Tuesday, February 5, 2008
People are dying from MRSA bacteria as the result of the overuse of antibiotics and antibacterial agents in soap, detergents and toothpaste. Up to 18,000 such deaths are recorded each year in the US alone, in addition to the numbers of people who become seriously ill from the bug.
Antibacterial soap has also been linked to cancer, upsets hormones including thyroid, and contaminates breast milk.
Some 72% of all liquid soap sold in the United States now contains antibacterial ingredients, as do many toothpastes.
People who use antibacterial soaps and cleansers develop bacterial-born illnesses just as often as people who use products that do not contain antibacterial ingredients.
The video at the end of this post mentions that it is natural for certain bacteria to be on our skin. Unlike what we’ve been taught, bacteria is not our enemy. Children exposed to bacteria in early childhood actually have stronger immune systems.
Bacteria only becomes uncontrollable when our immune systems are suppressed by a lack of nutrition, stress, too little sleep and of course prescription drugs, which purposely suppress immunity.
Over 95% of the time that antibiotics are prescribed it is for viruses such as colds and flu, despite the fact that this is futile – but it is big business.
Bacteria fights back against attacks from antibiotics and antibacterial agents found in household products, and the result is “super bugs.”
The best way to stay healthy is to eat healthy and take high quality nutritional supplements. Get enough sleep, sunshine, and eliminate stress as much as possible.
Antibacterial soaps bring in $16 billion per year for their makers, despite the fact that they don’t work and are dangerous.
This MSNBC report exposes the death of a teenage boy due to MRSA and talks about the growing threat. They fail however to mention the connection to antibiotics and antibacterial agents in household products. This is certainly due to corporate politics. They go so far as to say, “No one knows why this is happening.”