Biofilm: A Sticky Situation, Natural Disruptors with Ellen Kamhi
The term “BIOFILM” refers to a complex community of microbes that organize on surfaces inside the human body! Biofilm is the basis of a variety of sticky coatings, including Dental Plaque, surfaces inside the aortic valve, on implanted devices such as urinary catheters, and on mucosa on all body interface surfaces. They can be a major link to a variety of health challenges.
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The BIOFILM communal organisms possess a complex intraspecies communication system that allows them to organize into a veritable fortress and develop highly advanced protective mechanisms that make them inaccessible and indestructible by pharmaceutical antibiotics leading to ever more advanced resistant strains. A variety of natural foods and botanicals can help to penetrate the biofilm layer, allowing for disruption and cleansing of the affected area. These include garlic, propolis, honey, cranberry, turmeric, cinnamon, berberine, and Black Seed oil.
Open to all levels from beginner to more experienced.
Ellen Kamhi, Ph.D., RN, AHG, AHN-BC is a wildcrafting intuitive herbalist and is adept at radionics and dowsing. She is a mentor with AHG (American Herbalist Guild) and takes herbalists through the process of becoming AHG(RH) certified. Ellen teaches in conventional educational settings, mainstream medical schools, and universities, as well as with master traditional healers from a variety of cultures. “It has been my honor to have studied with indigenous and master herbalists, such as JAMBA of the MAROONS in Jamaica, Michael Moore, and Mimi Kemp in Bisbee Arizona, SONIA in Santa Cruz Mexico, Dr. Bernard Jensen, and a vast array of advanced herbalists.”
As a leader in the herbal nutraceutical industry, Dr. Kamhi is recognized as a consultant specializing in regulatory issues, formulation, and product education. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG(RH)), nationally board certified as a holistic nurse (AHN-BC), and is a medical school instructor in botanical pharmacology, and author of many books, including The Natural Medicine Chest. She offers online/on-ground CE-approved Herbal Certification Programs and leads www.EcotoursForCures.com to experience shamanic healing traditions in indigenous areas of the world. She is on the Peer Review Editorial Board of several journals/organizations, including Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Natural Medicine Journal, Natural Standard Database.
Dr. Kamhi educates professionals and consumers about how to care for themselves Naturally! Her blog is recognized by Newsmax among the Top 100 Health Blogs in the country. http://www.newsmax.com/