Bad water in First Nations leads to high rate of invasive infection, doctor says

Three and a half year-old Hailey Sakanee takes a sip of water. Her community, Neskantaga First Nation, has been under a water advisory for two decades. (CBC)

Three and a half year-old Hailey Sakanee takes a sip of water. Her community, Neskantaga First Nation, has been under a water advisory for two decades. (CBC)

‘Poverty kills,’ says Dr. Mike Kirlew, who studied invasive MRSA infections north of Sioux Lookout

By Jody Porter, CBC News, Oct 26, 2015

Bad water and inadequate housing is leading to a “dramatic increase in invasive disease” in First Nations north of Sioux Lookout, Ont., according to research published in the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine.

Northwestern Ontario, home to 10 remote First Nations that haven’t had safe tap water in more than a decade, is seeing one of the highest rates of community-associated MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in Canada, the study said.

The infection which typically causes boils or abscesses is taking a more invasive form in the remote First Nations that were studied, leading to 23 cases of sepsis and pneumonia during a two-year period. The rate of infection is approximately 20 times higher than the city of Calgary, which was subject to a similar study.

The Chief of Neskantaga First Nation says the majority of children on his reserve have sores like these on their bodies. Chief Wayne Moonias says with limited access to doctors and nurses it is impossible to know if the sores are caused by contaminated water or other third world living conditions in the community. (submitted to CBC News)

The Chief of Neskantaga First Nation says the majority of children on his reserve have sores like these on their bodies. Chief Wayne Moonias says with limited access to doctors and nurses it is impossible to know if the sores are caused by contaminated water or other third world living conditions in the community. (submitted to CBC News)

“Poverty kills,” said Dr. Mike Kirlew, a doctor who works in Sioux Lookout and serves remote First Nations in northern Ontario.

“This is a bug that takes advantage of the overcrowded housing, the lack of clean water and the inferior health care delivery,” Kirlew said. “It’s a recipe for disaster.”

People who live in close conditions without safe running water for cleaning are more likely to have bacteria on their skin that becomes an invasive infection, he said.

Once the infection breaks the skin and gets into the blood it can affect the lungs, liver, heart and bones.

Community associated MRSA is different than the so-called hospital super bug.

“I would call it a bug with a resistance pattern that makes it difficult to treat,” Kirlew said.

Even drastic intervention with antibiotics wouldn’t make as much difference in the infection rate as “giving the community safe running water,” he said.

Kirlew also worked on recently published research showing the rate of rheumatic fever in the same remote First Nations is 75 times higher than the rest of Canada.

“These are medical conditions that have socio-economic causes,” he said.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation, the political treaty organization that represents the First Nations in the study, said on Monday the research shows there is a health crisis in the communities that requires immediate solutions.

“Such high rates of infectious diseases are a shocking indictment of a broken health care system,” said Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose. “The normalization of second-class citizenship by First Nations living on-reserve is unacceptable and must be a call for action.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/bad-water-in-first-nations-leads-to-high-rate-of-invasive-infection-doctor-says-1.3286337

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  1. What is needed is to tilt the of acidity scale to the alkaline scale and keep it tilted in the right direction until his killer T cells can not only destroy the bacteria, but be strong enough to keep it away in the future.
    That’s why doctors say, “if you have MRSA once you will always have it.” I say if they would come out of the stone age and address the problem (Lactic Acid), anybody can be MRSA-free for life!
    You need to remember the reason you got MRSA. It’s because you have lived in a world of poisonous food and a severe lack of nutrition. Once you become MRSA-free, it’s your job to make up for lost nutrition. It’s a total shift in the way we see the world.
    First things first, how do you get out of Lactic Acidosis?
    The short answer is you remove hydrogen… a lot of hydrogen!
    A person with MRSA is basically a toxic hydrogen bomb. They are full of extra hydrogen or free radicals or toxins.
    So the natural remedy to this Staph infection menace is the powerful combination of BERRY NECTAR+BEE PROPOLIS+GARLIC-THYME +ECHINCAE SUPREME which we call “BBGE COMBINATION THERAPY”!

    BERRY NECTAR

    Benefits:
    · It is a general body tonic, that helps replenishes lost vital nutrients(ammino acid,vitamins,mineral e.t.c).It is an elixir of life!
    · Contains more than 200 nutritional compound
    · Detoxifies the entire body system off toxins(Lactic acid,uric acid & sepsis caused by staph aureus),protecting the cells,tissues and organs(strong antioxidant)
    · It aids rejuvenation
    · It is a natural immunomodulator and immunostimulator i.e it helps to regulate and boost the immune system
    · Natural source of energy
    · Cleanses the entire urinary tract system,prevents the Staph bacteria from adhering to bladder cells and enhances the cleaning functions of kidneys,bladder and skin
    · It is a natural source of flavonoids;oligomeric proanthocyanidins(OPC) which makes it a powerful antioxidant against the free radicals caused by Staph aureus

    DOSAGE:30ml 30min before meal 3times daily or 40ml 30 min before meal in the morning and night

