Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Immunity: Superbugs and Drug Reliance

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Superbugs and Drug Reliance

 

Due to a rise of MCR-1 resistance in North America, superbugs are all over the news lately. MCR-1 produces E. coli and other bacteria that are resistant to colistin, which is considered the “last resort drug” for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Colistin is rarely used for human treatment due to its toxicity to kidneys. However, it is more commonlyused for livestock in areas such as China, which may have fueled the bacterial resistance. It is believed that the resistant gene may have transmitted to human microbes through food. Most recently, a Pennsylvania woman displayed MCR-1 resistance.

The US is not alone in this scenario, though. This January, 
CBC also reported a case of MCR-1 resistance in BC. While the patient was successfully treated, both world leaders and the scientific community are alarmed. Lance Price, director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center, issued a statement to the Washington Post, saying, "It's hard to imagine worse for public health in the United States. We may soon be facing a world where CRE infections are untreatable."

Of course, as pharmaceutical influence is strong, the solution proposed is various incentives awarded to pharmaceutical companies for the development of even more antibiotics. However, this solution is realistically just a deferment until the same situation comes around again—except worse.

To get away from an over-reliance on antibiotics, it is best to use them sparingly. Natural alternatives would be the best solution, as they could address commonplace issues without creating drug-like dependency—especially in the case of products like DMSO, Laktokhan, Melapure Melatonin, Balanced Female, and HgH Homeopathic.

A strong immune system is also important. Did you know that the adrenal glands play a key role in the immune system? A 2008 study review in the journal 
Endocrinologyexamined the link between the adrenal glands and the immune system at large. The secretions of the adrenal gland regulate the expression of cytokines (proteins that signal other cells), activate immune cells, and proliferate bacteria. Additionally, the immune system can also affect the adrenal glands. To give your adrenals and immunity a boost, we recommend our Adrenal Gland--sourced from New Zealand range-grazed bovine for maximum purity and potency. 
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