How to Survive the Superbug

Above is the antibiotic apocalypse explained.

#4: Go for natural antibiotics and immune support.
Bacteria are the masters of survival. Supercharge your immunity
with natural antibiotics. When it comes to the superbug there are
some proven natural ways to combat the bacteria.

  • Boiron Oscillococcinum. Boiron Oscillococcinum is a
    homeopathic product for Flu-like Symptoms, pictured right.
    Oscillococcinum works naturally with your body to
    temporarily relieve flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue,
    headache, body aches, chills and fever. Oscillo has been
    shown in clinical studies to help reduce both the duration
    and the severity of flu-like symptoms. It does not cause
    drowsiness or interact with other medications.

  • Colloidal silver. Colloidal silver can play a significant role in
    fighting the superbug. When a staph infection gets out of
    hand and antibiotics won't work, you may need to drain the
    abscess or boil, and colloidal silver can help in the healing.
    "Silver Nanoparticles have high therapeutic activity against
    MRSA," says a study published by the U.S. National Library
    of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (Nov. 21, 2015).
    The study evaluated the antibiotic and bactericidal effect of
    silver nanoparticles against MRSA.

  • Manuka Honey. Instead of reaching for the Neosporin,
    reach for manuka honey to put on your cuts, scraps and
    burns. Honey has antibiotic activity and extra antibacterial
    activity. A natural occurring compound in Manuka honey is
    MG and hydrogen peroxide that help to heal and cure
    infections ~ other types of honey do not have this special
    compound. Manuka honey can inhibit the growth of antibiotic-
    resistant bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus or E-coli.

  • Infection Formula.  Dr. Christopher's Original Infection
    fighting formula is a dietary supplement that contains a
    proprietary blend of black walnut leaf, goldenseal root,
    bugleweed herb, plantain leaf, marshmallow root and lobelia
    herb with no added fillers or chemicals. This synergistic
    blend of herbs feed your body to restore balance to your
    lymphatic system. You see, when you eat food, your body
    digests ands sends nutrients to every living cell. As the cells
    process these nutrients, it creates some waste in the
    process. Because an abundance of waste in your lymphatic
    vessels builds up over time, it can block your lymph nodes,
    and decrease your body's ability to fight infections. That's
    the basis behind the formula.

#5: Experiment with essential oils.
Essential oils are the “life force” of plants, many of which are
natural antibiotics. Grab your
thieves oil (or germ fighter), which
is a combination germ fighting essential oils.


  • Lavender essential oil. In an abstract published by the U.S.
    National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health,
    lavender essential oil had a demonstrated potential  among
    essential oils as "antibacterial agents for use in the
    treatment of MRSA infection."

  • Oil of Oregano. According to Dr. Oz, "Killing bacteria and
    can help the immune system take action against viruses,
    fungi and parasites." Oil of Oregano is the immune boosting
    essential oil! Spicy and invigorating, Oil of Oregano has
    been used to support digestive, respiratory and joint health.
    It has anti-viral properties known to enter the bloodstream
    to attack viruses. An active ingredient in Oil of Oregano is
    carvacrol, which inhibits the growth of bacteria.

  • Tea tree oil. Tea Tree oil can help to fight infectious
    organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses).According to an
    abstract published in 2000, in the Oxford Academic Journal
    of antimicrobial chemotherapy, tea tree oil is an effective
    agent against, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    (MRSA)! Tea tree oil fights MRSA.

  • Thieves Oil. The top prepper essential oil to have, thieves
    oil combines essential oils of Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus,
    Lemon and Rosemary. For dietary, aromatic, or topical use,
    Thieves Oil by Young Living Essential Oils was tested at
    Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, and found to be
    effective against airborne bacteria! During the 15th-century
    plague, thieves used an oil of cloves, rosemary, and other
    aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague
    victims. In the Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for
    When Help is Not on the Way, by Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy
    Alton ARNP, they recommend stocking Thieves Oil! (Page
    78.) for upper respiratory infections.


#6: Eat organic only fruits and vegetables.
If you want to avoid the superbug, eat healthy including a
generous portion of organic fruits and vegetables. Why is organic
so important? Because herbicides on plant foods can damage
microbe balance in your gut just as much as they injure plant
cells. Any molecules designed to harm plants will also harm you.

The bonus of eating organic is also that the fruits and vegetables
will have more nutritional value. While
antibiotics have no effect
on viruses, there are several foods you can eat and immunity
booster dietary supplements you can take to improve your overall
vitality...

Eat fruits and vegetables rich in iodine:
  • asparagus
  • bananas
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • cod liver oil
  • egg yolk
  • lettuce
  • kelp
  • onions
  • tomatoes, spinach, rhubarb,
  • potatoes,
  • peas, strawberries, mushrooms,
  • radishes
  • seafood
  • strawberries

Garlics, onions and leeks are the natural favorite if you want to
follow Hippocrates and let thy food by thy medicine! Add herbs to
the healthy foods you put on your table to help build your
immunity.

#7: Take your vitamins.
The best way to get vitamins is in your food. To help boost your
vitamin levels in areas you are deficient, take vitamins. A dietary
supplement can help your body! Below are three of the best
dietary supplements to take to combat the superbug!

