Definition of Bacteria:

Microscopic germs.  Some bacteria are "harmful" and can cause disease, while other "friendly" bacteria protect the body from harmful invading organisms.

Also: Bacterial, Bacterium

Topics Related to Bacteria

A Low IgM Level

...the condition
“...IgM is an antibody that remains in the bloodstream where it can kill bacteria that enter the blood...”


...related topic
“A microflora (good bacteria) that acts as a digestive aid and lives in your intestines helping your body fight disease.”
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Acute Bronchitis

...the condition
“...Research has shown that bacterial infection is much less common in bronchitis than previously thought...”

Alcohol-related Problems

...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Alcohol kills friendly bacteria, increases toxic overload of the liver and thus allows Candida to grow.”

Allergy to Cow's Milk

...recommendation Probiotics
“Oral administration of probiotic bacteria has been shown to stabilize intestinal integrity, promote local IgA production and reduce intestinal inflammation in atopic individuals with cow's-milk allergy.”

American Skullcap a treatment
“...Chinese research has shown that extracts of S. baicalensis root are active against a range of bacteria and that the herb is an effective antiviral agent to treat the flu...”

Ankylosing Spondylitis

...recommendation Grain-free Diet
“...Without starchy carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes and flour products, the number of Klebsiella are reduced in the gut and, subsequently, so is the production of antibodies to the bacteria that cause the inflammation...”

Antibiotics a treatment
“Alternative names: Antibacterials Antibiotics are medications that destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria.  A healthy immune system, using specialized white blood cells, can usually destroy harmful bacteria before they can multiply and cause serious symptoms...”

Arabinogalactans a treatment
“Arabinogalactans are water-soluble polysaccharides widely found in plants, fungi and bacteria.  Because of its potent biological activity and immune-enhancing properties, this unique dietary fiber is receiving increased attention as a clinically useful nutraceutical agent...”


...related topic
“...It occurs in various forms, such as bacterial arthritis, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis...”


...the condition
“...Gut bacteria may invade the ascites (peritoneal) fluid and cause serious infection...”

Aspirin a treatment
“...During acute cholecystitis, usually a bacterial inflammation associated with gallstones, the production of prostaglandins are increased as part of the normal inflammation and repair processes...”

Athletes Foot

...the condition
“...Large cracks develop in the skin, making the patient susceptible to secondary bacterial infections...”

Atrophic Gastritis

...the condition
“This is a common condition in the elderly which comes from the inability to secrete sufficient stomach acid to kill bacteria.  Ingested bacteria can thus survive and reside in the stomach and the upper part of the small bowel...”

Attapulgite a treatment
“Attapulgite is a clay-like powder believed to work by adsorbing the bacteria or germ that may be causing the diarrhea...”

Bacteria / Pathogen Testing by PCR a treatment
“...PCR can be used to identify the presence of seemingly hidden disease-causing viruses and/or bacteria and is capable of differentiating even closely-related organisms...”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...the condition
“Friendly bacteria are critically important for the health of our digestive and immune systems, for their detoxification and hormone-regulating capabilities, and for nutrient formation and absorption...”
...our question about Proton pump inhibitor use
“Research suggests that gastritis and ulcers are triggered by bacterial overgrowth, rather than by stomach acidity...”
...relationship to Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut
“It is likely that both yeast and bacterial overgrowth commonly occur together; overgrowth of either can lead to Leaky Gut Syndrome.”
...relationship to Colon Cancer
“A putrefaction dysbiosis is accompanied by an increase in fecal concentrations of various bacterial enzymes which metabolize bile acids to tumor promoters.”
...relationship to Breast Cancer
“...A putrefaction dysbiosis is accompanied by an increase in fecal concentrations of various bacterial enzymes which metabolize bile acids to tumor promoters and deconjugate excreted estrogens, raising the plasma estrogen level.”
...recommendation Arabinogalactans
“Larch Arabinogalactan acts as a food supply for friendly bacteria.  The term used to describe this action is "prebiotic"...”
...recommendation Microbiological Stool Exam
“A microbiological assessment of bacterial populations in the GI tract is important for determining the nature of the imbalance when dysbiosis is suspected...”
...recommendation Probiotics
“How do the friendly bacteria keep the bad bacteria in check?  Think of a crowded theater...”
...recommendation Robert's Formula
“If inflammation is present from this over-population of harmful bacteria, the regular use of Robert's Formula may help soothe the intestinal lining and reduce pain.”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“...Herbal antibiotics may be preferred because of their greater margin of safety and the need for prolonged antimicrobial therapy in bacterial overgrowth syndromes.”


...related topic
“Preventing multiplication of bacteria.”

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

...the condition
“...However, chronic bad breath is most commonly caused by bacteria that break down food debris left in the mouth...”
...our question about Denture wearing
“Dentures tend to collect particles of food and form bacterial plaque and tartar deposits, which are ideal places for bacteria, fungi and viruses to hide...”

Baking Soda a treatment
“...Toothpaste (blend 6 parts baking soda with a part salt; very effective at plaque removal and killing oral bacteria.  Only use a little, or mix with regular toothpaste, because it is abrasive and can wear away tooth enamel with overuse...”

Bayberry a treatment
“...But it is also an agent toxic to bacteria, paramecia and sperm...”

Bentonite Clay a treatment
“...Especially when used with psyllium, the bentonite will absorb anything of nutritional value such as herbs, friendly bacteria, and vitamins, as well as toxins, bad bacteria and parasites...”

Biotin a treatment
“...Biotin is partially synthesized by the friendly intestinal bacteria, so we are not totally dependent upon dietary sources to ensure us of an adequate supply of this vitamin...”

Biotin Requirement

...the condition
“...In the past it was thought that biotin deficiency is rare, because biotin is found in a wide variety of foods and is also manufactured by intestinal bacteria.  Only a few cases of severe biotin deficiency had been reported, all of which were caused by the consumption of excessive amounts of raw egg white, which contains a compound that inhibits the...”

Bladder Cancer

...our question about Using chlorinated water
“Chlorination, the most widely used method of killing bacteria in water, is known to produce powerful carcinogenic residues, including Dioxin...”

Bladderwrack a treatment
“...Though it has not been definitively proven, fucoidan is thought to prevent bacteria and viruses from binding to human cells, a necessary step in starting an infection, as opposed to killing the microbes directly...”

Blastocystosis (Blastocystis hominis)

...the condition
“...Symptoms may be caused by infection with other parasitic organisms, bacteria, or viruses...”


...the condition
“...Among the most common causes of blepharitis are poor eyelid hygiene, excessive oil produced by the glands in the eyelid, bacterial infection (often staphylococcal) or an allergic reaction...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“In cases where bacterial infection is a cause, eyelid hygiene may be combined with various antibiotics and other medications.”

Body Odor

...the condition
“...However, perspiration by itself is basically odorless: body odor is in fact caused by bacteria on our skin breaking down the sweat and producing smelly waste products...”
...our question about Your muscle/body fat composition
“Thin people tend to have less body odor because they perspire less and lack the folds of skin that harbor moisture and bacteria, and decrease air flow to those parts of the body.”
...recommendation Change In Clothing Habits
“...The perspiration escapes and doesn't become a breeding ground for bacteria.  The type of fabric is also very important...”
...recommendation Personal Hygiene Changes
“Bathe daily to remove bacteria from your skin, especially the armpits and groin area where the bacteria is most prevalent...”


...related topic
“...A furuncle or carbuncle is an abscess in the skin caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus...”

