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Re: today....Judy---

Both actually. You can cause resistance in your own population, then pass it
along to someone else through casual contact. My hand to money, a doorknob,
or shopping cart to your hand for instance. An elderly lady I knew claimed
she and her husband never got colds. Their secret: Whenever returning home,
they immediately washed their hands. Didn't take off their coats or touch
anything inside until they washed their hands. If they had been shopping,
they washed again after putting their purchases away.
Our bodies are protected by skin that is very resistant to bacteria. Mucus
membranes in the eyes mouth & other orifices is not. Most infection enter
the body through a mucus membrane. Puncture wounds are dangerous because
they carry foreign material through the skin. Immune system tends to
incapsulate stuff like that, making a warm dark moist area for bacteria to
grow ie abcess.
Some of the more toxic antibiotics can kill all of your gut's flora,
beneficial & not. When you get diarrhea from an antibiotic, that's the
cause. The good bugs are gone too. Taking a little buttermilk or yogurt a
couple of hours after a dose can repopulate with a benefical lactobacillus.
I doubt you were totally sterile inside. But there was probably very little
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 1:44 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] today....Judy---

> So Judy-
> You are saying it is within a person, rather than a NEW bacteria we have
> worry about?
> I know a few years ago when my system was whacked and I was always ill,
> gave me an orange powder to mix with water. The nastiest stuff I ever
> tasted. I didn't believe it at the time, but they claimed this was going
> remove all bacteria and fungus from my system, unfortunately good and bad
> types. I did get better a week later, but still am not buying it did that.
> Donna
> > Chris, this is a soapbox invitation I can't resist. Get ready
> > Resistant bacteria are getting more problematic each year. Part of the
> > problem is the widespread use of antibiotics! Especially with folks who
> > "save" a few pills from their prescription & self medicate the next
> > 1st course of medication leaves a few of the most resistant germs, which
> > then are the ones to multiply. When they next get a cold & take the last
> > few, they expose more bacteria to the antibiotic without killing them
> > build even more resistance in the "normal" bacteria we all host.
> > I won't get started on physicians who prescribe antibiotics for viral
> > infections, talk about malpractice.
> > Then there is a woeful lack of handwashing in the general public and
> > professions.
> > OK getting down off the box.
> > too true about the tetanus injection. That was something the ER staff
> > sure of too.
> > Judy B
> > Z 6 Idaho
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