I’ve stopped watching movies because you get more “entertainment” watching and reading mainstream media news. Talk about sensationalism and drama—some of these journalists ought to win Academy Awards instead of a Pulitzer Prize.
And the thing is, they will only report what their sponsors will allow them to report…so many times a truly imperative issue is swept under the rug because it would ruffle the wrong feathers.
Well, right now there is a danger facing all of us that isn’t getting much press, and that is a bloody disservice.
Because it’s something you MUST know about, as it is emerging as a potential global killer and could spell disaster for many.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Here is what you must know about this real health threat:
It started with recklessness
Over the last several decades we’ve been reckless with antibiotics.
They’ve been over-prescribed, used inappropriately (when a bacterial infection was never confirmed), and even used long-term to prevent infections (like ear infections in children).
Plus topical antibiotic lotions have been a popular treatment for acne.
This recklessness has also continued onto our farms.
Over 25 million pounds of antibiotics are administered to livestock in the US every year for purposes other than treating infection—, instead, they are used to make the animals grow larger faster (larger animals = more profits).
And the residue from those antibiotics ends up in the meat and milk from the animals, and eventually in your body.
They don’t play favorites
Antibiotics work by destroying dangerous infection-causing bacteria in your system…but they also kill off your body’s beneficial bacteria too.
Your gut microbiome is where 70 percent of your immune system resides, and when it’s slaughtered by antibiotics, it’s not a temporary minor hit. Instead, it can take your gut a year or more to recover.
Having an unhealthy intestinal flora balance leaves you susceptible to repeated infections (and other illnesses).
In addition, long-term use of antibiotics and the resulting destruction of your gut flora is linked to the development of autoimmune conditions like Crohn’s disease, lupus, and MS.
But bacteria are very intelligent
One thing that we’ve repeatedly ignored is that bacteria are extremely intelligent. As such, they can change and evolve and become resistant to antibiotics.
So far bacteria have found a way around every antibiotic we’ve developed, and we’re at the point now where they are causing deadly infections that even our most potent drugs can’t touch!
What makes this worse is that drug companies are not interested in developing any new antibiotics. Instead, they are pouring money into vaccines—a lucrative product for which they are completely exempt from liability for any harm or death caused by the shots.
It’s up to you
Here is where you need to take the bull by the horns and minimize your risks. Our “magical wonder drugs” are quickly becoming ineffective, and there are no more in the pipeline.
It’s up to YOU.
Here are some measures that can help:
Support strong immune function. The stronger your immune system is, the less likely it is that you will need antibiotics, to begin with. When it comes to immune support, nothing beats Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula. Its 13 strains of potent beneficial bacteria will help repopulate your supply of friendly intestinal flora, which is crucial for a strong functioning immune system.
Get enough vitamin D. Vitamin D helps counteract the overzealous, inflammatory immune reactions that are associated with autoimmune diseases. Unfortunately, many of us are deficient in this crucial nutrient. In addition to spending time in the sun unprotected (20 minutes or so), a top-notch supplement like Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B can help ensure you have healthful levels of vitamin D, as well as its partner vitamin K.
Talk to your doctor about other options if you are on long-term antibiotics. If he asks why show him this article.
Use antibiotics ONLY when necessary and other measures (such as rest, vitamin C, garlic and lots of fluids) have not been enough to help you overcome a bacterial infection.
Make sure you have a bacterial infection versus a virus. Insist on being tested before you take antibiotics.
Buy organic meat and dairy—so you can be sure you are getting antibiotic-free food.
Reduce stress. Chronic stress can damage the friendly flora in your gut, thereby weakening your immune system and increasing your susceptibility to illness.
Ditch the antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer. These too have played a role in antibiotic resistance by making bacteria stronger. If bacteria can outsmart antibiotics, they can certainly get past your antibacterial soap and hand goo. Plain old soap and warm water is best.
Get enough sleep. Studies have shown that even one night of poor sleep can depress your immune functioning by up to 30 percent.
To your health,