Boils, Abscesses, Carbuncles

...the condition
“...There are several different types of boils, including: Furuncle or carbuncle: An abscess in the skin caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus...”
...recommendation Goldenseal
“The application of a paste or poultice containing goldenseal root is sometimes recommended on the grounds that goldenseal helps to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“...Stubborn cases may require two oral antibiotics plus topical antibiotic ointments to eliminate the bacteria.”

Bone Marrow Suppression

...the condition
“...advice should be followed if possible: avoid strenuous activity; avoid forceful blowing of the nose; avoid foods with hard, rough or sharp surfaces; avoid uncooked foods, which can transmit bacteria; avoid alcohol; avoid shaving; avoid people with contagious diseases; increase protein consumption; use a non-alcohol-based mouthwash; drink plenty of water; reduce infection risk by treating...”

Boron a treatment
“...Boric acid and borax in a 2-3% solution will prevent the growth of most bacteria and will kill many fungi...”


...the condition
“...Brucellosis is an infection caused by contact with animals carrying Brucella bacteria.  It is most common among people who come into regular contact with animals or meat...”

Bruising Susceptibility

...the condition
“...a person who has nutritional deficiencies may be given special dietary recommendations; a person who has leukemia or cancer may require special medications and procedures; a person who has bacteria in the blood may need antibiotics...”


...related topic
“...It usually occurs when you overuse or injure a specific joint, but it can also be caused by a bacterial infection...”

Butyrate a treatment
“...Butyrate levels are commonly measured in comprehensive stool analyses and act as a marker for levels of beneficial bacteria.  Butyrate comes from two dietary sources...”

Calcium-2AEP a treatment
“Alternative names: Calcium EAP, Ca-EAP Calcium 2-AEP protects cells against penetration by aggressive substances such as toxins, bacteria and viruses, but permits penetration and transport of nutritive substances...”

Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers)

...the condition
“...Antimicrobial mouthwash helps to kill microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or fungi that can cause mouth infections...”

Castor Oil a treatment
“...Conditions which have been responsive to castor oil applications include ... fungal and bacterial infections...”

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone) a treatment
“...Chanca Piedra increases the solubility of alkaline salts and help to maintain normal bacterial levels in the urogenital tract...”

Change In Clothing Habits a treatment
“...Clothing can harbor disease- and odor-causing bacteria, and yeast (especially underclothing and athletic clothing)...”

Chitosan a treatment
“...Chitin and chitosan are also now being taken like acidophilus, FOS, and other supplements to speed the transit of foods through the digestive system and to promote the growth of beneficial live bacteria in the intestines...”

Chlorella a treatment
“...chlorella is effective in helping to reduce the symptoms of numerous types of cancers, diabetes, low blood sugar, arthritis, AIDS, pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, peptic ulcers, viral and bacterial infections, anemia, and multiple sclerosis...”

Chronic / Hidden Infection

...the condition
“...Long after one recovers from the microbe's initial insult, viruses, bacteria and other germs silently chew away at the body's tissues and organs, causing insidious, permanent damage, it is believed...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...relationship to Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)
“...This means they over-respond to toxins, allergens, normal bacteria and parasites, and under-respond to viruses, yeast, cancer and intracellular bacteria.”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...The loss of the protective cilia allows harmful smoke particles, dust and bacteria to invade the lungs...”
...relationship to Cancer, General
“...The urine of cigarette smokers has been found to be strongly mutagenic in bacterial test systems...”

Cilantro a treatment
“...It also contains substances that kill meat-spoiling bacteria and fungi...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Ascites (fluid retention) in the abdomen may become infected with bacteria normally present in the intestines (bacterial peritonitis), and cirrhosis can also lead to kidney dysfunction and failure...”

Cleavers a treatment
“...It is said to act on the lymphatic system and be effective in removing and draining poisons and trapped bacteria from the lymph glands and help relieve glandular fever, swollen or enlarged lymph glands, adenoids and tonsillitis...”

Clostridium Difficile Infection

...the condition
“Alternative names: C. diff, Clostridium Difficile Colitis, Clostridium Difficile Infection, C. difficile infection A Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) involves the overgrowth of C. diff bacteria in the digestive tract...”
...our question about Having had an appendectomy
“It is now thought by many doctors that the appendix is a "safe house" or cultivation center for the normal, beneficial bacteria that our gut needs...”

Clove a treatment
“...Cloves are known to be antihistaminic, antiseptic (against a range of bacteria), anthelmintic and larvicidal...”

Clubbed Fingers Or Toes

...the condition
“...These include ... Bacterial Endocarditis...”

Cold Or Flu

...the condition
“...At worst, a cold can occasionally lead to secondary bacterial infections of the middle ear or sinuses, which can be treated...”

Colloidal Silver a treatment
“Colloidal Silver (CS) is an effective antimicrobial with powerful antibiotic properties that help destroy bacteria, fungi and viruses...”

Colon Cleansing a treatment
“...They advise against it for two main reasons: The colon doesn't require help to eliminate waste material and bacteria, and it may even be harmful...”


...related topic
“...Conjunctivitis: An inflammation of the conjunctiva, either from environmental irritation, allergies, viral or bacterial infections.”


...the condition
“...In children, bacteria known as Hemophilus influenza may be present...”
...our question about Continuous discharge from the eyes
“...In cases of bacterial conjunctivitis, the discharge will be somewhat thick...”

Consequences of Splenectomy

...the condition
“...Macrophages in the spleen rid the blood of certain parasites and bacteria.  The spleen contains lymphocytes, which release special proteins into the blood...”
...relationship to Sepsis
“Certain bacteria, including pneumococcus and haemophilus, that are usually confined to local infections may become blood-borne (septic) and widespread in splenectomized persons...”

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

...the condition
“...Damage to the airway lining impairs the miniature ciliary hairs located there which usually help clear bacteria and mucus...”

Corticosteroids a treatment
“...following medical problems should make sure their physicians are aware: Osteoporosis or any other bone disease; Current or past tuberculosis; Glaucoma or cataracts; Infections of any type (virus, bacteria, fungus, amoeba); Sores in the nose or recent nose surgery (if using nasal spray forms of corticosteroids); Underactive or overactive thyroid; Liver disease; Stomach or intestine problems...”

Cranberry Juice a treatment
“...A lesser known fact is that cranberry juice also contains components that help prevent the formation of oral bacteria that lead to gum disease and plaque...”

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

...the condition
“...Furthermore, the agent that causes CJD has several characteristics that are unusual for known organisms such as viruses and bacteria.  It is very difficult to kill, it does not appear to contain any genetic information in the form of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA), and it usually has a long incubation period before symptoms...”

Crohn's Disease

...the condition
“...Interestingly, drug therapies used to fight the ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter Pylori may also help treat Crohn's disease...”
...our question about Amount of dairy product consumption
“...The bacterium Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) that causes Johne's is not killed by pasteurization and is passed onto consumers in milk, cheese and ice cream...”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“...Little progress has been made in confirming or disproving this theory, although bacterial overgrowth of the jejunum has been found in 30% of patients hospitalized for Crohn's disease, in which it contributes to diarrhea and malabsorption...”
...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Para-T) RNA (a bacteria causing Johne's disease in cows) was found in 100% of Crohn's disease patients, compared with 0% of controls...”
...recommendation Sugar Avoidance / Reduction
“...Yeast and bacteria can then overgrow in response to these newly available nutrients, increasing toxic by-products and mucus production, resulting in further injury to the small intestine and malabsorption...”
...recommendation Test for Helicobacter Pylori Infection
“Drug therapies used to fight the ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter Pylori may help treat Crohn's disease...”
...recommendation Probiotics
“Use of a good probiotic product can help keep the bacterial flora in balance and reduce inflammation...”


