Saturday, February 21, 2009

Gram-negative bacteria are drug-resistant superbugs to watch out for -

Unfortunately, MRSA is not the only Superbug infection today. Bacteria are very crafty and can become resistant to antibiotics relatively quickly. Staph bacteria were showing resistance to Penicillin (the first commercial antibiotic) within a couple of years of the introduction of Penicillin.

Today, with antibiotic abuse or over-prescription of antibiotics (for colds and flu which are not caused by bacteria), over-use of antibiotics in the feed animal industry, and hospitals and pharmaceutical companies dumping tons of unused or expired drugs and antibiotics into the water supply, it's no doubt that we will see ever-increasing numbers of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.

Gram-negative bacteria Superbugs are predominantly found in hospitals and can be and commonly infection patients who are already very ill, babies in ICU, very old patients, patients who've just had surgery, and burn patients in the ICU. And these gam-negative bacteria can enter the body by way of catheters, IVs, ventilators or wounds (like MRSA can).

It's plain to see that doctors are loosing ground when it comes to treating these Superbug with conventional antibiotics. For yourself and your family's sake, learn about ALL of the natural antimicrobial products that are available. I feel these will be required to survive the ever growing population of bacteria that will not respond to antibiotics.

Michelle Moore
Microbiologist, Scientist and Health Advocate
Author of "MRSA Secrets Revealed"
Click here for MRSA and Staph infection treatment solutions

For the full CNN article, click here: Gram-negative bacteria are drug-resistant superbugs to watch out for -

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Beaches may harbor staph bacteria: U.S. study | Reuters

A new warning has been issued for beach goers. Caution is advised when swimming or sunbathing at the beach. Studies are showing that Staph and MRSA bacteria are "hanging out" in areas of warm sea water, like Florida for instance.

According to the study, people who swim in subtropical marine waters have a 37 percent higher risk of being exposed to staph bacteria, including an antibiotic resistant staph (MRSA) known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.

Now, being a Microbiologist, I can tell you that Staph (and MRSA) are skin bacteria. They will be anywhere people "hang out". Whether it's the gym, the grocery store, or swimming pools or beaches. Staph and MRSA can survive for some time on surfaces (up to weeks) and can survive in water for some time, including swimming pools.

Your best advice to help avoid MRSA is to shower before and after entering any body of water (including swimming pools), and do not enter the water if you have any open cuts, sores or wounds.

And, please do not use the anti-microbial soaps - they are not proven to reduce pathogenic bacteria anyway, and they just harm your own body's good bacteria, thus making your MORE PRONE to MRSA.

Click below for the full article:
Beaches may harbor staph bacteria: U.S. study | Science & Health | Reuters

Michelle Moore
Microbiologist and Natural Health Advocate
Click Here for MRSA Infection Treatment Options

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hospitals Flush 250 Million Pounds of Expired Drugs Into Public Sewers Every Year

I saw this in NaturalNews recently. On the topic of Antibiotic Resistance, it's no wonder we have SuperBugs like MRSA. Let alone doctors are prescribing antibiotics when they are often not necessary, and our beef and chicken are pumped full of antibiotics, we now have hospitals dumping millions of pounds of old and expired drugs into water every year. This all impacts our body and who's to say exactly how this will all pan out.

Michelle Moore
Microbiologist and Staph Researcher
Learn What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You About Your MRSA Infection


(NaturalNews) The Associated Press (AP) estimates that hospitals and long-term medical care institutions across the United States are dumping 250 million pounds of pharmacologically active drugs directly into public sewer systems each year.

After adjusting for Minnesota's relatively low rate of prescription drug use and doubling the number to account for the greater waste typically produced by long-term care facilities, the AP concluded that at least 250 million pounds of drug waste and drug-contaminated packaging are thrown away each year. This includes expired or spoiled drugs, leftovers from too-large prescriptions, drugs that are prescribed but not needed, drugs that patients refuse to take or that are halted due to negative side effects, or drugs left over when patients die.

Dumping drugs into water is far from harmless, although the exact nature of the danger remains poorly understood. But scientists agree that drugs remain pharmacologically active even after disposal, and can have severe effects on humans and wildlife. Studies of wastewater near hospitals in Europe and the US have found higher concentrations of antibiotic resistant bacteria and of organisms with genetic mutations similar to those that can cause cancer in humans. Another study on antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone family, including best-seller ciproflaxin, found that these drugs could cause changes to bacterial DNA.

See full article here: Hospitals Flush 250 Million Pounds of Expired Drugs Into Public Sewers Every Year

Garlic - A Natural MRSA Treatment

You may not be aware about this, but you likely have a very powerful ally against MRSA or Staph hiding in your kitchen. Garlic is not just another herb when it comes to using it for infections. Garlic has been scientifically proven to be a powerful natural antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal agent. Garlic has also been shown to kill highly resistant MRSA infections in human clinical studies.

Garlic was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese to treat all types of infections, its use dating back over 5,000 years. As recently as World War II, garlic saved thousands of lives by protecting open wounds from getting infected. Even Louis Pasteur studied the strong antibacterial properties of garlic in 1858.

I think anytime we can find natural alternatives to antibiotics, we are doing ourselves and everyone else a favor. The more we all use antibiotics, the more we will have resistant superbug infections in our world. If you infection is not severe or critical, I believe you should use alternatives first to get your infection under control.

For our complete article on how garlic can be useful for addressing Staph and MRSA infections, click the blue link: Garlic - A natural treatment for MRSA Infections

Be Well,
Michelle Moore
Microbiologist, Staph Researcher and Health Advocate