Quotes on Antibiotics, Hospitals, Doctors, and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria or “Superbugs”

Friday, March 27, 2009 14:36

The medical culture today is one of crazy antibiotic overuse. Many doctors everywhere are prescribing antibiotics for all sorts of ailments, even those for which antibiotics will obviously not work, such as viral infections. What’s worse, patients are requesting them, too.

Did you know that hospitals and the conventional medical system is one of the number killers, if not the top killer, of our time? The number of people who are hurt or killed each year because of botched hospital procedures, surgical mistakes, drug adverse reactions, misdiagnoses, drug overdoses, mistaken drug administrations, hospital infections, etc, is said to be a six figure sum. It’s staggering.

A big reason for this is antibiotic overuse and abuse, which has led to the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria, or “superbugs”. These bugs claim the lives of thousands of immunity-compromised hospital patients.

On this page, a collection of quotes from various authors and books, on the subjects of doctors and superbugs, is presented.

Want to be healthy? Other than in the case of emergency situations (run down by a bus, stabbed by a knife, etc), stay away from medical doctors and hospitals – that’s your best bet.

Authors’ Quotes on Superbugs and Doctors
See below for the source of this compilation.

Superbugs are not caped, crime-fighting bacteria found in comic books. They are antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are causing havoc in today’s medical system. Why? Because antibiotics cannot kill these superbugs. Antibiotic-resistant infections kill as many as 8,000 patients each year in Canada and cost the health-care system at least $100 million annually.
- Probiotic Rescue: How You can use Probiotics to Fight Cholesterol, Cancer, Superbugs, Digestive Complaints and More by Allison Tannis

The bugs that were “successfully” subdued with antibiotics for decades are now taking revenge by producing what is known as “antibiotic-resistant organisms,” that is, superbugs that defy antibiotic treatment. Some 90,000 Americans suffer potentially deadly infections each year from a drug-resistant “staph superbug.” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more people now die from these superbugs than from AIDS diseases. Recent nationwide outbreaks of infections caused by superbugs killed teenagers in U.S.
- Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation: Unleash The Natural Healing Power That Lies Dormant Within You by Andreas Moritz

Probiotics have antimicrobial activity, which means they can prevent the infection and growth of bad microbes, including superbugs, in the body. Some experts hypothesize that probiotic therapy can help in the prevention or treatment of superbug infections. Decades ago, a strain of Staphylococci (Staph) emerged in hospitals, which was resistant to the broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat it. Called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), it was one of the first germs to outwit most drugs. This infection can be fatal.
- Probiotic Rescue: How You can use Probiotics to Fight Cholesterol, Cancer, Superbugs, Digestive Complaints and More by Allison Tannis

Except for the sterile environment of surgery theatres, the superbugs can be found riding on dust particles of the heating and air-conditioning systems, in bathrooms and toilets, and even in the food. They account for most of the deaths in hospitals today. The superbugs “choose” those patients whose immune systems have already been impaired through sickness, injury, surgery, and/or previous encounters with antibiotics. In healthy people with a strong immune system, these bugs can live on their skin or in their noses without infecting them.
- Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation: Unleash The Natural Healing Power That Lies Dormant Within You by Andreas Moritz

The more antibiotics Iowans used, the faster these drug-resistant superbugs spread. Iowa’s children were among the most vulnerable to these drug-resistant germs because doctors regularly gave them antibiotics. Physicians had shown no hesitation in giving these drugs even to infants. One study of Iowa children found that 75 percent had been given an antibiotic by the time of their first birthday, and 91 percent had received such a prescription by age two and a half.
- Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs by Melody Petersen

In this way, bacteria become supergerms or superbugs, capable of evading any attack by drugs. They lurk particularly in places where antibiotics are most often used, i.e. Hospitals and nursing homes. According to recent research findings, five to ten percent of all people checking into hospitals today are going to get infected as a result of antibiotic-resistant bacteria lodging within these buildings.
- Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation: Unleash The Natural Healing Power That Lies Dormant Within You by Andreas Moritz

The widespread use and abuse of antibiotics is becoming increasingly alarming, not only because of the chronic candidiasis epidemic, but also due to the development of “superbugs” that are resistant to currently available antibiotics. According to many experts, as well as the World Health Organization, we are coming dangerously close to arriving at a “postantibiotic era,” in which many infectious diseases will once again become almost impossible to treat.
- Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Revised Second Edition by Michael T. Murray, N.D., Joseph E. Pizzorno, N.D.

