MRSA is often described as a contagious, potentially
lethal bacterial infection that's difficult to eliminate because it's resistant to
antibiotics. But the problem is that doctors are trying to use antibiotics to fight the
disease - and antibiotics are immune destroying drugs that pathogens are known to develop
resistance against. In addition, doctors are neglecting to use natural antibiotic
substances that germs, pathogens and bacteria don't develop resistance to - and that don't
fundamentally destroy our first line of immune defense. Coconut oil is one such solution
and for a MRSA sufferer, it can be used both internally and externally.
Taken internally, coconut oil is a renowned and powerful antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial agent. With time, its disease-fighting lipid compounds build in the body and provide on-going protection for numerous problems. Of course, coconut oil also helps eliminate immediate pathogenic problems. Staphylococcus aureus, the pathogen with MRSA, is among the many bacteria and viruses that coconut oil has been shown to inactivate. A therapeutic dose of coconut oil is generally 3 to 4 tablespoons each day.
Coconut oil also helps the body detoxify itself. This is important because MRSA not only affects the skin, but it also poisons the blood. In fact, MRSA has been found to cause almost 40 percent of all of the blood poisoning cases in the U.K. And when your blood is being poisoned, the only logical solution is to help your body remove those poisons.
Externally, coconut oil can be used as skin lotion which creates a protective barrier on the skin. Because of this barrier and the fact that your skin will have now protective antibacterial compounds in it, using coconut oil externally regularly before entering a hospital or coming in contact with an infected person may prevent you from catching the disease.
Coconut oil acts with compounds on our skin to create an acidic surface that is inhospitable to pathogens. When this barrier is in place, very few pathogens are found on our skin. Our bodies have this acidic barrier naturally, but soap frequently washes it away. This leaves us open to problems that enter the body through the skin - including MRSA. For this reason, it's best to use coconut oil on the skin immediately after bathing to restore this protective barrier quickly.
For extra MRSA fighting power, the natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent tea tree oil can be added to coconut oil before applying it to the skin. Tea tree oil has been shown in studies to be effective against the disease, and coconut oil will help draw the tea tree oil into the body as well.
Most doctors don't know what they're doing to the long-term immune health of patients by giving them antibiotics, but it's right in the Merck Manual that antibiotics destroy our healthy bacteria. And because our healthy bacteria are our first line of immune defense against unhealthy bacteria and other pathogens, it's ridiculous that drugs that destroy them are given to patients - and particularly to those with major bacterial problems to begin with. by (Natural News, 2.11.2010, Kim Evans, citizen journalist, See all articles by this author, Email this author) http://www.naturalnews.com/z028139_coconut_oil_MRSA.html
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