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Maryland Killer Superbugs – Treating Antibiotic Resistant Infections

Published on September 17, 2012


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.
Jon Barron

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.”

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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.

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  • Chuck

    Dr. Sircus:
    Not long ago you published your opinion of the use of MMS (sodium chlorite), and you must have just read the inflammatory and inaccurate “warning” from the FDA. You are speaking now of MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant bugs and the failure to find new antibiotics when MMS does exactly what you are looking for, is safe, and largely un-examined because of physicians’ unwillingness to examine it.

    Please do some “due diligence” and learn what it really is, and more importantly, how it is used. It belongs with your existing protocols, not for boosting nutrition, for extermination of pathogens. We use it in my home, for us, the cat – it works and we are not sick or dead.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Sorry Chuck,

      Dr. Sircus has done much research, even before the FDA warning came out and he still believes the body can do better by using iodine instead of chlorine dioxide because iodine is needed by so many of our organs and chlorind dioxide is not. Iodine is an excellent substance that fights against bacteria, virus, fungi etc. and the body needs it for many more of its functions as well.

      • Smitty

        I am on O2 24/7. I use to have nose infection all the time. I have used iodine to clear up staff infection in my nose. I no longer have to take anti biotics for this. I have been searching for the the amount ofiodine dropsto mixwith saline to use in a nebulizer. will you show me where to look? I want to stop the lung infections. I have COPD from clhlorine gas burns.

        Thank you

        • Claudia – IMVA Staff


          Below is an exerpt from Dr. Sircus’ essay on mebulizing medications. Here is what he had to say about nebulizing iodine.

          When it comes to using iodine in a nebulizer special caution is needed. The choice of iodine is important because putting in potassium, which is found in Lugol’s, is dangerous. Potassium chloride, another salt of potassium, is used for lethal injection so I recommend only Nascent Iodine. Nebulization with iodine offers an extremely strong therapy which can clear the lungs quite rapidly of infections. Therapeutic concentrations can be increased for desired effect but it is recommended that dosages start at the low end unless there is an emergency situation. I would start my first iodine treatment with a weak solution, 3 – 5 drops and slowly increase to ten drops or more closely monitoring the experience. As long as the patient displays no discomfort or side effects concentration can be increased strongly especially when in a life threatening situation. One should expect much quicker and more dramatic results with iodine then with H2O2.

          For more specific instructions pertinent to your own condition I would obtain a consultation with Dr. Sircus if it were me. Your condition might require very different instructions.

          • Eduardo Angenscheidt

            Dear Claudia,
            Sorry, but my English is not very good, nevertheless I will try to explain:

            Here in Uruguay, as in a few parts of the world, we can get a product that kills 100% every bug and virus. It is hipochlorous acid and is locally made by Xtericold: (in Spanish)

            Despite this pdf explains about feet cases, you can find much information about it. Other links are:


   in Spanish and different info.

            I am writing about this, as I could see Smitty wants to use a nebulizer.

            Here in my city, Montevideo, there is a Radio Program (
            where people can call and tell their problems. I could hear a man calling and said some time ago, he was dying after 2 years of antibiotics used to kill the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus installed in his lungs.
            He said was living with oxigen all day round.
            He casually heard about Xtericold and diluted at 50% in distilled water then nebulizated for a few days. Then, he noted he could breath again normal air for a few time and no contraindications found, so he continued nebulizating with pure Xtericold.

            Some days after, he could breath normally and now he is completely cured.

            There are many people telling similar cases and the last known cases of hospitalary infections were cleaned with this product.

          • This is interesting information. Dr. Sircus is right now working with a completely non-toxic product that will do the same thing and is not a form of chlorine. I hope he will share more with us about it soon.

  • grumpy bear

    Raised alternative & worked in the ‘business’ of medicine at 2-hospitals in L.A.,Ca.
    Most people don’t get its a business & they should not take it personally,i.e.,doctors cannot treat you like family due to liability. They can only operate within the confines of the info they were taught & constrained by insurance corps,(sounds like corpse), who insure for ‘standard operating procedures’. Once the docs step outside that protective circle,they are liable. So,the std mode of operation is treating symtoms,prescribing drugs, and/or surgery.My mother raised 10 kids & we never saw docs/dentists unless it was life threatening. My brother,a doc,interviewed at a HMO to head- up a testing dept where he was asked to redesign a normally 2-1/2 hr patient test & reduce it to 20 minutes or less. HMO’s are Jiffy Lube’s,or drive thru’s. I am surprised we don’t have ‘drive-thru’ medicine/drug dispensories. The major problem is the plastic insurance cards that buy this medical non-treatment, & if you’re paying for it,you may as well use it, is the thinking process. There are few or no ‘alternative health’ plastic cards & people cannot afford cash for such. So stock up on what Mark Sircus recommends for which he would be persecuted if living in the states,unless acting in a ministerial role. I know a doc who had to become a minister & not use his M.D. to avoid the persecution.

    • Jerry Johnston

      Dr. Sircus, regarding the bugs that are defiant of death from growing steadily immune, can the anti fugal, anti microbial, anti venom, pretty much anti everything organic oregano oil, which still stands in a lot of practioners minds as strongest antimicrobial weapon availabe be considered a very strong weapon? You can feel the strength of the oil when you put it in a “00” cap with 5 drops of organic olive oil, by the heat of the properties. It inately registers as the best to me, and I wondered if I was way off base?

      Jerry Johnston

      • Claudia – IMVA Staff


        Oregano oil is another good natural antibiotic! Many people have been helped with it.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      I love your comment Grumpy Bear and it is so on target! Having grown up in the midst of the medical allopathic community and having watched the evolution of medicine into the type you describe really saddens and disturbs me to acknowledge the correctness of what you describe here. I have always felt there is good to both sides of medicine, alternative and allopathic and have wanted to see a meeting up of both….but it seems an impossible dream. Thank you so much for your comments here.