Are the super bugs coming for you?

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Commentary by Carol Rossetti

We have all heard the words “super bugs” but most of us do not know what they really mean or how they apply to us.

MRSA, a staph infection that is resistant to the known prescription antibiotics, is a super bug that many of us have heard of and many have experienced. But you may not have heard of CREs, another strain of antiobiotic-resistant infections. Like MRSA, these super bugs originate mainly in hospitals, but both can be passed on by person-to-person contact. Forty-two states now have reported cases, and cases have doubled since July, and they kill at least 50 percent of those who become infected.

If you are concerned about a hospital you may use or are considering using, you might want to go to the state website for Indiana, www.in.gov, and search for reported hospital infection rates.

Just staying out of hospitals may not be enough since these infections can be passed from person-to-person. Also, if known antibiotics do not work, then what are you to do if you become infected or even to keep from getting infected.

There are a number of natural remedies from God’s pharmacy that are effective, safe and inexpensive. These are things that you should keep in your natural medicine chest for immediate use.           

Silver shield with aquasol (not colloidal silver) is antiviral, antibacterial and antiyeast. It is available in both liquid and gel forms. It is patented and safe for all ages. The liquid can be taken as a preventative and more when infections strike. The gel offers four hours of protection on your hands and has no drying alcohol. It has been used in nursing homes to combat infections caused by bed sores when prescription antibiotics have no affect. It can be used inside the nose to stop viruses when they enter, so use it on your children before they head to school.

Olive leaf, garlic, tea tree oil (get pure oil only). I highly recommend elderberry defense and elderberry chewable for children. Elderberry has antiviral properties and it contains D3, both to help boost our immunity.

I keep lots of fresh garlic on hand because its uses are numerous. You can chop fresh garlic cloves into about 1/2 cup of olive oil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Strain it through cheese cloth and keep it refrigerated. It can be eaten, used on skin conditions, in the ears, on the gums.

Carol Rossetti, Doctor of Naturopathy, can be reached at Journey To Health, 14300 Mundy Dr., Suite 600, Noblesville, 773-1612 or doctorcarol@journeytohealthinc.com.

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