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MRSA meets it`s match

Jan 2004

MRSA - The antibiotic superbug - meets it`s match  

The headlines about MRSA in hospitals have been bad news recently. This superbug is antibiotic resistant and can cause severe illness in unlucky patients who catch it. June Blythe, 55, nearly died after she contracted the highly dangerous antibiotic-resistant superbug, MRSA, during a routine operation to remove a birthmark. Several courses of intravenous antibiotics failed to eliminate the infection.  

After a year of serious illness, she found a supplement containing natural antibiotic bacteria found in soil, recommended by The Nutri Centre - Britain 's leading supplier of nutritional supplements and complementary medicines.  She calls it  “the soil supplement that saved my life”.

June, a nutritionist, lead a healthy and active life before becoming ill. She was conscious of eating well in the belief that healthy intestinal flora is the key to a healthy body “I was in very good health when I went into hospital in June 1999, but within 48 hours, I had developed a high fever and septicemia.” she says.  

It got worse. “The next day, I was so poisoned I had cellulitus in my neck and face from the infection, I was delirious, swollen, almost unrecogniseable, and in incredible pain.” Hospitalisation and heavy intravenous doses of antibiotics failed.  

Side effects from the antibiotics kicked in and three months on, June was very ill indeed. 

“There was pus oozing out of a wound in my head. The toxins in my body made me break out in painful sores all over my back, chest and arms. My liver was close to failure. I was so tired all the time; I couldn’t even brush my hair or put make-up on. I had no fighting bacteria left in me. I couldn’t walk without the aid of sticks. My husband was fantastic, but our relationship was tense. By now we knew I could die. It was very frightening.”   

Supplementary and homeopathic products did nothing to shift the MRSA - the antibiotics were simply wiping out the good effects of any probiotic that June took. She had candida, and a sterile gut.   

Nutricentre2.jpg (19300 bytes)Finally, June called The Nutri Centre in London who recommended a supplement containing soil bacteria from Nature’s Biotics, a natural antibiotic that claims to kill pathogenic microbes and boost immunity. 

“The idea of eating soil bacteria sounded really bizarre, but I’d have tried anything at that stage. I took ten capsules every day, to flood the body with the bacteria”, says June.  

To her sheer amazement, the strategy worked. “Within a week, the sores on my skin started to clear. Pains in my back, arms and legs lessened. Two months later my energy levels were soaring and the bloating in my stomach was subsiding.” A year from contracting the MRSA, June was finally given a clean bill of health. 

She says, “Now I take two capsules a day to keep my immune system strong. My skin is fantastic, and I feel like a new person. I can hardly believe even now that these bacteria had such a strong effect, but they have truly healed me”. 

In nature, soil-based microbes release enzymes that kill moulds, yeasts, fungi and other parasites that prevent plants from growing. They also produce nutrients and growth hormones, which when absorbed by plants, help stimulate growth and reproduction. These bacteria are thought by some researchers to work in the human body. Ingested when we eat vegetables, they may act as a natural antibiotic. However, because of intensive use of agriculture and chemical pesticides over the past 80 years, we don’t get the beneficial effect. 

Nature's Biotics were originally devised by Peter Dobner, a US biochemist who began studying the effects of beneficial soil organisms on human health over 10 years ago. He sees the increase in conditions such as IBS, chronic fatigue, allergies and poor immunity as associated with bacterial imbalances of the gut.


Dr Peter Rothschild, immunologist at the People's Universities of the
Americas in Puerto Rico , who is assessing the supplement, says, ”Soil based organisms grow and multiply wherever they attach to the intestinal wall. 'There, they begin producing enzymes and by-products that stimulate the body's ability to absorb nutrients. At the same time they rid the intestinal tracts of fungal infection and bad bacteria.”'  

Much of the medical profession would say this is nonsense. A healthy body will naturally create a good bacterial balance in the gut.  But the growing number of gut irregularities mentioned by Peter Dobner are notoriously difficult to treat, and MRSA is becoming a very serious threat. June’s experience might be sheer coincidence, but it’s still a story worth telling. 

Nature’s Biotics (also called Soil Based Organisms) 60 vegicaps price 24.95

PS  Sussex nutritionist, Dr David Thomas gave the following findings on mineral depletion at a recent lecture  (published in the Nutrition & Health, the Journal of the McCarrison Society for Nutrition & Health Vol 17:no 2, 2003).

 Between 1940 and 1991 -

 

Vegetables were depleted of

76% of their copper
49% of their sodium
46% of their calcium
27% of their iron
24% of their magnesium
16% of their potassium

Fruits were depleted of

19% of their copper
29% of their sodium
16% of their calcium
24% of their iron
15% of their magnesium
22% of their potassium

You can visit the Nutricentre by clicking on the logo below. Nutricentre2.jpg (19300 bytes)

 


 

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