According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), there were close to 100,000 cases of invasive MRSA infections in the United States in 2005, which lead to more than 18,600 deaths but don’t be lulled into thinking the stats are any different here in the UK!
Lowered resistance/immunity before entering hospital can put your very life at risk because of this new threat caused by over use of antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistance is a man made problem caused by over use of antibiotics not only in humans but also in agriculture where animals are often fed low doses during the growing process and these same antibiotics are transferred to humans via the meat that is consumed and also through the manure which is used for fertilizer.
Consider these alarming statistics:
HIV/AIDS killed 17,000 people in 2005 The numbers are even more staggering when you include ALL hospital infections, not just MRSA, as approximately 1.7 million Americans contracted infections during hospital stays in 2007, and a subsequent 100,000 people perished from these diseases, according to the U.S. Center of Disease Control (CDC).
Fortunately, protecting yourself from the devastating effects of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is still possible, by implementing some commonsense approaches.
A Healthy Immune System is Your Best Defense
Protecting ourselves from the devastating effects of antibiotic resistant bacteria is still possible! Remember your nervous system controls and co-ordinates virtually every cell, tissue, muscle, gland and organ in your entire body. Your nervous system is housed in the moving bones of your spinal column. Your chiropractor removes nervous system interference, thus allowing the body to function at it’s full potential – that includes helping it fight off infection. Many reading this blog will know that our five children have never been to a doctor – that means they have never had a course of antibiotics and Trent (the eldest is now) thirty years of age. The combined ages of all the children (to date) is one hundred and twenty eight years – that means one hundred and twenty eight years of no antibiotics!!!!!!!!!!! Why??? Certainly the chief reason is because they have had Chiropractic Care since the day they were born – interferences removed from their nervous systems before it could cause damage to their immune function. A strong immune system is your best defense too, against any pathogenic bacteria you are exposed to.
Sadly the latest craze of people using anti-biotic wipes and antibiotic sprays for everything is only contributing to the problem.
Support your immune system by choosing “natural first” and paying attention to your lifestyle practices:
- Choosing organic and antibiotic-free foods
- Practicing healthy hygiene – hand washing (without antibiotic soaps)
- Ensuring sufficient sleep (especially before midnight)
- Reducing/minimising stress
- Taking omega 3 oils
- Thinking well – keeping a positive mental attitude
- Using a good quality probiotic
- Choosing natural first in every choice
- Ditching the drugs! – drugs interfere with true healing
- Enjoying the sunshine
- Avoiding simple refined carbohydrates and sugar – replacing with raw food
- Living by the Eating Well, Moving Well and Thinking Well paradigm is a great start and most important of all – keeping your nervous system free of interference to allow your body to heal itself naturally as it was designed to do.
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