Survivng the superbug

Surviving the Superbug
Supercharge your immune system and avoid the superbug

Something you will be hearing about more in the media is
methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA). What is
MRSA? This is the superbug!

What will you do if superbug enters your body through a paper
cut? What if antibiotics don't work? That's precisely what's
happening with the Superbug now. Fast forward to 2050 when the
problem could be "plague like."

The Superbug Apocalypse and what you can do about it:

The antibiotic apocalypse is here, and colloidal silver is the

CNN recently reported that as many as 10 million people a year
could die of Superbugs by 2050! That's one person every three
seconds, according to the article on
how to stop superbugs from
killing 10 million people a year. It seems the only way around the
problem is to boost immunity.

What are the superbugs?
Superbugs are any of the antibiotic resistant diseases, including
  • Burcellosis (enters the body by touching livestock or eating
    unpasteurized dairy products)
  • carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE (UCLA had
    an infection recently)
  • Clostridium difficile (a problem in hospitals)
  • Chagas disease (Kissing bug, parasitic illness, rarely fatal,
    but mimics HIV)
  • Ebola is considered one of the "superbugs"
  • E.Coli
  • Hand, food and mouth disease
  • Legionnaire's Disease (Legionella bacteria)
  • Malaria (another of the mosquito-borne illnesses)
  • Measles
  • Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating virus)
  • Salmonella
  • Staph infection (deadly germ found on the skin or nose)
  • Tuberclosis

Below is a  PBS special on the Superbug...

Supercharge your Immune system and Avoid the Superbug
Lurking in your doctor's office, dentist's office and your hospital or
urgent care facility is the superbug, so named because it is
directly responsible for nearly 15,000 deaths in the United States.
The superbug, which has the medical name "carbapenem-
resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)," causes more than 450,000
infections annually. This terrifying pathogen is evolving faster
than the CDC can track:

  • Two deaths in Los Angeles. Recently (mid February 2015)
    seven people caught the superbug in procedures involving
    specialized endoscopes at the UCLA Medical center, and the
    hospital notified 179 more potentially exposed individuals.
    Two people died in this outbreak.

  • One death in North Carolina. Fifteen patients of the
    Carolinas HealthCare System were admitted with the
    superbug; three got the superbug in the hospital; and one
    person died.

The superbug spreads quickly by hand contact or from
contaminated surfaces of medical facilities, and for most it
causes not much problems until a patient must

Learn how to avoid this common infection in hospitals and the
terrifying pathogen that is evolving faster than the medical
community can track it or drug developers can create antibiotics
to quell it. Read, The Fanal Menace of MRSA, by Maryn McKenna,
pictured immediate left. That pathogen is MRSA—methicillin-
resistant Staphyloccocus aureus—and Superbug is the first book
to tell the story of its shocking spread and the alarming danger it
poses to us all.

How to Survive the SuperBug
Here's how to not get bugged by the superbug...

#1: Take heed of the dangers of antibiotics.
According to the CDC, "some germs are beating our strongest
antibiotics." Catching the superbug is only the first problem.
Some who catch the superbug experience little or no problems.
The problem is when antibiotics enter the system. The lethal
germs really takes effect when you take antibiotics. This crazy
germ has developed defenses to fight off most all antibiotics in
our arsenal. In other words, taking antibiotics today could
become deadly!

For years the medical community has been warning us that an
over use of antibiotics could lead to a resistant strain, and this
superbug is just the tip of the iceberg. Take heed in taking
antibiotics. Avoid them if you can.

Even so,
fish antibiotics are handy to have around for other

#2: During extreme outbreaks, avoid medical
If you can, avoid hospitals as the super bug ist he most common
infection picked up in hospitals.  Certainly, those well in your
family or group should avoid going to the hospital. Children are
most likely to touch contaminated surfaces simply because of
their natural curiosity. Just leave the kids at home.

#3: Wash hands in warm soapy water (not hand
The superbug is good at getting around hand sanitizers. Warm
water and soap is the best solution. Have your kids sing the
alphabet as they wash their hands. The length of the song is
about the correct amount of hand washing that needs to happen.