  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C should be taken in divided doses
    throughout the day. When individual doses exceed 500 mg,
    more of the Vitamin is excreted in the urine and thus may
    be wasted. Vitamin C works by stimulating the immune
    system and protecting against damage from the free radicals
    released by the body in its fight against the infection.

  • Vitamin D.  "Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with
    increased autoimmunity as well as an increased
    susceptibility to infection," according to an abstract on
    Vitamin D and the Immune System, by Cynthia Aranow, MD,
    Investigator. Another supporter of the idea comes from the
    harvard Health Publications, trusted advice for a healthier
    life, from the Harvard Medical School. Read more in How to
    Boost your Immune system.

  • Zinc. Zinc is an essential mineral that plays an important
    role in many enzymatic functions. Found primarily in the
    kidneys, liver, pancreas, and brain, Zinc also helps support
    healthy immune system functions and is an important
    component of bodily antioxidant systems.

#8:Take Herbal Immunity boosters and supplements.
CNN recently reported that as many as 10 million people a year
could die of Superbugs by 2050! That's one person every three
seconds, according to the article on
how to stop superbugs from
killing 10 million people a year. It seems the only way around the
problem is to boost immunity.

Herbal immunity boosting ways to supercharge your system:

  • Astragalus Root. Astragalus root has a "normalizing effect"
    on body functions, which may be because it contains
    antioxidants. It's rich in flavonoids, trace minerals and
    amino acids. Harvested wild in Northern China and Mongolia,
    it ranks as one of China's most important herbal medicines
    and has been used for thousands of years. Popular uses
    include as a remedy for the common cold and upper
    respiratory infections. According to the University of
    Maryland Medical Center Astragalus root "helps protect the
    body against various stresses, including physical, mental, or
    emotional stress." As well, it protects against cancer and
    diabetes. Studies show how astragalus can stimulate the
    immune system.

  • Celery seeds (Apium graveolens). Celery seeds can be
    made into a tea to help treat arthritis. The celery seed tea
    cleanses the body as a natural antiseptic to kill germs and
    improve circulation. Do not eat celery seeds intended for
    planting as they likely have chemically treated.

  • Elderberry: Black elderberries have, for centuries, been
    credited with immune supportive properties. The root itself
    is woody, brownish, wrinkled and twisted. The berries and
    flowers are rich in flavonoids, which are believed to provide
    its therapeutic effects. Black Elderberry Syrup, pictured right,
    has been virologist tested as a natural and effective way to
    fight viral infections. Try also Black Elderberry Syrup which
    has been virologist tested as a natural and effective way to
    fight viral infections. Or make your own elderberry syrup!

  • Echinacea. An easy pick for immunity boosting is Echinacea
    (an essential oil from the Coneflower). Echinacea has long
    been known to help shorten colds, and help fight infections,
    but there are so many other potent herbs, vitamins and
    foods, so keep reading! Best known for boosting immune
    function, echinacea apparently works by helping white blood
    cells and lymphocytes to protect the body against invading
    organisms, unlike antibiotics, which are directly lethal to
    bacteria, Echinacea makes immune cells more efficient in
    attacking bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells. What's more,
    an immunization is active only against a specific problem,
    while Echinacea stimulates the overall activity of the cells
    responsible for fighting all kinds of infection.

  • Goldenseal. Used as a treatment for irritations and
    inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory,
    digestive and urinary tracts, Goldenseal naturally stimulates
    a healthy immune function. Because of its anti-microbial
    activity, goldenseal has a long history of use with native
    Americans. During the winter season it's often used in
    combination with Echinacea. Read more about GoldenSeal
    and other botanical antibiotic alternatives.

  • Royal Jelly (Bee Well, Be Wise). Bee pollen is an
    exceptionally nutritious food, made by honey bees, loaded
    with essential vitamins and amino acids required by the
    human body. Made in capsule form, included in Bee Wise is
    Propolis, an all around great preventative substance made
    by honey bees. It is rich in anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-
    oxidant properties. Royal Jelly is a high protein substance
    that has been reported to serve as a general health tonic,
    energy enhancer, immune booster, and much more.

#9: More things you can do to prevent the superbug!

  • Keep yourself outside of hospitals. Antiseptics and
    disinfectants are a key to controlling the spread of bacteria
    in hospitals where the superbug is particularly effective at
    getting ahold of human hosts, but this is outside of your
    control. What you can do is stay away. Avoid going to
    hospitals for unnecessary trips as the super bug is the most
    common infection picked up in hospitals. Children are most
    likely to touch contaminated surfaces simply because of
    their natural curiosity. Just leave kids at home.

  • Reduce your grocery store meat intake. Antimicrobials
    from factory-farmed animals re a considerable problem as
    they wreak havoc on your gut microbes and spawn antibiotic-
    resistant superbugs!

  • Get more sun. The reason colds happen more in the winter,
    may be because of the lack of sun! The sun helps you
    absorb the Vitamin D. Vitamin D actively helps fight germs.
    What better excuse to absorb the sun's rays than to avoid a
    cold?

