drug-resistant germs

  1. How drugs on the farm could kill you at home

    New antibiotic rules won't change a thing

    The New York Times is calling it "a major new policy to phase out the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in cows, pigs and chickens raised for meat."

    So naturally, it's nothing of the sort.

    Here's what the FDA's new policy really is: a toothless and 100 percent VOLUNTARY measure that will only slightly alter the labels of veterinary antibiotics and do practically nothing to change how the drugs are used.

    Factory farms will no longer be allowed to use antibiotics to make animals fat, but there's no real enforcement and no penalties. And in any case, there's a massive loophole -- because the drugs can be used not only to treat disease (which runs rampant in those stink-holes), but also to PREVENT it.

    So you know what's going to happen. Factory farms will simply use the drugs for "prevention."

    That's why the meat industry is actually applauding the new rules, claiming it won't change a thing because they already use the drugs responsibly.

    Yeah, right.

    Here's a fact: Animals on factory farms account for 70 percent of the nation's antibiotic use, which is why those farms are the leading source of drug-resistant germs.

    Once the germs learn to resist antibiotics, they're given a free ride across the country inside meat packages.

    You couldn't design a more lethal germ warfare weapon if you tried!

    Since 95 percent of the drugs used on factory farms are essentially the same as human antibiotics, these powerful new bugs are tough or even impossible to treat when YOU get sick.

    And eventually, you WILL get sick -- because already, some 2 million Americans suffer from superbug infections every year, and 23,000 die of them.

    Sadly, both of those numbers will rise. The new "rules" will guarantee it.

    You can't save everyone else, but you can minimize your own risk with two simple actions.

    First, make sure you keep your own immune system in tip-top shape, and that includes giving your gut the healthy probiotic bacteria that can fight off superbugs.

    And second, limit or even eliminate your exposure to superbugs by eating only organic meats from drug-free local farms.

  2. Docs blame patients for antibiotic overuse

    Playing the blame game over antibiotics

    Time again for mainstream medicine's favorite game: BLAME THE PATIENT!

    That's the game doctors play when they know they've screwed the pooch in a big way -- like giving out antibiotic drugs for every cough, sneeze, sniffle, belch and fart, even when they're unnecessary and even when they're clinically proven to do zip.

    Now, new research shows they just keep on doing it despite years of warnings from the government, from researchers and from mainstream medical groups that the abuse of antibiotics has led to drug-resistant superbugs.

    (For the inside scoop on protecting yourself from superbugs the natural way click here to read this free report from the Daily Dose archives.)

    Take bronchitis, for example. If your doc's first move is to reach for an antibiotic, make your next move towards the door -- because bronchitis is almost always viral, and antibiotics do nothing for viral infections.

    Any doc worth his white jacket knows this, yet the new study shows they prescribe antibiotics for bronchitis 73 percent of the time.

    This is the most shocking example, but it's not the only one.

    Less than 10 percent of sore throats are bacterial, yet docs prescribe antibiotics 60 percent of the time -- knowing full well that most of the patients who get the drugs don't actually need them.

    So what do docs say about these and other damning numbers? Don't blame us... BLAME THE PATIENT!

    They claim needy patients demand drugs, and they have no choice but to give in and give them a prescription.

    "We've all done it," Dr. Reid Blackwelder, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, confessed to NBC News.

    PUH-leaze!

    Patients aren't dummies. If docs explain why they don't need meds -- why meds could make them SICKER, not better -- most patients will accept the answer and move on.

    But that would take longer than the six and a half minutes docs have budgeted for each patient, so they don't bother with the explanations -- they just dispense the meds.

    It's time to put an end to this. If your doc is too quick with the meds -- or too quick to push you out the door -- fire him and visit someone who has more than six and a half minutes for you.

    I recommend an experienced member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine.

  3. New standards for sinus infections

    A mainstream medical association is actually urging docs to stop giving out the armloads of meds that usually accompany sinus infections and try a completely natural treatment instead.
  4. The doctors of the future are DUMB

    There's a simple way to stop the spread of disease in hospitals, where drug-resistant germs are running so rampant they're practically taking over: Wash your darned hands. Yet when it comes to this basic step -- a step we all learned in preschool -- today's leading medical students get an "F."

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