What is MRSA? The technical name is Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. What we want to do is become aware of why it is dangerous, what is not working to kill it, and how it can be killed naturally.
What this name means is a strain of the Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotic Methicillin. This is an understatement. Several antibiotics have lost their ability to kill this bug. A few antibiotics such as Bactrim and vancomycin can kill MRSA, at least until it mutates into a resistant form. This bacteria is serious. It can infect bones and other deep tissues to the point of causing death. According to the Center for Disease Control, the number of deaths from MRSA was 17,260 in 2005. Pictures of the sores caused by this stuff are not for the faint-of-heart. Some say it is flesh eating. If you are a sufferer you are most likely feeling pretty panicky about it. Dr. Oz believed it serious enough to report on the Oprah show back in 2009. Even if you are not a sufferer, you may be a carrier it has been estimated that up to 30% of the population have MRSA on their skin or in their nasal passages but remain uninfected. It does not infect everyone.
Why does it not affect everyone who comes into to contact with the bacteria? Not all immune systems function equally and not all bodies have a healthy colonization of microbes. These may seem like far-out ideas to some, but even Louis Pasteur stated that the terrain of the body is more important than the germ in disease. This leads us to our next topic: How would a vitalist treat MRSA naturally?
Because not all people have optimal immune systems and because not all people have optimal colonization of microbes living on their bodies we have clues about treatment. As a natural healer, I have been educated to understand that we must use everything at our disposal to overcome disease, including: nutrition, lifestyle, and herbal aids. Nutrition means, for me, the Mucusless diet. This includes fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and grains with a little fish and fowl thrown in during the week. No dairy, one gallon of distilled water, and no processed flour or sugar products are other important facets of this regimen. A raw food diet would definitely be acceptable in this framework as long as the dairy and water rules are followed. If the foods are heated it should be low heat – 212 degrees Fahrenheit or less. Low heated or raw foods contain the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional factors that our bodies need. Excessive heat will ruin the food nutritionally. Good lifestyle is also vital. This means adequate rest and exercise with some doses of fresh air and sunshine thrown in. Also vital is good hygiene. This simply means to keep clean and wash hands frequently. These procedures are vital to protect those of us whose immune systems are not up to par.
Garlic is a super antibiotic for this infection. Recently, I was working with a relative to fight this horrendous infection. In this case the disfiguring skin lesions were just heart-breaking. My relative never really felt well for months. After being treated unsuccessfully with antibiotics she finally asked for my help. What a mess! She had an immune system that was functioning poorly, bad nutritional habits, and stressful lifestyle against her. We did address all of these factors but still had a raging systemic MRSA infection with which to deal. It came down to garlic: 4 cloves taken four times daily. Pungent! I tried this and could not keep it down. A friend gave me her formula: mash 2 bananas, 2 TBSP of raw mayo (homemade), and 4 – 6 cloves of minced garlic together and take it. Something in this recipe made it possible for the garlic to be tolerated by the stoma
I warn you: this remedy must be accompanied by the nutrition and lifestyle regimens or it may not work. We must be as aggressive as the disease or the disease will win.