Superbugs have become fairly commonplace in recent years, with the media reporting on many outbreaks of bugs such as MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The short video attachment explains in more detail what defines a superbug.
Resistance by viruses to antibiotics has been around for almost as long as antibiotics themselves, as superbugs immediately began to work out how to defeat the drugs that were supposed to get rid of them. The response of the medical community has mainly been to keep creating more strains of antibiotics.
On her blog, Dr. Carolyn Dean argues that doctors would be better served by seeking out alternative treatments, rather than throwing more money at Big Pharma to create new antibiotic strains. Dr. Dean mentions several specific multi-resistant organisms and offers alternative, homeopathic treatments that could help to prevent the spread of superbugs without the requirement for creating more expensive drugs.
The Cost of New Drugs
Big Pharma are constantly creating new drugs to tackle the various strains of superbug. Some of the more recently identified strains include Candida auris, a yeast infection that has proven resistant to multiple drugs.
Dr. Carolyn Dean states that she has been warning of the dangers of a similar infection, Candida albicans, for many years. These types of infections are most common among patients who are hospitalized and being given antibiotics intravenously.
When a patient is already immune compromised, either of these infections has the potential to be fatal should they flood the blood stream. Despite this, the drugs that Big Pharma has been creating to tackle C. auris and C. albicans are not being used, primarily because they are too expensive.
According to an interview with the author of a book about superbugs, these drugs are being created at a billion dollars a pop – and there are calls for them to be made more widely available despite the cost.
Dr. Dean argues that the medical community would find better solutions by seeking alternative treatments, rather than spending huge amounts of money on developing drugs that are not even used once they have been developed.
In the embedded PDF, you can find out more about the development of the very first antibiotics back in 1928.
The need for alternative treatments is clear, with many doctors and hospitals today no longer routinely preventing infection by using antibiotics. This is partially due to having identified that the overuse of antibiotics to treat relatively minor infections can result in their efficacy being reduced when required for treating more serious conditions.
International health organizations are seeking to drastically reduce the reliance on antibiotics, particularly for less serious conditions. The worry among the medical community is that new superbugs will emerge that will prove resistant to all currently available antibiotics.
In her blog post on superbugs, Dr. Carolyn Dean comments on how people are more likely to suffer from infections when they are already weakened or not at peak health. Introducing lifestyle changes to improve overall health and fitness can help reduce the risk of contracting a superbug in the first place, eradicating the need for treatment.
The Completement Formulas were created by Dr. Dean, drawing on her dual backgrounds in both medical and alternative treatments. These formulas help combat the nutrient deficiencies that can lead to a weakened state and make the body more vulnerable to infection.
Homeopathy was cited as a useful tool in combatting the influenza epidemic of 1918. Dr. Dean outlines a variety of homeopathic remedies in her free eBook, Future Health Now Encyclopedia, as well as offering a homeopathic remedies starter kit with 36 remedies.
The infographic attachment looks at some of the ways you can help to reduce your likelihood of contracting a superbug.