We Are Not Helpless Against Modern Day Superbugs (James Spounias)by Kyle McCormick, M.S., I.N.F.T.C. on 01/15/16
We have all heard about antibiotic-resistant super bugs like MRSA, C-diff, or VRE. They can be deadly. Catching a hospital infection is a serious risk, especially when medical bureaucrats are hell bent on enforcing vaccinations and other objectionable dictates, from the cradle to the grave, while ignoring the fact that aggressive antibiotic therapy helped create this problem. Every year, MRSA becomes invasive in about 90,000 people, resulting in 20,000 deaths.
One of the major problems with antibiotics is that they disrupt the body's good bacteria. Even establishment sources say that such damage may be permanent and may be the cause for many other health maladies. Antibiotic resistance is a multi-factor problem, with overuse of antibiotics being the main one. Five out of six Americans are prescribed antibiotics each year and studies have consistently shown that a lot of antibiotic use is unnecessary. For instance, big agricultural practices involve heavy antibiotic use. More than 70% of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. goes to chickens, pigs, cows, and other animals that people eat, yet producers of meat and poultry are not required to how they use the drugs, on what animals and in what quantities. The National Resource Defense Council stated that Obama's plan "continues to allow the routine feeding of antibiotics to industrial feed lot animals.
One therapy called "phage therapy," is being largely ignored or minimized, despite the fact that it has shown great promise is Eastern Europe. Phage therapy is a viable non-antibiotic treatment for bacterial infections. Advantages are that the body's normal gut bacteria aren't killed off and the risk of secondary infections is slight. Another way to curb super bugs would be to implement robot ultraviolet light technology. Dr. Joanne Levine of Cooley Dickinson Hospital noted, "We were able to reduce C-diff infections by 53%, which is huge."
What can we do to protect ourselves? Dr. Morton Walker, author of Olive Leaf Extract: Nature's Antibiotic, cited olive leaf extract as a great alternative to to antibiotics. "Olive leaf extract is the first anti-microbial product that exists in the market today. It's a marvelous substitute for antibiotics that are no longer working. Do you know that we have only one antibiotic left, vancomycin, and now it is no longer functioning because staphylococcus and streptococcus - two very serious hospital infections - have become resistant? The only thing I can see that does work is olive leaf extract."Drawing upon hundreds of published studies in the Yale Medical School Library, Walker discovered a goldmine of research studies supporting olive leaf extract. Probiotics are vital as well. The preferred strain is bacillus coagulans, because it is virtually indestructible and has been tested in many published studies in Japan for decades. Vitamin C is also important for immunity. Peppers (chili, red, green, and bell) mangos, papaya, kiwi, and of course oranges, are foods rich in Vitamin C. Nascent iodine is also important for immune health, as well as raw organic garlic. Manuka honey is a well known antibacterial agent. Look for UMF potency higher than 10 for efficiency.
I would also add to the list colloidal silver and grapefruit seed extract as two of the best natural antibiotics available.