Antibiotic Resistance is Here

November 15, 2019

Really, we crossed the threshold for antibiotic resistance in 2017. Sure, it’s been around for decades, but we are now living in a world where it’s much more pervasive. According to the numbers, every 11 seconds an American catches an antibiotic resistant infection.

There’s good news, too. C. diff (which causes diarrhea and is often caught in hospitals) is one of the bigger antibiotic resistant bacteria. Fortunately, fecal matter transplants (FMT) are more effective than antibiotics at treating C. diff. By boosting the gastrointestinal tract with good bacteria from a healthy donor, doctors are more effectively treating C. diff.

And it’s good that we have solutions like FMT. It’s not just that antibiotics no longer work, it’s that in many cases the ones they do have side-effects worse than the illness. When treating tuberculosis, which still causes regular outbreaks in the US and abroad, treatment requires taking very harsh antibiotics for months.

You can take steps to stay healthy and avoid antibiotic resistant bacteria:

-Hygiene, especially frequent handwashing, is the first, best step. It’s the number one way that hospitals cut back their infection rates.

-Self-care. Just because antibiotics can’t fight an infection doesn’t mean your body can’t. Sometimes antibiotic resistance means a more serious fight for your body, but not always.

-Get treatment when symptoms last too long or get too serious. Heading to the doctor for every green booger, ear ache, or cold can make you much more likely to pick something up or get an antibiotic prescription and grow it yourself.

-Take care of yourself in other ways, to help keep your body and immune system strong. Make adjustments to sleeping, eating, and exercising until you’re doing your best. For additional support, supplement with colloidal silver.

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The Flu is Moving North

November 14, 2019

According to Walgreen’s prescription tracker as well as hospital reporting, the Southern US, from the West coast to the East, is already facing an outbreak of the flu. Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and traditionally that means a spread of flu cases. While no one is sure if this year will be as bad as last (and the good news is so far it isn’t) it’s never too late to take preventative steps, like supporting your immune system with colloidal silver.

How do you prevent the flu? You just do your best. Not everyone is going to stay home when sick. As the holidays approach, businesses will be busier as more people have tasks that take them out and about. And while it definitely helps to always cough or sneeze into your elbow, a sick person staying in one room will still get airborne germs everywhere in 20 minutes to an hour depending on symptoms.

What you can do is take care of yourself and your home. Run a humidifier to decrease flu transmission, air things out occasionally, and put sick people in their own room. The healthy habits you already know about will support your immune system on top of all the other benefits. That means sleeping, eating vegetables, exercising, even brushing your teeth.

For additional health support, you can use colloidal silver in multiple ways to support your health. Use colloidal silver as a daily supplement, add a little to your sinus rinse or do a full sinus flood, and give your lungs direct support by using colloidal silver in a nebulizer.

Before flu season ramps up more, get prevention in place with colloidal silver.

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Moving Beyond Antibiotics

November 13, 2019

Researchers are looking high and low for alternatives to antibiotics. Because of their overuse in agriculture and nursing homes, superbugs have risen up to create medical nightmares. From the always hard to treat tuberculosis to diseases once easily defeated by antibiotics like STIs, antibiotic resistant bacteria are a problem all over the world.

One alternative that’s a runaway success is fecal transplants. Bacteria (sourced from fecal matter) is taken from a healthy recipient and transferred to someone with an obvious bacteria related health problem like obesity or a C. diff infection.

And looking at the data, transferring healthy bacteria via FMT has much better outcomes treating C. diff with less hospital time and more recoveries. In fact, the biggest risk is the sample could be contaminated with bacteria from the hospital, which can cause health symptoms associated with bad bacteria (like poor mood and weight gain).

This also supports the value of cultivating your own microbiome. As prevention, your good bacteria may help with a lot of diseases, and it reasons that that includes C. diff. As research piles up, it’s increasingly obvious we all need to make the strength of our bacteria biome a priority.

Here’s three ways to support having lots of good bacteria:

-Load up on probiotics. Probiotics replace and replenish the quantity and variety of the beneficial bacteria we need. You can eat probiotic rich foods like yogurt, or get them daily through a high quality supplement like Flora MGR.

-Eat to grow your good bacteria. Prebiotics are foods good bacteria like, mostly veggies like onion, garlic, and greens.

-Work to build healthy habits. Our brain and our bacteria work together to influence our feelings, moods, and cravings. Moods/outlooks, exercising, sleeping and more can change our body chemistry to influence one type of bacteria or another.

If you need a place to start, start with Flora MGR and support a healthy bacteria colony.

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Zeolite for a Safer Detox

November 12, 2019

If you want to detox, do it safely! Zeolite helps to remove heavy metals and other large particles contaminated from your body. It’s something you add to your diet, it doesn’t require fasting nor does it require you to eat weird things!

When you’re detoxing, what, exactly, are you targeting? Many trendy detoxes advertise results: whiter eyes, weird bowel movements, or a lighter feeling. Some of that comes from the fact that trendy detoxes tend to be fasting disguised as a detox. Fasting has its benefits, but if you are worried about what you’ve eaten, what you’ve absorbed through air and water pollution, you need help to remove it.

Zeolite is formed when groundwater meets volcanic ash. It’s a mineral with a large cage like structure that works to “catch” large particles/toxins. It works as an antioxidant and helps fight free radicals. Benefits of Zeolite include helping to remove the toxins we get through our diet, possibly help with aging, and to help overall wellness by removing toxins.

You may avoid the obvious toxins around us: tobacco, white sugar, smoggy days. But microplastics, herbicides and pesticides are all around us, and we can no longer control our exposure as much as we’d like. Restore purity with help from Zeolite, and pull toxins back out.

You can just add Zeolite to your routine periodically. Let fasting be a separate issue, and forget cayenne lemon tea and other trends. Keep it safe and simple with natural Zeolite.

Don’t forget to pair Zeolite with a beneficial source of minerals like Humic and Fulvic acid. As you remove toxins, replace them with nutrients and other support.

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They could happen anywhere. A medical error, or more likely, at your favorite restaurant. Pretty regularly, they make headlines: someone with Hepatitis A heads into work and exposes hundreds of people. The good news is that unlike Hepatitis C, Hepatitis A is curable, and if you’ve been vaccinated in the past, you’ve got little to worry about. But vaccines can sometimes not take or wear off, or you may not have gotten one, and now there’s a local outbreak. So what do you need to know?

Hepatitis A is one of many diseases that spreads through the fecal-oral route. That means it comes down to poor handwashing, and potentially then handling food (but touching communal surfaces could be enough in a busy/crowded environment). While you can’t control other people’s handwashing, frequent washing of your own hands helps, especially before eating.

It’s not food poisoning, although you might initially suspect it is. A small fever, stomach pain, nausea, and a lack of appetite are common Hepatitis A symptoms. Some people even get vomiting and diarrhea. But it’s more than stomach upset, it’s a liver infection, and more severe symptoms can include dark urine (a bad sign), pain in the joints and muscles, and yellow skin or eyes.

While it’s recommended a doctor monitor any hepatitis infection, like most viruses, treatment comes down to you. Rest, water, and body support (like taking care of your liver by avoiding alcohol and eating healthy, antioxidant rich foods) as well as immune support like colloidal silver are key.

If there’s an outbreak in your area, make sure you’re supporting your health with best practices (like sleep and healthy eating) as well as colloidal silver.

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