What your Doctor won’t tell you about MRSA Staph
Most doctors care, mean well and are doing the best job they can. For serious infections, being under the care of an experienced MRSA doctor is crucial, regardless of what treatments you choose to use. But it’s important to understand the pressures and limitations put on doctors, keeping you from getting the quality healthcare you deserve.
Below are 5 things your doctor probably isn’t telling you about your treatments, your healthcare, and antibiotic side effects.
1. "You’re getting the standard protocol treatments,
NOT what’s best for you"
Doctors are forced by insurance companies to cut costs by prescribing generic “one-size-fits-all” treatments. For example, it’s easier for your doctor to give you a broad-spectrum antibiotic, even though they are useless against MRSA.
Many general physicians are inexperienced with MRSA and misdiagnosis is common (especially as spider bites). And most medical doctors don’t know the first thing about complementary treatment options because they are never taught about them in medical school. Even infection specialists, such as infectious disease (ID) doctors, have limited to no training in alternative or complementary medicine.
Knowing the pitfalls of the healthcare system will help you avoid time-wasting mistakes. Asking your doctor questions about MRSA testing and antibiotic choices and side effects will help you get better medical care, especially if you are frustrated with your doctor or your treatment results.
2. "Your infection will probably come back again later"
Recurring infection is the number one problem people have with MRSA and Staph. And most doctors admit they don’t know how to prevent recurring infections.
It’s no wonder why recurring infections are so common. The same drugs used for Staph and MRSA can beat down your body’s natural defenses and leave the door wide open for future infections. These drugs also fail to touch the colonies of biofilms and L-form bacteria that can hide in the body to cause infections later.
If you want to stop the cycle of recurring infection, you have to understand the underlying causes of your infection and how to strengthen your body’s natural defenses. While antibiotics can help in the short term, it usually takes additional measures to keep infections from coming back.
3. "Antibiotics are risky drugs with negative side effects"
If you choose to take antibiotics for Staph or MRSA, then you should know how to use them properly and most safely. The risks of taking some antibiotics (especially clindamycin, sulfonamides and fluoroquinolones) are greater than you may realize. Antibiotics cause nearly 20% of all emergency room visits due to drug reactions. If you take antibiotics, then also use techniques to counteract the negative side effects of these powerful drugs.
Antibiotics also weaken your immune system, putting you at risk of future Staph and MRSA infections. Antibiotics can also cause secondary yeast, viral and bacterial infections. If you use antibiotics, it’s important to rebuild your immune system afterward to help ward off more infections later.
Some antibiotics have been shown to help “stealth bacteria” and biofilms grow in your body. Many antibiotics, including Vancomycin, can cause Staph and MRSA to mutate into L-form “stealth bacteria”. Both L-forms and biofilms can hide inside your body for years, waiting for the right opportunity to cause re-infections later. There are techniques you can use to reduce this little-known risk, such as using alternative remedies that are active against biofilms.
4. "Washing your hands and other cleaning methods may be doing you more harm than good"
New studies show that antibacterial soaps and other products are no better than regular soap and help create antibiotic resistant superbugs. Chlorhexidine products and bleach baths may help reduce skin bacteria for a while, but they can leave you more prone to future infections due to toxic effects and killing off your healthy and protective bacteria. Also, hand washing, bathing and disinfecting your home will NOT kill MRSA bacteria in the air you breathe.
It is important to control airborne bacteria and keep your home clean using methods that are both effective and non-toxic as well.
Products such as essential oils can help reduce airborne bacteria when used properly. And there are safe cleaning and disinfecting agents to control Staph bacteria in your home, such as stabilized silver ion disinfectants.
5. "Foods you’re eating right now are making your infection grow worse"
Certain foods, such as sugar and sweets, are strongly linked to the growth of infections. Other foods, herbs and natural products help your body fight infections and boost your natural defenses (green smoothies are a great example). If you want to get rid of Staph and MRSA for good, it’s important to avoid harmful foods and eat more of the foods that help ward off infections.
Diet changes are not a miracle cure for infections, but eating the wrong foods is like driving your car with the breaks on. In addition to the right treatments, eating the right foods and avoiding problem foods could tip the scales in favor of a faster and lasting recovery.
Take charge of your health and become informed
Here’s good news: You can get better healthcare and learn how to avoid the potential pitfalls of mainstream medicine. You can also strengthen your immune system and counteract the harmful side effects of antibiotics.
Here’s even better news: Remedies are now available that can enhance your antibiotic treatments and in many cases even replace them, all with little or no side effects. These are the same synergistic remedies used by more and more doctors around the U.S., backed by a proven track record of safety and effectiveness against MRSA.
Serious infections need serious solutions
Michelle encourages you to learn all that you can about your infection, about your treatment options, and about taking charge of your health and your healthcare. Using improved treatment methods and seeing a knowledgeable doctor were crucial for Michelle to stop 4 years of antibiotic resistant infections.
Michelle wrote the MRSA Secrets Revealed Program to be a complete solution for Staph and MRSA. Inside, you’ll learn how to find the best doctors and how to make the most of your doctor and the healthcare system. You’ll also learn how to use antibiotics most effectively and how to counteract their negative side effects. And there’s a whole chapter on how to clean your home the right way, without stressing your immune system.
So take a look at MRSA Secrets Revealed and see why so many people consider it the most complete and effective program available for controlling Staph and MRSA.