A deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics has killed a seventh person at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Maryland. NIH officials said a boy being treated for complications from a bone marrow transplant when he contracted the bug died raising further alarms about the rising tide of dangerous antibiotic resistant infections.
He was the 19th patient at the hospital to contract an antibiotic-resistant strain of KPC, or Klebsiella pneumoniae. The outbreak stemmed from a single patient carrying the superbug who arrived at the hospital in the summer of 2011. Hospitals have become perfect breeding grounds for pathogens that are increasingly becoming untreatable by allopathic medicine.
Jon Barron recently reported on Clostridium difficile and Klebsiella pneumoniae and is warning the world, “Another ‘disturbing’ trend is that several bacteria that used to infect ‘only’ in hospitals are now acquiring the ability to spread in the community at large. S. aureus (aka MRSA) is a prime example. Originally seen in hospitals only, it’s now transmitting everywhere from wrestling mats to swimming pools.”
Barron wrote, “Hospitals, as far back as records allow—at least to 230 BC, when King Ashoka is said to have founded some 18 dedicated hospitals in ancient India—have faced a fundamental problem. When you crowd sick people together, communicable diseases get to spread easily from patient to patient. In fact, we see hospital-acquired infections in almost every hospital in the country. They are happening to the tune of 99,000 deaths per year in the U.S. alone.”
Between 1999 and 2004, the death rate from C. diff. soared by about 35% a
year as the bug became four times more lethal, with death rates increasing
from 5.7 per million Americans to 23.7 per million Americans in 2004.
Barron’s essay is a must read because bacteria are becoming more dangerous, acquiring genetic mutations and gaining the “ability to produce an enzyme that defeats even the most powerful antibiotics.” Infections in general are getting “more frequent, more severe, and more difficult to treat,” says Barron who also goes on to say that, “Disruptions and changes in the acid/alkaline balance of the bowels can play a major role in reducing the growth of beneficial bacteria. In addition, these changes tend to favor the growth of harmful viral and fungal organisms as well as putrefactive, disease-causing bacteria. Radiation and chemotherapy are devastating to your inner bacterial environment.”
It’s the end of the age of antibiotics but most doctors do not want to understand this because they do not want to understand the huge amount of harm they have done to their patients. Their answer still to almost anything is another round of antibiotics, leaving people in desperate need for probiotics. Dr. Carolyn Dean’s favorite probiotic is Prescript-Assist and it is mine as well.
Natural Health Treatments for Superbug Infections
Use caution, beware and take care, onset of bacterial infections is swift and the symptoms severe. “Use a good probiotic supplement regularly especially if you’ve been exposed to a round of antibiotics. Keep in mind: nature abhors a vacuum. If you kill all the bacteria in your intestines—good and bad—and you don’t actively repopulate with good bacteria, bad bacteria will use the opportunity to take over. If antibiotics don’t work, at least you’ll have an option—as opposed to just rolling over and dying, that is,” writes Barron.
Have plenty of iodine and sodium bicarbonate on hand as well as magnesium salts, for all three of these emergency room and intensive care medicines will be lifesavers from serious infections. By making a total change in our body’s basic physiological parameters, we are equipped to beat back pathogen hordes more quickly. By raising cellular voltage, pH, oxygen and CO2 levels, we can turn the tide against even the most aggressive antibiotic-resistant infections.
Bill Sardi wrote, “Critical examination of the effectiveness of prescription drugs reveals convincing data that most prescription drugs are not only ineffective but may worsen the condition being treated. Some of these medications appear to be designed to create life-long dependency upon the drug, since drug withdrawal exacerbates symptoms. Even some long-standing drugs that are the hallmarks of modern medicine have begun to lose their biological punch. The major classes of prescription drugs are failures. Most drugs are never designed to address the underlying biochemical causes of disease — and they may intentionally be designed to create life-long dependency.”
Concentrated nutritional medicines like iodine, magnesium and sodium bicarbonate will never lose their effectiveness. They are perfect medicines because they are substances that the body needs most desperately when ill. They always work because they fulfill nutritional law. These minerals are responsible for normal cellular activity so when in deficiency they cause cellular stress and disease.