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We Are Seeing More Improvement with a New Idea 
Jul. 19, 2013 2:07 am 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2013 2:08 am
After the first round of meds to get rid of the ESBL bacteria that is causing my mother's urinary tract infection, we had another urine test done only to find out that the antibiotic didn't work. So another antibiotic was prescribed, and after finishing that one, there was still no improvement. There will be another urine test, but I'm sure that she will still have the bacteria. So I really started thinking about this.

An ESBL is a bacteria that has become resistant to almost all antibiotics, but what if it isn't resistant to natural remedies? From past research, I know that olive leaf extract and oregano oil are both antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal remedies. I had used olive leaf extract for my dog that had a chronic yeast infection in her ears that 3 vets couldn't cure. After over 9 years of fighting the infection, I tried opening a capsule of olive leaf extract on her food every day, and the symptoms of the yeast infection stopped within 1 week. I also used a combination of olive leaf extract and oregano oil recently when I developed an abscess in my gum under a capped tooth. In less than a week, the pain stopped, and the abscess went away.  So I decided to try both for my mother.

I started adding the olive leaf extract to her pureed foods 3 times a day, and got her to take 2 oregano oil capsule once a day. Unfortunately, she chewed the oregano capsules and they taste awful. With a bit of arguing, she got them down. The day after I started this, there was a difference. She stayed awake a little more, and even smiled for the first time in weeks. The second day, there was more improvement. Although she fed herself before the shingles and the UTI, she hadn't done this in almost 6 weeks. Today, she picked up a glass of protein shake I made for her, and drank it herself. This was a first in 6 weeks. Tonight, she tried to eat a piece of pizza, which she love, but still couldn't swallow it. The plus was that she wanted to try. Today she was trying to talk again, and actually laughed  when we joked with her. All of this may not seem like much, but it is such an improvement over what we have seen the last 6 weeks.

I am still trying to be positive that we can get her back to what she was before the shingles and UTI once we get rid of them. I am also hoping to prove that dementia and be reversed or at least stopped, but our main objective now is to get her over the infections.

I encourage all of you to look into the benefits of both olive leaf extract and oregano oil. Oregano oil can be used to remedy infections and even nail fungus. Both are high in antioxidants. and both would be good to keep in your medicine cabinet.
Jul. 19, 2013 3:59 am
How wonderful! So happy for your success! Thank You also for sharing. I look forward to researching more on these items.
Jul. 19, 2013 7:21 am
Glad she is doing better. Thank you so much for the info on these products-nice to have alternatives when the RX's don't work!
Jul. 19, 2013 7:56 am
you are such a caring daughter. i've never heard of olive leaf extract or oregano oil. i need to remember this! prayers for your mom's continued improvement.
Jul. 19, 2013 12:00 pm
If you are going the natural route, try giving her cranberry extract capsules 42 mcg. Two capsules with each meal will help with the UTI. I'm smacking myself in the head for not thinking of this before since it helped me tremendously. Somehow the cranberry binds with the infection and helps clear the tissue. I hope she continues to improve.
Jul. 19, 2013 7:58 pm
Your mom is so lucky she has you. I hope she continues to get better.
Jul. 20, 2013 8:47 am
It is great that you have found something to help her. Please let us know how she does.
Jul. 20, 2013 3:10 pm
Very cool. I'm so happy alternative medicine is working and so happy you have insight and resources to work with these products. Keep up the great work!!!
Jul. 21, 2013 6:37 am
Thank you VERY much for posting this. We went through this with my MIL and it was a never ending battle. Now, a friend is going through it too and I'll be passing along this info for her to try. Sending positive energy and many thanks your way. :o)
Jul. 21, 2013 2:28 pm
Wow - I am so amazed at your research and grateful for your mother's progress. You are a special daughter!
Jul. 21, 2013 2:30 pm
So, Judy, I imagine I could find the oregano oil at the health food store, right? Think I am getting some tomorrow. Would you break the capsule and apply to afflicted nail?
Jul. 21, 2013 7:42 pm
Your Mother is very lucky to have you for a daughter. Thank you for telling us about the olive leaf extract and oregano oil. I think I will try to find some.
Jul. 24, 2013 3:46 pm
Candice is right. Good daughter also means good Mom. We have oregano oil and my son has been telling me how good it is for years. Gonna have to look into the olive leaf extract. Thank you for sharing with us. My 83 Pa does not live with us he is healthy and independent. However we still need to pay attention! Gonna put some oregano oil on his swimming pool fungus toenails when I'm at his house. With a supply and fussy daughter instructions!
Jul. 24, 2013 6:24 pm
How did you use the olive leaf oil and oregano oil for the tooth abscess? Thanks for the information.
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I breed large parrots, like to write, raise most of our veggies, completed my AS degree at 65, enjoy cooking specialty dishes and baking bread. I have done extensive study of cooking and eating healthy. A few years ago, I started researching healthy eating for my parrots, and it has since changed focus to the diet of my family. At this point, I make all of our bread using fresh milled flour that I make. We eat primarily pastures fed meats and eggs, and I make many of our condiments. We also avoid GMO foods and ingredients as much as possible. Since my 93 year old mother has moved in with us, we have eliminated the 10 medications she was on, and her physical and mental condition has improved considerably. I totally believe that we are what we eat. What is really best for us is a constant learning experience.
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