...the condition
“...Some cysts that form in the adrenal glands are caused by bacterial infections or by parasites...”

Dental Metal Removal a treatment
“...compromised local immunity, Leaky Gut Syndrome (intestinal permeability), intestinal inflammation, impaired nerve function and diminished peristalsis causing constipation, and parasitic and bacterial infections...”


...the condition
“...There are many different causes, including drugs and chemicals; infection with viruses, bacteria, or parasites; certain foods; stress; tumors; and chronic disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and malabsorption syndromes...”
...recommendation Activated Charcoal
“In an acute bacterial or viral infection of the GI tract, taking activated charcoal orally often stops the diarrhea...”
...recommendation Probiotics
“...Lactobacilli in the intestines play an important role in developing natural defenses against both intestinal bacterial and viral infections...”
...recommendation Nutritional Yeast
“...Brewer's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, perhaps by changing the bacterial flora in the large intestine, may be helpful in the treatment of some cases of infectious diarrhea, but to a lesser degree.”
...recommendation Juicing
“Carrot juice and concentrated carrot oligosaccharides have been used in Europe for bacterial diarrhea for almost a century.”

Digestive Habit Changes a treatment
“...Probiotics are the "good" bacteria that are naturally present in your digestive tract...”

Dry Mouth

...the condition
“Saliva is needed in order to moisten our mouths, help digest food, swallow, clean our mouths and control growths of bacteria and fungus in the mouth...”


...the condition
“...The diarrhea typical of dysentery is caused by an inflammation of the colon due to infection by one of a number of organisms, including bacteria, parasites and viruses...”
...related topic
“An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection and resulting in pain, fever, and severe diarrhea, often accompanied by the passage of blood and mucus.”

Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

...the condition
“...Whipple's Disease: A malabsorption disease caused by bacteria.  Although it can affect any system of the body, it usually attacks the small intestine...”

Echinacea (Coneflower) a treatment
“...Essentially, Echinacea has been shown to stimulate phagocytosis (engulfing of bacteria/viruses by certain white-blood cells), increase respiratory activity, and increase the motility of the white-blood cells...”


...recommendation Grapefruit Seed Extract
“...The minimum effective dose of grapefruit seed extract for bacterial dysbiosis is 600mg per day.”


...the condition
“...The Ehrlichia bacteria belong to the family Rickettsiae...”


...the condition
“...Bacterial and Fungal Organisms In very rare circumstances, encephalitis may be caused by bacterial or fungal organisms...”


...the condition
“...Although several different types of organisms can cause endocarditis, it is usually caused by a bacterial infection...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“...If you have heart valve damage or a heart murmur, request antibiotics prior to medical procedures that may introduce bacteria into the blood...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...Lymphangitis is a viral or bacterial infection in the lymphatic vessels which is characterized by painful, red streaks below the skin surface...”

Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“...This includes ... Bacterial infections...”


...the condition
“...Types of enteritis include ... Bacterial gastroenteritis...”

Environmental Illness / MCS

...the condition
“...Chemical sensitivity can develop after a massive chemical exposure, after specific non-chemical events such as massive trauma or surgery, after severe infections (viral, bacterial, parasitic) or with no identifiable cause...”

Erythema Nodosum

...the condition
“...Chlamydia, tuberculosis, and other bacterial and fungal infections may also be associated with erythema nodosum, but fungal infections involving only the skin, such as athlete's foot, are not...”

Esophageal Stricture (narrowing)

...the condition
“...Causes include ... Viral or bacterial infections...”

Essential Fatty Acids a treatment
“...As structural components of membranes, EFAs help form a barrier that keeps foreign molecules, viruses, yeasts, fungi and bacteria outside of cells, and keeps the cells' proteins, enzymes, genetic material and organelles (small organs) inside...”

Eucalyptus Blue Gum a treatment
“...Especially effective against several strains of Staphylococcus bacteria.  In 2002, patients with staph infections resistant to traditional antibiotic therapy responded to a mixture of eucalyptus leaf oil abstract...”


...related topic
“Rash, symptomatic of viral or bacterial diseases.”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...These chemicals can be broken down by bacteria on the surface of the skin to create the smelly chemicals that are mostly responsible for body odor...”

Floss/Tongue Comb a treatment
“The most common cause of bad breath is bacteria on the back of the tongue and between the teeth...”

Folic Acid a treatment
“...While we get some folic acid from our intestinal bacteria, most of our daily intake must come from our diet or through supplementation...”

Folic Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...It becomes increasingly common as age impedes the body's ability to absorb folic acid, a water-soluble vitamin that is manufactured by intestinal bacteria and stored for a short time in the liver...”

Food Poisoning

...the condition
“...Infectious organisms such as bacteria (for example Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria, Clostridium botulinum or Escherichia coli – E. coli), viruses (for example the norovirus) and parasites, or their toxic wastes, are the most...”

Fungal Skin / Nail Infection

...our question about Unusual colors of fingernails
“Black nails are a possible indication of bacterial or fungal infection.”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...When obstruction of the bile-carrying duct is prolonged (more than 6 hours), then distention and inflammation can develop with secondary bacterial infection in about 50% of cases...”
...our question about 'rotten egg', 'eggy' or 'sulfur-tasting' burps
“...Rotten egg burps are caused by hydrogen sulfide gas which is produced by gut bacteria when certain types of food pass through the digestive system...”

Garlic a treatment
“...cholesterol, prevent dangerous blood clots, protect LDL cholesterol and the endothelial lining of the arterial system against oxidation, reduce blood pressure, prevent cancer, and protect against bacterial and fungal infections...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...While acid is still considered significant in ulcer formation, the leading cause of ulcer disease is currently believed to be infection of the stomach by a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)...”
...our question about Aspirin use
“Inflammation may be caused by aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), but the bacterium H. pylori is generally responsible.”
...relationship to Peritonitis
“...Bacteria and partially digested food can spill through the opening into the sterile abdominal cavity, called the peritoneum...”


...our question about Onset of non-specific abdominal pain after meals
“...If it has lasted a long time (usually because of bacterial infection), it is chronic gastritis.”
...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“Once the stomach lining has been healed by the use of other agents, a hydrochloric acid (HCl) trial is often useful since it may have been an HCl deficiency that contributed to bacterial overgrowth and subsequent inflammation in the first place...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“Antibiotics are used to treat H. pylori and should be used to treat other bacterial overgrowths in the stomach as well...”


...the condition
“...Gastroenteritis caused by viral infection or bacteria is easily passed from one person to another...”
...related topic
“Gastrointestinal tract inflammation; characterized by abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting; which may be caused by bacteria, parasites or a virus.”
...our question about Unexplained nausea
“...Bacterial, viral, and parasitic pathogens cause this illness which is characterized by diarrhea and/or vomiting...”

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

...the condition
“...Laboratory findings ... Increased BUN due to breakdown of blood in the colon by bacteria resulting in increased nitrogen formation...”
...our question about Aspirin use
“Aspirin may damage the lining of the stomach, but it is believed that the bacterium H. pylori is usually the cause.”

General Detoxification Requirement

...the condition
“...Also, bacteria of all kinds produce metabolic waste products that we must process...”

