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February 02, 2014
The threat of Antibiotic Resistance is real. The "clear and present" danger now threatens the health of anyone who buys food. MRSA bacteria can be found in the meat case in supermarkets all across the country, fact! After reading this report; Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013 from the Center for Disease Control in Washington, I'll forever look at my essential oils differently. Yes, I'm hugging my anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-fungal essential oils and feeling very grateful that I know how to use them. When you walk into your local grocery and consider buying meat, remember this fact... "80 percent of the antibiotics used in the United States are fed to livestock. Theirs is a diet laced with low “subtherapeutic” doses of antibiotics, not to cure illness but to make the animals grow faster and survive cramped living conditions. The low doses kill many bacteria, but some develop mutations that make them immune to the same drugs that once destroyed them." From the article: What's Causing the Rise in Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. What can you do about this? Buy only organic, grass fed meats, it's time to know where your food comes from. No longer can we trust blindly that our health is a concern, this is our responsibility now.
Antibiotic resistance can happen anywhere. Data shows that most happen in the general community; however, most all deaths related to antibiotic resistance happen in health care settings like hospitals and nursing homes. According to the CDC report, "bacteria will inevitably find ways of resisting the antibiotics we develop, which is why aggressive action is needed now to keep new resistance from developing and to prevent the resistance that already exists from spreading." While antibiotics changed the face of medicine, saving many lives since the 1940s, overuse and irresponsible agricultural use has crippled their effectiveness. Unless monstrous efforts are made and more sophisticated antibiotics are developed, the situation is bleak. This is where I shout from the rooftops (my blog) "learn about natural alternatives" please, please please! Not only can pure essential oils outsmart "superbugs" with their complex chemistry, the compounds of an essential oil are so special, scientists have never been able to replicate them, much to their chagrin. Nature holds all the answers and always has, I'm convinced of it.
The way healthcare is changing we'd be smart to acquaint ourselves with "old medicine" like essential oils. Pure essential oils with anti-viral properties like Oregano can enter the bloodstream, penetrate the cell membrane and attack the virus, this is scientific fact. Synthetic pharmaceutical antibiotics are unable to do this. Pure essential oils do not kill the good bacteria that protect our bodies from infection as pharmaceuticals do. In my opinion we're very fortunate in this day and age to have the accessibility of powerful essential oils available to us without having to forage in the forest. I so love my clean blue glass EO bottles delivered to my doorstep, I'll always be grateful for this convenience while it lasts. I hope your eyes have been opened to the tenuous situation we find ourselves in. As I said before, it's now up to us to fight for the health of our families. This will include research on your part but as always, I'm here to help however I can. Learn how to use pure essential oils in times of peace and health so you're well poised to lean on your knowledge should the situation worsen. Choose clean, organic food. Make a statement and take a stand every time you buy food for your family. I love this comment from a Mom who lost her 18 month old son to MRSA:
“When I shop for food, I always try to remember what one consumer advocate in Washington told me,” Macario said. “Congress and big agricultural interests are scared to death of moms.”
May 10, 2017
Ruth, I have NUMEROUS blog posts about antibiotic protocols, using Oregano and other . Click on Remedies and then Wellness, also…Cold & Flu :) In the meantime, pure Oregano EO from Spark Naturals can be taken internally or applied topically. Word of caution, Oregano is a hot oil, always dilute it with a carrier oil when applying topically.
That’s why I joined the food co-op here. Plus no gmo’s. I also buy from our local farmers market. And I love my EO’s! Thanks for all the information you’ve shared!
How are you using the Oregano oil? Topically, internally?
My 6 year old daughter is a chronic sinus infection sufferer…how do you recommend I used oregano for her (since I am fairly certain she won’t swallow a capsule)? I am already using the cold/flu bomb on her feet 3x a day and adding 1 drop of Oregano to my diffuser…any other suggestions?
Thanks Claudia for this info. I get sinus infections each winter and this will help!
For many years I was plagued with sinus infections. Finally, I discovered oregano oil in capsule form. I use Source Naturals Wellness oil of oregano. That was three years ago and I have not had ANY infections. For about a year I took it daily in the winter and a couple times a week the rest of the year. When I feel a cold coming on, I take 2 or 3 a day for a day or two. Works every time. Love your blog, by the way.
Thanks for all the great information, my husband has had MRSA twice and has to be very careful of contracting it again. Also love the new look on your blog :)
Yesterday I sent out emails trying to find a place to buy 1/2 of a steroid & antibiotic free, grass fed cow.
