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The superbug theory and the garlic allicin chronicles.
While the world has never been a sterile place, it would seem that one of the most prevalent and virulent of mankind’s microscopic foes has always been Staphylococcus aureus. In fact, staphylococci are ubiquitous, and approximately 30 percent to 50 percent of healthy human beings will be carrying staphylococci at any one time
(Eidson, Olson & Sewell, 1997).
Staphylococcus aureus literally the "golden cluster seed"
Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium and is the most common cause of Staph infections, mostly in people whose immune systems are compromised but it can infect healthy people, too. Staph can cause a range of illnesses from minor skin infections, to life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis.
The treatment of choice for Staphylococcus aureus infections is penicillin. But Staph is fighting back, evolving new strains which are penicillin resistant (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus = MRSA or Oxacillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus = ORSA).These new strains (MRSA) are greatly feared because they is resistant to most antibiotics.
MRSA resistant cell mechanism
Is MRSA the result of decades of antibiotic abuse?
Did doctors prescribed antibiotics unnecessary for simple colds, flu and other viral infections. Viruses which don’t respond to antibiotics. In addition, taking antibiotics when you have a virus may do more harm than good. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that may resist antibiotic treatment.
The abuse of antibiotics in livestock.
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists perhaps as much as 70% of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to cattle, swine, and poultry on industrial animal farms for reasons other than disease. Those reasons include: growth promotion, feed efficiency, weight gain, and prevention of illness due to overcrowding and bad sanitation.
Continue reading on Examiner.com Time to end the abuse of antibiotics in industrial animal production - National FDA Policy | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/fda-policy-in-na...z1NkhZ2DrE
This could result in the development and spread of more antibiotic resistant bacteria, or even worse from farm animals to humans, like the MRSA strain called ST398 already transferred from pigs to human.
Antibiotics, Animal Agriculture and MRSA: A New Threat .pdf
Follow the Money
The Drug Companies, are they making us sick? Do doctors and hospitals got commission from drug Companies.
A story from china.
Chinese are on average taking 10 times as many antibiotics as other nations' populations, a leading drug official said yesterday.
This raises serious questions about antibiotics abuse and associated health risks, said Wu Zhen, vice director of the State Food and Drug Administration.
Wu was speaking at a food and drug safety meeting in Hainan Province.
China produces 210,000 tons of antibiotics every year. This is split almost equally between drugs for human consumption and, at slightly less, antibiotics for the livestock industry. Antibiotics are used to aid growth and tackle disease in domestic animals.
Continue reading on shanghai.gov http://www.shanghai.gov.cn/shanghai/node...41747.html
Is there an alternative medicine?
Could Allicine an extract from garlic be the answer
Garlic is not merely an ingredient to a dish. Since ancient times, garlic has been recognized by many diverse civilizations for its variety of medicinal properties. The Egyptian and Roman labourers used garlic in their diet to enhance their physical endurance and in the 20th century, garlic was used to fight against the global influenza pandemic (i.e. flu) of the time.
Continue reading on allicinfacts.com http://www.allicinfacts.com/
Allicine is known for its antibacterial, antifungal and even antiviral properties. Allicine is garlic's defence mechanism against attacks by pests. When the garlic plant is attacked or injured it produces allicin by an enzymatic reaction. The enzyme alliinase, converts the chemical alliin to allicin, which is toxic to insects and microorganisms.
Allicin extracted from garlic loses its beneficial properties within hours and turns into other sulphur containing compounds. Diallyl trisulfade, which is similar to allicin but is chemically produced, is stable and is used for treatment bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections
Diallyl trisulfade is slightly more expansive then antibiotics.
This cannot be a reason not to use Diallyl trisulfade (Allicine) instead of antibiotics, especially in Animal Agriculture.
For Dutch people
Een vandaag “Natuurlijk alternatief voor antibiotica: Allicine”
Allicin and Vitamin C http://garlicrx.com/userguide.pdf
Allicin as an Antibiotic http://www.docstoc.com/docs/34395571/All...Antibiotic
Healing Properties of Allicin, The Heart of Garlic http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/ga...tm#josling
Pictures staph infections