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.
Here’s a story I heard this week from Steve:
“Three rounds of MRSA. Going to the doctor having boils lanced and taking bactrim (which did work) but left me feeling worse than I did while the infection was raging. I ordered your book just in case it came back again. Well it did and I was able to treat the infection myself using your essential oil and herbal information. The duration of the infection was reduced by almost a week and I did not have the side effects I had when using the Bactrim. Thank you so very much.”
Steve found that natural treatments worked quicker and didn’t have the side effects of antibiotics. That’s two reasons why I love and recommend natural remedies. However, I hope Steve is also addressing the principles of boosting his natural defenses to help prevent infection as well.
Now don’t get me wrong. There are potent essential oils, herbs and other natural products that can be just as effective (if not more so) than antibiotic drugs. But if you’ve ever dealt with the recurring infection cycle, then you know that stopping the infection is one thing but keeping it from coming back again is another. And that’s where principles come in.
Techniques vs principles
Treatments are obviously important. If you have an active infection, it must be directly addressed, whether with antibiotic drugs or natural approaches. However, most treatments don’t do much to prevent an infection from returning later on. Treatments are necessary, but are only part of the picture. Treatments are valuable, but they are only part of the story.
The only way to keep MRSA from recurring is to go beyond mere treatments. When it comes to controlling MRSA in the long-term, you have to know the difference between principles and techniques:
- Techniques are steps, methods and procedures; principles are the underlying processes, designs and means that allow techniques to work.
- Techniques may change; principles never change.
- Techniques are new and exciting; principles are old, timeless and dependable.
- Chasing the latest and greatest technique is exhausting and stressful; trusting in tried and true principles is simple, liberating and like a breath of fresh air.
Techniques are necessary in the process of stopping infections. But techniques by themselves often aren’t enough unless they’re backed up by tried and true principles.
Don’t rely on techniques (treatments) alone
Using treatments like antibiotic drugs, essential oils, or an herbal product to stop MRSA is a technique. Strengthening your natural defenses and immunity to make your body naturally resistant to MRSA or other diseases is a core principle.
Taking omega-3 oils because a new scientific study says it’s good for you is a technique. Eating a diet rich in natural and living foods to provide your body with all the building blocks for health is a core principle.
I’ve found that people who have the most success with MRSA and Staph learn the important techniques for treatment, but they also learn and apply the principles to building a strong immune defense system. So the next time you hear about the latest miracle cure, scientific study or new treatment technique, ask yourself if it’s just a new and exciting technique or if there’s an underlying principle that supports it.
To your best health,
Microbiologist and Natural Health Expert