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Grapefruit Seed Extract
A natural antibiotic
Effective against diarrhea, gingivitis, candidiasis, parasites, and more!
A biologically active natural extract is being used to kill Strep, Staph, Salmonella, E. Coli, Candida, Herpes, Influenza, parasites, fungi and traveler's diarrhea. Hard to believe?
Discovered by Jacob Harish, an Einstein Laureate physicist and M.D., this remarkable product has been used all over the world. Combined with vegetable glycerine, the active ingredient is extracted from the seeds and pulp of grapefruit. The product is used as an antibiotic, antifungal, antiprotozoan, antiviral, antiseptic, disinfectant, preservative in food and cosmetics and a wastewater effluent treatment... to name a few of its incredibly diverse uses.
Please consider that this product is also non-toxic and environmentally safe, and quickly bio-degradable. It causes no side effects and is dramatically less expensive than existing treatment or chemicals for similiar applications, whether human, animal, or agricultural in scope.
Grapefruit Seed Extract is becoming the disinfectant and sanitizing agent of choice for many hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. In the laundry, GSE ensures that the linen is fungi and bacteria free. As little as 10 - 15 drops of GSE added to the final rinse does the trick.
Hospitals have also added GSE to their carpet shampooers. It is reported that, ten to fifteen drops in the reservoir per gallon is effective in killing Staph, Strep, Aspergillus, Salmonella and many other pathogenic organisms which are present in hospital carpets.
Grapefruit Seed Extract at higher concentrations is used for sterilizing and disinfecting operating rooms and other areas. Ordinary concentrations used equate to around 300 ppm, while operating rooms and similiar applications frequently use grapefruit seed extract at concentrations as high as 1%.
One clinic in Southern California has recently acquired GSE to use in their infalators for the control of respiratory infections.
It seems very likely that even more diverse uses for grapefruit seed extract in hospitals will be discovered on an ongoing basis.
Intestinal Candidiasis Stopped with GSE!
Chronic candidiasis(both intestinal and systemic) is being treated with excellent results using GSE, according to numerous clinics and medical practitioners.
Dr. Leo Galland, M.D. of New York City, who also prescribes GSE for the treatment of candidiasis, advises patients to avoid its bitter taste by mixing it with carrot, vegetable, orange or grapefruit juice, while typically prescribing 2 to 3 drops, twice daily, diluted in at least four ounces of liquid.
Other doctors in resistant cases have had success by increasing the dosage of GSE to as many as 6 or 7 drops, 3 times a day. As usual, no side effects were reported.
Dr. Galland considers the availability of grapefruit seed extract to be "...a major therapeutic breakthrough for patients with chronic parasitic and yeast infections..." Dr. Galland reports treatment failures in only two cases out of 297!
University of Georgia Evaluates GSE
Testing was conducted by the U. of Georgia, in Athens, GA, to evaluate grapefruit seed extract as a disinfectant in tests against E. Coli, Salmonella sps., and Staph aureus. Roger Wyatt, Ph.D., and Microbiologist for the U. of GA, reported,
"Our studies indicate excellent potential for these products(GSE). ...The toxicological that I have reviewed indicated that this product and the active ingredient poses very low toxicity. As you know this is important because most disinfectants that are currently used in either animal or human environments have moderate to high toxicity and extreme care must be exercised when these products are used. The lack of any significant toxicological properties of (GSE) is also impressive when one views the efficacy data where extemely small concentrations of the product can be used with marked beneficial results."
Dr. Wyatt continued, "In view of the reports that we have discussed, the wide spectrum of activity that (GSE) offers(antiviral, antibacterial; Gram+ and Gram-, antimycotic, and antiprotozoan) will undoubtedly aid in its acceptability."
Dr. Wyatt's findings have also been confirmed by a variety of clinics and labs, as well as universities from around the world, including the University of Arkansas, the U. of Malaya, the U. of Sao Paulo, and the University Ricardo Palma, to name a few.
FDA Investigator Hails GSE and Reports on Protozoa
Dr Louis Parish, M.D., as investigator for the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration, reported that (grapefruit seed extract) "...is as effective as any other amoebicide now available, perhaps more effective..." and, "It does not cause side effects." Nearly 200 patients were treated for Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia by Dr Parish and his associates over a two month period. Dr. Parish went on to say, "...it (GSE) gives symptomatic relief more than any other treatment."
In his Prospectus for the FDA, Dr. Parish reported that an estimated 1/5 of the world's population is infected by protozoa, the large majority without symptoms. Parish reports that, "Protozoal infection is accepted in most parts of the world as a way of life, just as we accept the common cold." He said although protozoal infection is suffered as a matter of existence throughout most of the world, that in persons with low resistance it is destructive.
Dr. Parish references how troops during wars entered areas where protozoa are endemic, making it difficult to avoid the disease. Subsequently, they could not help but bring it home. Dr. Parish believes "...it is amazing the present epidemic did not start a quarter of a century ago. Or it did and is just now being recognized."
There are unaccounted numbers of people, in the multiples of thousands, Parish states, trying to adjust the rest of their lives to a diagnosis of colitis. He says it is likely that they have protozoa infection and can be cured. Dr. Parish closes his investigation by stating that grapefruit seed extract "can be used as a prophylactic agent for people living in or traveling to infested areas."
A growing number of dermatologists, aestheticians and cosmetologists are now using GSE mixed in soaps, skin cleansers or as a direct treatment itself, to cleanse, purify, and balance facial skin and other areas of the body.
As a super facial cleanser aestheticians apply 2-3 drops of GSE to their moistened fingertips and gently massage the wetted facial area in circular motions for about a minute, rinsing thoroughly with cool water. Patients often report a tingling sensation of the skin following the treatment which is indicative of the cleansing action and bacteria-killing properties of the GSE.
That same ubiquitous fungus which debilitates so many Americans, has also been a doubly bothersome and uncomfortable problem for the female gender.
Grapefruit seed extract is an efficacious remedial product for this age-old condition.
In a study done in Monterrey, Mexico, by the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, GSE was tested as a treatment for Candida Albican Vaginitis. There were 20 patients with clinic and laboratory diagnosis of chronic Cervix Vaginal Candida Albican. The 20 women all douched using GSE every 12 hours for 3 consecutive days. Ages of the women ranged from 22 - 44 years and all had active sex lives. Various contraceptive methods were used among the group and previous clinical evaluation varied from 1.5 months to 8 years.
According to Dr. Luis E. Todd, M.D., "of the 20 patients treated, 15 patients were cured after the first treatment. Four patients received treatment twice to receive clinic and laboratory negative results and 1 patient repeated treatment 3 times due to lab report positive."
© 2001 Ronald J. Grisanti D.C.,
Ronald J. Grisanti, D.C., D.A.B.C.O
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