Protecting you and your family from Super Bugs like MRSA and Staph largely depends on how you maintain, balance and protect the skin. Although topical antibiotic, antiseptic and antibacterial products are in wide supply these days, the problem continues to worsen. So much so, over 19,000 Americans died last year from flesh eating, deadly bacteria that gained access to its victim’s internal environment via a minor cut or abrasion.
Because bacteria are capable of asexual reproduction and binary fission, it didn’t take long to adapt their immunity to the Broad Spectrum Antibiotics we’ve all had prescribed for us at one time or another. However, this knowledge hasn’t deterred Pharmaceutical companies from researching and developing stronger strains of antibiotics to stay in a race they know they can never win. Any solution that stays focused on killing the symptom and not the cause is like mopping up a floor without turning the faucet off first.
One thing the medical and holistic community has always agreed on is the need to improve basic sanitation; frequent hand washing cited as the most important act. However, what you clean your hands and nails with is more important than the regimen itself. While OSHA advocates and demands the use of petro-chemical derivatives found in soaps, disinfectants and sanitizers mandated by the State for widespread use in all regulated institutions, it’s no wonder these facilities are the hardest hit by infectious bacterial virus’ and disease.
Over the decades, Chemical companies have found many profitable ways to peddle petroleum bi-products for profit rather than get saddled with the expense of dumping or disposing of these dangerous substances in a safe responsible manner. With so many politicians elected into power on the backs of chemical company contributions, millions of trusting consumers have been blinded (in many cases literally) into believing that anything the FDA deems safe and necessary must be so. It doesn’t matter that the FDA requires that all consumer products openly disclose active ingredients on the back of a label when approximately 5,000 carcinogenic ingredients can “legally” be omitted for one “constitutional” reason or another. At the end of the day, it comes down to us using our intuitive faculties and power of reason. Unless we participate and take full responsibility for what we put on, in and around our body, things are likely to get worse.
Although it might seem like a daunting task to right the oh so many wrongs, like anything, it’s about taking one step at a time and finding out as much as you can on the subject. The cool thing about bacteria is they are the ultimate workaholics and take their jobs very seriously. If you consider we use them to clean up oil spills, break down garbage, fight disease, produce energy, process food, clean up water ways, kill aliens (remember the War of the Worlds?) then you start to see that they are only capable of reacting in direct proportion to the jobs we are forcing the to do. Because Super Bugs are anaerobic or thrive in the absence of oxygen and a majority of common personal care and household products are made from chemically inappropriate ingredients devoid of any oxygen molecules, bacteria are forced to proliferate and adapt accordingly. So if super bugs thrive in the absence of oxygen, it would make sense that they would weaken in the presence of oxygen; right?
Surely if it was that simple, it would be all over the news. It might even be worthy enough to get a segment on Oprah, What gives? Well, the problem my friend is twofold:
1. The Media would have to cut off their nose to spite their face by exposing and ruining their cash cows – the advertisers.
2. There is no real money to be made if a product cannot be patented for exclusive rights and distribution, thereby necessitating the need to use synthetic components.
By now, you may be feeling a bit gutted to know that the proverbial wool has been pulled over the eyes of consumers for all these decades and overwhelmed at the prospect of having to rethink everything you believed was right. The great thing about a free economy (well almost) is we get to vote which products stay and what goes using our wallets. To fight this at a legislative level would be futile as some lobbyists are given pockets as deep as they are tarnished.
So how do we combat this dire situation and protect our families from unnecessary infection? By getting back to basics and participating in our own rescue. It’s time to ask the right questions and demand rational answers. When it comes to self health, onus is on each of us to learn and abide by the natural laws that govern our physical selves. Fortunately, there is now plenty of great information and resources ready and willing to help you in these areas. Now that the blinders are off and your awareness peeked, you will begin to see them everywhere. Good people running great companies who produce phenomenal goods and services because they have the passion and moral integrity to want to do so.
In the meantime, here is your first holistic recipe All Purpose Sanitizing Cleanser to help get you started.