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    Default CDC Says Antibiotic Resistance at Critical Levels

    Hiyaguha Cohen
    09/28/2013

    Like the last kid in a storm to realize the floodwaters are rising, the CDC has just officially announced that the overuse of prescription antibiotics may lead to disastrous consequences. The agency has released a 114-page report in which it notes that a minimum of 23,000 people die directly from antibiotic-resistant infections each year, and another 100,000 die from related complications.1 At least two million people a year contract such resistant infections.

    The report warned of "potentially catastrophic consequences" if the US doesn't "take immediate action." Soon, it says, if we continue on the course we're on, we will see rising numbers of diseases that can't be treated with existing medications. Experts say this means that even minor infections could one day result in death sentences, as in pre-antibiotic times.

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    Default Re: CDC Says Antibiotic Resistance at Critical Levels

    For our newer members/visitors, this has been a long time building. Everyone saw it coming. I am hugely skeptical that any action at all will be taken. Too much corporate money is at stake.
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    Default Re: CDC Says Antibiotic Resistance at Critical Levels

    My guess is the antibiotics added to our food supply is more of the culprit than the prescription antibiotics. The good news is raw garlic (more specifically the "allicin" in raw garlic) has proven effective against some antibiotic-resistant infections. Numerous studies have confirmed the antimicrobial and antiviral properties of raw garlic. However, the allicin in raw garlic is destroyed by cooking, robbing garlic of its antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Crushing or chopping raw garlic and let stand for 20 - 30 minutes before consuming will generate the highest level of allicin.

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    Default Re: CDC Says Antibiotic Resistance at Critical Levels

    Good advice, Wiz. Colloidal silver and manuka honey are other approaches to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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