Do you remember hearing about a woman who went into the hospital for routine surgery and became infected with the flesh eating bacteria while she was in the hospital? How can that happen? Hospitals are the most sterile places in the world. Right? Not exactly; think about that for a minute. You have a building with a large number of rooms right next to one another housing an equal number of sick people.
The chances of cross contamination every hour of every day are extremely high. A nurse or doctor neglects to wash their hands between patient exposures, they touch the next patient or their invasive device and cross contamination has occurred.
What is MRSA? Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA infection) is antibiotic resistant and can lead to some really bad illnesses like flesh eating pneumonia. There are two classifications of MRSA infection, hospital acquired (HA) and community acquired (CA). CA-MRSA is easy to pick up in places like schools, health clubs, and gyms where people share equipment and hand washing is rarely practiced.
If CA-MRSA does not come in contact with an open cut or break in the skin, it usually results in a minor swollen painful skin infection. Since it usually results in a surface infection, it is easy to reach and treat.
HA-MRSA, on the other hand, infects those with weakened immune systems like hospital patients and nursing home residents. These facilities are basically clean and sanitary. The problems arise when overworked and fatigued staff don’t always follow basic sanitary procedures like washing their hands between patient visits resulting in the possibility of cross contamination. If HA-MRSA enters the body through a wound or invasive medical device like an IV or a catheter it can attack the internal organs. The results could be catastrophic, often leading to death.
If that’s not enough to scare you speechless, there’s more. These bacterial superbugs have built up a resistance to antibiotics. How did they do that? Antibiotics have been finding their way into our bodies via the food we have been eating and by the antibiotics we are given for every little discomfort we feel. The result is our bodies have built up an immunity to antibiotics making them partially and sometimes totally ineffective.
So what’s the answer to this serious situation? If you’ re planning a hospital stay or if you have a loved one residing in a nursing home, it just makes good sense to fortify your immune system. One good way to do that is by taking a dietary supplement called Olive Leaf Extract. The olive tree has been used for thousands of years, ancient civilizations called it the tree of life.
When the American Society of Microbiology tested it they found it to be effective in killing over 50 of the most insidious bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. Olive Leaf Extract helps to fortify the body’s immune system by stimulating the production of cells that consume and destroy foreign matter.
Here’s an idea you might want to consider. Instead of waiting for a hospital visit to start your Olive Leaf Extract consumption, why not start taking it on a regular basis and keep your immune system fine tuned and sharp.
Here's something else to think about. The flesh-eating bacteria is just one of several thousand potential illnesses out there. Many of those illnesses are unique to women only. I have written a book titled Holistic Medicine For Women's Health, it's devoted to a holistic approach to women's health. It's for all women and the men who love them. For more information go to the Holistic Medicine For Women's Health tab at the top of this page.