Bring Me Your Germs!
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's 'Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report' (which sounds like a fun read), gonorrhea is starting to become untreatable with any antibiotics. We're currently experiencing a tuberculosis outbreak right here in Canada, which is also becoming resistant to antibiotics. " A high percentage of hospital-acquired infections are caused by highly resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci" (per link below).
What can you do? The less antibiotics we all take, the less resistance will develop. Consider seeing a naturopathic doctor if you're sick. If you're seeing your medical doctor for an infection, ask them if it is appropriate to try a naturopathic approach for a few days first. If you're seeing your naturopathic doctor, we'll let you know if an infection is best treated with antibiotics, because sometimes they are the best choice. Naturopathic treatment options can be extremely effective without altering the flora of your body in a way that can lead to subsequent yeast infections, digestive upset, side effects, etc. Botanical antimicrobials don't tend to develop resistance in bacteria the way pharmaceuticals do, and they naturally incorporate symptom relief. Also, naturopathic treatments are ideal for viral infections! It's amazing stuff!
Dr. Dielle Raymond, ND