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How to Protect Yourself from Superbugs Drug-Resistance Threats

In 2013 the CDC reports that each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Superbugs resistance to drugs is a widespread problem, and one that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls "one of the world's most pressing public health problems." As resistance becomes more common there becomes a greater need for prevention and effective alternative natural treatments.

Superbugs Resistance Crisis

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 in infectious diseasesAccording to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the superbug resistance crisis has been attributed to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Superbugs infections can happen anywhere.

The period once euphemistically called the Age of the Miracle Drug is now dead. And the indiscriminate use of antibiotics is leading us to one of the most frightening eras in recent memory. That is, the return of infectious diseases for which there is no effective treatment. Two decades following the introduction of these powerful drugs, the medical community began to see a disturbing trend. Bacterial infections that were once treatable no longer responded to antibiotics.

Data show that most happen in the general community; however, most deaths related to superbugs resistance happen in healthcare settings such as hospitals and nursing homes.

Penicillin is effective today against only 10 percent of the strains of Staphylococcus aureus that it used to eradicate easily. Those that did respond often required five to ten times the dose of the drug that previously was effective. One example of this is the resistant Catastrophic threat CDC fears a deadly superbug’s spread strains of gonorrhea that developed as a result of the antibiotics that were used to treat it.

Doctors and patients alike should be thoughtful about starting those sulfa drugs—not only because of the well-publicized resistant bacteria that are proliferating thanks to overuse of those drugs, but also because, a new study illustrates, there could be serious consequences for the individual. As well as for, you know, humanity in general.

Dr. Paul Fleiss MD "I have seen children who for years, suffer one common cold after another, due to compromised immune systems fundamentally brought about by a course or two of antibiotics without supplementing the lactobacteria killed off by the antibiotics. In this instance, it is important to replenish the friendly bacteria as soon as possible in order to maintain good health.

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What's Behind the Rise of Superbugs?

Superbugs Antimicrobial ResistanceThe widespread use of antibiotics (sulfa drugs) both inside and outside of medicine is playing a significant role in the emergence of resistant bacteria. Antibiotics are often used in rearing animals for food and this use among others leads to the creation of resistant strains of bacteria. In some countries sulfa drugs are sold over the counter without a prescription which also leads to the creation of resistant strains. In supposedly well-regulated human medicine the major problem of the emergence of resistant bacteria is due to misuse and overuse of antibiotics by doctors as well as patients.

Revenge of the Microbes Other practices contributing towards resistance include the addition of antibiotics to the feed of livestock. Household use of antibacterials in soaps and other products, although not clearly contributing to resistance, is also discouraged (as not being effective at infection control). Also unsound practices in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry can contribute towards the likelihood of creating antibiotic resistant strains.

After 40 years of pushing sulfa drugs for any ailment, physicians are now confronting bacteria that have built defenses against those same drugs. Some infectious bacteria that were once treatable are stronger and often deadly. The reappearance of highly infectious bacteria is caused in part by the overuse and frequent misuse of antibiotics, but the resilience of bacteria also stems from the ingenious biochemistry of the microorganisms themselves. To survive, microorganisms and fungi mutate into resistant strains.

Can Antibacterial soap Be Harmful?

Soaps and wash products containing certain antibacterial ingredients can no longer be sold, the U.S. The FDA cautions that widespread antiseptic use could be harmful over time, allowing bacteria to become more resistant. The report also cited potential hormonal effects from triclosan which is widely used as an antibacterial ingredient in household hand sterilization products that breaks down rapidly when exposed to chlorinated water and produces toxic chemicals including chloroform, according to a study published on the Environmental Science and Technology research website, suggesting that many antibacterial products may not only be ineffective, but harmful.

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How to Repair Your Gut Damaged by AntiMicrobial Drugs

even a single sulfa drug treatment contributes to the risk of destroying the gut microbiomeThere are millions of "healthy" bacteria which live symbiotically within us. These bacteria help us to live normally, and we allow them the same in return. When the occasional unhealthy strain arises and causes disease, we can knock that strain out with antibiotics. But these drugs hurt the healthy friendly bacteria in our bodies.

One of the most well-known benefits of good gut bacteria is a stronger immune system. This happens in a number of ways, but generally is the result of our microflora’s ability to prevent pathogenic organisms from taking hold in our bodies.

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in infectious diseases"In addition to the development of resistance, the use of antibacterial drugs heavily disrupts the ecology of the human microbiome (i.e., the collection of cells, genes, and metabolites from the bacteria, eukaryotes, and viruses that inhabit the human body). A dysbiotic microbiome may not perform vital functions such as nutrient supply, vitamin production, and protection from pathogens. Dysbiosis of the microbiome has been associated with a large number of health problems and causally implicated in metabolic, immunological, and developmental disorders, as well as susceptibility to development of infectious diseases" Amy Langdon MD

Why 2000 years ago, did the father of medicine, Hippocrates, said the famous words" All disease begins in the gut"? Medical researchers are now beginning to see the clear connection between the gut and one’s health.The importance of microbiome gut health has largely been neglected by mainstream medicine, which has caused a lot of unnecessary suffering for millions of people worldwide. It’s only with the emerging focus on the human microbiome and the increased appreciation for the role gut health in human disease that have occurred very recently.

