One of the cruelest things about MRSA is it leaves your body more vulnerable to other types of infections later. These so-called secondary infections can be bacterial like C. difficile (or “C. diff”). But yeast, candida and fungal infections are also common after struggling with Staph or MRSA.
Yeast and fungal infections can be mild to severe and may appear as: toe nail fungus, thrush in the mouth, some skin infections, vaginitis and systemic or internal infections.
“Biofilms” linked to recurring infections
The intelligence and ingenuity of bacteria never cease to amaze me. Bacteria are especially good at hiding in your body and evading the treatments used to kill them. That’s why Staph and MRSA superbug infections can be so hard to treat. It’s also a key reason why Staph and MRSA infections can recur over and over.
Are you driving with your brakes on?
Have you ever driven your car with the emergency brake on? It’s an easy thing to do and it can take a while before you notice. At first, the car just feels a little sluggish, so you give it a more gas. But it gets worse as you pick up speed and begin to realize something isn’t working right.
Did I run over a nail? Could it be the engine? Am I about to break down?
It doesn’t matter how fast your car is or how new your tires are… Driving with the brakes on is like swimming upstream. Yes, it works, but it’s a lot more work than it needs to be.
Handle raw meat with proper care. Photo Credit: CDC James Gathany
Last week ScienceDaily.com reported that 47% of supermarket meat samples of beef, chicken, turkey and pork were contaminated with Staph aureus, and of half of those Staph aureus strains were antibiotic resistant Staph bacteria.
DNA testing of the Staph suggests the majority of the Staph contamination originates from the animals and not people. This was the first ever national meat supply assessment looking for Staph aureus, the bacteria responsible for MRSA, and it was published in the journal of Clinical Infectious Disease.
Almost daily I hear a story from someone who’s stopped their Staph or MRSA infection using a natural treatment approach. I love hearing these stories. However, if you’re looking for a cure for MRSA or Staph, you need to keep these two factors in mind: treatment techniques vs. principles of optimal health. For your best long-term success, be sure your treatment includes both.
A potent reminder about immune boosting foods
I do my best to practice what I preach. But about a month ago, I “fell off the diet wagon” with one of the top 5 diet changes I always urge people with a Staph infection or MRSA to make. Luckily, my diet is back to normal now, and I re-learned a valuable lesson along the way.
Kylee, and her first baby
I heard from a new mother from Wisconsin named Kylee who shared her MRSA experience with me.
Her story begins with the birth of her first baby. She went to the hospital for delivery, in what should have been a joyous event. Instead, while at the hospital, she caught MRSA through her IV line. Kylee was sent to the emergency room a week later and very nearly died.