Giardiasis Infection

...the condition
“...Giardiasis can often be distinguished from viral or bacterial gastrointestinal (GI) infections by the longer duration of illness (often 7-10 days by the time of first presentation) and weight loss...”
...recommendation Probiotics
“...Even closely-related bacterial strains within the same species may have significantly different actions...”


...the condition
“...The antibodies formed against bacteria, viruses mistake glomerulus as foreign material and begin to attack it...”


...the condition
“...Bacterial or viral infections (including oral herpes simplex)...”

Grapefruit Seed Extract a treatment
“...Highly active against protozoa, bacteria, yeast and some viruses, it has been used for quite some time in the treatment of parasitic infections...”

Green Tea a treatment
“...Fluoride in Green Tea stabilizes tooth enamel and the ECGC reduces the development of bacteria growing in the plaque...”

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

...the condition
“...Perhaps 50% of cases occur shortly after a microbial (viral or bacterial) infection such as a sore throat or diarrhea...”

Gulf War Illness

...the condition
“...Some 40% of GWI patients have transmittable infections, including mycoplasmal and possibly other chronic bacterial infections, that have resulted in the appearance of GWI in immediate family members and civilians in the Gulf region...”

Helicobacter Pylori

...related topic
“...pylori is a bacterium that is found in the stomach which, along with acid secretion, damages stomach and duodenal tissue, causing inflammation and peptic ulcers...”

Helicobacter Pylori Infection

...the condition
“...H. pylori is a bacterium that lives in the stomach and duodenum...”
...relationship to Stomach Cancer
“...About 550,000 new cases of stomach cancer each year are attributable to Helicobacter pylori, the same bacterium that causes ulcers.”

Hemolytic Anemia

...the condition
“...Infectious Hemolytic Anemia is due to an incompletely compensated decrease in red blood cell survival secondary to infectious agents, including protozoa (e.g., Plasmodium in malaria), bacteria, and certain viruses...”

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

...the condition
“...The bacteria originally lodged in the digestive system make toxins that enter the bloodstream, and these toxins destroy red blood cells...”


...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“...Ozone can kill bacteria which may slow tissue healing.”


...related topic
“...May be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, parasitic infestation, alcohol, drugs, toxins or transfusion of incompatible blood...”
...recommendation Turmeric Extract, Curcumin
“...It has an inhibitory effect against a variety of organisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, including those causing Hepatitis...”
...recommendation Chlorella
“...The phycocyanin found in chlorella is a great immune booster as it helps the body produce more stem cells, which can be used to destroy the bacteria and viruses involved in liver inflammation.”
...recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus
“Supplementation with Acidophilus (one capsule with meals) helps keep healthy levels of the "good" bacteria in your body.”

High White Blood Cell Count

...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Various ozone therapies have been used successfully to fight both known and hidden bacterial, viral and fungal infections.”


...the condition
“...In addition, they also have severe forms of the bacterial infections that all children may get, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), ear infections or tonsillitis...”
...relationship to Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection
“...Abnormal vaginal flora – i.e. infection with candida or bacterial vaginosis – corresponded with increased amounts of HIV virus in the cervico-vaginal secretions of women who were HIV-positive...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...the condition
“...urticaria: heat or sun, cold, light, pressure from bracelets and clothes or scratching, vibration, exercise; Secondary urticaria: infections (e.g. hepatitis B virus, candida albicans, streptococcal bacteria), collagen vascular diseases, autoimmune diseases or other metabolic disorders, cancer, psychological, hypothyroidism, polycythemia vera, protoporphyria (even without excessive sun exposure)...”

Honey a treatment
“...Honey was used to treat infected wounds 2,000 years before bacteria were discovered to be the cause of infection...”

Hot Drinks a treatment
“...Emerging research suggests that tea changes the environment in the stomach in such a way that friendly bacteria, which aid digestion, are helped to survive...”

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) a treatment
“...Bio-engineered growth hormone can be produced in vast quantities by special bacteria or by mammalian cells...”

Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...Lastly, HCl plays an important role in killing pathogenic bacteria, parasites, and yeast that are normally present in food, thus preventing infection and disease since most organisms that are ingested are destroyed by an adequately acid environment...”

Hypercoagulation (Thickened Blood)

...the condition
“...There are at least three possible causes or contributing factors ... Virii, bacteria, mycoplasmas, and/or parasites activate certain antibodies in the immune system that trigger the production of thrombin, generate SFM and result in fibrin deposits...”


...the condition
“...Symptoms include easy bruising, easy contracting of bacterial diseases, fever, weakness, heart palpitations, and ulcerations of the mouth, legs and feet...”

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

...the condition
“...The Cedars-Sinai researchers found that 78% of the IBS patients they tested had what they called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a condition in which excessive amounts of bacteria are present in the small intestine...”
...our question about Flatulence
“...Natural bacteria residing in the gut will cause fermentation of this food, producing gas...”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“Some bacterial infections of the small bowel increase passive intestinal permeability...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“Research suggests that IBS can be caused by an unhealthy imbalance of gut bacteria (Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth or SIBO)...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Proponents of ozone therapy claim that it kills bad bacteria in the gut, helps to neutralize excess acid, balances the metabolic rate, improves vitamin and mineral absorption, and thereby reduces symptoms of IBS such as diarrhea and constipation.”
...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Para-T) RNA (a bacteria causing Johne's disease in cows) was found in 100% of Crohn's disease patients, compared with 0% of controls...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...the condition
“...When an immature immune cell is exposed to a virus, cancer, yeast, or intracellular bacteria (for example mycoplasma or chlamydia pneumonia), a Th1 response should be initiated...”
...recommendation Garlic
“...Raw garlic can kill many kinds of fungus and bacteria.”
...recommendation Probiotics
“The specific bacteria that help balance a TH2 dominant immune system are...”

Immunotherapy a treatment
“...BCG immunotherapy for early stage (non-invasive) bladder cancer utilizes instillation of attenuated live bacteria into the bladder, and is effective in preventing recurrence in up to two-thirds of cases...”

Increased Fish Consumption a treatment
“...Bacteria in the water can transform mercury into a more toxic form called methyl mercury...”

Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut

...the condition
“...These spaces allow 'foreign' material (bacteria, toxins and food particles) to leak into the bloodstream where they should not be, placing an additional burden on the immune and detoxification systems...”

Increased Urinary Frequency

...the condition
“...The epithelium also helps to keep bacteria from sticking to the bladder, so it helps to prevent bladder infections...”

Indian Long Pepper a treatment
“...Unconfirmed uses include: headache; migraine; toothache; indigestion; stomach ache; diarrhea; bronchitis; cough; asthma: prevention recurrent attacks of bronchial asthma; cholera; bacterial infections; coma; epilepsy; fever; stroke; liver toxicity; jaundice; promoting weight loss; reducing body fat; preventing lung disorders; supporting skeletal function; increasing bone...”

Indoor Allergies

...the condition
“...of thumb relating to eye problems is: "if it itches, it's allergy; if it burns or stings, it's probably dry eye; and if the eyelids stick together in the morning, with crusts on the eyelashes, it's bacterial conjunctivitis...”

Infectious Mononucleosis - Mono

...the condition
“...In approximately 20-30% of people with mononucleosis there is a concurrent bacterial throat infection...”

Inositol a treatment
“...The action of the intestinal bacteria liberates inositol from phytic acid, which is found in citrus fruits, nuts, seeds and legumes, wheat germ, brewers yeast, bananas, liver, beef brains and heart, whole grains such as brown...”

