How rare can they be? Stories dating 6 years back warn of the problems. The doctors and researchers in the story are puzzled and say there is not enough evidence to blame the drugs.
It also is painfully apparent to me that four important factors are left out of the story.
- Are we getting too much calcium in our diet, or are women taking calcium carbonate as their supplement?
- Are the women using acid blocking medications such as Prilosec or Omeprazole?
- Are the women using thyroid medications?
- Is anyone using MAGNESIUM?
It seems the researchers keep repeating the same studies and expect to see different results. That is the classic definition of insanity, but there you go...
Excuse me, professor, but it sounds to me like the superbug is already here.
In a nutshell, Emanuel is calling their ffor more work on developing new antibiotics and stop the over prescribing of the ones we have. Part of the column seemed to blame the public for demanding something to help with an illness,many times viral in nature and not antibiotic responsive. Simply stated, overuse breeds resistance. One of the newest antibiotics that may be available is extremely ($4,500.00) expensive. It is to be used to fight MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).
With all due respect, there are some other issues to look at. No one seems to realize that our food chain, especially chickens and beef are routinely given doses of antibiotics in their feed to help protect from infection from the filthy pens and stockyards and to fatten up the animals for market. We are ingesting these antibiotics and developing bacteria that are resistant. There are other methods to fight some of these bacteria, such as essential oils; BUT, and it is a big BUT, we have to change our way of thinking.
You cannot use the same oils at the same strength all the time and expect not to have the bugs develop a resistance. One of the reasons these bugs have become so strong, despite the ubiquitous hand sanitizer dispensers in hospitals, supermarkets etc, is it is the same strength over and over again. My wife Kathy, a nurse and Certified Clinical Aromatherapist/ Instructor has lectured for years on this very subject.