THE DEADLIEST THREAT TO YOUR LIFE--
AND HOW TO DEFEAT IT!
Once upon a time, plague was a part of life. Bacterial infections spread like California wildfires, sometimes wiping entire communities completely off the map.
Today, we’re rapidly heading back towards that world——a world where one day, everything is fine. The next, you watch as your friends... your family... your neighbors and more die of incurable infections.
I know this sounds like some dark vision of a distant and unimaginable future, but it isn’t. This is the world of the very near tomorrow——the world unfolding before us right now as common bacteria learn to resist antibiotics and become untreatable superbugs.
And some of these germs are just a mutation or two away from turning into doomsday bugs capable of killing hundreds of thousands or even millions.
This problem is so big and so real that even the CDC——which has practically ignored the threat for more than a generation——recently awoke from its slumber just long enough to issue a warning.
Based on the agency’s numbers, the top three deadly threats right now are Clostridium Difficile (aka C. diff, a deadly fecal germ), CRE (a bug common in the intensive care unit, ICUs) and a drug-resistant strain of the gonorrhea STD (sexually-trans-mitted disease).
Every year, at least 2 million Americans are sickened by these and other drug-resistant bugs, and at least 23,000 die. That’s like a fully loaded jumbo jet crashing every week, killing everyone on board——and that’s based on a conservative government estimate. The real numbers are undoubtedly much higher.
But if you’re waiting for the CDC or any other federal agency to step in and save the day, you’ll wait yourself right into an unmarked mass grave——because they’re still working on so-called containment, or the idea that you can prevent infection by preventing exposure.
They’re issuing advice about cutting back in antibiotics, washing your hands, blah blah blah blah blah.
Now, I’m not going to say that’s BAD advice. Sure, we should cut back on the drugs. And you absolutely should wash your hands, especially in the hospital (and make sure any doc or nurse who comes near you scrubs up first).
But that’s not enough——because we’re long past containment. In fact, you can throw containment right out the window, because when it coms to superbugs, odds are...
YOU’VE ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED!
That’s right, folks. There’s a good chance there’s a certified killer——a drug-resistant superbug——living in your body right now, mooching off your own gut.
You’re feeding it... keeping it warm... and giving it everything it needs to survive.
Take that C. diff I just mentioned. The CDC claims the main source of exposure is hospitals, but a major new study out of London finds that two-thirds of all people sickened by the bug actually pick it up elsewhere.
In other words, while they may have gotten sick in the hospital, they actually had the bug inside them long before they were ever admitted.
So C. diff and other bugs are out there, all around you maybe even IN you, right now——but try not to worry about it too much. Even if you’ve already been exposed, you won’t get sick——not yet anyway——because you have something better than drugs to protect you.
You’ve got a stomach full of GOOD BACTERIA.
You’ve got between 3 and 5 pounds of these GOOD germs living in your belly. As long as they’re happy, they’re large and in charge——and they have the power to keep bad germs, even superbugs like C. diff, completely under control so they never have a chance to harm you.
That’s precisely why you can pick up a superbug germ from the escalator railing at the local mall, but not get sick from it.
But the good bugs don’t KILL the bad bugs——they just keep them in check. That means the bad guys are still there, biding their time like a James Bond villain plotting revenge from a secret lair.
As long as you keep the good bacteria happy, all the bad guys can do is lie low and plot. But when you take an antibiotic, you wipe out all the good bugs——and that’s when the bad ones get their chance.
Since they can resist the drugs, they survive. And since the good ones are all gone, they not only survive... THEY THRIVE! Next thing you know, you’re in a fight for your life.
I could write an entire book on how to protect you from these bugs (and maybe I will). But today, I’m going to give you the “Reader’s Digest” version——a cheat sheet that’ll help you to...
SURVIVE THE COMING BACTERIAL APOCALYPSE
There are three steps you need to take, starting today, to give your body the power to beat superbugs——including every single germ on the CDC’s hit list I mentioned earlier, and anything else not on the government radar yet.
STEP 1: LOCK AND LOAD
This is the most critical step, because it’s the one most people skip. You’re healthy and you feel great... maybe even invincible... so why change a thing?
But this is exactly when you shouldn’t let your guard down.
The good bacteria your body needs to fight infection are under constant assault by everything from the “hidden” antibiotics in your food and water to the processed junk foods that can wipe them out as effectively as any drug.
So skip the junk foods and instead fill your belly with quality sources of healthy probiotics——especially fresh raw milk and cheese. And while you’re at it, be sure to add a probiotic supplement to your regimen.
This isn’t optional anymore; it’s a matter of survival.
Of course, you could have the best gut balance and a strong immune system and still get sick. And when that happens, you need to move on to...
STEP 2: KNOW YOUR ENEMY
It’s not easy telling your doc to stick it. He’s a doctor, right, and he’s supposed to know everything?
Well, I’m here to tell you he most certainly doesn’t know everything, and that goes for even the best of doctors——because many of the infections routinely treated with antibiotics need no drugs at all.
Some of them, such as respiratory infections, are almost always viral and will go away on their way over time. Bronchitis, for example, is almost never caused by bacteria——yet docs prescribe antibiotics for it 73 percent of the time, according to the latest research.
Same goes for common ear, nose and throat infections. Docs prescribe antibiotics for strep for nearly two-thirds of all sore throats, despite the fact that fewer than 1 in 10 cases are actually caused by strep bacteria.
Of course, some illnesses, such as UTIs, are often bacterial——but in many cases, they can be defeated with natural treatments such as cranberry (real cranberry; not some sugary “juice-drink”) and probiotic supplements as well as immune-boosting nutrients such as fish oil and vitamins C and D.
But if you’re still sick after a few days or a week, or the doc confirms an honest-to-goodness bacterial infection that requires antibiotics, then maybe it’s time to swallow hard and consider the meds. And that brings me to...
STEP 3: DOUBLE OR NOTHING
Any time you take an antibiotic, you have to up your probiotic intake. Your doctor can help you figure it out, but you’ll probably need double your usual probiotic supplement, maybe more.
In addition, work some other probiotics into the mix——specifically the helpful bugs known to fight drug-resistant bacteria, such as the S. boulardii that’s known to wipe out C. diff.
For more on this, see last month’s issue of the Douglass Report. If you’re a new subscriber——or if you don’t have last month’s issue handy——you can use the password and username on page 8 to read the full report for free online.