Antibiotics are the one single medical discovery to save more lives than any other. Today, sixty years after the start of their widespread use, we face a potential future without them. As more and more bacteria become resistant to current antibiotics, very few new antibiotics are approved for use, or even developed by pharmaceutical drug companies. What does the future hold? Will doctors be able to perform simple surgeries without the necessary infection preventions on hand? Can incentives be given to induce more research and development in this area? What should government be doing to avoid this catastrophic scenario?
Sitting On A Time Bomb (82min)
The animal husbandry industry has dramatically changed over the last decades. Farm animals are fed recycled animal protein feeds, manure, and petrochemical waste. In addition, a host of drugs, such as antibiotics and growth stimulants are used in industry. The consequences of these practices for human consumers are potentially devastating. In this lecture, the ramifications of antibiotics, mad cows’ disease and infectious diseases are discussed and analyzed.
Medicinal plants have always been considered a healthy source of life for all people.
Therapeutical properties of medical plants are very useful in healing various diseases and the advantage of these medicinal plants is being 100% natural.
Nowadays people are being bombarded with thousand of unhealthy products, the level of sensibility infront of diseases is very high and that’s why the use of medicinal plants can represent the best solution.
GYOD Roots/Echinacea ice lollies
To make the tincture:
20 g fresh echinacea root
80 ml vodka
For the ice lollies:
2 medium-sized red chillis
8 cm root ginger
240 ml honey
1 sachet fruit gelatine
800 ml cranberry juice
Juice of 2 large lemons
80 ml Echinacea Tincture (see above)
1. 1. Wash and chop the echinacea root, then put in a jar and pour over the vodka to cover completely. Leave for 2-4 weeks.
2. 2. Wash and slice the chillis. Peel and thinly slice the ginger.
3. 3. Combine the chillis, ginger, honey, gelatine and cranberry juice in a saucepan, then stir and simmer for 5 minutes. Take off the heat and leave to cool. Sieve into a bowl.
4. 4. When the drained liquid is cool, stir in the lemon juice and Echinacea Tincture. Pour into ice lolly moulds and freeze.
NB. Contains alcohol so not suitable for children.
Use: Take during colds and infection – 1 a day for up to 2 weeks. Each lolly contains one typical dose of Echinacea.
STORAGE: The lollies keep in the freezer for 3 months.