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Drug-Resistant Superbugs Are a 'Fundamental Threat', WHO Says

The world is awakening to the grave danger posed by the overuse of antibiotics. MRSA is only the most well-known of dozens of superbugs that the CDC identified in 2013. Rather than addressing the underlying cause of the problem, the reckless misuse of antibiotics, scientists scramble to forge new weapons for their disease fighting arsenal. Unfortunately, humanity cannot develop treatments as quickly as bacteria can evolve.

A recent NBC report featured troubling comments from the UN's World Health Organization (WHO). "Antimicrobial resistance poses a fundamental threat to human health, development and security," said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO director general. It is an issue of nearly unprecedented importance and this was "only the fourth time a health issue has been taken up by the U.N. General Assembly." This does not overstate the case. According to the Center for Disease Control "in the U.S. alone, more than two million people are infected by drug-resistant germs each year, and 23,000 die of their infections. Globally, these antibiotic-resistant microbes kill 700,000 people a year."

The allopathic model of medicine is broken but CAFOs are in large part responsible for the spread of antibiotic resistant superbugs. A return to biodynamic farming and limiting the use of antibiotics in livestock would totally overhaul our broken food system. Natural remedies must be embraced as well. Mother Nature has provided a cornucopia of botanicals with inherent antibiotic and antimicrobial activity. Manuka honey has been found to effectively treat herpes and can also eradicate more than 250 clinical strains of bacteria, including some resistant MRSA varieties.
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