#4: Reduce your grocery store meat intake.
Antimicrobials from factory-farmed animals re a considerable
problem as they wreak havoc on your gut microbes and spawn
antibiotic-resistant superbugs!

#5: Eat organic only fruits and vegetables.
Herbicides on plant foods can damage microbe balance in your
gut just as much as they injure plant cells. Any molecules
designed to harm plants will also harm you. The bonus of eating
organic is also that the fruits and vegetables will have more
nutritional value.

Eat fruits and vegetables rich in iodine:

#6: Eat more vegetable and fruit immunity boosters.
Garlics, onions and leeks are the natural favorite if you want to
follow Hippocrates and let thy food by thy medicine! Add herbs to
the healthy foods you put on your table to help build your
immunity. While
antibiotics have no effect on viruses, there are
several foods you can eat and immunity booster dietary
supplements you can take to improve your overall vitality.

#7: Take your vitamins.
You'll get vitamins in your food, but to help boost your vitamin
levels in areas you are deficient, take vitamins.

  1. Vitamin C: Vitamin C should be taken in divided doses
    throughout the day. When individual doses exceed 500 mg,
    more of the Vitamin is excreted in the urine and thus may be
    wasted. Vitamin C works by stimulating the immune system
    and protecting against damage from the free radicals
    released by the body in its fight against the infection.
  2. Vitamin D.  "Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with
    increased autoimmunity as well as an increased
    susceptibility to infection," according to an abstract on
    Vitamin D and the Immune System, by Cynthia Aranow, MD,
    Investigator. Another supporter of the idea comes from the
    harvard Health Publications, trusted advice for a healthier
    life, from the Harvard Medical School. Read more in How to
    Boost your Immune system.
  3. Zinc. Zinc is an essential mineral that plays an important
    role in many enzymatic functions. Found primarily in the
    kidneys, liver, pancreas, and brain, Zinc also helps support
    healthy immune system functions and is an important
    component of bodily antioxidant systems

#8: Get more sun.
The reason colds happen more in the winter, may be because of
the lack of sun! The sun helps you absorb the Vitamin D. Vitamin
D actively helps fight germs. What better excuse to absorb the
sun's rays than to avoid a cold?

#9: Supplement your diet with Herbal Immunity
Herbal immunity boosting ways to supercharge your system:

  • Astragalus Root. Astragalus has a "normalizing effect" on
    body functions, which may be because it contains
    antioxidants. It's rich in flavonoids, trace minerals and amino
    acids. Harvested wild in Northern China and Mongolia, it
    ranks as one of China's most important herbal medicines and
    has been used for thousands of years. Popular uses include
    as a remedy for the common cold and upper respiratory
    infections. According to the University of Maryland Medical
    Center Astragalus root "helps protect the body against
    various stresses, including physical, mental, or emotional
    stress." As well, it protects against cancer and diabetes.
    Studies show how astragalus can stimulate the immune

  • Black seed. You may not have heard about black seed, but if
    you or a loved one has a superbug, you'll want to know
    about it and also have some handy. Black seed, nigella
    sativa, or black cumin, Here's more about the benefits of
    black seed.

  • Black Elderberry Syrup. Black Elderberry Syrup, pictured
    right, has been virologist tested as a natural and effective
    way to fight viral infections.

  • Celery seeds (Apium graveolens). Celery seeds can be
    made into a tea to help treat arthritis. The celery seed tea
    cleanses the body as a natural antiseptic to kill germs and
    improve circulation. Do not eat celery seeds intended for
    planting as they likely have chemically treated.

  • Elderberry: Black elderberries have, for centuries, been
    credited with immune supportive properties. The root itself is
    woody, brownish, wrinkled and twisted. The berries and
    flowers are rich in flavonoids, which are believed to provide
    its therapeutic effects. Black Elderberry Syrup, pictured right,
    has been virologist tested as a natural and effective way to
    fight viral infections.

