The Best Healing Options

Often when the cold weather comes people start to think about flu shots and other medications. Are there other options that can be used to help avoid and treat these awful illnesses?

The winter is not just a time of escaping the weather. For some of us it is enjoying the seed catalogs that come every year after Christmas.

One of my favourite catalogs comes from a herbal seed company. It may be hard to believe, but this one company sells almost a thousand different seeds with the majority of them having health building benefits.

Hope For Those Who Face A Death Sentence

World AIDS Day - provide hope

Hopelessness

Today AIDS is brought to the attention of those around the world as a health awareness day. For those suffering with HIV knowing that the world is interested in their plight is encouraging. Often people with this disease struggle with feelings of hopelessness and rejection.

2.1 Million African Children InfectedWorld AIDS Day - Hope for Children

The continent of Africa has 69% of the world’s HIV sufferers. They currently have 24 million people infected and are the least equipped to handle this stubborn disease. Studies show that 1.1 million new infections occurred in Africa in the year 2016. Additionally, one of the biggest challenges is that 91% of the world’s HIV-positive children live in Africa. Of the 37 million HIV patients worldwide, 2.1 million are children under the age of 15.

HIV Patients Receive Hope

For the last decade, cost effective drugs have become available. Unfortunately, only half of the African population has access to these medications. Therefore, leaving half of the population untreated and hopeless. Although medications help relieve certain symptoms, they can only do so much to stop the relentless killer. The best way to fight this monster is to improve the nutrients in the diets of those infected.

By living the Organics 4 Orphans way, we believe that it is possible to double and even triple dietary nutrients for the average HIV patient. A study we completed in 2011 confirms these results. A group of 31 HIV patients were asked to add a large bowl of greens to their diets every day. The group was also taking antiviral drugs and having their immune systems tested monthly. After 5 weeks of adding more greens to their diet, amazing results were seen. More than three quarters of the group saw an improvement in their immune system. Additionally, over half saw a doubling and even a tripling of their immune strength. This HIV group was finally provided with hope for their future.

Stand on 2 Legs Rather Than 1

Secondary diseases like tuberculosis can easily be the leading cause of death after HIV weakens the immune system. About one in three AIDS-related deaths are from TB. The greatest defense by far to both of these diseases is improving the nutrient density in their diets.

Additional treatments of Artemisia tea have helped heal and close up the wounds of HIV patients. It should be noted that this tea is the most effective and preventative for malaria.

To offer drugs as the only answer for HIV patients is giving them half the answer. HIV attacks the immune system. Therefore, foods that build up the immune system should be equally promoted. This is the difference between standing on 2 legs rather than 1.

We believe that more hope is yet to be discovered.

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World AIDS Day - Hope for Families

The Double-Edged Sword of Antibiotics

Will You Win the 50/50 Antibiotic Lottery?

Just this morning I was talking to a friend who was vacationing down south. She mentioned how quickly a bug had gotten into her system, pushing her body temperature to 104 degrees. She went to a local medical clinic, got a round of antibiotics and 12 hours later she started to feel somewhat normal.Antibiotic Resistance

Even though the doctor truly didn’t know if it was viral or bacterial, she seemed to win the 50/50 lottery that it was bacterial. If it had been a viral infection the provided antibiotics would not have had an impact.

Antibiotics Solve AND Create Problems

The WHO (World Health Organization) has declared this week as World Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 13-19, 2017. The key word is “Awareness” because even though antibiotics have been saving lives for 90 years, they have also created forms of drug resistant bacteria which have created even more problems.

Western adults get colds 2 to 4 times a year and children 6 to 10 times. The common cold, flues and as many as 95% of noticeable sicknesses are caused by viruses. Therefore, 90% of antibiotics sold may be totally ineffective short term. Our guess is that the common cold occurrence with children in developing countries is even higher than 6 to 10. In these countries antibiotics can be purchased for as little as $1.50 with no prescription needed from a doctor.

Bad Versus Good

Seventy percent of the immune system resides in the gut. The use of antibiotics not only take out the bad bacteria but also the good disease fighting allies. After the good bacteria are removed, bad strains such as Helicobacter pylori move in creating stomach ulcers. We have seen symptoms of ulcers in young adults reversed in many cases with green vegetable derived compounds. Left untreated these conditions can last a lifetime.

Good gut bacteria help to protect the digestive tract by creating a lining. As well, it assists with the digestion of foods and promotes a variety of actions such as vitamin production and metabolic functions. Additionally, good bacteria release antibacterial substances that prevent disease.

One way of preventing bad bacteria is by crowding them out with good bacteria. This is known as competitive exclusion.

A healthy micronutrient-rich plant based diet promotes good bacteria. Good bacteria feed on fiber which is abundant in unrefined plant food. Unfortunately, hundreds of helpful bacteria are lost with the use of antibiotics. Therefore, creating a vacuum for the bad strains to come in.

Our Time With Antibiotics is Running Out

Antibiotic Resistance

One of the WHO slogans is “use antibiotics wisely to combat rising drug resistance”. We agree with this but also ask the question, what do you put in place of antibiotics? Organics4Orphans feel that more awareness needs to be created about restoring the damage in our gut which has been caused by the overuse of antibiotics. We need to create a strong immune system that can effectively overcome diseases. This is what our Growing Health program is all about.

The good news is that the solution to fix the over use of antibiotic costs little to nothing. Simple, fresh, whole foods is all that is needed.

For more on this topic watch out for our new book called Super Immunity for Developing Countries coming out in 2018.

Learn more about World Antibiotic Awareness Week by clicking here.