About the Author
Cindy Jones is an educator and medical writer with an interest in the effects of phytochemicals on human health and physiology. She has written extensively on evidence-based botanical treatments. She earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry/ molecular biology from the University of Cincinnati medical school, as well as degrees in microbiology and toxicology. She has done research on the properties of natural products and the molecular events in cancer development. Having performed research in both academic and industrial settings she has published many scientific papers that are indexed on MedLine.

Dr. Jones is a physiology instructor at several local colleges including the Nutrition Therapy Institute of Colorado. She has also taught several other other biology and chemistry classes. She teaches community classes on a variety of herbal topics. As a medical writer she has made contributions to a number of books including: "The Herbal Drugstore," "Gale Medical Encyclopedia," "Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer," and "The Medical Disability Advisor."

She has written extensively for magazines including “Herbs for Health,” “Nutrition Science News,” "Natural Health" and "Mothering."  She has also worked as a consultant to several health and medical organizations writing educational materials for both patients and physicians.

"The Antibiotic Alternative" is her first solo authored book and covers the topic of overusing antibiotics. Her second book isnow available as an ebook; "Herbs for Healthy Skin" with Mushroom ebooks. "Foods and Phytochemicals in Cancer Prevention and Treatment" is a CME course intended for medical professionals and can be accessed at www.arcmesa.com.

Dr. Jones is from Columbus, Ohio and now makes her home in Colorado with her husband and two sons. There she is an avid grower and user of herbs and other botanicals.

National organizations she belongs to include:

· American Association for the Advancement of Science (www.sciencemag.org)
· American Medical Writers Association (www.amwa-rmc.org)
· American Society of Pharmacognosy (www.phcog.org)
· Herb Society of America (www.herbsociety.org)
· The Society for Economic Botany (www.econbot.org)

Thank you for your interest in "The Antibiotic Alternative". You can send me comments at sagescript@earthlink.net  and I will let you know of updates and changes to this site. If you are interested in receiving a soon be released newsletter covering the topic of herbal living, send me e-mail to sign up for the first issue.

For additional works by Cindy Jones see:

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine: Adrenal Gland Cancer , by Cindy L. Jones http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/g2601/0000/2601000026/p1/article.jhtml

Mothering Magazine, Issue 104, January/February 2001
Healing Ear Infections: Why Antibiotics Are Not the Best Treatment, by Cindy L. Jones

Nutrition Science News

Foods and Phytochemicals in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Principle Health News:  Malignant Melanoma

Functional Foods & Nutriceuticals: Natural Treatments for Bronchial Infections

Cindy Jones also occasionally sells hand-crafted herb products as well as fresh or dried herbs under the label "Sagescript". Contact her directly at sagescript@earthlink.net for availability or see http://sagescript.tripod.com.

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The Lord created medicines from the earth, and a sensible man will not despise them.   Sirach 38:4