Intestinal Flora

...related topic
“The "friendly" bacteria present in the intestines that are essential for the digestion and metabolism of certain nutrients.”

Intestinal Malabsorption Syndrome

...the condition
“...The many possible causes of malabsorption include ... Whipple's disease (a very rare bacterial infection)...”
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Intestinal Obstruction

...the condition
“...Decreased serum K and C1 secondary to vomiting; Ascitic fluid – infarction is suggested by bloody fluid, fetid odor, bacteria, elevated amylase; Gastric contents – presence of blood suggests infarction of the small intestine; Rectal contents – presence of blood is common due to bleeding from infarcted bowel...”

Juicing a treatment
“...It is best to mix at least some of the fiber in with the juice and consume it because fiber serves as fertilizer for the good bacteria in the colon and provides bulk, which in turn encourages regular bowel movements...”

Kombucha Tea a treatment
“Kombucha (Fungus japonicus), though often reported to be a mushroom, is actually a colony of yeast and bacteria producing a jelly-like skin on a favored growth medium...”


...related topic
“A genus of gram-positive, acid-resistant bacteria in the Lactobacillaceae family...”

Lactobacillus Acidophilus a treatment
“Out of the hundreds of strains of bacteria resident in the human gastrointestinal tract, Lactobacillus acidophilus is but one – but an extremely important one...”

Lactose Intolerance

...the condition
“...Instead, lactose is broken down by bacteria in the lower intestines...”
...our question about Foul-smelling gas
“...When we don't have enough of the enzyme necessary to break down lactose, it remains in our digestive tract for odor-causing bacteria to feed on.”
...recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus
“Adding sufficient acidophilus bacteria or commercial preparations of the enzyme lactose to milk-containing meals will prevent symptoms and improve nutrient absorption for individuals with lactose intolerance, but not for those...”

L-Arginine a treatment
“...a 'regenerative' in that it promotes growth hormone production, slows down the growth of tumors and cancer by supporting and enhancing the immune system, promotes improved immune system responses to bacteria, viruses and tumor cells, supports healing, and is used in the treatment of AIDS and immune system diseases...”


...the condition
“...Depending on the cause of the laryngitis, treatment can vary from resting the voice to treatments of a bacterial infection...”

Lavilin a treatment
“...The effectiveness of this cream is not lessened by weather conditions or any kind of washing as its action is based upon killing the bacteria that produce smelly byproducts from your sweat...”


...our question about Frequency of unexplained fevers
“Fevers can occur due to associated bacterial, viral, or fungal infections.”


...related topic
“...Among the most important functions are destroying bacteria, fungi and viruses and rendering harmless poisonous substances that may result from allergic reactions and cell injury.”

Liver Abscess

...the condition
“...It is relatively rare, affects mainly the elderly, and is often caused by bacteria spreading through the blood from nearby abdominal structures such as the appendicitis, intestines (diverticulitis), or bile ducts...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support a treatment
“...When working properly, the liver clears 99% of the bacteria and other toxins during the first pass...”

Low Back Pain

...the condition
“...Some causes of chronic low back pain include: prostatitis, hidden food allergies, hypothyroidism, autointoxication or intestinal toxemia (self-poisoning by harmful gut bacteria), mercury toxicity (if stored in the sensory ganglia near the low back), arthritis, kidney involvement, and psychological issues...”

Low T-Helper (CD4) Cell Level

...the condition
“...Low CD4+ T-cell counts (CD4 counts) are associated with a variety of conditions, including many viral infections, bacterial infections, parasitic infections, sepsis, tuberculosis, coccidioidomycosis, burns, trauma, intravenous injections of foreign proteins, malnutrition, over-exercising, pregnancy, normal daily...”

Low White Blood Cell Count

...the condition
“...Neutropenia can occur in acute bacterial infections, viral infections, rickettsia disease, some parasite injections, aplastic and pernicious anemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, some hormone imbalances and anaphylactic shock.”
...recommendation Personal Hygiene Changes
“...Avoiding fresh flowers, plants or fruits that can carry bacteria and fungi...”

Lyme Disease

...the condition
“Also known as tick-borne borreliosis or Lyme arthritis, Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted by the Ixodes tick...”
...recommendation Echinacea (Coneflower)
“Echinacea boosts the immune system and fights viral and bacterial infections.”

Lymphatic Congestion

...the condition
“The Lymphatic System is a drainage network of fluid, organs and vessels that is responsible for the removal of cellular debris, large proteins, foreign bodies, pathogenic agents (bacteria, viruses, toxins etc...”

Lysozyme a treatment
“...Normally excreted in the tears, nasal mucus, milk, and saliva in most animals, lysozyme is part of the body's first line of defense against bacteria and viruses...”


...related topic
“An immune system cell that scavenges bacterial and other foreign material in the blood and tissues...”

Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia

...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“Abnormal bacterial populations may consume cobalamin, contributing to B12 deficiency states and resulting in megaloblastic anemia.”


...the condition
“...It can be just as painful as bacterial meningitis, but is usually not as serious or damaging...”

Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)

...our question about Level of fish consumption
“...When mercury falls from the air into water, it is converted into "methylmercury" by bacteria in the water...”

Mesenteric Ischemia

...the condition
“...Decreased blood flow disrupts the mucosal barrier of the intestines, allowing the release of bacteria, toxins and other compounds into the bloodstream...”

MGN-3 a treatment
“...The natural killer cells help rid our body of foreign substances, such as cancer cells and bacteria.  The B and T cells are white cells (lymphocytes) that produce chemicals that attach foreign substance...”

Microbiological Stool Exam a treatment
“Stool (feces) is an important body substance to check for the presence of disease-causing microorganisms, particularly parasites and bacteria.  For the most part, laboratories use microbiology tests – similar to microbiological blood tests – to determine if disease-causing microorganisms are present...”

Multiple Myeloma

...the condition
“...Increased numbers of myeloma cells can also decrease the production of infection-fighting white blood cells, leading to reduced immunity and the possibility of frequent recurrent infections, such as bacterial pneumonia, urinary-tract infections, and shingles...”

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) Disease

...the condition
“Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) is a family of opportunistic bacterial pathogens related to mycobacterium tuberculosis that are found almost everywhere in our environment, including food, water and soil...”


...the condition
“...Myocarditis may be a complication during or after various viral, bacterial, or parasitic infectious diseases, such as polio, influenza, rubella or rheumatic fever...”

Nasal Polyps

...the condition
“...Nasal polyps are often a contributing factor to complicated bacterial sinus infections.”

Natural Killer Cells

...related topic
“An important first line of defense against newly arising malignant cells and cells infected with viruses, bacteria, and protozoa...”

Neem a treatment
“...Neem may reduce the pain, kill the bacteria that may cause infection, and aids in healing with reduced scarring...”

Negative Ion Generator a treatment
“...Particles such as pollen, smoke, viruses, bacteria, soot and dust...”

Nephrotic Syndrome

...the condition
“...reactions to drugs (including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, lithium, and street heroine), allergic reactions (to insect stings, snake venom, and poison ivy), infections (malaria, various bacteria, hepatitis B, herpes zoster, and the virus which causes AIDS), and severe high blood pressure...”


...the condition
“...Other approaches for treating neutropenia include ... Antibiotics for underlying bacterial infections...”
...relationship to Sepsis
“Neutropenia can be caused by widespread, severe bacterial infection that causes pus formation or bacteria in the blood, which in turn leads to increased destruction of neutrophils.”