    BEE PROPOLIS

    Benefits:Bee Propolis is a bee hive product.Reseach has shown its effectiveness against 15 strains of the antibiotic resistants MRSA.Propolis contains 150 complex compounds including many different bioflavonoids known for there strong anti-infectve properties.Ref:
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/2010/06/100628111840/.htm
    http://www.healthbeyondhype.com/prl/premier-research-labs-propolis-immune-vcaps-p-188.html

    • Natural and powerful antibiotic an excellent aid against Staph aureus infections
    •Also enhances the immune functions
    DOSAGE: 1 tab 2times daily 30mins before meal-Morning & Evening

    GARLIC THYME

    Benefits:
    Garlic has been used for 5,000 years medicinaly in Egypt and Romans have used it for different infections.Garlic otherwise known as Alium Sativum is a very good natural antibiotic. What causes the burning sensaton in it is called Alicin and when crushed and ingested the body mechanism turn it to Ajoene ,Garlic is anti bacteria .We humans are natural and natural therapy helps our health much better.Study has shown its effectiveness against different strains of Staphylococcus aureus.
    · Garlic-Thyme:The two powerful antioxidant;combine to create a great tool in maintaining good health.It also contains many sulphur compounds,which gives it its healing properties
    · It detoxifies the body system and fights against Staph aureus infection by enhancing immune function
    · It has been formed into a an odourless soft gel capsules thereby eliminating the odour
    DOSAGE: 1 tab 3 times daily 30mins before meal

    ECHINACEA SUPREME:

    According to herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner in his 1999 book,”Herbal Antibiotics:Natutal Alternatives for Treating Drug Resistant Bacteria”Echinacea species are perennial praire herbs native to North America which has long history of its effectiveness against Staph aureus due to its ability to stimulate white blood cells of the immune system.
    Benefits:It helps to support immune function;thereby preventing any infection of the immune system.It is stongly antibacterial
    Ref:http://www.livestrong.com/article/253880-home-remedies-for-staph-infections

    DOSAGE: 1 tab 2 times daily 30mins before meal-Morning & Evening
    How Do You Know If MRSA is Gone?
    The problem is that MRSA blood tests are not accurate. The best time to take a blood sample to test for MRSA is when the patient is near or in sepsis.
    What I’m saying is, it’s frustrating. If you want to know if you are 100% MRSA-free you can take a blood test, but it will probably come back negative because MRSA is hard to detect in the blood.
    It has been found out that most of our people with Staph infection can rid themselves of MRSA within 60-90 days of taking the combination of the ”BBGE Combination Therapy”. Not because they had a blood test to tell them but they know because of how they feel. They know because they feel fantastic and know they will never allow themselves to get back to where they were before they got MRSA the first time.
    Some take more time, some take less. The trick is to build up your energy and immune system to better than it was before the infection took hold!.

    HOW TO ORDER FOR BBGE THERAPY:
    The total BBGE Combination Therapy comprises of:
    3 BERRY NECTAR:3,000 ml which is needed to last for 30 days.Price:-N11,400. (60USD).
    BEE PROPOLIS:60 Capsules is needed for 30 days.Price:-N4,950. (26USD).
    GARLIC-THYME:100 Capsule is needed for 30 days.Price:-N3,650(19.4USD).
    ECHINACEA SUPREME:60 Capsule is needed for 30 days.Price:-N3,500(17USD). Total Price is N23,500 (122.07 USD).
    For those interested in ordering for the BBGE Therapy from any part of the country(Nigeria) pay the total sum of N23,500 with courier charge of N2,000 for home delivery totaling N25,500 to:
    TREAT IT NATURALLY PH PH PH

  2. Apple Cider Vinegar

    A mixture can be prepared by adding apple cider vinegar (1/4th cup) and honey (4 – 5 teaspoons) in water (2 cups) and consumed 2 to 3 times in a day to treat staph infection.An individual can create a solution by mixing apple cider vinegar with baking soda and apply this solution with the help of a cotton swab on the affected area to deal with the problem of staph infection.
    Apple Cider Vinegar

    A mixture can be prepared by adding apple cider vinegar (1/4th cup) and honey (4 – 5 teaspoons) in water (2 cups) and consumed 2 to 3 times in a day to treat staph infection.An individual can create a solution by mixing apple cider vinegar with baking soda and apply this solution with the help of a cotton swab on the affected area to deal with the problem of staph infection.

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    10 Herbal Remedies for Staph Infection
    Effective Drugs And Medications For Treating Staph Infection
    Turmeric

    An individual can create a tonic by boiling turmeric powder (4 teaspoons), black pepper powder (1 teaspoon), coconut oil (1 teaspoon) and lemon juice (1 teaspoon) in water and consume this tonic several times in a day to cure staph infection. Turmeric powder can also be applied on the affected area to reduce the staph infection.
    An individual can apply a mixture created with the use of tea tree oil (1 tablespoon) and honey (2 teaspoons) on the affected area and cover it with a cloth bandage to treat staph infection. It is important to change the bandage after every 3 to 4 hours to prevent the growth of staph infection.

    http://www.searchhomeremedy.com/home-remedies-for-staph-infection/

    So many options natural always works best x

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