  • Echinacea. An easy pick for immunity boosting is Echinacea
    (an essential oil from the Coneflower). Echinacea has long
    been known to help shorten colds, and help fight infections,
    but there are so many other potent herbs, vitamins and
    foods, so keep reading! Echinacea:  Best known for boosting
    immune function, apparently works by helping white blood
    cells and lymphocytes to protect the body against invading
    organisms, unlike antibiotics, which are directly lethal to
    bacteria, Echinacea makes immune cells more efficient in
    attacking bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells. What's more,
    an immunization is active only against a specific problem,
    while Echinacea stimulates the overall activity of the cells
    responsible for fighting all kinds of infection.

  • Goldenseal. Used as a treatment for irritations and
    inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory,
    digestive and urinary tracts, Goldenseal is ideal to for
    preppers to stock. Because of its anti-microbial activity,
    goldenseal has a long history of use during the winter
    season and is often used in combination with Echinacea.  
    Read more about GoldenSeal and other botanical antibiotic

  • Royal Jelly (Bee Well). Bee pollen is an exceptionally
    nutritious food, made by honey bees, loaded with essential
    vitamins and amino acids required by the human body. Made
    in capsule form, included in Bee Well is Propolis, an all
    around great preventative substance made by honey bees. It
    is rich in anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-oxidant
    properties. Royal Jelly is a high protein substance that has
    been reported to serve as a general health tonic, energy
    enhancer, immune booster, and much more.

#10: Consider Homeopathic Immunity Boosters.
There are lots of homeopathic options to boost your immunity.

  • Boiron Oscillococcinum. Boiron Oscillococcinum is a
    homeopathic product for Flu-like Symptoms, pictured left.
    Boiron Oscillococcinum, pictured left, temporarily relieves flu-
    like symptoms such as body aches, headache, fever, chills
    and fatigue.

  • Infection Formula.  Dr. Christopher's Original Infection
    fighting formula is a dietary supplement that contains a
    proprietary blend of black walnut leaf, goldenseal root,
    bugleweed herb, plantain leaf, marshmallow root and lobelia
    herb with no added fillers or chemicals. Thist synergistic
    blend of herbs feed your body to restore balance to your
    lymphatic system. You see, when you eat food, your body
    digests ands sends nutrients to every living cell. As the cells
    process these nutrients, it creates some waste in the
    process. Because an abundance of waste in your lymphatic
    vessels builds up over time, it can block your lymph nodes,
    and decrease your body's ability to fight infections. That's
    the basis behind the formula.

  • Oil of Oregano. According to Dr. Oz, "Killing bacteria and
    can help the immune system take action against viruses,
    fungi and parasites." Oil of Oregano is the immune boosting
    essential oil! Spicy and invigorating, Oil of Oregano has been
    used to support digestive, respiratory and joint health. It
    has anti-viral properties known to enter the bloodstream to
    attack viruses. An active ingredient in Oil of Oregano is
    carvacrol, which inhibits the growth of bacteria.

  • Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree oil can help to fight infectious
    organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses).

  • Thyme Essential oil. Essential oils, like cinnamon and Thyme
    Essential oil is an effective alternative to antibiotics and to
    combat superbugs, says Science Daily.

  • Thieves Oil. The top prepper essential oil to have, thieves
    oil combines essential oils of Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus,
    Lemon and Rosemary. For dietary, aromatic, or topical use,
    Thieves Oil by Young Living Essential Oils was tested at
    Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, and found to be
    effective against airborne bacteria! During the 15th-century
    plague, thieves used an oil of cloves, rosemary, and other
    aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague
    victims. In the Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for
    When Help is Not on the Way, by Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy
    Alton ARNP, they recommend stocking Thieves Oil! (Page
    78.) for upper respiratory infections.

Happy endings...
The happiest place on earth during a crisis is your own home (not
at amusement parks where there are crowds). Personal hygiene
and population avoidance may save you from the superbug, but
you aren't truly living unless in the company of people you love.

Take precautions, but live your life to its fullest!

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