This course will review components of the immune system including the function of organs and body systems most involved. Laboratory results will be examined for dysfunction. We will review the mechanism of antibiotic resistance and ways to combat it, including alternative products that might be used.
We will review the characteristics of microbes and present the pharmacology of antibiotics, including emerging scientific evidence on their anti-viral properties. We will discuss how plants work naturally as chemical drug makers, as they defend themselves from viruses, bacteria, mold, and fungus.
The course will discuss the concept of immune builders, such as the role of vitamins, minerals, plants, mushrooms, and animal tissues in immunity. We will explore ethnopharmacologic research on plants, animal tissues, vitamins, and minerals, and how to use supplementation for patients’ optimal health and wellness.