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Originally published December 4 2010

Power of nature - Adapt with the seasons and find balance

by Dr. David Jockers

(NaturalNews) Every fall as the weather changes, the skies darken and the temperature drops, people begin to get sick. The doctors' offices are packed and the line at the pharmacy is backed up out of the store. Much of our society has been convinced that they are genetically deficient and prone to illness and that their only true solution is in man-made drugs and other synthetically derived products. This flies in the face of natural creation and thousands of years of human evolution.

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, always turned first to general nutrition and care of the human frame before reverting to hand-crafted remedies. However, in times of duress he went after natural superfoods to bring balance back to the body. Three of Hippocrates's favorite tools to use in times of acute infections, colds, fevers, & flu were garlic, vinegar, and oregano oil. Used for thousands of years these and many other naturally produced products have worked wonders on even the most devastating forms of infection and disease.

Garlic is one of nature's most powerful immune boosting secrets. Garlic contains over 100 biologically active components including alliin, allicin, alliinase and unique sulfur compounds. When garlic is crushed or chewed, it forces the alliin and alliinase enzyme together; this creates a potent chemical reaction that produces allicin and gives garlic its characteristic odor.

Allicin along with the many other sulfur based compounds acts as a powerful antibiotic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal agent that has an incredible immune stimulating effect. Additionally, garlic is also used to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and to help prevent/reverse cancer.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a fantastic natural anti-biotic. ACV contains acetic and malic acid which destroy bacteria and fungus on contact. The acetic acid also forms acetate compounds in the body that help detoxify the system. Additionally, ACV contains a rich array of alkaline buffering minerals potassium and magnesium. Pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and fungi secrete highly acidic and inflammatory waste products. ACV provides a good source of these critical minerals to help neutralize such waste products and limit their damage inside the body.

Oregano Oil is an extraordinarily powerful natural anti-biotic. In fact, oregano has been found in a recent study to be significantly better than all of the 18 currently used anti-biotics in the treatment of MRSA staph infections. This super herb is very rich in anti-oxidant phytochemical flavonoids and phenolic acids. It is the third highest herb in oxygen radical absorbancy capacity (ORAC) with an impressive score of 200,129. Oregano is one of the world's greatest sources of the powerful anti-biotic phenol component thymol.

Many people misuse natural health solutions and think of them like medicinals that help to cover up the damage done by a poor lifestyle full of stress and bad living habits. But all the herbs in the world will not make up for the damage caused by poor lifestyle. They are merely meant to help the body adapt to the increased stresses that certain seasons provide.

Health Tips:
1)Use freshly crushed garlic in meat products, salads, soups, etc. If you tend to have lower blood pressure do not use excessive amounts of garlic
2)Put a tsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink throughout the day. Fresh squeezed lemon & lime work great as well.
3)Use dried oregano on meats, salads, steamed veggies, & grain dishes.
4)Put a dash of oil of oregano on the tip of your nose & ear during times of infection. Additionally, you can take 2 small drops in water and drink throughout the day.

About the author

Dr. David Jockers owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Ga. He is a Maximized Living doctor. His expertise is in weight loss, customized nutrition & exercise, & structural corrective chiropractic care. For more information go to To find a Maximized Living doctor near you go to

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