The post-antibiotic era is here, are you ready?

Post-Antibiotic Era Inches Closer to Home

If you’re a regular reader of this newsletter, then headlines about antibiotic-resistance aren’t new to you. In recent issues, we’ve brought you breaking news about MRSA, E. Coli, and C.Diff.

We’ve shown you how traditional drugs no longer work against these diseases.

So you may be wondering what’s changed.

It’s true that the infections that have shown the most signs of resistance are ones you could contract in a hospital or through poor food handling. And we’ve shared with you many ways to protect yourself from these infections.

The good news is you probably aren’t exposed to these kinds of infections as part of your normal daily routine.

But the bad news is that a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) is shedding new light on the issue of antibiotic-resistance, and their findings are disturbing.

The WHO report shows that a high rate of antibiotic-resistance is showing up in common bacteria now too.

These are the kind of germs that cause bladder infections and pneumonia and that infect wounds.This is happening all over the world. As the prevalence of drug resistance grows for these types of health problems, it puts everyone in danger.

Something as simple as a paper cut or a scraped knee could lead to a life-threatening infection.

You can read WHO’s entire report on this life-threatening development here.

Solutions From a Bird’s Eye View …

It may already be too late to prevent a full-blown post-antibiotic crisis.

But if we have any hope at all, a number of things need to happen on the public health front.

  1. Agricultural businesses need to stop routinely using antibiotics as preventive care for their animals
  2. Doctors, hospitals, and clinics need to change the way they prescribe antibiotics. They should put strict policies in place to stop excessive and unnecessary antibiotic use
  3. Patients need to be educated on when to ask for antibiotics and how to use them
  4. Drug companies need incentives to develop new lines of antibiotics-a sensible relaxation of some regulations could do the trick
  5. Public health agencies need to better track the development and impact of drug-resistant disease

… And on the Grass Roots Level

As an individual citizen, you can help these ideas along in a number of ways:

  • Write to your Congressmen about your concerns and ask them to support policies that will clear the way for free market development of new antibiotics
  • Choose to buy foods produced by farmers who don’t use antibiotics
  • Do not ask antibiotics for viral illnesses or minor infections. And insist that your doctor test for infection before giving you antibiotics
  • If you do need to take antibiotics, always take the full course
  • Avoid using antibacterial products in your home

Develop Your Personal Defenses

For your personal health, you have two major defenses to prevent infections. These two defenses could become more important now than they have been in almost a hundred years…

The first is to boost your own immune system. Your body has the tools to fight against infections. It will actually clear most minor infections without the help of antibiotics. You can help your body fight back by giving good support to your immune system.

To function at its best, your immune system needs a strong nutritional base. Vitamins D, A, E, and C plus zinc and selenium can give your immune system the support it needs. Consider taking a high-quality supplement designed for immune health. Check the label to make sure these nutrients are included.

Your second defense is good wound care.

If you are wounded, thoroughly clean any breaks in your skin as soon as they happen. Sooner is better than later. If the wound is still bleeding, apply pressure with a clean cloth or gauze bandage. Keep continuous pressure on the area for 20 minutes to stop the bleeding. (If the bleeding continues, you should go to urgent care.)

Once the bleeding stops clean the injury with clean water. If there’s any debris in the wound, remove it with a pair of sterilized tweezers.

After you’ve cleaned a cut or scrape, treat it with antiseptic and then bandage it. Keep an eye out for signs of infection.

Preventing infections is your best defense. But you can also fight infections with natural antibiotics. Some of the best options include:

  • Colloidal silver – can be used topically or internally
  • Honey, when used topically
  • Olive leaf extract, taken as a tincture
  • Garlic – raw garlic with food or garlic oil use topically

Keep these natural antibiotics on hand, so that you have options to treat infections when they happen. It may be that one day soon you’re faced with an infection that won’t respond to traditional antibiotics. In that situation, these natural remedies could become a lifesaver.

P.S. – The post-antibiotic era is upon us. You owe it to yourself and your family to take action now, before it’s too late. Did you know you can make your own antibiotics at home?

It’s completely safe, has nearly a 100-year track record, and it’s easy to do.
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