Drug-resistant Superbugs – The Results of Overuse and How to Stop Them

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“We need to change the way we use antibiotics because right now we are putting at risk our own health.”

 

Mysterious and deadly infections are spanning the globe. A newly discovered germ, a fungus called Candida auris, threatens people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading from Venezuela through Spain, India to South Africa and recently New York. “The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat. Candida auris is so tenacious, in part, because it is impervious to major antifungal medications, making it a new example of one of the world’s most intractable health threats: the rise of drug-resistant infections.”[1]

Resistant germs—or ’superbugs’—don’t typically kill everyone. They are most dangerous to people with immature or compromised immune systems (e.g. newborns, elderly, smokers, diabetics or people with autoimmune disorders) but scientists warn that in time risk will spread to healthier populations as well.

You might ask how it is possible that such infections can spread so widely in our drug-centered age. Actually, this is the reason. In the US the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that 30% of all prescribed antibiotics are not needed at all. That’s 47 million excess prescriptions. However, this doesn’t stop the industry since the antibiotics market is valued 40 billion dollars. The same goes with the rampant use of antifungals. Lately, there has been an explosion of resistant fungi as well, adding a more scary dimension to a phenomenon of drug resistant ‘evolving defenses’.

Another important fact that we need to be aware of is that 80% of antibiotics goes into agriculture. We feed the animals antibiotics so the food we eat carries drug-resistant bacteria while fungicides on crops are contributing to the surge in drug-resistant fungi infecting humans. And in case we got sick from the food we eat, there is a high chance that we can’t even identify the origin of the meat that caused the sickness – unless you live in the EU, where meat ID is required. Since the bacteria work together so efficiently, the situation has to be handled globally.

Sadly, the information doesn’t flow in a way it should. It’s either being withheld—regarding the possible consequences of antibiotic overuse—or misleading, since many people think there always will be a new drug that can upbeat the new generation of bacteria. The fact is that even if it’s true it takes a lot of time and resources to bring a new drug to the market, not to mention that it can never solve the basic problem. We need to change the way we use antibiotics because right now we are putting at risk our own health. We need to ask ourselves whether this really lengthens and improves the quality of our lives or rather endangers it. The British Government commissioned a study which predicted a worst case scenario where more people will die by 2050 of infections caused by bacteria resistance than of cancer.

Fortunately, there are natural alternatives to antibiotics that help the abundance of well-functioning T-cells, regulate the immune system and help the body fight off pathogens and diseases. This is what Life Choice® Thymus Gland was designed for. It also has Vitamin B6 (P5P) and Zinc Picolinate. B6 deficiency has been linked to thymic atrophy and reduced antibody production, while increased B6 enables the body to absorb thymus hormones. Zinc is included because it is the keystone molecule for thymic proteins, which are immune substances made in the thymus gland – no zinc, no immunity. In addition, and if antibiotics are truly required is to take Life Choice® Laktokhan® probiotics the same day but at different intervals separated by at least 4 hours to help maintain your gastrointestinal immunity while the antibiotics do their thing.   

What better way to boost your T-cells than to strengthen the gland that supplies them? The paradox of Thymus Gland is that it is one of the most important organs for boosting our immune system and yet virtually unknown. If it were known, it would be selling like vitamin C. Life Choice® offers true full gland Thymus concentrates (not extracts) which are taken from New Zealand-raised, grass-fed sheep without hormones or antibiotics. This includes the brands specifically produced for the professional community; it just blows me away because it is so powerful, but not a part of everyone’s immunity program.

As we age, our bodies must fight harder and harder to maintain optimal performance. Products like Laktokhan® and Thymus Gland can ease the body’s immunological load to help you avoid premature aging.  

References:

  • Goolsby, Julie. 2017. Dangers of a Deadly Fungus: The Candida auris ‘Superbug’. https://draxe.com/candida-auris/
  • Richtel,Matt and Jacobs, Andrew. 2019. A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/health/drug-re

[1] Richtel, Matt and Jacobs, Andrew. 2019.

 

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