Test Your Knowledge of Natural Antibiotics
Echinacea's active constituents, polysaccharides, are thought to bolster the body's defense how?
a. By stimulating the activity of macrophages, white blood cells that destroy bacteria, viruses, and other foreign invaders.
b. By activating the body's production of interferon, a specific protein that protects cell against invasion of viruses.
c. By cleansing lymph glands & removing toxins from the blood.
d. All of the above.
Research performed at UCLA Medical Lab shoed that ionic silver does what to kill harmful organisms?
a. Burrows into the surface of bacteria and viruses and excretes a certain chemical that weakens the organism's protective covering.
b. Co-mingles with the blood, and seeks out and disables the particular enzyme that all one-cell bacteria, fungi and viruses use for oxygen metabolism.
c. A & B
d. None of the above.
How can tea tree oil, used to disinfect wounds and heal virtually all skin conditions, including acne, boils, herpes, and scabies, be dangerous and toxic?
a. When used topically.
b. When used as a douche.
c. When used internally, swallowed.
d. When gargled in the mouth.
Why is it important to maintain a healthy environment for normal flora in the body, which can be done with bio-bifidus supplementation?
a. Because B. bifidum, the predominant organism in the intestinal flora, establishes the perfect environment for B-complex vitamin and Vitamin K production.
b. Because he depletion of normal flora from antibiotic use can cause the permanent proliferation of "bad" bacteria.
c. Because unhealthy flora can result in the liberation of abnormally high levels of ammonia as protein-containing foods are digested, which may in turn irritate the intestinal membrane and overwork the liver.
d. A & C.
Why is bee propolis an excellent aid against bacterial infections?
a. It's believed to stimulate phagocytosis, the process by which some white blood cells destroy bacteria.
b. It's believed to attract water to the location of the infection, which causes the bacteria to implode because of the change in the environment's salt concentration.
c. It's believed to catch bacterial floating in the bloodstream in a sticky substance and hold them together so they can't do any harm.
d. It's believed to sting the bacteria, causing them to explode.
Answers can be found at the end of this article.