Also- TRY having her swallow them. Coat it in Nutella or butter and sugar , or even plain. You can try w tic tacs first. My son has been swallowing pills since he was 3 bc I made it very official business (whatever makes him feel BIG, lol). For when he swallows huge adult probiotics, I found a spray- DELICIOUS spray- that makes the throat and pill slippery!!!! I got it at CVS on an end aisle. The reason I am pushing the issue here is bc my son has made HUGE strides w his chronic sinusitis and ears/ bronchitis etc… by taking ON GUARD’s teensy tiny beadlets (DoTerras version of the oregano blend, I think). :) Good Luck Mama! I LOVE to hear how other kids use it bc I’m so new to EOs. Oh, PS- My Husb, 6 yo son, and myself have cured a sinus infection or 4 recently by using “Breathe” blend on the outside of face over sinus. I’m NOT trying to push doterra, it’s just all I know so far… I did order from spark and was extremely impressed!!!!
Erin- did you just make the oregano caps yourself? How many times and how often til u saw results? Thanks- I’m pretty new and still trying to figure out different concoctions for myself! From capsules to rollerballs w EO, I never know how to figure out how much to use!!!
THANKYOU!!! As a nurse I have been passionate about resistance for a long time! Now, having a son with Cystic Fibrosis, the issue is WAY closer to my heart. Thank God I’ve gotten us on the EO bandwagon and it’s helping his CF , chronic sinus infections and severe asthma! BUT- the main reason I write is that everyday, we’ll meaning citizens like me and you, WE FLUSH ANTIBIOTICS DOWN THE SINK EVERYDAY!!!!! How, you ask? Companies started adding Triclosan to products and selling them. Well, people unknowingly buy these products in TOOTHPASTE, hand soap, dish soap, everything. And it literally goes down the drain and begins to mutate w our discarded bacteria, becoming THE SUPERBUG!!! People are OVERDOING it! Your hands, floors, dishes, teeth will be MUCH cleaner w regular ol’ (preferably homemade EO, wink, wink) soaps!!!! Look on the back of EVERY product you have and plan to buy- Triclosan will be in the ACTIVE ingredient list toward the top! I do use quite a bit of hand sanitizer in my life, dousing my family ANY time we leave the house. BUT ONLY USE HAND SANITIZERS WITHOUT TRICLOSAN! Alcohol and EOs (awesomely and VERY effectively used as hand sanitizers) work against germs by bursting or ruining their cell membranes- therefore they cannot reproduce. I’m so sorry for the rant, but since my baby’s life depends on these antibiotics (and OUR RESPONSIBLE use of them) I will rant to anyone who will listen. The FDA is also researching this (but I have been ranting about it for ten years as my husband will reluctantly attest to! LOL). Phew- now I need to go take a huge whiff of my lavender Serenity…. :)
After two rounds of heavy duty antibiotics and no relief or improvement for an infected (and incredibly painful) sebaceous cyst, I decided to research other options. A blend of melaleuca and lavender in a carrier oil with a hot compress, along with some menuka honey helped a lot, but when I added oregano oil capsules, it completed eradicated the infection (and the pain, woo hoo!).
Leah, keep up what you’re doing and here’s another suggestion: Add 3 drops each Oregano, Peppermint, Melaleuca and Lemon to a mug of steaming water – see if you can teach her to cup her hands over the mug and inhale deeply through her nose several times. This protocol has helped many sinus sufferers get relief from infection. You’ll need to be careful to watch that she doesn’t spill the hot water on herself! Next use this water in the diffuser so the oils don’t go to waste :)
Ohhhh Oregano would be so hot on your lips as you sip it. I wouldn’t recommend it!
Can you have the oregano as a tea just like you would with the lemon essential oil?
I get mine from Spark Naturals. This page has a couple of different roller bottles and other EO accessories: http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/accessories.html?affiliates=6
where do you order your roller bottles from
Check the Weston A Price foundation website to see where to find beef in your area
My family gets colds often. I am fortunate enough, knock on wood, to only get one or two colds a year. I have been taking organic oregano oil when I start to feel like I am getting sick and I don’t get sick! I can’t find an oregano eo’s locally so I get some that is dilluted in olive oil from a local Costco and I keep a bottle in my trave bag, purse, car and house! It is spicy but I got used to it. I also used it when I had a small infection in my gums and it got rid of it quick!
Could you put the Oregano oil in a shot glass with some water and take it that way?
Amen sister!!! :)
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