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Peppermint Oil for Bacterial Overgrowth

I heard taking 3 of these enteric coated capsules daily can kill the bad bacteria. How long would this take before changes would be noticed? and also any other remedies herbs I can do along with the peppermint oil to speed up the process.
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There are natural ways to combat bacteria.
Biochemicals (such as sugars) and bacteria interact closely. Bacteria use sugars as a communications medium. Meanwhile, sugars can trigger changes in bacteria. And those interactions have spawned a scientific discipline. The study of sugars and their use in bacterial (and other) living communication systems is called glycobiology.
Dr. Nathan Sharon has been involved with glycobiology for almost 30 years, studying mannose, galactose, fucose, xylose, N-acetylglucosamine, N-acetylneuraminic acid, N-acetylgalactosamine, and other sugars.
Sugars comprise the “letters of the cellular alphabet,” according to Dr. Sharon. They exist on cell surfaces and help communicate the needs of each cell to its general environment and to other nearby cells.
Molecules of bacteria, viruses, and toxins have receptor sites that are drawn to sugars on particular cells and can hang onto them. This allows bacteria to stick to the surface of cells.
However, if bacteria (and viruses) cannot stick to our cells, our bodies’ normal cleansing washes them out. Simple sugars transmit information, particularly to immune system cells that defend us against infection. When
these simple sugars combine in chains along with uronic acid, they’re called “polysaccharides.” Polysaccharides cause the immune cells to be much more active and vigilant against bacteria and other germs. They help in both the prevention and the treatment of infection. Echinacea, aloe vera, and many types of mushrooms are all rich sources of polysaccharides.
Now researchers have learned how to turn that relationship into a treatment for infections.
Cure infections naturally Bladder and urinary tract infections. Glycobiology
experts treat such infections by infusing soluble sugars into the urinary tract. Essentially, these free-floating sugars overwhelm the bacteria, attaching themselves to all the receptor sites on the bacteria molecules.
Without any free receptors, the bacteria can’t attach themselves to the body’s cells and are flushed away in our urine. Some of the bacteria that has already attached to tissue is also washed away. The remaining
bacteria are usually sufficiently handled by our immune systems.
D-mannose for E. coli bladder infections. Over 90 percent of bladder
infections are caused by E. coli bacteria, which stick to mannose molecules present on the surfaces of the cells that line our bladders. If a person has an E. coli infection and takes D-mannose, the “loose” molecules of D-mannose surround and coat each E. coli bacterium, so they can’t stick to the bladder. The next time the patient urinates, the D-mannose-coated E. coli are rinsed away.
A study with cranberry juice extract (which contains D-mannose as well as other natural bacteria-fighting substances) shows long-term benefits. A group of women with chronic urinary infections were given the extract every day for six months. The protection offered by the extract, however, lasted an entire year.
Ear and sinus infections. Another substance that has similar abilities is xylitol. Xylitol is a natural substance, like all of the sugars studied by
glycobiology. It looks and tastes like the sugar We make xylitol in our bodies every day, but it is also found in plums and can be made from wood and wheat grass. One study found that a solution containing 5 percent xylitol blocks the ability of more than half of all harmful bacteria to “stick” to the tissues inside the back of the nose. As with D-mannose, the bacteria are prevented from infecting us without being actually killed.
Dr. Lon Jones, a physician in Texas, pioneered the use of intranasal xylitol in his medical practice. Dr. Jones, said that his experience has been a 93 percent reduction in ear and sinus infections when the inside of the nose is sprayed regularly with the xylitol solution. Not only does the xylitol appear to “unstick” the bacteria that adhere to the cells lining the nose and sinuses but also stimulates the body’s normal defensive drainage in the back of the nose (where the bacteria causing these conditions usually live)
Dr. Jones points out that his patients’ biggest problem with the success of the xylitol spray is that they experience such dramatic relief that they forget to continue using it! Unfortunately, this results in a recurrence of the original problems. Although it’s too early to say for certain and more research needs to be done, Dr. Jones believes that regular, long-term, xylitol use will change the nature and behavior of the bacteria inside the nose and sinuses, resulting in significantly fewer infections in the long run. Current preliminary research on xylitol’s ability to change oral bacteria
gives us reason to beleive that Dr. Jones is correct. Allergic reactions and asthma. In addition to stimulating nasal drainage, xylitol spray also removes other pollutants that trigger allergic reactions and consequent
asthma attacks. (Asthma can be triggered by infection in the back of the nose and sinuses, other upper respiratory infection, chronic sinus problems, and allergies.)
Dr. Jones’ patients control their asthma simply by rinsing away pollutants from the back of the nose on a regular basis. Dr. Jones says that for many of his patients no other asthma medications are needed. This unique
nasal spray is available as a product called Xlear (pronounced Klear). Xlear may be available at your own natural food store or compounding pharmacy.  He also writes a column for various newspapers called “Commonsense Medicine.”
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Peppermint oil isn't anti-bacterial.  It's more of an antacid and helps coat the intestinal tract to protect the mucosal lining.  You don't say where the bacteria is you're trying to deal with or what condition you're treating, so it's impossible to suggest a proper anti-bacterial.  But the most common anti-bacterial herbs are goldenseal, grapefruit seed extract, colloidal silver, raw garlic, and others.  If it's heliobactyr you're concerned about, there are a couple of natural products specifically for that, including mastic gum and manukka honey.  Aloe vera juice and cayenne have also been used.  Keep in mind that enteric coated peppermint oil is intended to bypass the stomach, as the stomach tends to destroy active components of peppermint, and it's the stomach where you usually find the worst colonies of heliobactyr, though it can get into the intestinal tract as well.
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I was excited to hear about d-mannos , as my mother is having real problems with UTi infections and is 82. It bothers her stomach, and had the same problem with stevia as a sugar substitute. Would enteric or coated d-mannos work to avoid the stomach, and does anyone sell it. Any other things work?
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http://www.drhoffman.com/page.cfm/214

http://www.drhoffman.com/page.cfm/315

http://www.vitacost.com/productResults.aspx?NttSR=1&ss=1&x=53&y=8&ntk=products&Ntt=d-mannos
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Thank You for your help. I did not see any enteric coated d-mannos though, but the search engine was not working on the site at the time, so I will try again tomorrow. I appreciate it again for the help!
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This is good stuff.
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Hi, my Mom is now 90 YO and also gets frequent UTI. She was not getting enough hydration as she did not like drinking water and loves Coke instead.
We introduced her to coconut water to drink, she loved it and thats all she drinks now. So far (knock on wood) she has been good, well hydrated  and thats from 3 cans a day,( one can is equiv to 2 cups)  she has become more active as well. Must be the natural electrolytes from coconut water.
Cranberry juice is good for preventing UTI's. It has natural sugar but needs dilution as its too strong for my Mom, but its another good choice.
We also started giving her cranberry pills as antioxidant and its also for UTI prevention.
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