If you do develop a UTI, be wary of using prescription antibiotics, which can cause yeast infections or new infections with antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Instead of relying on pharmaceuticals, treat UTIs naturally with cranberry juice and the widely available supplement pulsatilla extract. Be sure to watch your symptoms, if the UTI has already progressed too far you may require conventional intervention to prevent more serious complications to your organs.
- Natural Health Solutions by Mike Adams

In fact, antibiotics are a major cause of recurrent infections, and our overuse of them is breeding highly resistant strains of “superbugs” that are immune to all known types of antibiotics. To add insult to injury, we have lost the war on infectious diseases, even with all these antibiotics and better hygiene. According to a recent press conference held by the American Medical Association, infectious diseases have reemerged as a serious health threat. Just in the past decade, death from infectious diseases has risen a stunning 58 percent worldwide.
- Bottom Line’s Prescription Alternatives by Earl L. Mindell, RPh, PhD with Virginia Hopkins, MA

Children infected with bacteria that resist antibiotics (sometimes called “superbugs”) often need to be treated longer and with more expensive antibiotics — sometimes these children need to be hospitalized to receive antibiotics intravenously. Worse, every year in the United States children die from bacteria that are resistant to all known antibiotics. Although antibiotics were first used only fifty years ago, we have already taken our first steps into an era where antibiotics may be useless.
- Breaking the Antibiotic Habit: A Parent’s Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throats by Paul A. Offit, M.D.m Bonnie Fass-Offit, M.D. and Louis M. Bell, M.D.

The increased prevalence of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” combined with the greater susceptibility to infection caused by their overuse can be a fearsome combination, especially for children. In January 1996, a Georgetown University School of Medicine study showed that kids taking a broad-spectrum antibiotic to prevent ear infection had a 100 percent chance of succumbing to a “superbug” — a fivefold increase in risk. When antibiotic treatment fails, many doctors turn not to natural remedies but to a more invasive treatment: inserting ear tubes to drain the ear or equalize pressure.
- Herbal Defense by Robyn Landis

Hospitals breed antibiotic-resistant superbugs that pose a real danger to patients and the public alike. Hospitals are places where medical errors are rampant; people are given the wrong drugs at the wrong doses, or undergo the wrong medical procedures with horrifying frequency. Sometimes people even have the wrong limbs operated on or amputated, waking up wondering, “Where is my good arm?” There are literally hundreds of thousands of medical mistakes that injure, and even kill, patients in America each and every year.
- Spam Filters for Your Brain by Mike Adams

Autopsies revealed that many of the patients who died from an “AIDS” disease had never actually been infected with HIV but were killed by antibiotic-resistant superbugs. These bugs cause similar symptoms to the ones considered AIDS diseases. It is difficult to determine how many millions of AIDS victims are actually victims of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation: Unleash The Natural Healing Power That Lies Dormant Within You by Andreas Moritz

In fact, antibiotics are a major cause of recurrent infections, and our overuse of them is breeding highly resistant strains of “superbugs” that are immune to all known types of antibiotics. To add insult to injury, we have lost the war on infectious diseases, even with all these antibiotics and better hygiene. According to a recent press conference held by the American Medical Association, infectious diseases have reemerged as a serious health threat. Just in the past decade, death from infectious diseases has risen a stunning 58 percent worldwide.
- Prescription Alternatives, Third Edition: Hundreds of Safe, Natural Prescription-Free Remedies to Restore and Maintain Your Health by Earl L. Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D.

Source: NaturalNews.com

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One Response to “Quotes on Antibiotics, Hospitals, Doctors, and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria or “Superbugs””

  1. Dr Kadiyali M Srivatsa says:

    March 28th, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Its not war, terrorist, credit crunch or the global warming that threaten our existence, but relatively a harmless bacteria that we carry in our hands and body. These single cell organisms have now suddenly becomes a dangerous predator, immune to antibiotics, chemical wash, antiseptic and antibacterial lotions. They are educating other bacteria to develop resistance. By killing friendly bacteria, using indiscriminate use of antibiotics and antiseptics will make room for bad bacteria to grow and survive.
    We are now seeing more than ten bacteria “Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella species, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter species, Streptococcus Pneumococcus, Meningococcal Infections, Gonococcus and Tuberculosis” rapidly spreading.
    This may sounds like a B-movie on the Sci-Fi Channel, but the CA-MRSA scare is all too real – this proved just how vulnerable we are despite all our scientific know-how and advances in medicine. Bacteria, living organism made of one cell has mastered gene manipulation, enzyme technology, personal defence and technology transfer.
    All invasive practical procedures, operations, plastic surgery, transplant surgery, hip or knee replacement, open-heart surgery will soon come to a grinding halt. The very technology we have created to help us live more comfortable and, yes, often-healthier lives will turn around and bite us-hard.

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