...the condition
“Neutrophils are white blood cells (WBC) that move from the blood into the cells to kill invading bacteria and fungi...”


...related topic
“...Neutrophils are essential in protecting the body against disease and infections by removing and destroying some types of bacteria, wastes, foreign substances, and other cells...”

Oil of Oregano a treatment
“...Research demonstrates that it is effective in killing a range of organisms, especially yeast and bacteria.  The smell of oregano is common in Italian, Mediterranean, North African and Mexican cooking establishments...”

Olive Leaf Extract a treatment
“...Calcium elenolate, the leaf's most active ingredient, is an extraordinary effective killer of viruses and bacteria.  It also keeps latent viruses from emerging...”

Orbital Cellulitis

...the condition
“...It is usually caused by a bacterial infection which typically will have spread from the ethmoid or paranasal sinuses but may also have its origin elsewhere such as a boil on the eye or eyelid (stye), recent trauma to the eye...”

Oregon Grape Root a treatment
“...Recent studies have shown that berberine containing herbs may be useful for those suffering from diarrhea and especially bacterial dysentery...”


...the condition
“...Osteomyelitis can occur in anyone, but different types of bacteria typically affect different age groups...”

Otitis Externa

...related topic
“Also called Swimmer's Ear, this is an infection of the outer ear canal caused by either fungus or bacteria.  Water that remains trapped in the ear canal (when swimming, for example) can provide a breeding ground for these bacteria and fungi...”

Ozone / Oxidative Therapy a treatment
“...A powerful oxidizer, hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria, virii and fungi...”

Parasite Cleanse a treatment
“...Important note: Antibiotic use kills both the good and the bad bacteria indiscriminately upsetting the natural ecology of the gastrointestinal tract, setting the stage for parasite and other infections...”

Parasite Infection

...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“Small bowel parasites may predispose a person to bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.”

Pau D'Arco / Taheebo a treatment
“...Lapachol is not only bactericidal for a wide array of gram negative and gram-positive bacteria, but is also very effective against Candida albicans...”

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

...the condition
“...Scientists have found that bacteria normally present in small numbers in the vagina and cervix also may play a role...”

Peptic Ulcer

...related topic
“...Doctors now know that there are two major causes of ulcers: most often patients are infected with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori); others are regular users of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), which include common products like aspirin and ibuprofen.”


...the condition
“...Other possible causes include chest trauma (for example after a serious car accident or heart surgery), bacterial infection (especially tuberculosis), autoimmune disease, kidney failure, hypothyroidism, cancers such as breast or lung cancer, some cancer treatments (radiotherapy, chemotherapy), and...”

Periodontal Disease - Gingivitis

...the condition
“...Periodontal disease results from a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth...”
...our question about Loose teeth
“As gingivitis progresses, the gums recede and bacteria break down the supporting structure of bone...”
...relationship to Dry Mouth
“Saliva helps fight the bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay.”
...recommendation Sugar Avoidance / Reduction
“The bacteria that come together to become plaque use sugar as a form of energy...”
...recommendation Oil of Oregano
“Dilute oregano oil in a small amount of water and dab onto the affected tissues 3-4 times per day to kill the bacteria causing inflammation.”


...the condition
“...Also known as spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, spontaneous peritonitis is an infection that occurs as a complication of ascites (a collection of fluid in the peritoneal cavity)...”

Peyer's Patches

...related topic
“...They contain white blood cells, defend against invading bacteria and try to prevent inadequately digested food particles from crossing the gut wall and entering the blood...”


...related topic
“Process of ingestion and digestion by cells of solid substances such as other cells, bacteria, dead tissue, and foreign particles.”

Pharyngitis ("Strep Throat")

...the condition
“Pharyngitis may be caused by a viral infection (90% of cases) or by a bacterium (10%).  If caused by the group A streptococcus, it is called "strep throat"...”
...recommendation Goldenseal
“The berberine alkaloid found in goldenseal stops the growth of streptococcus, the organism most often associated with bacterial pharyngitis...”
...recommendation Echinacea (Coneflower)
“...This enzyme is inhibited by echinacea and prevents tissue invasion by the bacteria.  Echinacea also promotes increased phagocytosis and natural killer cell activity...”


...the condition
“...The underlying medical conditions that can cause pleurisy are numerous and include ... Bacterial or viral infections of the lungs (pneumonia) where the infected portion of the lung involves the pleural surface...”


...the condition
“...Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or bacteria-like organisms called mycoplasma...”
...our question about Denture wearing
“...Dentures are covered in thin layers of bacteria known as biofilms, which can then be breathed into the lungs...”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“Pneumonia caused by bacteria and mycoplasma is generally treated with antibiotics...”


...the condition
“...unable to process chemicals normally), hormone disorders (such as abnormal thyroid, calcium, and magnesium conditions), and infectious diseases (such as influenza virus, AIDS, streptococcus and Lyme bacteria, pork tapeworm and schistosomiasis)...”

Poor Small Intestine Health

...the condition
“...can kill off helpful bacteria in the small and large intestine and can cause an alkaline gut where harmful gas producing bacteria will proliferate...”
...recommendation Raw Food Diet
“Eat lots of raw fruit and vegetables to promote growth of healthful bacteria.”
...recommendation Garlic
“Garlic will kill harmful intestinal bacteria and promote the growth of beneficial acid-producing bacteria.”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...White blood cells clean the wound of debris and bacteria.  Proliferative Stage, lasting about 3 weeks (or longer, depending on the severity of the wound)...”
...relationship to Zinc Requirement
“...In addition, inflammation and bacterial growth were both reduced...”
...recommendation L-Arginine
“...Other animal and human studies have demonstrated that arginine stimulates the cell-mediated immune response and protects against bacterial challenges...”
...recommendation Superoxide Dismutase
“...They actually use free radicals to fight bacteria and to dispose of dead tissue...”

Premenstrual Syndrome

...recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus
“Lactobacillus acidophilus has been shown to inhibit the fecal bacterial enzyme, beta-glucuronidase, which is responsible for deconjugating liver conjugated estrogen.”


...related topic
“...They are beneficial or "friendly" intestinal bacteria.”

Probiotics a treatment
“There are more than 400 different species of bacteria in the human digestive tract...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...our question about Drinking low-calorie soft drinks
“...Other studies suggest that artificial sweeteners may alter gut bacteria in ways that make us vulnerable to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, both of which can lead to weight gain...”

Propolis a treatment
“...The bees use propolis to protect the hive against bacteria or viral infection and dangerous toxins...”


...the condition
“...It is known that prostatitis starts with a bacterial infection: Bacteria take up residence in the prostate and as it proliferates, the patient becomes aware of a problem...”
...related topic
“...Possible causes include bacterial or non-bacterial infection, portal congestion, cancer, increased adipose estradiol release in the middle-aged male, or over-use.”


...related topic
“...They are microorganisms that differ from bacteria in that they are larger and possess a nucleus surrounded by a membrane...”


...the condition
“...Medications, viral or bacterial infections, poor digestion, excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, lack of sunlight, overexposure to sunlight (sunburn), stress, general poor health, cold climate, and frequent friction on...”
...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“A number of gut-derived toxins are implicated in the development of psoriasis including endotoxins (cell wall components of gram-negative bacteria), streptococcal products, Candida albicans, yeast compounds, and IgE or IgA immune complexes...”
...relationship to Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion
“...These are metabolized by bowel bacteria into several toxic compounds...”