  • Disinfect surface areas: MSRA can spread through surface
    areas. In November 2018, a school in Portland Oregon
    closed after a student contracted MRSA. They closed school’s
    turf field, mat room and weight room to prevent further
    infections. This also allowed time to clean and disinfect the
    areas.

Below is a PBS special on the Superbug...
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Superbug Survival
Supercharge your immune system and survive the superbug

How to survive the superbug:
The superbug is super smart, but you're a prepper and even
smarter. Join the resistance: the superbug resistance!

Mankind has overused antibiotics and now we're paying the price.
Superbugs have found ways to resist these antibiotics and have
been succeeding at making us sick. Thankfully nature has some
solutions and preppers can resist the superbug.

Be a superhuman prepper who can fight the superbug with plants
and natural antibiotics and here's how...

Survive the Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug
There's an antibiotic apocalypse happening and preppers can take
charge by limiting their potential exposure, supercharging their
immune system, and learning about this deadly problem.

How to resist the antibiotic resistance superbug:

#1: Get to know the enemy.
What are the superbugs enemies? It may surprise you to learn
there are many kinds of superbugs. The antibiotic-resistant
bacteria is responsible for a variety of diseases and illnesses, but
two that most often catch headlines from the media are MSRA
and the flesh-eating bacteria:

  • MRSA (staph infection): The superbug known as Methicillin-
    resistant Staphyloccocus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph
    bacteria that causes a highly contagious infection. This
    "superbug" has some unusual features from pneumonia to
    sepsis.  MRSA affects people who are in close physical
    contact with others, including children in day care centers,
    prisoners in jails, and athletes on sports teams. Learn how
    to avoid this common infection in hospitals and the terrifying
    pathogen that is evolving faster than the medical community
    can track it or drug developers can create antibiotics to quell
    it. Read, The Fatal Menace of MRSA ~ Superbug, by Maryn
    McKenna, pitcured right.

  • Flesh-eating bacteria (Necrotizing fasciitis): Bacteria are
    the masters of survival and among the worst to get is the
    flesh-eating bacteria. This invisible and uninvited guest  
    affixes under your skin. It's a rare flesh-eating bacteria that
    spreads so rapidly that it destroys tissues underneath your
    skin. Gangrene sets in. How'd the superbug get there? It
    enters a small cut into your body. Symptoms of "Necrotizing
    fasciitis," include blisters, fatigue, fever, nausea, skin
    discoloration, low blood pressure and intense pain that's not
    quelled by morphine. Necortiizng means "causing death" and
    this is the superbug's aim. It destroys muscles, skin and fat
    tissues, killing you from the inside out!

Superbugs include any of the antibiotic resistant diseases:
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Burcellosis (from eating unpasteurized dairy products)
  • Candida auris (a yeast fungus)
  • Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
  • Chagas disease (Kissing bug)
  • Clostridium difficile (inflammation of the colon)
  • Coxsackie virus (Hand, food and mouth disease)
  • Drug-resistant Gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease)
  • Ebola
  • E.Coli
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae (lung infection and pneumonia)
  • Legionnaire's Disease (Legionella bacteria)
  • Malaria (a mosquito-borne illness)
  • Measles
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureaus (MRSA)
  • Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating virus)
  • Salmonella
  • Staph infection (deadly germ found on the skin or nose)
  • Tuberculosis (lung disease)

#2: Wash your hands, wash cuts.
The superbug is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-
treat infections in humans. Any of the "superbugs" can enter your
body, such as through a tiny paper cut, and the dangerous thing
about them is that antibiotics won't work!

MRSA establishes in a small break of skin. This is important
because no breaks in the skin means no infection! That's why one
of the most important things you can do to prevent the superbug
is to wash cuts
every time. Don't delay. If you get a cut, head to
the sink.
  • Wash hands in warm soapy water for 20 seconds (about the
    length of singing the alphabet).
  • Watch for paper cuts and nicks to skin and bandage them.
  • Don't pick at zits, scabs or hangnails.
  • Treat splinters hygienically in addition to dislodging them.
  • NOTE: The superbug is good at getting around the typical
    hand sanitizers. Warm water and soap is the best solution.
    For hand-sanitizers ensure yours have essential oils in them.

#3: Reconsider your antibiotic stockpile.
Preppers are known to stockpile fish antibiotics, but what will
they do the day antibiotics won't work?

Misuse of antibiotics is one of the reasons humans got into the
mess of superbugs. We created the problem and preppers who
stock pile man-made antibiotics are partly to blame. You see, for
years the medical community has been warning us that an over
use of antibiotics could lead to a resistant strain, and this
superbug is just the tip of the iceberg. Take heed in taking
antibiotics. Avoid them if you can.

MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that is difficult to treat and
resistant. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
"
some germs are beating our strongest antibiotics." Catching the
superbug is only the first problem. Some who catch the superbug
experience little or no problems. The problem is when antibiotics
enter the system. The lethal germs really takes effect when you
take antibiotics. This crazy germ has developed defenses to fight
off most all antibiotics in our arsenal. In other words, taking
antibiotics today could become deadly!
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