RED ROCK, Texas, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grow Network, an organization committed to sustainable food and medicine production, has created a short antibiotics quiz available at http://antibioticsquiz.com/. In the space of only 9 questions, the quiz blows up many popular misconceptions regarding the safety and effectiveness of antibiotics. Most troublingly, the quiz underscores the serious problem of over prescription, which experts say has created multiple drug-resistant bacteria, or "superbugs."
Sun Is Setting on Antibiotic "Glory Days"
According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 3 out of 10 antibiotic prescriptions are not necessary. The result has been the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria that require ever stronger antibiotics. Some strains of bacteria have even become pan-resistant, meaning no antibiotic can fight them. These superbugs cause tens of thousands of deaths each year, and the situation is unlikely to improve. No less an authority than Dr. Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization has warned that "the world is heading toward a post-antibiotic era in which common infections will once again kill."
Big Pharma has no answers to this problem. New drug development is expensive and time consuming, and antibiotics don't offer a strong return on investment. Most pharmaceutical companies are simply not pursuing research on these types of medication.
Traditional Herbal Remedies to the Rescue
To meet the problem of antibiotic-biotic resistant bacteria head on, The Grow Network has looked to the past for answers. When and if all antibiotics become completely ineffective – or in the wake of a disaster that disrupts essential services – knowledge of natural healthcare solutions will be invaluable. Time-honored herbal remedies can contain a combination of as many as 2,000 anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral compounds. Bacteria can't evolve fast enough to develop resistance to that type of arsenal. Antibiotics, on the other hand, are just single compounds – easy for bacteria to "figure out."
Part of the Grow Network's mission is to share the remarkable power of herbal treatments for common infections. To that end, Founder Marjory Wildcraft has teamed up with natural healing expert Doug Simons to produce a 10-lesson video series on herbal remedies: "Treating Infections Without Antibiotics." Simons has dedicated his life to the study and practice of traditional medicine, and has spent years working alongside indigenous peoples in the Western U.S., Mexico, Central and South America. His purpose in life is to help people re-connect with the Earth and its bounty. With Doug's expert yet personable guidance, viewers learn how to confidently treat some of the most common injuries and illnesses, including, but not limited to:
- Animal bites
- Burns and cuts
"I am honored to have Doug as one of my personal mentors," says Marjory, "and I'm excited to be the bridge for people to learn these ancient healing practices, too. In this new, 10-lesson video series, "Treating Infections Without Antibiotics," Doug will take viewers on an empowering journey, full of practical advice that can save lives and reduce the overuse of antibiotics."
The Grow Network is currently offering "Treating Infections Without Antibiotics" at the discounted price of $24.95 for digital access, or $34.95 for the DVD or DVD plus digital. The series comes with a 90-day money back guarantee. In addition, anyone purchasing the series before midnight on July 6 will receive an invitation to a live webinar with Doug and Marjory. Doug will share stories of his treatments in action, as well as taking questions from viewers.
About The Grow Network
The Grow Network (http://thegrownetwork.com/) was founded in 2009 and offers information on sustainable living. The primary focus is on backyard production of food and medicine. Founded by Marjory Wildcraft, TGN offers educational videos such as "Grow Your Own Groceries," "Home Medicine 101," "Alternatives To Dentists," and "Treating Infections Without Antibiotics."
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