertility. Rose is also used for impotence in both men and women, not only on the physical level, but aiding in the emotional component of sexual insecurity."

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

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