...the condition
“...The infection occurs more frequently in women than in men simply because the opening of the urethra in women is closer to the anus and the bacteria from the bowel...”

Rapid Intestinal Transit

...the condition
“...Bile and bacteria are what gives stool its final brown color...”


...the condition
“...Causes include ... Infections: Bacteria, viruses and fungi are common causes of skin rashes...”

Reduced Water Consumption a treatment
“...Bacteria and yeast that are regularly consumed along with food can be quickly and easily dispensed with in a very acidic stomach, preventing what might otherwise become a short term bout of food...”

Reflux Nephropathy

...related topic
“...If the bladder is infected or the urine contains bacteria this exposes the kidney to the possibility of infection (pyelonephritis).”

Remove Wisdom Teeth a treatment
“...Saliva, bacteria and food particles can collect around impacted wisdom teeth, causing themselves or neighboring teeth to decay...”

Rheumatic Heart Disease

...recommendation Antibiotics
“...This helps prevent bacterial endocarditis, a dangerous infection of the heart's lining or valves.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...Bacterial Researchers suspect that some type of microorganism may be the trigger in some people who have an inherited tendency for the disease...”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“...In some cases bacterial antigens have been found in synovial cells and may enter the circulation because of the increased intestinal permeability associated with the intestinal infection...”

Rubbing Alcohol a treatment
“...Rubbing alcohol can be used in the following ways ... Antiseptic (used for killing bacteria in wounds and on the skin's surface)...”


...related topic
“A widespread genus of gram-negative motile-rod bacteria, some of which can cause moderate GI infections, while several can produce metabolites in food that cause serious toxic reaction when the food is eaten.”


...the condition
“...The cause of Sarcoidosis is unknown, but some areas of exploration on its causes are ... A viral or bacterial infection (Sarcoidosis is not contagious, but resembles tuberculosis)...”

Sarsaparilla a treatment
“...Sarsaparilla root contains saponins, which likely work by disabling bacterial components called endotoxins...”

See Infectious Disease Specialist a treatment
“...not confined to a single organ system or cause; they include expertise in infections of any type (such as sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones or pelvic organs) and any cause (bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic)...”

Senile Dementia

...the condition
“...Causes include ... Viral or bacterial encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain...”


...related topic
“...Septicemia: The presence of pathogenic bacteria or other microbes in the blood stream – a life-threatening condition since most defenses are focused outside the bloodstream and the infection has bypassed them either due to its virulence...”

Shiitake Mushrooms a treatment
“...lymphokines, such as interferon and interleukin, stimulate the defense system through the proliferation of phagocytes, including macrophages and other immune fighters that attack cancer cells, bacteria, and viruses...”

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

...the condition
“...Bacterial infection of the affected area is another possible side-effect.”

Short Bowel Syndrome

...the condition
“...Other complications include ... Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)...”

Silymarin / Milk Thistle a treatment
“...Many people take milk thistle regularly to protect their livers from the effects of alcohol, heavy metals and drugs, and as needed after exposure to solvents, pesticides, bacteria from food poisoning or other toxins...”


...the condition
“...MBP is believed to injure the lining of the sinuses and this in turn allows bacteria to proliferate...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Having one of the associated genes will not cause a person to develop the disease without some sort of trigger to activate the immune system, for example a viral or bacterial infection...”

Small Intestine Cancer

...the condition
“...This may be due to several factors, such as the liquid nature of the contents of the small intestine (less irritation), the rapid transit time (less exposure time to toxic agents), the low bacteria count, or the alkaline pH...”

Soil Based Organisms a treatment
“Soil-Based Organisms (SBOs) are, as the name suggests, microbes (microorganisms – bacteria) that normally live in the soil...”


...related topic
“A genus of micrococci bacteria with many members that can cause disease...”

STD Chlamydia

...the condition
“Chlamydia is a sexually-transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis...”

STD Gonorrhea

...the condition
“Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in mucous membranes of the body...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“Syphilis is a serious, chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum...”

Steam / Spray Treatments a treatment
“...It can be turned on in a room for 10 to 15 minutes every hour to clear airborne bacteria.  Because of clogging, do not use thick oils in a diffuser unless they have been diluted with a thin oil such as citrus, eucalyptus or rosemary, or mixed with alcohol...”


...the condition
“...The Schilling test with antibiotics (part III) and the bile acid breath test will facilitate a diagnosis of bacterial overgrowth...”

Stevia a treatment
“...What is really intriguing about Stevia is that it is completely calorie-free, never initiates a rise in blood sugar, and does not provide an intestinal source of food for bacteria and yeasts...”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“...most in older people (the cancer is uncommon in people under 50) other factors that appear to increase the risk of stomach cancer include ... Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection – these bacteria live in the stomach lining of many people, usually without any symptoms...”

Stool Exam a treatment
“...Detecting and identifying certain types of bacteria that can cause disease...”


...related topic
“A genus of gram-staining chain-forming cocci bacteria.  Some are responsible for common and potentially serious human infections, ranging from scarlet fever and strep throat to bacterial endocarditis and pus pockets...”

Subphrenic Abscess

...the condition
“...Blood and/or urine cultures may show presence of specific bacteria.  A chest X-ray may show the abscess cavity containing gas from gas-producing bacteria, lung abnormalities, pleural effusions, and/or an immobile diaphragm...”

Supplemental Fiber a treatment
“...Water-soluble fibers actually dissolve in water and are further altered by the bacteria in our intestines...”

Susceptibility To Cavities

...the condition
“...After a hole is formed in a tooth, the acid-generating bacteria live in it and continue their dirty work: they form their own ecological niche, and eventually they make the cavity worse...”
...our question about Waking up with a dry mouth
“The lack of saliva in a dry mouth allows bacteria to stick to teeth and gums, rather than being washed away.”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“...The bad bacteria that cause decay are slow workers and ozone not only kills these bugs, but also primes the tooth surface so that remineralizing can begin...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...the condition
“...Below are the main reasons behind miscarriages; some women will have multiple reasons ... Infections cause about 1% of cases and include bacterial, viral, parasitic, fungal, or those acquired through sexually transmitted diseases...”

T4 Helper Cells

...related topic
“...T4 cells perform very important roles in the immune system, protecting us from viral infections, helping to fight bacterial and fungal infections, producing antibodies, fighting cancer, and supporting other cells in the immune system.”

Test for Cardiac Risk Factors a treatment
“...Recent support has been given to the concept of a bacterial infection component of heart disease...”

Test for Parasites a treatment
“...More comprehensive testing, such as a Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis with Parasitology is suggested and available from the same stool sample when bacterial imbalances or digestive problems are suspected...”


...the condition
“...Tetanus is a bacterial infection that spreads through the body and affects the central nervous system...”

Thuja a treatment
“...Herbalists prescribe thuja for the following ... Treating coughs and other respiratory ailments (including strep throat and respiratory distress related to congestive heart failure), and viral and bacterial infections; antiasthmatic...”

TMG (Trimethylglycine) a treatment
“...Viral/bacterial infections: Enhances immune response...”

Tonsil Stones

...the condition
“Alternative names: Tonsillolith, Tonsil Stone Tonsil stones are irregularly-shaped, whitish-yellow, very foul-smelling globs of calcium, collagen, mucus and bacteria that get caught in the back of the throat...”
...our question about White coated tongue
“...These compounds are created by anaerobic bacteria living under the surface of the tongue and are the same sulfur compounds that cause bad breath and the foul smell experienced when you break open a tonsil stone.”