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Natural Prevention and Treatment in Epidemic Diseases

Homeopathy and Epidemic diseases Homeopathy is a system of medicine used by tens of millions of people around the world that is based on a law of nature first discovered by Hippocrates and others.? That law states that substances capable of producing symptoms of disease can cure those symptoms in a sick person? In the US, the medicines used in homeopathy are produced in pharmacies under strict FDA guidelines. They are non-toxic, gentle, inexpensive – and effective.

There are hundreds of high quality, peer reviewed pre-clinical and clinical studies published in journals like Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Lancet, CHEST, and others showing that homeopathy works for patients with a range of ailments. What’s more, reliable medical records from the 19th and 20th centuries recorded during deadly bacterial and viral epidemics of influenza, pneumonia, cholera, diphtheria, yellow fever, dengue fever, scarlet fever, typhoid, malaria and other infectious diseases repeatedly show that homeopathy is an effective system for treating patients with virulent infectious conditions. Epidemiological evidence from those epidemics reveal mortality rates in patients treated with homeopathy that were a small fraction of those seen in untreated as well as conventionally treated patients.

Homeopathic medicine developed significant popularity in the nineteenth century in the United States and Europe as a result of its successes treating the infectious disease epidemics during that era. Homeopathic medicine is a medical system that is specifically oriented to using nanopharmacologic and ultramolecular doses of medicines to strengthen a person's immune and defense system rather than directly attacking the microbial agents.

The U.S. Congress was urged in testimony before the House Government Reform Committee, Dan Burton (R-Ind.), chairman, full committee hearing, November 14, 2001, to consider the use of homeopathic medicines for both viral and bacterial illnesses associated with bioterrorism.

In testimony from Wayne B. Jonas, MD, former director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the U.S. National Institutes of Health and current director, Samueli Institute for Information Biology, Alexandria, Virginia, and associate professor, department of family medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, the panel learned that Homeopathic medicines have a 200-year history of safe and successful use in epidemic disease of both viral and bacterial origin; Homeopathic drugs are recognized by the FDA; Homeopathic medicines are generally inexpensive and widely available in the United States. In addition to their use against infectious disease, homeopathic medicines are being commonly used for stress related symptoms following trauma.Page Divider

Moringa Olifera (Malunggay)

Reference guidebook on the MORINGA plantMoringa's use as an antibiotic in traditional medicine dates back thousands of years, while scientific evidence of it has been in existence since the late 1940’s. These studies were conducted largely in the orient, which is why Western medicine and the pharmaceutical industry have largely remained ignorant of it. Indian scientists have identified Pterygospermin as the active compound in moringa that causes its antibacterial action. Pterygospermin, once consumed, breaks down into two separate benzyl isothiocyanate, a substance with known antimicrobial properties. Studies have shown that moringa leaf juice can be particularly effective against the Pseudononas aeruginosa bacterium, which can cause diseases in both animals and humans.

This bacterium usually infects people with damaged exposed tissues or a weakened immune system, oftentimes manifesting itself through inflammation. In severe cases, the bacteria can take hold in the major organs such as the lungs, kidneys, or the urinary tract, with potentially fatal consequences. Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium more commonly known as the cause of staph infections, which usually manifest as a skin infection. It was found that moringa was just as effective as the commercial antibiotic Neomycin in getting rid of the infection.

Moringa (Malunggay) health and nutritional benefits has been documented in a number of medical and scientific literatures and is being used world-wide for the prevention and treatment of diseases and to combat malnutrition, especially among infants and nursing mothers. Moringa preparations have been cited in the scientific literature as having antibiotic, antitrypanosomal, hypotensive, antispasmodic, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, hypocholesterolemic, and hypoglycemic activities, as well as having considerable efficacy in water purification

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On The Brink Of A Genetically Engineered Disaster

Monsanto dumped their genetically engineered versions of four newly-created species of bacteria into European sewer systems. What arrogance. What a complete disregard for human kind. They gave birth to and then released their monster onto this world. First Europe. Now, America. A newly-published study confirms the European beginning of America's growing MRSA epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published the shocking results of an investigation suggesting that the MRSA infections now sickening and killing Americans began in Europe. "Americans are walking along the cutting edge blade of an environmental apocalypse. Previously unreleased FDA insider investigations revealed that Monsanto dumped their GMO mistake into sewer systems. That 'sludge' may very well have contained the untreatable version of Staphylococcus which is now killing Americans."



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