Torn, weak, or Stretched Ligaments or Tendons

...the condition
“...Their job is to clean out the bacteria and prevent infection at the injury site...”


...the condition
“...It is caused by the tiny, slow growing bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis...”
...related topic
“Also known as TB, Consumption or "The White Plague", tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, usually affecting the lungs but possibly also the brain, kidneys and bones...”

Typhoid Fever

...the condition
“...After a patient has recovered from the disease, the bacteria may still survive in the gall-bladder for years, so that the patient becomes a carrier...”

Tyramine-containing Foods Avoidance a treatment
“...Furthermore, bacterial action on protein sources such as meat and soy products can cause an increase in the food's tyramine levels...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...If candida or a bacterial overgrowth is present, further recovery in ulcerative colitis can be achieved by correcting the imbalance through antimicrobial or antifungal agents...”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“A variety of bacterial pathogens can cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloody diarrhea, fever or abdominal pain...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Rectal insufflation of ozone can hasten tissue repair and kill bacteria that may be slowing the healing process.”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy a treatment
“...Any contaminated object – be it a surgical instrument, bedding, room air, the human skin, water, or body fluids such as blood – can be cleansed rapidly of viruses and bacteria.  Another important ability of UV light is to stimulate the immune system and various enzyme systems...”

Urinalysis a treatment
“...Nitrite: A positive nitrite test indicates that bacteria may be present in significant numbers in urine...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...Posterior Prolapse; Uterine Prolapse; Pelvic Mass Gynecological Cancer: Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Endometrial, Vulvar, or Vaginal; Uterine Fibroids; Ovarian Cysts; Vaginal inflammation due to bacterial or yeast infection, vaginal lichen planus, vaginal lichen sclerosus, vaginal pemphigus); History of sexual abuse; Complications during birth; Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is by far...”

Urinary Tract Infection

...related topic
“A bacterial infection that affects part of the urinary tract, which consists of the urethra, bladder and kidneys...”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

...the condition
“...The greatest defense mechanism against bacterial inflammation and adherence to the bladder or urethral lining is urine: invading bacteria stimulate urination...”
...our question about Strong-smelling urine
“Cloudy, bloody or strong-smelling urine are symptoms of bacterial cystitis.”
...relationship to Interstitial Cystitis
“Interstitial cystitis and urinary tract infections have similar symptoms, but interstitial cystitis tests negative for bacteria.”
...recommendation Personal Hygiene Changes
“For women, poor personal hygiene following urination or defecation can expose the vagina and urethra to bacteria from the surrounding area...”
...recommendation Urinalysis
“...Many patients, therefore, may receive an abbreviated laboratory work-up using dipstick tests to screen for the presence of bacteria and white blood cells...”
...recommendation Increased Water Consumption
“...Added water consumption during an infection will help flush out the problem bacteria.  Repeated infections may require that routine water consumption be increased to prevent their recurrence.”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“The urine pH is often elevated in times of bacterial infection but can be lowered by some medications or unbuffered vitamin C...”

Vaginal Depletion Pack a treatment
“...Vaginal depletion packs inhibit local bacterial growth, stimulate the body to slough off abnormal cervical cells, and promote lymphatic drainage...”

Vaginal Dryness

...the condition
“...Women suffering from vaginal dryness are at a slightly higher risk of contracting an STD due to the vulnerability of the skin in the genital area, as well as other bacterial or yeast infections...”

Vaginal Itching

...the condition
“...There are many other things you can try to do to help prevent (and help treat) the vaginal itching from appearing or returning during your pregnancy ... Always wipe from front to back to keep bacteria away from your vagina...”


...related topic
“...Vaginosis: A vaginal infection characterized by a smelly discharge and the presence of Gardnerella, Mycoplasma, or other anaerobic bacteria, with the lack of Lactobacillus species.”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...The most common vaginal infections are bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and vulvovaginal candidiasis...”
...our question about Vaginal discharge accompanied by odor
Bacterial vaginosis results from an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina...”
...relationship to Estrogens Low
“...The vaginal lining becomes thinner and more fragile resulting in an increased risk of bacterial infection.”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“...A study showed that the vaginas of 47 of 53 healthy women, but only 30 of 102 women with bacterial vaginosis, contained predominantly L. acidophilus and L. plantarum...”


...the condition
“...Drugs, complement deficiencies, viral, bacterial and protozoan infections have all been implicated...”


...the condition
“...Symptoms of labyrinthitis can include dizziness, nausea and vomiting, loss of balance (especially falling toward the affected side), hearing loss in the affected ear (especially with bacterial labyrinthitis), ringing or other noises in the ears (tinnitus) and involuntary eye movements...”

Vinegar a treatment
“...(Apple) cider vinegar is produced when bacteria naturally present in the air converts the small amount of alcohol in apple juice to acetic acid, which gives vinegar its tangy taste...”

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine) a treatment
“...All vitamin B12 found in nature is made by microorganisms (bacteria essentially), and none is found in sterile plants...”

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) a treatment
“...Intestinal bacteria produce varying amounts of Riboflavin, so it is unclear what different people's needs for B2 are...”

Vitamin B2 Requirement

...the condition
“...However, because of its production by intestinal bacteria, it may not cause symptoms as severe as other vitamin deficiencies...”

Vitamin C

...related topic
“...teeth, collagen and blood vessels (capillaries), enhances iron absorption and red blood cell formation, helps in the utilization of carbohydrates and synthesis of fats and proteins, aids in fighting bacterial infections, and interacts with other nutrients...”

Vitamin K a treatment
“...A portion of the body's vitamin K is supplied by bacteria living in the intestine rather than by dietary sources...”

Vitamin K Requirement

...the condition
“...Vitamin K deficiency can exist in adults treated with antibiotics that kill the bacteria that normally live in the digestive tract – intestinal bacteria supply part of our daily requirement of vitamin K...”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...The immune system is composed of many interdependent cell types that collectively protect the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal and viral infections, as well as from the growth of tumor cells...”
...recommendation Elderberry / Sambucol
“Although viruses can not be treated with antibiotics, which are effective only against bacteria, the body's immune system has many natural defenses against virus infections...”

West Nile Virus

...the condition
“...Because this illness is not caused by bacteria, antibiotics do not help...”

White Blood Cell

...related topic
“A blood cell that does not contain hemoglobin: a blood corpuscle responsible for maintaining the body's immune surveillance system against invasion by foreign substances such as viruses or bacteria.  White cells become specifically programmed against foreign invaders and work to inactivate and rid the body of a foreign substance...”

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

...the condition
“...This upper respiratory infection is caused by Bordetella pertussis or Bordetella parapertussis bacteria.  It spreads through tiny airborne bacteria-containing droplets that result from an infected person coughing or sneezing...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...The job of Candida albicans is to recognize and destroy harmful bacteria: Without it, we would be defenseless against many pathogenic bacteria...”
...our question about Broad-spectrum antibiotic use
“Antibiotics reduce the number of "friendly bacteria" in the intestinal tract that normally keep the Candida albicans under control.”
...relationship to Parasite Infection
“Intestinal parasites such as worms destroy friendly bacteria in the gut, making yeast overgrowth possible...”
...relationship to Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut
“It is likely that both yeast and bacterial overgrowth commonly occur together; overgrowth of either can lead to Leaky Gut Syndrome.”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...This results in eczematoid skin lesions, alopecia, diarrhea, and concurrent bacterial and yeast infections...”
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